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Grand Hotel Excelsior

Star Rating: 5 star

in Valletta, Malta

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Grand Hotel Excelsior details

“This hotel’s slogan ‘Live the Grand Life’ couldn’t be more appropriate – you’ll feel every inch the VIP in this place.”

All things lavish are definitely top of the agenda here. Even the location is first class. It’s set on the waterfront of UNESCO heritage city, Valletta, just inches from the chunky 16th-century walls that encase the capital. Plus it comes with a dinky private beach of dark gold sand, with views of Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island thrown in for good measure.

In terms of the hotel itself, the pool is the centrepiece. Surrounded by a yawning tiled terrace, it sits virtually on the water’s edge - so you can enjoy the sea views without getting up from your sunbed. There’s a bar on hand for poolside refreshment, and a large Romanesque fountain completes the elegant picture.

And the interior certainly suits the magnificent setting. Take the lobby for instance. With its Titanic-style staircase and vast sweep of creamy marble, it’s as luxurious as they come. As the name suggests, the Harbour View bar comes with wraparound views of the marina courtesy of floor-to-ceiling windows. And the bedrooms are havens of chic simplicity with coffee-and-cream colour schemes, and nice little touches like bathrobes and slippers.

There’s more of the same in the restaurants, too. In Admiral’s Landing you'll find a casual bistro diner serving à la carte, as well as a range of themed buffets. Factor in a spa with treatments ranging from manicures to aromatherapy massages, and you’ve got the grand dame of Malta’s luxury hotels.

Location

• 800m to resort centre • 300m to bus terminal

Swimming pool


• 2 swimming pools, 1 indoor • Pool snack bar • Small garden • Sunbeds and parasols • Pool towels • Small man-made private beach

Meals


• 2 air-conditioned and non-smoking indoor restaurants • Buffet breakfast and dinner • Lunch is waiter service • Themed evenings • Open-air restaurant in Summer • Snack bar

Activities


• Spa treatments • Massage

Entertainment


• Lounge with bar area • Beach bar

For families


• Children's pool • Cots • Highchairs

Other facilities


• Money exchange • Room service • Library in executive lounge

Room facilities


All rooms have air-conditioning/heating, according to season, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, tea/coffee making facilities. Most rooms have a balcony. Standard rooms have 2 or 3 beds. Sea view rooms, Sea front rooms with 180 degree sea view and Suites are also available.

We also offer Executive rooms - available until October 2011.

Executive rooms have use of the executive lounge serving breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and afternoon tea.

Rooms:


428

Lifts:


3

Official rating:


5 star

Extra Local Charges


Some facilities may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide for details

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