Grand Hotel Excelsior

Location: Malta | Malta & Gozo

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

The award-winning Grand Hotel Excelsior is a luxury five-star hotel set in landscaped gardens in the heart of historic Valletta, with its many UNESCO-listed attractions right on the doorstep and lovely harbourfront views.
Perfect forEnjoying Valletta in classic style.
In the knowThe hotel sits on Valletta's waterfront and has its own small, private sandy beach, a unique attraction offering exclusive relaxation or a dip in the Mediterranean Sea in between sightseeing.

Recommended for...

  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Service & Hospitality

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Grand Hotel Excelsior has an ideal central location in Valletta, making it easy to explore the city and beyond, and looks out over Marsamxett Harbour, Manoel Island and the city’s 16th-century fortifications. The hotel is also eco-friendly and is eco-certified by the Malta Tourism Authority.

Rooms at Grand Hotel Excelsior

The rooms and suites, spread over 10 floors, are grand, stylish and spacious, with a classic style in the furniture and décor. The plush beds come with feather pillows, the mini-bars can be personalised on request, and the sleek bathrooms come with fluffy bathrobes. Most rooms have a furnished balcony or terrace to make the most of the city and sea views. 

Food & Drink

Start the morning with a delicious breakfast buffet or a private breakfast on your terrace, followed by an a la carte lunch or dinner at the Admirals Landing restaurant, which offers superb Mediterranean and international cuisine, accompanied by an extensive wine list and panoramic harbour vistas.

Another option is the Tiki bar and restaurant, which is right at the water’s edge and has a menu of pasta dishes, salads and fresh fish. Indulge in afternoon tea in the lounge, and sip cocktails in the Harbour View Bar at sunset.


Have a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools or relax on the sundeck, and treat yourself to a massage in the spa, which also has a hydrotherapy bath, a sauna and a Jacuzzi. Active types can head to the fitness centre for a workout.

Activities at Grand Hotel Excelsior

Guests can enjoy private excursions and chauffeur-driven tours, and the concierge team will help you make the most of your stay.

As well as its private beach, the hotel also has a private marina and you can get out on the water with some snorkelling, diving, water-skiing or paragliding. Golf fans can tee off at the Marsa Golf & Country Club just 4km away. Further afield, take the short ferry ride to Malta’s sister island, Gozo.

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Hotel location

The Grand Hotel Excelsior is approximately a 20-minute drive from Malta International Airport.

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