Historic House hotels in Malta

1) Palazzo Paolina

This 16-room boutique hotel, in the heart of the capital city of Malta, offers the perfect accommodation for well-heeled travellers. Relax by the pool, with a view over the rooftops of Valletta, after a day of exploring the city’s palaces.

interior of a room at the Palazzo Paolina

101 St Paul’s St, Valletta

+356 2124 2442

2) Rosselli

A boutique hotel with lots of history and character, located in the 17th-century residence of a noble family, which has since been restored to its former glory. The Rosselli is situated in Valletta’s old town and has an excellent bar and restaurant. Enjoy summer evenings and views of Valletta’s skyline by the rooftop pool.

Modern design and luxurious interior of a room at Rosselli Hotel in Valletta

167 Merchants St, Valletta

+356 2124 5245


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3) Xara Palace Hotel

A five-star boutique hotel hidden away in the fortified medieval city of Mdina, the old capital of Malta, with fine restaurants and great amenities. The Xara Palace is situated just off the main street and boasts amazing views of the surrounding countryside and part of the island. Some of the suites have a jacuzzi on the terrace – quite unique.

room interior at the Xara Palace Hotel Malta

Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina

+356 2145 0560


4) Domus Zamittello

Located just a short walk from the centre of the historic and UNESCO Heritage city of Valletta, this unique boutique hotel is in a league of its own. The rooms, which are housed in a beautifully renovated 17th-century baroque palazzo, are lavishly decorated and come with all the necessary and modern amenities. Head to the roof to enjoy stunning views of Valletta’s city gate, the surrounding baroque buildings, and the city’s main street.

terrace at the Domus Zamittello Hotel in Malta

Joseph Galea

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