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The Xara Palace Boutique Hotel is a unique 17th-century palace hidden away in the medieval fortified city of Mdina, the old capital of Malta.

Perched on centuries-old bastions, surrounded by stunning baroque architecture, The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, with its luxurious accommodation and award-winning haute cuisine, is truly a haven in which to pause and be pampered.

Meticulously and sensitively restored to reflect its former noble standing, the exclusive 5-Star boutique hotel boasts seventeen luxury rooms and suites enjoying stunning views, all individually and tastefully designed with antique furniture and paintings, luxurious Parisian fabrics and king size beds.

Our promise to our guests centres on an impeccable attention to detail – from the décor to the serene, unhurried pace of life at The Xara Palace Hotel, through every facet of our service – all setting the scene for nothing less than an exquisitely unforgettable holiday in Malta.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 16 Oct 2009.
Hotel chain/brand: Relais & Châteaux

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

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

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish

FREE parking!


Availability

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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
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  • What time is Check in and check out please? And can I request an earlier check in time?
    The standard check-in time is from 15:00pm, and the check-out time by 12:00 hrs ( noon). Early check in time is subject to availability
    Answered on 9 August 2020
  • Hi, My flight arrives at 0030 and I see you have restricted check in times. Is it possible to book with you with this arrival time? Thanks Jason
    Good Morning, It is not a problem at all. Our reception desk is always open, thus, one may check-in or out at any time.
    Answered on 11 October 2022
  • Hi do you have jacuzzi in every room ?
    Good Evening, thank you for your message. We only have a Jacuzzi in our Deluxe Suites with Terrace and Jacuzzi and in our Executive Suites with Terrac..
    Answered on 20 December 2021
  • Hello, can you please advise whether I can arrange a pre-departure COVID test through the hotel if I am staying as a guest? Thank you
    Good Morning! Thank you for your message. Kindly note that we would be able to give you a few contact numbers where one would be able to book thei..
    Answered on 3 August 2021
  • Can you please give me some details as regards mattress, pillows, bedsheets etc. Many thanks
    Dear Guest, Can you please specific which information's you would like to hear regards mattresses ,pillows ,bed sheets?
    Answered on 14 February 2021
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Hotel surroundings *
2 restaurants on site

    Trattoria AD 1530

    Cuisine: Mediterranean

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

    The De Mondion One MICHELIN Star

    Cuisine: European

    Open for: Dinner

Facilities of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site Additional charge
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Bowling Off-site Additional charge
  • Windsurfing Off-site Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Seasonal (Temporarily closed)
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Pool bar
  • Fence around pool
Wellness
  • Fitness centre
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 95 per child, per night
Cot upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 95 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that the property is located in a restricted traffic area. Guests are advised to contact the property before arrival for further instructions.

Please note that the property accepts small dogs but guests are required to contact the property in advance.

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

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

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

Please inform The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

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

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Mon 30 Sept 2019 until Sun 31 May 2020

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Wed 30 Sept 2020 until Mon 31 May 2021

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Thu 30 Sept 2021 until Tue 31 May 2022

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Sat 01 Oct 2022 until Sun 04 Jun 2023

License number: H/0053

FAQs about The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

  • Check-in at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux by:

    • Taxi 25min

  • Guests staying at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • À la carte

  • The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Bowling
    • Diving
    • Windsurfing
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Swimming Pool
    • Horse riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tour or class about local culture

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

  • The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux has 2 restaurants:

    • Trattoria AD 1530
    • The De Mondion One MICHELIN Star

  • The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is 250 yards from the centre of Mdina.

  • The prices at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Room options at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux include:

    • Double
    • Suite