Grand Hotel Excelsior is a true jewel
I spent one week at this hotel with my two wonderful children. We were welcomed with a smile. We had a stunning harbour view room. Maltese hospitality always seems to ensure that guests want for nothing during their stay. The staff were very nice, the ideal vacation stay in the middle of a city. Valetta, such a charm.
Keeping a balance
When choosing a hotel, I always make sure that there is a babysit service. I adore my littles. They are my sun, my moon, my star-lit skies. Yet some me-time is highly appreciated to be albe to keep up my positive vibes. So mums out there, always plan in a few hours here and there for some pampering : a hairdresser’s appointment and a spa treatment. We deserve it after all that hard work. Afterwards you feel stunning, relaxed and ready to be the great mum you want to be.
Dining out with kids in Malta
My children are used to going out for dinner with me at restaurants, and have been trained over the years to behave properly. As for the menu, my daughter will usually go for the children’s menu, sticking to safe dishes like chicken nuggets, pizza and so on. My son is more adventurous when it comes to tasting local dishes. He often asks for a half-portion of an adult dish instead. He will try anything, loves seafood, octopus, calamares, sushi… You name it, he’ll try it.
Malta’s sea and beaches
Not all beaches are sandy in Malta, so do check before – or stick to the pool. Our hotel had a private rocky bay onto the coast, which is best for older children, because these natural sea pools do not always have shallow areas for less-confident swimmers.
We went sightseeing and exploring the surroundings of Valetta in horse and cart.