Grand Hotel Excelsior

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Grand Hotel Excelsior

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Grand Harbour

8.6/10 Fabulous

985 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
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Great Siege Road, Floriana, Malta
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Marina
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach
  • Grand Harbour - 4 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 12 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 13 min walk
  • Malta Experience - 20 min walk
  • Tower Road - 32 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 35 min walk
  • Auberge de Castille - 1 min drive
  • Strait Street - 5 min drive
  • Manoel Theatre - 2 min drive
  • St. Johns Co - Cathedral - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 24 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Grand Hotel Excelsior offers a private beach and puts you near activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing/boogie boarding. The outdoor pool and indoor pool provide a splash of fun, while guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in hot stone massages, body wraps, and aromatherapy. Dining choices include 2 restaurants and the 2 bars/lounges are great places to grab a cold drink. A marina, a poolside bar, and a fitness center are other highlights at this luxurious hotel. The local sightseeing and comfortable guestrooms get great marks from fellow travelers.

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/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Protocols (Malta)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 428 rooms
  • Arranged over 10 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (16 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Shopping
  • Golf lessons nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 14 meeting rooms

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car rental
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Marina
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Low-height counter/sink

Languages spoken

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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Spa

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 program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.
The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 50 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from July 18 2022 to September 4 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • One of the swimming pools

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Protocols (Malta).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Fabulous

8.8/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

8.4/10

Amenities

8.1/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.4/10

Eco-friendliness

6/10 Good

Not so Grand!
This Hotel to me seems to be operating on it's name and reputation from 20 years ago, the main rooms reception hallways etc are prefect and well presented if not very out of date now, the room I had was very tired, in need of renovation desperately, carpets looking shabby, hard worn out mattress, bathroom sealant repairs done badly, A/C working but it had obviously been throttled back deliberately to save on costs or maybe it's just up to the mark any more, hotel staff were very pleasant.
paul, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Stay at Excellent Excelsior Grand Hotel
Excellent Hotel with great service. Beach was fantastic to be able to swim in the sea! Lovely food. Very near/10 min walk to Valetta centre.
Olga, 10-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent choice near the old city of Valletta.
Excellent hotel. Great location. Great service. Excellent amenities. Only thing I wish would be improved is the lack of shelf in our shower. It was really annoying to keep the soap on the shower floor and reach down over and over to grab the soap. Seems silly, but this was frustrating. Such an easy fix! Also, the tiki bar at the pool wouldn’t let us order at the bar even though I was already there. I apparently had to go back to my pool chair and wait for someone to come to me. It made no sense. Other than those two things, I loved this hotel. I would recommend it to others and would surely stay here again.
3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous!
Fabulous hotel in a great location. Service was excellent and our room had an amazing view.
Sarah, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Steven, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Treat yourself!
A beautiful upscale, diamond hotel. Everything you want and everything you need is here. The concierge even mailed packages home to the States for us. The location is just minutes from Valletta and all it has to offer. Great shopping is nearby. Every request was met with quick service. The pools were magical and the views were even better
Lauria A, 5-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Victoria, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A comfortable stay in a good location !
Our second visit to the hotel and a really nice stay in a good hotel very close to Valletta. Everything was good except some of the bar staff were clearly new recruits and were very 'green' about taking orders etc. One thing visitors need to note the hotel is located down quite a steep walk from the city centre it is not ideal for people with access difficulties, we encountered one or two people really struggling.
Oliver, 8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

menu was the same everyday
Jay, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

John, 4-night trip
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