What a fantastic holiday to Malta. Well we had a brilliant time and it all went like clockwork. We booked through Expedia which was easy, updates from Ryanair which was great. Priority boarding in my opinion is a must.
So we landed in Malta on the Monday and were met by our transfer driver which Neville had organised for us. He was a great guy and told us lots about Malta on the way to the apartment. Our host was held up in traffic but that wasn’t a problem as the driver stayed with us and explained more about the local area. When we got into the apartment it was really nice. We were given a full explanation of all the amenities, air conditioning, where to buy food etc. The standard of the apartment was great and very clean. The view from the balcony was fantastic and overlooked the bay. I asked about a hire car which Neville booked for me and the next day we were mobile in Malta. Driving is a bit hairy there but loads of fun. The bus stop to all places was about 100 meters away so you don’t need a car but if you are diving then a car is a must.
Fast forward seven amazing days and the we were heading home. We were picked up by another transfer driver and dropped off at the airport so it was really easy.
We loved it so much we are just trying to work out dates for next year to go again.
A massive thanks to Neville and Ruth.
A great view across the harbour with a bus stop outside the door for easy access to other areas of the island, the apartment was clean, comfortable and well appointed with all that you would want for a family holiday. Its on the fourth floor of a well maintained building with a good lift and everything, including transfers and payments went well.
We stayed here for 3 nights as a family of four. We were met late at night by Salvatore, who checked us in and showed us all we needed to know in the apartment. There were some basic provisions left in the fridge which we really appreciated as we arrived so late and didn't have time for shopping. The view from the apartment was serene, so nice to wake up to in the mornings and sit on the balcony for breakfast. We used it as a base to visit everywhere! Best beach:- Ghajn Tuffiea (spelling?), also we visited Popeye village which the kids loved for the inflatables in the sea (they were starting to dismantle these October time). We stopped to have a meal in the Fontanella Tea Garden in Mdina, a wonderfully historic and well kept fort with great views across to Valletta at night. Within St Paul's Bay itself, Gusto (?) was a great restaurant that we ate at a few doors down, there was a coffee shop at the harbour end of the bay in the corner (near the fruit and vege stand), run by a friendly woman from Jersey who served us a tasty breakfast and good coffee and milkshakes for the kids.
Neville's apartment was clean, well equipped and expertly run. The best features for us were the balcony, view and location. He keeps the place maintained throughout and all communication with neville was easy and professional. I would love to return and stay but we have a long bucket list, fingers crossed that when we get through it, then we'll be back! Thank you Neville for a truly enjoyable stay.
Rebecca, Martin, Archie and Ruby
We searched an apartment in the last second before the season start. No matches becouse we were on a family holyday, 8 adults 2 children. We cannot book anywhere else, but saw their beautiful apartments, asked if any of them is available for us. They answered fast, the communication is very fast and proper. (Via email whatsapp we didin't try facebook but these are more than enought in 21st century to communicate fast).
We get a really good apartment in St, Paul's bay, for a really good price. It's huge and really well equipped even for a large number groups. Air conditioning, fast internet television. And the view is incredible. Not mention the location, there is a bus stop nearby, probably one bus route to every good beaches and cities. Shops, restaurants and beaches nearby. The owners are correct, take care of transfers (its not their fault if the transfer is late, there is a really different transport system in Malta becosue nobody rushing :).
Highly recommend everybody the GETAWAYMALTA team, they are correct, and proffessional.
Thank you for making our holiday easier, and being a great host.
We stayed 7 persons in this appartment just by Saint Paul's Bay.
The appartment was clean, had everything we needed for staying .
Good kitchen and 3 betrooms with very good beds .
Everything worked like aircondition, hot water ( 2 bathrooms) , internet and lots of TV canals ( even danish !! )
Last but not least a terrace with the most fantastic view , just like the fotos.
The appartment is located outside of the tourist area, which we liked a lot .
5 minutes walk from there, we could swim with the lokal .
The sand beaches and attractions on Malta and Gozo could easily be reached by buses, who droved just outside the door.
You have supermarked, bars and restaurants in walking distance.
Communication with the owners was excellent before and after our visit. Their rep put on a very brave face when we arrived – at least 2 hours later than planned ! (Our satnav didn’t work with the English names, so if you want to go to St Paul’s Bay, spell it Pawl !). She was very nice given that we arrived @ 0200 hrs, and the fact that she had bought us some basic foodstuffs was greatly appreciated.
The flat itself was very clean but a little on the basic side. The 3 bedrooms were spacious and well appointed. On the other hand, we did find the lounge a bit cramped, indeed on arrival we thought this was the owner’s office ! That said, the flat had a very nice balcony overlooking the bay so no complaints there. The lounge was equipped with a 3 man sofa, table and chairs and a flat screen TV. It also had 2 butane gas heaters, which were a godsend as the March weather had taken a turn for the worse. The kitchen area was clean and tidy and well equipped with the usual appliances.
I think we were a little unfortunate in our timing as one of the adjacent flats was being renovated, so lots of early morning hammering and dust during the day. Future visitors won’t have to put up with that, but don’t expect a Sunday lie-in as the dual carriageway to the rear of the bedrooms becomes a motor cycle race track during weekends as this road is the route to the Gozo ferry and is heavily utilized from early morning and evening at weekends.
Parking one’s car outside the flat is very easy and we never struggled to find a slot – unlike the rest of the island which is awash with cars and impatient drivers. There is a small lift to all flats so access to and from was very easy and friendly to those with minor disabilities. Overall, would I stay there again? Most certainly. I think to sum up I would say that it was a basic holiday flat but with a lot going for it. The owners are good communicators, it has everything you need, it’s easy to access and has great views of St Paul’s bay. Definitely recommended.
For my opinion the appartement was quite nice and has a very nice view from the balkony.
The rooms are quite big and with everything inside you need for a week. The appartement is near a bus station where you can take the bus to the city centre. In front of the appartement are lots of car parking abilities.
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