The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, Malta
|Misrah il-Kunsill, 1050, Mdina, Malta, MALTA.|
Description: The Xara Palace Relais & ChateauxThe Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is a fabulous late 17th Century property uniquely located within the historic, noble and silent city of Mdina, the old capital city of Malta. The hotel building forms part of the medieval bastions that surround Mdina. The hotel has been meticulously restored to its previous charming ambience. It has also been up-graded and brought up-to-date in every way promising to be the finest, most unique, and elegant establishment on the Maltese Islands.
The Xara Palace is located just a few metres from the main entrance of the walled historical city of Mdina and opened its doors to receive its first guests on the 1st May 1999. It caters to the individual traveller, mini-groups, and corporate travellers. Experience the privilege of staying in one of seventeen individually designed suites/rooms imbued with unique features and decorated with period pieces as well as original paintings by renowned Maltese and international artists.The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is Malta's finest, privately owned, luxury hotel located in Mdina, the silent medieval capital city of Malta. Seventeen luxurious individually designed rooms and suites wait to welcome you as the perfect base from which to explore Malta's other charms.
Type of rooms: The Xara Palace Relais & ChateauxAll 17 individually designed suites offer spectacular panoramic views over the island and out to sea. Bedrooms feature a king size bed, direct dial telephone with message service, trouser press, individually controlled air conditioning or heating, safety deposit box, television with cable reception and teletext, music centre, minibar, wifi access, computer and fax connection.
Duplex Rooms: make full use of the original high ceilings to create split level areas, separating sleeping and living quarters. These charming gems, each classically styled and beautifully restored, feature 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.
Deluxe Room with Panoramic View: this uniquely designed accommodation is set into the bastion fortifications and boasts simply stunning panoramic views of the entire island of Malta stretching out to the Mediterranean sea in the distant horizon.
Deluxe Room with Panoramic Porch: These charming rooms are set on top of the terrace, overlooking the glass-roofed internal courtyard and feel more like private apartments rather than hotel rooms. These rooms have the possibility of being interconnected and are ideal if you are travelling with your family.
Duplex Suite: These suites have all been individually designed and tastefully decorated to reflect the grandeur of the Palazzo and offer our guests the comfort they expect from a luxury boutique hotel. Featuring restful and calming tonalities of green with rich jewel tones, these duplex suites have been furnished with beautiful paintings of Malta, antique furniture and are decorated with luxurious fabrics. A marble clad bathroom is situated on the upper level. These suites have the possibility to be interconnected and are ideal if you are travelling with your family. The luxurious sitting room can also be transformed into a private dining area.
Deluxe Suite with Panoramic View:Each of these deluxe suites is unique in its own way, all retaining the original features of the Palazzo and set on a single level, providing a spacious and light-filled luxury seating area, with a restful palette of colours used to decorate these accommodations in style. Further complimenting the décor, these suites all feature the comfort of fine linen and luxurious king sized beds, large marble clad bathrooms with plenty of natural light. One of these suites even boasts a private dining area and a private balcony overlooking the main piazza, used from the 17th century by the Town Crier to announce proclamations from the authorities.
Executive Suite with Panoramic View: Situated in the hotel's first floor, the "Piano Nobile", the suite boasts elegant grandeur with eye-catching original features and a large gilded mirror as soon as you set foot into the suite. Wall mounted tapestries, the wonderfully restored headboard, period pieces of furniture, comfortable sofas and arm chairs. A king size bed draped with luxurious bed linen and a number of occasional cushions guarantee total rest and comfort. The most recognizable feature in the room is the free-standing mirror bath that is situated right next to the bed, and a few inches away from two windows from which one can enjoy spectacular views of the island.
Deluxe Suite with Terrace and Jacuzzi: Forming part of the highest point of the hotel, one not only commands 180-degree views of the island but from this vantage point one can admire the beautiful cupola of the Mdina Metropolitan Cathedral. These uniquely designed suites all offer the ultimate feeling of cosiness with a dramatic play of colour and fabric, creating a sense of your very own personal space, in which you can truly relax, recharge and restore balance.
Executive Duplex Suite, Terrace and Jacuzzi: Truly one of a kind, this suite is unique in decor and location within the walls of this ancient palazzo, proving to be an extremely sought-after suite with 65 sq m of space split on two levels. On entering the room, elegant grandeur is clearly visible with eye-catching original features making the first impressions of this suite a true experience. Wall mounted tapestries, the wonderfully restored headboard, period pieces of furniture, comfortable sofas and arm chairs, old statues in small niches all complement the rich surroundings found in this suite. A king size bed draped with luxurious bed linen and a number of occasional cushions guarantees total rest and comfort.
Presidential Suite: This grand suite offers an interesting selection of period pieces of furniture - from an antique dining table for 6 persons to a period writing table, an antique chest of drawers and an imposing guilded mirror of impressive dimensions. All this is expertly complimented by carefully selected soft furnishings and drapes, comfortable sofas and arm chairs, old lamps and original works of art. The magical sensation of Mdina is immediately felt when one steps out onto the balcony - typical of palazzos built in the 17th century. From here one can enjoy the majestic building of The Vilhena Palace - a building which once housed the Law Courts in the time of the knights.
Additional information: The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux
Dining: Fine Dining - de Mondion Restaurant. The culinary offer is an extension of the five star standing bestowed on the hotel amenities. Th award winning kitchen brigade lead by the talented executive chef continue to delight the palat of multinational guests. The de Mondion rooftop restaurant rates highly among the best on the island and offers spectacular panoramic views.
Relaxed Dining - Trattoria A.D. 1530. A light menu with an array of delicious pasta, pizza, salads, fish and meat specialties served throughout the day on the charming square.
Meetings & Special Events: An ideal venue for every occasion, the noble ambiance, fine cuisine and attentive personal service at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux will turn any celebration into a memorable experience. The boardroom can hold up to 14 people boardroom style and may also be used for private dining. Two other venues are available and can accomodate 18 to 30 people, depending on the seating arrangements. Audio/Visual equipment is available on request and at a charge.
Internet: Wifi (wireless internet access) is free and is accessible in most common areas and rooms within the Hotel.
Number of rooms: 17
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1999.
Period of closure: Open all year.
Languages spoken: French, English, Italian.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: All major credit cards.
Restaurant closed: Open all year.
Nearest airport: Malta International Airport - 8km.