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Locanda La Gelsomina
Birgu, Malta
Central location • Unique setting • Urban hideaway
With traditional Maltese architectural features, Locanda La Gelsomina is a family-owned luxury boutique hotel dating back to the early 1500s that has been restored to its former glory. Located in the historical city of Birgu, it features stone walls from centuries past and modern amenities. Expect a real oasis of harmony.


Locanda La Gelsomina is tucked away on a quiet pedestrian street in the heart of the ancient hamlet of Birgu. Birgu – also known as Vittoriosa - is one of the three ancient towns of Malta that are known as The Three Cities. The boutique hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the major historical sites in the area, such as the Malta Maritime Museum, Inquisitors Palace and Fort St. Angelo. The isle’s gem of a capital city, Valletta, is just a 5-minute water-taxi ride away.


Locanda La Gelsomina is a family-run hideaway set in a sensitively restored 16th-century building that features traditional Maltese architecture. The family is passionate about offering a hospitality experience with a personal touch, and guests' experiences are tailored to their personal needs. The hotel offers private yoga sessions, whether in-suite or on the rooftop terrace. They cooperate with luxe eco-boutique spa Sanya, where you can get pampered with unique treatments and massages. Bespoke personal tours of the island, wellness experiences, and yoga retreats are some of the highlights of the hotel services offered.

Rooms & Suites

Locanda La Gelsomina connects you with the authentic Maltese lifestyle in its East-meets-West architectural design. The hotel has four well-appointed suites featuring luxurious furnishings from Malta to Mongolia set again 500-year-old stone walls. The suites are designed with a passion for attention-to-detail, and include free Wifi internet access, luxury Frette bed linens, and towels, TV, natural toiletries, electronic safe, tea-making facilities, independently-controlled air-conditioning and heating systems. Three rooms open onto the courtyard while the top room comes with views over the rooftops of Birgu towards the harbour and Valletta. All suites are non-smoking.

Food & Drink

A fresh continental breakfast is served each morning in the internal courtyard, and features local produce and homemade delights which may be adapted to suit individual dietary requirements. Although there are no dining options within the hotel, there are numerous restaurants nearby which serve authentic Maltese cuisine.

Special Info

Locanda La Gelsomina holds unique yoga and wellness escapes guided by holistic therapy experts and experienced yogis throughout the year. Guests may indulge in a wide range of activities including sightseeing across Birgu and Valletta while discovering the Knights' first homes and Malta's oldest castle, Fort St Angelo.

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Reasons To Go

Central location/Unique setting/Urban hideaway/Perfect for city breaks/

Hotel Overview

Ample suites/Rooftop terrace/Family-run/Excellent service/


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General Info

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    Wifi available free in room

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    Parking available

  • Reasons To Go

    Central location / Unique setting / Urban hideaway / Perfect for city breaks

  • Hotel Overview

    Ample suites / Rooftop terrace / Family-run / Excellent service

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