Malta is a hidden gem of an archipelago that is located in the central Mediterranean. Golden beaches and crystal clear waters make for beautiful coastlines. While it is not as well-known as other European destinations, a fair amount of tourists still visit throughout the year. Two of the most popular Malta tourist destinations are Valletta, which is the capital city of Malta, and Sliema, which is considered the resort town of Malta.

Valletta and Sliema are both known for having wonderful accommodations. Valletta is more popular with individuals that want to explore the city, while Sliema is more popular with individuals that are looking for a beach holiday. Both locations, however, offer several luxury hotels. Here are some of the most popular ones.

Casa Rocca Piccola (located in Valletta)

Casa Rocca Piccola is well-known for being a 16th-century palace. Most tourists only visit the palace for a guided tour, but there are also four rooms and one suite that are available for overnight stays. All rooms have historical pieces and furniture. For example, the side lamps in the Pineapple Room once belonged to Villa Bologna, an aristocratic residence. The palace is located on a main street in Valletta and is minutes away from the bus stop, making it easy to explore the rest of the city.

Pebbles Boutique Aparthotel (located in Sliema)

Pebbles Boutique Aparthotel is a stylish boutique hotel overlooking the water. It offers modern amenities such as elegant furnishings, plasma televisions, and fully equipped kitchens. The hotel also offers facilities such as a rooftop jacuzzi, private pool area, and business center equipped with a computer and printer. There are also several dining areas, including the Medasia Fusion Lounge that can host private celebrations and the TexMex restaurant. To help guests get around Sliema, Pebbles offer an eco-friendly electric cab service that is readily available. To learn about different activities available in Sliema, check out “9 Essential Tips and Things to do during your Sliema Malta holiday”, an article by Choice Holidays.

The Phoenicia Malta (located in Valletta)

The Phoenicia Malta is a neoclassic hotel that overlooks the Grand Harbour. The hotel has over seven acres of landscaped gardens that actually spread to the historical entrance of Valletta. From the hotel, guests can walk to the waterfront, which is lined with restaurants and bars. Luxury rooms and suites offer spacious bathrooms, private balconies, non-alcoholic mini-bars, and views of Valletta or the Grand Harbour. Dining areas include a spacious main dining room where guests can find The Phoenix Restaurant, the cozy Café Phoenicia, and the outdoor Bastion Pool Bar & Restaurant.

The Waterfront Hotel (located in Sliema)

The Waterfront Hotel is a seafront hotel that offers beautiful views of Manoel Island, Valletta, and Sliema creek. Luxury rooms feature either an open-plan bathroom or a balcony, as well as other modern accommodations such as mini-bars and room service. From the hotel, it is easy to walk to The Plaza Shopping Centre, several other shopping outlets, and a public transportation line. Guests can enjoy dining indoors or at one of the outdoor terraces. There is also a lobby bar with floor-to-ceiling windows, where guests can enjoy breathtaking views of Sliema while enjoying wine or beer.

Palazzo Consiglia (located in Valletta)

Palazzo Consiglia is perfect for guests looking for a more private luxury hotel experience because there are only thirteen guest rooms to choose from. This hotel is a traditional Maltese townhome that was converted into a boutique hotel that offers comfortable private rooms, a buffet breakfast, and a spa. When you visit the spa, a private therapist will be available to walk you through a health-renewing experience. There is also a roof area that includes a mini pool, reading area, and sundeck. The hotel is in a central location in Valletta, making it easy to walk to local restaurants or catch public transportation.

AX The Victoria Hotel (located in Sliema)

AX The Victoria Hotel is a classic hotel that offers elegant rooms, spa facilities, an indoor and outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Rooms have a timeless design with a touch of contemporary style. Dining options within the hotel include two different restaurants and a bar, but the hotel is within walking distance of many other restaurants and bars. The hotel is a popular place for destination weddings and corporate conferences.

Final thoughts

No matter if guests are looking for a more private experience or a location to host a conference, there are plenty of luxury hotel options to choose from in Valletta and Sliema. All of the hotels mentioned above are in prime locations where visitors can have easy access to public transportation so that they can explore the rest of what Malta has to offer.