- Located in the cultural heart of Valetta.
- Beautifully appointed and designed suites.
- Historic and local roots in the community.
- Great service team.
Casa Ellul in Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage City, is steeped in history. The home on Old Theatre Street has housed the same family since it was bought in 1837 by Vincenzo Formosa. His daughter married wine and spirit merchant Fortunato Ellul and the rest is history. Today, the heritage family home has been converted into a luxurious boutique hotel by Fortunato’s great-grandsons Matthew and Andrew Ellul who also still run the family’s wine and spirit business.
There are only eight Suites at the Casa Ellul which have been styled with great care. Every fabric swatch, polished tile, and stick of furniture were handpicked by the Ellul family to achieve the perfect blend of Victorian and contemporary design. All suites have been renovated to incorporate modern amenities like private bathrooms with large soaking tubs, walk-in showers, towel warmers and stunning custom fixtures. Other amenities include Jacuzzis, fully stocked minibars, mobile sound systems, individual air conditioning, in-room safes, and free internet access.
One of the best rooms in the house has to be Suite 8 which has been newly constructed on the top floor of Casa Ellul. The private terrace has some of the best views overlooking the capital’s rooftops and the historical Carmelite church façade. There’s even a view from the bathroom where guests can study the intricate details of the church façade while enjoying a long soak in the bathtub.
I stayed in Suite 5 on the third floor, also known as The Piano Nobile Suite. The room is full of traditional yet chic monochromatic designs creating a truly elegant atmosphere. The suite feels timeless with the wrought iron headrest, natural lighting and an upright piano which was a personal belonging of the Ellul family and original to the house. The ornate headrest doubles as a privacy screen for the bathroom facilities which features a stunning one of a kind cantilevered sink carved from a solid block of bianco carrara marble. The Ellul brothers opted for an unconventional location for the bathtub; it sits at the opposite end of the room from shower in the Maltese balcony where it looks on the Carmelite church which sits only 5 meters away.
Every morning Casa Ellul offers a full continental breakfast or English breakfast a la carte in their restaurant on the first floor. In the evening, the courtyard is a popular spot where guests can enjoy a quiet cocktail before experiencing the lively nightlife of Valletta.
The staff of Casa Ellul helped make my experience in Malta a great one. It’s clear the management takes great pride in their service and went out of their way to make sure I was comfortable not just in the hotel, but throughout my visit in Malta. The receptionist even helped me plan out a touring route through the city.
The Casa Ellul personalizes their service for each client and makes a stay feel like a return to your own luxurious mansion. The blend of contemporary and traditional décor perfectly matches the atmosphere of Valletta which both celebrates its rich history as well as modern city life. With such a central location, I highly recommend Casa Ellul to visitors searching for a unique and splendid Malta experience.
Address: Casa Ellul, 81, Old Theatre Street, Valletta Vlt1429, Malta
Telephone: +356 21 224 821