The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux
The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux is a luxury, boutique, family-run Hotel situated in the medieval, fortified city of Mdina.
The history of The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux, opened in 1999, is inextricably linked to that of Mdina, its walls forming part of the bastion walls that surround this hilltop city.
Upon their arrival in Malta, the Knights of St John were granted Citta Notabile, ( Noble City) as Mdina was then known. The Xara Palace was built in the 17th Century as a residence for the noble family Moscati Parisio. During their 268 year stay in Malta the Knights embellished, fortified and rebuilt Mdina so that today we have a fascinating and barely altered jewel in our heritage.
The Xara Palace Relais & Châteaux incorporated their exclusive, gourmet cuisine restaurant, the de Mondion, into the bastion walls – not just any old terrace with a view! This is a truly unique establishment, full of charm, character and calm for the pleasure of the discerning visitor. Whether you are after a honeymoon, a wedding, a cultural stay or simply an exclusive getaway, this place has it all.