When travelling here at Coolector HQ, we always strive to seek out those hotels that have much more character than the norm and deliver the sort of unencumbered luxury that makes you want to travel in the first place. Well, it’s safe to say, you can place the exemplary looking Locanda La Gelsomina Hotel in Malta in this bracket and for anyone seeking out the ultimate in understated refinement and bespoke luxury in Malta’s sunny climes, you need look no further than this majestic property which is set within one of Birgu’s oldest buildings dating from the early 1500s.
The Locanda La Gelsomina Hotel is described as a boutique, luxury hotel where East meets West and this is the perfect means of explaining the wonderfully decadent decor throughout and the impeccable level of service you will receive from the minute you check in until the moment you (begrudgingly) leave. Small but oh so perfectly formed, you will discover Locanda La Gelsomina Hotel tucked away in the heart of the ancient hamlet of Birgu which is pleasingly away from the beaten path but close enough to all of Malta’s many wonderful attractions.
With just four well-appointed suites to choose from at Locanda La Gelsomina, you’ll aways feel like the centre of attention amongst the staff during your stay and the eclectic, bespoke design of each of the rooms will immediately draw you in and ensure you never want to leave. A real oasis of harmony and relaxation, this hotel truly is boutique in every sense of the word and the ancient building has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, so the traditional Maltese architectural features are highlighted amidst exotic antiquities that the owners have carefully handpicked during their travels.
At Locanda La Gelsomina Hotel in Malta, you truly do have the island’s history right on your doorstep. On a backstreet of Birgu, where you will find the hotel, you’ll be treated to the sights and sounds of one of Malta’s three ancient towns known as ‘The Three Cities’. This breathtaking hotel is located a mere stone’s throw from Birgu’s main historical sites that include the likes of Inquisitor’s Palace, Fort St. Angelo and the Malta Maritime Museum – all of which are a must visit during your stay. Take your time and wander around the ancient lanes of this exquisitely charming hamlet.
Boasting a real private hideaway style vibe, there is such a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere to be enjoyed at Locanda La Gelsomina Hotel and the quality of the suites within truly are second to none in our opinion here at Coolector HQ. Their majestic looking rooms all boast dazzling furnishings that herald from all over the planet from Mongolia to Malta and these are set against exposed stone walls from centuries past for the ultimate in visual impacts. The luxuriously appointed suites at Locanda La Gelsomina each offer wonderfully comfortable Frette bed linens and towels, hand-glazed tiles and touches of greenery throughout and each guest will be treated just like a visiting friend.
From the moment you arrive at Locanda La Gelsomina, you’ll be in awe of the attention to detail that has gone into each and every square inch of the hotel’s design and finishes and that is complimented with a raft of wonderful services. This includes organic, gourmet breakfasts, hi-speed WiFi throughout the hotel, private yoga sessions, airport pickup services, yacht excursions and gastronomic tours of the ancient town of Birgu.
Everything about a stay at Locanda La Gelsomina feels personalised to you and that truly is testament to the effort the owners of the hotel go to in order to make your feel welcome and relaxed throughout your stay with them. We love quirky, eclectic and luxurious boutique hotels here at The Coolector and it is very much fair to say that this mesmerising property in the heart of one of Malta’s most ancient towns has very much propelled itself to the top table of our travelling bucket list.
Prices from around €200 per night