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Malta Holiday Guide

Malta is an island state in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Sicily, above the North African coast. Malta provides visitors with beautiful and well-preserved medieval architecture and a fascinating history; here you’ll find some of the oldest standing structures in the world.

Start your exploration of Malta in Valletta, the capital of the country. The city was founded in honour of the Grand Master of the Order of Malta, Jean Parisot de la Valette Malta, after he had successfully defended the island against a siege by the Ottoman army. Visit the St. John's Cathedral, a breathtaking edifice built and decorated by the Hospitallers. The floor is inlaid with marble tombstones, while works by Caravaggio and other famous artists hang on the walls, amongst the other impressive collection of art treasures.  

Visit Casa Rocca Piccola, a sixteenth-century palace full of antique furniture and ancient art. If military history interests you, you should definitely visit the National War Museum, where you will learn about Malta's long and fascinating involvement in European and global conflicts – especially its heroic effort holding out against the Luftwaffe during World War II. Check out Fort Rinella, a preserved British colonial fort and visit the Lascaris War Rooms to learn even more about the role of Malta in World War II.

Take a tour of the old city of Mdina, a perfectly preserved medieval town. Stroll through narrow streets between houses and churches. For a real dose of history, visit Hal Saflieni Hypogeum in Paola, an underground necropolis that’s over 5,000 years old. Take the ferry to Gozo and explore the megalithic temples of Ggantija, some of the oldest freestanding monuments in the world, which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Malta is one of the smallest countries in the world, but thanks to its strategic location, the island has played an important role in European history. Over the centuries it has been occupied by numerous powers, including the Greeks, Romans, French and British. The cultural history is just as impressive as the diversity, so you definitely do not have to worry that you’ll run out of things to see or do.


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Grand Hotel Excelsior €106
Reviewed on 20 Jan 2020
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Grand Hotel Excelsior

Grand Hotel Excelsior

Great Siege Road, Floriana, Malta
     
    4.3 of 5
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    The property was extremely clean, open and very inviting

    Hilton Malta €101
    Reviewed on 6 Jan 2020
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    Hilton Malta

    Hilton Malta

    Portomaso, St. Julian's, Malta
       
      4.6 of 5
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      Wonderful experience. It was a beautiful staying. Great breakfast and delicious dinner. The room was clean and comfortable. Staff professional and helpful.

      Hotel Phoenicia Malta €130
      Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020
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      Hotel Phoenicia Malta

      Hotel Phoenicia Malta

      The Mall, Floriana, Malta
         
        4.5 of 5
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        The location was perfect To visit Valletta and very easy to travel by bus . Staff were very helpful and housekeeping were always around to help with all our needs . The only thing that is missing is an indoor pool .

        Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay €92
        Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020
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        Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay

        Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay

        St. Georges Bay, St. Julian's, Malta
           
          4.3 of 5
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          As a Expedia Gold Member booking a VIP property as always through Expedia. I was slightly confused as to why Expedia has this property labeled as VIP as I receive no VIP amenities as I would with other hotels. The check in staff were very nice, however they asked me if I would like to upgrade for ...

          Solana Hotel & Spa €28
          Reviewed on 24 Jan 2020
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          Solana Hotel & Spa

          Solana Hotel & Spa

          Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Mellieha, Malta
             
            4.1 of 5
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            Fantastic hotel but on a main road noisy and traffic fumes bad

            Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands €85
            Reviewed on 10 Jan 2020
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            Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

            Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Malta Golden Sands

            Golden Bay, Mellieha, Malta
               
              4.5 of 5
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              Location was fantastic. Also, Halal food was available which was amazing. Overall its full package. very good for family stay. My kids loved it.

              Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort €70
              Reviewed on 7 Jan 2020
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              Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort

              Marina Hotel Corinthia Beach Resort

              St. Georges Bay, St. Julian's
                 
                4.3 of 5
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                Nice hotel for the holidays out of main season. For summer period swimming pools are to small and very poor beach.

                AX │ Seashells Resort at Suncrest €30
                Reviewed on 21 Jan 2020
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                AX │ Seashells Resort at Suncrest

                AX │ Seashells Resort at Suncrest

                Qawra Coast Road, St. Paul's Bay, Malta
                   
                  3.9 of 5
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