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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 accommodations 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 features 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 centers 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 in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Relais & Châteaux
Hotel chain/brand

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, Gluten-free, American

FREE parking!


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Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
1 king bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.6
Facilities
8.9
Cleanliness
9.3
Comfort
9.5
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.7
Free Wifi
9.4
High score for Mdina
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Peter
    United States of America United States of America
    Wonderful historic location and quiet- at least at night!
  • Alice
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Perfectly located for enjoying Mdina without the crowds. The hotel was full of character. We particularly enjoyed eating breakfast on the terrace with its far reaching views.
  • Dorothy
    Canada Canada
    Our room, the staff and the restaurants were all exceptional.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
2 Restaurants On Site

  • Trattoria AD 1530
    • Cuisine
      Mediterranean
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly
  • The De Mondion One MICHELIN Star
    • Cuisine
      European
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambience
      Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free

Amenities of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Free Wifi
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
Outdoors
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Diving
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Windsurfing
    Additional chargeOff-site
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage 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
  • Safe
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Fenced pool
Spa
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

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

Check-in

From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 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
€ 95 per child, per night
Crib upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 95 per person, 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.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

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.

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 The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux 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 the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

License number: H/0053

FAQs about The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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

    • Double
    • Suite

  • The prices at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

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

  • Check-in at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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

    • Fitness center
    • Bowling
    • Diving
    • Windsurfing
    • Walking tours
    • Bicycle rental
    • Swimming pool
    • Horseback riding
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux has 2 restaurants:

    • The De Mondion One MICHELIN Star
    • Trattoria AD 1530

  • The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is 800 feet from the center of Mdina. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • À la carte