Rosselli - AX Privilege

A Baroque palazzo with high design

Classic Baroque architecture meets contemporary aesthetics at Rosselli - AX Privilege, a luxury boutique hotel in Malta’s capital, Valletta. Set in the former 17th-century home of a noble goldsmith — known by locals as Casa Rosselli-Massa — the hotel has reimagined its timeless beauty with opulent accents, like bold wallpaper, colored marble and warm wood furnishings. The elegant modernity continues in each of the one-of-a-kind 25 rooms and suites.

Culinary offerings are also a cut above. AX Privilege has three dining options, including the heralded fine-dining restaurant Under Grain (as in grain of the cloth, not the food), helmed by local celebrity chef Victor Borg. There are two other onsite eateries with unforgettable alfresco dining views along with a private room to share special moments or executive meetings.

Upon arrival, you receive a glass of prosecco and a Rosselli - AX Privilege card with plenty of perks, from complimentary access to sister property AX The Palace’s spa to complimentary museum tickets and private shopping excursions. But there are plenty of in-hotel diversions, too, from the plunge pool to the rooftop bar.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Each of the rooms is striking and uniquely decorated in black, white and gray hues. Furnishings look like they were curated by the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Valletta’s most popular attractions — such as Grand Master’s Palace, Fort St. Elmo and St. John’s Co-Cathedral — are within a five-minute walk from AX Privilege. For sightseeing, the boutique hotel’s central location is unbeatable.
  • Make sure to book a dinner at Under Grain. It’s one of the top fine-dining restaurants in the archipelago. Inspired by classic French fare, the menu features just-caught fish and farm-raised meats with Mediterranean flair. Grain Street is another option, a contemporary spot serving Mediterranean flavors.
  • For breathtaking cityscapes that span to the sea, the Malta hotel’s rooftop garden and lounge, Over Grain, is an incredible summertime spot for a sundowner.
  • Take advantage of the private shopping experiences offered by the luxury hotel. You can shop with local designer Stephanie Borg and even get a complimentary gift.

Things to Know

  • If R&R is your goal, book one of the three wellness rooms that include a sauna.
  • For a special harbor tour, reserve a culinary cruise with the concierge.
  • For optimal privacy, book a Three Herons Suite, where you can enjoy a lounge area and separate sleeping quarters via a dramatic spiral staircase.
  • Book a wedding or event at the hotel for complimentary personalized privileges and access to a prized list of vendors that will ensure your day lives up to your dream.

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Getting There
Merchant Street, Valletta, VLT 1174, Malta
NeighborhoodCity Center
MLA (10-18 min)  
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