Boutique Hotel Locanda La Gelsomina Malta

A Luxury Boutique Hotel Where East Meets West

Set within one of Birgu’s oldest buildings dating from the early 1500s, when the humble town became the first seat of the Order of St. John in Malta, Locanda La Gelsomina is the reflection of our family’s journey.

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.

This intimate locale has been sensitively restored to its former glory, and traditional Maltese architectural features are highlighted amidst exotic antiquities that we have handpicked during our travels and over time. 

 Luxury Hotel Birgu

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of butterflies.

Escape the frenetic buzz of the world outside and step into your private zen terrace amidst the butterflies. This twin suite mixes Dame Vivienne Westwood's eye-catching wall feature with age-old local traditional furnishings.

34 m²  Zen outdoor space  Second floor with lift access Non-smoking


  • Spacious twin beds with luxury Frette® linen
  • Flat TV with satellite channels and Netflix
  • High speed Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Electronic safe
  • Air-conditioning & heating
  • Organic body-care products by Sensatia Botanicals Bali
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury Frette® bathroom towels
  • Double walk-in shower and double sinks
  • Daily continental, organic breakfast included

Different and quiet, for travelers in search of lost time.
— Starbene

Birgu, or "Vittoriosa", is one of the island's three ancient towns known as The Three Cities. Locanda La Gelsomina is just a stone's throw away from Birgu's main historical sites that include the Inquisitor's PalaceFort St. Angelo and the Malta Maritime Museum. Step outside and wander down the ancient lanes of this charming hamlet.

Discreetly off the beaten track yet well-connected to this magical isle's capital city of Valletta and key sights, Locanda La Gelsomina is a short stroll away from the water's edge where you can easily hail a local water taxi. Sail across the Grand Harbour on a Maltese dghajsa and find yourself in the cultural gem of Valletta. 

After a full day of explorations, enjoy the privilege of returning to your personal hideaway to regenerate in tranquility. There is no better way to end an exciting day of discoveries than to come back to an intimate, private abode where you can unwind and reminisce on your day's adventures.