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Grand Hotel Excelsior - Valletta

Valletta, Malta
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Address
Great Siege Road, Valletta, Malta, FRN1810
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Overview

Superior 5-star Grand Hotel Excelsior Valletta is set in a shopping a few minutes drive away from the public Upper Barrakka Gardens. Ironing, concierge service and babysitting service as well as a restaurant, an indoor swimming pool and a terrace are on hand.

Location

This Valletta resort boasts a prime setting within proximity to the natural Marsamxett Harbour. This excellent hotel is a 10-minute walk from Great Siege Town Square. The accommodation is located close to Marsamxett Harbor. It is a 17-minute walk to the Valletta Sunday Market.

The hotel is just a 5-minute stroll from Il-Furjana - Publiju bus stop.

Rooms

The elegant property offers 433 rooms. They are fitted with direct dial phone, television and flat-screen TV. A number of air-conditioned rooms with a magnificent view are also available. Slippers, hair dryers and a drier are offered in the rooms.

Eat & Drink

A buffet breakfast is served in café. At the local bar the deluxe hotel invites you to try coffee, aperitifs and cocktails as well as nibbles and ice cream. There is a variety of dining options offered by 22nd January Cafeteria and Nduja osteria, that are located within 10 minutes' walk away.

Leisure

This hotel features massage therapy and facials for no charge. You will enjoy a swimming pool, a gym facility as well as sauna facilities, a solarium and massage treatments. Grand Hotel Excelsior has its own an indoor pool, a gym area and fitness.

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:   433.

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Valet parking

24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Babysitting

Babysitting/Child services

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Private swimming pool

Air conditioning

In-room air conditioning

Facilities for kids

Children's pool

DVDs/ Videos for children

Board games

Private beach

Private beach

Beach towels

General

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • 24-hour services
  • Babysitting
  • Swimming pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Facilities for kids
  • Private beach

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Cycling
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Stores/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

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

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool

Spa & Leisure

  • Private swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach towels
  • Live entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
License numberH/0003
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Rooms and availability

Family Partial Sea View Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    595 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
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Deluxe Double Room Garden View
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    360 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
room details
Deluxe Double Room Pool Area
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    360 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Garden view
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
room details
Deluxe Room Partial Sea View
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Room size:

    360 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Heating
room details
Deluxe Double Room Full Sea View
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    360 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
room details
Deluxe Double or Twin Room Partial Sea View
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Room size:

    360 sq. feet

  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Heating
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
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Location
Great Siege Road, Valletta, Malta, FRN1810
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Castle
Fort Manoel
1800 ft
Museum
National Museum of Fine Arts
1800 ft
Church
St Paul's Pro-Cathedral
1800 ft
Church
Our Lady of Victories Church
1800 ft
Church
Church of Saint Augustine
1800 ft
Church
Church of the Madonna of Liesse
1800 ft
Church
Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
1800 ft
Church
Church of Saint Francis
1800 ft
Republic St
Church of Saint Barbara
1800 ft
Xatt it-Tiben
Haywharf Restaurant & ClubHouse
800 ft
The Phoenicia Malta The Mall
Phoenix Restaurant
1300 ft
South Street
Sotto Pizzeria
3500 ft
The Mall
Cafe Phoenicia
1600 ft
23
Giannini
3400 ft
50
Osborne Hotel Restaurant
3500 ft
Ordnance Street
The Ordnance Pub
4100 ft
40 Ordnance Street La Valletta
Il ristorantino italiano da michelangelo
4000 ft
Getting around
Airports
Malta International (MLA) 4.7 mi
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Reviews
8.4
Great779 reviews
Location8.8
Rooms8.8
Service8.4
Dining8.8
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    There is nothing better than Grand Hotel Excelsior. Staff were friendly, good choice for a holiday. The location was great, with Trabuxu Bistro nearby, where we could eat...

    GeorgeUnited Kingdom, 
  • 7.0
    Very good

    Close to public transport, easy walk to restaurants and minutes from the centre of Valletta. pool is large and pristine

    Marie G.Ireland, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    We enjoyed rooms and location, it had everything that we wanted for our weekend.

    JohnUnited Kingdom, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    The location was good, walking distance from main square of Valletta and minutes from the ferry to just the road

    Graham J.Ireland, 
  • 9.0
    Perfect

    Spacious rooms to stay with family. Beautiful view from the pool area overlooking the marina

    Nothing really

    United States of America, 
  • 8.0
    Great

    Heated swimming pool and stunning location. Had a gorgeous view and breakfast was sumptuous. Enjoyed watching the bay from the window. Nothing to complain about, great stay👍👌

    MichaelCanada, 
  • 7.2
    Very good

    The hotel is deluxe, breakfast is great. Also, it was within a 15 minute walk from city valletta.

    DenisUnited Kingdom, 
  • 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.

    United States of America, 
  • 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

    United States of America, 
  • 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.

    United States of America, 
  • 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.

    United States of America, 
  • 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".

    United States of America, 
  • 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.

    United States of America, 
  • 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

    United States of America, 
  • 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!

    United States of America, 
FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel lies within 3.1 miles of Malta International airport.
Does the property offer facilities for business travelers?
Yes, the business facilities include a business center, a conference hall and a fax machine.
Does the property offer facilities for guests with children?
Yes, the hotel has cribs and babysitting for guests traveling with children.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is located 0.6 miles away.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers housekeeping service, dry cleaning service and laundry.
How can I spend my leisure time at the property?
You can benefit from a summer terrace, an indoor swimming pool and a shared lounge available at the hotel.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Haywharf Restaurant & ClubHouse, 22nd January Cafeteria. And Rampila located about 500 feet away.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as standard room and a double room are available on site.
What spa facilities does the property offer?
The hotel includes a hot tub, a sauna and a beauty center.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can try such activities as windsurfing, diving and snorkeling.
Address
Great Siege Road, Valletta, Malta, FRN1810
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Highlights
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11of 21 hotels in Valletta
Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum 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) 4.7 mi
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