At the start of the year I decided I needed to go on a trip to Malta for book research for my fifth book. But which hotel to go too? So I decided the best one would be the Hotel that would appear in the novel (for research purposes only of course). The Grand Hotel Excelsior was one that was recommended to me. So it was decided. Tickets booked and months later off we popped. Malta in march? Had the possibilities of cold weather, but no. Warm and sunny as a summer day. But what of the Hotel I hear you cry?
The hotel has five stars, and in my very they are more than earned. On first impressions the place looks as grand as the name. Marble floors and double staircases. Wood and brass fittings along with elaborate carved statues. The whole place gives you the feel you are in an Agatha Christie novel, and Poirot is about to step out of the elevator. It is stylish and posh without been pompous.
The rooms are excellent, with free water bottles and tea/coffee facilities. There isn’t an iron but anything you require just ask the front desk. We got a superior room with balcony and sea view, and what a view. The beds are comfortable and bathroom is large with enough items to make the modest of us say wow. The TV channels are limited but you’re not there to watch telly. However there are enough channels to keep anyone happy.
We booked half-bored, (the old breakfast and dinner in the package), this is of course was a good decision as the food is excellent. There is of course WiFi and a fantastic bar. A private vehicle can be booked at a reasonable price for day trips and excursions.
The staff is friendly and very helpful. The gym isn’t quite Golds Gym however there is enough equipment to get a good work out. There is an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool for all you swimmers. The town is only a few minutes walk so no need for bus routes or taxis (be warned there are some steps to the main road).
So far the stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior has been an absolute pleasure and would fully recommend it to anyone.
All in all, five out of five.