$187 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Jul 10, 2015 Check-out: Jul 11, 2015

Grand Hotel Excelsior

5 stars
View map of Great Siege Road, FLORIANA FRN1810, Valletta,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
11 reviews
our group cancellation at this hotel

As I have informed over the phone (talked to Breag who would had discussed with hotel people as wel... See full review

  • never been a client
  • Jan 2, 2015
A superb hotel

The hotel is ideally placed for walking in to old Valletta, however the staff were all really... See full review

  • Tim G
  • May 12, 2014
The Excelsior Grand Hotel Malta is a deluxe 5 star Spa resort situated within the sixteenth century fortifications of the capital city of Malta / Valletta - Ideally located on the doorsteps of a UNESCO World Heritage site / the City of Valletta; with all its major attractions / art treasures and historical architectural gems; this Valletta Hotel is literally within walking distance of the city center - As one of the superior Luxury Malta hotels it embodies quality and style and commands Maltas premier waterfront location offering breathtaking sea views of Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island- As a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts the hotel delivers and exceeds expectations on a level of 5-star service excellence.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Rooms

Superior Deluxe Partial Sea View
Superior Dlx Partial Sea View Room on a high floor with 1 King Or Twin Beds- 33-38Sqm
Deluxe Suite Partial Sea View
Deluxe Suite with 1 king bed and living room - overlooking the sea - 56 sqm
Royal Suite
Royal Suite with sea views - 2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - living room and a terrace - 150sqm
Presidential Suite
Presidential Suite with Sea View - 2 King Bedded Rooms - 2 Spacious Bathrooms- Terrace -180sqm
Grand Excelsior Suite
4 Ensuite Bedrms 2 bathrms-2 study areas-2 dining areas-2 living areas-3 balconies-2 terraces
Classic Room
Classic Room 1 King Or 2 Twin Beds-No Balc - Coffee Maker- 33-38Sqm- Sofa- Desk
Superior Deluxe Inland Room (hig
Superior Dlx Inland Room high floor with 1 King Or Twin Beds- Balcony With City View- 33-38Sqm
Superior Deluxe Suite Partial Se
Superior Dlx Suite Partial Sea View on a high floor
Deluxe Disabled Room
Deluxe Room With 1 King Or Twin Beds Garden Or Plaza View- 33-38Sqm
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room With 1 King Or Twin Beds- Garden Or Plaza View- Balcony-33-38Sqm
Deluxe Room Partial Sea View
Deluxe Room With 1 King Or Twin Beds- With Partial Sea View-Balcony- 33-38Sqm
Deluxe Room Sea Front
Deluxe Room With 1 King Or Twin Beds- Overlooking The Sea Front- Balcony-33-38 Sqm
Deluxe Room Sea Front with Terra
Deluxe Room With 1 King or Twin Beds - Overlooking the Seafront - with terrace - 33 to 38 Sqm

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Executive level
Female executive rooms
24 hour security
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Sauna
Golf
Boating
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
Meal plan - bed and breakfast
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Guest laundromat
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Copy service
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Conference suite
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Free parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible parking
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
Telephone
Desk with lamp
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Turndown service
Bathroom telephone
Cribs available
Sitting area
Temperature control
Shower
Electronic door locks
Ironing board
Sprinklers in rooms
Bath tub

Nearby points of interest

  • St John's Co-Cathedral: 0.4 mi
  • Palace of the Grand Master: 0.5 mi

Dining

Admiral s Landing
With dynamic views of Manoel Island and Marsamxett Harbour the Admirals Landing is the perfect place for a la carte dining in Malta.
Spice Island Restaurant
Spice Island Restaurant - Main Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner and enjoys magnificent views of the harbour and pool area.
Tiki Bar
Alongside and beyond our large outdoor pool you can find the Tiki Bar. The bar is on the very edge of the shore/ giving it truly unsurpassable views of the Harbour and Manoel Island.
Harbourview Bar
Our principal bar inside the Hotel buildings/ the Harbour View can be found in the lobby area on the left-hand side as you enter from the main entrance to the Hotel. The plush classical furnishings provide an atmosphere of quiet elegance
Chartroom
The Chartroom provides premium drinks and cocktails for up to 50 patrons in a polished atmosphere/ away from the hustle and bustle of the Lobby area. Ideal for an informal business meeting or a private chat/ as well as a relaxing drink
Yacht Club
Every summer what better place to dine than outside on the Piazza Marina by the outdoor pool. By day the Yacht club serves snacks- ice cream and a wide range of beverages whilst by night the place is transformed into a place for pizza

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Grand Hotel Excelsior

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.5

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
never been a client
Business
geneva
Jan 2, 2015

our group cancellation at this hotel

As I have informed over the phone (talked to Breag who would had discussed with hotel people as wel as with Swiss and Bussels?? ?) without any feedback, on 29.12.14, our group had to cancell trip to Malta because of my wife stroke. Very disapointing as it was prepared form October 2014 to celebrate my 79 years B Popescu

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
explorer99
Business
New Jersey
Oct 6, 2014

Good hotel to explore Valleta

The pros: - great location - has its own beachfront, it was very refreshing to take a dip in the sea after a day of walking - used their excursion service, which worked out extremely well for us The cons: - aged and dirty carpet in the room - smelly room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tim G
Business
Stafford
May 12, 2014

A superb hotel

The hotel is ideally placed for walking in to old Valletta, however the staff were all really excellent and took care of everything i could possibly have wanted. I think the standard of attentiveness and genuine helpfulness of the staff was excellent! This is a hotel that offers great food, great service and i would definitely go back. I found the hotel's own chauffeur driven car service a welcome little extra that was far more useful to me than hiring a car which i may not have used much. I can recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants in old Valletta, really worth exploring...try Ambrosia...a great little establishment.

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Liam's Dad
Business
Staffordshire
Jan 10, 2014

New Year Break

The week spent on this New Year break was relaxing and enjoyable. The hotel facilities and service were first class as expected, but several niggles exist: 1) When we arrived on 29/12 we were told that the New Year's Eve festivities were fully booked (two separate functions# and that the only restaurant facilities would be bar snacks in the bar. After much persistence and complaint, guest relations eventually agreed to squeeze us in at an additional table in a corner. Most of the attendees were not hotel guests but local Malta residents. A quality hotel should reserve a sufficient number of places for its own guests. 2) On the next day, New Year's Day, there was another expensive evening banquet which we did not wish to attend and the only other meal option was bar snacks in the bar. This is unacceptable. 3)The location might initially appear to be ideal, with an uninterrupted view of the harbour, but the hotel is actually in an isolated location outside the city walls, at the bottom of an exceptionally steep and long hill. My wife has severe walking difficulties and was unable to make this ascent. 4)In view of the adverse location the hotel should be more accommodating of its guests needs to reach the city of Valetta above #city gate and bus station). In fact they provided one free shuttle service in the morning, at 10.00 and one in the evening at 6.00pm, with a single return to the hotel at 6.15pm. This is insufficient in the circumstances and should be reviewed. At all other times they charged 12 Euros for a car trip that took 2 minutes for less than half amile.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Wighty
Business
Belfast, Co Down
Feb 26, 2013

Great hotel

First impressions are important and when you arrive at the hotel to descend the fabulous tiled verandas and then find the door being opened for you with a warm welcome, well you know you are in for a treat! All the hotel staff were welcoming, helpful and friendly! The room was spacious and well equiped. There was plenty of storage space, a safe (always welcome) and the bathroom was well laid out, with a great powerful shower (nothing worse than trying to wash with a trickle of water out of a shower head). The hotel has so many amenities (spa, gym, pool areas, bars and restaurants) you may not wish to go out. If you do go out, you will find the bus terminus a 5 minute walk away, with buses to everywhere over the island. Similarly, the city centre is just a stone's throw past the terminus, so the hotel is very central to everything you could want. Overall it is a great hotel and I would recommend it to friends and family.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mary Jane Jackson
Business
Leeds
Jul 7, 2011

Not 5 star

Not a 5 star rating. Carpets in room were stained, mildrew around the bath tub. Staff on reception were rude and inconsiderate. Made checkin difficult when it didn't need to be and very unwelcoming and generally unfriendly. Other staff around the hotel (bar, restaurant, swimming pool) were absolutely lovely. Food was terrible. One night a wedding was held around the pool area. Balcony doors not very soundproof and could hear it all night. Hotel staff should inform guests if there is going to be disruption as couldn't sleep all night, it was far too loud. Would recommend Malta as a holiday destination but perhaps try a different hotel that is better value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Don't eat in the hotel. Poor food.

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mary Jane Jackson
Business
Leeds
Jul 7, 2011

Not 5 star

Not a 5 star rating. Carpets in room were stained, mildrew around the bath tub. Staff on reception were rude and inconsiderate. Made checkin difficult when it didn't need to be and very unwelcoming and generally unfriendly. Other staff around the hotel (bar, restaurant, swimming pool) were absolutely lovely. Food was terrible. One night a wedding was held around the pool area. Balcony doors not very soundproof and could hear it all night. Hotel staff should inform guests if there is going to be disruption as couldn't sleep all night, it was far too loud. Would recommend Malta as a holiday destination but perhaps try a different hotel that is better value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Don't eat in the hotel. Poor food.

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
MaltaVisitor
Business
South Carolina
Mar 28, 2011

Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta Review

The hotel was great. Perfect location for touring the old city of Valletta. The spa was wonderful and easy to get bookings. Had a beautiful view of the harbor. Great breakfasts for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Belgium
Mar 12, 2011

An excellent deal

The room was very comfortable, with a all the facilities you would expect in a hotel of this class. The hotel is well-located for visiting Valetta, which is a short (uphill) walk away. Valletta is a pleasant and interesting city, with its monuments from the period of the Knights of St; John and of the more recent British colonial period. The view over the harbour from the public rooms and the guest rooms on that side is very attractive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a local bus. Cheap, efficient and an experieince in itself.

Review of Grand Hotel Excelsior

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Belgium
Mar 12, 2011

An excellent deal

The room was very comfortable, with a all the facilities you would expect in a hotel of this class. The hotel is well-located for visiting Valetta, which is a short (uphill) walk away. Valletta is a pleasant and interesting city, with its monuments from the period of the Knights of St; John and of the more recent British colonial period. The view over the harbour from the public rooms and the guest rooms on that side is very attractive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take a local bus. Cheap, efficient and an experieince in itself.

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