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Excelsior Grand Hotel

Great Siege Road, Valletta, Island of Malta FRN 1810 Malta
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/27/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#12 of 21 hotels in Valletta
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Great View
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 2 more
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Charlene M wrote a review Nov 2020
16 contributions3 helpful votes
This is advertised a 5 star hotel but it is far from that. The hotel looks grand as you enter but they are stuck in their ways and it needs alot of upkeeping. The reception staff are friendly enough to say hello as you enter the hotel but that is about it. Considering the hotel was dead the whole time we were there, we expected better customer service. When going down to the restaurant, the staff were more interested in their phones than looking after the guests. The breakfast was less than apertising. We eneded up buying in marmite because we were fed up with the tasteless food. We used the indoor and outdoor pool both were not cleaned the whole time we were there to the point where there was rubbish on one of the pillars on the inside pool for four days in a row! The air con didn't work in the room or in gym and so using the treadmill was impossible. Even after complaining about this to the spa reception I was told I had to report it to the main reception! I did but nothing changed. We ended up keeping our door open to get some air at night as we had the maintenance man in our room twice trying to sort it out. I was covered in bits because the air con didn't work. The bathroom door handle came off in my fiances hand twice. The room wasn't clean when we asked them to make up our room. The mirror hadn't even been touched. Their moto is: Live the grand life. But as far as we are concerned the hotel needs grands spent on it.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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marlene034 wrote a review Nov 2020
Island of Malta, Malta14 contributions14 helpful votes
Went for dinner for a newly launched menu. The food was excellent same in presentation and taste and worth every money E25. Very safe environment . Staff very professional and very aware of the present situation from the minute you enter the foyer. Would go again for lunch next time. Thanks every one. Had a very lovely and relaxing evening.
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Date of stay: November 2020
fairdos wrote a review Nov 2020
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg54 contributions35 helpful votes
We have stayed here a few times before: rooms are spacious (they're right, furniture a bit battered ), service friendly & attentive. We were upgraded to a room with view over the sea - preferable to last time's view over the buses in the forecourt. Good for the night before an early 'plane, particularly now : a deathly corona hush everywhere. I gathered that only 50 or so of the 540 rooms were occupied. Some lapses :heath & safety in the cocktail bar. " May I please have some peanuts with that margarita ? " " No, sorry... " You mean there's nothing to eat ? " No, it's the virus " Where are those sealed packets of nuts beloved of airlines ? Our waiter did unbend so far as to visit the kitchen & procure a bowl of peanuts. That is customer service. Later on as I cannot bear duvets, I thought I would ask for a blanket. The phone was dead. Entirely. Probably the up-to-the minute reaction is to seize your smartphone & ring the hotel with it, but I didn't think of that. No-one seemed concerned when I descended in pyjamas to Reception to draw attention to the moribund amenity. A technician appeared very quickly but we had to suggest that the most efficient solution would be to transfer a 'phone from an empty room ( of which we knew there were many ). Which he did. Too many comments about the horrible coffee at breakfast to make another one. But overall, this is a pleasant place, the staff try hard & it is good value for money, but it does need a facelift.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Liveandsome wrote a review Nov 2020
4 contributions
We booked this trip before the covid pandemic on a booking website which at the time was non refundable. We were forced to accept a credit note at the time. Now we are within our rights to claim a refund as we couldn't travel at the time they are refusing to refund us. I wouldn't book anything here in these uncertain times
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
HappyGuests2009 wrote a review Oct 2020
Saint Julian's, Malta42 contributions8 helpful votes
Generally speaking, the property remains opulent, is impeccably clean and lavish but somehow, the need to bring it into the new era is felt. Typical examples include lack of socket outlets available by the bed, pillows that are completely flat, a mattress that has an element of wear and upholstery that has seen better days. The buffet restaurant has also aged, with the buffet in itself, needing a good revamp. All in all however, the pool area and indoor pool remain beautiful and so does the surroundings' landscaping. Service wise, all remains spot on, yet in the breakfast room, one expects a warm welcome and not a gloomy Restaurant Manager, telling off his Team Member, offering no warm good morning or similar to his guests. These testing times are surely challenging for all but yet, small things such as sparkling water available at breakfast or simply a cappuccino, rather than the plain black coffee served from a pot, will make a huge difference. The location on the otherhand remains unbeatable, a reason in itself that makes us return in the future. For the price paid at this time of the year, the property does indeed offer value and remains a sound option for an enjoyable escape.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Excelsior Grand Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Excelsior Grand Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fortifications Interpretation Centre - Fortifications Interpretation Centre (0.3 miles), Triton Fountain (0.2 miles), and Valletta City Gate (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Excelsior Grand Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Excelsior Grand Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Excelsior Grand Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Excelsior Grand Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Excelsior Grand Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sotto Pizzeria, Il Ristorantino Italiano, and Adesso.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Excelsior Grand Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Excelsior Grand Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Excelsior Grand Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Excelsior Grand Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Excelsior Grand Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Excelsior Grand Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Greek.