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Grand Hotel Excelsior

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Panoramic Seafront Room with Terrace | Primary image
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

Overview of Grand Hotel Excelsior

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Grand Hotel Excelsior

5.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • On private beach
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Great Siege Road, Floriana, Malta

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGrand Harbour4 min walk
  • Popular LocationSliema Ferry13 min walk
  • Popular LocationMalta Experience20 min walk
  • AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)18 min drive

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About this area


Located in Floriana, Grand Hotel Excelsior is in the city center and on a private beach. Fortifications Interpretation Centre and Royal Opera House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Grand Masters Palace and Casa Rocca Piccola. Traveling with kids? Consider Msida Bastion Historic Garden, or check out an event or a game at Marsa Horse Racing Track. Discover the area's water adventures with scuba diving, snorkeling, and water skiing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking/biking trails. Guests love the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Grand Harbour - 4 min walk
  • Auberge de Castille - 11 min walk
  • Royal Opera House - 12 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 13 min walk
  • Malta Experience - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 18 min drive


  • Porticello - 12 min walk
  • Il Ristorantino Italiano - 12 min walk
  • Asti Guesthouse - 13 min walk
  • Museum Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Guze Bistro - 13 min walk

About this property

Grand Hotel Excelsior

5-star luxury hotel by the sea
At Grand Hotel Excelsior, you can look forward to a marina, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a private beach. Indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a Swedish massage, and aromatherapy at the onsite spa. Enjoy a meal at the two onsite restaurants. In addition to a terrace and shopping on site, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • An indoor pool and an outdoor pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), concierge services, and massage treatment rooms
  • A front desk safe, a gift shop, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the quiet location
Room features
All 428 individually decorated rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and laptop-compatible safes, in addition to thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Showers, shower/tub combinations, and free toiletries
  • HDTVs with satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, balconies, and coffee/tea makers

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.


Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

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.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • 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/cafe
  • 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
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • 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

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms - 14


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


  • 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


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


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

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 16 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EUR 50 per accommodation, per day
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

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

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Grand Hotel Excelsior have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Grand Hotel Excelsior?

As of Oct 4, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Grand Hotel Excelsior on Nov 2, 2022 start from $129.64, 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.

Is Grand Hotel Excelsior 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 Grand Hotel Excelsior?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Grand Hotel Excelsior?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Grand Hotel Excelsior 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 5-minute walk of Msida Bastion Historic Garden and Grand Harbour. Sliema Ferry and Upper Barrakka Gardens are also within 15 minutes.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 516 out of 998 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 332 out of 998 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 104 out of 998 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 26 out of 998 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 20 out of 998 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent staff. Great location. Public areas smart but rooms starting to look a bit tired and in need of refurbishment.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Loved the pool area. Hotel clean and staff friendly. Furnishings a little out dated.
Stayed 10 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Thomas George
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Although it’s a large hotel it never felt impersonal. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Rooms were a nice size and the bathroom was modern. Communal areas were spotlessly clean. Only drawback were the amount of steps to climb when you left the hotel.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 14 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Positives: location, pool area and access to safe sea swimming, friendly staff, good breakfast, concierge services very helpful, walkable to Old Valleta but steep hill not suitable from infirm( hotel transfers at 10h00 and 18h00) Numerous restaurants available in Old Valleta. Negatives: could do with a facelift internal and outside, Minimal dining options available on site. Main restaurant inside closed . Only poolside restaurant open after 18hO0 but minimal seating and no dining places were available on certain nights. Poolside bar closed between 18h00 and 19h00. No happy hour in hotel. Nice balconies but lacking in privacy from adjoining rooms.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Timothy, Applecross
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The property is well situated on the harbour and a short walk (up steps!) to the city. The pool area is very nice, but the hotel is rather tired and needs to have some work done on it to bring it up to date. We were woken by road workers at 6am one morning and the response to my feedback was disappointing!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Amazing location, fantastic service. Gorgeous hotel, the breakfast was amazing and so much choice. The location is right on the waterfront and the private beach is divine! Will be coming again!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
when i checked in they told me i would get an suit on level 7 as my upgrade when i got my room it was on level 6 and i asked why i didnt recieve the room they sed i was going to get then they replyed u still got an upgrade to seaview but i couldnt see the sea , ive stayed there before ,before covid it was perfect this time the cleaner didnt clean room propaly i had to ask for toilet paper a few times and for them to vaccum as toilet paper they didnt give me any and the carpet was messy the mess was there for 3 days they didnt vaccume it i had to ask them to vaccume ,last time i never had a problem the check in wasnt good they told me they would call me my room was ready as i was there at 12.30pm early i went up and asked at 3 if it was ready which it wasnt they sed soon they will call me i was waiting at the lounge area opisite check in area then at 320 i went up again and asked then they gave us the room card which wasnt the room they sed when i checked in they was very un-organised !
Stayed 16 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome service!!
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Prime location, spectacular views. Dated decor, no room upgrade.
Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2022