Xara Palace Misrah Il Kunsill, Mdina, Malta

Castle overview

A 5-star hotel in a 17th-century castle within the medieval walls of the Silent City of Mdina.

The Xara Palace is your gateway to history, culture, and cuisine in Mdina. This 5-star hotel is the only hotel located within the medieval fortified city of Mdina. It is within walking distance from various tourist attractions including the St. Paul’s Cathedral and San Anton Palace. Its idyllic location also gives guests unparalleled views of the beautiful Maltese countryside.

The hotel is a converted 17th-century palace that is immersed in a unique historic charm. Its centuries-old palatial setting is accented with antique furnishings and elegant decors. The rooms and suites are furnished with rich fabrics and artworks.

A popular culinary destination, the hotel offers Italian and Mediterranean cuisine through its three restaurants. Within the walls, the castle hotel offers venues and rooms with a charming and luxurious setting, making it ideal for special events, functions, conferences, and board meetings.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

The 17th-century palace has been restored in keeping with its original design and character. Carefully blending historic elegance and contemporary additions, the hotel is furnished with antique furniture, classic fabrics, and artworks.

2 / Dining

Enjoy a blend of traditional and modern Italian and Mediterranean cuisine at the hotel’s three restaurants. These are: the award-winning fine dining restaurant de Mondion, the restaurant in winding alleys The Medina Restaurant, and the charming eatery Trattoria AD1530.

3 / Location

Located within the medieval city walls of the Silent City of Mdina, the hotel offers unparalleled views of the Maltese countryside and the historic structures within the city. It is just a short walk from popular historic and cultural sites like the St. Paul’s Cathedral.




  • Award-Winning Dining
  • Fitness Center
  • Meetings & Events
  • Pool
  • Wedding Venue

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Xara Palace

Misrah Il Kunsill, Mdina, Malta

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The de Mondion Restaurant

The De Mondion Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Malta. This One Michelin Star restaurant is located in an elegant dining room at the castle. It has terraces that offer spectacular panoramic views of the island. The restaurant serves Fine Modern Mediterranean cuisine using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients. Complete your dining experience with their selection of fine wines.

Meetings and Events

Immersed in the historic setting of the palace and the walled city, the hotel is an ideal location for romantic weddings, elegant celebrations, and corporate events. They have elegant venue spaces, fully-furnished rooms, and restaurants that can cater to events of all kinds. They can organize weddings, private events, meetings, small conferences, and corporate activities.

Trattoria AD 1530

Trattoria AD 1530 is a charming eatery with a relaxed atmosphere, ideal for an al fresco dining. Located just opposite the 17th-century palace, this eater serves traditional cuisine, including a selection of appetizing pastas, succulent grills, flavorful salads, and mouth-watering pizzas.

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