Stay with locals in Malta

1) Cugó Gran Hotel

A hotel that has breathed new life into an old building. Within walking distance of the Three Cities, with stunning views of the marina and the Grand Harbour, the Cugó’s elegant interior contrasts with the austere military façade of the 17th-century landmark in which it is housed. The rooftop pool is a great place to unwind. Both the bar and the restaurant are popular with locals.

room interior of the Cugo Gran Hotel in Malta

Macina, Triq il-31 Ta’ Marżu, Senglea

+356 2711 2711

2) Luciano al Porto

A well-designed boutique hotel close to all the main cultural and historic attractions and the Grand Harbour. Very handy for the ferry to Gozo too. The modern rooms have retained their old charm. Some of the rooms come with amazing views of the Grand Harbour and the Three Cities.

room with a sea view at the Luciano al Porto hotel in Malta

255 St Ursula St, Valletta

+356 7711 1110

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3) Knights in Malta

Located in the old village of Naxxar, this small but exquisite guesthouse gives you the option of living like the locals with easy access to public transport to Gozo and Valletta. The nicely decorated rooms are equipped with all the mod cons. Head to the rooftop for a relaxing soak in the hot tub at the end of the day.

ornate room interior at the Knights in Malta

Joseph Galea

138 Triq Santa Luċija, Naxxar

+356 9926 2769

4) The Embassy Valletta Hotel

The latest addition to Valletta’s boutique hotel scene, it is also the most centrally located, close to all of the city’s main attractions. Contemporary, luxurious rooms and friendly professional staff as well as a unique rooftop pool and restaurant: all the ingredients for an enjoyable stay. The rooftop terrace boasts 360-degree views of Valletta and its two harbours.

luxurious lobby at the Embassy Hotel Valletta

5) Snop House

Stay in the heart of the city where it’s all happening. Located near the church and the main street of this fortified city, the Snop House features superb rooms, with all the necessary amenities. The rooms are all decorated with original artwork, as the owners, who are long-time residents of Malta, are keen art lovers. Each room has its own theme, with a link to Maltese culture, such as the local lace culture or the island’s megalithic temples.

room interior at the Snop House in Senglea

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