Partner content: Palais Le Brun

Welcome to the charming and refined Palais Le Brun, an authentic 17th-century baroque palace.Tuesday, 6 August 2019

Welcome to the charming and refined Palais Le Brun, an authentic 17th-century baroque palace. Visitors to the Maltese capital can relax in the privacy of this quiet 21,000sq ft palace, which has 28 luxury rooms, a rooftop terrace with pool deck, a fitness centre, and in-house restaurant. This hotel offers comfort, modernity and traditional Maltese architecture. It also has an annex available for private dining or confidential meetings, a space that’s also sometimes used to host local art exhibitions. Palais Le Brun can be accessed by car, although it’s located right in the heart of the historical area of Valletta, only two blocks away from the central square.

The building that now contains the hotel dates back to 1606, making it one of the earliest private homes to be built in the city. In the early 1700s, the palace became home to Claude LeBrun, who was known as ‘The Illustrious Knight’, and was later handed down to Giuseppe LeBrun and Giacchino LeBrun, both of whom held the honour of being Masters of the Mint of the Order. During these years, the LeBrun name became famous for its hallmarked silverware and coins — today, this LeBrun stamp has been developed into the hotel’s logo.

In 1905, the building was leased out to the Borg Olivier family, and was the childhood home of Malta’s first independent prime minister, George Borg Olivier, whose father, an architect, extended the house by building a bridge on the second floor over Eagle Street to be used as a private chapel.

The palace has been renovated recently and is now one of the most luxurious hotels in Valletta. It has 28 rooms and suites, a pool deck, which has lovely sea and city views, a fitness centre, and an elegant restaurant. Patakka is Valletta’s latest culinary delight, located on the steps of Eagle Street, in the lower part of Old Bakery Street, it’s situated within the walls of the Palais Le Brun. 

Renowned local chef Janine Camilleri has been experimenting with new food concepts. Reaching out into recipes of yesteryear inspired by his grandmother’s recipes and with a twist brought by a modern kitchen bent on trying out new dishes and exploring new flavours.


Spend some time in the rooftop pool, and take in the stunning views, before having a relaxing drink on the rooftop bar


• 22 rooms
• Six suites
• Rooftop pool
• Rooftop bar
• Gym
• Fine-dining restaurant
• Meeting rooms

T: + 356 2226 0300

This content was written by and is brought to you by our sponsor. It does not necessarily reflect the views of National Geographic Traveller (UK) or its editorial staff.