Excelsior Grand Hotel

Great Siege Road, Valletta, Island of Malta, FRN1810, Malta | 5 star hotel
Prices starting from $152.00

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Hhmmmm ... Malteesers...

A travel blog entry by foremanclan on Jun 05, 2014

3 comments, 23 photos

It is soooooooooo nice to have some heat again! Landed in Malta after a wee plane ride from Oz and the heat was/is perfect, 30C pool, sight seeing and a wedding followed by tourist stuff and more frolicking in the pool....so far Malta has impressed and if we didn't live in Oz this would be high on the list if not on top of places to live. Blue …

The south

A travel blog entry by wander-ful


... trinity of st. Julian's, Silema and Valetta. Here it is old Malta. Pre-tourism, rural, flat, vast expanses of farmland dotted with small communities. The ironically named Pretty Bay lies here, the Island's shipping port. This is Malta's second largest national income after tourism. Marsaxlokk itself has a rich history of invasion. Due to its size, southern location and ease of access (compared to the ...


A travel blog entry by iskanderdia

... than a lovely dessert from the dinner of yesterday.
At 2:30 we had a meeting about Franklin Covey in the Sliema office with the head of education and training of AirMalta. She was an english women, talking with very strong accent, so I didn't understand everything. We were talking about the 7 habit and the Trust programme. I think she was interested and they will keep in touch for 2014. Probably MJ's brother Jimmy will have ...

In the Footsteps of the Knights

A travel blog entry by mariahaag

... only, and the Maltese government persuaded its citizens to leave the stones of that one street intact so that inhabitants and tourists like ourselves could feel that we were walking amidst the echo of steel shod (and whatever they wore when they were out of their elaborate, Baroque armor) footsteps. Oh, and did I mention we got a ride in a gondola through the Grand Harbor? Amazing. ...

More of Malta

A travel blog entry by brentandglenda


... there, exploring the streets and squares and discovering the hidden delights, such as unusual, ornate door knockers and interesting architecture. From the walls of the city we had stunning views across the northern half of Malta.

We drove from Mdina to Mosta, a few kilometres further inland, to see the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, more commonly known as Mosta Dome. The dome of this church is said to be the fourth largest in Europe and it was huge! The ...

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This 5 star hotel, located on Great Siege Road, Valletta, is near St. John's Co-Cathedral, Mdina Old City, Manoel Theatre, and Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsExcelsior Grand Hotel Valletta

    Reviewed by foremanclan

    We WILL return!

    Reviewed Jun 5, 2014
    by (2 reviews) Adelaide , Australia Flag of Australia

    This hotel really lived up to its 5 star rating. Staff were excellent, so helpful, courteous and smiling all the time. Rooms excellent. The food at the breakfast buffet was sensational. We WILL be back!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by jackies-world

    You get what you pay for

    Reviewed Apr 22, 2012
    by (9 reviews) Anchorage , United States Flag of United States

    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.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Excelsior Grand Hotel Valletta

    Fabulously situated new hotel


    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.

    A 5 star building site


    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!

    Not ready yet.....!


    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Excelsior Grand Hotel Valletta

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent