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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Valletta, Island of Malta

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Edwin G
London, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay in Valletta”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Wow - this is what we both said when we walked into the apartment - WHAT A FANTASTIC VIEW, PRICELESS!

This is simply a wonderful apartment with spectacular views over the grand harbour. This view is precisely why we love coming back to Valletta. This apartment is a great find, it is large and spacious and modern in design. All the fixtures and fittings are modern and everything works. The air-conditioning is essential as it is so hot in July, we had it going day and night in both the living room and main bedroom. It makes a bit of a noise but it did not bother us in the slightest. The kitchen has a cooker, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, washing machine and dish washer, all modern and all easy to use. When we ate in the apartment, we were out on the deck, for breakfast and dinner and what a wonderful place to have a meal.

The main bedroom has a large double bed which is quite comfortable and the bed clothes are good. The air conditioner in the bedroom does not make too much noise and did not bother us in the slightest. There is also an interesting collection of books to read if you are so inclined.

The main room is split level, with the kitchen on the upper level and the living room on the lower level, which you reach by descending down two steps. The room has a large flat screen TV with cable box and there are a good selection of English news channels and two free to air movie channels in English. The sofa is very comfortable. The apartment also has a very good wifi service which is free.

The bathroom is a good size but the shower is perhaps a little small and as there is no door or curtain on the shower, the water goes everywhere. The toilet also makes an annoying noise (I think it is a pump?) every 15 or so minutes. As the bathroom is opposite the bedroom this can be a little annoying. The apartment has a good supply of towels which are in reasonable condition.

The deck has a table and six chairs, and four deck chairs. There is also a rail to dry your clothes. The apartment is very quiet, even out on the deck. This is one of the attractions of this place, the views are not spoiled by noisy neighbours or busy roads.

While the apartment is first rate, there are a couple of minor things that should be addressed. For example, some of the light switches do not have an outer case and some of the lights need to be replaced. Nothing major, but it needs a little attention. The deck has no shade, so during the day, from about 10:00 to 17:00 in July you have the full force of the Mediterranean Sun on the deck - which means it is really not usable for very long during this period. It would be really good to have an awning or even an umbrella over the table to provide some shade.

We had one small problem when we lost power to the apartment. This was due to a fault in the apartment below us. We called Joseph and he was onto it in no time. We had to go out for a dinner engagement and while we were out, Joseph SMS'd us to say all was sorted. It didn't take 50 minutes from the point we notified Joseph which was very impressive.

The apartment is on the third floor of the building. As there is no lift, you need to climb 6 flights of stairs to get to the apartment. So it is a bit of a hike, especially when moving in or moving out with luggage. While the stairs did not bother us, in fact we welcomed the exercise, but I can imagine it would be a bit of a problem if you were elderly or infirm or if you had little children.

The street that the apartment is located on is staired. So no vehicles can run on the street. This means you must approach the apartment on foot. It is quite a few steps up if you approach from the bottom end of the road, so we recommend you approach the apartment from the upper end (towards the upper barrakka).

The apartment if very well located, close to all the amenities of Valletta and close to the bus terminal.

We absolutely love the apartment and hope to return soon.

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Liked best: The views are spectacular
Liked least: No shade on deck
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Melbourne...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Sensational view & luxury apartment”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

From the moment we booked this apartment Joseph was wonderful and extremely helpful. We didn't fly in until 11pm and Joseph was there to give directions to the taxi driver and to assist with carrying bags into the apartment. In fact, if I had remembered to give him my mobile number, he would have collected us from the airport as he was there to pick up a friend whose flight had been delayed!
We had provisions provided as he thought we may be hungry after a day of flights (which lasted for ages) and all of the instructions for wifi (
which was very fast), air conditioning and other appliances were explained when we arrived.
The apartment has an amazing view. We were lucky enough to be in Malta for a week and every day (& night) the view was priceless! We had sundowner drinks every night on the large outdoor patio watching the boat traffic pass us by on the harbour and nightly fireworks.
Joseph helped us out with suggestions for restaurants (& even booked one of his favourite restaurants for us) Joseph also gave us invaluable advice when my husband had a dental emergency. He also allowed us a late check out so that we could enjoy the apartment until our airport collection.
The apartment is very spacious & has all the facilities that you need for a stay in this fabulous city and is close to all of the sights and restaurants and bus & taxi areas.
Thank you Joseph for being a wonderful host. You have made this apartment a great place to stay in!

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Liked best: The amazing view through the floor to ceiling windows,
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
I am so pleased you like so much the penthouse and our lovely island. I am really looking forward to having you here again a day, warmest Joseph
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explorers...
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An Amazing Place”
Reviewed 6 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Joseph's Place is amazing and beautiful, the view is outstanding, the kitchen, living areas and bedrooms are great, but to get to the apartment there are multiple flights of stairs, making it physically challenging so if you suffer in physical challenges this may not be the best place for you, also one of the only negatives is the bathroom and the living room air conditioning. The bathroom is not the best, the shower spills over everywhere and the toilet is unstable. The air conditioning in the living room doesn't work at all, but the bedroom air conditioning works brilliantly. This apartment is just a walks away from the Valleta city as well as the bus terminus. Overall a brilliant place for people who are physically able to get to the apartment, a great view and place to stay.

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Management Response
16 Jul 2014
Thank you for your review, I am happy you liked the flat and Malta. I would like to replay to your stairs issue, as clearly write in the listing the flat is at the 3rd floor with not elevator but this is pretty usual in a city like Valletta. We are not in New York, we are in a Mediaeval city, the Knits’ city….built far before elevators were invented!!! Regarding the air conditioning during your stay you did not tell me anything….all is however now working since the two sleets had their regular annual maintenance.
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abbie p
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic location, cool apartment”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

The apartment was gorgeous - amazing views and really comfortable to hang out in. Joseph met us at the apartment and showed us around including a mini history of the area we could see and providing bread, cheese, ham and milk for the morning which was a lovely touch.
Perfect for a couple or two couples or for a young family (there's even a cot).

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kay01nz
NZ
Level 6 Contributor
38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Magical view - perfectly presented property”
Reviewed 31 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014

This is property is a very special one. The design is modern and uncluttered, well fitted out with the necessities of an apartment and considerable thought has gone into the layout. As it is still a reasonably new renovation there are a few minor adjustments being made. Joseph and his team were super helpful. I have a minor mobility issue and they were very thoughtful with organising cases etc as the apartment is top floor and unfortunately permission wasn't granted to put a lift in during the renovations. Access to the bus and ferry system is a short (but steepish) walk away, as are the main sightseeing places of Valetta itself. History pours out of every stone in this area.
The joy really is the view - it is worth the climb up the steps. For those who want to have some relaxation while on holiday there is always something to be seen overlooking the Grand Harbour - small dingy's through to cruise liners, pilot boats, tug boats etc yet look over the old bastion fortifications and there is peace and quiet to take in.
The area has good restaurants but I prefer sitting watching the view at night to nightclubs so cannot comment on that aspecgt.
Thanks Joseph and team for a wonderful stay.

Travelling group: Solo
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Mugamafre
Les Clayes-sous-Bois, France
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A perfect place in the heart of Valetta”
Reviewed 7 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We stayed in the Palais d'Orange for 3 nights at the beginning of November with our 2 young children. Our first visit to Malta was made very special by the care and friendliness of the guest manager Danier and the wonderful flat. The building is full of history and had been beautifully converted. Our apartment was spacious and beautifully furnished with antiques. The apartment is ideally located for exploring Valetta and the rest of the island: it is 5 min walk to Republic street, or the Grand Harbour and the bus terminal (and 1 min to the amazing Upper Barraca Gardens) .

Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
Your age range 35-49
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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 26 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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