The hotel is located within 5 minutes of both the sea and the town of Sliema, which offers bars, restaurants and a great shopping centre. Nearby guests can also experience some great views of the Marsamxett Harbour, with its picturesque Manoel Island and an imposing Valletta as a backdrop. The town of Mdina can be reached in 40 minutes by public transport. The nearest public transport connection is 3 m from the hotel and Malta International Airport is just 10 kms away. The hotel is a jewel of classical and historical value, and has a rich history dating back to the golden era of the 19th Century. Established in 1865 and fully renovated in 2006, the hotel has an architectural influence of the high Victorian period. This air-conditioned hotel offers 95 comfortable and spacious bedrooms and provides guests with a range of facilities and services.