8.2
Great53 reviews

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux Hotel - Mdina

Mdina, Malta
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Address
Misrah Il-Kunsill, Mdina, Malta, MDN 1063
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Overview

This lovely The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is located near the baroque Catholic church "Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul" and is just 5 minutes' walk from the center of Mdina. The residence offers exceptional views of the street and a sauna along with a seasonal outdoor pool.

Location

This 5-star hotel is 0.5 miles from the archaeological museum "St Paul's Catacombs", while the medieval townhouse "Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum" is 0.2 miles away. Gzira is 10 minutes' drive from this exclusive property. Megalithic Temples of Malta is also a couple of minutes' drive away.

This hotel is only 10 minutes' walk from Museum train station.

Rooms

TV set, climate control and free WiFi are provided in the airy rooms. These beautiful rooms also feature coffee/tea making equipment and an electric kettle.

Eat & Drink

The accommodation features a buffet breakfast daily at the restaurant. The boutique hotel has an a la carte restaurant, serving European menu. Treating guests with European, Italian and Mediterranean dishes, Trattoria AD 1530 is 100 feet away.

The hotel offers a buffet breakfast at the price of EUR 21 per person per day. 

Leisure

Massage therapy and a hot tub are free to use on site. The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux features a community pool, horse riding activities and an outdoor pool onsite. There is a fitness center with a wide range of sports.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   17.

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Facilities
Most popular facilities
Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Baggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness studio

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

General

  • Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour services
  • Food/ Drinks
  • Shuttle
  • Fitness/ Gym
  • Swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing
  • Horseback riding
  • Motor board
  • Tennis court
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Fitness studio

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa center
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Mountain view
  • River view
  • Street view
  • With view

Room features

  • Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Closet
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • International calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
License numberH/0053
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Rooms and availability

Duplex Duplex Room
  • Max:
    2 persons
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Superior Queen Room
  • Bed options:
    1 Queen-size bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
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Guest Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Street view
  • Private terrace
  • Jacuzzi
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Executive Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
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Executive Suite
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
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Duplex Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
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Deluxe Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathtub
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Duplex Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 Double bed1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Mountain view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Bathtub
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Deluxe Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds2 Single beds or 1 Double bed1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Shower
  • Jacuzzi
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
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Duplex King Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max:
    2 persons
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Grand Suite
  • Max:
    2 persons
  • Jacuzzi
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Panoramic Suite
  • Max:
    2 persons
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Location
Misrah Il-Kunsill, Mdina, Malta, MDN 1063
  • City landmarks
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
Main Gate Area Bridge
Mdina Gate
400 ft
Pjazza San Publiju
Mdina Old City
2000 ft
Church
Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Paul
900 ft
Church
Carmelite Priory Mdina
900 ft
Museum
Domvs Romana
1400 ft
Villegaignon Street
Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum
1000 ft
2 Triq San Pawl
Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral Museum
500 ft
Museum
Mdina Dungeons
800 ft
Museum
The Knights of Malta
1300 ft
The Xara Palace Misrah il-Kunsill
Trattoria AD 1530
100 ft
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux Misrah Il-Kunsill
The De Mondion Restaurant
100 ft
1 Inguanez Alley
Bacchus Restaurant
1500 ft
Saqqajja Square Is Saqqajja
Il Veduta
900 ft
7 Holy Cross Street
The Medina Restaurant
800 ft
5A
Don Mesquita
800 ft
Triq IL Villegaignon Carmelite Priory
Al Convento
900 ft
Getting around
Airports
Malta International (MLA) 6.2 mi
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Reviews
8.2
Great53 reviews
Location9.0
Rooms8.4
Service9.0
Dining9.0
  • 8.2
    Great

    Perfect place for 2 nights. Our suite was very clean. Moreover, they had a free parking.

    ArthurUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.4
    Great

    Stunning location, helpful staff, comfortable bed. Panoramic views. Easy base for celebrating anniversary, recommended.

    WayneUnited Kingdom, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    We enjoyed the location and the sense of history, both at the hotel and the buildings surrounding it.Unfortunatly the weather was very cold, but the views from the top dining room were spectacular.

    United States of America, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    We booked two rooms. One was quite ordinary, the other large with great period features but a strange mezzanine bedroom and bathroom accessed by a modern sprial staircase. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The HOTEL atrium was lovely and of interesting architecture. Trattoria resto was excellent and reasonably priced. Location of hotel was terrific.

    We had terrible noise problems from a nearby club in the valley below which kept us up until 4 thirty am with a thumping beat. Not at all enjoyable. Some little things like door knobs and locks seemed rather ordinary and slightly threadbare around the edges. Not really significant. Thought the first room (10) rather pricey. The other was magnificent and stately(04).

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    Location, helpful staff and good restaurant

    They debited my credit card with one night immediately in spite of the comments on your site that the credit card number was for guarentee only

    United States of America, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    Stunning setting within the walls of Mdini. Rooms are regal.

    The hot water is tepid at best.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.8
    Great

    From time to time bad water pressure, especially for the hot water

    United States of America, 
  • 6.2
    Nice

    Beautiful palace in a magnificent location. Beautiful view.

    "Luxury" is just in the building itself (17th Century). Bedrooms are too small and lack good furniture. Basic amenities in the bathroom. Rooms don't correspond to pictures. Bed was not king size as advertised. Definitely overpriced.

    United States of America, 
  • 6.6
    Nice

    The setting inside Mdina makes for a wonderful atmosphere and a quiet, refreshing night's rest.

    A slightly disorganized impresson, although front desk was very polite and helpful. Bathroom was not clean up to standard.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.6
    Perfect

    Excellent location, helpful staff and superb restaurant. Centrally located for visiting the island but well away from the busy tourist areas.

    Sadly no pool.

    United States of America, 
  • 8.2
    Great

    We had the duplex room with living space on the upper part. It is a 500 years old palazzo built partly inside the city fortification, beside the bishop's palace, overlooking a small piazza surrounded by historic buildings. What else can I say for people going to stay in mdina, for its historic atmosphere. The room is clean, comfortable with cushions and has a lot of storage space.

    It turned to be just fine but the interior is a little bit too modern/simplified considering to its history. So maybe its not what people lived in Spanish paradors would expect.

    United States of America, 
  • 9.2
    Perfect

    A true luxury hotel. Beautifully restored and although not technically a castle it certainly feels like one in the centre of M'dina. Excellent staff who not only carry out requests but anticipate any difficulties.

    Really can't blame the hotel for the unusually bad weather conditions but a building of this age has problems with torrential rain and gale force winds.

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    The staff was wonderful, any request was happily met . Everyone was very friendly and went out of their way everyday. The food was fantastic!!!!!

    United States of America, 
  • 7.8
    Very good

    Location/setting

    Room had odd odor (like cat urine) and loud construction going on outside our room all day long.

    United States of America, 
  • 10.0
    Perfect

    Fantastic location, excellent service and value, a really special stay.

    United States of America, 
FAQ
What is the closest airport?
The hotel is located 7 miles away from Malta International airport.
Does the property offer facilities for guests with children?
Yes, the hotel has cribs, child care and babysitting for guests traveling with children.
How far is the city center from the property?
The city center is 0.1 miles away from the hotel.
Are there any cleaning services provided?
Yes, the hotel offers dry cleaning service and room service.
What landmarks can I visit in the area?
You can visit St Paul's Cathedral within 350 feet of the hotel.
Can I have lunch or dinner nearby?
Yes, you can have a meal at Trattoria AD 1530, Fontanella Tea Garden and Bacchus Restaurant located about 50 feet away.
How much does it cost to stay here?
The prices start at €227.
What room types are available here?
Such room types as a deluxe room and standard room are available on site.
What onsite sport activities can I take part in?
You can benefit from a gym area and a fitness center available on site.
Address
Misrah Il-Kunsill, Mdina, Malta, MDN 1063
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Highlights
Hotel Awards

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
License numberH/0053
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Getting around
Airports
Malta International (MLA) 6.2 mi
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