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A six night stay at the Phoenicia Hotel with London Festival Opera

  • 12 October 2019
  • The ‘Silent City’ of Mdina

Regular travellers with us will be aware that each year we offer a number of trips with a strong musical theme and for we are delighted to continue to offer our popular Malta tour in our musical repertoire for 2019. The Maltese Islands are quite literally one big open-air museum and during our week long stay we will spend time exploring the 7000 years of history. Visit palaces and cathedrals, wander along cobbled streets and soak up the timeless atmosphere. Our guided excursions have been arranged to allow adequate time to explore Malta’s heritage with excellent local guides.

Joining us in Malta will be London Festival Opera who are familiar with the Maltese opera scene having performed for the President of Malta at the palace in Valletta on four occasions, presenting Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte, Verdi’s La Traviata, Puccini’s La Bohème and Madame Butterfly. Their three programmes on this tour will include arias and ensembles from these great operas in addition to other celebrated repertoires.

We have chosen some very special venues for London Festival Opera to perform in such as the Palazzo de Piro, a 17th century Palazzo in the heart of the ‘Silent City’ of Mdina. The final opera gala in the magnificent setting of the Palazzo Parisio will be in period costume for an added visual impact. These stunning locations make truly magical settings for our week of music and this, combined with a stay at one of the most luxurious hotels in Malta, makes for a very special week.

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    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}Palazzo De Piro

    Palazzo de Piro is a 17th century Palazzo nestled in the bastion walls of the Medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s Silent City. In 1868, Alexander de Piro D’Amico Inguanez and his new wife Orsola took up residence here soon after their marriage. Orsola, as a great Maltese matriarch, managed both her family and considerable works of charity with energy and enthusiasm, and continued to do so after the untimely death of her devoted husband. Orsola’s son Giuseppe, who was born in the house, founded the Missionary Society of St Paul and is considered for sainthood. The Palazzo de Piro we know of now as an existing structure was originally three separate houses, the oldest parts of which date back to the second half of the 16th century. The emblem in what is now the main entrance hall indicates that they were built by Malta’s most famous architect Girolamo Cassar or his equally renowned son Vittorio.

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}Palazzo Parisio

    The Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna bought Palazzo Parisio in 1898 and it is through him that the property received its greatest renovation which fortunately still survives till today largely in its original form. The Marquis Scicluna, a wealthy Maltese banker and merchant created a showcase for Maltese art which closes the eclectic style of the 19th century propagated by Italian artists on the island. Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this stately home is a place of wonder that begs to be explored. On your visit you will discover the intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. Touring this stately home offers great insight and sparks the imagination – whether you find yourself seeking inspiration from the Grand Ballroom, the detailed Family Chapel or the fabulous walled Gardens and Orangery, you will find it.

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Hotel Phoenicia

Hotel Phoenicia

A Valletta icon, the Phoenicia Hotel dates back to 1935, when the idea was first conceived by Lord and Lady Strickland. It was to become Malta’s first five-star hotel and provide luxury accommodation for a cosmopolitan clientele. The outbreak of World War II put a halt to construction and the building was taken over by the Royal Air Force, used by personnel on their days off. Despite enduring heavy bombing, the hotel celebrated its official opening in 1947. The Phoenicia has continued to open its doors to famed and powerful clientele, including Queen Elizabeth II. The Phoenicia is a fine example of the city’s revered architectural traditions and offers five-star luxury within walking distance from the bustling restaurants and cafes in the city. It commands glorious views of the Grand Harbour and the city’s skyline, which has changed remarkably little since the 16th century. Its seven and a half acres of mature gardens spread to the historic entrance of the capital, marked by ancient fortified walls. Nearby, countless other monuments reveal Malta’s vibrant history, particularly the fascinating legacy of the Knights of Saint John. The hotel is the proud owner of the largest private collection of one of Malta’s most prominent and gifted portrait painters, Edward Caruana Dingli which are on permanent exhibition on the ground floor of the hotel. 

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Itinerary

  • Cliffs of Xlendi, Gozo
  • Dingli Cliffs
  • Valletta

Day 1 - London to Malta.

Fly by scheduled flight. Arrive in the afternoon and transfer to the Phoenicia Hotel. In the early evening, meet your fellow travellers for an aperitif, followed by dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 - Three Cities & Marsaxlokk.

This morning there will be a guided tour to the Three Cities, a collective description of the three fortified cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea, enclosed by the massive line of fortification created by the Knights of St John. We then visit the southern fishing village of Marsaxlokk where we will enjoy a walking tour of this seaside village which is memorable for the many colourful, traditional fishing boats called luzzu. The painted eyes on these luzzus are believed to protect the boats from danger. There will be some free time in this picturesque town for photo opportunities of the bay filled with colourful fishing boats, a plethora of seafood restaurants and the very busy market that sells everything from fish, fruit and vegetables, delicatessen goods and groceries to souvenirs. Following the morning tour of the south, we drive northwest to Dingli cliffs. The area provides open sea views over the tiny, uninhabited isle of Filfla, but is also a good vantage point over Malta. From these cliffs one cannot help but notice the views inland of nearby Buskett Gardens and Verdala Palace. We continue to Attard, stopping at San Anton Botanical Gardens for a visit of their magnificent gardens. We return to the hotel with the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. This evening London Festival Opera will perform in the C Lounge Hall which will be followed by dinner in the hotel.

Day 3 - Valletta.

Morning tour of the capital city including a visit to St John’s Cathedral, the Barrakka gardens and a visit to the Manoel Theatre which is Europe’s third oldest working theatre and home to the Malta Philarmonic Orchestra. This afternoon return to your hotel or stay on in Valletta to explore independently. Early this evening we will enjoy our first performance by London Festival Opera at the Palazzo De Piro, which is a fabulous late 17th century property uniquely located within the historic, noble and silent city of Mdina, the old capital city of Malta. Here we will be greeted with a welcome drink and canapes on the bastions (or indoors if weather does not permit), followed by the recital and dinner in the Sala Panoramica at Palazzo De Piro.

Day 4 - Mosta, Mdina & Rabat including St Paul’s Grotto.

Today we have a morning tour which commences with a visit to the Mosta Dome church with its stunning blue, gold and white interior. We then head to the old capital of Malta, Mdina which is a picturesque Medieval city still confined within its ancient walls. A walking tour will guide us through the history of this city and there will be some free time to explore the silent city independently followed by a walking tour of Rabat which will also include a visit to St Paul’s Catacombs and Grotto. We return to the hotel in the afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 5 - Gozo.

Morning departure for our full day trip to the delightful island of Gozo. We travel to Mellieha and on to Cirkewwa. From here we take a thirty minute boat ride across to Gozo. We arrive at Mgarr harbour and begin our guided tour of the island, which will include the Ggantija temples, the Cittadella and Rabat, Dwejra, Inland Sea & Fungus Rock. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant before we return to the hotel in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.

Day 6 - Valletta.

Today is free for you to enjoy the facilities of our wonderful hotel or for further exploration. This evening we will gather for our Farewell Gala Dinner at the magnificent Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar. There will be a welcome reception on the upstairs terrace before our final performance by London Festival Opera in the lavish halls which will be followed by dinner.

Day 7 - Malta to London.

Morning at leisure before we depart for the airport for our return scheduled flight to London.

  • Malta coastline

Dates and Prices

Prices per person based on double occupancy
12 to 18 October 2019
Category Price
Superior Room £2675
Executive Room with Balcony £2995
Harbour View Room £3445
Superior Room for sole use £4695
Executive Room with Balcony for sole use £5395
Harbour View Rooms for sole use £5925

Tour Reference Code: LAMALTA9

PRICE INCLUDES: Economy class scheduled air travel • Six nights hotel accommodation at the Phoenicia Hotel • Breakfast daily • Lunch including wine on day 5 • Dinner including wine on days 1, 2, 3 & 6 • Excursions and musical performances as detailed • English-speaking guides • Tour Manager • Gratuities • Transfers • Entrance fees.

Not Included: Travel insurance.

Hotel Phoenicia

A Valletta icon, the Phoenicia Hotel dates back to 1935, when the idea was first conceived by Lord and Lady Strickland. It was to become Malta’s first five-star hotel and provide luxury accommodation for a cosmopolitan clientele. The outbreak of World War II put a halt to construction and the building was taken over by the Royal Air Force, used by personnel on their days off. Despite enduring heavy bombing, the hotel celebrated its official opening in 1947. The Phoenicia has continued to open its doors to famed and powerful clientele, including Queen Elizabeth II. The Phoenicia is a fine example of the city’s revered architectural traditions and offers five-star luxury within walking distance from the bustling restaurants and cafes in the city. It commands glorious views of the Grand Harbour and the city’s skyline, which has changed remarkably little since the 16th century. Its seven and a half acres of mature gardens spread to the historic entrance of the capital, marked by ancient fortified walls. Nearby, countless other monuments reveal Malta’s vibrant history, particularly the fascinating legacy of the Knights of Saint John. The hotel is the proud owner of the largest private collection of one of Malta’s most prominent and gifted portrait painters, Edward Caruana Dingli which are on permanent exhibition on the ground floor of the hotel. 

 
  • Hotel Phoenicia
    Hotel Phoenicia
  • Hotel Phoenicia garden
    Hotel Phoenicia garden
  • Executive Room
    Executive Room
  • Superior Room
    Superior Room
  • Restaurant
    Restaurant
  • The Club Bar
    The Club Bar
  • Pool
    Pool
  • Your Accommodation

    All 136 rooms at the Phoenicia Hotel have been lovingly restored and refurbished. Peter Young Design and Gordon Campbell Gray have ensured that original features, such as original tiles floors, suit the carefully chosen fabrics and new bathrooms with bathtub and overhead shower. The rooms measure between 23 and 28 square meters and benefit from astonishing views made possible by the hotel’s vantage point overlooking the islands historic buildings, Grand Harbour and coastline. Rooms all feature either double or twin beds, air conditioning/heating, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, mini bar, hairdryer and international TV entertainment. 

  • Your Space

    The gardens, which are nestled between the imposing features of the Valletta historical fortifications, seem to be always in bloom. There is a great deal of variety, form and colour for the professional or amateur admirer of flora to enjoy. The shelter of the imposing Valletta bastions screen the plants from the scorching sun and the searing winds, thus creating the ideal setting for a truly exemplary Maltese garden. Located close to the Valletta bastions, the Pool Deck, which is accessible through the terraced gardens, is the ideal location to spend the day in total tranquillity and relaxation. Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available here. 

  • Your Dining

    From cocktails and quick refreshments to a dining experience that is second to none, the restaurants and bars at the Phoenicia Hotel provide limitless options. Wake up to the lavish Phoenicia Breakfast Buffet and for lunch or dinner, sample Mediterranean and International cuisine at the award winning Phoenix Restaurant. During the day, The Bastion Pool Bar and Restaurant offers delightful cuisine beside the hotel’s stunning pool with beautiful views over the harbour. The Palm Court Lounge is perfect for speciality coffees, snacks and traditional afternoon tea while the Club Bar, established in 1952, is the perfect place to unwind after a long day, with a glass of single malt or a classic cocktail. 

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    The Phoenicia Hotel dates back to 1935 and has an architectural beauty in keeping with the city’s other historic buildings. A Valletta icon, the Phoenicia was Malta’s first five-star hotel and has a long tradition of opening its doors to famed and powerful clientele, including Queen Elizabeth II.

    The hotel is in a peaceful setting just outside the ancient capital city walls and is ideal as a base from which to explore the delights of the island. From its elevated position the Phoenicia commands glorious views over the Grand Harbour and the city’s skyline and it is set within seven and a half acres of beautiful gardens.

    The hotel features 136 rooms which are classic in style with tiled floors and the finest modern amenities. It also boasts three restaurants, serving French, Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool. When not exploring, the Palm Court lounge bar is the ideal place for morning coffee, afternoon tea or an early evening cocktail.

    ADAPTORS

    Rooms are all fitted with adaptor sockets however, should you require an additional two pin electrical adaptor (for appliances which work with 220W-240W), please contact the Guest Service Centre. A deposit of €5.00 will be charged to your room account which will be refunded upon returning the adaptor.

    ADDRESS

    The Phoenicia Hotel The Mall Floriana FRN1478 Malta

    AIR CONDITIONING

    Air conditioning is available in all rooms and public areas of the hotel.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call +356 2122 5241. This is a Maltese number so calls to this number are charged at an international rate. There is a phone in your room, which has access to an outside line. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge. The hotel can be contacted by email at info@phoeniciamalta.com The use of a computer with internet access is available free of charge opposite Reception. For any other assistance required please contact the reception staff.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Details of the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities will be communicated by your Tour Manager.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free and low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that these, and any other special dietary needs, cannot be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs.

    DINING AND DRINKING

    BREAKFAST

    The Phoenix Restaurant offers an extensive international buffet breakfast between 07:00 am and 10:30 am. If you prefer breakfast served in your room please complete the breakfast doorknob menu the night before or simply call the Guest Service Centre.

    RESTAURANTS

    The hotel offers two restaurants - the Phoenix Restaurant and Cafe Phoenicia. Inspired by the grand cafes of Europe, The Phoenix Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a la carte menus and a buffet breakfast as well as speciality events. There is an eclectic variety of dishes including both traditional Maltese and classics with a twist. The executive chef takes full advantage of the daily catch and features a fish of the day. Dine on The Terrace, the place to be seen in the heart of Valletta:

    Breakfast: 07:00 am - 10:30 am Lunch: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm Cafe Phoenicia is Valletta’s most lively cafe - casual and cosmopolitan, with a popular location overlooking the entrance to Valletta and the city’s business and historic district. The cafe opens before lunch serving salads, burgers, hand stretched pizzas and fresh pasta made daily, a selection of wines by the glass, local and international beers, teas and coffees.

    Cafe Phoenicia is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 10.00 pm.

    LOUNGE BAR

    The Palm Court Lounge opens daily from 08:30 am to 10:30 pm serving morning coffee, afternoon tea, light snacks and beverages.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code is smart casual in all of the dining and drinking venues.

    ELECTRICITY

    The electricity supply from the sockets is 220 - 240 volts. The razor socket electricity supply is 115 - 240 volts.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that this should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that, as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore we ask that you fill in the questionnaire sent with your final documents. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests.

    GUEST RELATIONS

    A member of the management team is always available in the Lobby. Should you have any issues during your stay or if the service you have requested does not meet your expectations, please contact Guest Relations or the Manager on Duty, who will personally help to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

    HAIRDRYER

    A hairdryer may be found in the dressing table / drawer in your bedroom.

    HOUSEKEEPER / ROOM ATTENDANTS

    The Housekeeper and team of Room Attendants are there to ensure that your room is as comfortable as possible. Should you find that a lamp is not working correctly, you need extra writing paper, an extra blanket or pillow, a shirt ironed urgently, a lost button replaced or that you have forgotten your razor, please contact the Guest Service Centre who will be pleased to assist you.

    INTERNET

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. For information about accessing the internet kindly ask at Reception or contact the Guest Service Centre.

    LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANING

    The hotel offers laundry and dry cleaning services between Monday and Saturday. Laundry service is not available on Sundays and public holidays. Laundry and dry cleaning bags and a price list are located in the drawer of your dressing table. Please complete the forms, place them in the bags and call the Guest Service Centre for collection. Items handed in before 9:00 am will be returned by 4:30 pm on the same day. Express service is also available for items handed in before 9:00 am for an additional charge. Express Service Laundry is delivered by 2:30pm on the same day.

    LIFT

    There are two lifts in the hotel which service all areas.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEDICAL FACILITIES

    A hospital is located 15 minutes from the hotel and a doctor can be called to the hotel at any time. MINI BAR For your convenience a Mini Bar facility has been set up in your room with soft drinks free of charge (replenished daily).

    NEWSPAPER

    A selection of foreign newspapers can be ordered through the Concierge. Please contact the Concierge who will order and arrange delivery during your stay.

    PASSPORTS

    All Passports are collected by reception upon check-in. Passports are necessary to facilitate immigration formalities and are returned straight away.

    PILLOWS

    A selection of different pillows are available for your sleep comfort. Please contact the Guest Service Centre.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to reception on arrival which allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euro. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    All 136 of the luxury bedrooms and suites have been lovingly restored. In collaboration with Peter Young Design, Campbell Gray Hotels have worked to retain the original features of the rooms, including the authentic tiled floors. The rooms benefit from astonishing views and also included is a complimentary mini bar for non-alcoholic drinks and free internet. In addition each room features air-conditioning, bathrobes, in-room safe, cable TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

    Superior Rooms: These offer an average of 23 square meters of living space. The Superior Rooms offer fresh Mediterranean decor and an authentic Maltese tiled flooring.

    Executive Rooms: These offer an average of 23 square metres of living space. All rooms benefit from a small balcony offering stunning views of Valletta, the bastions or Floriana.

    Deluxe Harbour View Rooms: These offer an average of 25 square meters of living space. The Deluxe Rooms offer magnificent views overlooking the Grand Harbour and the three cities, the gardens and Marsamxett Harbour. Many of the Deluxe Harbour View Rooms also have a private balcony.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Available 24 hours a day, the room service menu can be found in your room. Please contact the Guest Service Centre to place your orders. A €5.00 service charge applies.

    SAFE DEPOSIT BOX

    The in-room safe is provided for the added convenience and privacy of guests. For better security, we recommend that money, jewellery, documents and other valuable items be placed for safekeeping in the hotel’s safety deposit boxes. Please contact Reception for more information.

    SMOKING POLICY

    All hotel rooms are non-smoking. The Phoenix Restaurant, Cafe Phoenicia, Club Bar, Palm Court Lounge and banquet rooms are all smoke-free areas. Please ask the hotel staff for directions to designated smoking areas within the premises.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The pool attendants are on duty from 9.00 am – 6.00 pm daily. Outside of these hours the pool deck is unattended and for safety and security reasons will be closed at sunset. Pool towels are supplied free of charge and are available from the pool bar. We would like to ask you to please refrain from using the white towels from your room for the pool deck. Board games and playing cards may be obtained from Concierge and also from the Pool Bar during summer. The pool is heated during the winter months.

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with complimentary amenities including the following: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Body lotion • Shower caps • Vanity set

    WAKE UP CALL

    Early morning wake-up calls may be programmed through your telephone or booked through the Guest Service Centre. WI-FI Free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms, restaurants and bars on the ground floor as well as at the pool area. Kindly ask at reception or contact the Guest Service Centre for login details.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the hotel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the hotel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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  • Your Accommodation

    All 136 rooms at the Phoenicia Hotel have been lovingly restored and refurbished. Peter Young Design and Gordon Campbell Gray have ensured that original features, such as original tiles floors, suit the carefully chosen fabrics and new bathrooms with bathtub and overhead shower. The rooms measure between 23 and 28 square meters and benefit from astonishing views made possible by the hotel’s vantage point overlooking the islands historic buildings, Grand Harbour and coastline. Rooms all feature either double or twin beds, air conditioning/heating, complimentary Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, mini bar, hairdryer and international TV entertainment. 

  • Your Space

    The gardens, which are nestled between the imposing features of the Valletta historical fortifications, seem to be always in bloom. There is a great deal of variety, form and colour for the professional or amateur admirer of flora to enjoy. The shelter of the imposing Valletta bastions screen the plants from the scorching sun and the searing winds, thus creating the ideal setting for a truly exemplary Maltese garden. Located close to the Valletta bastions, the Pool Deck, which is accessible through the terraced gardens, is the ideal location to spend the day in total tranquillity and relaxation. Free Wi-Fi internet access is also available here. 

  • Your Dining

    From cocktails and quick refreshments to a dining experience that is second to none, the restaurants and bars at the Phoenicia Hotel provide limitless options. Wake up to the lavish Phoenicia Breakfast Buffet and for lunch or dinner, sample Mediterranean and International cuisine at the award winning Phoenix Restaurant. During the day, The Bastion Pool Bar and Restaurant offers delightful cuisine beside the hotel’s stunning pool with beautiful views over the harbour. The Palm Court Lounge is perfect for speciality coffees, snacks and traditional afternoon tea while the Club Bar, established in 1952, is the perfect place to unwind after a long day, with a glass of single malt or a classic cocktail. 

  • Hotel Directory

    Hotel Directory

    {MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}

    Please find below further details pertaining to the hotel or click on the booklet to download. 

    The Phoenicia Hotel dates back to 1935 and has an architectural beauty in keeping with the city’s other historic buildings. A Valletta icon, the Phoenicia was Malta’s first five-star hotel and has a long tradition of opening its doors to famed and powerful clientele, including Queen Elizabeth II.

    The hotel is in a peaceful setting just outside the ancient capital city walls and is ideal as a base from which to explore the delights of the island. From its elevated position the Phoenicia commands glorious views over the Grand Harbour and the city’s skyline and it is set within seven and a half acres of beautiful gardens.

    The hotel features 136 rooms which are classic in style with tiled floors and the finest modern amenities. It also boasts three restaurants, serving French, Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool. When not exploring, the Palm Court lounge bar is the ideal place for morning coffee, afternoon tea or an early evening cocktail.

    ADAPTORS

    Rooms are all fitted with adaptor sockets however, should you require an additional two pin electrical adaptor (for appliances which work with 220W-240W), please contact the Guest Service Centre. A deposit of €5.00 will be charged to your room account which will be refunded upon returning the adaptor.

    ADDRESS

    The Phoenicia Hotel The Mall Floriana FRN1478 Malta

    AIR CONDITIONING

    Air conditioning is available in all rooms and public areas of the hotel.

    COMMUNICATIONS

    If you wish to contact the hotel please call +356 2122 5241. This is a Maltese number so calls to this number are charged at an international rate. There is a phone in your room, which has access to an outside line. You can make room-to-room calls free of charge. The hotel can be contacted by email at info@phoeniciamalta.com The use of a computer with internet access is available free of charge opposite Reception. For any other assistance required please contact the reception staff.

    DAILY PROGRAMME

    Details of the following day’s arrangements as well as any specific information about the day’s activities will be communicated by your Tour Manager.

    DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

    If you have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, low salt, gluten free and low cholesterol, please notify the Reservations Department at Noble Caledonia. We regret that these, and any other special dietary needs, cannot be guaranteed. If you have any specific or special foods that you require we recommend that you take some with you although we will endeavour to accommodate your needs.

    DINING AND DRINKING

    BREAKFAST

    The Phoenix Restaurant offers an extensive international buffet breakfast between 07:00 am and 10:30 am. If you prefer breakfast served in your room please complete the breakfast doorknob menu the night before or simply call the Guest Service Centre.

    RESTAURANTS

    The hotel offers two restaurants - the Phoenix Restaurant and Cafe Phoenicia. Inspired by the grand cafes of Europe, The Phoenix Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a la carte menus and a buffet breakfast as well as speciality events. There is an eclectic variety of dishes including both traditional Maltese and classics with a twist. The executive chef takes full advantage of the daily catch and features a fish of the day. Dine on The Terrace, the place to be seen in the heart of Valletta:

    Breakfast: 07:00 am - 10:30 am Lunch: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm Cafe Phoenicia is Valletta’s most lively cafe - casual and cosmopolitan, with a popular location overlooking the entrance to Valletta and the city’s business and historic district. The cafe opens before lunch serving salads, burgers, hand stretched pizzas and fresh pasta made daily, a selection of wines by the glass, local and international beers, teas and coffees.

    Cafe Phoenicia is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 10.00 pm.

    LOUNGE BAR

    The Palm Court Lounge opens daily from 08:30 am to 10:30 pm serving morning coffee, afternoon tea, light snacks and beverages.

    DRESS CODE

    The dress code is smart casual in all of the dining and drinking venues.

    ELECTRICITY

    The electricity supply from the sockets is 220 - 240 volts. The razor socket electricity supply is 115 - 240 volts.

    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

    In the unlikely event that this should occur during your stay, we ask that you remain calm and follow the instructions of the staff. We request that, as soon as you enter your room, you carefully read the safety instructions fixed on the inside of your hotel room door.

    END OF STAY QUESTIONNAIRE

    Your comments are important to us therefore we ask that you fill in the questionnaire sent with your final documents. We are always looking for ways to improve your holiday and in order to do this we need some feedback from our guests.

    GUEST RELATIONS

    A member of the management team is always available in the Lobby. Should you have any issues during your stay or if the service you have requested does not meet your expectations, please contact Guest Relations or the Manager on Duty, who will personally help to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

    HAIRDRYER

    A hairdryer may be found in the dressing table / drawer in your bedroom.

    HOUSEKEEPER / ROOM ATTENDANTS

    The Housekeeper and team of Room Attendants are there to ensure that your room is as comfortable as possible. Should you find that a lamp is not working correctly, you need extra writing paper, an extra blanket or pillow, a shirt ironed urgently, a lost button replaced or that you have forgotten your razor, please contact the Guest Service Centre who will be pleased to assist you.

    INTERNET

    Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. For information about accessing the internet kindly ask at Reception or contact the Guest Service Centre.

    LAUNDRY & DRY CLEANING

    The hotel offers laundry and dry cleaning services between Monday and Saturday. Laundry service is not available on Sundays and public holidays. Laundry and dry cleaning bags and a price list are located in the drawer of your dressing table. Please complete the forms, place them in the bags and call the Guest Service Centre for collection. Items handed in before 9:00 am will be returned by 4:30 pm on the same day. Express service is also available for items handed in before 9:00 am for an additional charge. Express Service Laundry is delivered by 2:30pm on the same day.

    LIFT

    There are two lifts in the hotel which service all areas.

    LOST PROPERTY

    Before you check out, please check your hotel room to ensure you do not leave anything behind. If you discover you have left any items behind, please contact Noble Caledonia directly. If we are able to recover your item(s) we will contact you to arrange delivery or collection, and any costs incurred will be at your own expense.

    MEDICAL FACILITIES

    A hospital is located 15 minutes from the hotel and a doctor can be called to the hotel at any time. MINI BAR For your convenience a Mini Bar facility has been set up in your room with soft drinks free of charge (replenished daily).

    NEWSPAPER

    A selection of foreign newspapers can be ordered through the Concierge. Please contact the Concierge who will order and arrange delivery during your stay.

    PASSPORTS

    All Passports are collected by reception upon check-in. Passports are necessary to facilitate immigration formalities and are returned straight away.

    PILLOWS

    A selection of different pillows are available for your sleep comfort. Please contact the Guest Service Centre.

    ROOM ACCOUNT

    All guests will have their own “room account” once credit card details have been given to reception on arrival which allows you to sign for any expenses and then settle your bill at the Reception Desk at the end of your stay. Prices are shown and charged in Euro. Your room account can be paid by: • Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). • Cash (Euros)

    ROOMS AND SUITES

    All 136 of the luxury bedrooms and suites have been lovingly restored. In collaboration with Peter Young Design, Campbell Gray Hotels have worked to retain the original features of the rooms, including the authentic tiled floors. The rooms benefit from astonishing views and also included is a complimentary mini bar for non-alcoholic drinks and free internet. In addition each room features air-conditioning, bathrobes, in-room safe, cable TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

    Superior Rooms: These offer an average of 23 square meters of living space. The Superior Rooms offer fresh Mediterranean decor and an authentic Maltese tiled flooring.

    Executive Rooms: These offer an average of 23 square metres of living space. All rooms benefit from a small balcony offering stunning views of Valletta, the bastions or Floriana.

    Deluxe Harbour View Rooms: These offer an average of 25 square meters of living space. The Deluxe Rooms offer magnificent views overlooking the Grand Harbour and the three cities, the gardens and Marsamxett Harbour. Many of the Deluxe Harbour View Rooms also have a private balcony.

    ROOM SERVICE

    Available 24 hours a day, the room service menu can be found in your room. Please contact the Guest Service Centre to place your orders. A €5.00 service charge applies.

    SAFE DEPOSIT BOX

    The in-room safe is provided for the added convenience and privacy of guests. For better security, we recommend that money, jewellery, documents and other valuable items be placed for safekeeping in the hotel’s safety deposit boxes. Please contact Reception for more information.

    SMOKING POLICY

    All hotel rooms are non-smoking. The Phoenix Restaurant, Cafe Phoenicia, Club Bar, Palm Court Lounge and banquet rooms are all smoke-free areas. Please ask the hotel staff for directions to designated smoking areas within the premises.

    SWIMMING POOL

    The pool attendants are on duty from 9.00 am – 6.00 pm daily. Outside of these hours the pool deck is unattended and for safety and security reasons will be closed at sunset. Pool towels are supplied free of charge and are available from the pool bar. We would like to ask you to please refrain from using the white towels from your room for the pool deck. Board games and playing cards may be obtained from Concierge and also from the Pool Bar during summer. The pool is heated during the winter months.

    TOILETRIES

    All hotel rooms are supplied with complimentary amenities including the following: • Shower gel • Hair shampoo • Body lotion • Shower caps • Vanity set

    WAKE UP CALL

    Early morning wake-up calls may be programmed through your telephone or booked through the Guest Service Centre. WI-FI Free Wi-Fi is available in all the rooms, restaurants and bars on the ground floor as well as at the pool area. Kindly ask at reception or contact the Guest Service Centre for login details.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    The above information is accurate and correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publishing. Noble Caledonia accepts no responsibility for any errors or omissions and none of the facilities or features of the hotel described herein which are not specifically described in our advertisements and on your holiday invoice as being included in your holiday price will be deemed to be included in your holiday package. If you would like further information about the hotel or about any of your holiday arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Music Venues

{MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}Palazzo De Piro

Palazzo de Piro is a 17th century Palazzo nestled in the bastion walls of the Medieval city of Mdina, Malta’s Silent City. In 1868, Alexander de Piro D’Amico Inguanez and his new wife Orsola took up residence here soon after their marriage. Orsola, as a great Maltese matriarch, managed both her family and considerable works of charity with energy and enthusiasm, and continued to do so after the untimely death of her devoted husband. Orsola’s son Giuseppe, who was born in the house, founded the Missionary Society of St Paul and is considered for sainthood. The Palazzo de Piro we know of now as an existing structure was originally three separate houses, the oldest parts of which date back to the second half of the 16th century. The emblem in what is now the main entrance hall indicates that they were built by Malta’s most famous architect Girolamo Cassar or his equally renowned son Vittorio.

{MEDIA GALLERY DEFAULT}Palazzo Parisio

The Marquis Giuseppe Scicluna bought Palazzo Parisio in 1898 and it is through him that the property received its greatest renovation which fortunately still survives till today largely in its original form. The Marquis Scicluna, a wealthy Maltese banker and merchant created a showcase for Maltese art which closes the eclectic style of the 19th century propagated by Italian artists on the island. Located in the heart of picturesque Naxxar, this stately home is a place of wonder that begs to be explored. On your visit you will discover the intricate nuances of Malta’s historic nobility and their enchanting way of life. Touring this stately home offers great insight and sparks the imagination – whether you find yourself seeking inspiration from the Grand Ballroom, the detailed Family Chapel or the fabulous walled Gardens and Orangery, you will find it.

Travelling with You

  • London Festival Opera

    London Festival Opera

    We are delighted to be joined by London Festival Opera on many of our tours and cruises. We have long been associated with London Festival Opera and each year our music themed cruises grow in popularity. London Festival Opera have achieved a considerable reputation for presenting opera in palaces, castles, country houses, theatres, concert halls, embassies and private homes and gardens. Recent engagements have been throughout the UK, Europe and as far afield as Barbados, Marrakech and Moscow.

    Particular attention is given to the design and quality of our costumes which are as authentic as possible. Whether it is a period evening dress, such as Regency or Victorian to enhance a gala performance or a full production, the costumes will be of the highest quality and style.

    Bringing together artists from the major British opera companies including the Royal Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the company has a considerable reputation and has appeared in some of the world's leading venues including as a guest company in one of the Italy's greatest opera houses, La Fenice in Venice.

    London Festival Opera will be on the following tour dates: 12 to 18 October 2019

Also of Interest


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Opera & Gardens in the Kingdom of Kerry

A six night escorted visit to the beautiful Parknasilla Resort with an optional pre-tour train journey aboard the luxurious Belmond Grand Hibernian

Parknasilla Hotel
Parknasilla Hotel

Itinerary at a glance

  • Cork, Ireland
  • Derreen Gardens & Beara Peninsula
  • Derrynane House & Kenmare
  • Lakes of Killarney & Muckross House
  • Parknasilla Resort
  • Garnish Island & Bantry House
  • Cork

Music in Seville

A week of music, history and culture with London Festival Opera

Hotel Vincci la Rabida
Hotel Vincci la Rabida

Itinerary at a glance

  • Huelva
  • Jerez
  • Cordoba
  • Necropolis

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Tours 1 - 2 of 2

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