$161 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 24, 2014 Check-out: Dec 25, 2014

Grand Hotel Excelsior

5 stars
Great Siege Road, FLORIANA FRN1810, Valetta,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
7 reviews
Great hotel

First impressions are important and when you arrive at the hotel to descend the fabulous tiled... See full review

  • Wighty
  • Feb 26, 2013
Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta Review

The hotel was great. Perfect location for touring the old city of Valletta. The spa was wonderful... See full review

  • MaltaVisitor
  • Mar 28, 2011
The grand hotel excelsior is situated adjacent to the magnificent sixteenth century bastions of valletta, the maltese capital, a unesco world heritage city.A couple of minutes on foot bring you to the gates of Valletta, a city brimming with culture, noble architecture and priceless art. The Hotel provides stunning views of Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island from its location by the edge of the sea. Its central position allows for easy travel to all parts of the islands.Malta is probably unique in the world for the breadth of its history and ancient structures over the millennia, all of which can be found within a few square kilometers. Amenities also include dry cleaning, lobby and reception.

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Grand Hotel Excelsior Rooms

DELUXE - ROOM
Deluxe Rooms offers 1 Double Or 2 Twin Beds along with Balcony / Terrace, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Ensuite / Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Internet access, Pay TV, Safe in room and Telephone. Including complimentary wireless internet, cabled high-speed internet access, working desk, sofa, spacious balcony, individually controlled air-condition/heating, international satellite flat screen TV, 1 direct dial telephone, 1 bathroom phone, safe, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, shower and large washbasin and WC 33 38sqm.
Including; complimentary wireless internet, cabled high-speed internet access, working desk, sofa, spacious balcony, individually controlled air-condition/heating, international satellite flat screen TV, 1 direct dial telephone, 1 bathroom phone, safe, mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, spacious bathroom with a deep soaking tub, shower and large washbasin, WC, 33 38sqm.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
General
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

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

Dining

Restaurant
The Excelsior believes that dining should always be a pleasure. The restaurant feel that every item which the restaurant serve should be healthy, colorful, and delicious to eat, and bring a splendid range of cuisine from across the world to residents and non-residents alike. Continental and British dishes are all there for your enjoyment, but also present spicy and exotic food from many countries, including Asia and the West Indies. Understandably intend to specialise in seafood, without losing focus on all the classic meals. Every dish is important to the restaurant. Have many vegetarian items available, and with a little notice can cater for any special requirements which you may request from the restaurant. Whether it is light snack food or the ultimate in haute cuisine, dishes will be lovingly-prepared and presented to you in style.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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

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Guest Reviews (7)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Hotel Excelsior

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7

57% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Don't eat in the hotel. Poor food.

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room 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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
pensacola,fl
Feb 10, 2011

travels

good sevice and conveniently located.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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