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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Valletta, Island of Malta

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NikkiandR...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Much better than any hotel...”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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I can't really add much to previous reviews. This is a lovely apartment with fantastic views in a superb location. You would never get so much space and so large a balcony in a hotel for anywhere near this price - and a welcome pack of bread, milk and water!. There are lots of places to eat out in Valletta, and we pre-ordered a grocery delivery from Maltasupermarket.com so we had all we needed for breakfasts and snacks. I'd recommend this apartment to anyone.

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Liked best: The view and the amount of space
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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forfarpec
Picton, Canada
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“Comfortable, Central and the best view in Valletta”
Reviewed 4 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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My wife and I stayed in this lovely apartment for 9 nights. Our host Jasper de Trafford was very responsive and helpful. The apartment is spacious, well furnished and decorated. The bed had a new and very comfortable mattress. It is also a beautiful space with 16 foot ceilings. The french doors open onto a balcony high up above Grand Harbour with a stunning view of the historic Three Cities and of the medieval fortress of Saint Angelo across the bay - even better than the pictures we saw in advance. While the balcony is narrow it is a fantastic place to eat out and just to sit and watch the constant marine traffic: fishing boats, work boats, huge freighters, super yachts, cruise ships - even a Chinese naval task force came in for an official visit while we were there!

It is also a wonderful central location. The main Malta bus terminal with buses to all parts of the island is less than a 10 minute walk away. All of Valletta is in easy walking distance ( though some of the streets are actually staircases) as are water taxis across the Grand Harbour and to Sliema. A wide choice of excellent restaurants are also in easy walking distance although our favourite from our last visit to Malta continues to be Santino Restaurant across Marsamxett Bay in Sliema.
We would love to return to the Captain's Suite for another visit!

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Liked best: The sense of being at the heart of Malta
Liked least: Water pressure was not great
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Vivamarve...
London, Uk
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21 reviews
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“The views, the location, the layout of this flat... perfect. The bed, awful.”
Reviewed 7 December 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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As Valletta is so beautiful, especially at night when the horrible big cruise liners have left it, this apartment would be the perfect place for a couple to enjoy the city and the island in plenty of nice space. The layout of the flat is superb and the size, excellent.

BUT. There is always at least one "but". In this case there are two.

1) The old bed. Very bad. Not only narrow for a double but very short and with footboard, so impossible for tall people. The old sagging bedbase under the mattress had been patched up with two rigid boards that creaked very noisely at every turn. Mentioned this to owner before we left. Hope he replaces soon as he said he would. It is a must!

2) The lack of cooling air. Not promoting aircon, as I am against that too. But a noisy single floor fan is not enough at night. A couple of good ceiling fans in bedroom and living room would make a heck of a difference in the hot months (and it was still really hot in October). The moving air would also keep mozzies at bay.

Two "buts" that are really, really easy to fix. As soon as they are, I'm giving it five stars.

Because we loved everything else about this flat. There are stairs all over Valletta, so climbing two storeys to the apartment is quick to get used to, and the location right by the Grand Harbour is absolutely fantastic (noisy at night).

The apartment itself retains all the great advantages: tallest ceilings imaginable, ample space, old floor tiles, great double doors, two sofas (although one is leatherette and unsuitable for hot climate; the other had a removable cover that really needed washing). The washing facilities, btw, are great, as not just washing machine but tumble dryer is also provided. Essential, when you think of it, as there is nowhere to hang washing. Also useful if you want to provide yourself with fresh linen and towels during your stay, as there are no second sets. There were no beach towels either (we had taken our own as no luggage problem with Air Malta, but it would be useful to find them there).

The recommended taxi company the owners prebooked for me worked perfectly: good driving, good car and no waiting. Price same as getting one at the airport. Useful to get to the place as it is very easy to miss the righ turning till you know the area. We later used the same company when we hired a car for the last few days. The roads in Malta are awful. Keep that in mind if you hire a car.

Parking in old Valletta is impossible... unless you are staying in the old city. Parking places get full during the day, but you can park without any problems just under your balcony when you return from your day trip, as the commuters have all gone home.

There is a telephone in the flat for receiving calls and you can buy a prepaid card if you want to make any.

No supermarkets in old Valletta. If you plan to eat at home, ask the owners where to get provisions. All kitchen implements are provided and you have a great size dining table with one of the best views ever!

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Liked best: View, location, layout
Liked least: Bed, lack of fans
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
21 Aug 2013
Thank you for your review.
You will be pleased to know that we now have new beds, which dont squeak and dont have a foot rest so even the tallest visitors will be very comfortable!
Unfortunately air conditioning is not an option for us as there are restrictions in Valletta. We do however supply freestanding fans which are usually satisfactory.
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bcmj
PAPEETE
Level 3 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Magic view, charmful, clean and spacious flat with nice welcome”
Reviewed 2 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012

I highly recommend this apartment which has a good location overlooking the grand harbour and close to the shops, bus terminus and historic sites in Valletta. Very comfortable and clean with all amenities but no air conditioning. Very spacious rooms. Very careful housekeeper who gave us advice and time at our arrival. I will definitely come back if I visit Malta again.

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Liked best: the superb view over the Grand Harbour and Vittoriosa, the comfort and the amenities
Liked least: The facade near the balcony which needs renovation.
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 35-49
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Londonderry, N. Ireland
Reviewed 22 June 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: The central location and view
Liked least: The mosquitoes
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Rusty1cub
Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic View - Roomy Apartment - Heart of Valletta”
Reviewed 22 April 2012 for a stay in April 2012

My wife and I stayed in Jasper's 1 bedroom apartment "The Captain's Suite" during Easter week in April 2012. Aoartment was immaculate, view was wonderful, and we were close to everything in Valletta. Jasper was there when we arrived and stocked the fridge with a loaf of bread and some milk. The apartment had a phone that one could use with a local phone card which came in handy. Beware the apratmenty is three floors up from the street so for some that might be a problem. We used the car service they recommended for airport pick up and delivery. Recommend the apartment with 4 stars. Mattress on bed was a bit soft for our taste but that was the only negative.

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Liked best: the view
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Domenco
london
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“Great central location with incredible views of Valletta's Grand Harbour”
Reviewed 15 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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The definite highlight of our holiday and we will remember it for a long time was spending our breakfasts and evenings on the balcony looking at the views of the Grand Harbour we think it must be one of the best in the Maltese Islands!
The owners Jasper and Fleur were a charming couple giving us tips what we should do and look at during our holiday.
I recommend going to Cafe Sicilia which is just down the steps good for a morning coffee.
St Johns Cathedral a true baroque masterpiece which is a ten minute walk from the apartment the Caravaggio is very impressive but what I found amazing was all the marble inlay on the floor.
The Mdina is a magical spot try and go there for the sunset,
Enroute is the San Anton Gardens in Attard which is a good place to relax and escape the midday sun.
Right next door is Jasper & Fleurs family pottery factory/shop which is well worth a visit to buy quality Maltese Ceramics.
One has to mention bad things!
A word of warning if you go to the blue Lagoon on Comino try and go early in the morning we went there miday and it was a total nightmare it was very hot and packed with sunburnt tourists not my idea of paradise!

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Liked best: The Views
Liked least: Having to leave !
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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