Iniala Harbour House

Location: Malta | Malta & Gozo

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

Iniala Harbour House is a stylish boutique hotel occupying four Maltese townhouses as well as several ancient vaults, which have been beautifully restored to offer modern luxury while retaining plenty of historic charm, such as its painted cupola ceiling, Maltese staircase and exposed stone walls. There's also Michelin-starred dining on offer at the fabulous rooftop restaurant.
Perfect forThose looking for a hip Maltese bolthole that effortlessly combines centuries of history with 21st-century luxury, in the heart of Valletta.
In the knowThe interiors of this sleek, design-led hotel have been created by three world-class design studios from Malta and across Europe.

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • Setting & Views
  • History & Heritage
  • Cultural Immersion

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Iniala Harbour House has a perfect central location on the historic St Barbara Bastions in Valletta, with the East Street on one side and the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities on the other.

Rooms at Iniala Harbour House

The rooms and suites feature a minimalist style with touches of extravagance, with eye-catching antique-style murals of Valletta’s landscapes covering the walls, custom-made lighting and furniture and deluxe fabrics, including patterned armchairs. The bathrooms are simply gorgeous, as are the views over Valletta and the harbour. The wood-clad two-bedroom suites come with a full kitchen and dining table, while some suites have their own plunge pool - the stunning stone-clad penthouse suite has a terrace and pool overlooking the Three Cities.

Apart from the main hotel, there is also the Hideaway retreat, which is separate to the main hotel but guests have access to all the hotel's facilities - you can even have breakfast brought to your room. The Hideaway has four bedrooms in a classic, contemporary style, including a rooftop suite with a plunge pool.

Food & Drink

The executive chef at Iniala is one of Malta's top chefs, and is renowned for creating innovative dishes by fusing Maltese traditions with fresh ideas. Enjoy Michelin-starred cuisine at ION - The Harbour, the hotel's impressive rooftop restaurant, which connects the adjoining townhouses and has spectacular views of the Grand Harbour, including global brunches and signature fine dining experiences in the evenings.

There is also an exclusive bar for guests and members only, for decadent drinks after a day sightseeing in Valletta.


The basement vault has been transformed into a subterranean gym and spa, with a heated indoor pool, a yoga room, a Jacuzzi and a floating mezzanine floor - ideal for some supreme relaxation.

Activities at Iniala Harbour House

Each room includes an 'experience-ometer' which offers guests unique guides to discovering hidden spots of the city, and the knowledgeable staff will also help you make the most of your stay.

On signature Iniala experiences, soak up centuries of history in this fascinating city and see a different side of it on a private tour of underground Valletta. Indulge in food tastings, or tour the National Library’s age-old treasures or gallery masterpieces with curators. Enjoy yacht trips to secret coves and remote bays and sunset cruises, and go scuba diving in some unique diving spots.

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Hotel location

Iniala Harbour House is a 20-minute drive from Malta airport.

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