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Private beach
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers

Guest reviews

4.3/5 Excellent
1,226 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Parking included
Air Conditioning
Spa
Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
Contactless check-in
Hand sanitizer provided

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationAuberge de Castille8 min walk
Popular LocationUpper Barrakka Gardens9 min walk
Popular LocationSliema Ferry13 min walk
AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)9 min drive

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  • Deluxe Room with Partial Sea View

    4.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room with Partial Sea View
  • Deluxe Room with Full Sea View

    4.8/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room with Full Sea View
  • Deluxe Room

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room
  • Deluxe Double Room Single Use

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room Single Use
  • Deluxe Single Room with Full Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Single Room with Full Sea View
  • Deluxe Single Room with Partial Sea View

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Single Room with Partial Sea View
  • Presidential Suite

    Room amenities

    • 1938 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 King Beds and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsPresidential Suite
  • Royal Suite

    Room amenities

    • 1615 sq ft
    • Sleeps 5
    • 2 King Beds and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsRoyal Suite
  • Deluxe Room with Full Sea View with Terrace

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room with Full Sea View with Terrace
  • Deluxe Single Room with Full Sea View with Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Single Room with Full Sea View with Terrace
  • Grand Excelsior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 3229 sq ft
    • Sleeps 10
    • 4 King Beds and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsGrand Excelsior Suite
  • Classic Family Room

    Room amenities

    • 646 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsClassic Family Room
  • Panoramic Seafront Room with Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsPanoramic Seafront Room with Terrace
  • Deluxe Room Pool Area

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room Pool Area
  • Superior Deluxe Inland Room

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Deluxe Inland Room
  • Superior Deluxe Room, Partial Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Deluxe Room, Partial Sea View
  • Panoramic Seafront Single Room with Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 409 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsPanoramic Seafront Single Room with Terrace
  • Deluxe Single Room Pool Area

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Single Room Pool Area
  • Superior Deluxe Inland Single Room

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsSuperior Deluxe Inland Single Room
  • Superior Deluxe Single Room, Partial Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsSuperior Deluxe Single Room, Partial Sea View
  • Family Room (Pool Area)

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Room (Pool Area)
  • Family Room Partial Sea View

    Room amenities

    • 592 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsFamily Room Partial Sea View
  • Deluxe Double or Twin Room, Garden View

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 2 Twin Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Double or Twin Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, Garden View
  • Deluxe Double Room Single Use, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 355 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room Single Use, Garden View

The average per-night price is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area

Floriana

Located in Floriana, Grand Hotel Excelsior is in the city center and on a private beach. Sliema Promenade and St. Paul's Cathedral are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Grand Harbour and Sliema Ferry. Traveling with kids? Consider Malta National Aquarium and Argotti Botanical Garden. Scuba diving, snorkeling, and water skiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby. Our guests love the hotel's central and quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Auberge de Castille - 8 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 9 min walk
  • St. Johns Co - Cathedral - 10 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 13 min walk
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 9 min drive

Restaurants

  • Guze Bistro - 13 min walk
  • Scoglitti - 13 min walk
  • Legligin - 13 min walk
  • Café Jubilee - 14 min walk
  • Capistrano - 14 min walk

About this property

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Hotel with private beach, full-service spa
Catch some rays on Grand Hotel Excelsior's private sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. All 428 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, 24-hour room service, and minibars.
Grand Hotel Excelsior offers 428 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

This Floriana hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

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 industry sanitization guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: EUR 20.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

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

Business services

  • 14 meeting rooms
  • Business center

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Marina onsite
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Private beachfront location
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 9 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Reflexology
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • In-room massage
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child 16 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 20.00 for adults and EUR 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 50 per vehicle (roundtrip)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
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
Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available
Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service
The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines and the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines

We should mention

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
Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
One child 16 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Property is 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
Grand Hotel Excelsior Hotel
Grand Hotel Excelsior Floriana
Grand Hotel Excelsior Hotel Floriana

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Grand Hotel Excelsior and receive a full refund?
Yes, Grand Hotel Excelsior offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Grand Hotel Excelsior cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
As of Aug 10, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grand Hotel Excelsior on Aug 13, 2020 start from $128, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this hotel have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Grand Hotel Excelsior?
Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM–anytime.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out is at noon.
Does this property provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 50 per vehicle applies.
Where is Grand Hotel Excelsior located?
Located in Floriana, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Grand Harbour and Upper Barrakka Gardens. Sliema Ferry and Lower Barrakka Gardens are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Grand Hotel Excelsior

4.3
Excellent
5 - Excellent
594
4 - Good
452
3 - Okay
120
2 - Mediocre
32
1 - Poor
28
4.4
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
4.1
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Because of Co-vid the hotel wasn't fully functioning, but nevertheless all staff were very helpful and accommodating. There are a lot of steps down to the hotel and the courtesy car morning and evening taking one up into Valletta resumed I'm pleased to report.

Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Good stay. The private beach was the reason I chose it

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

This was my 6th visit to the Excelsior. Always a pleasure. The location is amazing, footsteps away from city gates. The staff are welcoming, the beds are really comfy and rooms are spacious. I like to have a room that doesn't overlook the pool but which looks across the harbour to Marina at Gzira because you can enjoy the afternoon sun and exquisite sunsets ftom your balcony.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property was in an area where we had access to the town and the buses which was only a few minutes walk. It was very clean and someone available to speak to. I would thoroughly recommend it to others.

Stayed 14 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A Lovely Hotel with stunning views

The hotel is very beautifully located with a great view. The bus stops are 10 mins walk or less to destinations on the island. The ferries are nearby. The city Valleta is within minutes of walking distance . We enjoyed the hotel with very friendly staff and lovely breakfast and dinners. We enjoyed the Indian buffet which was the best, the food was simply ravishing bursting with herbal spices and best tastes so far. The hotel has all the facilities one needs. The bar lounge are simply lovely with live music daily. The views are stunning from the massive windows however these windows need cleaning to enhance these beautifull views. The hotel outside is a bit dated however the balcony’s are great to sit and relax. Malta is full of history and lovely places to visit and walk down all the small roads full of character buildings .. simply stunning. We bought the weekly plus bus pass from the airport which includes the ferry trip to Gozo island which was very worth it. We were very happy with our hotel and staff and food. The reception was very usefull directing us to places and information. The opera is worth going to see as it is very professional. Valletta is the best place to stay And Th e Cathedral is a must visit. We would recommend the hotel as it is also a good price.

Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2020