Editor's Note: This property was formerly Hotel Phoenicia Le Meridien.
Birchircara, Malta Majjistral, Malta
December 15, 2004
Conveniently located a stone's throw away from Valletta City gate bus terminus, Hotel Phoenicia is a five-star place of accomodation which provides clients with comfort and refinement. Formerly owned by Forte Hotels, it has recently been bought by Le Meridien chain. Fully redecorated with no expense spared, Hotel Phoenicia is definitely one of Malta's best hotels.
The hotel's majestic entrance overlooks a small park whose central walkway is lined with rows of trees and hedges. The rooms on this side provide excellent views of Malta's Grand harbour and fort St.Angelo. However, being so close to the hustle and bustle of city life, these tend to be too noisy and should be best avoided. Much more peaceful are the rooms which overlook the hotel's extensive back garden. These provide gorgeous views of Marsamxett harbour and the Sliema area. Add to these views the open-air balcony where you can relax while looking at an endless profusion of flowers and greenery and you will understand why a room here is an experience long remembered.
Hotel Phoenicia's rooms and elegant reception area reflect the atmosphere of days gone by. Have a look at the fine stucco work and the antique furniture that decorate the reception area and the ground floor restaurant.
More classic furniture and traditional decorations await you once you choose a room here. The most expensive rooms boast gilded antique furniture and fine paintings. This traditional atmosphere of luxury is further sustained inside the high-class bathrooms where the style of days past has been perfectly combined with modern amenities. Antique-style accessories are fitted to whirlpool baths to provide clients with an ideal blend of style and comfort.
The main restaurant on the ground floor provides space for 300 diners. Elegantly furnished, it is the place where you can combine great food with an atmosphere of luxury and refinement. Live band music every evening, a long menu that displays a wide variety of top-class food and an excellent service are 3 reasons why you should dine here. Add to these the varieties of foreign and vintage wines available and you will understand why dining here is an unforgettable experience.
Every morning this restaurant becomes the venue for a great buffet breakfast which is definitely a manifestation of delicious food and plenty of everything. Fresh fruit, cereal, cakes, hot dishes and more are provided in endless profusion.
If you're lost inside Hotel Phoenicia's huge restaurant, you can opt to dine in the Green Lounge, a small restaurant and relaxation area where priority is given to personal attention. The atmosphere here is more subdued and obviously there's no music. However, the service is again the best you can ever experience.
There's no limit to the luxury and the excellent service provided by Hotel Phoenicia's highly trained staff. Add to these the atmosphere which you can taste inside the Pegasus bar and the superb floor service for which Hotel Phoenicia is renowned and you will understand why clients who come here once will definitely come again.
From journal Fortress, harbour city and commercial centre