The Cumberland

Gracing St John Street in Valletta since the late 16th century

About Us

Built in the sixteenth century, this majestic palazzo, a Valletta landmark on St John Street, was converted into a hotel in the late nineteenth century. Its glory days coincided with the island’s colonial past in which Valletta was a hive of activity with British servicemen, traders and travellers flocking though its narrow streets.

The property was purchased by its current owners at the turn of the century who undertook the restoration and re-fitting of the hotel, dragging it into the twenty-first century. Whilst respecting all of the original, the hotel now boasts twenty-three uniquely styled and individually decorated rooms and suites.

A peaceful courtyard and magnificent rooftop terrace with expansive views of the Grand Harbour will add that something more which ensures a seamless, memorable sojourn in the heart of Malta’s capital.

Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite with Terrace

Duplex Suite


Breakfast room

Experience an a la carte breakfast in our beautiful restaurant where you can enjoy the splendour of the Maltese stone.

Rooftop with jacuzzi

Relax at our rooftop area which offers unbreathable views on Valletta Harbour and The Three Cities. A jacuzzi is also available to relax after a day filled with cultural explorations.


Enjoy more when booking direct

We’re offering more benefits for any direct bookings:

  • Get a 5% discount on your room rate.
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Your room with terrace

Upgrade to a room with terrace for as little as €40.00 and enjoy looking over at the hustle and bustle of our capital city from the privacy of your own terrace.

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Guest reviews

Find out more about our previous guests’ experience

The Cumberland Hotel

Great Location , Great accommodation. All rooms well appointed. Would recommend the deluxe double , although this does not have a private balcony, the fully opening large skylight brings the warm fresh outdoor indoors. The wonderful roof terrace gives you more space facilities and a better outlook than the private balconies.

The Cumberland Hotel

The room was beautiful, very clean and very friendly staff. I especially loved the terrace as we had a lovely view of the capital. Bathroom was a little small but very clean. All covid-19 regulations were followed throughout our stay which was a bonus. We were also given a free room upgrade which was extremely generous! Breakfast was exceptional, one of the best breakfast meals I’ve ever taken at a hotel. This is easily one of the best if not the best stay we’ve ever had in Malta! Will definitely consider coming again.

The Cumberland Hotel

We enjoyed very much the 3 nights in this hotel. It is an old meets new concept. Really stylish. Location is top. The breakfast is really nice and tasty. Definitely recommend this place.