The first thing to say is that the Excelsior is a genuine 5 star experience. The little extras that can be missing are all delivered - from the door staff who never fail to open the door, to the turn down service at night, to the complimentary water delivered daily, to the spotlessly clean public areas - the Excelsior delivers.
I picked the hotel because it had the pools, spa and private beach for my wife but was just 5 minute walk in to the old town for me. A perfect combo of a resort hotel in the city. The rooms are large with balconies, the carpet could do with renewing, but otherwise a good standard of room, I would opt for a sea view if possible.
There are lots of good things to mention about the hotel, but I would give special mention to the small private beach, the quality of the breakfast buffet and the stunning views of the harbour and Manoel Island. Plus the staff who are eager to deliver a 5 star experience.
Of course there were minor niggles, I think the hotel would do well to have a wider range of cheaper pool snacks. The pool restaurant is nice but too expensive for many families staying at the hotel. Serving drinks outside at night would also be a nice touch.
Overall superb, I wouldn't hesitate to return, fine hotel and a lovely historic city.
- 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