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#1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Birgu (Vittoriosa)
Tucked away in the heart of the ancient hamlet of Birgu, Locanda La Gelsomina is a boutique hotel opens a window into a unique concept where East and West are harmoniously balanced. Set within one of Birgu's oldest buildings dating from the early 1500s, Locanda La Gelsomina is the reflection of a family's journey. Each of our 4 spacious suites feature dazzling furnishings that hail everywhere from Mongolia to Malta.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Car hire
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Chinese, Italian
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Heather092 wrote a review Jan 2020
Toronto, Canada168 contributions96 helpful votes
We stayed in Malta while visiting family. Loved this hotel with the great lovely vines in the middle. Nice family run hotel with warm welcome. We loved room #3. Very nice place and the rooms were very clean. Close to ferry boats and great restaurants. Will return for sure
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Date of stay: October 2019
Response from LocandaLaGelsomina, Owner at Locanda La Gelsomina
Responded Jan 16, 2020
Hi Heather092 Thank you so much for your positive words and gracious feedback - we are greatly humbled by your kind review! It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and to share this magical corner of the island with you. We would be delighted to host you again in the near future, and wish you all the very best for a joyous and positive 2020 ahead! With gratitude Rossella, Steven & family
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Zvi H wrote a review Oct 2019
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We stayed three nights occupying suites 2 & 4. We all loved the decor, the extra large rooms, huge bathroom and most of all, Rossella’s endless patience and devotion to make our visit a success. We found the location to be best for us. Very quiet neighborhood, and yet 2 to 4 minutes from the waterfront where yo can either stroll on the Birgu side, cross the bridge to another one of the three cities (Senglea) or take the ferry to Valletta. Breakfasts were good, though adding vegetables would be nice. Bottom line, if you want to avoid the crowded luxury hotels, this is a perfect choice.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from LocandaLaGelsomina, Owner at Locanda La Gelsomina
Responded Oct 2, 2019
Dear zvih2019, We are beyond humbled by your kind feedback, thank you so much for having taken the time to submit your honest reviews and very helpful suggestions. It was a true pleasure hosting you all and to share this small piece of the Mediterranean with you all. We hope to meet again one day soon! With gratitude, Rossella, Steven & family
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StuartandLouiseF wrote a review Jul 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom36 contributions10 helpful votes
A brilliant start to our mini tour of Malta and Gozo we stayed here for 3 nights in suite 4. A beautifully designed and thought out bedroom and bathroom on the top floor, there is a massive, very comfy bed, a double shower and double sinks. Breakfast was varied and delicious, particularly the fruit and homemade cakes/pastries. L really loved the different honeys! All the family made you feel incredibly welcome, were very helpful and we will definitely return on our next trip to Birgu!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from LocandaLaGelsomina, Owner at Locanda La Gelsomina
Responded Jul 24, 2019
Dear StuartandLouiseF We are truly humbled by your gracious feedback and positive comments - thank you! It was truly a pleasure hosting you both, and loved sharing some great conversation during your stay with us. We are delighted you enjoyed our freshly prepared breakfast spread in the morning, as well as the amenities within your suite, and hope you left La Gelsomina brimming with positive vibes. We hope our paths will cross again soon, and if you're ever in the neighbourhood anytime soon, do drop by for tea! With gratitude
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Excursion381298 wrote a review Jun 2019
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Excellent boutique hotel with fantastic service and a great experience. Close to the tourist sites and the marina. Getting the boat to Valletta is very easy with great views along the way. Would recommend 100%!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from LocandaLaGelsomina, Owner at Locanda La Gelsomina
Responded Jun 17, 2019
Dear Excursion381298 Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and feedback regarding your recent stay at La Gelsomina. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again should you travel to this side of the world in the near future and wish you a fabulous summer ahead! With gratitude
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aferret wrote a review Apr 2019
Zurich228 contributions152 helpful votes
Locanda La Gelsomina is a luxurious, yet cozy Asian themed B&B in a historic building. Our room was clean and very well maintained. We especially liked the information we got ahead of our trip and help in organizing certain activities. The location is perfect if you prefer to stay away from the crowds. There are some very good restaurants nearby, which can be reached in a few minutes by foot. Valletta can be easily reached by ferry. In general, an ideal base to explore Malta. Suggestions for improvement: The "theft proof" hangers and wall-mounted hair drier seemed a bit out of place. Furthermore, we'd expected a wider range of toiletries, such as conditioner or cotton buds, as we usually travel rather light. That said, we would return to Locanda La Gelsomina and recommend staying there if you value a smaller place off the beaten track.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from LocandaLaGelsomina, Owner at Locanda La Gelsomina
Responded Apr 27, 2019
Dear aferret Thank you for having taken the time to offer your feedback and review, which we greatly appreciate. It was an absolute pleasure hosting you both during your recent stay on the isle, and we are humbled by your gracious comments. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at La Gelsomina, and thank you for your very helpful suggestions and recommendations, which we will be sure to take into consideration. We hope our paths will cross again sooner rather than later, and hope you left the island with some wonderfully positive memories of your time here. With gratitude Rossella, Steven & family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Locanda La Gelsomina
Which popular attractions are close to Locanda La Gelsomina?
Nearby attractions include Malta at War Museum (0.09 miles), Three Cities (0.1 miles), and Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Locanda La Gelsomina?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Locanda La Gelsomina?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Locanda La Gelsomina?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Locanda La Gelsomina?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tal-Petut, Bebirgu, and Il-Hnejja.
Does Locanda La Gelsomina have airport transportation?
Yes, Locanda La Gelsomina offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Locanda La Gelsomina?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Locanda La Gelsomina?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Locanda La Gelsomina?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. John's Co-Cathedral (1.0 miles), Lascaris War Rooms (0.8 miles), and War HQ Tunnel (0.8 miles).
Does Locanda La Gelsomina have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.