Built within a majestic 16th Palace, the Osborne Hotel is never going to be a hotel to offer accommodation based on today's modern designs. This lovely 3* boutique hotel has been created around a classic design offering guests comfort and elegance in a friendly atmosphere.
From the sun terrace on the rooftop of the hotel, guests can relax in the afternoon sun whilst enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour. For a really relaxing afternoon, try slipping into the jetted tub for a few minutes, whilst drinks are served in the rustic-style hotel bar. Further amenities include laundry facilities, currency exchange and a 24-hour front desk.
Attractions in the areas around the hotel
Valletta has many titles, all recalling its rich historical past. It is the “modern” city built by the Knights of St John; a masterpiece of the Baroque; a European Art City and a World Heritage City. Today, it is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.
The city is busy by day, yet retains a timeless atmosphere. The grid of narrow streets boasts some of Europe's finest artworks, churches and palaces.
Hosting a vast cultural programme, walking around Valletta you’ll come across an intriguing historical site around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafés, while Valletta’s main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewellery and much more.
Apart from a wide choice of famous and very popular heritage sites, Valletta also has many lovely gardens offering exceptional views over the harbours surrounding the capital city of Malta. From the upper and lower Barakka gardens, there are wonderful panoramic views of the Grand harbour and the '3 cities' of Senglea, Vittoriosa and Kalkara. From the gardens of Hastings on the opposite side of Valletta, you can sit and relax whilst enjoying the views of Floriana and Marsamxett harbour.
Gardens of Valletta: