AX The Saint John Boutique

A historic boutique hotel

AX The Saint John Boutique embraces Malta’s history. It resides in a 17th-century townhouse, which was once a merchant’s home and shop, and is also close to downtown Valletta, the island country’s capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 21 rooms at this Malta hotel perfectly combine luxury and style as well a bit of history with black-and-white photos of Valletta’s past and old-fashioned Bakelite-style telephones with push buttons. Next door to AX The Saint John is the hotel’s Cheeky Monkey Gastropub, open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Menu highlights include smoked salmon and Monkey Nibbles — gourmet mini-burgers.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The Comfort Quad accommodation option makes group travel easy, with space for four people and a charming view of the hotel's courtyard.
  • The hotel's amenities, like complimentary breakfast and Dolce Gusto coffee machines in the rooms, appeal to both business and leisure travelers.
  • Architectural features like the golden-hued limestone and robin's-egg-blue-painted shutters, along with the building's history as a former merchant's residence and shop root this boutique hotel with a keenly felt sense of place.
  • The hotel's restaurant The Cheeky Monkey serves gastro-pub-style food in a lively space specializing in mouthwatering burgers, shareable plates and unique beer cocktails.
  • The Superior Room boasts lofty ceilings and an enclosed wooden balcony hanging over the bustling, pedestrian-only Merchant Street.

Nearby Attractions

  • Steep yourself in the city's rich history with any of the nearby museums. The Palace Armoury, the Palace State Rooms and the immersive Malta 5D are just a short walk away.
  • The Malta hotel's location — just two minutes from Valletta's main square — puts you at the center of the town's action.
  • Spend an afternoon touring the Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s an iconic city landmark with its soaring dome prominently figuring into the skyline.
  • Take advantage of the easily walkable city and vibrant nightlife with a "tour" of the nearby bars with stops at both upscale cocktail establishments, like the Alchemy and the trendy Café Society, and more casual local favorites, like Tico-Tico.

Getting There
Merchant Street, Valletta, VLT 1174, Malta
NeighborhoodCity Center
MLA (10-16 min)  
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