Grand Hotel Excelsior

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Great Siege Road Valletta FRN 1810


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Venue Highlights


Room features and guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Internet access
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service
  • View (ocean or water)
  • Voicemail box


  • Onsite catering
  • Onsite gift shop
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Onsite security
  • Rental car service
  • Space (outdoor)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Business services

  • AV capabilities
  • Business center
  • Video conference
  • VIP services

Recreational activities

  • Health club
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa or salon
  • Water sports
  • Whirlpool

Venue accessibility

  • Airport shuttle
  • Bus
  • Taxi


  • Dance floor
  • Staging area

Getting Here

Malta Airports The Malta International Airport is located in Luqa, approximately 15 km away from this Valletta Hotel and can be easily reached by taxi. Should you wish to confirm your flights or claim baggage our Concierge team will be happy to assist you. By car: From the airport, go straight across the roundabout, following signs for Valletta. Turn right at the second roundabout and left at the third. At the end of the hill, turn left and then right into the main road. Drive north towards Valletta, passing Portes des Bombes, towards Floriana and then towards Marsamxett Harbour. Grand Hotel Excelsior is on the left hand side. Driving in Malta is on the left. By Taxi: Should you wish you can opt for Our Exclusive Chauffeur Driven Service from the Malta International Airport to the Grand Hotel Excelsior at 22 Euro one way (maximum of three persons). For Malta airport transfers please contact our transport desk on The distance from the airport to this Hotel in Valletta (Malta) is 7km with a driving time of around 20 minutes. On Foot: Kindly click on the below map to follow the directions from the Valletta Bus Terminus to the Grand Hotel Excelsior main entrance:


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet parking
  • Street parking

Distance from airport

  • 4.6 mi. from venue

Grand Hotel Excelsior Meeting Space

Total meeting space32,292 sq. ft.
Meeting rooms16
Largest room3,358 sq. ft.
Second largest room2,228 sq. ft.
Space (Outdoor)Available
Exhibit Space9,688 sq. ft.

Guest Rooms

Total guest rooms439

Local Attractions

Valletta Waterfront

1 km away
With its nineteen historical 250-year-old warehouses, built by Grand Master Pinto at the height of the baroque period in Malta … stretching along the water’s edge and the historical Quay Wall where the Knights of St John and European merchants used to unload their wares … the impregnable Old Power Station that serves as a testimony to the eclectic and heroic history of the Grand Harbour … the Forni Stores, dating back to 1626 and constructed by Grand Master de Vilhena – the Valletta Waterfront invites you to discover its complete mix of retail, dining and leisure experiences. The Valletta Waterfront is also the gateway to Malta’s capital city, Valletta – a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen. In fact, as one of the most successful Mediterranean ports, the Port of Valletta welcomes more than half-a-million cruise passengers into this open air museum. All this comes with an added bonus – the majestic setting within the Grand Harbour, a natural deep water port, for many thousand of years the epicentre of Malta’s maritime activity, a truly exceptional and outstanding backdrop.


Historical landmark
1 km away
The Palace stands in the very heart of Valletta - the World Heritage City founded by the Sovereign Hospitaller Military Order of St. John after the Great Siege of Malta in 1565. Besides being the Office of The President, The Palace also serves as the House of Representatives and boasts of, an armoury which symbolises the past glories of the Order. The first structure on this site was built during the reign of Grandmaster Jean de La Cassiere (1572-1581) in order to serve as the Grandmaster's Palace. Subsequent Grandmasters enlarged and embellished the original structure until it took its present shape during the mid-18th century. Following the French occupation between 1798 and 1800 The Palace was taken over by the British administration, thereby serving as the Palace of the Governor. It also saw Malta's constitutional development as it was the seat of Malta's first Constitutional Parliament in 1921 and, following Independence in 1964, the seat of Parliament and also of the Head of State. The Palace State Rooms and Armoury are open to the public. Howvever, the State Rooms may be closed to visitors at short notice due to the exigencies of the Office of the President or the House of Representatives.

Casa Rocca Piccola

Historical landmark
1 km away
This beautiful Palace is the only privately owned property open to the public in Valletta and has a fascinating variety of different things to see. Originally built in the 16th Century for Don Pietro La Rocca, a Knight of Malta, it is now the family ancestral home of the 9th Marquis de Piro and his family. On your visit you will be able to walk through twelve palatial rooms including the two Dining Rooms, (one for the Summer and one for the Winter!) as well as the Four Poster Bedroom and a private Family Chapel. There are literally hundreds of magnificent things to see and many visitors come back year after year. One of the most popular things to see at Casa Rocca Piccola is the network of underground passages and tunnels cut out of the rock over its 400 year history which provide a dramatic and exciting addition to the tours of the house. One particular tunnel takes you into a huge cavern that was used during the WW2 to shelter over 100 people from the heavy bombing and another tunnel takes you to a small room used as a private family shelter.

Mediterranean Conference Centre

Convention center
10 minutes away
Since its inception as a conference centre an ongoing restoration and maintenance programme has kept the unique historical character of this national monument, while providing a modern venue able to handle major international conferences, exhibitions, banquets and theatrical events. The MCC, the flagship of cenference venues on the Island, is now renowned for its outstanding services and facilities.


1 km away
The Old Saluting Battery stands on the lower part of the St. Peter and St. Paul Bastion. Originally built in the 16th century, it remained in continuous use up to 1960. The battery functioned as a master time keeper, as the gun shots at sunrise and sunset marked the beginning and end of the working day, as well as the opening or closing of the town gates. The noon gun was fired to signal to mariners in the harbour the exact hour of mid-day, which was necessary for the regulation of watches on board ships for accurate navigation. The Saluting Battery was restored in 2005, complete with eleven original British 24-pounder cannons from the mid-late 19th century and volunteers dressed in uniforms of the time, representing the Royal Malta Artillery. Location: Lower area of St. Peter and St. Paul Bastion, Valletta (right under the Upper Barracca Gardens)


Historical landmark
1 km away
The Auberge de Castille was the official seat of the knights of the Langue of Castille, León and Portugal – one of the most powerful of the Order of St. John, its Head being the Grand Chancellor. The Knights of this Langue were responsible for the defence of part of the fortifications of Valletta, known as the St Barbara Bastion. The Auberge is situated at the highest point of Valletta and originally looked out on the rolling countryside beyond, giving it a unique vantage-point unsurpassed by any other building in the city. The original Auberge was built by the renowned Maltese architect Girolamo Cassar in 1574. It was extensively re-modelled and virtually rebuilt in 1741, the present plan of the imposing structure attributed to Andrea Belli. The building was damaged during the siege of the French forces (1799–1800) as well as during the Second World War (1939–1945).


The Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta is a deluxe, 5-star resort situated within the sixteenth century fortifications of Malta’s capital city, Valletta - a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Excelsior commands a premier waterfront location offering breathtaking sea views of Marsamxett Harbour and Manoel Island. As a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the hotel exceeds expectations on the basis of its 5-star service excellence. All deluxe rooms and suites enjoy a harmonious blend of classic and contemporary design mixed with modern 5-star convenience. Spread over ten levels most of the rooms and suites overlook stunning harbour views. The Excelsior’s facilities include a private 30-berth marina, large outdoor and indoor swimming pools, health & beauty centre and 3 food and beverage outlets. The Excelsior offers versatile conference & banqueting facilities, fourteen flexible venues, a number of which have natural daylight - an ideal environment for business meetings, conferences and other events. Should you require a larger event space than the Grand Hotel Excelsior Malta is able to provide, the hotel is happy to offer advantageous accommodation rates for the group, while the main event is held elsewhere. One such large Malta meetings option in very close proximity to the Excelsior, is the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. This Historical building, originally the Holy Infirmary of the Knights of St John, has an auditorium capacity for up to 1,400 delegates and has hosted numerous world class conferences and events over the years. The Grand Hotel Excelsior opened its doors to its first guests on the 10th September 2007. Right from the start it was very clear that the product and service offerings were to be of a superior nature. The hotel prides itself in attracting and retaining a faithful following of leisure and business guests as well as prominent international personalities. The hotel’s pro-active team of professionals is ready to ensure that all guests are given a wonderfully tailored experience. Your business and leisure, is our business and pleasure. We invite you to view our hotel by browsing our Corporate Brochure We reopened our doors after Covid-19 on the 1st July 2020 and we are operating strictly on the latest Health & Safety guidelines which have been issued by the Maltese Government. Our hotel operations will remain in line with these directives, so that we provide the healthiest and safest environment for the guests.


High season
May 1 – Oct 15
Shoulder season
Mar 1 – Apr 30
Nov 1 – Nov 30
Low season
Jan 1 – Feb 28
Dec 1 – Dec 31

Cancellation Policy

1. If the cancellation is effected before 90 days of the group’s arrival then no further charges are incurred. The Hotel will however retain the deposits paid. 2. If the Client cancels up to 10% of the rooms reserved between the 89th and 60th day prior to the group’s arrival then no charges are incurred. Accommodation cancelled in excess of 10% shall be subject to a further cancellation charge of 25% of the cancelled accommodation cost. 3. If the Client cancels up to 10% of the accommodation reserved between the 59th day and the 30th day prior to the group’s arrival no charges are incurred by the Client. Accommodation cancelled in excess of 10% shall be subject to a further cancellation charge of 50% of the cancelled accommodation. 4. If the Client cancels up to 05% of the accommodation reserved between the 29th day and the 15th day before the group’s arrival no charges are incurred by the client. Accommodation cancelled in excess of 05% shall be subject to a further cancellation charge of 75% of the cancelled accommodation. 5. If the client cancels any accommodation reserved within the 14th day before the group’s arrival and the actual arrival date, or has any No-Shows on the day of arrival, the Client will be charged 100% of the cancelled accommodation. 6. In the event of full or partial cancellation, any other charges or expenses incurred with third parties by the Hotel in connection with the group are payable in full by the Client. 7. In the event of cancellations in excess of 25% of the room block within 14 days prior to the arrival of the group, the Client will be subject to a further cancellation charge of 50% of all cancelled food & beverage services

Additional Information

• The Hotel undertakes to hold at the client’s disposal the number of rooms, for the duration stated • The Client agrees to send the final rooming list 15 days before the group’s arrival. • Rooms for group allocation will be assigned according to the run of house. • Check-in & Check-out Time: Hotel check-in time is 15:00 hours, Check out time is 12:00 noon. • VIP’s: The Hotel must be informed of any special requirements for hospitality arrangements or registration of VIPs, at the latest 15 days prior to the group's arrival together with the rooming list. Any requests for additional suites, specific room locations, etc., not specified in this agreement will be accommodated on a space available basis.