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“wonderful villa in a quiet small town”
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Villa Manikata WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE
BRIGHT UPSTAIRS HALLWAY
FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN OPENING ONTO POOL TERRACE
HALLWAY DOWNSTAIRS OPENING ONTO COURTYARD
CENTRAL COURTYARD
Double bedroom WITH ENSUITE SHOWER
DOUBLE BEDROOM ENSUITE SHOWER
DOUBLE BEDROOM ENSUITE SHOWER
TWIN SINGLE BEDROOM
DINING ROOM
LOUNGE OVERLOOKING POOL TERRACE
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
St. Paul's Bay, Island of Malta

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sigita320...
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“wonderful villa in a quiet small town”
Reviewed 13 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
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We have spent 9 days in the villa in the end of October 2014 - two adults and three children aged 1-6 years old.
Everything since the very first moment of communication with the owner was very smooth. We have arrived late at night (past midnight) and the villa was left for us with the dim lights on which felt very welcoming.
The size of the house is enormous and in fact it looks much better and more spacious than the pictures portray. The weather temperature in the house was just perfect for the time of the year, we did not need neither the aircon, nor the heaters. The pool was a bit too chilly but our children still enjoyed it a lot. The spaces are huge in the house, the kitchen is not very modern, but there are all the necessary utensils and equipment for your comfortable self-catering holidays.
The village itself is very small and quiet, but there is a shop for the grocery necessities and we rented a car and drove around the island to discover different beaches (Paradise Bay being our absolute favourite) and Valetta, Mdina, Marsaxlokk and Gozo.
Although some refreshments are necessary in the bathrooms and the kitchen (dishwasher), the owner confirmed they are planned during the winter season, and I highly recommend the villa to anyone looking for a quiet, authentic and comfortable stay very close to all main attraction sites.

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Liked best: authenticity of the old Maltese house, lounge area around the swimming pool
Liked least: the house is very loud - you can hear every step you make downstairs or upstairs, but that was not a problem for us as we were spending evenings quiet
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Nov 2014
Thank you for your great remarks. Our intention is always to make you most comfortable and to have a lovely holiday, our house being part of it. We are very glad you enjoyed it and it was nice meeting you and your family.
This winter, as we do every year, we are planning some improvements.
Thank you once again
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mathair20...
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely. spacious accommodation”
Reviewed 25 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We are a family of 6 and found the villa very spacious. The villa was clean and had all the essentials. The pool was clean and we used it most days. The location is rural and therefore only one shop but we preferred that to the busy towns and had no difficulty getting around Malta using the public transport system which is cheap. We ate out a lot but bought our groceries in the bigger towns. There is a lovely beach about quarter hour walk from the villa and a couple of good restaurants nearby.

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Liked best: The bedrooms were downstairs which meant they were cooler than the rooms upstairs
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Nov 2014
Thank you...the description of the house is as you found it.
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bryan100
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“fantastic”
Reviewed 10 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We booked this apartment for our holiday this summer two adults and three children. It was as describe by the owner, very clean spacious and well equipped,
nice quiet relaxing location,
Air con was excellent, and pool was great

If we are back in the future we will try to get this again, and i absolutely recommand it to all people who want a nice spacious house in Malta

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Liked best: pool was great
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
14 Oct 2014
Thanks for your good comments. As always we try to ensure that You have a great time in our house by making you most comfortable and relaxed.
We hope to see you again next summer.
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Paula1427
Ireland
1 review
“Exceptionally Beautiful Villa”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Myself and 5 friends, 3 lads and 3 lassies our ages raging from 19 to 30 stayed at this wonderful villa in September, we could not get over how big the Villa was when we first arrived, it was in priesting condition. With towels on our beds, robes in our wardrobes and as we arrived at night there was a light left on for us, we felt so welcome. We all had our own Rooms and Bathrooms with Air Conditioning this really helped as we are Irish :) The Villa is well built with lots of character and charm and beautiful decorated I loved the beams in the ceilings. The kitchen is well equipped with all the gadgets needed for cooking with stunning views. The villa was very peaceful with night life just a short taxi ride away. The Golden Bay beach was only a 10 min walk with a selection of bars and restaurants. We spent most of our time by the Pool which had loungers and seats for us all to relax. The owner was so helpful from the minute we booked the villa in May. We would return in a heartbeat.

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Liked best: The Pool
Liked least: The chickens accross the road making noise in the morning
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
3 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for a really fantastic review...we do try to make our tenants as comfortable and at home as possible and I am glad that we succeeded in making your holiday a most enjoyable one. You truly described the house as it really is and it was a pleasure having your group of well behaved young people to stay and relax.
Thank you once again and hope to see you next summer.
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carlow
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“beautiful villa miss it already”
Reviewed 14 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

perfect villa ..huge pictures dont do it justice , pure comfort has great air con. wifi good..beds comfy. pool area is perfect. absolutely loved it..cant fault the villa itself but wish it was in a more lively area.... quiet little town with a bare shop...although golden bay is close by for food beach and sand. hens nest door kept us awake so i hope the get eaten ...toaster should be replaced took over 10 mins to toast ..

recommend to anyone

Travelling group: Friends
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Philchris...
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Villa”
Reviewed 15 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
1
person found this review helpful

The Arikata in Manikata was a lovely Villa. It far exceeded expectations, and we were all surprised at the size. It was very clean and spacious. The location was good, but I would not advise if you want to go out at night as it is just a tiny village. We hired a car but Malta does have a excellent bus service and there is a bus stop just up the road. The beach was about 5 mins by car, it was probably a little too far to walk, but the beaches on that coast were stunning. The pool was great, but if you have young children be aware it is pretty deep. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is the lack of air conditioning, the ceiling fans were good at keeping it fairly cool, but I think there is air con being installed in 2014.
Overall very pleased with the Villa, booked through Malta Choice

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Liked best: The house had character
Liked least: The knives in the kitchen didn't cut!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Janeb11
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
75 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Lovely large farmhouse”
Reviewed 28 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

We chose this villa because it was away from the usual holiday hotspots and thought it would be nice and quiet - unfortunately there's some minor (if you all a crane working from 06.30 all day minor!) building works nearby which disturbed us some early mornings and day times and made us close windows at night which of course then made it hot!

The building works won't last long though and we found it was a lovely villa with loads of space for 6 people. There were only 2 of us but we loved the terrace and pool and the way the main rooms surrounded the area. The pool was delightful although I think for 6 people it may be a bit small. We struggled with the oven which because we love to cook did mean we used the BBQ a lot. There was plenty of crockery etc although we never found a sieve and will probably take a knife sharpener away with us next time as this is the second property we've found where the knives hardly cut a thing. Everything else though was there.

The owners were brilliant and communication and help throughout our stay was better than you could wish for. We found a kettle blowing the trip and by the next morning the housekeeper and neighbour were called and we then had 3 kettles!

People in this area are so lovely. The first night we walked down the hill to dinner and asked for a taxi home - the manageress couldn't conceive of us calling a taxi and within minutes her car was outside the restaurant and she was giving us a lift back up the hill!

Although we did rent a car during our stay - there is a bus stop only yards away and Malta public transport appears to be excellent.

A great place to take a holiday and I'd thoroughly recommend it.

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Management Response
2 Aug 2013
we feel that your comment about the crane was unreasonable as it was outside in a public road and for a relatively short while...also, we were always personally reachable in malta...you seemed quite relaxed and content, said that it was a lovely house and that you had a wonderful time...this is what we consider to be the most important!!
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