Unveil the Magic of Mdina at Palazzo Bifora

Palazzo Bifora invites you to lose yourself in the enchanting allure of Mdina, Malta’s Silent City. Hidden amidst the oldest alleyways, this boutique hotel is a masterful blend of history and modernity. Its revivalist mullioned window and colonial-inspired design, adorned with hues of sage, clover, and gold, harmonize perfectly with the timeless architecture of Mdina.

Experience unparalleled luxury and tranquility in this meticulously restored heritage home. Palazzo Bifora promises memorable stays, where each moment is curated to immerse you in Mdina’s architectural beauty and cultural richness. The elegance of colonial decor meets cutting-edge technology, offering a seamless blend of comfort and style.

Dine at the Lumière Restaurant on the rooftop, savoring contemporary Mediterranean cuisine made with the finest local produce. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Mdina skyline and nearby villages from the cozy indoor dining area or the sun-kissed Skypool.

As a guest, relish the privilege of staying in one of the six elegantly designed suites, each offering a warm, serene atmosphere. With features like individually controlled air-conditioning, underfloor heating, and a heated rooftop pool, Palazzo Bifora epitomizes serene luxury in the heart of Mdina. Embrace the tranquility and charm of this extraordinary boutique hotel for an unforgettable escape.

Greg WendelGreg Wendel
19:15 03 Jul 24
I don’t even know where to begin. My husband and I traveled to Mdina in March of 2024 for a personal getaway and to discover different cultures firsthand, and to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world and the people within it. We have had the opportunity to travel throughout our lives together, and with our children. We were purposeful in what location in Mdina we chose, and the type of hotel venue that we wanted - boutique, intimate, and in a remarkable setting. Our hopes and expectations were far exceeded.From the moment we approached the Palazzo Bifora Boutique Hotel, to the day we left, we were in awe. It is in a quiet and historical location, easily located within the Mdina city walls. It is conveniently located to get transportation when not renting a vehicle. We downloaded the eCabs app and consistently used that method of transportation throughout our visit, discovering other parts of Malta. We took a short walk outside of the walled city to obtain our transportation.The owners and all the staff worked tirelessly together as a team, to genuinely ensure that we had personalized service, and a meaningful experience, which we did! We were warmly greeted entering/exiting our room and we received personalized service at breakfast time with gracious staff engagement. We also received great tips/ ideas to consider when going out and about, that we may not have thought of. And I even became a bit ill while in Malta, and my husband and I were thoughtfully advised, and a bit pampered to ensure my improvement.The room that we had selected was a bit cozy (on the first floor). We were perfectly fine with that, knowing that the structure of the hotel had to accommodate its framework. It is a well-appointed room, which felt warm and comforting. The seating area beyond the reception desk is quaint, and a great place to relax and to enjoy the beautiful setting – to have a drink, dessert, great conversation, and/or to read. The terrace is immaculate, and nice views of Mdina.We are so happy to have created new memories at the Palazzo Bifora Boutique Hotel!!!
Greg ThorntonGreg Thornton
22:02 14 May 24
We were incredibly lucky to stumble across the courtyard of the Bifora for lunch on our brief visit to Mdina last week. The ambiance was tranquil and relaxed but gave us a glimpse of luxury. Although we only had time for a delicious ftira it was served with the elegance of a fine dining restaurant and our excellent waiter Nirmal was polite welcoming and professional. Would love to return one day.
Our best hotel in Malta. Not every place offer you to stay in 15th century building with superb quality of service and beautiful rooms. We also enjoyed pool on the roof and tasty breakfast. Old city during morning walk was just amazing.Highly recommend the place to stay.
Allan GriffithsAllan Griffiths
18:05 06 Apr 24
We were visitingMdina and decided we wanted a coffee and some soft drinks for our teenage sons. We werent dressed for a sophisticated lunch but we were welcomed and made to feel special. We popped in and ended up having lunch. It was absolutely superb in every way. Location- service- quality and a reasonable price.
Amy RudallAmy Rudall
11:16 27 Feb 24
We just popped in for a cup of tea and to see the roof terrace and were amazed by the impeccable service. All the staff went above and beyond to cater for us, especially Ivan. Bringing us towels to keep us warm, loads of recommendations and knowledge about Malta. It was so refreshing to have such incredible service. Next time we come to Malta we definitely want to stay here. Thank you Ivan and the Team
Boutique Hotel
6 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Rooftop dining with stunning Mdina skyline views
  • Blending colonial charm with modern luxury
  • Unique decor inspired by Maltese flora
  • Gourmet Mediterranean cuisine with local produce
  • Meticulously restored 12th-century architectural features
  • Curated, memorable stays with personalized service


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Rooms Overview

The six elegantly designed suites at Palazzo Bifora exude luxury and coziness. Each suite features unique decor, air-conditioning, and a range of modern amenities, including a desk, coffee machine, fridge, minibar, safe, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower. Perfect for an unforgettable stay in Mdina’s historic heart.

Aragona Suite

2-4 guests One-bedroom suite View into the city

The Aragona Suite, a luxurious duplex, offers serene views of Mdina’s quiet alleys through its iconic Bifora window. Adorned in natural ivory and floral decor, this 45m² suite features a king-size bed and comfortably accommodates up to four guests, blending comfort and elegance across two levels.

Sofia Suite

2 guests One-bedroom suite View into the city

The Sofia Suite, a spacious deluxe retreat on the first floor, enchants with calming blue and green hues. This 25m² haven features a king-size bed and offers serene views of Mdina’s quiet alley, creating a tranquil ambiance for up to two guests, perfect for a restful and luxurious escape.

Agatha Suite

2 guests One-bedroom suite Reduce mobility friendly

The Agatha Suite on the ground floor envelops guests in rich tones and luxurious warmth. This 25m² suite features a king-size bed, wheelchair accessibility, and modern amenities such as a smart TV, minibar, and underfloor heating. Ideal for two guests, it offers a cozy and sophisticated retreat.

Murina Suite

2 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the city View into the countryside

The Murina Suite, spacious and inviting, offers ample room to unwind in the heart of Mdina. This 20m² suite features a king-size bed and a charming indoor balcony overlooking a quiet alley, creating a serene and relaxing atmosphere for up to two guests. Perfect for a tranquil retreat.

Maria Suite

2 guests Balcony One-bedroom suite View into the courtyard

The Maria Suite, a spacious junior suite on the first floor, offers serene views of the internal courtyard. Decorated in warm yellow, green, and ivory tones, this 14m² retreat features a queen-size bed and a cozy balcony, creating a tranquil and inviting ambiance for up to two guests.

Mesquita Suite

2 guests One-bedroom suite View into the city

The Mesquita Suite, located on the ground floor, envelops guests in rich, warm tones. This 15m² junior suite features a queen-size bed and offers tranquil views of Mdina’s quiet alleys, creating an inviting and cozy retreat for up to two guests. Perfect for a serene getaway.

Services and facilities

Minimal interior
Winter sun
Airport / Port Transfer Service - Extra Charge
Daily Maid Service
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
Wellness services
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Taste the flavors

Courtyard Lounge Cafe

Experience the Courtyard Lounge Cafe, where guests savor morning refreshments from the À La Carte Bifora Breakfast and enjoy all-day snacks. Delight in hot and cold beverages, delicious cocktails, mocktails, and homemade desserts in a serene and inviting atmosphere. Perfect for relaxing and indulging in Mdina.

Lumière Restaurant

Dine on Palazzo Bifora’s rooftop at Lumière Restaurant, where guests enjoy stunning views of the Mdina skyline and nearby villages. Savor contemporary Mediterranean cuisine crafted from the finest local seasonal produce. Indulge in a wide selection of wines, and delight in original and classic cocktails by the sun-kissed Skypool.

About sustainability


Citrus, the fruit of Promise, indicates that the property is noticeably eco-conscious as many areas of sustainability are addressed.

  • Recycling bins for guests; no single-use plastic items.
  • Water-efficient fixtures and options to reduce linen usage.
  • Locally sourced food, energy-efficient lighting, and efforts to reduce food waste.
  • Supports local artists, guides, and educates guests on local heritage and culture.

Explore the location

Palazzo Bifora Boutique Hotel is nestled in the heart of Mdina, Malta's ancient "Silent City," renowned for its timeless beauty and rich history. Encased within imposing bastions, Mdina's labyrinthine streets, charming squares, and centuries-old architecture offer an immersive journey into Malta's past.

Explore Malta like a local!

Wander through narrow alleyways and discover the splendor of St. Paul's Cathedral, an exquisite example of Baroque architecture. The city’s fortified walls provide breathtaking panoramic views of the Maltese landscape, where lush greenery meets the distant Mediterranean Sea. As you explore, you'll encounter medieval palaces, chapels, and quaint courtyards, each telling a unique story of Mdina's storied past.

Beyond the walls, the nearby town of Rabat offers additional historical treasures, including the Roman Villa and the catacombs of St. Paul and St. Agatha. For a more tranquil experience, visit the serene Howard Gardens, perfect for a leisurely stroll amidst nature.

Mdina's culinary scene is equally captivating, with intimate restaurants and cafes offering delicious Maltese cuisine. Enjoy local specialties such as rabbit stew, pastizzi, and freshly caught seafood paired with fine Maltese wines.

Palazzo Bifora Boutique Hotel places you in the heart of this historical gem, promising an unforgettable exploration of Malta's cultural heritage.

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