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Shamrock Apartments
Ranked #2 of 6 Bugibba B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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263 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Perfect budget appartments”
Reviewed 8 July 2011

Me and a group of small friends stayed at shamrock apartments this july and we had a great time. Leading up to our stay Antida provided lots of information about the appartments and local area including a brief holiday plan. She also organised taxis to and from the airport which was very helpful.

When we arrived at the appartments Antida offered to upgrade us to the gorund floor appartment with a private pool at a reasonable additional cost per person. The appartment was huge with two bedrooms and a large open plan living room and kitchen. One of the only small negatives about the appartment was the decor, it was a bit of the shame the partition walls were made of silver plastic.

The bedrooms all contained fans which kept them cool even when the temperatures soared to 35 degrees! Both bedrooms had a bathroom with a shower and toilet which made it perfect for a group of four girls.

The pool was also fantastic, it was large enough to have a swim as well as having a patio area surrounding it with four deck chairs. There is also a table and chairs outside which meant we could eat meals outside in the sun. Antida always made sure the pool area was kept very clean and the pool was cleaned regularly. One tip would be to always ask Antida if you need anything as she is extremely helpful.

Overall I would say this is a perfect place to stay if you are travelling to malta on a budget, the appartments are clean and spacious as well as having a central location and being close to the bus terminus. We would all definitely recommend these appartments!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2011

These apartments are great value for money are clean and tidy.
We stayed here as three couples in three apartments. The apartments are large and have two bedrooms. They have two balconeys, one on the lounge area and one in the main bedroom.
The rooftop pool is quite small but ideal to cool down in. There are also some sun beds provided which we never had a problem getting.
All in all I would have no hesitation in going back.
Thanks Antida!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sittingbourne, Kent
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2011

I was surprised at how big the apartment was. We had a 2 bedroom one which was very airey and clean. There was a big fridge in the kitchen which was brilliant. I missed a plug in kettle (ours heated up on the hob) and a microwave but everything else was functional. It was just off the main tourist drag but still managed to be quiet. We were also on the 3rd floor and had a sea view which was an unexpected bonus as we were able to enjoy the beautiful sunset every evening. The bedrooms had fans. I was awoken by the dustbin lorry the first few mornings but i soon got used to it and could ignore it. This was the only noise we experianced. The pool is small but lovely and clean, you dont expect to do laps in it - it's ideal for cooling off in it when you need. My three children were hardly out of it on the days we stayed at the apartment instead of going out and about, it was more than adequate. Be very careful on the steps down though as they become very slippery when wet as my husband and the kids found out the hard way! Antida and Robert were very friendly and helpful.

Lots of places to eat and drink nearby. There is a field/paddock outside that we were told that if we walked across it and down the facing street there was a pub round the corner called The Bell which was highly recommended for value and we can confirm this. A hearty breakfast before noon is a mere 2.5 euros. We didnt eat breakfast there but had a couple of evening meals (would have been more if we'd found out about it sooner!) We really enjoyed the local Peking restaurent along the street (main drag) and can highlly recommend it. However i would give the chinese (Great Wall, beside the Diana pub) a wide berth as it was the worst takeaway ive ever had - totally tasteless!! - no soy sauce very bland and they forgot to include the chilli i asked for as well but I dont think that would have saved it from the bin.

Overall it was good value for money which we booked direct with the owner.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

We have just come back from the most enjoyable stay at Shamrock Apartments.We stayed for 2 weeks from 31st May to 14th June.We cannot believe how much we found to see and do in Malta,and Antida was very helpful with advice on where to go and how to get there.the apartments are very handy and close to everything but lovely and quiet when you come back at night,I cannot remember a holiday when I slept so well and felt so relaxed.We would recommend them to anyone and we cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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shamrockapartments, Owner at Shamrock Apartments, responded to this review, 10 July 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Shamrock Apartments, Malta and for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travellers.

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience in Malta and that you were satisfied with the apartment and service offered during your stay.

It would be a great pleasure to be your host iagain n the future for your next visit on the Maltese Islands.

Warmest Regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2011

We have been to Malta many times - but we fancied self catering as opposed to our usual B&B stays. After a search, we decided on the Shamrock Apartments. They are in an ideal spot - just off tourist street and just a few minutes from the bus station. All the rooms a large and airy and are very clean and tidy. The owner and staff are very friendly and will do their best to make your stay as nice as can be. There is a large roof top sunbathing area with a swimming pool, loo etc. The apartments are very quiet - with many guests staying on long lets

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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shamrockapartments, Owner at Shamrock Apartments, responded to this review, 10 July 2011
Dear Guest
Thanks for taking out your precious time and giving your very positive feedback for Shamrock Apartments - Malta. You are very right the apartments are also very popular for winter long lets where the guest can benefit from very special offer during winter. We would like to take this opportunity to say you very heartiest Thanks from entire team for your compliments.

We highly appreciate your feedback as it will assist us in becoming better at what we do. We hope for the opportunity to serve you again.
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leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Booked a 2 week stay at Shamrock which entruly enjoyed every bit of it. Loved the morning sun from my balcony also the roof top swimming pool with comfy sunbeds. Unfortunetly the pool was still cold to use. Antida is a really lovely landlady and helped us with all the information we needed . The apartment is close to all shops and bus station which takes you to the main attractions, however I would recommend to book one of the hop on /off tour busses especially that of Gozo which gives a comprehensive tour of the island.

Room Tip: Our room was a ground floor: clean and peacful
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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Reviewed 22 March 2011

My wife and I wintered i9n Malta at the Shamrock Apartments from early December until March 2012. Our apartment was clean and spacious and the service offered by Antida and her family was first rate. As the apartments are self-catering the kitchen supplies are fairly basic but manageable. Indeed, if you require further kitchen equipment Antida would be happy to oblige. The apartments are located near to all amenities, 500 metres from the seafront, the bus station and there are many cafe/bars, restaurants within 400 metres. Having said that the street where the apartments are located is a cul-de-sac and there was very little noise in the evenings despite the proximity to Tourist Street. The post office is nearby as are launderettes, supermarkets and there is a daily (Mon to Sat) fruit and veg van which sells fresh produce. Imported food in the supermarkets (especially from the U.K.) tends to be pricey but local produce is relatively cheap (and tastier). Definitely worth staying.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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shamrockapartments, Owner at Shamrock Apartments, responded to this review, 5 April 2011
Dear Guest
I really enjoyed reading your review and it was a pleasure hosting you for 3 months. I am pleased that we have met your expectations regarding a helpful service and tidy place. During winter, starting November till March we get busy with winter long lets with the majority of guest being senior British couples. The Shamrock Apartments are popular for winter long lets due to the affordable price that is charged and spacious apartments. Also as this guest mentioned very well the apartments are just off Tourist Street where shops and bus station are located. Though the apartments’ central location we located in a safe a quiet residential neighbourhood. Thanks once again for this review and hope to see you this coming winter
Regards
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Property: Shamrock Apartments
Address: Shamrock 137 Triq J. Quintinus, Bugibba, Island of Malta SPB 1300, Malta
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Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Bugibba
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bugibba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Shamrock Apartments 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shamrock Apartments with shared swimming pool are centrally located and located in a very safe neighbourhood in Bugibba in St Paul's Bay area in Malta. The Shamrock Apartments are 8 minutes by walk from supermarkets, bus station, main square, sandy beach, banks, restaurants, pubs, casino and other any tourist services and facilities. The Shamrock Apartments is a small family-run business and a unique feature of the Shamrock Apartments is its rooftop swimming pool with sea views. Other facilities include: Inroom wireless internet access (WI-FI) in the apartment, ample free public car parking, free lugguage storage, passenger lift and office to assist guests. ... more   less 
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