The Origins


The Snop House is the creation of a French couple connected with Malta for a long time, who undertook this creative and sensitive renovation of the former Labour Social Youth Club located on the top of the hill in the heart of Senglea.

Reinvented as a traditional Maltese townhouse, The Snop House retains its essence while offering all the modern amenities. Carefully selected, traditional materials amplify the subtle feeling of going back in time, even though the latest technology unobtrusively enables modern life.

Each room has a different character, but each is dedicated to the spirit of “dolce farniente”.

The Snop House is ideally located, allowing easy access to the cultural and social life of the historic Grand Harbour and Cottonera area. It is just a few steps from the stunning Dockyard Creek waterfront facing Birgu and a few meters from Our Lady of Victories Basilica (Redentur Church) and the fascinating shipyard at French Creek.

The Team


Mrs. Snop is a former French lawyer, specializing in banking law, while Mr. Snop is an entrepreneur in the publishing and the social networking industry.

They are both lovers of the history, culture and art de vivre of the Maltese archipelago and have been involved in the cultural, social and economic life of Malta since 2001. Both have a strong interest in modern and contemporary art and have experience with historic renovations in Malta (Gozo) and in the French Luberon.

The opening of The Snop House during Valetta’s year as European Capital of Culture combined the couple’s passions with the exciting revival of the Cottonera area.

Totemic representation from Dogon Art by the sculptor Siriki Ky
(Burkina Faso, 2017)

Authentic slice of life


The Three Cities is a collective description of the three fortified cities of Vittoriosa (Maltese name: Birgu), Senglea (Maltese name: Isla), and Cospicua (Maltese name: Bormla). The oldest of the Three Cities is Birgu, which has existed since the Middle Ages. The other two cities, Senglea and Cospicua, were both founded by the Order of Saint John in the 16th and 17th centuries.

The Three Cities offer an intriguing insight into Malta and its history. They can rightly claim to be the cradle of Maltese history, as they have provided a home and fortress to almost every group of race who have settled on the Islands for more than one thousand years.

Their harbour inlets have been in use since Phoenician times: the docks have always provided a living for local people but also left them vulnerable when Malta’s rulers were at war. As the first home to the Knights of St. John, the Cities’ palaces, churches, forts and bastions are far older than Valletta’s.

The Three Cities present a captivating glimpse into Malta and its history, while also delivering an authentic experience of the archipelago’s life and its maritime destiny.