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Valletta Lucente, Valletta

Upscale B&B within walking distance of Upper Barrakka Gardens

  • Free WiFi
$175 CAD

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20A, Saint Lucia's Street, Valletta, Malta, Malta
  • Mary Ellen and Charles are the most amazing hosts. They arranged taxi transfers for us,…

    Mar. 11, 2019

  • The owners were lovely and very helpful. They put alot of love into their fun and quirky…

    Oct. 10, 2018

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning

Feel at home

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Coffee/tea maker

What’s around

  • Grand Harbour - 1 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Malta Experience - 6 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 7 min walk
  • Fort St. Elmo - 10 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Double Room, Balcony
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Premium Duplex, 1 Double Bed, City View
  • Penthouse, Terrace, Sea View
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Penthouse
  • Premium Duplex
  • Room
  • Suite
  • Deluxe Suite


20A, Saint Lucia's Street, Valletta, Malta, Malta
  • Grand Harbour - 1 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 5 min walk

What’s around


  • Grand Harbour - 1 min walk
  • Upper Barrakka Gardens - 4 min walk
  • Lower Barrakka Gardens - 5 min walk
  • Malta Experience - 6 min walk
  • Sliema Ferry - 7 min walk
  • Fort St. Elmo - 10 min walk
  • Balluta Bay - 31 min walk
  • Sliema Promenade - 32 min walk
  • Saint Julian's Bay - 35 min walk
  • Merchant Street Market - 1 min walk
  • St George's Beach - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

Getting around

  • Malta Intl. Airport (MLA) - 19 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance


  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • No onsite parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Elevator

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian
  • Maltese

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Valletta Lucente B&B
  • Lucente B&B
  • Valletta Lucente Malta
  • Valletta Lucente Valletta
  • Valletta Lucente Bed & breakfast
  • Valletta Lucente Bed & breakfast Valletta

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 20.00 per vehicle (one way)


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • Destination fee: EUR 0.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Valletta Lucente does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Legligin (3-min walk), Papannis (3-min walk), and Asti Guesthouse (3-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 20.00 per vehicle one way.
  • No, this bed & breakfast doesn't have a casino, but Dragonara Casino (8-min drive) is nearby.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect stay in Valletta

    Mary-Ellen & Charles, Thank you for a beautiful stay. You were the perfect hosts. Thoughtful renovation to a historical building conveniently located in the Old City Center. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Valletta Lucente and hope to visit again soon! Nancy & Sam

    nancy, 4 night romance trip, Sep. 22, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We had a fabulous time in Valletta and being in the centre was a big plus. The room we stayed in was brilliant. Very old building with many intersting designs - certainly nothing like the big chain hotels. And the view from the terrace at the top cant be beaten. The owners were brilliant, friendly and always willing to help. I cant recommend this guest house more - it was perfevt for us.

    Phil, 6 night trip, Oct. 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We like everyting, owners, staff, breakfast, room decor, location.

    Andrzej, 8 night trip, Aug. 31, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Perfect--Don't stay anywhere else

    Wow, is all I can say. Perfect location, excellent service, and the rooms were amazing. I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Valletta.

    3 night trip, Jan. 16, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Beautiful building, but needs improvements

    This hotel could be amazing.  There are a few major issues.  The location is great.  The rooms are beautiful.  The bedding and towels are 5 star.  The problems...breakfast was terrible.  Very little hot water.  And why no bathroom doors?!  We stayed in two different rooms (more on that later), and neither had a bathroom door.  We are a loving couple, but a couple who like some level of privacy.   We stayed in the top floor room, which is three levels.  The first floor is the toilet, and sinks.  Spiral staircase up to an outdoor patio (huge and beautiful, even with no view).  Another round of spiral staircase to the bedroom.  The shower is in the bedroom.  Up the spiral staircase again to the huge top floor patio, with a stupendous view of the water.  Amazing.  The shower featured two rain-shower heads.  Which would have been wonderful, but there isn't enough hot water for one person to take a shower, let alone two.  There are no nightlights, so if you have to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, you risk life and limb or you have to turn on the lights.  On our second night the mosquitoes came.  We have traveled around the world, and mosquitoes can be an issue in many places.  But we must have killed about 30.  No sleep what so ever.  We checked the windows and the doors and couldn't figure out where they were coming from.  Finally, at about 6am we found a window, hidden behind a plant on the stairway.  No window pane.  Just an open window.  We got no sleep and request

    sarah, 4 night trip, Dec. 17, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic charming find in top area near it all

    We splurged and stayed in one of the top suites with a roof deck. Actually, we had TWO roof decks! Very nice location and nice views. But be careful, there is a narrow spiral staircase that may be scary for older guests inside the room that you'll need to navigate to get to bedroom area.

    charlie, 1 night trip, Dec. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My friend and I had a lovely stay at Valletta Lucente. The view from our balcony was amazing, breakfast was such a great spread, and the staff was so kind and always happy to answer our questions. We'd be very happy to return someday!

    1 night trip with friends, Dec. 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Have enabled the feel of Malta wirh superbly, friendly and charming character of this 400 year old buildong. The staff are great, very helpful with the convenience of staying in the heart of Valenta. A 5 rating from me and would definitively recommend Lucente as a place of choice.

    Wayne, 2 night trip, Dec. 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fantastic location and central. Great hotel, lovely room. The selection at breakfast would be my only gripe. Some pastries would have been good!

    3 night trip, Nov. 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A rare gem antique and boutique chic!

    This is more than a hotel. It’s a 450 year old palazzio with every room redone in a unique and fabulous way filled with antiques but modern and chic at the same time. The owner, Charlie, and receptionist, Sunita, are charming and welcoming. The hotel is on a quiet pedestrian street. Write to Charlie and he will arrange pick-up at the airport (€20). We left before breakfast but Sunita left us a wonderful selection of her home made pastries and several pieces of fruit. Valletta is so beautiful and so easily walkable. This is the perfect lodging. One last note: Charlie has a shop in the lobby where he sells unique and one of a kind pottery hand painted by his 23 artists. You’ll definitely want to check that out. We purchased a fabulous piece and we’re lucky enough to meet the artist. Don’t miss this place. We were treated to a tour of several rooms. Spring for the penthouse with its outdoor patio and views of the Grand Harbor!

    Cathy, 1 night trip, Nov. 22, 2019

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