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explore Park Lane, its locality and the Maltese islands

Take this opportunity to explore the Park Lane Hotel, its locality Qawra and the Maltese Islands – we have also included some tips on things to do in Qawra and in Malta. In this section you will also find a few digital flip catalogues about Malta and Gozo and their history and culture, and a cool Culture Guide app for your smart phone, brought to you by the Malta Tourism Authority.

explore Park Lane, its locality and the Maltese islands

Park Lane hotel

  • about the hotel

    about the hotel

    The Park Lane Aparthotel is a family-run hotel that you just have to love, combining the small, modern and intimate feel of a Boutique Hotel with accessibility, affordability and plenty of opportunity to explore the experiences you desire.

  • meet us

    meet us

    Whatever you desire, our friendly team will not hesitate to assist. Let us help you obtain that bit of information, helping you decide where to go or what to do whilst on our islands, or obtaining ticket or rentals. We are always pleased to spend our time with you.

  • 24/7 reception

    24/7 reception

    The hotel reception is the heart of the hotel – the centre of communication between our guests and our staff from all departments. We urge you to feel free to contact reception at any time of day or night to communicate any needs or whims you may have.

  • lobby lounge

    lobby lounge

    The Park Lane Lobby is a wonderful meeting space with plenty of natural light, comfortable and pleasant surroundings, free wi-fi, a free internet point and a fully equipped “honesty bar." You may also make use of two large LCD TVs at your pleasure.

  • honesty bar

    honesty bar

    When we first started out, one of our best-loved features was an “honesty bar,” whereby our guests helped themselves and paid for their consumption at Reception. We have reintroduced this feature so that you can really feel at home and enjoy a drink.

  • free wi-fi and internet point

    free wi-fi and internet point

    We understand the importance of staying connected whether you are travelling for business or leisure. Feel free to make use of our free Wi-Fi service, accessible from all guest rooms and public areas, or you may use the free internet in the lobby to surf.

  • self-catering apartments

    self-catering apartments

    We understand that our guests have different needs, therefore we offer you a variety of apartment sizes and layouts to suit you. Each apartment enjoys a sunny balcony and includes a kitchenette, LCD satellite television, free Wi-Fi and other amenities.

  • daily housekeeping

    daily housekeeping

    You may have all the comforts of a home from home, but we know that nobody wants to deal with cleaning and washing on holiday, so we do it for you. Our room attendants are friendly, discreet and efficient. Our Housekeeper is always available.

  • daily breakfast

    daily breakfast

    We know you have your own kitchen, but we also know how nice it is to wake up to an abundant choice of breakfast options without the hassle of preparation. We offer continental and cooked options and juices, teas and coffees from 7.30am to 10.30am daily.

  • room service

    room service

    Breakfast in bed is one of those luxuries we all love to indulge in whilst on holiday, and so we can bring breakfast up to your room absolutely free. Choose from traditional English breakfast, vegetarian or continental breakfast plus juices, water, tea and coffee.

  • rooftop pool

    rooftop pool

    Our roof-top sun deck and non-heated outdoor swimming pool is the perfect place to unwind between April and October, when the weather is warm; the pool is closed in the winter months. The spectacular view features the mystical St Paul’s Islands.

  • parking


    If you are renting a car to explore the island, we are pleased to advise you that although the Park Lane does not have a parking area, we are located just 2 minutes from a free public car park that offers ample space. Taxi services and bus stops are also nearby.

  • flights and transfers

    flights and transfers

    Not only do we want your holiday to be as relaxing as possible, but that the holiday arrangements leading up to it and as you depart are also as hassle-free as possible. We therefore provide the service of arranging your flights and airport transfers for you.

  • trips and tours

    trips and tours

    We are keen to ensure you can make the most of your time on our islands and that you return home with experiences to remember. We are always available to make suggestions regarding things to do, to assist you with ticketing or other arrangements.

  • where YOU matter

    where YOU matter

    The Park Lane is all about our guests – this is the place where YOU really matter. Listing facilities and services is all well and good, but what most matters to us is your satisfaction. Please feel free to speak to us should you have any complaints or queries.

things to do in Qawra

  • relish sea and sun

    relish sea and sun

    Enjoy a pleasant walk or jog along the Islets Promenade enjoying breath-taking views of the Mediterranean and St Paul’s Islands, or stop for a drink in one of the many kiosks and seaside venues scattered along the way and simply relax.

  • get sunkissed on the beach

    get sunkissed on the beach

    Get sunkissed and relaxed on the comfortable sands of the Perched Beach just five minute’s walk from the Park Lane. Snorkelling is best along one of the several other bathing spots along the rest of the rocky coast.

  • wonder at the aquarium

    wonder at the aquarium

    This unmissable experience of the Malta National Aquarium new to the Maltese Islands is just five minutes’ walk from the Park Lane and invites the whole family to discover the Mediterranean underwater world.

  • vist the bird park

    vist the bird park

    Perhaps the area’s best kept secret, this beautiful natural haven is located just 15 minutes’ walk from the Park Lane. This conservation area is home to several species of birds, antelopes, meerkats, deer, marmosets, snakes and other reptiles.

  • sail out to sea

    sail out to sea

    Several boat trips depart daily from the Pier on various tours around the island. We recommend a trip to the Blue Lagoon, which is perhaps the most remarkable of the many gems around the Maltese Islands. You can also charter a boat for the day.

  • dive and discover

    dive and discover

    Explore some of the top diving locations in the world. Immerse yourself completely in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, scattered with shipwrecks, fascinating underwater caves, rock formations and Mediterranean species.

  • experience water sports

    experience water sports

    Malta is surrounded by some of the most amazing waters. Ever wondered what it feels like to whizz along on a jet-ski or to master water-skiing? Let us put you in the experienced hands of one of the local companies so you can try anything.

  • wine and dine al fresco

    wine and dine al fresco

    There are several restaurants in the area with a variety of cuisines and budgets to suit everybody. Several restaurants also offer at least a couple of tables for al fresco dining. We do have our favourites and we are more than happy to recommend them to you.

  • enjoy a movie night

    enjoy a movie night

    Sometimes all we want is to sit back and enjoy a good movie, especially during the winter. Ten minutes’s walk is all that separates you from the local Empire Cinema and a selection of the latest international and local films of all genres.

  • enjoy live music

    enjoy live music

    Several pubs and bars around Qawra offer live music or you could have your moment at a Karaoke. Enjoy Thursday nights at Ta’ Fra Ben’s spontaneous jamming sessions or Wednesday Summer Chillout DJ Sessions at Cafe’ del Mar.

  • enjoy coffee and classics

    enjoy coffee and classics

    Located just three minutes’ walk from the hotel, get ready for a remarkable display of epic automobiles, complete with documentary cinema and gift shop to fascinate you. Finish off your visit with a relaxing stop at the Cafe’.

  • take risks at the casino

    take risks at the casino

    If nothing makes your heart beat like the anticipation of the ball spinning on the roulette or the sound of the slot machine, then visit the Oracle Casino just two minutes from the hotel. Occasionally, Poker tournaments are also held.

our islands

  • in a nutshell

    in a nutshell

    The Maltese Islands are the perfect destination, with a 7000-year-old history, a unique fusion of cultures, sunny weather, beautiful small beaches and varied nightlife.

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  • on the map

    on the map

    Glancing at a map you can quickly see why Malta is often dubbed as "The jewel in the heart of the Mediterranean." At just 93km from Sicily and 288km from Tunisia,

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  • roam around the islands

    roam around the islands

    The Maltese archipelago consists of five islands of which Malta and Gozo are inhabited while Comino has summer visitors. Get around Malta by road or ferry.

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  • maltese islands flip catalogue

    maltese islands flip catalogue

    Enjoy a browse through these beautiful brochures about the Maltese Islands, brought to you by Malta Tourism.

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  • history & culture flip catalogue

    history & culture flip catalogue

    Malta developed into a multilingual, warm, friendly people with a very colourful history and diverse culture.

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  • official malta culture guide app

    official malta culture guide app

    Download this free Malta Culture Guide App brought to you by the Malta Tourism Authority.


things to do in Malta

  • valletta


    Malta’s fortified capital city, built by the Knights of St John during the 16th Century, is nothing short of an open-air museum; its architecture and history so remarkable that the entire city has UNESCO world heritage site status. Include a visit to the Upper Barrakka gardens for amazing views.

  • mdina and rabat

    mdina and rabat

    Mdina, the old capital, is probably one of Malta’s top spots to visit. The “Silent City” is stunning and the views spectacular. In Rabat, you can visit the Roman Villa and St Paul’s catacombs. Buskett forest, once the forest garden of Verdala Palace, lies on the outskirts and offers a beautiful natural retreat.

  • sliema and st. julian's

    sliema and st. julian's

    Sliema’s old village core strikes a stunning contrast with its trendier coastline of high-rise apartments, shopping malls and numerous wining and dining establishments. St Julians is a tourism hub for visitors on business, leisure and learning English. Visit Paceville in St Julians for the nightlife.

  • the three cities

    the three cities

    Birgu (Vittoriosa), Bormla (Cospicua) and Isla (Senglea) known as the three cities command the peninsulas stretching out onto the Grand Harbour even before Valletta was built. Visit the Inquisitor’s Palace in Birgu, enjoy wine bars and admire luxury yachts in the Birgu Waterfront.

  • cruises


    A wonderful way to discover the Maltese Islands is from the water. A Harbour Cruise departs from Sliema Jetty to show you around Marsamxett Harbour and the Grand Harbour. Other cruises take you around Malta, Gozo and Comino islands… approach us to find out what’s available.

  • gardens and country walks

    gardens and country walks

    Malta can often appear highly developed however there are several locations of natural beauty to enjoy. These include a number of well-kept public gardens while several beautiful country walk routes have been designed for travellers in the cooler months to enjoy.

  • palazzos


    Malta’s heritage includes several historical noble homes. These palazzos include elaborately decorated interiors and some have extensive gardens. We recommend a visit to Casa Rocca Piccola and Palazzo Parisio. Visit San Anton Gardens, the garden of the President’s Palace.

  • churches


    There are over 360 churches and chapels scattered across the islands. Nothing can prepare you as you enter the Knights’ very own St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta; guaranteed jaw-dropping with its gilded golden walls, fine painting and sculptures. The Rotunda in Mosta is also awe-inspiring.

  • relive maltese history

    relive maltese history

    An interesting and exciting way to explore the history and culture of the Maltese Islands through an audio-visual experience for all ages. We recommend a visit to Malta 5D Show, the Malta Experience, the Mdina Experience and Valletta Living History among others.

  • theme parks

    theme parks

    Delight the child within with a visit to one of Malta's theme parks. You can enjoy the Popeye Village, the Limestone Heritage, Mediterraneo and the Splash and Fun Park among others.

  • nightlife


    At night, especially in summer, the island comes alive with open-air events, gigs and concerts while in winter you can enjoy theatre and opera. Paceville remains the hub of Malta’s club scene while the old cities of Birgu, Mdina, Rabat and Valletta offer quaint little wine-bars for a quieter evening.

  • dining al fresco

    dining al fresco

    Malta boasts a multitude of good, atmospheric restaurants offering various types of cuisines. Several restaurants have an outdoor area for al fresco dining – to enjoy beautiful views and the cool summer’s evening air under the night sky as part of your wining and dining experience.

  • traditional festa

    traditional festa

    Every weekend throughout the summer the traditional village festa is a fun and colourful way to discover Maltese culture and mingle with the locals. Entertainment is guaranteed by simply observing the local traditions and extreme displays of devotion mixed with lots of fun, enjoying stall food and fireworks.

  • marsaxlokk fish market

    marsaxlokk fish market

    The Marsaxlokk market is one of the largest of many markets held in various villages around Malta and Gozo on their specific days. The fresh catch commands the vibrant, colourfully varied market every Sunday morning, while a smaller version of the market is held daily.

  • beaches


    Beaches in Malta are usually small, cozy coves; each bay has its own character, with sands and sea varying in colour while rocky beaches are ideal for snorkeling. Sandy beaches include Ghajn Tuffieha Bay/Golden Bay, Paradise Bay and Mellieha Bay. Ghar Lapsi and St Peter’s Pool are rocky.

  • diving


    Malta and Gozo offer some of the world’s top dive sites, with sea-temperatures and visibility conditions ideal all the year round. Scattered with shipwrecks, fascinating underwater caves, rock formations and Mediterranean species, our waters are sure not to leave you disappointed.

  • watersports


    We are blessed with some of the cleanest, warmest waters of the Mediterranean and we certainly love make the most of it – from hiring a paddle boat to jet skiing. Let us put you in the experienced hands of one of the local companies so you can try anything from kayaking to chartering a speedboat.

  • megalithic temples

    megalithic temples

    A number of Megalithic temples in Malta and Gozo are UNESCO world heritage sites. The Ggantija temples in Gozo are accepted as the oldest free-standing structures in the world dating 3,600-3,200BC, predating Stonehenge and the Pyramids. Mnajdra, Hagar Qim and Tarxien temples are other notable sites.

  • hal-saflieni hypogeum

    hal-saflieni hypogeum

    Another UNESCO site is the complex of underground passages and burial chambers dating 4,000-2,500BC. The hypogeum requires booking in advance. This beautiful site has architectural elements common in the above-ground temples including the only prehistoric paintings in Malta.

  • gozo


    Malta’s more traditional and greener little sister is the perfect getaway for a bit of peace or outdoor adventure. Visit the Citadel, the Azure Window and inland sea, Xerri’s and Ninu’s caves, Ta’ Kola Windmill and Ggantija Temples in Xaghra and the unusual Ramla l-Hamra beach with its reddish sand.

  • comino


    There are no roads or residents on Comino – it is the perfect retreat. The Blue Lagoon’s crystal waters and caves are simply breath-taking. There are also two smaller sandy beaches and the Crystal Lagoon to discover. Take a boat trip, try snorkelling and visit the interior of the 15th century watch tower.

3 days in malta

  • day 1: valletta/sliema

    day 1: valletta/sliema

    If you have only a few days to spend, let us recommend an itinerary that is ideal for a weekend break in Malta.

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  • day 2: gozo

    day 2: gozo

    You cannot really understand Maltese culture without a visit to Gozo, Malta’s more traditional and peaceful little sister.

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  • day 3: marsaxlokk/mdina

    day 3: marsaxlokk/mdina

    On your third day we also recommend an early start to enjoy the most of Marsaxlokk fishing village and market.

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