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Hotel Phoenicia Malta

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel has almost completed its refurbishment. However, for our business training conference the hotel staff were superb in helping and supporting our every need. From the moment we arrived to set up our 3 conference rooms the staff were attentively on hand to ensure equipment / stationery / refreshments were always on hand. Coffee & tea breaks were equally exemplary. Lunch was first class. I think I've covered everything? Lastly, the historical pictures on the walls summed up the true ambiance of the place. Well done and we'll be back soon.

My wife saw the pictures of the Hotel as she was thumbing through the brochure. We took the chance and the hotel was very good, The staff were friendly and very attentive and the room with harbour view was superb. Pool area is good, at present it is not as close to hotel as previous hotels we have stayed at which I understand is due to continuing renovation. Also not much choice on a la carte if you are vegetarian, breakfast is fine.

My wife and I stayed here for one night before our cruise. The suite was just refurbished and as such was very clean (and it still smelled a little like fresh paint). It was comfortable and we had a pretty good view of the water. A good but not luxurious suite it was perfect for a one-night stay.

We visited the Club Bar for drinks for a pre-dinner birthday treat. The service was faultless and the ambience refined yet relaxed. An oasis of calm in the bustling city of Valletta, highly recommended.

I have stopped here on two occasions now & consider it one of the finest hotels at which I have had the pleasure to reside. This hotel is not for everyone; it is rather old fashioned & 'quaint'. I like that. The pool and rooms are unable to offer flash, minimalistic furnishing, all chrome & square edges; you do not got to The Phoenicia for that. Many would say that the clientele are of a certain generation, I would say the hotel is for the discerning holiday maker of all ages. The Phoenicia is about comfort, taste, elegance, refinement, relaxation. It speaks of a bygone age that rather than suggesting an unwillingness to change with the times offers the visitor the opportunity to experience a unique & refreshing sojourn. The hotel should just about be refurbished now so well worth the visit even if just for drinks in the rather colonial Piano bar.

This hotel has an exceptional location just outside the walls of Valletta with easy access to all the sites and attractions. The Phoenicia is a storied hotel with steep roots in the British empire and has been visited by royalty and celebrities. She just re-opened after being closed for 18 months for renovations. Yes, there is some detail " punch list" work to be finished, however, for the most part from a guest point of view she is good to go. The strength of this hotel is location, excellent harbor views, beautiful architecture, sheer presence and grand public spaces like the lobby, a beautiful and expansive garden and an exceptional pool area with an infinity pool overlooking the harbor. Also, as part of the renovations they have infrastructure that works, which in Malta is not always a certainty. Their air-condition works very well and their bathrooms leave little to be desired. Service can be a bit spotty, however, in general is quite good. Many of the employees have worked their for decades, which can be a good and also a bad thing. The downside to the hotel is the size of their guest rooms. There is nothing they can do about that and if the size of the guest room is of critical importance, this is not the hotel for you. However, if you make sure you get a room with harbor view and balcony, you will soon overlook that your room is a bit cozy. The hotel serves an excellent breakfast on the terrace and it really is a beautiful setting overlooking the bay and the hotel gardens. This hotel in so many ways reminded us of British colonial times, a bit old fashioned and clearly not perfect, but ever so charming and likable.

Arrived on the night of the post election party in the square,however it stopped around 11 pm so did nt really affect me as closed window and air conditioning got rid of most of it. Breakfast on the terrace was v good with a large selection of food and eggs cooked to order with no delay. Meals in the evening watching the sun go down is my idea of perfection. My only complaint is the pool. There is no hand rail even though the steps are shallow, I needed help from my friend which was a nuisance. This hotel has a large number of more senior guests so please think about this. The concierge organised a car and driver for a day and two half days which was fantastic and very informative. I believe the driver was called Joseph, he and his son in law were well worth the money

There is pretty much nothing that this hotel or it's brilliant staff can be faulted for! The hotel itself is beautiful, the grounds are fantastic, the new infinity pool is stunning, the breakfasts are absolutely the best and there is nothing, and I mean nothing that could be any better or more welcoming than the incredible staff! Although all are wonderful, a special mention goes to the Manager, Neville, and to the front desk staff member Loredana! Oh, and of course Ivan and his colleagues at the pool who couldn't do enough for each and every customer, all with a smile! Oh yes, and of course, Canadian Mitch in the restaurant is wonderful as well! If I gave a rating of 5 with a few things still remaining to be done to complete the recent renovations, can you just imagine what the ratings will be when all is done! Please, do not go to this hotel! We want to keep it a secret all for ourselves!!! Well done Phonecia staff! You are the best!!!!

Beautiful hotel, rooms, garden and pool with a great view! Best breakfast ever on a terrace overlooking the bay. Most of alll the staff who go out of their way to make your stay just perfect. Specially like to mention mr Neville at reception denk, very professional, great sense of humor and able to answer all questions and solve any problem within minutes. Lifetime global traveller with Hyatt, but certainly will be back at this hotel soon!

Gorgeous Lobby! Gorgeous Hotel and Wonderful Service!!! They are not expensive for the level of service and great feeling! The building is gorgeous next to central Bus stop which is super convenient. Food is delicious and everything is done with great taste with great attention to details! It was a perfect ending to our great journey!

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Mediterranean Conference Centre
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Mediterranean Conference Centre is a short stroll from Hotel Phoenicia Malta, and other popular attractions like Fort St. Elmo are within a mile (2 km). This 5-star hotel has 136 rooms and welcomes guests with 3 restaurants, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Valletta, the hotel is also a short walk from Royal Opera House and Hastings Gardens.


This hotel is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café, and mingle with other guests at the free manager's reception. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Hotel Phoenicia Malta's 136 rooms are heated and provide minibars, electric kettles, and safes. Guests can enjoy free WiFi and LCD TVs. Bathrooms offer free toiletries and bathrobes, and beds sport down comforters. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Hotel Phoenicia Malta features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Accessible Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Twin Room, Balcony

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2181 reviews