The Coleridge

Built in 1566 after the unsuccessful invasion of the Ottoman Empire, Valletta is inextricably linked to the history of the Order of the Knights of St John, who created an elegant Baroque city from an arid, empty peninsula.Tuesday, May 15

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Built in 1566 after the unsuccessful invasion of the Ottoman Empire, Valletta is inextricably linked to the history of the Order of the Knights of St John, who created an elegant Baroque city from an arid, empty peninsula. Inscribed entirely as a UNESCO World Heritage City, its 320 monuments, all within walking distance, make it one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world.

Located on a street dotted with traditional Maltese closed balconies, The Coleridge dates back to the early 1600s, when the capital was being crafted by the finest European architects of the day. It provides the ideal location from which to explore this fortified city, situated just a block from the main square and the Grandmaster’s Palace.

The building has been in good company over the years — Palazzo Carafa next door was home to Gregorio Carafa, Grandmaster of the Knights, and this Baroque palace used to accommodate his key employees and friends. The hotel’s namesake, British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, also stayed nearby, and wrote extensively about his time on the island.

Today, The Coleridge reflects the former glory that this building would have enjoyed — from the striking design of the luxurious rooms and suites, to the personalised service and hospitality.

This historic boutique hotel was meticulously restored and converted, and the owners have managed to retain much of the original features. The style is suitably traditional with a European, and particularly British flavour appropriate to the hotel’s name. Individually designed, each room has been carefully curated to exude understated elegance and timeless luxury, from the genuine antique pieces and rich fabrics, to the original artwork that hangs throughout the property.

Most suites have balconies overlooking the street and one enjoys a roof terrace, with views of the neighbouring church domes. All rooms and suites are equipped with exceptionally comfortable beds, and spacious designer bathrooms.

Breakfast is served in Taylor’s, the 17th-century barrel-vaulted limestone cellar. An extensive continental buffet breakfast, including local and artisanal products, is available daily.

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Sampling some of the premium malts and special spirits at the reception’s bar for a relaxing start to the evening

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KEY FACILITIES

• 5 suites
• Complimentary minibar
• Continental breakfast
• Honesty bar

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