The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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Seasonal outdoor pool
Deluxe Suite, Jetted Tub (Terrace) | Terrace/patio
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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Mdina with 2 restaurants and pool bar

9.0/10 Superb

216 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is $206
Price available on 3/11/2022
Misrah il-kunsill, Mdina, Malta, 1050
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Limo/town car service
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Malta Experience - 13 min drive
  • Mellieha Bay - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Luqa (MLA-Malta Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Don Mesquita - 3 min walk
  • Veduta - 3 min walk
  • Fontanella - 4 min walk
  • Vinum Wine Bar - 4 min walk
  • Fork & Cork - 4 min walk

About this property

The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

5-star luxury hotel in the historical district
You can look forward to a round-trip airport shuttle, a poolside bar and a terrace at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. Enjoy brunch and more at the two on-site restaurants. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), limo/town car service and multilingual staff
  • Smoke-free property, concierge services and tour/ticket information
  • A 24-hour front desk, wedding services and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux feature perks, such as premium bedding and climate-controlled air conditioning, as well as amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and free toiletries
  • 50-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping and phones


English, French, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 17 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking
  • Free off-site parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Private dining
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Sauna
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Biodegradable drinking straws


  • Lift


  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/bath combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include massages.


De Mondion One MICHELIN – This fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Reservations are required.
Trattoria A.D. 1530 – This restaurant serves brunch, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.
The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 15 for adults and EUR 15 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 35 per vehicle (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 95 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 5 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from June to September
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


This property uses solar energy.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Xara Palace Relais Chateaux
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Xara Palace Relais Chateaux Hotel Mdina
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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux Malta/Mdina
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
As of 5 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux on 3 Nov 2022 start from $206, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 35 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an on-site casino at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Oracle Casino (11-min drive) and Dragonara Casino (25-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux and nearby?
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux has a seasonal outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Veduta (3-min walk), Fontanella (4-min walk) and Vinum Wine Bar (4-min walk).
What's the area around The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux like?
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux is a short 2-minute walk from St. Paul's Cathedral and 9 minutes' walk from Catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha's Crypt. Travellers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

Jean, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very unique
Liz, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

First of all positives, it is a beautiful hotel in a wonderful location with great views and great staff. Michelin starred restaurant is amazing. Now for the negatives, It needs to up its game to be a Relais and Château hotel We booked through Expedia and got an email from the hotel shortly before arrival but confirming the wrong dates - Took three days to reply to email The minibar was not stocked, apparently due to Covid restrictions. But this did not apply to other hotels we stayed on on the island. Tea and coffee making facilities in the room we’re not up to standard. Nowadays you would expect a Nespresso machine in an expensive hotel room, not cheap powdered coffee. was okay, But not as good as the one we had in the far cheaper room at the Phoenicia Less choice and again you would really expect proper tea not teabags in an expensive hotel. Finally on our last day the hotel had booked two events which meant that the only two restaurants were closed and there was nowhere for us to eat. Eventually the hotel offered to pay for the Meal in our room. This was a very generous option and was excellent but it was all rather embarrassing and we had to ask and make a fuss before it was offered In addition the only shared covered space in the building was cleared, so that we could not sit there All the chairs had been stacked into the gym, which we found out when we went to use it, and could not Table was put out for us, but felt like sitting in a hanger
Rob, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfortable and High Quality
We had an outstanding experience with the staff and facilities. The palace rooms are high quality and our breakfast was delicious. We especially enjoyed the view of the countryside off the deck. It is picturesque to say the least. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Mdina!
Gillian, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel. Highly recommend staying there and the dining experience was fantastic.
Kim, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel in a great town.
DOUGLAS, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A decadent and exemplary experience in the heart of this most ancient and beautiful citadel. The staff went above beyond what you would normally expect from ‘lesser’ hotels to ensure that we had the stay of our dreams. Thank you everyone from the bottom of our hearts and for providing us with a truly unforgettable experience
gareth, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

The hotel is in a gorgeous location. Mdina really is a magical city that should not be missed on a trip to Malta. The hotel is inside the city gates making it very special as there are not many and it only has 17 rooms giving you the feeling of having a very special experience. The common spaces and rooms are gorgeous. The staff is certainly well trained to give my expectation of full 5 star service. The only negatives: Our AC went out late at night (these things happen, I don't blame the hotel). They did change our room for the night but did not offer any compensation. Not even a free coffee at breakfast! Being forced to change rooms at midnight I would have expected some type of apology gift or discount. I stayed in room #7 and the jacuzzi and view were fabulous. But, its important to know that it is right below the restaurant and they put away all the tables and such at midnight which was very loud. So if you are a light sleeper I would request a room on a lower floor.
2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Everything was tip top. Thank you.
Siobhan, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Usha, 1-night trip
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