We stayed in a ground floor 3 bed apartment for a week from 11th August 2012.
I’ll start with the positives – the staff were really friendly and minor issues were resolved as soon as we asked. The beds were comfortable and the apartment was spacious, with a lovely big terrace. There is loads of wardrobe space too.
The location is great, set back from the main road so it’s quiet and just a couple of minutes’ walk to loads of bars, restaurants etc.
Buggiba itself is great for families, particularly those with small children. Our 4 year old loved the water park and mini fairground. The beach isn’t great though – it’s grit rather than sand, but there are nicer beaches at Mellieha (a half hour bus ride away).
The views from the roof top pool are lovely, although there was a wait for sun loungers most days and the pool isn’t big enough for inflatables/ball games etc (all of which are banned).
Which brings me on to the negatives. Upon arrival (late at night) we found that the rubbish from the previous occupants hadn’t been removed and the floor throughout the apartment was filthy. Both of these issues were rectified as soon as we reported them the next morning.
The fridge wasn’t very good – milk etc only lasted a day or so and two of the rings on our cooker didn’t work. Some of the kitchen utensils had seen better days too, and we had a few replaced when we asked. The kitchen was a bit of a disappointment for us, as we did need to cook ourselves quite a bit (the 4 year old has a nut allergy).
The towels were changed once during the week and I don’t think the sheets were changed at all – I’ve a feeling they just made the beds with the existing sheets the one time they came in! We took our own rubbish out too – there is a shed thing just outside, so this wasn’t a problem.
There was no real seating area in the apartment – just a sofa bed in the same room as the kitchen. This didn’t really bother us too much though as we had the terrace outside. It might be more of an issue out of season though when it’s cooler.
The bathroom was big (with 2 showers next to eachother!) but was tired and dated.
The biggest problem (which everyone has commented on) was the heat. There is no air con, just ceiling fans which are totally rubbish and it was impossible to sleep. One of our Maltese relations demanded a fan, which they provided free of charge, but this didn’t really help much. I’d read the comments before I travelled, but wasn’t prepared for just how hot it actually was in the apartments.
Overall, these apartments OK, but could really do with some investment – definitely air con (or buy in some decent units for hire), and some modernisation – our apartment particularly needed some money spent on the kitchen and bathroom.
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- Also Known As:
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