Often called the Mediterranean’s Tiny Treasure, the island country of Malta is a gorgeous vacation destination that has over 7,000 years of history. It’s not usually at the top of your potential vacation spots, but it should be, as its beauty is incomparable and stunning. It’s filled with good food, wine, and beaches, and is a unique Mediterranean destination that you should not overlook. We’ve identified some of the best hotels and resorts you can stay at while visiting Malta. Some of these are right in the heart of the capital city of Valletta while others are situated in Malta’s sister island, Gozo.
1.Grand Hotel Excelsior
© Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior is a premier, five-star hotel that is situated on the steps of the capital city of Valletta - one of Malta’s stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Staying at the hotel means that you’ll be right in the heart of all there is to see and do in the area, no matter if you’re into art and culture, historical architectural gems, or major attractions which are popular with tourists. The 429 rooms and suites are magnificent as each of them are elegantly decorated and fitted with modern amenities to ensure comfort. Some of the hotel’s superb facilities include a large indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped gym, a health and beauty center, and a private 30-berth marina.
Address: Great Siege Road, Floriana FRN 1810, Malta, Phone: +356-21-25-05-20
2.Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
© Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is a luxury spa and diving resort that is hidden in the heart of the Mediterranean. The five-star accommodation is perfect for visitors who are looking to have a memorable vacation in a private and serene setting. You’ll be met with the highest level of comfort, service, and style from the minute you step into the secluded getaway. You can choose from one of the hotel’s 140 rooms and suites, most of which offer stunning views of the surrounding semi-tropical gardens. Other aspects include incomparable on-house dining venues, an authentic ayurvedic center, and the popular Kempinski Spa.
Address: Triq ir-Rokon, San Lawrenz, Malta, Phone: +356-22-11-00-00
© Hotel Juliani
Hotel Juliani offers stylish and comfortable accommodation, alongside incomparable personalized service, for all of their guests. The hotel is located across from Spinola Bay and has excellent facilities to ensure you have a memorable stay. All guests will be able to indulge in a delicious breakfast daily and then spend the rest of their day enjoying the hotel’s offerings such as a private rooftop swimming pool, the cafe lounge, or discuss day excursions to local sites with the hotel concierge. There are five styles of rooms and suites, each of which are excellently decorated to make the most out of the space and view that is available from there.
Address: 25 St George's Road, St Julians STJ 3208, Malta, Phone: +356-21-38-80-00
4.Hotel Phoenicia Malta
© Hotel Phoenicia Malta
Hotel Phoenicia Malta is one of the most luxurious hotels in Malta; the five-star accommodation is sure to provide one of the most exquisite hotel experiences you’ve ever had. You’ll be staying in one of the most revered architectural treasures in the city, one that is fitted with comfortable and stylish accommodation, modern amenities, additional features, and warm Maltese hospitality. There are 136 luxury bedrooms and suites available to guests, many of which offer panoramic views of some of the most historic buildings in Valletta. Bedroom amenities include a fully-stocked minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, individual temperature control, LCD television, a work space, luxury bathroom products, and more.
Address: The Mall, FRN1478, Floriana, Malta, Phone: +356-21-22-52-41
5.The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
© The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
The Westin Dragonara Resort in Malta is a wonderful accommodation that is situated on a private peninsula and surrounded by sparking azure waters. The hotel is housed in a historic building which is surrounded by lavish grounds. You can spend your time at the hotel relaxing on the full-service sundecks, taking a swim in their private beach or swimming pools, or wander out to nearby shopping and entertainment attractions - including Malta’s most historic casino. You’ll love their opulent rooms and suites, many of which have private balconies or terraces which overlook the sea.
Address: Dragonara Road St. Julian's STJ, 3143, Malta, Phone: +356-21-38-10-00
6.Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
© Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
The Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands is one of the leading hotels on the island and has won many awards over the years including the World Travel Award. The five-star hotel is situated alongside the stunning Mediterranean Sea on Golden Bay Beach and offers an island paradise for visitors from all over the world to get away to. While staying at the beach resort, you’ll be able to partake in many of their upscale, world-class facilities and features such as accessing the private clear blue saltwater beaches, relaxing in the spa, dining in one of the four on-site restaurants, or just enjoying your elegantly designed room with views of your surroundings.
Address: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands Malta MLH, 5510, Malta, Phone: +356-23-56-10-00
The Hilton Malta is your year round oasis in the Portomaso Yacht Marina in St. Julians. You’ll be just twenty minutes away from Malta International Airport and fifteen minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage capital city of Valletta. The hotel has many outstanding features such as four outdoor swimming pools, a heated indoor swimming pool, a designated children’s swimming pool, three restaurants, and four bars. Guests love indulging in massages and treatments at the hotels in-house Myoka 5 Senses Spa which offers a selection of treatments to choose from. If you’re there for adventure, the hotel makes the perfect base from which you can explore Valletta, the former capital Mdina, the traditional fishing village of Marsaxlokk, or Gozo, Malta’s sister island.
Address: Vjal Portomaso St Julian's PTM, 01, Malta, Phone: +356-21-38-33-83
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8.Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's
© Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's
Savor exquisite amenities and an incomparable view while staying at the Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian’s. The four-star restaurant offers the perfect island getaway as is surrounded by the azure Mediterranean Sea. You’ll be within a short distance from Malta International Airport, the capital city of Valletta, and Malta’s sister island, Gozo. There are 252 wonderful rooms and suites to choose from, each of which includes a balcony or a terrace for you to enjoy the stunning views from. Other features include various in-house dining establishments such as the Kon Tiki, Le Bistro, the Edge Restaurant, or The Bridge Bar. Other aspects include a state-of-the-art fitness center, two outdoor swimming pools, an indoor swimming pool, two tennis courts, and a spa and wellness center.
Address: St George's Bay St. Julian's STJ, 3391, Malta, Phone: +356-21-37-48-94
9.Park Lane Aparthotel
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Park Lane Aparthotel is a boutique accommodation in the form of apartments which combine the comforts of home along with the luxuries of a five-star hotel. There are six types of self-catering apartments styles to choose from, each of which are spacious and well-furnished. Some of the aparthotel’s features include luxury bedding, a furnished balcony, a separate work area, and a kitchenette complete with a fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, and cookware/ dishware. Additional facilities include a 24/7 reception, daily maid service, room service, and an outdoor, rooftop swimming pool with a sun deck from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
Address: Maskli Street Qawra St Paul's Bay MT SPB, 1480, San Pawl il-Bahar, Malta, Phone: +356-21-57-73-19
10.Grand Hotel Gozo
© Grand Hotel Gozo
Situated at the entry point to Gozo Island: Mgarr Harbour, the Grand Hotel Gozo is a remarkable hotel with even more remarkable views of Gozo Harbour and the Mediterranean Sea. The en-suite four-star accommodation has an array of rooms and suites to choose from, many of which have views or balconies which look out to the harbor and the many fishing boats which go in and out. All room choices come with complimentary WiFi, satellite televisions, individual temperature control, an in-room safe, and a mini-bar. If you’re travelling with children, the Family Suite is the best option as it has two interconnecting bedrooms along with several other unique features.
Address: Triq Sant Antnin, Mgarr, Gozo GSM 9026, Malta, Phone: +356-22-16-10-00
11.The Victoria Hotel
© The Victoria Hotel
The Victoria Hotel in Malta is a part of the AX hotel chain, where their aim is to treat each guest like royalty. You’ll be staying in the Victorian, four-star accommodation that is modern yet full of character. The hotel places guests from two kilometers away from the main promenade, the seafront, and all there is to see and do there. The classic hotel is luxurious, elegant, and has exceptional amenities such as multi-purpose conference halls and amazing spa facilities. There are seven room styles to choose from, with the Executive Suite being a popular option with guests who want an exclusive experience. Staying in the Executive Suite will put you on the 7th floor of the building and provide you with two stylish bedrooms, a separate lounge area, and a beautiful terrace.
Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, SLM 1807, Malta, Phone: +356-21-33-47-11
12.Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort
© Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort
The Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort can be found on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea, making it a perfect retreat for an island holiday. The unique luxury experience is personalized to meet your needs and ensure your stay is memorable from the moment you walk in to the lobby. You’ll be moments away from Malta’s cosmopolitan hub while enjoying the five-star facilities of Corinthia Beach Resort. There are 200 rooms, family rooms, and suites available at the hotel, each with a private balcony and stunning view. Other aspects of the hotel include ten in-house dining and drinking establishments, 24-hour front desk assistance, and private, secure underground parking.
Address: ix-Xatt Ta' San Gorg, San Giljan STJ 3301, Malta, Phone: +356-23-70-20-00
13.Ramla Bay Resort
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The Ramla Bay Resort is situated on the northernmost coast of Malta in a picturesque surrounding that is relaxing and peaceful. The hotel is renowned as one of the best on the island, not only for its above-par rooms and suites, but its array of facilities and outstanding personalized service. The en-suite rooms and self-catering apartments all have balconies from which you can enjoy the amazing views surrounding the hotel. Other features include amazing gardens to relax in, three seawater swimming pools, a private sandy beach exclusively for guests, an on-site diving school, and a water sports center from which you can indulge in a number of adventurous and fun activities.
Address: Triq Ir-Ramla, Il-Mellieha, Malta, Phone: +356-22-81-22-81
14.db Seabank Resort and Spa
© db Seabank Resort + Spa
The db Seabank Resort + Spa is an all-inclusive accommodation which offers a location and services which are incomparable to other hotels in the area. You’re sure to have a peaceful and refreshing experience, being just a short walk away from one of Malta’s largest beaches. The all-inclusive resort has so many options for you to indulge in such as six themed restaurants which offer local and international cuisine, three bars, one of the largest hotel pools in Malta, a wellness spa with separate heated indoor swimming pool, and a full animation program with live shows and performances every evening.
Address: Marfa Road, Il-Mellieha MLH 9064, Malta, Phone: +356-22-89-10-00
© InterContinental Malta
The InterContinental Malta is an exclusive haven which can be found on the private beachside of St Julian’s. You’ll be within walking distance of some of the finest entertainment and shopping establishments in the area, as well a short drive from Malta’s capital city, Valletta. Even so, you’ll never even have to leave the hotel premises for an authentic Maltese experience. Along with the access to a private beach, you can also make use of the hotel’s stunning lagoon-style outdoor pool or feast at one of the 8 restaurants and 8 bars which are available on site.
Address: St. George's Bay St. Julian's STJ, 3310, Malta, Phone: +356-21-37-76-00
16.Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
© Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
Corinthia Hotel St. George’s Bay is a wonderful place from which you can experience the best of coastal Malta. Some of their unique features which makes them different from other accommodations in the area are their facilities, which include an in-house diving school and water sports center, a private beach, six swimming pools, and a luxurious spa. There are a number of rooms, family rooms, and suites to choose from; their Deluxe Suite is a popular option and has a private bedroom, a separate dining room, two bathrooms, three private balconies, and access to the Executive Club Lounge.
Address: St Georges Bay, St Julians STJ 3301, Malta, Phone: +356-21-37-41-14
17.Hotel Ta' Cenc & Spa
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Hotel Ta’ Cenc & Spa can be found on the highest, most magical point on the island of Gozo. Staying there means that you’ll be surrounded by stunning views of the picturesque islands of Malta and Comino, the Mediterranean Sea, and majestic cliffs and undisturbed skylines in the distance. The holiday destination is both relaxing and stimulating, complete with a number of swimming pools, enticing eateries, and a holistic wellness spa which guests love. There are 83 bungalows and rooms to choose from, each of which offer the utmost comfort to ensure guests have a memorable stay.
Address: Triq Ta Cenc, Ta' Sannat SNT 9049, Malta, Phone: +356-22-19-10-00
18.Pergola Club Hotel & Spa
© Pergola Club Hotel & Spa
The Pergola Club Hotel & Spa is a wonderful choice when you’re looking for a place to stay in Malta. You can get away from it all, as they have a range of facilities guests can make use of. Some of the superior facilities include two outdoor swimming pools, a heated indoor swimming pool, a children’s splash pool, a jacuzzi, sauna, a panoramic sun deck complete with sun beds and parasols, the Go Dive Malta diving center, and their renowned Da Vinci Spa. There are six room and apartment styles to choose from, each of which have been designed with all of the comforts and luxuries you would expect the renowned hotel.
Address: Adenau Street, MLH2014, Il-Mellieha, Malta, Phone: +356-21-52-39-12
© Cornucopia Hotel
The Cornucopia Hotel is one of the few on the list that is located in Malta’s sister island, Gozo. You’ll find yourself in the heart of the tranquil and peaceful Gozitan countryside - a place where you’ll surely find the relaxation you sought for your holiday. The four-star, family-operated hotel is a beautifully converted farmhouse that is full of charm and character. It is situated high on the valley, giving guests stunning views of their immediate surroundings and the distant sea. You’ll be a short walk away from the village core of Xaghra if you choose to venture out, but you can also spend your entire vacation on the hotel property relaxing on the exclusive terraces or taking a dip in one of the two swimming pools.
Address: 10 Gnien Imriek Street, Xaghra, Gozo XRA 1521, Malta, Phone: +356-21-55-64-86
20.Hugo's Boutique Hotel
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Hugo’s Boutique Hotel is an adults-only, designer hotel which can be found amidst the entertainment and business district of Malta. They are the first hotel to offer ‘high-tech’ rooms in Malta; for example, a standard feature in all of their rooms and suites include an easy-to-use, personal, in-room tablet which allows you to control everything from lighting and music to even drawing the curtains. You can also use the tablet to book an excursion and order room service. One of the most popular room choices is the Signature Sea View Suite, which is a beautifully designed accommodation with luxury bedding, Italian marble bathrooms, an outdoor jacuzzi, private terrace, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Address: St. George's Road, Paceville, St Julian's STJ 3200, Malta, Phone: +356-20-16-24-20
21.Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa
© Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa
The Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa is one of Malta’s top four-star hotels and can be found right in the heart of Mellieha. While staying there, you’ll be surrounded by a charming and picturesque town and countryside, while being a short walk away from the largest beach in Malta, Mellieha Bay. It’s the perfect choice for couples who are looking to celebrate a romantic retreat away from the everyday hustles and bustles of life. There are twelve room styles, with the most extravagant being the Penthouse Suite which comes with a private swimming pool, a large roof terrace, and complimentary use of the hotel spa. There are two restaurants, two bars, and two poolside bars at the hotel, all of which offer a variety of cuisine for guests to enjoy.
Address: George Borg Olivier Street, Il-Mellieha MLH 1021, Malta, Phone: +356-22-89-20-00
22.Solana Hotel & Spa
© Solana Hotel & Spa
The Solana Hotel & Spa is one of Malta’s most premier luxury accommodations. You’ll find yourself in a modern, yet charming, hotel atmosphere that has tons of facilities for their guests such as an amazing outdoor rooftop swimming pool and a variety of dining options to satisfy the palate of even the most particular diner. There are three restaurants and two bars on the hotel property, each offering a unique combination of carefully concocted drinks and dishes. Other facilities also include a separate indoor swimming pool, a spa, fitness center, sun terrace, and more. There are 165 rooms and suites to choose from; the one-bedroom apartment includes a kitchenette and is a great choice for guests who choose to self-cater.
Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, MLH1025, Il-Mellieha, Malta, Phone: +356-21-52-22-11
23.Mellieha Bay Hotel
© Mellieha Bay Hotel
The Mellieha Bay Hotel is a Mediterranean gem that is situated right amidst one the largest, most gorgeous, beaches in Malta. Each of their 313 rooms and suites all offer amazing views of the sparkling sea, and if you choose to venture out of the hotel, you’ll also be able to take in their beautifully landscaped gardens. The resort is constantly abuzz and has something for everyone to do in the day and at nights; the enthusiastic staff is often seen hosting games and activities such as nature walks to explore the surroundings, quiz nights, aqua aerobics, archery, water polo, and fitness classes. In the nights, you can spend your time viewing or participating in musical performances by renowned local artists, karaoke sing-alongs, interactive magic shows, and so much more.
Address: Ghadira MLH 9065, Malta, Phone: +356-23-57-00-00
24.Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa
© Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa
The Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa is a luxurious and elegant accommodation that can be found situated right in the heart of Malta’s capital city, Valletta. The charming hotel is an oasis for visitors from all over the world who are looking to have a memorable stay in the hotel while also being in close proximity to all of the area’s major attractions. Some of the facilities and features of Corinthia Palace include multilingual concierge, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a modern gym, spa, courtesy bus service, and 24-hour in-room dining. If you choose to stay in one of their Executive Rooms or Suites, you’ll have access to their Executive Lounge, which overlooks their beautiful gardens and offers an array of enhanced, personalized services.
Address: De Paule Avenue, San Anton BZN 9023, Malta, Phone: +356-21-44-03-01
24 Best Malta Hotels
- Grand Hotel Excelsior, Photo: Grand Hotel Excelsior
- Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Photo: Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
- Hotel Juliani, Photo: Hotel Juliani
- Hotel Phoenicia Malta, Photo: Hotel Phoenicia Malta
- The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta, Photo: The Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
- Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands, Photo: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands
- Hilton Malta, Photo: unununius/stock.adobe.com
- Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's, Photo: Radisson Blu Resort, Malta St. Julian's
- Park Lane Aparthotel, Photo: Park Lane Aparthotel
- Grand Hotel Gozo, Photo: Grand Hotel Gozo
- The Victoria Hotel, Photo: The Victoria Hotel
- Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort, Photo: Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort
- Ramla Bay Resort, Photo: Ramla Bay Resort
- db Seabank Resort and Spa, Photo: db Seabank Resort + Spa
- InterContinental Malta, Photo: InterContinental Malta
- Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay, Photo: Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay
- Hotel Ta' Cenc & Spa, Photo: Hotel Ta' Cenc & Spa
- Pergola Club Hotel & Spa, Photo: Pergola Club Hotel & Spa
- Cornucopia Hotel, Photo: Cornucopia Hotel
- Hugo's Boutique Hotel, Photo: Hugo's Boutique Hotel
- Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa, Photo: Maritim Antonine Hotel & Spa
- Solana Hotel & Spa, Photo: Solana Hotel & Spa
- Mellieha Bay Hotel, Photo: Mellieha Bay Hotel
- Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa, Photo: Corinthia Palace Hotel and Spa
- Cover Photo: efesenko/stock.adobe.com