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1 BDR Regal House of Character in Mdina: Prime location with stunning views!

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Mdina - the Medieval city where this property is located.
Entrance into the dining room. Natural light through the antiporta.
1 of 29Mdina - the Medieval city where this property is located.
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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
3 guests
3 nights minimum
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This property is a large duplex one bedroom townhouse within the main square of Mdina or L-Imdina, Malta's old capital city. Mdina is a fortified Medieval city of more or less 300 inhabitants. It is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and is extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. This property is found in one of the most prominent and outstanding locations in the ancient walled city of Mdina: St. Paul's Square facing the Cathedral of St. Paul. Living in Mdina is comparable to residing in an open air museum. It is a perfect location for those who enjoy culture and for those who would truly like to experience residing in this magnificent city steeped in history where everything is within walking distance. Its location cannot be emphasised enoug...This property is a large duplex one bedroom townhouse within the main square of Mdina or L-Imdina, Malta's old capital city. Mdina is a fortified Medieval city of more or less 300 inhabitants. It is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and is extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. This property is found in one of the most prominent and outstanding locations in the ancient walled city of Mdina: St. Paul's Square facing the Cathedral of St. Paul. Living in Mdina is comparable to residing in an open air museum. It is a perfect location for those who enjoy culture and for those who would truly like to experience residing in this magnificent city steeped in history where everything is within walking distance. Its location cannot be emphasised enough - not only is it situated WITHIN the walled city of Mdina (not in other towns such as Rabat, Bahrija, Mtarfa or Mosta nor in the outer-limits of Mdina), but it is situated in St. Paul's Square, the main centre of his city overlooking the Cathedral. The property has been recently renovated with modern furnishings. The final result is a comfortable property that can host 3 people both in the summer and winter months. Its location and nature make it perfect for small groups of 2 and 3. For potential guest's convenience, here is a general description of the layout of the house. It is spread over 2 floors connected by a spiral staircase. The ground floor consists of an entrance room that acts as the dining room. A circular table dominates this room, providing adequate seating capacity for our guests. The large front door provides a readily accessible source of natural sunlight where one can enjoy one's meals. One then proceeds into a recently re-modelled kitchen that has been supplemented with all amenities. These include a cooker, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle etc. There is also a washing machine and an ironing board set for our guests convenience. The washing amenities consist of a quaint shower room with a separate W.C. The top floor consists of a large bedroom and living room with a writing/study area. The main feature of this comfortable area is a spacious balcony, accessible from both the bedroom and living room, that overlooks the square and the Cathedral of Malta. The large bedroom that overlooks the Cathedral of Malta comfortable sleeps 2 people, in 2 single beds or 1 large double bed (as the single beds can be adjoined together). The property can host another person in a folding bed. The living room consists of recently upholstered sofas that provide a perfect place for one to relax, read a book and simply watch the time go by, from one of Mdina's best locations. In this room we provide numerous books, maps and touristic information that all guests to Mdina will find useful. The option to sit on the balcony in Malta's glorious weather and enjoy such activities in the fresh air is a unique perk of this property. The possibility of dining on this balcony is one that most guests would also enjoy. On the top floor, one also finds a small study area, where a cosy desk is situated under a window. We will do our utmost to ensure that you will enjoy your stay in Mdina. Should any guest require anything in particular - please let us know. We live nearby and do our best to help. Myself or a member of my family will be available to welcome the guests to the property: we will meet you in Mdina, show you the house and possibly give you a short tour of the house and Mdina should you desire. We consider ourselves accommodating and will do our best to ensure that your stay is comfortable. We are also similarly available should you need any information regarding what to see and do on our beautiful island. Apart from being a lovely house, its situation not only within the actual city of Mdina, but in the main square of this astonishing city is unrivalled. Mdina is truly a gem which my description cannot do it justice. Mdina is one of Europe's finest examples of an ancient walled city and is extraordinary in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. The history of Mdina traces back more than 4000 years old and is one of Malta's earlier inhabited places. Lamp lit by night and referred to as 'the silent city', Mdina is fascinating to visit for its timeless atmosphere as well as its cultural and religious treasures. Impressive palaces inhabited by Maltese nobility line its narrow, shady streets. The town was the old capital of Malta, and with its narrow streets, few inhabitants and beautiful views over the Island it is truly a magical city. Mdina is situated in the north west of the island of Malta. Particular highlights within Mdina include the Natural History Museum, the Carmelite Church, Palazzo Falzon, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum, the Mdina Experience, Mdina Dungeons and the Banca Giuratale amongst other attractions. A variety of cafes, wine bars, restaurants and museums are within walking distance from the property. Mdina is also within walking distance of the delightful town of Rabat which also boasts of many of its own attractions. St.Paul's Church, the Roman Villa, St. Paul's Catacombs and grotto are not to be missed! According to local tradition, this grotto is the place where St Paul resided after he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta. Mdina is close to many sandy beaches. Gnejna bay, Golden Bay, Riviera can be reached within a short 10 minute drive. For those seeking the rural, quiet and calm Malta, Mdina and Rabat can be used as the starting point for some of the most interesting walks in the country-side on the island. One can visit nearby Dingli, Bahrija, Bingemma, Imtahleb, Kuncizzjoni, Lunzjata, Chadwick Lakes and Verdala Castle. These spots will surely offer a glimpse of rural Malta, far-removed from the urban life. This property can be used as base to visit most sites in Malta such as Valletta, the 3 Cities, Marsaxlokk, Sliema, St. Julian's, Rabat, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples amongst other attractions given the regular bus services that pass by Mdina. Should you be travelled with children, we can guarantee that the trip will be enjoyable for them. Just outside Mdina is a playground and a large garden right underneath the city bastions. One can also opt for a traditional horse carriage ride (Karrozin) or a ride on the trackless 'train' that will take you around the Windy roads of Rabat and Mtarfa (another adjacent towns to Mdina). An audio visual display of the Mdina Experience or a visit to the Mdina dungeons can also offer a unique cultural experience. Mdina and the surrounding areas also host some traditional Feasts and Festivals. These include: The Feast of St. Joseph celebrated in March, Rabat. Medieval Mdina celebrated in April, Mdina where The Silent City comes to life with a Medieval theme. Entrance fees for all museums and attractions in Mdina are reduced. Easter Week: there is a Good Friday pageant celebrated in Rabat where Christ's passion and crucifixion are depicted by statues born aloft through the streets of Rabat. The Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul celebrated on the 29th June in Mdina. The Feast of St. Paul is also celebrated in July in Rabat. With regards to parking - there is ample public parking right outside Mdina. You should park here, as it is illegal to park inside Mdina's city walls without a permit. We may be able to get you a permit and will do our best to do so, if you provide us with the information about your rental vehicle. In the unlikely possibility that we are still unable to get a local parking permit, you would have to park just outside Mdina, a mere 1 minute walk from the property. Overall Malta is a stunning country to visit with a little bit of everything to offer. You won't regret your stay here and we guarantee your time spent in the Medieval gem that is Mdina will be a pleasurable one. Environmental Contribution Payment - The Government of Malta has recently introduced a charge that is liable on all guests staying at all types of accommodation. All revenue generated from this initiative will be directed solely and exclusively to upgrade and embellish the local infrastructure in touristic areas around the Maltese Islands. The contribution is payable by all tourists/guests who are 18 years or older on the day of arrival. It amounts to €0.50c per person for each night spent at our accommodation. The contribution is capped at a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay. We are obliged to collect this contribution and then pass it onto the Government. An official and government-issued ‘Notice to Guests’ will be available at the property that further explains the environmental contribution and the reason for this charge.The exact sum due will be determined during your stay, and I once again apologise for the inconvenience. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Mdina is a quiet town, referred to as the Silent City. Thus it is not the ideal location for large scale parties. Additionally, please be reasonable in your usage of electricity and hot water. Unlike other rentals, these costs are incorporated (as opposed to added on at the end of your stay) in the rental price of our property. We value cooperation in this regard from all guests. Please also ensure number of guests booked corresponds to guests staying.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Andrea D
Languages spoken:English, French, Italian
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 26 March 2020 via mobile

We are unfortunate to have been caught up in the covid 19 nightmare with a cancelled cruise to Malta and no way of getting to our accommodation On contacting Andrea yesterday through Airbnb he has agreed to issue us with a complete refund What a...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank susanbanks
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Reviewed 4 July 2019

Date of stay: June 2019
Reviewed 22 April 2019

Mdina is a beautidul spot and Regal House of Character is pure magic. The location is perfect. It is close to everything and easy to get around. Joanna is a charming hostess. She is a walking history book that can give you all the information...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank travelslow2
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We had a fantastic holiday in Mdina over Christmas. The city is spectacular and views from the apartment are stunning. The apartment was beautiful. Thank you Joanna for welcoming and looking after us so well.

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank TowpathCottage
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We recently spent an idyllic few days in this beautiful apartment in Mdina. The location is very special, with a direct view of the cathedral, and you feel you are immediately part of the action! Mdina by night when the tourists have left is magical...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Hec16
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Location: This apartment is situated right in the main square, across from St. Paul's Cathedral. This is a fantastic location, the views are to die for. It's easy to walk to all the attractions in Mdina, including many restaurants and shopping. It's not too far...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Travelling_Axe
adscassia, VR Owner at 1 BDR Regal House of Character in Mdina: Prime location with stunning views!, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for the positive review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here, Just to reassure future guests, that we have done our best to address the Wi-Fi issue by installing another Wi-Fi repeater and increasing the speed to the highest...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We booked for a one week holiday having previously visited Mdina many times before, but as holidaymakers staying elsewhere on Malta. It was during these previous visits that we fell in love with Mdina and decided to holiday there one day. So we were delighted...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank ajdgpark
Reviewed 12 April 2018

It is hard to overstate how spectacularly this property is situated. To me, Mdina is the most beautiful city in Malta. It is especially pretty at night, when most all the tourists are gone. The bedroom and living room balconies overlook the focal point of...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Charles W
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, this is a comfortable house in the beautiful central square of Mdina.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Alexander K
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very unique place. The view out the bedroom and sitting room upstairs faces straight to the church! It was an adorable and quirky apartment. My favorite was the sun filled sitting room upstairs. The bedding was thick and very comfortable! The spiral...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Rebecca C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Balcony
Books
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Mdina is situated in the north west of the island of Malta. The property itself is situated in the historical treasure that is the Medieval city of Mdina. Particular highlights in Mdina include the Natural History Museum, the Carmelite Church, Palazzo Falzon, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum, the Mdina Experience, Mdina Dungeons and the Banca Giuratale. A variety of cafes, wine bars, restaurants and museums are within walking distance from the property. Mdina is also extremely close to the delightful town of Rabat which can also boast of its own attractions. Our home can be used as base to visit most sites in Malta such as Valletta, the Three Cities, Marsaxlokk, Sliema, St. Julian's, Rabat, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra Temples etc.
Getting around
:Malta is a small country. Short distances need to be covered by the average tourist. All major sites in Malta are close by. All major sites in Mdina and the surrounding areas are in walking distance from each other. Given that Mdina is a tourist must-see, it is a major hub for the local bus system and most routes pass through Mdina. Mdina is also well linked through public transport with many other top sites and visiting other spots on the island will not be a problem.Taxis also congregate close to Mdina.Should you rent a car, there is ample public parking right outside Mdina. Only permanent residents are allowed to park in Mdina, however we might be able to obtain a parking parking permit.
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