Villa Messina Home


Officially opened on the 31st August 1996.  Villa Messina is situated at the heart of Rabat, alongside the picturesque priory of St. Dominic’s.  The complex enjoys advantageous proximity to the rich, historical city of Mdina on one side and the sprawling countryside of Buskett and Dingli on the other.   The complex is built round manicured landscaped gardens. Following a refurbishment project to the Home completed in May 2017, the original capacity of the complex was increased to 218 persons in 104 rooms.  Various High Dependency Units and a Special Care Unit specialising in care of dementia offers professional care to a special segment of residents needing focused attention, care and dedication. This Dementia Unit has 6 rooms with a possible compliment of 12 residents. Villa Messina offers spacious, independent living units, all of which have a balcony.


Upon receiving an enquiry, the potential resident and his relatives are invited to visit the home to attend an orientation visit, prior to their the admission. During this visit, new residents will be given a tour of the facility and briefed on the facilities offered at the Home.   

Services offered

Accommodation and room facilities

All our rooms are attractively furnished. All rooms are air-conditioned, have a tv connection, telephone set and a nurse call for each resident. Residential units are either single, double or triple rooms, all of which include a fitted kitchenette and an ensuite shower room which offers a nurse call via pull chord system.


Services include:

  • General requests and information
  • Room service orders
  • Podology and hairdressing bookings
  • Newspaper orders
  • Flower orders
  • Reporting of faults in the rooms
  • Taxi service and accessible vehicles


Continental breakfast lunch and dinner are served in the dining room. Special care is given to residents’ needs and dietary requirements . Although we encourage our residents to make use of our dining area to integrate and socialise together, meals can be served in one’s room when necessary.

Personal Care

Personal Laundry

All laundry can be collected, washed, ironed and delivered by our trained staff.

Linen Service – Sheets, pillow cases, towels, and other personal needs are provided in house.

Chapel Services

Rosary and Holy Mass are celebrated daily in our Chapel. Holy Communion and Confessions are also held in the residents’ rooms.

Communication with Residents

A Residents’ meeting is  held between the management and the residents every six months.

Safety & Security

Common areas are CCTV controlled for Health and Safety purposes.

Smoking and Alcohol consumption

Smoking is only permitted in a designated area in the garden. Smoking is strictly forbidden in the rooms and all public areas in line with national legislation. Excessive consumption of alcohol is strictly forbidden within the facility.

Fire Safety

All rooms are fitted with smoke detectors and a fire evacuation plan. All rooms, corridors and public areas are equipped with fires extinguishers and fire rated doors.