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Rosselli, Valletta

Rosselli, Valletta, Malta

Historic Hotel


Short description

Panoramic skyline views, Michelin starred dining, and a restored palazzo dating back to the 1600s


Recommended for:
City-break | Food & wine | History & culture | Short break

Located in the historic quarter of Valletta, with views of the Mediterranean Sea, and a 5-minute walk to St John's Co-Cathedral.

Casa Rosselli-Massa was built in and was the 17th-century home of wealthy goldsmith, philanthropist and Knight of Malta Don Pietro Rosselli and his wife Alusietta Massa. Now a blend of renaissance and baroque, restored to its original elegance and sophistication. The house combines history with contemporary design. On the renewed façade, the Rosselli coat of arms sits proudly above the main doorway. 


The boutique property has just 25 luxurious designer suites, with five types of rooms. The ultra-modern rooms have been constructed within the building. Each room is different but there’s quite a bit of striking black, white and grey, set off by large-print wallpapers. The Maruzzo Comfort Rooms are named after the heir to the family fortunes whilst the Mezza Croce Deluxe Rooms are named after the half cross badge bestowed upon Pietro Rosselli by the Order of St John. Furthermore, the Alusietta Superior Rooms and Don Pietro Executive Rooms are named after the former owners. The unique 1634 suite, referencing the year the Rosselli-Massas got married, features a lounge and interconnected bedrooms.


Breakfast is served in Grain Street, start the day with a delicious continental breakfast featuring items from the boulangerie, viennoiserie and pastry section. This street-side restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner and uses Mediterranean flavours set in a contemporary style combining premium ingredients brought together to create culinary gems. Indulge in small plate cuisine or Pranzo Espresso, perfect for a quick lunch in the capital, or alternatively, the a la carte dinner menu. 

The star of the show is Under Grain, the MICHELIN-starred restaurant offering a classic experience with a modern twist in an intimate atmosphere, with culinary masterpieces served by Executive Chef Victor Borg. Classic dishes have been reinvented into contemporary works of art, meticulously weaving seasonal and premium ingredients together.

On the rooftop an oasis with sweeping views of Valletta, Over Grain offers a menu of handcrafted cocktails and fresh bites. This seasonal cocktail lounge set atop the palazzo. Leave the crowds behind, and soak up the relaxing atmosphere in a deckchair, high above the domes with panoramic views of the skyline


On the rooftop level is a plunge pool. Relax by the water’s edge or bask in the warm Mediterranean sun with a good book or magazine, taking in impeccable views.

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