This is my second review of the hotel.
Air Malta kindly offered us a free flight to compensate for the 5-hour delay we experienced in July. Unusually for us, we decided to stay in a hotel we had used previously.
We contacted the hotel directly and were offered a preferential price on an executive room on the 8th floor. This was a massive improvement upon the pool-side room we had occupied before and afforded 180 degree views of the very impressive harbour and morning tea on the very large balcony was an absolute pleasure. A big improvement is that the balcony on this level of room offers not only a table and chairs but sunbeds as well which means relaxing on the balcony is a far more comfortable affair.
The issues regarding stains and marks still exist and I was slightly disappointed that the robe provided by the hotel had both a broken belt loop and a rather disconcerting stain on the sleeve. This aside, the room was light, spacious and a free bottle of wine, daily newspaper and bowl of fruit was most welcoming.
On the downside, the promised daily bottles of water were again inconsistent and the air-conditioning was out of its depth.
Possibly, as we weren't staying peak-season, the hotel was much quieter and, as a result, far more restful. The hotel was hosting just one event; the World's Strongest Man but this provided nowhere near the disruptions we had encountered in July.
The hotel kindly offered us access to the executive lounge which is far more relaxing though the choice of menu is restricted Our host, Marthese, could not have been more pleasant or accomodating.
We dined at the hotel on just one occassion - the Asian-themed evening - and the food was very good. The themed nights aren't particularly expensive and we were very impressed with our experience.
The hotel arranged a taxi to both collect and deliver us back to the airport and this service is faultless.
The word "relaxing" appears regularly in my review and this is what our latest experience was.
- 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