During our recent visit in Malta, we stayed at the Grand Hotel Excelsior. The hotel is located just next to the old city of Valletta and is adjacent to the bay offering a spectacular view of the harbour.
Our room at the top floor (and a small balcony with table and chairs) was really good offered a great view of the bay and Manoel Island. The room was very clean and included water and coffee (in the room) plus breakfast (big buffet with a wide range of options). Also, room service is included. The room service and the reception staff are very friendly and professional and offered us their assistance whenever we needed.
The hotel also has 4 restaurants, one of which is outdoors next to the pool and by the seaside (the Tiki restaurant). It also has a gym, indoor pool and facilities for massage and other relaxing treatments. Finally, it has a really nice outside pool, where you can relax under the sun and with a view. Also, there is a small beach offering you the opportunity to swim in a small part of the bay. (Note: you are entitled to free beach towels that can be provided from the staff at the small reception before you exit towards the outside pool and return them every time you are done.)
Finally, I would definitely recommend to try out the Tiki restaurant by the seaside. We really enjoyed fresh fish which you can choose before being cooked, as they source it from local fishermen. Additionally, the staff fillets and serves the fish in front of you offering a really 5-star experience. I would also recommend trying the calamari with prawns dish, plus the mussels. They were mouthwatering.
The staff of the Tiki restaurant is extremely professional and friendly and we really thank them for making our dinners even more pleasurable.
The price of the room (and included facilities and breakfast) was very reasonable for a 5-star Hotel and the restaurant prices were really good too.
To conclude, the Grand Excelsior Hotel proved to be a great choice and I would definitely recommend it for anyone wishing to visit beautiful Malta.
- 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