Locanda La Gelsomina, Birgu, Malta

A luxury boutique hotel where East meets West. Tucked away in the heart of the ancient hamlet of Birgu, Locanda La Gelsomina features four 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 have been handpicked during travel and over time.

Each of the four spacious and well-appointed suites feature dazzling furnishings, luxury bed linens and towels, private bathrooms, TV, air-conditioning, tea-making facilities and WiFi internet access.

Step into the jewel-box concept boutique store and discover interesting trinkets and unique furnishings from far and wide. Purchase everything from antique Burmese lacquerware and Tibetan cabinets to perfumed saari cushions and throws. Open to both in-house guests and passing visitors, the magical teahouse is devoted to serving only the finest collection of handcrafted, award-winning organic Bellocq tea blends and homemade treats.

Offering you a quiet space where you may gently nourish your body, mind and soul, Locanda La Gelsomina regularly holds unique yoga and wellness escapes guided by open-hearted, grounded yogis and holistic therapies experts.

Location and Transfers

Locanda La Gelsomina is located in the historical heart of this Mediterranean isle. The resort is also located in the centre Of Birgu, rich in culture and history. Just a 5-minute sail from Birgu, is Valletta which is a treasure trove of baroque architectural gems and history.


Suite One – this spacious suite features a private alcove with a double bed, a unique balcony overlooking the historical University and dazzling antique furnishings.

Suite Two – this twin suite comes complete with a cozy living quarter bedecked with one-of-a-kind antique furnishings and a show-stopping Maltese chandelier. A luxury double walk-in shower also accommodates this suite.

Suite Three – escpae the frenetic buzz of the world outside and step into your private zen terrace amidst the nature. the twin suite mixes eye catching walls with age-old local traditional furnishings. A modern bathroom with a double walk-in shower and double sinks making this suite perfect for couples.

Suite Four – perched on the top floor, this light-filled double suite overlooks the historical neighbourhood and provides lofty views of the Annunciation Church nearby. Antique Mongolian and Maltese treasures are effortlessly mixed together to create a unique ambience.


Gourmet Breakfast – local delicacies, organic homemade jams, and fresh, seasonal ingredients all feature in the daily spread, and the offerings may be tailored to suit particular dietary allergies and intolerances upon request.

Facilities and Activities

In-House Massages

Private Yoga

Countryside Walks

Japanese Zen Sound Ceremony

Customised Island Explorations

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MON – FRI    9:00 AM – 5.30 PM 
SAT               10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 
SUN              CLOSED


TEL: 01753 653 646

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