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“Ideal Winter Break”
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Overlooking Pool Area and BBQ with Jacuzzi cave left hand side
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Overlooking Pool Area and BBQ with Jacuzzi cave left hand side
Pool with gazebo and barbecue area in background
Gazebo overlooking pool
Apartment Sky Blue Dining Area
Bridge over koy fish pond
Vine tree gazebo and turtle pond in background
Koy fish pond
View from entrance of seating area in front garden with pool gazebo in background
Hammock swing, deck chairs, and hammock in background
A favourite seating arrangement by the pool
Apartment Sky Blue Kitchen & Dining Area
Apartment Sky Blue Bathroom
One of our pets (life comes easy to most of us)
Vine Gazebo with Turtle Pond
Pool area Bird's eye View
Inside pool cave right hand side
From inside Chill Out area overlooking Pool Area
Pool, Jacuzzi Cave, Chill Out Area - at night
Overlooking front door of Apartament
Sky Blue Kitchen, Dining, Desk, & Entrance to Bathroom and Bedroom
Sky Blue Lounge Area with sunny Patio in background
Pool Deck Area & Double Barbeque In Background
Sky Blue Main Bedroom
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Madliena, Island of Malta

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John N
Aylesford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Ideal Winter Break”
Reviewed 5 March 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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We had previously visited Malta on three occasions and wanted to return for a long Winter break over the Christmas period and after much searching we chose the Sky Blue apartment. For a long break it was important that everything was as we wanted it and we were certainly not disappointed with this lovely self contained apartment with every facility.

The holiday was for almost five weeks and we feel privileged to have been able to stay at this lovely apartment as part of Paul and Josanne's wonderful home, it was everything we had wished for and truly memorable. It was nice to be completely private but have the owners around for advice if needed and we miss our chats with Josanne!

The facilities are excellent and although at a high point on the island, a 10 minute walk down the hill gets you to a supermarket who will deliver for free if required and the main bus routes to Valetta and to the North are also located at this point. True, it would be nice to have a car but certainly not necessary.

We feel we have gained friends including Hank the dog! We will certainly be returning to Malta in the near future and will be contacting Paul and Josanne to this end.

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Management Response
7 Mar 2014
Thank you for such a lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you staying with us and to be our neighbours and not just our guests for this period. The feeling is mutual, we too gained friends, as we do with most of the people staying with us, particularly at this location as we get to see them more often than we do others in our apartments at Sliema, St. Julians or St. Paul's Bay.

We have been lucky to also follow up on these guests' stay with guests who also stayed with us for yet another month, who were also very sweet so we have kept the cordiality going; we're thinking of adopting you all and making you our permanent neighbours.

Toby is now also joining in in greeting our guests, always happy and playful with a few extra tricks up his sleeve (sorry, furry paw), participating in everything we do - a real show-off.

It will be a real treat to hear from you again, and should you again visit Malta we'd certainly want to see you. Drinks are on us!!!

Our best wishes to the both of you for a healthy and peaceful retirement.

Warm regards

Paul & Josanne
xxx
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Arnault C
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Marseille, France
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Reviewed 19 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
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Liked best: la terrasse
Liked least: les animaux
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Management Response
20 Nov 2013
We thank these guests for having stayed with us even if only for 4 nights and for their positive comments about us. The price is indeed cheap and we try to keep it competetive for all our guests, year round.

In answer to the negative comments, we are sorry that these guests found that the dog and cats disturbed them. The guests also mentioned that the apartment is located in a village (actually it is a hamlet) in an area away from shops, etc. We are sorry that the guests may have not read the full advert because it is mentioned that we do have cats and dogs (actually we now only have one), and that we are located in a serene and quiet area but still close enough to St. Julians.

Our cleaners are present everyday and their first activity in the morning is to clean the gardens so we cannot see how these had been left in a mess. In addition, seeing that the guests had a small child, the dog was kept in its pen for the whole period and only taken out by us on a leash (others guests actually love to play with the dog and also take it out for walks, but we understand that not everyone is the same).

There are infact 3 windows in the apartment (a large one in the kitchen/lounge area, a small one in the bedroom, and a smaller one in the bathroom for ventilation). In addition, the window in the kitchen/lounge area faces south, meaning that it receives direct sunlight for most of the day, especially with the curtains fully drawn.

We are a family of only 3 people who actually live above the apartment. We are normally very quiet and unintrusive (as other reviews will show) and quite honestly had just returned from a long flight (from San Francisco) just a few hours earlier to their arrival so we were sleeping most of the time and cannot understand the noise we could have caused. Still, we regret any inconvenience these guests experienced as it is always our priority to make sure that our guests are well taken care of.

We had asked the guests the time of their departure from the apartment, mainly because we had another arrival on the same day. The question was not asked so as to quickly have the apartment vacated but rather because we would have provided these guests with another apartment, albeit smaller, where they could shower and rest for the rest of the day if these had a late night flight back home. As our check-out time is at 11:00 am, we normally provide this service whenever possible.

Perhaps one other plus that the guests failed to mention was the personal attention we greeted them with. On their arrival, having gotten lost in the streets leading to the apartment (the address and directions had been provided to them previously), my husband personally went out searching for them at 01:30am all over the hamlet, well knowing that they also had a child with them, and once located, then carried most of the luggage for them to the apartment so that they could tend to their child. Once inside, we provided them with water, tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread, biscuits, cheese, ham, crackers, a bottle of wine, etc. to make sure that these would not sleep hungry.

Considering the cheap price the guests also mentioned in their review and the service provided, it was perhaps not such a bad deal after all. Admittedly, we are not 5-star, but neither is our price, and with all due respect, no 5-star accommodation would have provided any of their guests with the service mentioned above.
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