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4.2 out of 5

"Great service, clean hotel, close to Valetta - it's worthy of it's 5* rating. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 02 Sep 2019

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Hotel Description

The sightseeing around Grand Hotel Excelsior gets high marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Grand Harbour. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and 2 restaurants are available. This 5-star hotel has 428 rooms over 10 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like free WiFi and a balcony in each room.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with balconies, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, a poolside bar and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools
  • Indulge with facials, hot stone massages or body treatments at Le Grand Spa
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a private beach and a fitness centre
  • Guests really like the accommodation for the overall comfort and spaciousness
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Grand Harbour and 9 minutes on foot from Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£98* Per night/room 1 Jun - 2 Jun

Superior Double Room Single Use, Partial Sea View (Superior Deluxe)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Superior Double Room Single Use (Deluxe Inland Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Classic Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Royal Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Superior Deluxe Inland Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Grand Hotel Excelsior ratings based on 74 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Hotel Excelsior

Everyone (36) Couples (17) Business (2) Family (11) Friends (2) Other (3)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Nov 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Nov 2019 by Mathias

Dear guest, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us! Feedback is greatly valued as we get to identify our strengths and weaknesses to provide and ever-improving guest experience. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and we are excited to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Mathias

5 out of 5
Great service, clean hotel, close to Valetta - it's worthy of it's 5* rating.

Posted by on 2 Sep 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Jul 2019

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4 out of 5
The location of the hotel was perfect for what we needed.

Posted by on 21 Jul 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 26 Jun 2019

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5 out of 5
Love the location of the property, pool area. The little extras the hotel always provides. Room size and view

Posted by on 14 Jun 2019

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4 out of 5
Big room with huge bed was great. Very comfortable too. Decor a little dated in the room and hotel in general, in need of updating. Spa facilities were small but very nice and enjoyed the indoor and outdoor pool areas. Breakfast was included and pretty decent.

Posted by on 23 May 2019

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4 out of 5
This hotel is in an excellent location close to the centre of Valletta and ideal for visiting these extraordinary islands. Overall the staff and service offered is of an excellent standard, with all that one might expect from a five star property. The design and decor is rather dated - “faded glory” as a friend who lives on Malta described it! In need of a good refurbishment would be my own view. The benefit of an older property is that the rooms are very generously sized - we had a deluxe pool area room with balcony. Plenty of space but lots of brown furniture! The buffet breakfast was excellent and allowed a good start to the day. Would we go back? Definitely yes, but hope that the operators of the hotel will spend some money on improving the look.

Posted by on 6 May 2019

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4 out of 5
This was our 3rd stay here and our hotel of choice in Malta. The service can not be faulted and it is impeccably clean and well organised. It has every faciliity you could need and in a great location for access to Valetta. The breakfast buffet has a vast choice and all food here is of highest quality . Would highly recommend .

Posted by on 19 Feb 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Feb 2019 by Melissa GR Manager

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, highlighting certain aspects which were of concern during your recent stay with us. We are glad to learn that your overall stay with us was an enjoyable one. Thank you for your positive comments regarding our facilities. We are delighted to have hosted you and do hope to host you once again in the not too distant future. Best regards,

4 out of 5
Nice hotel but it smell on kitchen. I think that ventilation is not good.

Posted by , from Bulgaria on 18 Nov 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Nov 2018 by Melissa S

Dear Zlatka, Thank you for residing once again at Grand Hotel Excelsior. Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your experience at the hotel. Thank you for highlighting certain aspects which, in your opinion, are in need of improvement and we apologize if these have somehow hindered the enjoyment of your stay. We do hope to host you once again in the not too distant future. Best, Melissa

Property Features

Step outside to unwind on the sandy beach. Pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa and enjoy amenities at Grand Hotel Excelsior such as the marina and the outdoor pool. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges and A poolside bar. WiFi is free in public spaces. This Art Deco hotel also offers a kids' pool, a fitness centre and a garden. Self parking and valet parking are free. This 5-star Floriana hotel is smoke free.

  • 428 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free valet parking


  • Airport: Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) (7.7 km / 4.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Hotel Excelsior offers 428 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. This Floriana hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or cupboard

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Grand Hotel Excelsior has 2 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

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

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 9
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at anytime
  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Airport transport is offered 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 16 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 20.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per vehicle (roundtrip)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Grand Hotel Excelsior offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child aged 16 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

Awards & 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.

  • Malta Eco-Certified
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