A selection of the best five star hotels in Malta. A selection by Laura Becker
Experience the best of Maltese hospitality at the luxurious Phoenicia Malta, a renowned hotel located just outside Valletta and offering stunning views of The Grand Harbour, Valletta and its 7 acres of private gardens, or Floriana. Facilities include a relaxing spa and gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, the iconic Palm Court Lounge, The Club Bar and 2 restaurants, while a complimentary guest car park is available. Start your day with a hearty breakfast buffet, followed by a combination of Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. Spacious and air-conditioned, the rooms feature tiled floors, modern furniture, a minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, and complimentary wireless internet access throughout the hotel. For added convenience, the Phoenicia is a 10-minute walk from both the ferry terminal to Sliema and Barakka Lift, which links to Valletta Waterfront ferry terminal and promenade.
Rooms: 132 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in luxury at Corinthia Palace Malta, located in the heart of the stunning island of Malta. Built around a 19th century villa, this 5-star hotel features spacious guest rooms with private balconies, an outdoor swimming pool, a wellness centre, gym and much more. Surrounded by tranquil gardens, it offers a peaceful retreat, just moments away from the Presidential Palace and San Anton Botanical Gardens. The professional team of staff are always on hand to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Kids can access the indoor pool from 10am to midday. Explore the beautiful city of Medina, just 4 km away, and the popular resort of St Julians, 7 km away. Experience the best in luxury at Corinthia Palace Malta.
Rooms: 147 Stars: 5
Experience the luxury and elegance of The Palace, one of Malta’s top 5-star hotels. Situated just 500 metres from Sliema’s bus terminus and Valletta Ferry, it offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea from its rooftop spa and infinity pool. All rooms are air-conditioned, feature a smart TV with 70+ HD international channels, minibar and tea-and-coffee maker. There’s also free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and balconies with views of Valletta and the harbour. Enjoy a culinary journey with two on-site restaurants; the top-floor restaurant serving Asian cuisine and the second one with Mediterranean classics. The Palace is 8 km from Malta Airport and 20 minutes from Valletta.
Rooms: 149 Stars: 5
The Xara Palace Boutique Hotel is a Relais & Châteaux property that occupies a 17th-century palace in the medieval fortified city of Mdina, Malta’s old capital. The hotel features luxurious accommodation, award-winning haute cuisine, and breathtaking views of the surrounding baroque architecture. The palace has been meticulously and sensitively restored to reflect its former noble standing, with 17 individually designed rooms and suites adorned with antique furniture, paintings, and luxurious Parisian fabrics. King-sized beds offer guests a comfortable night’s rest, while an impeccable attention to detail pervades every aspect of the hotel’s service, from decor to guest experience. The Xara Palace is the perfect place to slow down and be pampered. Enjoy a serene, unhurried pace of life, and indulge in an exquisitely unforgettable holiday in Malta.
Rooms: 17 Stars: 5
The Hilton Malta is a premier 5-star luxury hotel situated on the stunning Saint Julian’s seafront. Boasting breathtaking views of the Mediterranean, the hotel offers modern décor and a range of amenities. Spacious rooms come with balconies, air-conditioning, satellite LCD TVs, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee makers. Guests can enjoy the spa with indoor pool, four seasonal outdoor pools, two paddling pools for children and a fitness centre. The hotel’s restaurants serve lunch and dinner, while breakfast is buffet style. Other facilities include a tennis court. Located just 20 minutes from Malta International Airport, the Hilton Malta is the perfect destination for a luxurious and relaxing stay.
Rooms: 270 Stars: 5
The resort also boasts a variety of restaurants serving international and local cuisine, as well as a pool bar and a beach bar. Guests can also take advantage of the large outdoor pool, lagoon pool and children’s pool, as well as the private beach. Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands is the perfect destination for a relaxing, luxurious stay. Enjoy the resort’s modern facilities, stunning views and private beach, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of Malta’s Golden Bay.
Rooms: 329 Stars: 5
Experience unparalleled 5-star luxury at the Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa. Enjoy lavish accommodation, world-class facilities and stunning views of Balluta Bay. Relax in the spa, swim in the heated pool, dine in the four restaurants or explore the nearby nightlife and shopping district.
Rooms: 301 Stars: 5
InterContinental Malta is a luxury hotel situated in the heart of St Julians, just 200 metres from its own private beach. Enjoy spacious and elegant rooms with satellite and pay-per-view channels, air conditioning, free WiFi, and a balcony or terrace with city or garden views. Take advantage of the resort’s free sports facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, squash courts and the SKYBEACH infinity pool on level 19. Suite guests have complimentary access to the Club InterContinental lounge with its stunning views of the island. Indulge in a variety of restaurants and bars serving Mediterranean, Maltese and Italian cuisine. The hotel is just a 2-minute walk from St Julian’s Terminus bus station and 10 km from Malta Airport. Valletta, the island’s capital, is only a 15-minute drive away.
Rooms: 522 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in luxury at Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay, where you can relax and take in the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy fine dining with a selection of 11 restaurants, and pamper yourself with a variety of treatments at Apollo by Dee Spa. Take advantage of the 5 swimming pools, free Wi-Fi and a wide range of water sports and boat hire. With easy access to Malta’s attractions, you can explore the best of the country from this luxurious hotel.
Rooms: 248 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Malta
Malta is full of stunning beaches, historical sites, and plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday, an adventure, or a combination of the two, Malta is the perfect place to visit.
If you’re looking for a hotel in Malta, there are some great areas to consider.
1. Sliema: Sliema is a popular tourist destination and one of the most popular areas for tourists to stay. It’s a great place to stay if you want to be close to the beach and the city centre. Sliema has plenty of hotels to choose from, ranging from budget to luxury.
2. St. Julian’s: St. Julian’s is another popular tourist destination in Malta. It’s located in the north of the island and is home to some of the best beaches, restaurants, and nightlife in Malta. There are plenty of hotels here, from budget to luxury, so you’re sure to find something to suit your needs.
3. Valletta: Valletta is the capital of Malta and is full of historical sites, such as the Grand Harbour, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, and the Three Cities. There are plenty of hotels here to choose from, ranging from budget to luxury.
4. Gozo: Gozo is a small island off the coast of Malta and is full of stunning beaches and picturesque villages. There are plenty of hotels here to choose from, ranging from budget to luxury.
5. Marsalforn: Marsalforn is a small fishing village in Gozo and is the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. There are plenty of hotels here to choose from, ranging from budget to luxury.
6. Mellieha: Mellieha is a popular tourist destination in the north of Malta and is home to some of the best beaches on the island. There are plenty of hotels here to choose from, ranging from budget to luxury.
No matter where you stay in Malta, you’re sure to have a great time. There are plenty of hotels to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that suits your needs perfectly.