Top 3 Best Hotels in Malta For Affordable Luxury Travel

Malta, a stunning Mediterranean gem, uniquely blends ancient history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. No matter what you’re doing, whether that’s wandering through the narrow streets of its charming towns or basking in the golden glow of its beaches, a holiday in Malta is an unforgettable experience. Choosing one of the best hotels in Malta is key to making your stay truly extraordinary. I have tried and tested several, and below are my top three promising luxury, comfort and an immersive Maltese experience. 

Read on to find the perfect hotel for your next holiday in Malta. 

My Top 3 Best Hotels in Malta

My Favourite Hotels in Valletta

1. Palazzo Ignazio

No holiday in Malta would be complete without a visit to Valletta, the island’s shining capital. There are many hotels in Valletta, but one stood out for solo travellers, groups and families. Palazzo Ignazio is one of the best hotels in Valletta for affordable luxury as it blends modern creature comforts with historical artefacts and authentic designs. Firstly, its prime location makes it easy to explore Valletta, and the rooms all have essential amenities like tea and coffee-making equipment, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, and bottled water. Each morning, The Café – next to Palazzo Ignazio’s reception – serves a continental breakfast including cereals, tomatoes, bread, hams, cheeses, freshly squeezed orange juice and pastries. Also, the Rooftop Bar is fantastic for ocean views and cocktails, while the full-service spa offers a quiet oasis in the city’s heart. The spa has a jacuzzi, a sauna and an outdoor seating area. I recommend letting experienced hands pummel the jet lag out of you in the massage room.  

Here is my full review of Palazzo Ignazio.

Here is my two days in Valletta itinerary

My Favourite Luxury Hotels in Mdina

1. The Xara Palace

Undoubtedly, one of the best hotels in Malta is The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, a 17th-century palazzo positioned on Mdina’s bastioned walls. I can’t recommend this hotel enough! It once belonged to Malta’s aristocracy but has been converted into a luxurious 5-star hotel. The Xara Palace’s corridors are filled with antiques, while its walls are adorned with original artworks. Each bedroom has palatial-esque furnishings, and the highly personal, attentive, and relaxed service makes your stay feel extraordinary. If you don’t feel like the King or Queen of Mdina after this, then you certainly will after sampling its award-winning cuisine at its onsite Michelin Star restaurant. 

Here is my full review of The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux.

Here is my guide to spending one day in Mdina.

My Favourite Hotels in Gozo

1. Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz

Nestled in the tranquil countryside of Gozo, the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Malta offers a serene escape for discerning travellers. This luxurious five-star resort is renowned for its exceptional service, lavish accommodations, and extensive wellness facilities. Surrounded by lush gardens and idyllic landscapes, you can enjoy spacious rooms and suites, three outdoor swimming pools, an indulgent spa, and gourmet dining options that highlight the best Mediterranean cuisine. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz provides a perfect blend of comfort and elegance, making it an ideal choice for a rejuvenating getaway.

Final Thoughts on the Best Hotels in Malta

There are many places to stay during your holiday in Malta. But Palazzo Ignazio, The Xara Palace and Kempinski are the best for those looking for the finer things in life without breaking the bank. Expect to find Maltese authenticity, superb food and space to relax and sunbathe. 

Will you stay in one of these hotels in Malta? If so, which one? Leave a comment below!

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