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Grand Hotel Excelsior

Star Rating
5 out of 5



4.3 / 5Excellent
2,069 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Royal Opera House
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Upper Barrakka Gardens
    9 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Sliema Ferry
    13 min walk
  • Airport
    Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)
    9 min drive

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020 3564 4853

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    About this area


    Grand Hotel Excelsior is located by the sea and in an area with good airport proximity. Fort St. Elmo and Malta Experience are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Sliema Promenade and Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha's Crypt. Travelling with kids? Consider Malta National Aquarium and San Anton Gardens. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Royal Opera House - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Upper Barrakka Gardens - 9 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Sliema Ferry - 13 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Lower Barrakka Gardens - 15 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Mediterranean Conference Centre - 17 min walk

    Getting around

    • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 9 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    About this property

    Grand Hotel Excelsior

    Catch some rays on Grand Hotel Excelsior's private sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. All 428 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include 24-hour room service, minibars and coffee/tea makers.

    Awards and affiliations

    Green/Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Malta Eco-Certified, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
    • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking
    • Free valet parking
    • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

    Food and drink

    • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 20.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children
    • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Children's pool
    • Fitness centre
    • Full-service spa
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Shopping

    Family friendly

    • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    • Children's pool
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Indoor pool
    • Laundry facilities
    • Outdoor pool


    • Lift
    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Hair salon
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Multilingual staff
    • Porter
    • Tour/ticket assistance
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • Arabic
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Italian
    • Spanish


    • Garden
    • Marina on-site
    • Pool umbrellas
    • Private beachfront location
    • Terrace


    • Aromatherapy
    • Body treatments
    • Body wraps
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massage - swedish
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Sauna
    • Steam room


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding


    • Bathrobes
    • Designer toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower/bathtub combination


    • flat-screen TV
    • satellite channels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • Minibar


    • Desk
    • In-room massage
    • Laptop-compatible safe
    • Phone
    • Slippers

    Nearby things to do


    • Golf lessons
    • Golf
    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Parasailing
    • Sailing
    • Scooter/moped hire
    • Scuba diving
    • Snorkelling
    • Surfing/boogie boarding
    • Waterskiing
    • Windsurfing

    Where to eat

    • Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    Very convenient for walking into Valletta, which has transformed in the past year into a beautiful must visit capital city Only downside is having to cross a busy road outside the hotel

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

    4/5 Good

    Too far from town for older clients. Requires climbing 88 steps to street level

    Stayed 7 nights in Sep 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Excellent in every way: good location and first rate facilities.

    Stayed 10 nights in Sep 2019


    Good location

    We stayed at the Grand Excelsior for 7 nights in October. The Hotel seemed very impressive on our arrival and the public areas lived up to our expectations. Check in was quite straightforward, although due to our early arrival we had to wait until 3 pm for our room to be ready. Reception staff telephoned us to inform us that our room was ready a little before this time. Our room was on the 10th floor overlooking the front of the hotel (1050). Unfortunately the room was quite shabby and in need of an update. The carpet looked very worn and ill fitting, it had a stain by the fridge and loose carpet threads. The furniture was old fashioned. The bathroom also was is need of an update, worn tiles, shabby shower cubicle and the back of the sink behind the tap not cleaned properly. Now for the good points - outdoor pool and terrace lovely with plenty of sun beds and umbrellas. Lovely views across the harbour. We ate twice from the pool menu which was good, although quite expensive, one of the waitresses was a bit rude. The breakfast buffet was very plentiful with a good choice of food hot and cold, the service was a little slow at times and I had to ask 4 times for some soya milk. Room maid service good although they did want to complete their turn down service too early, usually when we were getting ready to go out. Complimentary bottles of water daily and chocolates left on your bed every evening. Good location but may be difficult for those with mobility issues.

    Stayed 7 nights in Oct 2019

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