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Private beach
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
1,175 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Air conditioning
Spa
Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationAuberge de Castille8 min walk
Popular LocationUpper Barrakka Gardens9 min walk
Popular LocationSliema Ferry13 min walk
AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)9 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room, Partial Sea View

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Room with Full Sea View

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Double Room Single Use

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Deluxe Single Room with Full Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Deluxe Single Room with Partial Sea View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Presidential Suite

    Room amenities

    • 1938 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Royal Suite

    Room amenities

    • 1615 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Deluxe Room with Full Sea View with Terrace

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Single Room with Full Sea View with Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Grand Excelsior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 3229 sq ft
    • Sleeps 10
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  • Classic Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 646 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Panoramic Seafront Room with Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Room Pool Area

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Superior Deluxe Inland Room

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Superior Deluxe Room, Partial Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Panoramic Double Room Single Use, Terrace (Seafront)

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Deluxe Single Room Pool Area

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Superior Double Room Single Use (Deluxe Inland Room)

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Superior Double Room Single Use, Partial Sea View (Superior Deluxe)

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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  • Family Room (Pool Area)

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Family Room Partial Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
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  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Garden View

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Deluxe Double Room Single Use, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
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About this area

Floriana

Located in Floriana, Grand Hotel Excelsior is in the city centre and on a private beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Upper Barrakka Gardens and Lower Barrakka Gardens, while Malta Experience and Fort St. Elmo are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Malta National Aquarium and Argotti Botanical Garden. Scuba diving, snorkelling and waterskiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Our guests love the hotel's central and quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Auberge de Castille - 8 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 9 min walk
  • National Library of Malta - 11 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 13 min walk
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • Guze Bistro - 13 min walk
  • Scoglitti - 13 min walk
  • Legligin - 13 min walk
  • Café Jubilee - 14 min walk
  • Capistrano - 14 min walk

About this property

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Hotel with private beach and full-service spa
Catch some rays on Grand Hotel Excelsior's private sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. All 428 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, 24-hour room service and minibars.
Grand Hotel Excelsior offers 428 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, bathrobes, 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.

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Le Grand Spa has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, Swedish massages, facials and body wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Awards and 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.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 20.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 14 meeting rooms
  • Business centre

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Marina on site
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 9 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM and anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 16 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 20.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 16 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is also known as

Grand Hotel Excelsior Floriana
Grand Hotel Excelsior
Grand Excelsior Floriana
Grand Excelsior
Grand Hotel Excelsior Hotel
Grand Hotel Excelsior Floriana
Grand Hotel Excelsior Hotel Floriana

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Grand Hotel Excelsior and receive a full refund?
Yes, Grand Hotel Excelsior offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Grand Hotel Excelsior cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
As of Sep 20, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grand Hotel Excelsior on Oct 1, 2020 start from CA $155, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Grand Hotel Excelsior have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Grand Hotel Excelsior pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Grand Hotel Excelsior provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 50 per vehicle applies.
Where is Grand Hotel Excelsior located?
Located in Floriana, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within a 10-minute walk of Grand Harbour and Upper Barrakka Gardens. Sliema Ferry and Lower Barrakka Gardens are also within 1 mile (2 km).
4.3
Excellent
1,175 reviews
5 - Excellent
569
4 - Good
434
3 - Okay
117
2 - Poor
29
1 - Terrible
26

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
The hotel felt like an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous or Dynasty; very grand in a 1980’s way but hasn’t been updated since. Rooms were a little shabby but the throwback to that era made it fun. It was quieter than usual because of Covid so much of the hotel was closed off. The pool was open and it is the best hotel pool I’ve ever been in anywhere in the world. Their private man-made beach area was great as I love to swim in the sea. The breakfast buffet was amazing.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Excellent hotel. Very friendly and 10 minutes walk to the fountain and city gate.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
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Because of Co-vid the hotel wasn't fully functioning, but nevertheless all staff were very helpful and accommodating. There are a lot of steps down to the hotel and the courtesy car morning and evening taking one up into Valletta resumed I'm pleased to report.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

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Good stay. The private beach was the reason I chose it
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

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This was my 6th visit to the Excelsior. Always a pleasure. The location is amazing, footsteps away from city gates. The staff are welcoming, the beds are really comfy and rooms are spacious. I like to have a room that doesn't overlook the pool but which looks across the harbour to Marina at Gzira because you can enjoy the afternoon sun and exquisite sunsets ftom your balcony.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

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