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65 Triq l-Oratorju Bormla, Cospicua (Bormla), Island of Malta BML 1504 Malta
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 7 Specialty lodging in Cospicua (Bormla)
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BOCO Boutique® is a six-room art hotel in the historic Three Cities, situated on the majestic Valletta Grand Harbour. Set in a historic building with an eclectic decor and warm hospitality, BOCO Boutique Hotel offers a beautiful Art Deco townhouse welcoming guests who'd like to experience the traditional Maltese way of life. Take a stroll through the historic streets of Cospicua and The Three Cities, enjoying a variety of restaurants and cafés set along the waterfront and yacht marina. This area is relatively unspoilt from urban development happening in other parts of Malta, and one can meander through the picturesque alleyways where time goes at a more sedate pace. Several centuries older than Valletta, this is where history itself was battled and written, an ideal stepping stone to explore the many archaeological and cultural attractions in the area. The Cospicua ferry terminal to Valletta is located merely 250 m away from the house, and this reliable and inexpensive 8-minute ferry crossing directly to Valletta across Grand Harbour is an experience in itself. From there one can take the elevator up to Upper Barrakka Gardens to explore Valletta, or easily take the fast 45-minute ferry to Gozo. The name BOCO is coined from BOrmla, which is the medieval name of the town, and COspicua derived from the title Città Cospicua bestowed in 1722 to Bormla by the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights of St. John, Fra Marc’Antonio Zondadari. Proprietor, manager and art creator Tony together with his team will personally greet you, and they will leave no stone unturned to fulfil BOCO's motto: "Guests are welcome, but we may part as friends"®. The decor of the house respects and honours this ascendance of the old BOrmla to the new COspicua. All the guestrooms are different, each with a unique theme, and beautifully adorned with original art pieces. The 5-level townhouse art installations adorning the house preserve the traditional richness inherited, primarily focusing on the journey of growth which the term BOCO signifies. There is art, symbology and quirkiness everywhere; the serene ambiance is tranquil, almost magical. This evolution of striving to be better to indeed live and fulfil the BOCO dream is there to be experienced, exuded to all, but touches only the receptive ones. Guest rooms are bright and airy, all having extra comfy beds. Indeed the BOCO façade is one of the most beautiful houses you will come across in The Triq l-Oratorju, but the area is also adorned with so many other house-proud properties. Savour with us our traditional Maltese way of life. Heralding from several different countries, there also is a substantial expat community in The Three Cities area. These foreigners, ranging from all walks of life, and welcomed by our deep Maltese hospitality, have indeed happily integrated well in the local social fabric, and are proud to live in one of the most beautiful and quiet areas of Malta. The BOCO Art Deco townhouse was expertly converted and renovated in 2017 preserving and up-cycling all that was discovered during the laborious restoration process. Original frescoes were uncovered, the house restored to its original grandeur. A large passenger lift is now installed, together with climate control systems, 21 PV panels making the house more environmentally-friendly, smoke detectors / alarm, very good Wi-Fi, and all modern and comfortable amenities one would expect. The private guest bathrooms are spacious, and even these are adorned with quirky artworks. The penthouse level is the climax of the hotel where guests on our panoramic balcony are mesmerised by the sheer beautiful view of The Three Cities sprawling beneath them. Encompassing Grand Harbour activity, with the magnificent Valletta bastions and city-scape as a jaw-dropping backdrop to the north, and the old capital Mdina on the skyline towards the west, this is one of the most beautiful views one can relish in this area. Tony, who lives there, will happily share an evening wine with you after your day’s adventures are over, and you can discuss with him other plans you might have for your stay. He is affable and easily approachable, and he’ll be pleased to suggest, share his knowledge. The day starts off with a hearty breakfast to nourish your exciting day ahead. Guests can also work on their suntan on the south-facing sun-deck, or enjoy our hot tub jacuzzi. After an adventurous time exploring this historical area, this is an ideal and comfortable area to come back home, relax and enjoy your favourite drink. At street level within the house, BOCO Boutique also will shortly also run a small Art & Gift Shop for those who'd like to take home with them a special memento of their experience in Malta. In this pleasant art-inspired accommodation, guests enjoying their authentic stay in The Three Cities will be exposed to the BOCO experience of being transported back in time on this beautiful evolutionary journey forward. Be BOCOlized and welcome to "The Spirit of BOCO".
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Hot spring bath
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Rooftop bar
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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Yas M wrote a review Nov 2020
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I would recommend this hotel 100%.Quiet,super clean,beautiful,perfect location,friendly and professional staff,great breakfast.Very nice view from the rooftop,cosy and spacious rooms.What more can you ask for? :-)
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
Rebecca C wrote a review Aug 2020
Barford, United Kingdom28 contributions16 helpful votes
Beautiful building well decorated and looked after, comfortable bed, good size room and shower room, situated in an idyllic street, friendly and helpful owner, lovely Maltese breakfast, we couldn't have asked for more!
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Date of stay: August 2020
Becky M wrote a review Apr 2020
3 contributions
We absolutely loved our stay, the staff were very friendly and helpful and our room was gorgeous. We were able to make the most of the hot tub on the roof terrace 2 evenings in a row which absolute heaven!
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Date of stay: April 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dean B wrote a review Mar 2020
Ilkley, England, United Kingdom75 contributions42 helpful votes
Stayed here for 4 nights, great staff and very helpful with any questions you have on visiting places or transport. Breakfast was always fresh with a good assortment of things to eat although nothing hot apart from the maltese speciality of the day. We loved the location of the hotel which is in a very quiet neighbourhood and the views from the top floor are great.The walk to the ferry is less than 10 minutes and i thought was great value for 2.80 euros return which includes the lift up to the battery salute in Valletta.We caught the ferry everyday and is a great way to arrive into Valletta rather than the jampacked buses that go everywhere on the island.Thoroughly enjoyed are stay and would recommend to everybody.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Philippa T wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
The property is really to get to, in a beautiful part of the neighborhood that's really authentic and traditional. The Hotel is really well converted and charming not at all kitschy - which is what you often find in converted town houses. I would highly recommend it !
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
$93 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MaltaIsland of MaltaCospicua (Bormla)
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Frequently Asked Questions about BOCO Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to BOCO Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Malta at War Museum (0.3 miles), Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (0.1 miles), and Bir Mula Heritage Museum (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at BOCO Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at BOCO Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at BOCO Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at BOCO Boutique Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to BOCO Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nuovo Cafe San Giorgio, Cafe Rouge, and Cafe' Riche.
Does BOCO Boutique Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, BOCO Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at BOCO Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to BOCO Boutique Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. John's Co-Cathedral (1.3 miles), Lascaris War Rooms (1.1 miles), and War HQ Tunnel (1.1 miles).
Does BOCO Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.