The exquisite Xara Palace is hidden away in the ancient walled city of Mdina, a unique 17th century palazzo with Relais and Chateaux status, brimming with style and elegance, gastronomic Michelin starred cuisine and panoramic views over Malta.
Magical position in the ‘Silent City’ of Mdina – a converted 17th century palazzo with stunning panoramic views over the countryside
Sedate elegance bursting with a unique style brimming with history and charm
Be wowed by the magical location, forming part of the bastion walls that surround the former capital of Malta
Revel in the sublime boutique restaurants with a diverse range of gastronomic experiences, including the Michelin starred de Mondion restaurant
When to visit
Enter through the grand main gate of the city to reach The Xara Palace Boutique Hotel is the only hotel located within the walls of the Silent City of Mdina enjoying unparalleled views of the beautiful Maltese countryside. Mdina's monuments, museums and Roman villas are just a few steps away from the property and it is a twenty-minute drive from Valletta.
Blue Grotto Private Boat Experience
Enjoy a private boat experience through the Blue Grotto in Malta - a series of sea caverns that will highlight the beautiful waters in the area.
Classic car to Mdina
Buckle up and enjoy the ride! The owners of these classic cars will drive you in style to the old walled city of Mdina for your evening explorations.
Explore Mdina the Silent City by night
Prepare to be struck by the beautifully eerie narrow streets, towering medieval architecture and panoramic views from the ancient walled city of Mdina. Any GoT fans with be lucky enough to see several areas used to film for the series, recognising the gates immediately.
Grand Harbour Water Taxi to the Three Cities
Step on board a traditional Maltese boat (Dghajsa) at the steps of the Old Custom House at the base of the Barrakka Gardens.
Mdina Private Palace Visit
One of Mdina's nicknames it Citta Nobile and it's no wonder. Noble families have occupied Mdina well before the Knights of St. John arrived in Malta. With just a couple of knocks on the door, you will enter to find more than just a home.
Pastizzi Making Experience
Wow what an experience to devour, an age-old tradition in the hands of master baker Gulinu. Watch the master baker at work making the Maltese traditional daily snack, pastizzi.
Rustic Farmer's lunch on a Private Olive Grove
Direct from the farmers and straight to your plate. Enjoy a wonderful farmer's lunch coupled by an exploration of an olive grove hidden away on a tranquil homestead.
St John's Co-Cathedral
Soak up the wonderful St John’s Co-Cathedral with your private guide as you tour this exceptional building in the centre of Valletta.
St John's Co-Cathedral - Exclusive Private Afterhours Visit and Caravaggio Viewing
Leave the crowds behind and enjoy a private afterhours visit to this exceptional Cathedral in the centre of Valletta.
Upper Barrakka Gardens
Overlooking the vast natural Grand Harbour of Malta, the Upper Barrakka Gardens offer one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Valletta and the Three Cities.