A selection of the best luxury hotels in Malta. A selection by Laura Becker
Domus Zamittello, a 17th century palazzo in Valletta, provides luxury accommodation with an à la carte breakfast cooked fresh to order. It is conveniently located near Upper Barrakka Gardens, Manoel Theatre, Casa Rocca Piccola, National Museum of Archaeology, and Malta International Airport, all within a 3-minute to 6 km radius. Guests can also take advantage of the 24-hour front desk for helpful tips about the area.
Rooms: 21 Stars: 4
Cugo Gran Macina Malta is a boutique hotel in Senglea, offering luxurious rooms with a seating area and flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Guests can enjoy a continental or à la carte breakfast, and take advantage of the 24-hour front desk, outdoor pool, and airport transfer service. Located just 5 minutes away by ferry from the Valletta Waterfront, and 5 km from Malta International Airport, Cugo Gran Macina Malta is the perfect destination for a memorable stay.
Rooms: 21 Stars: 5
The renowned Phoenicia Malta Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in Malta. Located on the doorstep to Valletta, the hotel offers spectacular views of the Grand Harbour, historic Valletta, and its 7 acres of private gardens or Floriana. Equipped with extensive services, the hotel is the perfect destination for a luxurious stay. Guests can enjoy a relaxing spa and gym, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, iconic Palm Court Lounge, The Club Bar, and two restaurants. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from both the ferry terminal to Sliema and Barakka Lift, and during the winter season, the hotel features a seasonal, outdoor infinity pool overlooking the harbour. There is also a free guest car park. Every morning, a breakfast buffet with a choice of fresh fruit juice and cappuccino is served. The restaurant serves a combination of Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine. Rooms are spacious, elegant, and air-conditioned. They come equipped with###FINA.
Rooms: 132 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in luxury at Hyatt Regency Malta. Opened in September 2020, this 5-star hotel is situated in St Julian’s and offers a range of amenities, including a garden, shared lounge, terrace, restaurant, free WiFi, room service, concierge service and a spa and wellness centre with outdoor pool, indoor pool and fitness centre. Enjoy a buffet, à la carte or continental breakfast, and take advantage of the multilingual staff who can help you in Arabic, German, English and Spanish. Popular attractions nearby include St George’s Bay Beach, Balluta Bay Beach and Bay Street Shopping Complex. Malta International Airport is only 9 km away.
Rooms: 151 Stars: 5
The Xara Palace Boutique Hotel is a luxurious 17th-century palace situated in the heart of Malta’s old capital city of Mdina. The hotel is surrounded by gorgeous baroque architecture, and is perched atop centuries-old bastions. Its 5-star boutique accommodation offers seventeen individually designed rooms and suites with antique furniture, Parisian fabrics, and king size beds. Guests can also enjoy award-winning haute cuisine and impeccable service, all within a serene environment. Meticulously restored, The Xara Palace Hotel promises an unforgettable holiday experience in Malta.
Rooms: 17 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Malta
Malta is a beautiful Mediterranean island nation located between Sicily and North Africa. With its stunning beaches, charming towns, and rich history, it’s no wonder that Malta is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination. If you’re looking for a hotel in Malta, there are plenty of great options to choose from.
Valletta is Malta’s capital city and a great place to stay when visiting the island. Valletta is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is full of historic sites and attractions, including the Grand Harbour and St. John’s Co-Cathedral. Valletta is also home to some of the best restaurants and nightlife on the island, as well as a number of excellent hotels.
Sliema is a modern town located on the northeast coast of Malta. It’s a popular tourist destination, offering plenty of great shopping, dining, and nightlife options. Sliema is also home to some of the best beaches on the island, making it a great place to stay if you’re looking for a beach holiday.
3. St. Julian’s
St. Julian’s is a lively town located just outside of Valletta. It’s a great place to stay if you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere than Valletta. St. Julian’s is home to some of the best restaurants, bars, and clubs on the island, as well as a number of excellent hotels.
Gozo is a small island located off the coast of Malta. It’s a great place to stay if you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere than Valletta or Sliema. Gozo is home to some of the best beaches on the island, as well as some stunning scenery and historic sites. There are also a number of excellent hotels in Gozo.
Mdina is an ancient walled town located in the center of Malta. It’s a great place to stay if you’re looking for a more tranquil atmosphere than Valletta or Sliema. Mdina is home to some of the best restaurants and cafes on the island, as well as some stunning architecture and historic sites. There are also a number of excellent hotels in Mdina.
No matter where you choose to stay in Malta, there are plenty of great options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for a beach holiday in Sliema or a more laid-back atmosphere in Mdina, you’re sure to find a great hotel in Malta.