When you work with beauty and fashion, one thing you quickly get a feel for is the authentic. Domus Zamittello is easily one of Valletta’s most authentic luxury destinations.
More than a boutique hotel, the exquisitely restored 16th palazzo is a breath-taking trip into a different world. From its location by the Parliament Buildings and former opera house to the lovingly restored frescoes in the Sala Nobile where we had breakfast, everything is special: the attention to detail and craftsmanship are a visual and physical delight and the discreetly attentive staff are a pleasure to meet.
The central courtyard has a retractable roof, so you can enjoy the Mediterranean weather, even in winter as the underfloor heating ensures a toasty warmth lacking in many Maltese buildings! It really is a pleasure to sit back in the colourful, comfortable chairs and relish the elegant sophistication and lovely atmosphere around you. Bustling Valletta is just outside but the Domus Zamittello is a haven of peace.
21 individually designed rooms and suites are the next stage on your heavenly journey. King sized beds, wooden floors (also with underfloor heating), gold painted panelling and every comfort and necessity you can imagine.
The suites are duplexes, so you get your own kitchen and sitting room if you really want to experience the magic of living in a palace. Beautiful touches such as the telephones and clocks, mirrors and chaises longues all add to the absolute luxury and style. With traditional Maltese balconies and double glazing to the windows, this hotel delivers on every level.
When you need to hit MAX on the elegance scale though, this embroidered Ellezeitoune design evening dress in ice blue, with a column skirt and bustier top, pulls out all the stops.
My oyster silk harem pants and oatmeal cashmere are perfect lounging. Comfy never looked so elegant.
Don’t forget to look the part. This is a perfect opportunity for some real, old-world glamour. Leave your Stan Smiths behind and indulge in pure Hollywood.