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Grand Hotel Excelsior

Malta and Gozo, Europe

Valetta isn't just Malta's capital, but a UNESCO world heritage site. It's a window on a world of history and culture, it's the ideal starting point for an idyllic and deeply satisfying holiday experience. Given all of that, why would you entrust your accommodation to anything but the best that the region has to offer?

The five star Grand Hotel Excelsior with its prestigious location (just a couple of minutes walk from the gates of Valetta) and its astonishing views across Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island is as much a draw as Valetta itself.

Experience Malta's rich cultural heritage from the exquisite Grand Hotel Excelsior:

Guests of the Grand Hotel Excelsior are treated to the best of everything: wonderfully comfortable, tastefully appointed rooms, exemplary spa and leisure facilities, and renowned cuisine at its Stellar Valletta Restaurant (one of three restaurant choices). This is, in every sense, a five-star facility.

You will find your room comfortably spacious with enough room for a king-sized bed (or twin beds). Deluxe Partial Seaview rooms and Deluxe Seafront rooms are also available at a premium, but each and every room boasts a large, well-equipped bathroom and all sorts of facilities including satellite TV with additional paid channels, as well as a mini bar, direct dial phone and tea and coffee making facilities.

Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the hotel, and reassuringly, reception is manned twenty-four hours a day. As you would expect from a hotel of this quality, nothing is too much trouble for the staff to ensure your comfortable stay. You can take your pick of the indoor and outdoor pools, we'd certainly recommend a visit to the hotel beauty centre too.

Rich in the history of Malta, Valetta is a fascinating holiday destination. And when you stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, you're perfectly placed to make the most of the experience. Revel in the trip and make the most of the magical experience.

Exclusive Car Hire Offer when you book with Mercury:

Explore more of Malta when you book with us by taking advantage of our exclusive car hire deal. For only £25 you will get the use of a category A style car for 3 days allowing you to get around the island with ease. If you want to know more, please speak to our Reservations team. Offer does not include an optional collision damage waiver which can be booked locally for €10 per day.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Sundeck
  • Health and beauty centre with gym
  • indoor pool
  • 30 berth marina
  • 3 restaurants (1 open in summer only)
  • 4 bars including a 24 x 7 Harbour View Bar#
  • Courtesy transport to Valletta City Gate+
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
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  • +Departures at 10am and 6pm
  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee
  • #(2 open in summer only)

Room Types

Deluxe Sea Front with Terrace
38m2 WiFi
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Superior Deluxe Room
35m2 WiFi
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Deluxe Sea Front Room
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Deluxe Inland Double
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Superior Deluxe Sea View Room
33m2 WiFi
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Deluxe Seaview Room
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The Local Area

EXCLUSIVE CAR HIRE OFFER - Add 3 days Car Hire for just £25! For more information please call our Reservations Team Today.

This luxurious hotel is located near to the impressive 16th Century bastions of Valletta and offers superb views across Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island. The Grand Hotel Excelsior offers standards of service and comfort that one expects from a 5-star establishment. A selection of fine restaurants give the hotel a wide reputation for its high standards of cuisine.

Trip Advisor Reviews

TripAdvisor Review


Review by RANDMB1 Weybridge, United Kingdom

As has been said before, the location is great overlooking the harbour (though a bit uphill going into town (10-15 mins) easy coming back! Nevertheless, the staff are very welcoming, polite, friendly and helpful. Hotel is spotless and covid secure. The pool area overlooking the harbour is spotless and plus to the hotels amenities...

The bar stocks most drinks etc and some snacks. The breakfast has everything anyone would want with many choices on offer. Staff are again attentive and helpful.

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A grand and excellent hotel in the heart of Valletta with an amazing pool and private beach front.

Review by B2261IJscotts London, United Kingdom

One of two five star hotels in Valletta Excelsior was a dream, they underplay a small strip of private beach on the seafront which is great for swimming. The pool is excellent and lots of space around it for lounging. The health facilities and indoor pool all make for a wonderful trip...

Well worth the stay.

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Review by T2338PVannej Brighton, United Kingdom

A wonderful hotel. Staff are so helpful no matter what the question. They couldn't try any harder to provide a 5 star service...

Rooms are impeccable. Of course covid has affected them like every other hotel but frankly I didn't notice any difference in quality. Pool area spotless with beautiful views. Have already booked to go next year.

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Stunning scenery and location.

Review by trhode194271

The hotel and staff were excellent. The hotel was clean and felt very covid safe. The staff were very helpful and always on hand to advise or help...

The location is perfect. The pool area and beach was lovely and it was fantastic to have the choice of sea or pool and being located so close to the city. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel and staff.

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Long weekend in the sun

Review by John H Northallerton

Long weekend in the sunshine. Helpful staff friendly service. Spacious comfortable room with good sized balcony...

Wide selection at breakfast each day Good pool area including pool bar
Very Covid-19 secure but some of the restaurants not open on an evening

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