Malta was our last spot in our Honeymoon... it's a small island, rich of history, culture and friendly people. After a lot of consideration we decided to book at the Grand Hotel Excelsior as it is close to the capital city Valletta. In fact Valletta was only about 10 minutes on foot, and the hotel also provides a courtesy car.
The hotel facade is not exactly glamourous, however once you get off the taxi and walk in the hotel, it looks amazing. The service is excellent, we were welcomed by a rather chubby porter who did his best to welcome us, took our luggage, got us a drink and even got us warm towels to freshen up... amazing. The lady at reception (can't remember the name) made more fuss about our being on honeymoon than we did, she congratulated us on our wedding and even thanked us for our spending it there; I had never thought it could mean such a big deal for a hotel.
The rooms are spacious, we were given an upgrade to a Sea Front room and the view from there is amazing, I would recommend booking these kind of rooms to anyone, the view is so relaxing. The room came along with Fresh Fruit and Sparkling Wine (the hotel wanted to help us celebrate our honeymoon).
Food was good, though the A La Carte Menu and the Room Service Menu don't have much variety. The BReakfast though is impressive and they serve great buffets in the evening.
Last and most impressive, were the guests in the hotel, never had I thought I would come across a real King in my life, and yet there he was, residing in the same hotel as us, the King of Spain. No wonder we felt pampered, if royalty chooses this hotel, than this hotel must be the top notch on the island. To us if was a Grand Honour.
When staying there, look out for the Front Office Manager, he's normally in the lobby as his office is there, he has done all he could to make our stay exceptional, his ways are clearly reflected on his staff.
- 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