Fodor's Expert Review The Phoenicia Malta

The Mall, Valletta, N/A Malta, FRN 1478, Malta

The grande dame of Malta is just outside Valletta's City Gate and is close to the busy bus terminus for cross-island exploration. Since the 1940s it has welcomed movers and shakers, including Queen Elizabeth II during her visit in 1949. The hotel still plays a central role in the social life of this country's capital, hosting many official functions and regular wedding parties. Rooms and public spaces have been updated to keep up with modern trends over the years and include the addition of a spa and pool deck with verdant gardens in the shadow of the walls of Valletta citadel.


  • position is ideal for exploring the capital on foot and by public transport
  • excellent bars and restaurant on-site
  • great views across Marsamxett Harbour


  • service can be inconsistent—from professional to haughty and surly
  • standard rooms can be small
  • unsuitable for families with small children




Phones: 21-225--241


136 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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