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Grand Hotel Excelsior

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Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Private beach
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

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Grand Hotel Excelsior

5.0 star property
Floriana beachfront hotel with 2 restaurants, spa

8.6/10 Fabulous

1,000 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is £118
Price available on 27/11/2022
Great Siege Road, Floriana, Malta

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Malta Experience - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Porticello - 12 min walk
  • Il Ristorantino Italiano - 12 min walk
  • Asti Guesthouse - 13 min walk
  • Museum Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Guze Bistro - 13 min walk

About this property

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Grand Hotel Excelsior offers a private beach and puts you near activities such as scuba-diving, snorkelling and surfing/body boarding. The outdoor pool and indoor pool provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, body wraps and aromatherapy. Dining choices include 2 restaurants, and the 2 bars/lounges are great places to grab a cold drink. A marina, a poolside bar and a fitness centre are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. The local sightseeing and comfortable guest rooms get great marks from fellow travellers.


Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Protocols (Malta)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 428 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (16 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Shopping
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 14 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Marina
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height worktop and sink


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


The on-site spa has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Malta Eco-Certified, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.
The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: EUR 50 per accommodation, per day

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 50 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Protocols (Malta) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Excelsior Grand Hotel
Grand Excelsior Floriana
Grand Excelsior Hotel
Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior Floriana
Hotel Excelsior Grand
Hotel Grand Excelsior

Frequently asked questions

Does Grand Hotel Excelsior offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Grand Hotel Excelsior does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
As of 26 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grand Hotel Excelsior on 27 Nov 2022 start from £118, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Yes, there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 50 per vehicle roundtrip.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Oracle Casino (17-min drive) and Dragonara Casino (18-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Grand Hotel Excelsior and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as hiking, parasailing and scuba-diving, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy treatments at the spa and relax in the indoor and outdoor pools. Grand Hotel Excelsior also has 2 bars, a private beach and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Porticello (12-min walk), Il Ristorantino Italiano (12-min walk) and Asti Guesthouse (13-min walk).
Does Grand Hotel Excelsior have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Grand Hotel Excelsior like?
Grand Hotel Excelsior is in the heart of Floriana, a short 4-minute walk from Grand Harbour and 20 minutes' walk from Malta Experience. Travellers say that the local area is very quiet perfect for sightseeing.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

Rory, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Excelsior
A lovely hotel, close to all amenities in Valletta (although a short hill in between). Outdoor pool was adjacent to the harbour so lovely views. Breakfast was great and loads of choice. Rooms were spacious and clean and our balcony had a nice view. Indoor spa was good although disappointing that the jacuzzi was out of action all week. Every member of staff was polite, helpful and courteous and really made our stay more special. Thoroughly recommend this hotel and Valletta as a base.
Geoff, 3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Really nice hotel , staff very polite and helpful My room had plumbing issues which they tied to fix 3 times but never got to bottom of it ( it was manageable by me ) overall I would stay again
Graham, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The straw that broke the camel's back
Hotel accomodation, housekeeping staff, front desk staff: second to none. Poolside Tiki restaurant: worse than a nightmare : Mains = Fresh fish of the day OR Tagliata. BUT there was no fish, for "the restaurant would soon close being late in the season". My outside guests and I had no choice but to opt for meat. We waited for well over one hour, complained, the meat came - partly burnt on the edges. We asked for steak knives, for the butter knives would not cut. "Sorry, we have no steak knives." We went away, after the maître was informed I'd not pay. He was courteous and fully agreed.
Clémentine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mrs Susan E, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

JULIE ELIZABETH, 3-night trip
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6/10 Good

Prime location, spectacular views. Dated decor, no room upgrade.
Stephan, 8-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great location for centre of Valletta
Great service from all staff. Breakfast has a great selection. The pool area is looking a bit dated now and could do with a makeover.
Debbie, 7-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent all round hotel in a fantastic location. Highly recommended!
Jason, 4-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The hotel staff are excellent, helpful and polite my only gripe is the room we were given was supposedly an upgraded room, which was fatigued ( carpets worn and bathroom having chipped and cracked floor tiles ). So in no way was this a 5* hotel room, the facilities were generally good around the hotel and staff friendly and accommodating. To be honest the last few years of no tourists due to Covid hasn’t probably helped maintenance/investment wise. Location is good 5 minute walk into Valletta ( easy access to bus station ) and maybe a 10 minute walk in the other direction takes you to the silima ferry. And although the room wasn’t perfect (house keeping was very good though) this didn’t stop us from enjoying our stay.
james, 7-night family trip
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