ON SITE MALTA
Valletta’s Boutique heaven
The capital is the perfect place for visitors to stay in Malta. It's packed with cultural activities, easily the best restaurants in Malta, and its transport links will take you wherever you need to go on the island.
Here is a top 5 list of our favorite boutique hotels:
This new Valletta hotel might just have the best views in the capital.
Whether you're planning to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site for the first time or just need an awesome incentive in the city built by gentlemen for gentlemen, you must check out La Falconeria.
The hotel in Melita Street is already making waves for its impressive design and perfect location.
It's got 43 rooms, a small indoor swimming pool in the original well, a quaint gym, and an outstanding new restaurant that is also open to the public for lunch and dinner.
Palazzo Prince D’Orange
Small, independent and stylish, Palazzo Prince D’Orange is part of the new breed of visitor accommodation in the heart of Valletta occupying imaginatively converted historic buildings, retaining many original features but adding all mod cons. Five one-and-two-bedroom apartments have elegant communal facilities ideal for small board meetings.
Original 17th-century limestone walls, high vaulted ceilings and stone stairways lead to individually designed apartments. The first two floors are traditional/antique in feel, while the third and fourth floors (a modern extension) are thoroughly contemporary. The traditional ‘piano nobile’ library-sitting room offers armchairs in front of an open fire, a polished dining table on Oriental rug (private dinners can be catered for) and an antique desk in the galleria overlooking the street. Upstairs guests have use of a large glass-walled kitchen-diner decked with tranquil modern art and leading onto a terrace with barbecue and steps to the small roof terrace with panoramic views over the Grand Harbour – a perfect place for a sundowner.
This 400-year-old townhouse has been cleverly refurbished to retain character and original features while adding contemporary design and function. Minutes’ walk from all the sights.
For a hotel of just 13 rooms, Palazzo Consiglia has remarkable facilities. The peaceful roof terrace with decking, sunbeds and alluring plunge pool looks out at the dome of the neighbouring chapel, up the street to the Upper Barracca Gardens, and has a side view of the Grand Harbour. The original stone vaulted cellar has been converted into an atmospheric spa area, lit with candles in niches cut in the limestone walls. The two centuries-old bell-shaped cistern — a water storage system mandatory in all Knights-period Valletta houses — has been converted into a cosy plunge pool with whirlpool jets. The spa area also includes a steam room, sauna and two comfortable massage beds.
On a historic stepped street inside the bastion walls, this eight-room contemporary boutique hotel mixes arty design with comfort and humour, along with friendly service, and is just a few minutes' walk from all the sights.
The owners have consciously decided that with so much history just outside the door, the hotel will be ‘a rest’ from the historical. It is determinedly contemporary and successfully so. The reception area is black and white marble with yellow walls and furniture by French designer Philippe Starck (of the Dubai Tower) including a couple of shiny black round tables held up by gnomes (oddly not kitsch).
Iniala Boutique Hotel (Opening late 2017)
The Iniala Group, known for its ultra-luxurious, design-driven Beach House in Phuket, will be opening a stylish hotel later on this year. Founded by British entrepreneur Mark Weingard, Iniala is also famed for its philanthropic mission. In Valletta, Iniala has a number of projects, including apartment buildings and a flagship hotel with 20 suites and three luxury apartments.
Slated to open in Autumn 2017 on St. Barbara Bastion, the boutique hotel will echo the design-centric hospitality experience of the Phuket property; world-famous designers like Autoban from Turkey and A-Cero from Spain were recruited to decorate the interiors. The hotel is billed as “offering a completely new product to the Maltese hotel market.” We are really looking forward to the opening of this property!
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