The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, Malta
Mdina, Malta
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Malta: Five-Star Relais & Châteaux Luxury

Brought to you by one of the world’s most luxurious hotel brands, experience five-star luxury at its finest staying at The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, Malta, the only hotel located inside the medieval walls of the city of Mdina. Includes daily breakfast, a Mediterranean lunch at the hotel’s Trattoria AD 1530 restaurant, a daily glass of wine per person, a bottle of wine on arrival and more.

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Wander through the narrow, winding streets within the city walls of Malta’s former capital of Mdina – which is used as the set for King’s Landing in Game of Thrones - where you’ll find tiny squares with hole-in-the-wall coffee shops, fine dining restaurants, freshly seafood trattorias, ice cream shops and honey-coloured architecture, all sitting in the shadows of the imposing St. Paul’s Cathedral.

What You’ll Love…

The Hotel – In a 17th-century palace

The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux is the only hotel located inside the medieval walls of the 3,000-year-old city of Mdina. The hotel inhabits a 17th-century palace and boasts just 17 opulent rooms with an attentive, yet discrete staff on hand to provide the highest level of service that the Relais & Châteaux is synonymous with.

Your Room – Classic and opulent

Stay in a Duplex Room featuring a split-level floor plan that takes advantage of the palaces original high ceilings. Classically styled with elegant touches, each room features separate sleeping and living quarters, complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious marble clad bathrooms and comfortable seating areas, just perfect to curl up and watch an old movie or read a good book or even just relax after a day of sightseeing. Plus, packages include a bottle of wine for you to enjoy at your leisure.

*VIP Upgrade: *For even more opulence, upgrade to a Deluxe Room with Panoramic View offering simply stunning vistas of the entire island of Malta stretching out to the Mediterranean Sea in the distant horizon.

The Food – Daily breakfast and a light lunch included

Start each day with your included daily buffet breakfast served in The de Mondion restaurant and featuring a selection of breads, pastries, cheeses, cold meats, eggs, yoghurt, fruit, cereals and more. You’ll also get to enjoy one light lunch during your stay choosing from a menu featuring antipasto, pasta, salad, pizza, burgers and desserts.

See & Do – History, culture and gourmet delights collide

Within the city of Mdina, you can get lost for hours exploring the narrow, traffic-free alleyways which will almost always lead you to the 12th-century St Paul’s Cathedral, with its striking Baroque architecture. Foodies can also sample the local fare, with the area’s top restaurants that we recommend being The Fork & Cork, Don Mesquita and The Medina Restaurant.

For those wanting to explore further afield, you’ll find St. Paul’s Catacombs a few minutes outside the city walls and the coastal Dingli Cliffs just a 30-minute drive away. The best thing about Malta is that everything is within easy reach so if you’ve found a restaurant you want to visit, a beach you want to lay on or a historic building you want to uncover, you can make it happen with ease.

Perfect for couples of a European adventure

Malta may be tiny, but it plays host to an unbelievable treasure trove of cultural, historical, architectural and simply stunning, natural gems just waiting to be discovered.

Valid for travel until 31 August 2019 (bookings must be made before 30 November 2018).

*Blackout Dates: *Not valid for travel:

21 December 2018 - 3 January 2019

1-2 March 2019

12 - 21 April 2019

25 - 26 May 2019

14 June 2019

*Surcharge: *A non-refundable surcharge per room, per night, applies and is payable at time of booking. Dates and prices are identified in the Booking Calendar.

10 July – 31 October 2018

1 April – 31 August 2019

IMPORTANT: A city tax of 2 EUR applies per room, per night and is payable upon checkout.

*Check Availability: *To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

*7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: *Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

*Can I change my check-in date post-purchase?: *Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the hotel directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of the hotel and subject to availability, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates.

Packages are valid for two adults.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

  • The de Mondion Restaurant
  • The Medina Restaurant
  • Trattoria AD 1530
  • Palazzo de Piro
  • Swimming pool at the nearby The Xara Lodge
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Getting to Malta is easy. Regular stopover flights depart from most major Australian cities with Emirates, Etihad, Qantas and more. Alternatively, for those already in Europe, most major cities including London, Rome and Barcelona offer direct flights into Malta

Need Flights? We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.

The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, Malta
Misrah Il Kunsill, Mdina MDN 1050, Malta
Beautiful building, nicely decorated rooms, good service in the heart of the Mdina. The view from the roof terrace where breakfast is served is exceptional.
- TripAdvisor
As regular visitors to Malta, we'd had the Xara Palace on our 'must stay' list for a while and managed to incorporate a 3 night stay into our latest visit…This service, coupled with luxury and ancient splendour the Xara Palace evinces on its guests, is why is deserves every one of its Five glorious stars.
- TripAdvisor
This was our fourth visit to the hotel and each time I fear that they cannot match the previous visit in respect of service and general quality. But they do! The standards they maintain are exceptional and the hotel on this occasion was impossible to criticize. We chose a duplex on this occasion and were surprised to find such a lovely room, beautifully appointed. The staff couldn't do more for us and as usual we dined at De Mondion where our meal was probably the best we have had.
- TripAdvisor