an exquisite experience steeped in history and magnificent décor
If you’re dreaming of an exquisite hotel experience in the finest 5 star luxury hotel in Valletta, look no further than The Phoenicia Malta. Steeped in history and boasting magnificent décor matched only by the stunning views, our hotel has been recognised as one of the city’s most revered architectural treasures since 1947.
The Phoenicia Malta is a proud member of The Leading Hotels of the World and the first and only Maltese hotel to be included in the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts Programme. A stay at The Phoenicia Malta is nothing short of perfection; bringing together tradition, warm Maltese hospitality, modern amenities and all of life’s comforts for its discerning guests.
room with a view
All 136 of our luxury bedrooms and suites at The Phoenicia Malta have been lovingly restored.
In collaboration with Peter Young Design, The Phoenicia Malta have worked to retain the original features of the rooms, including the authentic tiled floors. Our rooms benefit from astonishing views made possible by the hotel’s unique vantage point overlooking the island’s historic buildings, the Grand Harbour and Valletta, Malta’s capital city.
Megaliths, medieval dungeons and Calypso’s Cave – The Maltese Islands are positively mythical.
The narrow meandering streets of the towns and villages are crowded with Renaissance cathedrals and Baroque palaces. The countryside is dotted with the oldest known human structures in the world and the Islands have rightly been described as an open air museum.
|Despite enduring heavy bombing, the hotel celebrated it’s official opening in 1947.|
|Princess Elizabeth & the Duke of Edinburgh visit the hotel.|
|The Maltese Islands have been the backdrop for many films. Alec Guiness & Jeffery Hunter stayed at the hotel when filming The Malta Story and Singlehanded.|
|Some of the official events surrounding Malta’s independence were hosted at The Phoenicia.|
|The hotel was bought by Lord Forte who initiated a renovation including the roofing of the then courtyard now the Palm Court Lounge.|
|Between 1990 and 1994 further work took place on the building, including adding an additional floor.|
|The hotel was re-branded and became part of Le Méridien.|
|The Phoenicia chosen as a venue for one of the official receptions hosted by Queen Elizabeth II during a state visit.|
|Following the sale of the hotel it was renamed again as The Phoenicia.|
|The hotel was closed in 2015 to undergo an extensive €15 million refurbishment.|
|After an 18 month refurbishment, The Phoenicia reopened in May 2017.|
Bars & Lounges
|Enjoy afternoon tea in the Palm Court, relax by the pool, or retreat to The Club Bar for an after dinner drink. Whatever mood you are in, we have a space that is just right.||
The Palm Court Lounge
The Club Bar
Bastion Pool Bar & Restaurant
|Our team of wedding specialists is here to tailor your plans to our wonderful hotel and its six unique venues – helping you make your dream wedding a reality. From intimate garden occasions and stunning sea views to a lavish ballroom event, The Phoenicia Malta is the perfect backdrop to your wedding.|
|At The Phoenicia, we are passionate about food. Every one of our menus is carefully crafted to combine the best local produce with enticing avours. Our restaurants have something for everyone, whether you are looking for a quick snack, or dinner with all the family.||
“The staff are friendly and attentive – especially those in the cocktail bar. We thought the welcome drinks and canapés on our arrival on Thursday night were charming and reminded us of something out of an Agatha Christie (minus the murders!). The hotel manager was also lovely and spontaneously invited us to join a cognac and chocolate tasting in the bar after two people had dropped out.”
Hannah G – Trip Advisor
“I cannot recommend this Hotel enough, not just for the wonderful décor and atmosphere, but for the outstanding staff who work here and truly make it a first class experience. Every member of staff gave us wedding memories that will last a lifetime, we can’t thank them enough. We can’t wait to return for our anniversary.”
Lindsay H – Trip Advisor
“This hotel is first class. Perfect location to explore Valletta and the surrounding area. Staff can’t do enough for you. Pool area stunning with an excellent bar. Food also available at the pool bar. Lots of choice for breakfast with eggs cooked to order and a lovely buffet selection. Loved being able to sit out on the terrace and have breakfast”
Mhairi Q – Trip Advisor