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
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-friendlyAll 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 thereMalta 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).
BRG 1131 Birgu
Take away a slice of the exotic..
Exotic TeasOpen 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 BoutiqueStep 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
The Rooftop terraceSpend 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 upliftThe 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.
ClosebyLocated 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.
A double suite perched on the top floor.
A private zen terrace amidst the butterflies.
Spacious suites overlooking the historical Università.
A twin suite with a complete cozy living quarter.
- 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.
- 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.
- Children are welcome from 16 years and older.
- Pets are not allowed.
- To guarantee the booking a valid creditcard is required.
- A deposit is not required.
- 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.
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.