The Valletta Vintage vacation apartments combine retro and contemporary elements. They are the perfect accommodation for the architecture- and design-conscious traveler.
Casa Ellul offers a very intimate, caring atmosphere. We look after our guests as if they were family members.
Great location, walking distance to all that Valletta has to offer.
Very personalized service with great recommendations to make your stay perfect.
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.
Every suite of the hotel is different, some are very classical and others are majestic and have a balcony. Some rooms also have a fireplace, which always creates a very comfortable atmosphere.
Suite 3, for example, is quite cozy, bathed in white and blue, and a wonderful room to stay in for a couple on their honeymoon.
Suites 5, 6, 7 and 8 are very different in their set-up and design. The architectural style is called brutal, which is very raw and industrial. The suites, except Suite 5, all have terraces, which are perfect for breakfast and offer beautiful views of the Valletta rooftops and harbor.
The décor at the hotel is contemporary, mixing the old original furniture with modern pieces. Casa Elllul offers the best of both worlds.
The rich soft furnishings that adorn this room at Casa Ellul are warm and welcoming. Charming features within the room include a luxurious Capri King size Etna grey bed, a cosy seating area consisting of two ochre yellow Ritchie armchairs, a gorgeously restored antique wardrobe and a magnificent print depicting the Virgin Mother and Valletta roof tops by Ritty Tacsum.
Suite 1 also enjoys luxurious signature bed linen and pretty courtyard views from the balconies. Complimenting this room is a unique orange coloured glazed partition which leads to a spacious walk in shower/wet room. The room is equipped with a flat screen television, boxed into a unique designed vintage style set. This room is a quiet room as well as wheelchair accessible.
A quiet twin deluxe suite at Casa Ellul with both bath and shower ensuite facilities. Two French blue brushed cotton Bovary armchairs lie within the bathroom, which in turn boasts of splendid bianco carrara and grigio bardigliomarble cladding and also has two porcelain wash hand basins. The bath room is supplied with Tubes towel warmers and a luxurious hidrobox bath tub which is equipped with Gessi mixers.
Whilst the bedroom floor is inlayed with expertly restored authentic Maltese floor tiles. The room has pretty courtyard views from the balconies and also enjoys luxurious signature bed linen including snug bathrobes. Ritty Tacsum has another remarkable piece of art displayed in this suite portraying the nativity scene and Maltese balconies opposite which one finds a local antique grand wardrobe.
This fresh and serene junior suite at Casa Ellul consists of a naturally bright lit bedroom enjoying a king size bed with an ensuite bath and shower facilities.
A striking wallpaper once again custom made by Ritty Tacsum adorns the Frammenti mosaic cladded shower and basin cubicle; highlighting Valletta’s breathtaking roof tops. Thus depicting Maltese scenic views and adding charm to this historical bedroom and lounge setting. Enjoy stunning views of the majestic Carmelite church facade from the comfort of your bath whilst looking out of the original Maltese traditional wooden balcony or snuggle into your suite’s very own Scuba Blue Ritchie armchairs in the separate lounge area and sip on a cup of tea.
This quarter is perfect to curl up, watch an old movie or even better read a good book and just relax after a day of sightseeing. Both the luxurious bed linen fabric and the calming colour schemes add to the sumptuous comfort of your personal space whilst away from home.
A spacious and quiet twin deluxe suite at Casa Ellul enjoying high ceilings and intricate warm coloured restored Maltese original floor tiles. Yet another exceptional Ritty Tacsum panoramic wall paper feature drapes the walls of the shower ensuite facilities. The shower consisting of Frammenti mosaic cladding by also has Gessi mixers and a Tubes towel warmer.
This suite enjoys luxurious soft bed linen and has pretty courtyard views from the balconies. This room has the possibility of being interconnected to Suite 5 ideal for families travelling with kids or a group of friends. A gorgeous lime green Ritchie sofa stands out and adds a classic style to the room.
The grand suite at Casa Ellul forms part of the palazzo’s ‘piano nobile’. This stately suite enjoys a king size bed with an intricately designed wrought iron headrest behind which the original traditional fireplace lies together with a cantilevered marble wash hand basin which was designed and manufactured specifically for this suite; the shape was carved out of a large bianco carrara marble block. The shower facilities are also wisely concealed behind the glazed curved partition in a satin finish, allowing privacy but also taking advantage of the room’s natural lighting.
This room also benefits from a Hidrobox bath tub purposely placed in the traditional Maltese balcony, to take advantage of the exclusive view of the Carmelite Church’s architecture with its grand facade standing only five metres across. Moreover, great views of Valletta’s narrow Old Theatre street can be enjoyed from the tall window.
The Piano Nobile Suite is well lit due to its large apertures flooding the room with daylight and is also very well-ventilated due to its soaring ceilings.
Located on the top most floor this newly constructed duplex suite at Casa Ellul does not form part of the old house. In contrast to the lower suites contemporary finishes and materials were used for both the shower room and bedroom.
The furniture was kept basic and minimal however another stunning piece of art by Ritty Tacsum takes centre place above the bed in this room; this time depicting Senglea as seen from Valletta.
Flos Romeo Babe light fittings with a fabric finish offer a softer touch to the suites. Upon entering the room a low ceiling area is dedicated to the walk in shower facilities whilst the sleeping area is situated exactly on top of the shower. The showers are equipped with modern Gessi fixtures and a Tubes towel warmer too.
A skylight over a double volume space is situated exactly over the the shower area. This cubicle is also visible from the staircase as one ascends to the bedroom or terrace. To the left of the bed lies a louvered door which leads out onto a terrace. An opaque glazed partition was introduced to the terrace for guest’s privacy.
Situated on what was previously the house’s roof, the newly constructed duplex suite at Casa Ellul enjoys panoramic views from its high perched private terrace and Jacuzzi.
This room is accessed from a covered external corridor which overlooks the courtyard and opens up into a common semi-public sun terrace. Designed in a way to offer and accommodate an intimate porch for each suite. In contrast to the traditional rooms located in the original part of the home contemporary finishes and modern materials were used for this suite.
This contemporary newly constructed suite is also set on the top floor of Casa Ellul.
The furniture in this suite is simple, but the Camilleri Paris Mode fabricated custom curtains add warmth to these otherwise austere room. A corridor was formed from concrete-finished partitions which directs the guests immediately towards the terrace. This same corridor also separates the sleeping area from the bathroom facilities.
The actual suite is separated from the terrace by means of a large aperture made of soft pastel coloured double-leaf glazed doors and louvered panels. When closed, the louvered doors allow shade and privacy; when opened they allow the elevated terrace to become one with the sleeping area.
Conveniently located on the first floor this distinct suite is the newest addition to the existing structure of the hotel. Majestic blend of both historical charm of the traditional house and modern elegance it sets a great ambience for cosmopolitan getaway atmosphere. Named after the street hotel opens its door to, Old Theatre Suite faces the iconic Basilica of Our Lady of Mount Carmel giving a unique opportunity to benefit from the side views of the harbour from its balcony and be in the centre of vibrant city life. This stylish and elegant suite consist of sun-kissed bright toned bedroom enjoying a king size bed and private glamorous shower facilities adding a luxurious touch to the suite.
Casa Ellul offers a very intimate, caring atmosphere. We look after our guests as if they were family members. We make sure to always be available to our guests and stay in touch with them throughout their stay. We want to know what our guests like so that we can take care of them in the best way possible.
Providing a personal touch is what truly makes the difference between a luxury hotel and a home. For example, during Christmas time our guests might receive a handwritten letter from me to welcome them.
The rooms have all the facilities our guests might require such as a safe, coffee-making facilities, an iron and more. We provide our guests with bathrobes, slippers and small necessities such as sewing kits. In the bathrooms they will find products by Duck Island, which are environmentally friendly. All of the rooms have a TV, AC, Wi-Fi access, and fully stocked mini bars.
We offer breakfast and can accommodate special requests like soy or rice milk, or even Himalayan salt. Breakfast, a Continental buffet, is offered from 7 to 10:30am. We also have a chef available if our guests would like other food besides what is part of the buffet.
There’s so much history within not even five mins from the hotel, such as Teatru Manoel, the Grandmaster’s Palace, and St. Johns Co-Cathedral. I would definitely recommend a visit to the Hypogeum, an underground prehistoric temple. As it is a very popular tourist attraction we always try to help our guests with getting tickets for it.
There is Casa Rocca Piccola, a beautiful noble house in Valletta owned by the Marquis de Piro. If guests want to visit, we can try to arrange for the Marquis himself to show them around.
A highlight of Valletta is to take a photo from the upper Barrakka Gardens. The garden is nothing spectacular, but the view is absolutely worth it. From there you can see the Three Cities in front of you, which were built before the 15th century.
The grand harbour in Valletta is very interesting historically as it is a natural harbor and yet there are enormous fortifications that were originally built up by slaves. You can take a glass lift from up there down to the harbor and the waterfront.
Malta’s Valletta has three main roads. One is Republic Street, on its right is Merchant Street and on its left is Old Bakery, which is only one street away from us. The best restaurants are located on Old Bakery, not even five mins away from our hotel.
Straight Street, the former red light district, has been turned into a beautiful quiet location with many small wine bars. It is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a bottle of wine in a peaceful atmosphere.
We can proudly say that as one of the most centrally located hotels in Valletta, the placement of Casa Ellul is perfect. The main streets are all within walking distance, but far enough so that our guests are not disturbed by noise.
In my opinion spring and autumn are the best times to visit Malta. It is less crowded during that time and neither too hot nor too cold. That would be from the end of March until beginning of July as well as from September to November.
The summers in Malta are very hot and the island is full of locals and tourists. During December and January the climate is usually very mild.
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