Photos courtesy of The Xara Palace
7 rooms and 10 suites
Double rooms: from 159euros
Suites: from 324 euros
Open: all year
Mdina is about 10 km west of Valletta or 8 km from the International Airport.
If driving, you must park outside in one of the big lots as cars are not allowed in the Old City. The hotel can provide transfer service.
By public transportation, take bus #80 from Valletta or #65 from Sliema.The hotel is just inside the main gate.
On site: mini-gym and sauna
Nearby: exploring Mdina; Valletta; prehistoric temples; Gozo; golf; diving; boating; hiking; cooking lessons; horseback riding
Yes. Inquire hotel for details.
A short distance away from the beachside resorts and the cruise ship bustle, at the Xara Palace you can experience the sedate elegance of a Maltese noble residence. Enter the main gate of the charming historical town of Mdina, and you’ll spot the palace just ahead.
Easily the most luxurious hotel on Malta, everywhere you look in the public rooms exquisite period pieces contribute to a gracious atmosphere. A gorgeous 18th-century wooden door, crafted by Italian sculptor Paulo Cellini, highlights one end of the lobby. An open-air atrium with a pair of 200-year-old olive trees makes an inviting place to relax.
Each guestroom is completely different; some deluxe suites have private terraces, Jacuzzis, and wonderful views. Furnishings and fabrics in soft neutral tones are imported from France. All rooms feature selected antique pieces and original artwork. CD players supply a bit of musical ambience if you wish. Marble bathrooms are fully equipped with heated towel racks and amenities.
The award winning “de Mondion” restaurant offers modern French and Mediterranean cuisine. Panoramic views stretch far in the distance. When the weather is warm, you may enjoy dining al fresco on the ramparts—especially romantic under a full moon.
For lighter fare, try the Trattoria A.D. 1530, which is open for lunch and dinner.
Stunning views of the Maltese countryside