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Stepping out From 'Alfie's Place' & Looking Down the Street
Alfie's Place - Gilormu Cassar Steeet By Candle Light (2nd Week End of October)
Alfie's Place In The Most photographed Street
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta

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JanL65DK
Denmark
1 review
“Alfie's place is the Perfect Base, for an active & historic holiday”
Reviewed 19 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Thanks Alfred, for opening up your child-home to us tourists - it has been the perfect Atmospheric, Local & Historic Accomodation Apartment - that we thought we only could dream of staying in.
Overall: Perfect, can 100% recommend Alfie's place and Alfred as a host.

Advice to future guests :
-Transport "to/from airport": Alfie's offer to transport from-to Airport is a fantastic way to start and end the holidays.
-Transport "in Malta": We "fell in-love" with bus number-2 - starting and ending at the Birgu-Centre (200m from the apartment) - and going to the (obligatoric) Valletta-Bus-Terminal (where nearly all busses in Malta "start-out"). The Ferry "3-Ferries" from-Birgu/Cospicua-to-Valetta is also available (PS: The Sliema-Valletta ferry doesn't share ticket-system with the Birgu/C.-Valletta ferry). Busses were often "full" in the middle of a bus-route. The Tallinja-app is good for seeing "next bus" (the "Planning-route" function didn't work (sept'2017)).
-Car-Rent & Driving: Is for the "hard-core" (because of narrow roads, limited parking-space, left-lane-english-driving, expenses, etc.).
-Groceries: Local small shops has +++ atmosphere, Super-Markets can be found in Sliema etc.
-The sorroundings++: Historic+++, and Alive (with Locals living, working, chatting & sitting outside). It all makes this place a paradise for the active & open-minded tourist, who doesn't mind the on-your-own challenge.
-Surprices++: Help can be found everywhere - asking the locals. Local free museums (we found 2: "Marianna" & "Birgu-Historic").
-Apartment++: Besides being historic++, it was fitted with everything we needed - incl. washing machine, electric-owen, microwave-owen, 220V-UK/EU-converters, and ventilators. Plus Alfreds friendly help and guidance.
-Ship-Cruises +/- (Round Malta, etc.): We chose the cheap all-in-one Captain-Morgan (over-filled, quite big ship, standing in line, and very basic). We will recommend either taking a stroll around the Sliema-Tourist-Coastline (to view and ask/negotiate yourself) - or choosing the Hornblower (booking can typically be done online). We came to the boat ourselves with bus (+/- compared to paying for the "pickup-service").
-Beaches+/-: Beaches (apart from Mellieha sand-beach) consist of (slippery) Rocks - which can be a challenge. We recommend bringing bathing shoes and wound-plasters. Melliaha beach/bay was a real ++tourist-Italian-Riviera beach. There are less seaked rocky places - and beach-app's to help.

Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
21 Sep 2017
Thank you so much for your kind works and I am so glad you all enjoyed your stay with me.

Also a Big thanks for the insight about Malta especially the Beaches and the Slippery Rocky ones. Whic I tend to Love most :)

Thank you ones again and I want to thank you for leaving the place spotless and well organised. Makes my life a lot easier.

Alfie
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Richard C
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Birgu is the older of the "three cities" with lots to see and do on this peninsula, including; Malta at War, Maritime Museum and also St Angelo's fort. There is a regular ferry and bus (2) to Valletta.

Alfie is the perfect host, very accommodating, engaging and excellent communications. He also kindly picked us up and dropped us off at the airport.

The accommodation itself is 500 years old and comprises a kitchen/ diner and toilet/ shower room downstairs (where the washing machine is located) and two bedrooms upstairs. The larger of the two rooms is very comfortable and includes air conditioning. The smaller bedroom does not have AC but there is a fan and comprises two single beds.

Set in a quiet lane the only noise is from neighbours who might be chatting.

Lose yourself in Birgu walking through the lanes and finding new views across the harbour.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Jul 2017
Thank you so much for the write up and kind words, much appreciated, It was an absolute pleasure having you all and certainly would be great to see you in the future.

Also a big thank you for leaving the place Clean, tidy and well organised.

All the best and thank you ones again.
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Βαγγέλης...
Athens, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing stay”
Reviewed 29 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We had an amazing week in beautiful Malta . Our hostess , Alfie , contribute highly to that , Alfies apartment is highly recommended for those want to have a unique experience leaving in the heart of historical city of Birgu . Stay there is a back to future experience , so genuine difficult to find in any other place . If crowded tourist places with multi store hotels is not that you are looking for your vacation , choose Birgu & Alfies apartment . Even it’s only a week after our return ,we already looking forward to visit Malta again .

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jun 2017
Thank you for your kind comment and was a pleasure to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay.

I was an absolute pleasure having you all here and look forward to possibly see you in the future.

Thanks for looking after the place and for leaving the place in a very orderly organised state.

Alfie
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Tonevav
Sofia Region, Bulgaria
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Everything was perfect!”
Reviewed 9 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

That was our second stay at "Alfie's Place" and we can surely say that the house is asolutly beautiful, the location is perfect and Alfred is the nicest host we've ever met.
Hope to see you again soon, Alfie! :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jun 2017
Thank you so much, it was fantastic seeing you back and hope to see you again in the future.

Glad both of you enjoyed your stay and thank you for such nice and kind words.

Alfie
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Avril D
Woodcroft
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful unique pure Maltese area”
Reviewed 8 June 2017 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Alfie was the perfect host. Food and milk provided as a starter in the fridge. Alfie took us to and from the airport four times and refused remuneration- very much appreciated. Extremely efficient aircon in main bedroom. Alfie's Place is in the middle of an authentic Maltese street and is built of Maltese limestone. Cute little shops all around for any groceries needed- well patronised by the local Maltese. Close to buses and ferries, Historic museums and churches very close.Truely authentic and much enjoyed 16 days. Wish I could have posted this review earlier but was unable, probably as we were traveling for many months and the site would not let me place any comments. ( sorry Alfie)
Alfie was very informative about all things local, nothing was too much trouble for him. Hoping to return and stay in the near future.

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Management Response
8 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for you write up and nice words, it was an absolute pleasure have you and catching up on the Australia.

No need to be sorry and better late than never, Rest assured you are not the only ones having problems leaving reviews, I have been assured on occasions and they simply do not turn up.

Will ertainly look forward to see you again in Malta and I am glad as always you enjoyed your stay.

Alfie
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Reviewed 3 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jun 2017
Thank you so much for such a wrap and kind words.
Always a pleasure to hear that visitors get the most out of their stay, and you travelled a long way to get here so I am extra please that all worked well.

It was an absolute pleasure getting to know you, a very interesting couple indeed.

Wish you well with your careers and Fitness and sure hope we meet again in the future.

Alfie
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Gem-madam...
Middleham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best host in Malta”
Reviewed 21 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Alfie's place is ideally located in the ancient heart of Birgu. If you enjoy historic buildings, beautiful narrow streets and all a stones throw away from an amazing harbour full of yachts of all descriptions this is the place for you. There are numerous local restaurants serving good food at fair prices and the Maltese wine is a must. Alfie is just a wonderful person, warm and friendly who is happy to help in any way he can. His welcome ensures you will have a magical holiday from the start.

Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 May 2017
Thank you for your kind words and description, It was an absolute pleasure having you both.

It is always rewarding knowing visitors enjoyed their stay.

Thank you for looking after they place and leaving it so clean and organised which was a great help for me.

I hope I get the opportunity to see you again in the future.

Alfie
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