“Stunning conversion of a 17th-century townhouse into a boutique hotel, enhancing its original features with contemporary style”
The 8 suites are decorated in soft dove greys, with subtle flashes of colour. All are different, all are stunning. Traditional features include polished pattern-tiled floors and enclosed balconies, and antiques such as the house's original piano mix with mid-century-style furniture (including specially designed Mad Men-esque TV sets). Contemporary art by local artist Ritty Tacsum adorns the walls - stylish photographs and wallpapers of Valletta.
We especially liked the Deluxe Suite converted from the original kitchen, with its orange glass wall separating the walk-in shower from the main room. All rooms are romantic but the Piano Nobile Suite, the largest room, is the pick for couples, with a white wrought-iron screen behind the bed and a free-standing bathtub. The Duplex and Executive Suites have a more contemporary feel, as they were newly constructed on the rooftop, with poured concrete walls, private terraces, Jacuzzis and stunning views.
Breakfast is served in the small breakfast room, elegantly decorated in classical shades of grey and looking onto the central courtyard. Besides a buffet of cereals, croissants and juices, there's a cooked menu to choose from; we particularly liked the French toast with fresh strawberries! You can also ask for eggs however you like, or some other style of cooked breakfast (small supplement), as well as bowls of fresh fruit.
Otherwise there is 24-hour room service for drinks, and from 7am-7pm you can order light snacks. They don’t serve lunch or dinner, but the hotel manager has splendid suggestions for local restaurants, some of which are only a few doors away.
Children are welcome on request, though it's really an adult hotel; baby cots, extra beds and highchairs are available.
Babies (0-1 years), Children (4-12 years)
The Deluxe Suite, Junior Suite, Twin Deluxe (Shower) and the Piano Nobile Suite can all fit an extra bed or baby cot; the latter 2 interconnect so could sleep a group of up to 6.