Housed in a carefully-restored, prestigiously located 17th century Palazzo in Malta’s capital city, Valletta, Domus Zamittello is a luxury boutique hotel, that offers elegant and stylish accommodation to its discerning clientele. Today, it is one of the best boutique hotels in Valletta, claiming a number of awards since opening its doors to guests in 2017.
The exclusive accommodation at Domus Zamittello consists of 21 luxurious rooms and suites, which feature the requirements of modern luxury and are finished tastefully to high standards. All 21 rooms and suites at Domus Zamittello come in a range of configurations including twin-bedded rooms and interconnecting rooms.
Every detail has been expertly curated at Domus Zamittello, from the curtains, to the finely embroidered linens and towels. All bedrooms come with a private bathroom and are equipped individually with air conditioning and underfloor heating, whilst all the external windows of the palazzo are double glazed.
After the Great Siege of 1565, Grandmaster Jean Parisot de Valette commissioned the construction of a new capital city for Malta, which eventually took his name. Valletta was built in grid-plan by Francesco Laparelli (assisted by local architect Girolamu Cassar.) The Islands’ fortress capital now houses a stunning amount of breath-taking palazzos and historical gems, which led to its becoming a UNESCO world heritage site.
Valletta is home to the seat of Government (including Parliament and various Ministries) and is also the financial as well as legal centre of the country. The new Parliament building has been built by world-class architect Renzo Piano, who also modernised the city’s main gates.
Domus Zamittello is located close to the Prime Minister’s office the Auberge de Castille, which overlooks the stunning square which bears the same name. It is also minutes away from other leading attractions in Malta’s capital city of Valletta. The renovated Royal Malta Opera House, St John’s Co-Cathedral, the Grandmaster’s Palace, the Museum of Fine Arts and the magnificent square hosting the newly restored Triton fountain are all within a short walking distance.
A recently found document dating back to 1633 shows a Signor Pensa living in the house and it was then known as Casa Pensa before it became occupied by the Knights of the Order of Italian descent. The Knights were expelled from the Islands by Napoleon and his forces, who were in turn sent away by the British. Governor Sir Thomas Maitland then conferred the palazzo in 1805 to Sir Giuseppe Nicola Zamitt, a highly respected legislator and cultured man whose monument can be found in Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta overlooking the Grand Harbour. .
Domus Zamittello is now owned by the present Count of Mont’Alto, a direct descendant of Zamitt. The Count is the man behind the ambitious project to restore Domus Zamittello to its former glory. The meticulous renovations have ensured the retention of the original authentic splendour of the baroque palazzo. Simultaneously, full modern facilities have been elegantly installed in the building, in keeping with the luxurious environment.
Rooms come with a mini bar, personal safe as well as modern TV systems connected to cable and satellite reception, whilst suites also have espresso machines,. Direct internet port holes are installed in every room, with Wi-Fi also being available in bedrooms and all hotel public areas. Housekeeping services are provided on a daily basis and in addition to room turnout they offer washing, ironing and laundry services.
It’s not just the facilities that are special at Domus Zamittello. We understand that our clients expect superior personalised service, delivered discreetly. Our team is always at hand to help clients make the most of their stay by assisting with information about the Islands, air travel and transport services, tours, restaurant and event bookings as well as ticket requirements.
The Hotel presently offers complimentary Continental Breakfast (served daily between 7am and 10.00 am) in the decorative Sala Del Conte hall, on the property’s 2nd floor. Domus Zamittello also provides room service, for breakfast as well as a light snack menu (available until 10.00 pm daily). Plans are also underway to open a bistro adjoining the hotel, later this year.
In line with the palazzo’s original scope as a meeting place for the Knights of Italian descent, Domus Zamittello also offers meeting facilities. The magnificent Sala Nobile on the 2nd floor accommodates up to 80 persons, in theatre style. A second, smaller hall can be used separately, or in conjunction with the Sala Nobile. Smaller meeting rooms for up to 12 persons are also available,??? while the open air terrace on the third floor is a great space for coffee breaks or social events. Arrangements for meetings-related catering can also be made for receptions and seated dinners.
At Domus Zamittello we are keen to ensure our guests’ full satisfaction, and therefore provide for a wide range of services, including a 24 hour full-service reception, hall porters, daily room cleaning and turn down services, laundry and dry cleaning services as well as a gymnasium and an indoor pool which are scheduled to open later on this year.