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Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Our 5th stay at the Phoenicia since 2012 (twice this year) and just as enjoyable as ever. Staff welcome us as friends and its lovely to see so many that have worked at the Phoenicia for a long time. The room we had was well maintained and includes a fridge with mini-bar, a safe, a high definition large screen TV...

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Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Phoenicia, responded to this review

Dear TonyK2012, Thank you for choosing to stay with us so many times, it is always a great pleasure to welcome you back. I also would like to thank you for your detailed review of our Hotel. We are so glad you enjoyed your recent stay and we hope it will not be too long before we get to welcome...

PARIS
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Near the entrance of the old town of Valetta, near the bus station, near the longest taxi line waiting for you, this old hotel (rebuilt in 1947 according to a sign in the lobby) is worth the money, but where can you find a better located hotel? Ask for a room looking away from the bus stops, the view is...

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Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Phoenicia, responded to this review

Dear Zillion8, Thank you for having chosen the Phoenicia during your recent stay in Malta, and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. While I am happy to learn that you have enjoyed your stay, I am sorry that we have been unable to fully meet your expectations. We appreciate your comments and feedback give us the opportunity to improve...

Birkirkara, Malta
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Hotel Phoenicia is an excellent Hotel. It is very comfortable with rooms looking towards the two main ports of the island. The ports are very picturesque. So is the capital city of the island with its bastions and its latest addition, the Renzo Piano project consisting of the Main Entrance to the city, the open air theatre and the...

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Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Phoenicia, responded to this review

Dear Emanuel Z, Thank you for sharing your experience at the Phoenicia with the travel community, it is great to learn that we have been able to meet your expectations and that you found our services to your satisfaction. You comments are highly appreciated particularly those about our staff, please rest assured that these will be shared with all our...

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I have just had a wonderful weekend at this hotel (despite several negative reviews on here). The staff were very attentive - from the Reception to the Concierge to the Chaffeur - and the level of service was exactly what i expected from a hotel of this standard. The room had an excellent view from the 3rd floor over Marsamxett...

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Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Phoenicia, responded to this review

Dear Stephen O, Thank you for providing feedback on your recent stay with us. It’s great to read that you found our hotel conveniently located and that your stay was a pleasant experience. We will be looking forward to welcome you back soon. Best Regards Helena

Godalming, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015

A terrible overpriced hotel that sits like an ugly mental asylum overlooking beautiful Valetta, its shabby , expensive and more than ready for much needed renovation. The hotel failed to collect me from the airport and left me to make my own way there at 2am with no taxis despite my wife booking the transfer. To add insult to injury...

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Stourbridge
Reviewed 9 November 2015

We were booked here by travel agents and told it was the signature hotel for Valletta. However it turns out that they are closing the hotel next week for a major upgrade (which it needs), and maybe that is why the staff were so disinterested. We arrived in a cab, to be greeted by two doormen chatting, who ignored us...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Those nostalgic for a time when the British stayed at grand old hotels they'd built in warmer places so going on holiday was a bit like staying in Britain only warmer will love this place. It's desperately in need of a renovation (which it is getting now) and I've adjusted my rating accordingly but once that's done this will be...

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Back again for the sixth time in three years. We love staying here and really hope that the major refurbishment that is starting in a few days time won't spoil the place too much. Whilst we agree some of the public areas need updating as do the bathrooms we just love the old fashioned charm of the place. All of...

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Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Phoenicia, responded to this review

Dear fssmith, It is always a pleasure to welcome you back to the Phoenicia, and even more so, to read that we have once again been able to make this another memorable stay. We do appreciate that the Phoenicia is unique and I assure you that all efforts are being made to keep the Phoenicia's identity while enhancing her facilities....

Center Moriches, New York
Reviewed 7 November 2015

I love this hotel it has an outdoor pool which I love I would recommend this hotel to someone else & come back in my next visit to Valletta great area and a great location in the heart of Valletta good & excellent service the staff were nice, friendly & helpful

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Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Phoenicia, responded to this review

Dear Dillon X, It is great to learn that you are so pleased with your experience at the Phoenicia and for recommending us to other Trip Advisor users. We look forward to your next visit. Best Regards Helena

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This is a real Maltese 'institution'. Stayed a couple of weeks ago, just before the planned refurbishment. We got the impression that many of the guests there had been going for years, and were themselves part of the furniture - all contributing to a delightful and rather indefinably 'traditional' atmosphere. The public areas, inside and out, have a charming post-colonial...

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Helena_Pavanello, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Phoenicia, responded to this review

Dear NewickChap, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor users. While I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay I am terribly sorry that we have been unable to fully meet your expectations in certain aspects of your stay. Your comments and feedback about the décor of both...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
5 star luxury in Malta’s historic Art Deco hotel. Hotel Phoenicia, one of the leading 5 star hotels in Malta, is located at the City Gates of Valletta, Malta’s capital city and UNESCO heritage city. Just 50 meters from city gate, it is perfectly placed for discovering the historic walled city, feasting on Caravaggio’s paintings and exploring the magnificent harbours. The hotel also boast magnificent 7 acre garden. The island's central bus terminus is just meters away civing the possibility to explore the whole island by bus. A stay at the Hotel Phoenicia is an unforgettable experience. Our charming staff will ensure your every whim is catered for. ... more   less 

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Address: The Mall, Valletta, Island of Malta FRN 1478, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Valletta
Price Range: $179 - $1,163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Phoenicia 5*
Number of rooms: 136
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Also Known As:
Phoenicia Hotel Valletta
Phoenicia Hotel Malta
Hotel Phoenicia Malta/Valletta
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Valletta
#2 Luxury Hotel in Valletta
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“The hotel is a mere 200 yards from the Old City, and very close to a bus stop where you can go to any place in the city.”
 of 5 bubbles riverplate2015, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“High up for the views”
 of 5 bubbles Jan179, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“A nice view from the 3rd floor.”
 of 5 bubbles AndreaZagreb_Croatia, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for sea view or balcony”
 of 5 bubbles alfie08, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Balconies are available on floors 1 and 2 with views at the rear over Marsamxett Harbour.”
 of 5 bubbles TonyK2012, 14 Nov 2015 | Read review
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