Excelsior Grand Hotel
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Trip from the airport was via minibus rather than the expected taxi that I thought we'd booked. Took about 15 mins. We were given a nice cold drink on arrival and shown to our room on the 10th floor - reception is on the 6th as the hotel is built on a hill side. The room is facing inland as we thought the extra £400 for the week for a sea …
Fireworks and reflections at the pool of the Grand Excelsior Hotel.
An eight minute pyromusical show held by FireOne Malta in collaboration with St. Nicholas Fireworks Factory of Siggiewi.
Party Hosted by Fire One . . .
We moved from the Grand Harbour Hotel to the Grand Excelsior Hotel for the International Symposium on Fireworks . . . the difference was radical, but then so was the price.
The Grand Excelsior had a view of the tourist town of Selima. The Grand Harbour Hotel had a better view of the Grand Harbour . . . a working Sea Port. and the …
What a city! Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. La Vallette is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government.
We pulled into the dock and were awe- …
... hot and we slowly strolled back to the ship. After lunch we both had a swim and sought the shade for a while and about 4pm, just to make sure that Valletta know that we were about to depart, the ship gave a number of very loud blasts on its siren and shortly afterwards eased away from the quayside and passed the old buildings of the city and out to sea. We had bought a bottle of Rose wine, made in Malta, and before dinner we opened the wine ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
Based on the price you expect a lot from this hotel and with few exceptions the stay was amazing. Starting with a glass of fruit juice while you were checking in, and a breakfast buffet that adds pounds now just thinking about it! Followed by lunch buffet . . .
The view was fantastic.
Our only complaints were that the higher floors had poor wi-fi connection and they did not call a taxi for you they had there own "Transportation" which cost 12 euro to go anywhere including just to the top of the hill so you could walk into the city or go to the transit center to catch a bus. . . down hill took only a few minutes, uphill was not a fun way to start any journey. But 12 euros seemed a bit stiff for a 3 minute ride.
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The Excelsior Grand is ideally situated, only a few minutes walk from the bus station, where buses run to the whole of the island.
Excellent Grand Hotel
Excellent hotel. Big thanks to Derek at the Concierge desk for finding me a set of Cuff Links for my kilt, and to Matthew at the bar for making our stay feel very special. Hotel staff are all excellent and really went out of their way to make our stay one to remember. Malta is an excellent destination. Bus travel is easy and cheap.
Excellent and refreshing winter break
An excellent experience from the moment we arrived to the moment we left. The helpfulness of all staff, from the porters and maids to the chefs, waiters and bar staff was absolutely tremendous. They went out of their way to make sure that we were happy. The food was delicious, the breakfasts kept us going all day, and even the evening buffet was of an exceptional standard. The hotel is located within a 3 minute walk of Valletta bus terminal making it accessible to the whole island. Not all areas were complete yet but we will definitely be visiting again to see the hotel in full swing!
5* Excellent Hotel
This hotel opened in September 2007, but not all of the facilities are yet available. The hotel is modern, spacious and equipped to a very high standard. The rooms are also of a high standard, with all you would expect from a 5* hotel. The hotel faces out onto the harbour with excellent views. The breakfasts are buffet style and every taste is catered for. This hotel is situated close to the centre of Valletta, but there is a down side, the hotel is at sea level and it is a steep walk into the town. Cleanliness is very good and the staff could not do enough for you.
If your idea of a relaxing stay is to be woken at 7:30am by workmen hammering and drilling on the floor above your room then this is the place for you
It's Good now & Going To Be Great
We stayed during the "soft opening" for our first holiday in Malta - 6 nights. This hotel is in an excellent location for touring around Malta, the pool is beautiful, the food was excellent and the staff very welcoming and accommodating. Room are very comfortable and well equipped; the views are fabulous overlooking a bay and bastion. Considering it is not yet complete, they are well on their way to being an excellent hotel. During the start up, the gym is not yet opened, there was one dining area and one two bars (one by the pool and one in the hotel). You can walk to the old city of Valletta and/or the central bus terminal as well as to the ferry to take you to Sliema. We would certainly stay there again!
I was booked into this hotel for a conference during the 'soft opening'. This means the hotel is not yet complete but they want to try out their staff and systems with a small number of guests. There were obvious snags in the rooms and the hotel was obviously not complete - carpet was still getting laid and builders were everywhere. HOWEVER, when it is complete (scheduled for January I believe), it will be stunning. The location is really good, views are good, and considering that the complete hotel was not operational, the staff were extremely pleasant and attentive. Food was good, rooms large and well equipped, and I am looking forward to returning when it is finished. I stay in many hotels on business and this is at the top end of the scale for location and amenities. The 'average' rating I provided is based solely on the fact the hotel is incomplete - by January I would expect it to be excellent.