Locanda la Gelsomina

Revel in tranquillity..

Tucked away in the heart of the ancient hamlet of Birgu, Locanda La Gelsomina features 4 well-appointed suites that open a window into a unique retail and luxury hospitality concept where East and West are harmoniously balanced. Each of their spacious suites feature dazzling furnishings that hail everywhere from Mongolia to Malta and which are set against exposed stone walls from centuries past. The luxury Frette bed linens and towels, hand-glazed tiles and touches of greenery which adorn each guest space speak of their love for attention-to-detail.

All 4 suites in the boutique hotel include independently-controlled air-conditioning and heating, tea-making facilities, an electronic safe, natural toiletries, satellite T.V. and free Wifi internet access. Lift access is available to all floors and all suites are non-smoking.

They love to pamper you with yoga sessions and personalised wellness massages, which are available upon request.    

You may spend a romantic summer evening gazing at the stars or sit back and settle into a good read on their peaceful rooftop terrace. A green sanctuary featuring fragrant Tuscan jasmine plants, lemon trees and a gurgling water feature, this space offers a quiet respite far from the hustle-and-bustle of the outside world. Within this spacious, open-air terrace, yoga retreats and wellness experiences are organised throughout the year, while personalised meals may be served to in-house guests upon request.  

The boutique hotel also houses a concept store and teahouse which is devoted to serving only the finest collection of handcrafted, award-winning organic Bellocq tea blends and homemade treats. Their jewel-box concept boutique houses interesting trinkets and unique furnishings from far and wide., and you may purchase everything from antique Burmese lacquerware and Tibetan cabinets to perfumed saari cushions and throws. 

Eco-friendly

All water is heated through roof-top solar panels; rainwater is collected and stored in underground wells, which are then used to supply all WC's throughout the property.

The Ancient Hamlet of Birgu..

Locanda La Gelsomina is housed in a sensitively restored building dating from the 16th century located on a quiet, tranquil pedestrian street in the historical heart of Birgu. Across from the hotel lies the Knights' former Council, which was once used to distribute wheat to locals of the hamlet.

How to get there

Malta is well connected to key European capitals, London (3hours), Rome (1 hour), Paris (2h40m) and Amsterdam (3h). Locanda La Gelsomina is just 8 km from Malta's International airport and is a short 15-minute drive by car.
  • Airport pick-up may be arranged upon request for Eur 18.
  • There is a large outdoor parking located 1 minute from Locanda La Gelsomina (free parking).

Location

3 Triq il-Kunsill Popolari
BRG 1131 Birgu
Malta

Take away a slice of the exotic..

Exotic Teas

Open to both in-house guests and passing visitors, their magical teahouse is devoted to serving only the finest collection of handcrafted, award-winning organic Bellocq tea blends and homemade treats. The tea afternoons take place between 3.30pm and 5.30pm every Sunday.

Concept Boutique

Step into their jewel-box concept boutique and discover interesting trinkets and unique furnishings from far and wide. Purchase everything from antique Burmese lacquerware and Tibetan cabinets to perfumed saari cushions and throws.

Exquisite Chocolates & Delicacies

They seek to collaborate only with the finest gastronomical brands from across the world, and stock exclusive wines, chocolates and delicacies which are lovingly created with genuine, authentic, and quality ingredients which speak of their land of origin. Several brands which are stocked exclusively at Locanda La Gelsomina include Mary artisanal Belgian chocolates, Pasticceria Fausto sweet delights from the isle of Giglio, and New York-based tea atelier Bellocq.

The Rooftop terrace

Spend a romantic summer evening gazing at the stars or sit back and settle into a good read on their peaceful rooftop terrace. A green sanctuary featuring fragrant Tuscan jasmine plants, lemon trees and a gurgling water feature, this space offers a quiet respite far from the hustle-and-bustle of the outside world.Within this spacious, open-air terrace, Yoga Retreats and Wellness experiences are organised throughout the year, while personalised meals may be served to in-house guests upon request.

Regenerate and uplift

The Yoga retreats last between two and four days and are customised in accordance to personal preferences and tastes. Focus is placed on breathwork that will release any blockage of energy and yoga sequences that will re-energize. Guided meditations will turn your focus inwards and encourage a calm mind and fresh body.

Closeby

Located just a stone's throw away from Birgu's main historical sites that include the Inquisitor's Palace, Fort St. Angelo and the Malta Maritime Museum, Locanda La Gelsomina is the ideal base from which to explore this intriguing hamlet. Once the capital of the Order of St John in the 1500s, Birgu is steeped in history and charm, Birgu is one of the island's three ancient towns knowns as The Three Cities, and the sister hamlets of Cospicua and Senglea are just a short walk away.

The capital gem of Valletta is a mere 7-minute water-taxi ride away from Birgu's waterfront. Some of the isle's most famous neolithic temples - including the UNESCO Heritage Site Hal-Saflieni Hypogeum - are a short 15-minute drive away, while some of the isle's most beautiful beaches are easily accessible by car or public transport.

Suite 4

Superior double

A double suite perched on the top floor.

Rates : on request


Suite 3

Superior twin

A private zen terrace amidst the butterflies.

Rates : on request


Suite 1

Deluxe room

Spacious suites overlooking the historical Università.

Rates : on request


Suite 2

Deluxe twin

A twin suite with a complete cozy living quarter.

Rates : on request


Rate Information

  • Rates mentioned are per room per night based on 2 people sharing, unless otherwise stated.
  • Rates mentioned are in (EURO) EUR.
  • Rates mentioned include breakfast.
  • Rates mentioned include hotel & city taxes and service charges.
  • Rates mentioned include free WIFI.

Property Information

  • This hotel is open all year round.
  • A minimum of 2 guests can stay in their suites.
  • They request a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Child Policy

  • Children are welcome from 16 years and older.

Pets Policy

  • Pets are not allowed.

Booking Policy

  • To guarantee the booking a valid creditcard is required.
  • A deposit is not required.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel 2 days prior to arrival date, there will be no cancellation charges.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 0 days prior to arrival date, they will charge a cancellation fee of 1 night.
  • A no show is a penalty fee of a 100% of the total booked amount.

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Reviews

Stayed : Aug 2016

Luxurious

This place is to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The suites are warm beautiful decorated, luxurious and very spacious. A family run hotel with lots of personal attention.The location makes it easy to go sightseeing, it is in the city close to everything. My husband and I will visit Locanda la Gelsomina again.


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Location

Birgu, Malta

3 Triq il-Kunsill Popolari
BRG 1131 Birgu
Malta

Senses

  • Eco-friendly Escapes
  • Zen
  • Cultural
  • Design

Experiences

  • Leisure
  • Bed & Breakfasts

Facilities

  • Yoga
  • Massage
  • Car park
  • Wifi
  • Gift shop
  • Elevator
  • Sailing
  • Cultural activities

Check-in/out

Checkin : 2:00 pm
Checkout : 12:00 pm (noon)