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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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Deluxe Room | View from room
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Deluxe Suite, Jetted Tub (Terrace) | Terrace/patio
Executive Suite, Terrace (Jacuzzi) | Terrace/patio

Overview of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

5.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
Misrah il-kunsill, Mdina, Malta, 1050

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSt. Paul's Cathedral2 min walk
  • Popular LocationCasa Bernard7 min walk
  • Popular LocationCollegiate Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck10 min walk
  • AirportLuqa (MLA-Malta Intl.)30 min drive

Room options

About this area

Mdina

Located in Mdina, The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is in the historical district. Carmelite Priory Museum and The Malta Classic Car Collection are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include San Anton Gardens and Palazzo Parisio & Gardens. Limestone Heritage Park & Gardens and Maltaqua are also worth visiting. Practice your golf swing with lessons and a golf course nearby, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as ecotours. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • St. Paul's Cathedral - 2 min walk
  • Casa Bernard - 7 min walk
  • Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha's Crypt - 9 min walk
  • Collegiate Church of St. Paul's Shipwreck - 10 min walk
  • Ta' Qali National Stadium - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 31 min drive

Restaurants

  • Don Mesquita - 3 min walk
  • Veduta - 3 min walk
  • Fontanella - 4 min walk
  • Vinum Wine Bar - 4 min walk
  • Fork & Cork - 4 min walk

About this property

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

5-star luxury hotel in the historical district
Take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a terrace at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Enjoy brunch and more at the two onsite restaurants. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), limo/town car service, and free newspapers
  • Multilingual staff, luggage storage, and concierge services
  • A porter/bellhop, a 24-hour front desk, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 17 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as perks like free stocked minibars and bathrobes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 50-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Electric kettles, daily housekeeping, and phones

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.
The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Languages

English, French, Italian

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

Social distancing

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
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
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

  • No onsite parking available
  • Free offsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 15 for children
  • 2 restaurants
  • A bar/lounge
  • A poolside bar
  • Couples/private dining

Restaurants on site

  • de Mondion One MICHELIN

Things to do

  • Gym
  • Library
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Outdoors

  • Terrace

Spa

  • In-room massages

Accessibility

  • Elevator

More

  • Biodegradable straws
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Blackout drapes
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 50-inch LCD TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Limited room service

More

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

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

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 95 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

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

  • 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 buffet breakfast: EUR 15 for adults and EUR 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 40 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 3)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 95 per night

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
This property uses solar energy
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The seasonal pool will be open from June to September
Pool access available from 9 AM to 5 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9 AM–5 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?

As of Jan 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux on Feb 7, 2023 start from $200.9, 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 The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?

There is free parking nearby.

What time is check-in at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?

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

What time is check-out at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?

Check-out is at noon.

Does The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of EUR 40 per vehicle applies.

Where is The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux located?

Situated in the historical district, this luxury hotel is steps from Mdina Dungeons, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Carmelite Priory Museum. Mdina Old City Gate and St Paul's Church & the Grotto of St Paul are also within 10 minutes.

Reviews

9.0

Wonderful

Rating 10 - Excellent. 145 out of 219 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 66%
Rating 8 - Good. 51 out of 219 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 23%
Rating 6 - Okay. 18 out of 219 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 8%
Rating 4 - Poor. 5 out of 219 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 2%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 219 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 0%

9.2/10

Cleanliness

9.2/10

Staff & service

8.9/10

Amenities

8.8/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.3/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

Margaret

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Beautiful room
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Nicolas

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Veronique

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great property. Room could use a little maintenance but otherwise amazing staff and great service
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Robert

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Xara Palace Hotel is an absolute understated gem of a hotel … not least for its unique location inside the ancient and compact walled city of Mdina. There only are 18 superbly appointed rooms: ours was a spacious duplex with separate bath, shower and bedroom on the ground floor plus a sitting room and (very) private outside terrace complete with a jacuzzi. Luxury .. and money well spent. So much for the fabric of the building. What brings any hotel to life is the staff. Reception, restaurant and room service/housekeeping staff were uniformly top-notch, friendly, unfailingly helpful and well-informed. If the stars align, we’d love to pay a return visit ✅👍😀.
Stayed 8 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent

Abigail

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A beautiful place, room was really nice. Comfortable bed, gorgeous linens and fantastic bathroom. The hotel building is stunning. Staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Will definitely go back.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Christine

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful hotel with wonderful staff. We only stayed one night but wished we had longer
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Manuel

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing atmosphere, hotel feels like part of the Mdnina gate wonder
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

10/10 Excellent

Linda

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
A lovely hotel with wonderful and attentive service. I would recommend for a romantic break.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jean

Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liz

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very unique
Stayed 1 night in May 2022