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6 design hotels in Malta that will set your Instagram feed alight
Introducing some of Malta's hottest and most stylish digs for the design savvy.

Lisa Borain
The Saint John, Valletta
Formerly a merchant’s residence and shop, The Saint John has been elegantly converted into an intriguing setting. The building has been renovated to highlight its architectural features, while the furnishings are industrialesque, yet warm with a strong focus on guest comfort. Each room pays careful attention to detail, and each one offers a different design and layout. All the styles embody a playful mix of industrial and retro, open-plan spaces and total light control.
@thesaintjohnhotelmalta
Valletta Vintage, Valletta
Rather than a design hotel as such, these self-catering studios were established by illustrious local architect Chris Briffa. The collection grew from one small apartment to five, each housed in buildings older than a hundred years and spread around the city of Valletta and its harbour. The architect renovated the spaces with his elegant signature style - subtly integrating the traditional with the contemporary. 
@vallettavintage
Casa Ellul, Valletta
This boutique hotel focuses on luxury design within a Victorian-period palazzo. The hotel expresses a classically stylish design, drawing on a combination of past Baroque influences and contemporary comfort. Another project designed by Chris Briffa Architects, design with a respect to the past and location is reflected through details such as restored Maltese patterned tiles, walls soaked in art and plush, prestigious antiques, traditional Maltese wooden balconies and contemporary private terraces with stunning views. 
@casaellul
SU29 Boutique Hotel, Valletta
Luxury is paramount at SU29 Boutique Hotel, while the prices are reasonable considering the unique experience offered. The hotel's eight rooms are all different, mixing eclectic and whimsical design with comfort and elegance. Clever lighting, subtle colour tones, and floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular views of the surrounds are a few more design details to expect.  
@su29.malta
Palazzo Consiglia, Valletta
Designed by the Carlo Schembri Design Team, Palazzo Consiglia is a traditional Maltese townhouse converted into a modern boutique hotel situated at the heart of Valletta in St Ursula Street, surrounded by baroque buildings and key Valletta attractions. 
@palazzo_consiglia
Hugo's Boutique Hotel, Paceville
For those who are looking to be situated smack in the middle of Malta's entertainment district, Hugo’s Boutique Hotel offers a selection of 40 high-tech designer guest rooms and suites spread over eight floors, each with its own unique theme and distinctive character. The hotel embodies the area's restless energy, while still promising chic sensibility, ageless sophistication and complete tranquility. 
@hugosboutiquehotel

Lisa Borain
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Lisa Borain
Lisa is a copywriter/editor with an adventurous interest and penchant for all things Malta.

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