Hip Apartments in Malta You'll Want to Call Home

Spoil yourself with sweeping Grand Harbour views from the rooftop of a 17th-century palazzo
Spoil yourself with sweeping Grand Harbour views from the rooftop of a 17th-century palazzo | Courtesy of 66 Saint Pauls and Spa / Expedia
Amy Blyth

Enjoy home cooking, luxury living spaces and private sea views when you book one of these top holiday apartments in Malta; a southern European island famed for sandy beaches, historic cities and Mediterranean sunshine. Whether you’re exploring the capital, Valletta, the charming city of Mdina or the quaint fishing village Marsaxlokk – you’ll need somewhere to rest your head after a busy day.

1. Vallettastay Apartments

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A couch and armchairs around a TV, with a dining table and chairs behind, at Vallettastay Apartments in Malta
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Valletta is a magnet for culture seekers with its blend of architectural influences, forts and religious buildings. Vallettastay Apartments plonks you right in the middle of this bewitching city. Studios and one- or two-bed apartments share Maltese style with limestone walls, as well as kitchenettes and skyline views. Stand-out apartments such as the Triplex Penthouse Palazzo Zoe and Orangerie Two Bedroom Penthouse are worth the extra cash.

2. Jean De Valette Boutique Living

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French-style artwork, of a street banner with gold gilding, on the wall behind a bed in a room at Jean De Valette Boutique Living
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Live like a local in this collection of swanky boutique apartments, set in central Valletta. Suites are themed around nearby landmarks or aspects of Maltese culture, from the regal Pjazza Regina Suite (a tribute to Queen Victoria), to the Festa apartment which reflects the baroque grandeur of the country with chandeliers and red velvet curtains. Each has a mosaicked kitchen, as well as features such as fireplaces and Maltese balconies.

3. Blubay Suites by ST Hotels

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Loungers at the outdoor pool of Blubay Suites by ST Hotels in Malta
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Relish the privacy of your own self-catering apartment with all the benefits of a hotel at St Blubay Suites. There’s an outdoor pool at the complex, plus you can head next door to the sister hotel to use the swimming deck and fitness room. Located in Gzira, these studio apartments comfortably accommodate up to three people and are designed in a contemporary style with attractive French balconies.

4. Ta Nina

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A table set for dining, potted plants and a couch facing a TV in a room at Ta Nina
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Families will love the airy apartments at Ta Nina, which have two or three bedrooms and sleep up to six. After a packed day visiting nearby sights, including St George’s Bay, Msida Harbour and Valletta, the kitchen has everything you need to prepare a hearty meal. Handy amenities include a washing machine and cable TV.

5. 66 Saint Pauls & Spa

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Comfy seating around tables and a large potted plant in a stone courtyard at 66 Saint Pauls & Spa in Malta
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Fancy splashing out? Then book the Penthouse Suite at 66 Saint Pauls. You’ll be spoiled with sweeping Grand Harbour views, which you can soak up from a lounger on your terrace. Set in a 17th-century palazzo, the penthouse has a separate living area and a bathroom that comes with a soaking tub and double basins. Take advantage of the swish hotel perks, which include a rooftop pool, peaceful courtyard and central Valletta location.

6. Barrakka Suites

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A teal couch below a mirror and a bed in a room with exposed stone walls at Barrakka Suites
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The Upper Barrakka Gardens, with fountains and grand arches, are one of the crowning glories of Valletta. Stay opposite at the Barrakka Suites, which offer views of the gardens from four modern self-catering apartments. All have marble-top kitchenettes, living areas and regular maid service. Choose from a one-bed apartment or the loft which has a double and two single beds, as well as a balcony that affords partial sea views.

7. Carmelita

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A light fixture over a sink, a couch and tables and chairs in a room at Carmelita, with a chandelier in the centre and some potted plants around the room
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Experience a slice of old Malta in this 18th-century renovated Valletta townhouse. Picture stone walls, restored patterned tiles and Carrara marble floors. There’re even Maltese wooden balconies that showcase views of the capital. Fully refurbished in 2019, Carmelita house was split into three apartments which can accommodate up to four guests. The best part: you’re conveniently located on a quiet street within walking distance of the main sights in Valletta.

If you’re wanting to stay in the capital, read our guide to the best holiday apartments in Valletta – then book your stay on Culture Trip.

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