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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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Seasonal outdoor pool
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Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

Overview of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSt. Paul's Cathedral2 min walk
  • Popular LocationCasa Bernard7 min walk
  • Popular LocationCollegiate Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck10 min walk
  • AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)31 min drive

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About this area


Located in Mdina, The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is in the historical district. Malta Experience and Fort St. Elmo are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Grand Harbour and Sliema Ferry. San Anton Gardens and Palazzo Parisio & Gardens are also worth visiting. Practise your golf swing with lessons and a golf course nearby, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as ecotours. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Casa Bernard - 7 min walk
  • Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha's Crypt - 9 min walk
  • Collegiate Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck - 10 min walk
  • Ta' Qali National Stadium - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 31 min drive


  • De Mondion — 1 min walk
  • Trattoria A.D. 1530 — 1 min walk
  • Palazzo de Piro - 3 min walk
  • Veduta - 3 min walk
  • Vinum Wine Bar - 4 min walk

About this property

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

5-star luxury hotel, walk to St. Paul's Cathedral
Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a sauna, coffee/tea in a common area and a seasonal outdoor pool. All 17 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and DVD players. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux offers 17 forms of accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. This Mdina hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a sauna and a seasonal outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Free off-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 15 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • Terrace


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 35 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
Pool access available from 9 AM to 5 PM

Property is also known as

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 123 out of 192 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A lovely hotel with an excellent team running the show.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Was a wish of mine to stay here for a long time and it did not disappoint it was beautiful the views were amazing Aircon room with a classic look, it was like living in a different time with all the modern comforts of today peaceful sleeps with no outer noise. I would highly recommend the Xara Palace to anyone who appreciates historical buildings
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful setting in Mdina. Initial impression wonderful. Rooms spacious with bed and bathroom on mezzanine. Room not maintained....old with big marks on carpet. Heating was a major issue .Heat vent was high near ceiling so bedroom v warm and sitting area downstairs freezing cold They were obviously aware of this as there was a portable old filled electric radiator placed downstairs but this did not really help a lot as heat rises into the v high double height ceiling. When we mentioned this problem,the staff were unhelpful and basically said they can't help other than provide another oill radiator. We went in february and evenings were very cold .It meant we couldn't sit comfortably in the sitting room .The TV was v small.and old with yellowed picture anf sound distortion when you put volume up in order to hear it. Considering this hotel has 5 stars it was very disappointing and did have an impact on oir holiday in Malta.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel in the walled city. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. Unfortunately, the Trattoria is under construction, though tables arrived yesterday so it should re-open soon.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019