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Malta: Tourists Are Flocking to These Stunning Hotels and Spas

Malta’s favorite boutique hotels, seaside spa-resorts, and more

Malta offers a hotel for every traveler, whether you’re visiting the main island, Gozo or Comino.

Here are some of Malta’s top-rated hotels, along with a video tour at the bottom.

Malta Island

The Phoenicia Hotel, Valletta, Malta

The Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta

Experience paradise at the Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta. Located steps from the City Gate, the Phoenicia sits at the heart of Valletta within walking distance of most tourist spots.

Built in the 1930s, the Phoenicia has become a tourist favorite, drawing tens of thousands of visitors each year. When you step inside, lush plants greet you in the lobby, and the leather and dark-wood interior create a cozy vibe that makes you feel at home.

According to the Phoenicia’s website, you can visit the Palm Court Lounge, adorned with beachy blue and white décor and glass doors that stretch from floor to ceiling. Then, sip coffee under the kumquat trees on the terrace while you savor the sea view. Afterward, swim in the infinity pool or relax on the pool deck overlooking the Harbor.

Marsamxett Harbor from the Phoenicia Hotel

You’ll also enjoy the complimentary parking, laundry service, and 24-hour fitness center during your visit. Most guest rooms have balconies, with some overlooking the scenic harbor. Other amenities include a pillow menu, with an assortment of pillows suited to every traveler’s needs. on Unsplash

Then, order smoked salmon and beetroot for breakfast, or sample the Maltese cheeses. For lunch and dinner, try the tabbouleh, harissa, and aubergine or the Lamb Provençal, followed with a raspberry and caramel soufflé.

Although prices vary by season, standard prices range from $238 to $357 per night, Wi-Fi and minibar service included.

And don’t forget to visit the spa. Le Deep Nature promises the perfect escape after a long day. So, book that sea kelp facial and relax to the sounds of rushing streams, singing sparrows, and drums from distant lands. Or try the customized facial or the red-light facial to blast wrinkles and rewind the clock.

Northern Malta Hotels

Seashells Resort, Qawra, Malta

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Another option? Turn your trip into a road trip. Head 30 minutes north from Valletta to Northern Malta, and book a room at Qawra’s Seashells Resort. A scenic city by St. Paul’s Bay, Qawra draws crowds each year with its bustling entertainment, hotels, and nightlife.

At Seashells, you’ll enjoy the relaxed vibe and the sweeping sea views. Most guest rooms overlook the coast and promenade, and all rooms offer complimentary toiletries, according to the resort’s website.

Spend the afternoon at the pool or take kids to the children’s pool. You can soak up the sun while the pool boys serve you Mai Tais or lattes, too. Or if you’re feeling lazy, hang out at the hotel lounge, bar, or restaurant, or venture into town to try out the local restaurants and shops.

But whatever you do, don’t leave Seashells without booking a spa day at Carisma.

Carisma Spa at Seashells Resort

The Anam on Unsplash

Book your massage or facial at Carisma, and let the pampering begin. According to the website, this award-winning spa offers “the only authentic Hammam in Malta.” The Hammam is an ancient Turkish bathing ritual known to calm the mind and body.

So, step into the spa, and surrender to the healing powers of the Hammam. Scrub away dead skin to reveal the most radiant you. After you exfoliate, kick back and enjoy your massage and bubble bath. The best part? You don’t even have to lift a loofah. The aesthetician does it all for you.

However, the Hammam soothes muscles and boosts circulation to give skin a healthy glow. Plus, the spa room supplies a steady stream of warm air to open pores and help skin absorb the healing minerals. Your skin will feel like silk by the time you leave.

However, if you’d prefer another option, check out Carisma’s salt sauna, ice fountain, and anti-aging facials that will make you feel like royalty. You can also buy spa packages for individuals, couples, and groups. So, book that Hammam and live a little!

See the video (not filmed at Seashells or Carisma) to see the Hammam in action.

Hammam by Timur Doctorov on YouTube

Gozo, Malta Hotels

The Hotel Ta’ Cenc and Spa

Hotel Ta’ Cenc and Spa, Gozo

Located in Sannat, the Hotel Ta’ Cenc and Spa is an oasis for adult travelers looking for a relaxing getaway. This hotel sits within walking distance of most tourist sights, and all guest rooms come with free TV, Wi-Fi, and flat screens.

At Ta’ Cenc, you can also enjoy the complimentary parking, breakfast, and room service, along with the quiet pool and spa. For dinner, stop by the in-house restaurant, Beppe, to enjoy savory seafood and lobster, a local favorite.

The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, Malta

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But if the Hotel Ta’ Cenc is booked, try the Kempinski Hotel instead. This charming hotel is located within walking distance from most tourists sights and offers a relaxing place to unwind. You’ll also find a luxury spa, a tennis court, and a fitness room here.

During your stay, stop by one of the in-house restaurants for lunch: the Il-Baldakkin Bistro, the Ortolan, or the Gazebo Café. Then, after lunch, relax by the pool before you head into town for your Stuffat tal-Qarnita dinner.

Duke Boutique Hotel, Gozo

Duke Boutique Hotel

If those hotels aren’t your style, then why not give the Duke Boutique Hotel a try? Surrounded by gardens on a hilltop, the Duke overlooks Gozo island, with views of the city and sea. This hotel sits two or three miles from the Gozo Museum of Archaeology, the temples at Ġgantija, and the ferry station, where you can catch a ride and whisk off to a neighboring island.

Then later, enjoy the complimentary TV, internet, minibar, and coffee maker when you return to your room. You’ll enjoy the bathroom stocked with free toiletries and scented bath soaps, too.

Or, if you prefer, upgrade to a suite and enjoy the extra space. Sprawl out in the living room, or sit on the terrace to enjoy the sea view. But don’t forget to stop by the shops before you leave.

Safe Travels

Whether you’re traveling to Valletta, Northern Malta, or Gozo, you are sure to find a hotel suited to your needs. And whenever you visit Malta, you’re sure to find a hotel suited to your needs. So, enjoy your trip, and book your hotel early to get the best deals.

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Finally, enjoy this video tour of Mdina, Valletta, and the Blue Grotto.

3 Days in Malta on YouTube

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