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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Marsascala, Island of Malta

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Marchant1...
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great views, great host, well equipped, a real Maltese area”
Reviewed 28 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Dario is a very competent host and is willing to go out of his way to accommodate / rectify any issues immediately.

The location : Very quiet, traditional Maltese (a lot of the properties in this area are 2nd homes / holiday homes for the Maltese that live further inland). We were made to feel very welcome by all the friendly Maltese neighbours and enjoyed socialising with them in the evening, they cannot do enough to help you. The sea is right across the road from the apartment with a handful of people swimming, sunbathing etc which was very convenient and it's a 10 minute walk in to Marsascala centre. Unless you hire a car we did find it a little challenging exploring the island from here, Marsaxlokk is 20 mins by bus, Valletta is approx 40 mins on the bus but if you plan on visiting Mellieha Bay it is close to two hours on public transport or 45 mins by Taxi. (Ecabs were amazing, book online using your phone, gives you an 'upfront price' before you book so both you and the driver are aware of the cost, no issues / haggling and the fleet are all brand new black cars, cheaper than the white taxis). The area is aimed at those purely looking to relax and absorb some traditional Maltese culture, it's not as busy or as commercialised as Silema or Bugibba but the centre does have an array of bars / restaurants and everything you would need.

The apartment: There are three flights of stairs in order to access the property which proved a challenge for my parents (72 & 70) but once inside the apartment itself it is quite spacious, one of the twin rooms does not have air conditioning which proved an issue even when using a fan but Dario did arrive very promptly with a portable air conditioning unit that we agreed to hire for 65 Euro over 2 weeks which was reasonable.
The open living space / kitchen leading to the balcony was great to relax (the sofa is amazing, deep and very comfortable) with a large electric fan to cool the room.
The power of both showers was a little disappointing as they were quite weak although adequate and if the weather is hot when you visit keep an eye on the amount of energy you use (air con uses a lot of electricity) but these are minor points.
There is a roof terrace with sunbeds and panoramic views of Zonqor point which we used and enjoyed on a several occasions but the main balcony was the highlight, to sit at sunrise, breakfast, sunset or in the evening and people watch, eat or simply relax looking out over Zonqor point was fantastic.

I'm sure, like other people who have reviewed this property would agree, you will not regret staying here. Dario will do his best to make sure you have a great holiday and if like me you have visited Malta previously and stayed in one of the main resorts this will be a more relaxed and authentic Maltese experience.

*If booking a taxi, use "Zonqor point restaurant" as the pick up / destination (50 metres up from the apartment)

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Liked best: Balcony / view / neighbours
Liked least: Showers, stairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jacqui C
Adelaide, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Location, Location!”
Reviewed 23 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This was a second place we stayed in, in this trip to Malta.
We loved the closeness of the sea & the sound of it at night.
Dario & his family were really fantastic to deal with & would gladly again anytime I'm visiting family again.
We were very happy staying here for our last week & wished it was longer.
Thanks for everything :)

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Liked best: Dario was exceptional to deal with
Liked least: Stairs but not a big deal
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
23 Jun 2016
Thanks a lot Jacqui,

I am really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and it was a real pleasure hosting you :) I really hope that we will meet again in the future. Send my regards and keep in touch
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Marmel
San Jose, CA
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect quiet location and great hosts!”
Reviewed 4 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The flat was comfortable and very clean. All the comforts of home.(Wi-Fi included). Our host Dario and his wife were so accommodating and were always available to answer any questions we might have, from operating the washer to riding the bus!
Dario was even kind enough to drive us into town on one of his visits. The views from the balcony were breathtaking! We were in walking distance to shops and restaurants and for public transportation. We would definitely come back again and highly recommend this flat.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Stairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
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lemmits
Pacifica
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50 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A little bit of heavan”
Reviewed 3 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Beautiful location, close to stores, restaurants, transportation, overlooking the sea. Very spacious. Dario was very accommodating!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Beadyjan
Darlington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Stunning views”
Reviewed 7 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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person found this review helpful

A very comfortable apartment in a good location in this quiet fishing village. The view from the lounge/ kitchen veranda and the roof terrace are amazing, you get full sun all day from watching the sun rise over the ocean at the left hand side to watching it sink below the harbour at the right, great for people watching, people jogging by, fishermen and bathers on the rocky shore below and boats and ships to see too.

Inside there is everything you need for a homely stay. A well equipped kitchen 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with one lovely ensuite with a shower.

Location wise its a lovely 15 minute stroll to the harbour where there is a small selection of cafes and restaurants. There is even one restaurant the Zonqqor point restaurant at the end of the same block just a minutes stroll away and a small restaurant at the nearby diving centre/pool open limited hours when we were there December/ January. 2 small shops are about 10 and 15 minutes away one up a rather steep hill.

Dario was extremely helpful - nothing was too much trouble for him and he was on hand at any time we needed him for help or advice. We had a lovely relaxing break here and even in mid winter the sun shone brightly most days.

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Liked best: The amazing views
Liked least: The walk uphill to the shop
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
26 Jan 2016
Thanks a lot Beadyjan,

It was a real pleasure hosting you and your husband :) Thanks also for being so clean and tidy. I really appreciate this and I really hope that we will meet again in the future. All the best for the future.

Best Regards to all
Dario
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rkw387
Wrexham County, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bright ,comfortable apartment with beautiful sea views.”
Reviewed 15 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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Spent a great week in this lovely apartment in November 2015. The owners, Dario and Alexia were very helpful and contacted us during the week to make sure everything was ok. An added bonus is the superb Zonqor Point Restaurant just around the corner.

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Liked best: Great location
Liked least: 5 sets of stairs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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cris19672...
Rome, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous, and exactly as advertised!”
Reviewed 1 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had an amazing time at Dario's apartment. It was very comfortable, was situated in a wonderful location, and was absolutely gorgeous! Dario was attentive to every detail, and helpful in every way. We will be back! And, we will recommend this apartment to everyone!

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