Bit old English style, but that is OK.
Service is excellent, so is the small private "beach". When snorkeling one has to be carefull for the boats passing though! And for the slippery steps when entering the sea.
Good breakfast buffet, friendly service. A pitty that having breakfast outside was only possible from mid June, just after we left.
Good scuba school there too, with jeeps they bring you to the nice spots and although I prefer diving from a boat, the spots made up entirely for this littel discomfort.
Hotel is close to the city walls of Valetta. For us the reason of picking it. There is a shortcut to the main gate, but the stairs you need to climb is a public urinoir for the people waiting at the busses. The stinge is so strong you can taste it... Take a (very) deep breath, and run up the stairs! Or take the (little bit) longer road to the city gates.
Watch out for the room you get. Some of the rooms have terrasses straight in front of the breakfast/dining room. No privacy there!
- 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