I selected this hotel for its proximity to the walled city of Valletta - a World Heritage Site - and the adjacent bus station, from which a constant stream of ex-British 1960s boneshakers depart to all corners of the island. If you arrive in Malta by plane, a No. 8 bus from outside the terminal will take you straight to the hotel for 50 cents.
The hotel is reputed to be one of the best in Malta and, on the whole, did not disappoint - it is grand and classy with extensive public areas, well-appointed rooms and the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in. The cooked breakfast was a disappointment though (congealed buffet food) so if your deal doesn't include breakfast then I suggest you walk the few hundred yards to Caffe Cordina near Valletta's main square, where a far better breakfast can be had for about half the price. One other negative: check your bill carefully when you check out of the hotel, as they tried to sneak a couple of minor extra charges on mine. To their credit, they removed these without argument when I challenged them.
Overall though the hotel was a good experience and I'd stay there again.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Phoenicia Hotel Valletta
- Phoenicia Hotel Malta
- Hotel Phoenicia Malta
- The Phoenicia Malta Valletta