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Set just outside the historic entrance to Valletta, this seafront hotel enjoys views of Marsamxett Harbor and Manoel Island. It offers free parking, a gym and large outdoor and indoor pools all for free. Rooms combine classic and modern design. They come with air conditioning and an LCD TV with satellite channels. Most also have a balcony or terrace. Grand Hotel Excelsior features landscaped gardens, a private beach and a spa. Free WiFi is available throughout. The hotel's 3 restaurants and 5 bars serve a wide selection of international cuisine, including seafood and vegetarian meals. Panoramic sea views can be admired from the poolside bar. The Excelsior is 1640 feet from Valletta’s main bus terminus, and 2.5 mi from Marsa Golf Course. It offers a free shuttle to Valletta, operating twice a day, at 10:00 and 18:00.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.2)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet, Breakfast to go

Activities:

Fitness center

Spa

Windsurfing


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
1 king bed
Bedroom 2:
1 king bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
1 queen bed
or
2 twin beds
Bedroom :
1 queen bed
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Sustainability certification

This property has one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.0
Facilities
8.5
Cleanliness
8.9
Comfort
8.9
Value for money
8.1
Location
9.2
Free Wifi
8.5
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Jason
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The "Beach" area is a real bonus for Valetta the staff were very friendly and the food we had including breakfast was generally very good. eCabs is a good App and Taxis are cheap by UK standards housekeeping is very good 👍
  • Monica
    United States of America United States of America
    The rooms are clean and the staff was gracious and accommodating. We were given a welcome drink as we checked in, which was a nice touch. The location is great and there is an offset bar that is open 24 hours. The included morning breakfast is...
  • Novita
    Indonesia Indonesia
    Location and services Staffs are super friendly and helpful especially Jordan at concierge and Mei at reception..

Area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Admirals Landing
    • Open for
      Lunch

Resort facilities at Grand Hotel Excelsior
Great facilities! Review score, 8.5

Most popular amenities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Free Wifi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Spa
  • Family rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
Bedroom
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Diving
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Windsurfing
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 – outdoorFree!
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
Pool 2 – indoorFree!
  • Open all year
  • All ages welcome
Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Locker rooms
  • Fitness
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body treatments
  • Hairstyling
  • Haircut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • Arabic
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

House rules
Grand Hotel Excelsior takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in
From 15:00
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
Check-out
Until 12:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
Refundable damage deposit
A damage deposit of € 150 is required on arrival. That's about US$162. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.
Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 35 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 35 per child, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Groups
When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional fees may apply.
Accepted payment methods
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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note the spa is at extra costs. Please note that the pool and outdoor activities are available from May until September. Please note that the fridge in the room can be filled upon request at additional charges.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Grand Hotel Excelsior of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

A damage deposit of € 150 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

License number: H/0003

FAQs about Grand Hotel Excelsior

  • Grand Hotel Excelsior offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Snorkeling
    • Diving
    • Windsurfing
    • Evening entertainment
    • Live music/Performance
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Themed dinners
    • Beauty services
    • Beach
    • Fitness
    • Locker rooms
    • Facial treatments
    • Swimming pool
    • Waxing services
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Makeup services
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Haircut
    • Hairstyling
    • Body treatments
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Private beach area
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area

  • Grand Hotel Excelsior is 2,450 feet from the center of Valletta. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Grand Hotel Excelsior is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Guests staying at Grand Hotel Excelsior can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • Buffet
    • À la carte
    • Breakfast to go

  • The nearest beach is 1,650 feet from Grand Hotel Excelsior. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Grand Hotel Excelsior has 1 restaurant:

    • Admirals Landing

  • The prices at Grand Hotel Excelsior may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Grand Hotel Excelsior include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Quad
    • Family
    • Twin/Double

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.