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Shamrock Apartments
Ranked #2 of 6 Bugibba B&B and Inns
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“Owner made the whole trip. She couldn't have been more helpful”
Reviewed 30 August 2013

This was a great apartment to stay in. If you can get the bottom floor apartment as it is massive and comes with a private pool. The owner helped us with all arrangements for sightseeing and trips and even got us a discount on most of them. Would recommend highly. It's only 30 seconds from the main street where you can shop or grab a bite to eat.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We had arranged a transfer via the apartments when we first booked – I emailed several times the week before to re-confirm our flight details and pick up time but had no response. I had to telephone in the end, and our pick up was fine thereafter.

We arrived at the apartments just after 11:00 AM and our room wasn’t ready (fair enough). We were told to come back at 2:00 PM which we did but no-one arrived at reception to meet us for nearly an hour (we were hot, tired and our luggage was locked in the reception area).

Although our 2 bed apartment (no 5) was huge, we were disappointed with the standard of it.

The view from the balcony was over a wasteground car park and we experienced constant noise and dust. As the apartments are not cleaned at all during a one week stay I ended up having to mop and clean it myself to keep on top of the dust (our 5 year old has asthma).

The corridors were dark and dingy and half of the apartment (one bedroom, the kitchen and the bathroom) had no natural light due to the layout of the building.

The woodwork/door frames throughout the apartment and corridors were literally falling apart from the bottom up (splintery edges).

The curtains in one bedroom were hanging off (we were promised they would come back and fix – no-one ever did). The window ledge in the same bedroom was also falling apart (cracked tiles). The beds were hard and the pillows were awful.

We had paid for an apartment with air-con. Be warned – this is only in one of the bedrooms and empties into a bucket on the balcony, which we had to empty several times. The other rooms are unbearably hot and the fan in the other bedroom was too noisy to use when trying to sleep.

The fridge handle was rusty and broken and it wasn’t the cleanest or coldest. We didn’t really use the electric cooker as it also looked dodgy. There were only a couple of cupboards in the kitchen to hold the utensils etc, so there was nowhere to store any food.

The pool has nice views but it's tiny – this was OK for us though (our 5 year old loved it), but if you want to swim or use inflatables, it's not for you.

On a positive note, the location is good, the shower was good and it wasn’t too expensive. I believe the studio apartments are much nicer and more modern than the 2 bed apartment we had.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Bracknell, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We stayed here for two weeks, Very dated the cooker was faulty it kept tripping the electric which we reported and was told to use a different ring pointless, the fridge broke down which they did replace, holes in the floors in the corridor and the edges of the beds are very sharp, The wood on the door frames is coming apart, lots of noise from other guess as there was a group of all male teenagers staying there, the clean towels that they supplied had a big lump of hair on yuck so glad we took our own, the pool was not very clean either

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed last week for 7 nights and it was a great choice. Had Apartment 11, which is 2 bedroomed with 2 balconies. As other reviewers have correctly stated, the apartment was clean, spacious and very centrally located for the local bus terminus, supermarket, cafes and other amenities. My partner and his son used the swimming pool at the top of the building, which offered a spectacular view of the sea and coastline. Our balconies looked out to a ground floor swimming pool, which was not part of the facilities.
Very helpful owner and her son. We booked one of our trips through them and made a good saving. Yes, the apartments are basic but comfortable, but this was a holiday with an adventurous and active teenager who wanted to be out and about, hence we were looking for a pleasant base rather than a luxuriuous premises. Check out the Seashell Fish restaurant and the crepes/pancakes cafe - recommended.

Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Port Glasgow
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Excellent. As other reviews apartments basic but what more do you need. Apartment huge with 2 balconies and all that's required for a self catering holiday. Location brilliant, short walking distance to everything. Antilda, Roberto and Abraham couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome. Will definitely be going back. Thanks to all at Shamrock.

Room Tip: All apartments great. We had apt 14 which could have easily accommodated 4 adults.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2013

We stayed for four weeks at the Shamrock Apartments just returning on 10th June. We have stayed in Malta many times, but this was our first time self catering. We were not sure of the location but as soon as we arrived we had our bearings. The apartments are just round the corner from a main street that leads to the bus station, the seafront and the main square is just down the road. We were close to supermarkets, bars, restaurants and shops.
The apartments themselves are excellent, we had room 23. There were two balconies, one for sitting and one for drying the washing. We realised we didn't need all the clothes we took, even for a month because it was so easy to wash dry and iron if necessary. There is a smart kitchen area, electric hob and microwave. Fridge freezer and sandwich maker and all utensils needed. We didn't use them as we found the food was so reasonable in the bars and takeaways are everywhere.
There was a huge bed, bathroom was a walk in shower tiled in black and white, really smart, a sofa opposite a flat screen television fixed to the wall. There is air conditioning and a large fan fixed on to the wall. We only used the fan as aircon always give us a sore throat. There is your own combi in the bathroom so hot water is never a problem.
Rooms are cleaned once a week and all linen changed. I liked this, no maid knocking on the door when it was not convenient. I do like to get up when I am ready to.
There are a few steps up the front door, so might be a bit difficult for someone who has a problem with them. There is a lift up to the higher floors.
Pool is on the roof with quite a few sunbeds, I don't think you would have a problem finding one.
There is friendly cat who always comes to talk to you. We always saved him something for his tea, if you go please carry this on.
View from the balcony does overlook the residents car park, we are in the middle of a residential area. There is waste ground right opposite, but it was entertaining watching the dogs and their owners taking their daily exercise. Their is a guy who has a horse he trots around each day, he has ended up making his own race track.
We would deffinately return to the appartment is crossed everything for us.
Antilda and Robert could not have been more helpful, were always there if you needed them.
Thank-you both.

Room Tip: Room 23 had the sun in the morning, so when we were up sat outside before it was too hot. Then when...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Myself, my partner and his Father all stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment (No.13) in the Shamrock apartments in April of this year. We could not have found better value for money anywhere else on the Island of Malta. The apartments are just off the main tourist street where you can find many nice bars and restaurants. Our apartment was very spacious and had everything we needed for our self catering stay. The views from the roof top pool are great it is a very peaceful suntrap. The Apartments are run by the loveliest family who are always happy to help with any holiday needs. They very kindly organised our airport transfers, booked our favourite restaurant in Sliema and also our round Malta tour.
A big thank you to Antida, Robert, Julia and all the family for making our stay perfect can't wait to return on our next visit to Malta. Elaine and Scott Pearson.

  • Stayed April 2013
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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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