The Valletta Vintage vacation apartments combine retro and contemporary elements. They are the perfect accommodation for the architecture- and design-conscious traveler.
How would you describe Casa Ellul in a nutshell?l
Casa Ellul is more than a small luxury hotel in Valletta, Malta. It is a home where we want our guests to feel comfortable. Our décor is unlike that of standard hotels. It is very cozy and welcoming.
Please tell us a bit about the history of Casa Ellul.
The house has been in the family since the early 1800s. 1837 is printed on our logo, as that was the year the company was founded. Originally wine merchants, at that time the family was well known in Valletta.
When the current owners inherited the house, they decided to turn it into the small luxury hotel it is today. They also own a café in the center of Valletta to which they often invite the hotel guests as well.
How long would you recommend to stay in Malta?
If our guests have three or four days they can get a good taste of what Malta has to offer, but they would not be able to see everything within that time. Therefore, I would say that you need at least four days. One day for a visit to Gozo, the sister island, which can be reached by ferry. Another day for Valletta. One day to see the old capital and another day to visit Marsaxlokk, a nearby fisherman’s village with a beautiful market and restaurants.
Our guests might also want to visit the Three Cities to see a number of museums like the Inquisitor’s Palace and the Marine Museum. Also, there are fascinating prehistoric temples as well as the Mosta Dome and the Dingli Cliffs.
There’s a beautiful restaurant in Mdina called the de Mondion Restaurant. Even though that restaurant is part of a competitor’s hotel, we want to recommend it as the cuisine is fantastic and it offers a beautiful view, especially on a summer’s night.
And what about the beaches in Malta?
The sandy beaches are all in the north of malta and can be reached in about half an hour by car.
There is a beautiful rocky beach nearby which is mostly frequented by locals. It is only a few steps away from the hotel and there our guests can dive right into the clear blue water. We provide pool towels to be taken to the beaches.