Grand Hotel Excelsior in Valletta, Malta
A small island nation off the southernmost coast of Italy, Malta - with its UNESCO World Heritage Site capital city of Valletta - welcomes you with paramount luxury, at Grand Hotel Excelsior– part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Breathtaking views over Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island are just the beginning at this Grand Hotel which is surrounded by Baroque architecture, quaint cafés, and myriad historic churches and cathedrals. A robust 433 guest rooms and suites are set throughout 10 floors of the hotel, each elegantly adorned with traditional European panache and exquisite comforts. Dreamy pillow-top beds, opulent bathrooms, and plush robes envelope you in luxury, while modern technological amenities are present and ready to serve. Sip a drink from your mini bar and relax on the balcony, taking in the spectacular harbor view, and should you need for anything further - be it fresh flowers, champagne and canapés, or your favorite newspaper - Excelsior Grand Hotel's dedicated staff will do their utmost to exceed every expectation.
In the warm, sunny months, start your days by the hotel's harbor-front outdoor pool and beautiful sun deck, adjacent to its private 30-slip marina. A fully equipped fitness center and indoor pool are available for those maintaining an exercise routine, or you can opt to participate in a variety of water sports, including water skiing, boating, and scuba diving among Malta's numerous fascinating wreck sites. Escape to a sanctuary of relaxation and bliss at Le Grand Spa, there to send your senses into a world of pleasure with signature treatments from soothing facials and pampering massages, to body wraps and beauty services. Dining is equally impressive at Excelsior Grand Hotel, with splendid venues from which to choose. Offering gourmet fare ranging in style from Latin-influenced to classic Mediterranean seafood, the hotel makes your palate's pleasure of superlative importance, replete with outstanding service and incomparable settings. With the finest in so many things, Grand Hotel Excelsior is a definitively remarkable choice during your time in Malta, and allows you to experience Valletta and beyond with the very best behind you.
Location of Grand Hotel Excelsior
Nearest Airport: MLA
Amenities for Grand Hotel Excelsior
- General Information
- 433 Guest Rooms
- Non-Smoking Property
- Ecologically Sustainable Practices
- 4 Bars
- 24-Hour Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Gift Shop
- Fitness Center
- Private Beach
- Indoor Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Scuba Diving
- City Tours
- Business Center
- Historic Sites
- Art Galleries
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Grand Hotel Excelsior
I'll start with the steps - which seem a bone of contention. Yes there are 88 steps from the hotel to the roadside and yes there is a slight slope but please don't let that deter you from staying at this wonderful hotel. The steps are very pretty steps - with stopping places- and overlook beautifully cared for small garden areas. The slope up to the main roadway only takes a couple of minutes. However it need not be done at all - taxis are available from the hotel into Valletta and there is also a courtesy car leaving the hotel at 10am and again at 6pm. We only did the walk up once a day (the walk back to the hotel is no effort at all) as we walked the five minutes to the bus station (where buses are available to all parts of the island and which are very cheap) or the ten minutes into the centre of Valletta. We had a deluxe seaview room on the 8th floor and could find no fault. Towels and sheets are changed daily if required and there is a free ample supply of bottled water. The buffet breakfast consisted of every cold dish imaginable as well as cooked breakfast dishes. Pancakes, fried eggs, omelettes etc were cooked to order. The restaurant is huge and yes might be crowded at some times but we ate around the 9.15am mark and had no problem at all. Again the staff were very efficient and met our every need. The only time we ate in the hotel was on our first night when we ate in the bar area - where musical entertainment is provided every evening. The evening restaurant menu is a choice between buffet food and a la carte. There are plenty of good restaurants in Valletta (Republik St) and also down by the waterfront. The hotel boasts two outside pools -smaller children's one- with visiting ducks . No problems with sunbeds and brollies - there are plenty. There is also an indoor pool. As we were only here for a week we didn't have time for too much visiting but a trip to Mdina is certainly recommended as is a visit to the magnificent st Johns Cathedral. The historians would certainly find a visit to the Lascaris War rooms interesting but the climb down and back didn't thrill me. All in all - a wonderful hotel. One of the best and certainly deserves its five stars. Loved it and do really hope to return before long.
ramsey1980 - North of England
Helpful staff who changed my room at the back on the lower floor after I got a middle room with a view of concrete. The corner room was great with a nice view of the harbour. Nice breakfast but a little daily change would be good. Centrally located but away from the hustle and bustle.
MikeSolo - Bombay
We had a room on the 10th floor with a balcony on the opposite side to the harbour. In our experience the room was a good size and very comfortable. We also made use of the indoor and outdoor leisure facilities which are modern and spacious. The breakfast service has a wide variety of food options but you need to bear in mind that this is a large hotel and at peak times the room can be extremely busy. We used the restaurant one time in the evening and the food/service were excellent. Although this is a large hotel it is not excessively congested throughout the day. The hotel is well situated for access to Valletta and the main bus station is just a short walk with routes to all of the island's main sightseeing destinations.
AndyML63 - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
I always stay at this hotel on my annual visit to Valletta, and have stayed for 5 or 6 times now. It's very conveniently located within short walk from the beautiful World Heritage city centre (where you can find lots of bars and restaurants) and the bus terminus (from where you can travel everywhere in Malta). It also offers a gorgeous view of the harbour from the sea-view rooms and the restaurants. It's lovely waking up to the view in the morning, but what I love is the sunset over Rabat in the distance. Their outdoor swimming pool and access to the sea look beautiful but unfortunately I've never used them as I always stay there in winter. Another thing I'd like to draw attention is their personalised service despite being a large hotel. This year I stayed on my birthday (which I mentioned when I booked). Not only did I get my favourite sea-view room on the top floor but they also sent a bottle of fizzy rosÃ© in an ice pale, a basket of flowers, and a birthday cards with handwritten messages and names of individual staff. When I came back from dinner at night, I found the bed with petals and swans (see photos)! I highly recommend this hotel to everyone who visits Valletta. (It's true, though, there're steps at the entrance, so contact the hotel in advance if you have a mobility issue.)
YS-Tokyo - Cambridge, United Kingdom
We had a nice comfortable, spacious room with a lovely balcony overlooking the harbour. The only problem we experienced was noise in the evening (when we wanted an early night after our journey) from a large tour group in the lobby but the staff closed doors to the bedroom corridors which helped a lot. These doors should be kept closed. Staff very good.Bit of a scrum at breakfast possibly tour groups from cruise ships use the hotel
MLWScotland - Scotland