PHOTO: Pool at Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta

How about a trip to Malta? Perfect little jewel in the Mediterranean between Italy and Morocco.  A beautiful place to visit and good year round destination.  This little island is packed full of history and interesting places to explore.  Valetta, the capital city is European City of Culture 2018 so there are lots of cultural activities this year.  Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta is a great choice of hotel to stay during your visit.

Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta is a peaceful oasis set amongst magnificent gardens situated in the heart of the island.  The Presidential Palace is across the road and so you have the President of Malta as a neighbour.

Walk into the elegant marble Lobby and you will instantly feel at home and relax in the luxurious surroundings.  Located in the middle of the island but don’t forget that Malta is tiny, so everywhere is easily accessible! Mdina and Valetta are both just 15 minutes drive.

PHOTO: Lobby of Corinthia Palace Hotel

I loved the location and the elegant hotel set in such beautiful gardens.  It was such a relaxing and chillaxing stay!  The gardens have an elegant and timeless quality are a pleasure to walk around.

PHOTO: Beautiful gardens at Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta

ROOMS AND SUITES:

I stayed in a large spacious suite No. 323 which has the most fantastic large terrace! The suite is comfortable and very large complete with free WIFI, Mini Bar our own tea and coffee making facilities.  Lovely Espa products in the bathroom.  Everything is absolutely spotless and all the staff so nice and friendly.

PHOTO: SUITE 323 at Corinthia Palace Hotel

The bed is super comfy, which is a Diva essential as you know!  Also, a walk-in wardrobe, yay! Corinthia Palace Hotel is a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay, we loved every minute.

How gorgeous is this lovely terrace! Perfect to enjoy the views and enjoy a glass or two.

PHOTO: Terrace at Suite 323 Corinthia Palace Hotel

SWIMMING POOLS:

The outdoor pool is superb, one of the prettiest I have seen for a long time with the gardens adding to the restful scene.  There is also a stylish indoor Pool to enjoy along with a Sauna, Jacuzzi and  fitness Centre.  The Spa has Massage Therapy and Beauty Treatments.

PHOTO: Indoor Pool at Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta

We enjoyed some lovely meals.  The Corinthia Villa is the founding property in the Corinthia Hotel empire.  It is a very special place, originally a villa built 100 years ago, it is impossible not to be impressed by the magnificent Dining Room, complete with immaculate linens and table settings.  Delightful and super efficient waiters make it a special evening.

PHOTO: Corinthia Villa Restaurant at Corinthia Palace Hotel Malta

Sunday night is buffet night and so we enjoyed a magnificent choice of dishes and a bottle of excellent   Maltese wine.  I really enjoyed the wine produced in Malta.  Excellent!

PHOTO: Corinthia Villa Restaurant

This must be the most beautiful Dining Room in Malta!

PHOTO: Corinthia Villa ready for an evening function

A very nice contrast to The Villa is the Oriental Rickshaw Restaurant.  Absolutely delicious Chinese cuisine made a nice balance to the more formal Villa dining.

PHOTO: The Oriental Rickshaw Restaurant, Corinthia Palace Hotel

Then after a good nights sleep I needed a delicious breakfast! There is something for everyone.  My particular favourite was the automatic Pancake machine, I really want one of those at home.

PHOTO: Breakfast at Corinthia Palace Hotel

Afternoon tea and light meals are served at the Orange Grove Brasserie too!

WHAT TO DO IN MALTA:

Make sure to pop across the road to The Presidents Residence then take a stroll around the San Anton gardens!

PHOTO: San Anton Gardens, Attard

Read my Where to go in Malta blog for all of my recommendations and tips.  The hotel has a free shuttle bus to Valetta several times a day.  Two of my favourite places to visit nearby were Mdina, a short bus ride away and Three Cities near Valetta.

VISIT:

  • Mdina
  • Valetta
  • Three Cities
  • Gozo
  • San Anton Gardens

PHOTO: Three Cities view from the ferry

Corinthia Palace Hotel

Corinthia Palace Hotel, De Paule Avenue, San Anton BZN9023, Malta

Tel: +356 2144 0301

 

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Malta is a little gem sitting in the middle of The Mediterranean between Italy and Morocco.  Ideal for a year round holiday.  I love to get away in the winter and stay somewhere out of season.  Malta is a perfect choice, mild weather, not crowded and of course you will find some inexpensive deals for flights.

Where to stay? Well, Corinthia Hotels are always an excellent choice for me.  I love the small, family run hotel group with its emphasis on caring for guests, making sure they have a lovely time with excellent facilities and staff . A friendly welcome is guaranteed.

Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay Set beside the sea with gorgeous views, located in St Julian and only 10 minutes drive from Valetta. The resort has 6 pools and 8 restaurants, it is tempting just to stay there, but you must explore Malta.

3 Cities Malta

I stayed in Suite 58 which boasts not one but two balconies both with fabulous views!  A comfortable bed, which is a Diva essential as is lots of wardrobe space and plenty of hangers.  Lovely bathroom products from Espa plus slippers and bathrobe will make you feel like a pampered Diva too!

PHOTO: Suite 58 at Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay Malta

The living Room looks out to sea with fantastic views and we enjoyed a cup of tea on the balcony which we could make ourselves with our tea and coffee making facility.

RESTAURANTS at Corinthia Hotel Saint George’s Bay

We were spoilt for choice with 8 different places to eat at the resort.

PHOTO: Henry J Bean’s Bar and Grill

This was packed full at lunchtime with guests and locals, always a good sign! Enormous portions and perfect for a casual lunch or drink.

Dinner was delicious at Buddhamann, an ethnic-asian fused Restaurant with a bottle of Maltese wine.  Maltese wine is very good indeed, we needed to sample many different types of course!  Wine was so inexpensive, I couldn’t quite believe it after prices in France.

PHOTO: Buddhamann Ethnic-Asian Restaurant at Corinthia Hotel Saint George’s Bay

Caviar and Bull Restaurant and Fra Martino Restaurant were very tempting too!  Breakfast is served at Fra Martino Restaurant, if you don’t want a lovely Room Service brekkie.  The choice is wonderful! You will definitely find something you love to eat.  My favourite Omelette was freshly made for me. Choose pancakes, full English breakfast, continental… so many choices.

PHOTO:  Breakfast at Fra Martino Restaurant at Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay

Where to go in Malta?

Then plan your day exploring the island.  A couple of my favourite places to visit are Three Cities and Mdina.  The hotel provides a free shuttle bus to Valetta then hop on a ferry across to Three cities where you can explore these magical, unspoiled fortified cities of Birgu, Senglea and Cospicua.  Have lunch then hop back on the ferry which takes 5 minutes to cross back to Valetta.

Mdina is a fortified city in the Northern region which was the Capital city from antiquity to the Medieval period.  I absolutely loved exploring in a horse drawn carriage and finding the film sites for Game of Thrones!  To be honest, Malta is very small and so everywhere is easily accessible.

Valetta is the City of Culture for 2018 and so it is an exciting time to visit! There are lots of events to see. Make sure to visit Saint John’s Cathedral which is magnificent and explore the city.

Read my Where to go blog, coming soon.

PHOTO: Magnificent Lobby at Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay

What to do at Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay:

The Hotel Lobby is superb with 3 picture windows from which to enjoy the views! Look out for the Silver maker in the Lobby every Monday evening Every day there is a different free activity for guests to.

Also, enjoy The Executive Lounge on the 6th Floor if you stay in a Suite or Executive Room.  Enjoy something to eat while you enjoy the fantastic view.

PHOTO: View from the Executive Lounge

Apollo Day Spa:

Did I mention there are 6 swimming pools?  If that doesn’t keep you busy there is also a Dive school, Watersports Centre (sadly closed in winter) and a Spa with gorgeous indoor pool!

PHOTO: Apollo Day Spa at Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay

A massage is always a treat and I loved an amazing Ayurvedic Abhyanga full body massage with herb infused oil.  My skin was a soft as silk and I felt very zen.  Choose a treatment from the Spa menu or enjoy a facial treatment. How lovely is the indoor pool and who doesn’t enjoy a relaxing Spa day?  Sauna and whirlpool too – just heavenly.

PHOTO: View from Suite 58, Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay

I ended a lovely day with a drink on my terrace admiring the view, before a restful nights sleep.

A fantastic couple of days at Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay Malta.  There is so much more to explore I will have to come back soon!

INFORMATION:

Corinthia Hotel St George’s Bay

Visit Malta

Corinthia St George’s Bay, St Julians, STJ3301, Malta Tel. +356 2137 4114

 

 

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