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
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.
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!
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%!
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.…
I was sad to leave La Locanda Gelsomina as Rossella did her very best to create a home from home. She considerately took care of every detail for my sister and I - over 30 emails were exchanged in preparation for our trip, tours were arranged, yoga lessons and spa sessions organised and dinners were reserved. The property is wonderful - do take care to use the closet and not get limestone on your clothes. The food was lovely and the rooms were cleaned daily. The yoga break with Szilvia was wonderful and we look forward to being return guests.
When you walk in at Locanda La Gelsomina your senses are peacefully transformed into a magic of old world sophistication and romantic historic charm. This beautifully historic bed and breakfast hotel boutique is perfectly managed by family members who hold true to heart what it means to run a family bed and breakfast. Marcella, who is the owner has put her heart and soul into making this boutique hotel a paradise nestled peacefully amongst the limestone buildings of Birgu. Our Suite was nicely accommodating and We especially looked forward to breakfast every morning which was always so beautifully and exceptionally prepared. Marcella's homemade jams would simply make you go back to visit and give her a big hug. She is a lovely woman. Rosella, Marcella's daughter is a breath of fresh air when staying here and visiting Malta. She is a beacon of knowledge of the entire Island. She went well beyond her means of professionalism acting as concierge extraordinaire by helping us plan multiple day trips all over Malta and as well as recommending the best restaurants for lunch and dinner. Our visit would not have been as adventurous and meaningful without her helping us plan our daily day trips. We absolutely felt right at home at Locanda La Gelsomina and we will definitely be planning on returning. We highly recommend this romantic hidden diamond in Birgu.…
An absolutely fabulous stay. Within walking distance of ferry or bus to Valletta. Rosella is a delightful hostess. Very quiet location in old city with beautiful small winding streets. A truly scrumptious breakfast. Restaurants and wine bars close by. Most definitely recommend this 5 star Boutique accommodation.
Despite charming building, if you want to be able to be calm I suggest you go elsewhere. the old lady really needs to calm down. You want people with a certain level at your hotel? learn the basics and don’t be aggressive. Such a shame that we couldn’t take a good memory home from this charming building. Stop waking people up at 9, stop jumping at our necks the moment we get inside from the hot weather outside to tell us that we should hurry up. Stop bothering your guests lady! Such a shame.... I will book another hotel next time.
We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday at Locanda La Gelsomina, a fabulously decorated four room hotel. The hosts were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble to make our stay special. We had some interesting chats too! Our room (Suite 2) was beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. Breakfast was amazing, with delicious homemade preserves and cakes. We hope to return soon.