The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, Mdina

Perched on the city’s centuries-old bastion walls, surrounded by stunning baroque architecture, The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, offers luxurious accommodation is situated inside the medieval, fortified city of Mdina.

This luxury, boutique, family-run hotel is a haven in which to pause and be pampered. This unique 17th Century Palace has been meticulously and sensitively restored to reflect its former noble standing. The Xara Palace boasts seventeen luxury rooms and suites, all enjoying stunning views and featuring unique pieces of antique furniture and paintings, luxurious fabrics from Paris and king size beds, each room or suite individually and tastefully designed and supremely worthy of Relais & Châteaux standing. The hotel’s award winning gourmet restaurant, the de Mondion, has been incorporated into the bastion walls, commanding stunning 180-degree views of the Island.

This exclusive hotel has incorporated its award-winning gourmet restaurant into the bastion walls, enjoying 180-degree views of Malta.  Haute cuisine combines the finest seasonal produce with innovation and expertise to create tantalizing dishes of a style they like to call Modern Mediterranean. For a more relaxed environment, the hotel’s Trattoria AD 1530 offers al fresco dining in the palace's courtyard.

Official rating: 5 Stars Luxury
17 rooms and suites
20 minutes from Malta International Airport
20 minutes to Valletta