When your heart is set on a holiday in Malta, there’s a lot to look forward to. Beautiful beaches, hidden coves, and amazing historical sites – this magical island has it all. In fact, only poor accommodation can take the shine off your Malta holiday. That’s why we’ve chosen 5 of the best hotels the island has to offer so you can be certain your stay will be as perfect as your surroundings.
1. 66 St. Paul’s, Valetta
This majestic hotel in Malta’s capital is designed to be part of your holiday experience, not just a place to sleep. Set in a lovingly restored 17th century palazzo, original features have been retained and the softly lit stonework gives a warm glow to the interior.
Each room is tastefully designed for individual character, and comes with all the modern amenities you would expect from a high-end boutique hotel. A writing desk, flat screen TV and walk in shower (or bath) are all there, while a Nespresso coffee machine, minibar and Molton Brown bathroom products add the finishing touches.
The central courtyard is the perfect place for a morning latte or glass of wine in the evenings, and features a retractable glass ceiling for rare days of inclement weather. On the roof, there’s a plunge pool complete with sun loungers and parasols, perfect for cooling off after a day’s exploring.
2. Db Seabank Resort, Mellieha
Holidaymakers return year after year to the all-inclusive Seabank, and for good reason. A high-end resort with multiple pools, a fitness centre, spa and daily entertainment, the hotel overlooks Mellieha Bay, Malta’s biggest sandy beach.
Ideal for families with little ones that love to splash about in the ocean or pool, this beachside resort offers a kid’s club, playhouse, adventure pool ─ and even a bowling alley. For adults, there’s a dedicated pool with swim up bar, cocktail lounge, and a spa with with massage, indoor pool and steam room.
The db Seabank is an All Inclusive resort, which means breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are all included in the price. As part of the deal, the hotel offers free-flowing alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, so kids and adults can quench their thirst at any time of day. With buffets at breakfast and lunch, and 7 themed restaurants to choose from in the evenings, the resort ensures every taste is catered for.
3. Intercontinental Hotel, St. Julians
The award-winning Intercontinental promises a luxurious stay with all the latest high-end amenities and facilities. With indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness centre, squash courts, kid’s club and 24-hour concierge service, the hotel is perfectly set up for every kind of holiday. Located near the beach in St Julians, holiday-goers are in within walking distance of shops, bars and fashionable restaurants.
Modern and well-equipped, each room features a walk in shower with bath, mini bar, satellite TV, sound system and work desk. You’ll also find a balcony for coffee or evening drinks, with great views of the city or pool. Family rooms and suites are available, while rooms at the top give direct access to Skybeach, the hotel’s rooftop infinity pool with bar and restaurant.
Besides the excellent amenities and stylish décor, guests make repeat returns to the Intercontinental for the outstanding food. There are 7 restaurants and 7 bars in total, each offering their own flair and personality. Whether indoors, sea-side or al-fresco, diners can choose from menus featuring Mediterranean, European and Asia-inspired dishes, all cooked with the freshest of ingredients.
4. Radisson Blu Resort, Golden Bay
Perched on a cliff overlooking the magnificent Golden Bay, the Radisson Blue Resort & Spa is the perfect location for al-fresco dining, swimming and relaxing. With three pools and its own private beach, the resort ensures guests get the most out of their Malta holiday.
Just 5 miles from St. Pauls Bay and near the Natural History Museum, hotel patrons will find themselves within close proximity of some of Malta’s top attractions. Back at the resort, guests can relax with a dip in the lagoon pool or unwind with a spa session. When it’s time for a tipple, Bridge Bar serves up a range of whiskies and gins, premium cigars, and beautiful ocean views.
Rooms are generously sized and tastefully decorated, and come equipped with all modern amenities. Each room has its own balcony for enjoying an al-fresco breakfast or pre-dinner drink, while 24-hour room service ensures you’ll be well catered for at any time of day or night. Family suites feature separate sleeping and living quarters, and kitchens for added convenience.
5. AX The Victoria Hotel, Sliema
From the beautiful 19th century-inspired lobby to the elegant, well-appointed rooms, the Victoria has been thoughtfully designed throughout. Each room comes equipped with modern amenities, including free Wi-Fi, a minibar, and flat screen TV with international channels. Most rooms feature balconies to enjoy the city views, and generously-appointed suites are available for families and groups.
The rooftop pool is the perfect place for a cooling dip after a day of seeing the sights, while an indoor pool and spa allow guests to unwind and rejuvenate. A modern fitness centre with all the latest equipment lets you keep up to date with your fitness routine, with a personal trainer on hand for individual workout requirements.
The Victoria is just 2km from the seafront and promenade, while St Julians and the capital Valetta are both within easy reach. At the waterfront you’ll discover a host of bars, cafes and high street shops, along with a smattering of designer outlets for a bit of shopping therapy. In nearby Valetta, you’ll find a city steeped in history, where restored 16th century mansions sit alongside contemporary hotels and restaurants.