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Grand Hotel Excelsior

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Malta and Gozo, Europe
Valletta

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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Facilities

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

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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

Wonderful Hotel! Excellent in everyway, just book it.

Review by Looseal Manchester, United Kingdom

We stayed at this hotel as the last hotel in 3 of our trip to Malta, and I can not say anything negative. The staff are friendly and helpful, it looked magnificent in its Christmas best and everyone was doing their best with CV19 restrictions. It is wonderfully located just outside the city but close enough for a good walk back to the hotel after a wonderful dinner. We needed a room for 3 and everything was ready

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Large high end hotel close to Old Town, Valletta

Review by donaldf673 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The hotel was quiet in December but staff remain friendly and attentive. Rooms well appointed but showing their age a little. Breakfast was good quality...

View over harbour is excellent. Its about 5 minutes walk to the Old City gate. The hotel has a spa/gym/swimming pool but I didn't use as I was on business

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Can not fault

This hotel is in a brilliant location in Malta, a few minutes walk away from Valletta and the bus station is right on the door step to take you to wherever you need to go. We have been to Malta many times and this is by far the best hotel we have stayed in. The staff are very lovely and nothing was too much trouble for them, The breakfast was nice and very covid friendly. The rooms were very spacious with plenty of storage. Tea, coffee and water provided every morning. I just can't find a fault with our stay so much so we have already booked to come again next year.

TripAdvisor Review

Fab location...but a bit tired and needs a refresh

Review by lovelydubai2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Stayed here in Nov 21 - 3 adults sharing a delux room with a sea view. Pros : Impressive lobby area Large hotel room with plenty of space and storge for all our things Tea, coffee and water provided in the rooms each day Excellent service from professtional, kind and friendly staff Fantastic location - only a 7/8 min walk into Valletta and about a 10 min walk to the ferry for Silema lovely views Great pool area

Cons Hotel is tired and dated and is in desporate need of a re-fresh Gym is too hot - air conditioning did not work well and it was always too hot - even in November Ceiling above our shower had a crack and leaked water from above Sliding patio doors in room were very heavy to pull and difficult to close and lock Food was average - had an evening meal at night but nothing special Breakfast was served to you at buffet area - not a huge amount of choice - bit disappointing

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Beautiful, relaxing stay

Review by dustythoughts Manchester, Connecticut

This beautiful hotel is centrally located in the middle of Valletta, near both the harbor and public transportation, although the hotel does have its own (very small) beach. The lobby harkens back to the grand old hotels, with a fancy staircase and beautiful lighting. The staff were super friendly and helpful with whatever we needed, our room was very comfortable, if a bit dated, and there are a lot of amenities available throughout the property...

Breakfast was very good with a large variety of buffet options, and the hotel takes COVID precautions seriously. Many of the rooms have balconies, and you can see the gardens from some of the rooms. There's a large indoor pool, but we didn't try it. Please note that while you can walk from the hotel to the downtown area, there's a bit of an uphill walk, so it might be challenging for some folks.

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