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Trieq Il Lunzjata / Lunzjata street 01
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St Dominic's Church at end of Street less than 10 Meters Away
On Right Hand Side of the street are the Historic walls of the Inquisitor Palace
Living Room Upon Entry from front Door.
Living Room
Living Room
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Living Room
Kitchen / Dining Room 01
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Kitchen / Dining Arched Ceiling
Main Bedroom on Ground Floor 01
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Ensuite @ Main Bedroom on Ground Floor
Yard's Glass Top Ceiling Fitted with lights
Yard's Glass Top Ceiling
Start of Wooden Clad Stairs from Ground Floor.to 2nd Bedroom on 1st Floor
Outside 2nd Bedroom on 1st Floor.
Wooden Clad Stairs Outside 2nd Bedroom on 1st Floor
2nd Bedroom on 1st Floor
2nd Bedroom on1st Floor
2nd Bedroom's En-Suite (Toilet & Basin) & Another Wooden Clad Stairs leading to 2nd Floor Roof Level
Roof Level Landng @ 2nd Floor fitted with Kitchen Sink Cupboard
Out Door Setting on Roof at 2nd Floor
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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta

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luckyaman...
Epsom, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 8 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I don't really want to write this post because I'd like to keep this gem to myself! I'm just so thankful we found this place. Was the perfect base for 5 nights in Malta. An amazing apartment in beautiful surroundings. I thought transport (we used the buses) could be difficult but its very strategically placed and you can get many buses from Paola Square without having to change in Valletta. And then there's the Valletta ferry that only takes 5/10 mins!
Alfie is amazing, so friendly and helpful. He will do everything to make your stay just perfect. The amount of useful info he sent me before we got there was incredible -and I thought I was a travel geek!
I can't even find the right words to describe our magical experience. Staying in Vittoriosa also meant meeting local people and not just the tourist hoardes. Just go :)

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
8 Sep 2016
Thank you for your kind words, It was a pleasure having you both, Two Lovely & Happy Ladies with Big smiles all over their face :) both of you are welcomed back anytime.

It is always my mission to make visitors welcomed and get the most out of their stay, so I am so glad the information I sent was helpful

Thank you ones again and best of luck to both of you with your travel.

Alfie
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Michael G
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding”
Reviewed 13 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Where do I start. Alfie's Place @ The Alley is a great apartment located in a quiet alley in Birgu. The apartment has two bedrooms , 2 toilets and one bathroom. It has a full kitchen, air conditioning and the electricity is paid for using a meter which Alfie prepaid with more than adequate amount for the length of time we stayed. The apartment is well located for easy access to restaurants, small shops and waterfront area. It is the ideal place for a couple with 2 kids or a group of friends to base themselves allowing easy access to transport and Valletta without the hustle and bustle of some of the other areas. Alfie is the type of host you dream of. There was nothing more he could have possibly done to prepare us for our holiday or have done to make our stay more enjoyable. Thanks again Alfie for all you help and advice. Highly recommend.

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Liked best: Great apartment with everything required for our extended stay and Alfie was awesome to deal with
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
14 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for your most welcomed review, It was a pleasure getting to know you and your family.

Knowing you enjoyed your stay, and the place meet you needs and expectations is music to my ears, For me there is nothing more rewarding than a happy and satisfied visitors.

Thank you ones again and hope to see you in the future.

Alfie
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lazyriver...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Really welcoming host, house in beautiful situation”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Alfie was a very thoughtful and friendly host who went out of his way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable, which we really appreciated. He gave us plenty of tips for our stay as well as meeting us at the beginning and end for the keys and to explain everything about the house. Directions to the house were very good and easy to follow. The house is lovely in the sense that it is traditional and situated in a beautiful, calm and historic part of Malta right next to the Inquisitor's Palace and where local life continues around you - pavement cafes, excellent restaurants just around the corner, pretty marina for a stroll. Also very well located for exploring the rest of the island.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Jul 2016
Thank you for your write and much appreciated, it was lovely having you and wish you all the best with your future.
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CsabaV73
Sarospatak, Hungary
2 reviews
“A perfect stay in Birgu”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I wouldn't repeat all the positive reviews, so many people can't be wrong. Alfie is a natural born host, no matter who you are, the first thing is to have a drink with him. The place is really great in the heart of Birgu, steps from the harbour and other sights. I wouldn't hesitate to come back. Thanks, Alfie!

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Liked best: Atmosphere
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Jul 2016
Thank for such a complimentary comment and it was lovely having you both, a very Lovely & happy young couple whom I Love to see back in Malta and have a drink with.

Alfie
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561valeri...
County Dublin, Ireland
1 review
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 13 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Alfies house The Alley is a beautiful house in the centre of Birgu/Vittoriosa with restaurants, shops on the door step .Alfie is the perfect host who went out of his way to make sure our stay was a comfortable as possible. The Alley is a stone house hundreds of years old, wonderfully cool on hot days and fully equipped kitchen, air con, wifi, washing machine, etc. It had everything we needed for our three week stay. If you are looking for a shiny modern place to stay this is probably not the place for you but if you are looking like we were, for a Maltese experience surrounded by history and Maltas wonderful people this is the place for you. Thank you Alfie for a great three weeks we will be in touch soon for our return trip.

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Liked best: Vittoriosa's people
Liked least: Leaving
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Management Response
13 Jul 2016
Thank you both, It was lovely having you and no doubt be delighted to have you back.

Always happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Alley and Birgu itself.

Keep well and look forward for your return.

Alfie
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Trevor D
Naxos Town, Greece
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“Ideal house in central location”
Reviewed 22 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Nice little house near to square and Inquisitors Palace in Vittoriosa . Fully equipped kitchen, living room, bedroom & bathroom on ground floor with further bedroom and toilet on 1st floor with access to roof top terrace but due to location no view.
Access to shops, restaurants, buses and water taxis all within walking distance.
Alfie very helpful about local amenities, even booking restaurants for us before we left UK, emailed self guided walking tours and had good contact for our day tour of Gozo. He picked us up from airport and gave us a quick tour of the area, enough to get us started.
Ideal location away from tourists but close enough not to miss out on Valetta night life. Will certainly stay here again when we return to Malta

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Liked best: location
Liked least: bed and mattress
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
23 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for your review and positive comments, they are always welcomed, It was a pleasure meeting you both a very lovely couple indeed and a pleasure to serve and help.

Thank you so much for leaving the place so neat & tidy it really does help a lot.

Certainly would love to see you again here, you will always be welcomed.

Alfie
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Gillian D
Bournemouth
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Needs immediate work done”
Reviewed 1 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We didn't expect luxury for the low price of this property and were happy to return to Birgu as a lovely base for our Malta holiday. The owner was helpful and pleasant, providing information before our stay and offered a reasonable pick up service from the airport. However there were a few things in the property that needed attention which we have listed in detail directly to him with suggestions for improvement. He has said that he will address some of them immediately albeit too late for our stay. They centred around cleanliness, comfort and condition of fittings and equipment which created some discomfort during our stay.

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Liked best: Location and pleasant owner
Liked least: Discomfort
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
1 Jun 2016
Thank you for your review and your feedback Positive or Negative they are always welcomed within reason.
It is with regret that the property did not meet your expectations but anyone reading my reviews can easily notice your comments are one off and therefore I will not be changing much from what I am already doing.
As for cleanliness I have the services of a local lady, who does both my properties, and not ones an issue has been raised regarding cleanliness, as a matter of fact the review prior to this dated 30/05/16 took exception that the place was clean.
Another Review regarding the same property you stayed in dated 09/05/16 just Three weeks before your stay is titled “Perfect Location & Perfect Accommodation” and on this Occasion Four English Ladies occupied the property and planning on returning.
The main issue you raised with me regarding cleanliness was “DUST”. Anyone familiar with the Maltese islands knows how dusty Malta is!! Furthermore a week prior to your stay Malta had a windy week and sand storms. I will leave readers to judge for them themselves. Another thing you mentioned was the chopping board and all I can say it is a used chopping board and nothing more to add.
Another thing you highlighted was a rusty shower rail which was on my things to do and has since been done, Ones again not one visitor ever had an issue with this and corrosion is not dirt.
As for comfort you raised the issue with the double bed mattress however a text you sent to me dated 23rd May although you did mention the mattress is a bit Firm you also mentioned your medical condition did not help. I do have a spare double mattress which I offered to replace and you refused.
Other things you mentioned were basically wear and tear a normal House goes through, such as curtain Tie-Backs, Broken Toaster which I could have replaced in 5 minutes but ones again you refused.
The list you sent me was over Two A4 Pages, I will not bother readers going through it all, I just leave it for their judgment and compare your review with the 100 reviews I enjoy before yours.
Alfie
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