Grand Hotel Excelsior - Valletta

Great Siege Road, Valletta, Malta, FRN1810show map
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Overview

Grand Hotel Excelsior in Valletta provides accommodation with a casino, a sun deck and an indoor swimming pool. The venue is arranged in a classic style along with panoramic bay views. The prestigious property is equipped with a free carpark, an elevator and a gift store.

Location

Cathedral Museum is 6 miles from the hotel. The accommodation is settled 0.6 miles from the center of Valletta.

The venue is also very close to National Museum of Fine Arts as well as to an opera house, a theater and a temple.

Rooms

Individual rooms with a bright design feature an in-room safe, pay television and a mini-fridge. The property boasts views of Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour from its rooms. Spacious en suite bathroom is included in each room.

Eat & Drink

Grand Hotel Excelsior hotel offers a daily packed breakfast. The on-site lobby restaurant tempts guests with British dishes. You can also enjoy a fine drink in the garden bar. Providing a variety of dishes, Tang and The Pegasus are approximately 500 feet away.

Services

Guests can rent bikes and cars on the premises.

Leisure

Cots, babysitting and a game room are available for children. Benefit from the range of fitness facilities on offer, such as a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

The hotel personnel speaks English, German, Spanish, Italian, Arabic.

Number of floors:   10.  Number of rooms:   428.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking lot

Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Dining room

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Cycling
  • Squash court
  • Tennis court
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Secretarial service
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cribs
  • High chairs
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Private swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Entertainment
  • Public terrace/Patio
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room features

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dining room
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub shower combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Dishwasher

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Hi-Fi
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 16 yearsExtra bedFREEChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
License numberH/0003
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Rooms and availability

Guest Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • Garden view
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Suite
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • City view
  • Smoking
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Classic Quadruple Room
  • Bed options:
    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Garden view
  • Smoking
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Classic Family Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Bay view
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Superior Deluxe Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Single bed
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Sea view
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Superior Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Deluxe Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    10 persons
  • Garden view
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Deluxe Beachfront Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Shower
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Deluxe Oceanfront Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
Deluxe Sea side Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Presidential King Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Sea view
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
room details
Presidential Suite
  • Max occupancy:
    5 persons
  • Sea view
  • Smoking
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Royal Two-Bedroom Suite
  • Room size:

    1615 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Sea view
  • Smoking
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Royal Suite
  • Max occupancy:
    5 persons
  • Sea view
  • Smoking
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Balcony
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Panoramic Double Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed
  • Room size:

    360 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Balcony
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Premium Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    • 2 Single beds
    • 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Sea view
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
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Reviews
8.4
Greatbased on 751 reviews
  • 8.8
    Great

    Breakfast was very good. The room is getting a little old, but still comfortable. Staff is very nice, pool area with small sandy beach and beautiful sea access.

    Few sunbeds by the pool. If you want to get one, you have to be down by 8:00 at the latest. Drinks in the hotel are overpriced. Only 2 elevators for a 10 floor building, long waiting time.

  • 8.2
    Great

    Comfortable room, great bed (2*120cm), good room service. Great access to the private beach, great pool. Great location, short distances to Valetta

    Furniture has become a little old. Breakfast could be richer, with a greater variety. Beach sunbeds were somewhat worn out and should be renewed

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Both breakfast and lunch were below average. I would have expected more from the ambience here. The staff seemed rather overtaxed. There must be no canister scrambled eggs in such a hotel. But there was only one "cook" who could make fresh omlettes and pancakes - in a room for about 200 people - no comment. What a pity, otherwise the hotel, which has gotten old but still has charm, would actually be very good.

  • 6.6
    Nice

    Friendly staff. Quite good breakfast buffet.

    Few sunbeds with shade at the pool. Although separate beds were marked, this was not implemented by the hotel, so that we had to make use of a chargeable upgrade.

  • 8.2
    Great

    The location is great. The staff is nice. You can get to the old town quickly.

    The equipment is a little "outdated".

  • 7.4
    Very good

    This hotel is centrally located, within easy walking distance of the centre of Valletta. Its location directly on the harbour is stunning, making a swim in its pool a memorable experience. Our room was very comfortable, well insulated from sound outside the room and beautifully appointed. It was great to have a reasonably sized, efficient fridge in the room, which we could fill with what we liked including drinks bought outside the hotel, rather than a traditional minibar. The convenient parking free of charge was very welcome in a city where it's difficult to find a parking space.

    Food was very variable in quality. Dinner was overpriced for what it was. The buffet arrangements for breakfast and dinner were good in that they meant one could ensure a choice of the best available option, but they became wearing after a few days . We did long for one exquisitely crafted meal, rather than trying to choose the best of a pretty mixed lot. Service was similarly variable, some of the staff providing faultless service whereas others were either slapdash or officious to the point of interfering. Having said all that, this was essentially a pleasant, comfortable hotel that we would stay in again and recommend to others because of the comfort of the rooms and the stunning location.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great location, rooms and friendly recpetions taff.

    Poor staff by the Tiki bar. Awful service and poor quality food for the price. A very disappointing factor that would stop me coming again. Also the pool was closed early twice due to wedding which is not good for paying guests and made me feel like a second class citizen. Also having to give your name to get a towel is not standard practice in a 5 star hotel. Needs improving

  • 9.6
    Perfect

    The staff are always fantastic. Rooms larger than average hotel rooms whatever the price. Location - close to city and bus station.

    Although I have mobility issues, I find the Excellsior okay for me. However, I think they could make it clear on their website that mobility could be an issue because of the steep steps and hill before you get to the city/bus stops. However, think it up to individuals to look out for that sort of thing if they do have mobility issues!

  • 8.8
    Great

    Hotel is very well situated to Valletta. The staff are helpful, friendly and polite. The room was large and well furnished.

    The guest folder in the room stated that after the guest has left the room would be checked and any item missing would be charged to the guest. A long list of items followed. Many of these were not in the room to start with. This is not what one expects in a 5 star hotel.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location and view from sea front rooms are breathtaking. Easy access to Valletta

    In my eyes price/value for money is awful since the service is really not 5 star level. A lot of extras, which makes your stay feel uncomfortable

  • 7.8
    Very good

    The location was good and the Spa was excellent.

    The staff were a little arrogant at times. I put this down to the hotel trying to maintain 5 star status.

  • 8.8
    Great

    The location and magnificant views of the harbour

    A large party checked in at the same time in another part of the hotel. A 'manager' working at the main check- in desk completely ignored me - a word of apology for keeping me waiting would have been sufficient.

  • 8.2
    Great

    Nice view and superb swimming pool. The Indian Buffet dedicated every Tuesday night is amazing! Tasty and various indian food selection. I appreciated a lot. You will love it!

    The moquette in the room was old. It needs to be replaced.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    all staff are very kindly, location also nice place

    the floor carpet in room are dirty (same as 2 star hotel level or less) Tiki restaurants staff are kindly but bit slow every thing, might be management is not enough. we've taken Chinese buffet Friday, taste was not good and high price compare than taste (more less euro 20 for two parsons is enough)

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Good size rooms and bathroom. Lovely pool with super views over the sea Good restaurants

    Too many steps to enter and exit hotel.

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 - 16 yearsExtra bedFREEChildren above
16 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
License numberH/0003
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Getting around
Airports
Malta International (MLA)3.1 mi
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