We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A glimpse of colonial splendour”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
The Phoenicia Malta
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Valletta
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A glimpse of colonial splendour”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

In the heat of the day we went for a drink in the bar and were served a wonderful glass of Pimms that was amazing. The decor was fantastic, very 1920's.
The staff were friendly, kind and very professional. We were so impressed that we are going to book a room on our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Dorothy113
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at The Phoenicia Malta, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Dorothy113,

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Phoenicia with other Trip Advisor users. I am happy to learn that you found our service and the hotel's ambiance to your liking.

I am looking forward to your next trip to Malta, when we will have the pleasure to welcome you at the Phoenicia.

Best Regards

Helena
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,149 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,273
    637
    164
    53
    22
See reviews for
239
1,369
112
129
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (601)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Jill40Jill40
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

My wife and I spent five nights here at the end of a month long trip to Europe. The old world charm of the hotel combined with excellent service and wonderful restaurants made this a memorable stay.

We dined at all three restaurants. The price for three courses plus wine for two people was about 90-100 euros per meal. Given the high quality of the food and the attentive service of the wait staff, this was an appropriate cost.

The location of the hotel is also excellent. It is a two minute walk from the main bus terminal, a five minute walk from the main street of Valetta and many of the main sites, a short walk to the Upper Baracca Gardens, and a 10 minute walk to the harbour where there is a good selection of restaurants on the wharf. There are excellent views of the main harbour from the hotel.
Many English tourists made good use of the pool, spa, deck chairs etc.

The décor of the hotel is such that Hercule Poirot would approve. In fact, we almost expected him to walk in.

There was quite good live entertainment on two of the evenings we stayed at the hotel.

Our room was spacious and looked out over Valetta.

We highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Jill40Jill40
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at The Phoenicia Malta, responded to this review, 14 August 2014
Dear Jill40Jill40,

Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to know that you are satisfied with your stay, and that the hotel location as well as the restaurant were to your liking.

I do hope we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to the Phoenicia in the future.

Best Regards

Helena
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We chose Hotel Phoenicia for a 5 day break from London. It is ideally situated, close to the Malta city gates, has old world charm with modern facilities. The pool is beautiful, with plenty of lounges and shade if you would prefer. The breakfast was fantastic with lots of variety and choice, and the ambiance of the breakfast area was lovely, on an outdoor balcony with spectacular views. Our booking was fantastic value for money.
We have already decided to return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
2 Thank Graham F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at The Phoenicia Malta, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Dear Graham F,

Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to know that you are satisfied with the value of your stay and that the hotel location, ambiance, as well as the restaurant were to your liking. I hope that if you decide to visit Malta again you will once again choose the Phoenicia.

Best regards

Helena
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

The Phoenicia brings a traditional admosphere for a great stay in a beautifull environment like Malta. Phoenicia provides a very good service in comfortable building. The rooms good use an upgrade with respect to space.

Phoenicia is ideally situated so close to the center of Valletta, the bus station and the great restaurants at Waterfront.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Fred_de_Goede
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at The Phoenicia Malta, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear Fred_de_Goede,

Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent stay with us. It’s good to know that your stay was overall a pleasant experience and that hotel location was convenient to your points of interest. I hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you back to the Phoenicia in the future.

Best regards

Helena
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My partner & I stayed here at the end of July for a week. The Phoenicia hotel is fantastic, all staff are friendly and can't do enough for you, from the reception staff to the waiters/waitresses. Our room was beautiful on the 4th floor, only downside was that we didn't have a balcony. Pool is a short walk through the hotel gardens, always able to get a sun bed. The hotel is situated in a fantastic location, 5 minutes from Valletta & 2 minutes from the bus terminal, where you can go anywhere in Malta for €1.50 for a day ticket. Breakfast in the hotel was superb, where you could have anything from fruit, pancakes, eggs, omelettes, cereal, breads/cakes, tea/coffee & fruit juices. As it was our 3rd anniversary, we came back to our room on the first night to find champagne and chocolates, which was a lovely surprise. Would definitely go back to this hotel & would highly recommend it to others :)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Melissa B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at The Phoenicia Malta, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear Melissa B,

Thank you so much for your great comments on the staff and service, your support of the hotel is hugely appreciated. I am glad that you have enjoyed your anniversary surprise and I thank you for having chosen to celebrate such a special occasion at the Phoenicia.
We look forward to welcome you back to the Phoenicia in the future.

Best regards

Helena
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cartmel, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We would highly recommend this hotel. This is our 3rd visit to Malta and the hotel is the best one we have stayed in. The location is great. The staff are friendly and nothing is to much trouble. On our previous visits we stayed at The Raddison Blue Hotel and the Excelsior in Valeta. The Phoenicia is by far the better one and we will return next year.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Helpful?
2 Thank dave_heaven1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at The Phoenicia Malta, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Dear dave_heaven1,

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely review about your recent stay with us. I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the hotel and I thank you for recommending us to fellow travelers.

I look forward to welcome you back very soon.

Kindest regards
Helena
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We have stayed at the Phoenicia on numerous occasions, the last time being in June 2014. We love this hotel not only for its location near to Valletta and the local buses but also because of the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Slightly old-fashioned but none the worse for that. Service is excellent. Breakfasts are super and there is a lovely garden and swimming pool. It all adds up to an enjoyable experience.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a room with a balcony
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Baxter2003
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at The Phoenicia Malta, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Dear Baxter2003

Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to know that you are satisfied with your stays and that the hotel location as well as the restaurant are to your liking.

We look forward to your next visit!

Best Regards
Helena
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Valletta
0.2 mi away
Excelsior Grand Hotel
Excelsior Grand Hotel
#4 of 15 in Valletta
4.0 of 5 bubbles 3,764 reviews
0.4 mi away
Casa Ellul
Casa Ellul
#1 of 15 in Valletta
4.5 of 5 bubbles 307 reviews
1.2 mi away
The Palace
The Palace
#1 of 28 in Sliema
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,321 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Osborne Hotel
Osborne Hotel
#6 of 15 in Valletta
4.0 of 5 bubbles 1,042 reviews
0.4 mi away
Grand Harbour Hotel
Grand Harbour Hotel
#3 of 15 in Valletta
4.0 of 5 bubbles 521 reviews
2.0 mi away
Hilton Malta
Hilton Malta
#3 of 32 in Saint Julian's
4.5 of 5 bubbles 4,469 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Phoenicia Malta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Phoenicia Malta

Property: The Phoenicia Malta
Address: The Mall, Valletta, Island of Malta FRN 1478, Malta
Phone Number:
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Valletta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Valletta
#2 Luxury Hotel in Valletta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Phoenicia Malta 5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
5 star luxury in Malta’s historic Art Deco hotel. Hotel Phoenicia, one of the leading 5 star hotels in Malta, is located at the City Gates of Valletta, Malta’s capital city and UNESCO heritage city. Just 50 meters from city gate, it is perfectly placed for discovering the historic walled city, feasting on Caravaggio’s paintings and exploring the magnificent harbours. The hotel also boast magnificent 7 acre garden. The island's central bus terminus is just meters away civing the possibility to explore the whole island by bus. A stay at the Hotel Phoenicia is an unforgettable experience. Our charming staff will ensure your every whim is catered for. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, LoveHolidays, Odigeo, TravelUp, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., HRS, Cancelon, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Phoenicia Malta reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Phoenicia Hotel Valletta
Phoenicia Hotel Malta
Hotel Phoenicia Malta
The Phoenicia Malta Valletta

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing