I would say that this is an excellent hotel for the single traveller - it is situated in Floriana, near Valletta, and is roughly 5 minutes walk (uphill!) to the town. The hotel is close to the main bus terminus where all island buses return at end of their trips. The island is quite small and buses are efficient. I went to Mdina and Marsaxlokk by bus. The Ferry point to Sliema is about 5 minutes walk from the hotel, mostly downhill. The hotel has beautiful facilities, several restaurants and a large pool. The staff are welcoming, and above all kind! You are greeted every day at breakfast on the 4th floor, with views across to Manoel Island, where small boats and cruisers sail by - idyllic! The hotel has a manmade "beach" where you can swim in the sea. There is a spa and an indoor pool which would be good for winter breaks. The hotel is also used for conferences and business - while I was there there were two charity events held, the US airforce had staff staying, and all of the MTV crew were there as the MTV music festival was on - I saw Lady Gaga, and the Blackeyed Peas for free - a bonus! A very varied and interesting place to stay. Valletta is an interesting old town. Lots of history and amazing architecture. Good resort for singles - lots to see, but not so easy for anyone with walking difficulties as Valletta is very hilly and full of steps. Shops close at 7pm. If you are a young single and looking for a bit more night life take the bus to Sliema!
- 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