the 5-star phoenicia hotel malta

A timeless classic experience reinvented for modern times

The Phoenicia Hotel Malta is the most exciting five-star luxury hotel. It was the first luxury hotel built on the island just outside the capital city Valletta. Built in the 1930s very elegant, stylish and beautiful. It is a landmark where its architecture blends perfectly with the surroundings. It is loved very much by locals since the very beginning of the hotel and cherished by visitors.

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A unique splendid 7.5 acres of landscaped gardens located around the Valletta and Floriana fortifications where you can enjoy great views of the surroundings. Here you find the fantastic infinity pool and it’s highly recommended.

A few years ago, the hotel was beautifully refurbished. It has everything you could wish for a pleasant stay in Malta.

The Location

The Phoenicia Hotel is hard to beat, to our way of thinking. The central location of the hotel is amazing just outside the fortification walls surrounded by splendid views of the Grand Harbour. From the other side all Sliema areas across the Marsamxett Harbour. The views extend up till Mdina. Just outside the hotel you find the bus terminus, public and private carparks. A few minutes-walk you can reach the centre of the capital with many shops, restaurants, museums and cultural attractions.

Phoenicia Hotel Malta Address: The Mall, Floriana

Style and Character

The distinguished building of the hotel built in typical Maltese architecture is a remarkable contrast to the baroque architecture and massive fortifications of the capital. It enhances the approach area to the capital, apart from the surrounding landscaped public garden areas.

On approaching the main entrance you meet the impressive entrance with limestone pillared portico, then as soon as you enter the Palm Court lounge and bar is the hotel’s core areas surrounded by 1930's white and glass British style doors leading to other amenities of the hotel.

Phoenicia Hotel Malta



Malta Info Guide Rating - Superb Plus

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some of the hotel standards

- Check In: 3 PM onwards
- Check Out: Until noon
- Meetings & Events
- Smoke-free hotel
- Current Health Regulations

Excursion Desk
- Facilities for Disabled
- Credit Cards Accepted
- 24/7 Front Desk
- Pets are not allowed (Except for Guide Dogs)

The architect made used of Maltese limestone. The heavy coffered ceiling in the main entrance hall characterising the style of Maltese architecture. The floors are made of terrazzo coloured designed tiles with a selection of marbles to blend the interior together. Ironwork was very much used in balcony and staircase railings, chandeliers and gates as is typical of the Maltese traditional houses.

On the outside surrounded by the greenery and flowers of the gardens, which is a characteristic of this hotel. Here you find the largest private collection of works by Maltese artist Edward Caruana Dingli.

The hotel has welcomed the Royal family’s visits to the island welcoming Queen Elizabeth ll and her husband Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh. It was her majesties's favourite hotel when she came for the first time in 1949 when she was still a princess.

Various Room Types The Hotel Offers

For the most memorable experience, book one of the following possibilities. All rooms have a Mediterranean comfort with soothing old interior elegance mixed with modern style designed in collaboration with Peter Young.

There are a variety of elegant rooms and suites to choose from, starting from the Superior Room both as double and single room with 23 square meters for double and 18 square meters for single. Accessible twin rooms are also available.

The Executive Rooms are with an added bonus of a small balcony which gives you the opportunity to relax at the views that makes Malta so special. The Bedrooms come with either as double bed or with two single beds which are comfortable with the promise of a good night’s sleep. In the bathroom you find bathrobes, free toiletries and a shower.

The Valletta Suites with king-size beds, 47 square meters minimum size. Every room has a relaxing sitting room ideal with more space or for those who come for business. From here, excellent views to the Valletta entrance, Renzo Piano Parliament House and fortification walls extending broadly on each side.

Elegantly designed Harbour View Suite with four-poster King-sized beds. Separate bedroom and sitting areas, walk-in shower and separate bath in all 56 square meters. It is the height of luxury, with relaxing seating areas and a great panoramic vista of the island.

Review - "Our room and bathroom was spotlessly clean every day and very comfortable. The views from the balcony were incredibly beautiful, especially as we were on the 4th floor. It was a relaxing stay over my birthday weekend. The Phoenicia is really a beautiful hotel." - 5 Star Review

Facilities Offered By The Phoenicia Hotel

The hotel offers spacious areas, enough where to spread your feet and gives you plenty of elbow room. A calm, comfortable, luxurious feel as soon as you step inside. The interior decoration throughout is of a high standard.

The bedrooms are beautiful, elegant and spacious with tiled floors, modern furniture and extremely comfortable beds. You can sleep well with no noise from outside, complete with air-conditioning. A minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities which are stocked daily. All rooms have wired internet access and Wi-Fi is free in the public areas.

Review - "We just had an excellent short break at the hotel. In these difficult times we were treated like royalty making it a very memorable stay." - 5 Star Impression

"We experienced the warm welcome and friendly efficiency of all the staff. The Phoenicia really enjoys the 1930's vibe and décor. It was well worth the money and hope to return next year.- 5 Star Impression

Beautiful, spacious public lounge and restaurant. The garden is perfect for a stroll and you can sit down and read a book or just observe the scenery all around.

The infinity pool is wonderfully located on high grounds on the periphery of the gardens surrounded with the 16th century fortification walls with amazing views over Marsamxett Harbour and all the Sliema town areas.

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Restaurants and Bars In The Hotel

Experience the hospitality of The Phoenicia’s restaurants. They are one of Malta’s most loved dining locations, serves a combination of exquisite menus with Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine always incorporating the freshest of local ingredients.

The restaurants and bars found at Phoenicia Hotel Malta are as follows:

  • Phoenix restaurant and outside terrace - À la carte
  • Pegasus restaurant - À la carte
  • Café Phoenicia Restaurant - À la carte
  • Club Bar

The award-winning chefs are very passionate about food. They use local produce as much as possible, including produce grown in the Kitchen Gardens,

À la carte breakfast buffet with a choice of hot and cold dishes, fresh fruit juices, coffees and tea served each morning.

Phoenix Restaurant

Elegant and chic decor paired with delicious, unforgettable dishes. The chic colonial décor combines wooden ceiling fans, ornamental chandeliers and beautiful flower arrangements. The superbly spacious outdoor terrace affords spectacular panoramic views overlooking landscaped gardens, historic bastions and the Marsamxett harbour.

Expect exceptional service, a refined atmosphere and an extraordinary menu. Our Executive Chef Daniel Debattista, who trained under Andrew Fairley at Gleneagles, takes full advantage of the wonderful island produce, always incorporating the freshest, local ingredients.

Café Phoenicia

A stylish favourite, designed to be enjoyed with friends and family. A café with a twist with its mouth-watering menu and farm-to-table mindset, uses local ingredients wherever possible. Whether it is our carpaccio with local tomatoes, grilled calamari, mushroom risotto or the all-time favourite beef burger, every dish has been thoughtfully created to express the best possible flavours.

Be it coffee or a glass of Prosecco, a working lunch or a relaxed dinner, sit back on the terrace enjoying the views over the Triton Square, and watch the world go by. Temporarily closed due to the current Covid-19 restrictions by local health authorities.

Review - "We really enjoyed breakfast which was very well served. The food was delicious and freshly cooked to order. A good selection of hot, cold and bakery items.- 5 Star Review

"We had twice lunch by the pool since the weather was permitting, and each time we had five star service." - 5 Star Review

Available Transport Options

The Phoenicia Hotel is hard to beat, very centrally located to all transport options. The hotel is perfectly central to most public commodities and historical sites.

Valletta the capital city is just 2 minutes-walk from the hotel main door.

The public transport is also 2 minutes-walk across the large open space, past the Triton Fountain in front of the capital city entrance.

Taxis are available just outside the hotel door.

You have no problem to go anywhere within the island with such transport options.

If you have a rented car you can park at the external hotel few parking spaces.

But the hotel is surrounded by parking spaces. We suggest the MCP underground car park just across the road with moderate parking fees where you can surely find parking even during the day down at the lower floors.

Attractions You Can See Around You

All these attractions are within the capital city Valletta.

  • St. John's Co-cathedral and the Caravaggio painting of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist.
  • The Grand Master's Palace with the armory.
  • Upper and Lower Barrakka Gardens together with the saluting battery and siege bell war memorial.
  • Casa Rocca Piccola, a 16th century palace with its original decor still intact.
  • Valletta Waterfront, a cruise liner terminal within the Grand Harbour where you can dine and walk along the promenade.

You find a selection of international brands and Maltese shops of all kinds.

Once you enter the gate to Valletta you will be surrounded by many restaurants and bars along the main Republic street and surrounding areas.

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