Live piano music welcomes guests arriving at Phoenicia Hotel in Malta’s capital, Valletta. This is but a taste of the five-star accommodation to follow. The hotel enjoys a unique position outside the city’s ancient fortified walls, commanding amazing views of the Grand Harbour, the island’s historic buildings and Valletta. The 1920s-style hotel has 136 spacious bedrooms and suites, designed with Mediterranean decor and having authentic Maltese tiled flooring. The Superior room has floor to ceiling windows which overlook the island. The Deluxe Harbour View room and Harbour View suite have glorious views of the harbour (Grand or Marsamxett). While the Executive Balcony room and Valletta suite soak up magnificent views of the city’s skyline, which has seen little change since the 16th century. Whichever accommodation you choose, expect to enjoy the hotel just as much as your holiday.
Phoenicia has a restaurant, outdoor pool (heated in winter), jacuzzi, beauty centre, free wifi and meeting facilities. Guests can take advantage of the recreational activities on-site, such as bicycle rental, miniature golf and a BBQ/picnic area. There is also a convenient cafe for those wanting a meal without having to leave the property, and a lounge bar to enjoy in the evening. Set in seven acres of gardens, the hotel sits next to the bus station and Triton Fountain in Valletta’s City Gate Square. Nearby, countless other monuments reveal Malta’s vibrant history and the fascinating legacy of the Knights of Saint John. The Manoel Theatre, St John’s Co-Cathedral and St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral are all within walking distance. That really is the best way to explore Valletta but wear comfortable footwear as the streets can be uneven. Below are some of the nearby landmarks, restaurants and markets.
Auberge de Castille (0.2 miles)
Upper Barrakka Gardens (0.3 miles)
National Museum of Fine Arts (0.3 miles)
National Museum of Archaeology (0.3 miles)
Barrakka Lift (0.3 miles)
Valletta Waterfront (0.4 miles)
The Point Shopping Mall (0.9 miles)
University of Malta (1 mile)
Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (1.8 miles)
St Peter’s Pool (5.3 miles)
Valletta restaurants and markets
Restaurant Guze Bistro (0.4 miles)
Cafe/bar Charles Grech (0.2 miles)
Supermarket The Wembley Store (0.3 miles)
Market Marsaxlokk (7.5 miles)
Restaurant Trabuxu Bistro (0.2 miles)
Palazzo Preca (0.4 miles)
Cafe/bar The Harbour Club (0.9 miles)
Five other places to stay in Valletta
Grand Hotel Excelsior — seafront hotel with landscaped gardens, private beach and spa.
Palazzo Consiglia Hotel — offering a year-round outdoor pool and sun terrace, this hotel is 550 yards from Upper Barrakka Gardens.
British Hotel — family-run hotel with a rooftop restaurant and set in a terraced street.
Palazzo Prince d’Orange — uniquely decorated apartments with a flat-screen TV and a kitchen or kitchenette and just 200 yards from the harbour.
Ursulino Valletta — set in a typical Maltese post-war building, this bed and breakfast has a terrace and stunning views of the sea.
Book your stay at Phoenicia Hotel with Thomson Holidays