Need to know
11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 2pm, also flexible.
Double rooms from $197.48 (€175), excluding tax at 7 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €0.50 per person per night on check-out.
Rates do not usually include breakfast (€25).
Weddings can be held on the rooftop or amid the centuries-old restaurant walls. There’s no spa, but visiting therapists can call in for everything from a mani to a massage.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, minibar, coffee machine, under-floor heating in the bathroom and Trussardi bath products.
Our favourite rooms
Every room overlooks the harbour, so vying for views isn’t a big concern. For loft-style living, go for a high-ceilinged Grand Harbour Suite; or, if a harbour-facing terrace is a dealbreaker, pick a Senglea Suite. If you fancy your skills in the kitchen (and prefer not to eat out every day of a holiday), book an oven-enhanced Macina Suite.
There’s an unheated, harbour-facing pool up on the roof, with sunloungers to sit and spy the yachts and surrounding fortress walls.
Sensible shoes for tackling the pedestrianised zones of Valletta and the hotel’s 16th-century setting.
Some of the suites have been adapted for wheelchair users and most of the communal areas (except the rooftop pool) are accessible.
Welcome, but the design could be hazardous for tots. Extra beds and cots can be added (free for under-6s, €75 a night for ages 6-12), and some rooms can interconnect. Highchairs can be provided in the bar and restaurant, but there are no dedicated menus.