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Car Hire!

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Car Hire!

The dreaded car hire question! I know everyone will say I don't need to hire a car as public transport is so good on Malta. However, it's a short trip over the Easter break, our first trip to Malta and our first child free holiday in 12 years! So we want to see and do as much as possible. I'm wanting to hire a car at the airport. Which hire companies are aiport based or can anyone recommend a car hire firm to use. I was just going to book a car through argus but previous threads have put me off. We will be based in St Julians. Many thanks.

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1. Re: Car Hire!

I have recommended this company many times before as I have always found Victor and his family to be reliable and honest.

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Give them a try.


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Princess Car Hire I have hired from them for the last 3 years, they always meet me at the airport and the cars are always fairly new and in good condition. I have found their charges fair and no extra charge for a second driver. I have not been charged for petrol, this time it was provided with a full tank and was asked to return it with a full tank, which I did. My excess is usually €120.

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I have never had a problem when hiring a car from Auto Rentals who are based in St Julians, just round the corner from Wembley Motors who are on the main road Triq San Gorg. They usually supply the car with a fuel tank quarter full and ask for it to be returned quarter full. Good rates and decent cars - just ask for John (sen) or John (jun).

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I just read this post and although my reply is too late for your holiday, I can highly recommend Princess Car Hire. We hired for June 2014.They delivered our car to our apartment in qawra and allowed us to leave at the airport on day of departure. No extra charges. Provided a free seat for our toddler. The car had only 3500km on odometer and was like new. Very good price and very professional and reliable. Highly recommended.

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Here's another plus for Compass car Hire :) .

I was a little aprehensive with all the rip off stories regarding car hire in Malta and had a few questions to ask .

I recieved very polite and efficient replies to all my questions ,thanks to Pauline ,which put my mind at rest so went ahead with the booking,.

I was picked up from the hotel spot on arranged time ,a short time later after the usual paperwork we were driving away a great well maintained car armed with directions to our planned trip for the day .

Absolutely no problems with the entire hire period ,dropped back off at our hotel without fuss .

I will definitely be using ' Compass Car Hire ' again on our next holiday in Malta.

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