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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
Worth 7/5 - truly excellent hosting
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 7 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 7 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.

Calm down!!
Reviewed 9 months ago

Despite charming building, if you want to be able to be calm I suggest you go elsewhere. the old lady really needs to calm down. You want people with a certain level at your hotel? learn the basics and don’t be aggressive. Such a shame that we couldn’t take a good memory home from this charming building. Stop waking people up at 9, stop jumping at our necks the moment we get inside from the hot weather outside to tell us that we should hurry up. Stop bothering your guests lady! Such a shame.... I will book another hotel next time.

Wonderful stay
Reviewed 11 months ago

We’ve just returned from a lovely holiday at Locanda La Gelsomina, a fabulously decorated four room hotel. The hosts were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble to make our stay special. We had some interesting chats too!

Our room (Suite 2) was beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. Breakfast was amazing, with delicious homemade preserves and cakes.

We hope to return soon.