We have visited Malta on many occasions and stopped in supposedly higher rated and reviewed hotels, overlooking this place because of that. But for us this has been an amazing stay surpassing other hotels in Valletta and nearby Sliema..
We went for the New Year celebrations and the city location of the hotel for this purpose was amazing. On confirming our booking we had an e mail from the Guest relations manager who thanked us for our booking and offered to assist us with whatever we required to make our stay complete.
She also advised us by e mail at that point that the hotel functions were fully booked for the New Year celebrations and that we should consider booking somewhere in the town as a matter of importance. She also suggested several establishments which she took the trouble to find out if they had vacancies available for us.
On arrival we were very impressed with the magnificent reception area and the smartly uniformed doorman welcomed us into the hotel. The Guest relations manager was informed of our arrival and she came out and welcomed us personally. We checked in and were escorted by a bell boy who carried our luggage to the room for us and gave us a quick resume of the facilities and controls of the air conditioning. We stopped in a Deluxe Double room with full sea view and terrace. It was amazing and the view was spectacular. Massive comfortable bed, and a beautiful bathroom. We need not have taken any toiletries with us everything but hair gel was provided including tooth paste and brush, shaving kit and an umbrella, bath robe and slippers. in the room was a lovely bottle of red wine and chocolates with a welcome note.
During our stay we both had a treatment at the Spa which was very good.Staff were friendly and very professional. If I was to make an observation, it would be that it lacked a little ambiance due to the air not being filled with beautiful scents of oils and aromatic therapies like you would normally get in these places. Otherwise, clean comfortable and very, very relaxing.
Breakfast was good, but at the busy times it appeared to be a little overwhelmed with the number of people awaiting to be seated and there was a considerable wait for some of the later arrivals for this. Shame, because they could have catered by using empty overflow dining halls which were nearby.
In short, lovely place, lovely people and I would definitely return myself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta is a deluxe, 5-star resort situated within the sixteenth century fortifications of Malta’s capital city, Valletta - a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Excelsior commands the island’s premier waterfront location offering breathtaking sea views of Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island. As a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the hotel exceeds expectations on the basis of its 5-star service excellence. All deluxe rooms and suites enjoy a harmonious blend of classic and contemporary design mixed with modern 5-star convenience including multi-channel flat screen TV. Spread over ten levels, three of which are executive floors, most of the rooms and suites overlook stunning harbour views. The Excelsior’s facilities include a private 30-berth marina, large outdoor and indoor swimming pools, health & beauty centre and 3 food and beverage outlets. The Excelsior offers versatile conference & banqueting facilities, fourteen flexible venues, a number of which have natural daylight - an ideal environment for business meetings, conferences and other events. Near to the Excelsior is the Mediterranean Conference Centre. This historical building enhances the Excelsior’s conference potential with an auditorium capacity for up to one thousand four hundred delegates. The Grand Hotel Excelsior opened its doors to its first guests on the 10th September 2007. Right from the start it was very clear that the product and service offerings were to be of a superior nature. The hotel prides itself in attracting and retaining a faithful following of leisure and business guests as well as prominent international personalities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Excelsior Grand Valletta
- Hotel Excelsior Grand
- Excelsior Grand Hotel Malta/Valletta