Iniala Harbour House

A sleek, bold boutique stay


Malta’s Iniala Harbour House is actually four side-by-side historical houses in Valletta, a city on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Overlooking the stunning Grand Harbour at St. Barbara Bastion, this boutique hotel by Iniala Group offers 23 uniquely designed accommodations — from sprawling suites with kitchenettes and plunge pools to cozy rooms with epic harbor views from your bathtub. And despite the buildings that date back to the 1600s, all of the accommodations have sleek, modern design punctuated with bold art and sculptures. Located on the rooftop, ION Harbour, the hotel’s flagship restaurant by notable chef Alex Dilling, is a local favorite for haute cuisine. Essensi spa, within the hotel’s ancient vaults (similar to a stone wine cellar), offers an extensive treatment menu, a heated pool, a sauna and a relaxation room that provides utter tranquility.

Our Inspector’s Highlights

  • Iniala Harbour’s panoramic vistas can’t be beat, from the front-row seat of the Grand Harbour to all three of Malta’s main cities.
  • Heated floors, custom-made furnishings, an amalgamation of modern-meets-Maltese classic interior design and wonderful terraces are just a few of the memorable features of this Valletta hotel.
  • For foodies, savoring a five- or seven-course tasting menu at ION Harbour while watching the sun set on the water is bomba, as the Maltese say.
  • A highly trained staff and a head butler are at the ready throughout your stay for your every whim.
  • Like a place you’d imagine Romeo and Juliet holding secret rendezvous, the Malta hotel’s ancient vaults are magical. The best way to enjoy one of these vaults is a soak in the spa’s indoor pool.

Things to Know

  • Iniala has its own yacht that you can charter through the Maltese islands while lunching on a fabulous feast.
  • For a private plunge pool and the best view of the Grand Harbour, book a suite in the Grand Residences building.
  • A portion of your hotel bill at this luxury hotel in Malta is donated to Inspirasia Foundation, a nonprofit supporting marginalized communities.
  • Located in one of the historic vaults inside the hotel, there’s an around-the-clock lounge and bar with fantastic Maltese wines and classic cocktails. Check with the concierge for the bar’s special events, like wine tastings.


24-hour Room Service
Meeting Rooms
House Car
Pet Friendly
Babysitting Services
Fitness Classes
Indoor Pool

Health Security


Getting There

10 St. Barbara Bastion, Valletta, Malta