4.2 out of 5

"Hotel was very good, perfect location with a great view of the harbour. Food including buffets was very good too which means you could consider half-b ... " More

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Hotel Description

The public transport around Grand Hotel Excelsior gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Grand Harbour. You'll find features such as free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking, plus 2 restaurants. This 5-star hotel has 428 rooms over 10 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with 24-hour room service, flat-screen TVs and minibars
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Options for a bite to eat or a refreshing drink include 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, a poolside bar and 2 bars/lounges
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools
  • Treat yourself to aromatherapy, facials or massages at Excelsior Spa
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a private beach and a fitness centre
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the overall comfort and low noise level
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Grand Harbour and 9 minutes on foot from Upper Barrakka Gardens
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

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

Deluxe Single Room Pool Area

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Grand Hotel Excelsior ratings based on 62 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 (31) Couples (14) Business (2) Family (8) Friends (2) Other (3)
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

4 out of 5
Nice hotel close to valetta town and over looking the water. Great veiws from the pool. Good range of breakfast items.

Posted by , from England on 26 Oct 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Nov 2018 by Melissa S

Dear HP, I would like to thank you for residing at the Grand Hotel Excelsior for your recent visit to Malta and for having the time to review our Hotel. We are glad to learn that your overall stay with us was an enjoyable one. Thank you for your positive comments regarding our view and our breakfast service. We are delighted to have hosted you and do hope to host you once again in the not too distant future. Best, Melissa

4 out of 5
Great hotel, delicious food, great atomsphere, fantastic luxury! Gorgeous bed and room, only one issue which was the drainage in the bathroom wasn't great. And the w.c got blocked because of this. Hotel staff resolved the problem, but we had to ask twice to get it fixed. Overall fantastic stay, and i would definitely recommend it. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!!

Posted by , from England on 24 Sep 2018

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5 out of 5
Hotel was very good, perfect location with a great view of the harbour. Food including buffets was very good too which means you could consider half-board (I never book half-board in case the food is terrible and didn’t this time, but we ate in the hotel three out of five nights). The beautiful city of Valetta is a short five minute walk away though. Concierge services were helpful in arranging anything we needed. And the pool is good, though the small area of sea marked off for swimming was also good and there are loads of fish to see so remember to take your snorkel, for some reason they don’t promote this but it is good.

Posted by , from scotland on 22 Aug 2018

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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 kid's 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)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • 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
  • 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)

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • 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 air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary 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.

  • 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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet 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

A private beach and a marina are featured at the hotel. An indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include 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

Excelsior Spa has massage/treatment rooms. Services include Swedish massages, facials, body wraps and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 9 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

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

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

Check-out

  • 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.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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 are 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.

Fees

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 buffet breakfast: EUR 18.50 for adults and EUR 9.25 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

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.
  • One child 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.

  • The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.