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Located in Birgu, Locanda La Gelsomina is by the sea and minutes from Malta at War Museum and Norman House. This 4-star guesthouse is within close proximity of Malta Maritime Museum and Fort St. Angelo.


Make yourself at home in one of the 4 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with onsite massages or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. This guesthouse also features complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at a coffee shop/café serving guests of Locanda La Gelsomina.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Locanda La Gelsomina
3 Triq il-Kunsill Popolari
Birgu, 1131 Malta


5.0 Excellent 69 Reviews
Amazing Experience
Reviewed 1 month ago

Excellent boutique hotel with fantastic service and a great experience. Close to the tourist sites and the marina. Getting the boat to Valletta is very easy with great views along the way. Would recommend 100%!

Relaxing stay, away from the crowds
Reviewed 3 months ago

Locanda La Gelsomina is a luxurious, yet cozy Asian themed B&B in a historic building. Our room was clean and very well maintained. We especially liked the information we got ahead of our trip and help in organizing certain activities.
The location is perfect if you prefer to stay away from the crowds. There are some very good restaurants nearby, which can be reached in a few minutes by foot. Valletta can be easily reached by ferry. In general, an ideal base to explore Malta.
Suggestions for improvement: The "theft proof" hangers and wall-mounted hair drier seemed a bit out of place. Furthermore, we'd expected a wider range of toiletries, such as conditioner or cotton buds, as we usually travel rather light.
That said, we would return to Locanda La Gelsomina and recommend staying there if you value a smaller place off the beaten track.

Worth 7/5 - truly excellent hosting
Reviewed 3 months ago

I was sad to leave La Locanda Gelsomina as Rossella did her very best to create a home from home. She considerately took care of every detail for my sister and I - over 30 emails were exchanged in preparation for our trip, tours were arranged, yoga lessons and spa sessions organised and dinners were reserved. The property is wonderful - do take care to use the closet and not get limestone on your clothes. The food was lovely and the rooms were cleaned daily. The yoga break with Szilvia was wonderful and we look forward to being return guests.

A Diamond Hidden In Birgu
Reviewed 10 months ago

When you walk in at Locanda La Gelsomina your senses are peacefully transformed into a magic of old world sophistication and romantic historic charm. This beautifully historic bed and breakfast hotel boutique is perfectly managed by family members who hold true to heart what it means to run a family bed and breakfast. Marcella, who is the owner has put her heart and soul into making this boutique hotel a paradise nestled peacefully amongst the limestone buildings of Birgu. Our Suite was nicely accommodating and We especially looked forward to breakfast every morning which was always so beautifully and exceptionally prepared. Marcella's homemade jams would simply make you go back to visit and give her a big hug. She is a lovely woman. Rosella, Marcella's daughter is a breath of fresh air when staying here and visiting Malta. She is a beacon of knowledge of the entire Island. She went well beyond her means of professionalism acting as concierge extraordinaire by helping us plan multiple day trips all over Malta and as well as recommending the best restaurants for lunch and dinner. Our visit would not have been as adventurous and meaningful without her helping us plan our daily day trips. We absolutely felt right at home at Locanda La Gelsomina and we will definitely be planning on returning. We highly recommend this romantic hidden diamond in Birgu.

Fabulous Stay
Reviewed 10 months ago

An absolutely fabulous stay. Within walking distance of ferry or bus to Valletta. Rosella is a delightful hostess. Very quiet location in old city with beautiful small winding streets. A truly scrumptious breakfast. Restaurants and wine bars close by. Most definitely recommend this 5 star Boutique accommodation.