Clean, comfortable and well equipped apartment with some lovely original features, the best part being the balcony which overlooks Marsamxett Harbour and Fort Manoel, we spent many happy hours here watching the boats and yachts coming in and out of the harbour, and enjoying beautiful sunsets with a cold drink in hand. The apartment is in a quiet area but you are only a 5 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Valletta's busy streets, there are many excellent restaurants and bars offering all types of food and drink here, and the main bus station is only a 10 minute walk away. The apartment also overlooks an excellent place to swim where all the locals go, and the regular ferry over to Sliema is a 2 minute walk away. From Sliema you can take your pick from the many boat trips around the island, we chose to visit Comino to swim and snorkel in the Blue Lagoon, which was an amazing experience. We would also recommend taking in a show at the wonderful Manoel Theatre which is just up the street from the apartment. This has been one of the loveliest and most memorable holiday's we have had, if you like history, and beautiful architecture, amazing food and swimming in the sea then this apartment is the perfect base to explore Valletta and beyond!
It’s really clean and comfortable with all you need. The views from the balcony are amazing and it takes us all of our efforts to get out and see things. There are plenty of fantastic eateries close buy. This is are second year here and we are already planning a third.
Stayed 5 to 12 May. Location very good as just opposite the sliema ferry and very near restaurants and centre of Valletta. Beautiful views. Sun came round to balcony from 3 pm onwards and lovely to sit and admire the view, watch the man with the pony and trap haggle with potential customers and the other local man washing all the cars parked nearby. Apartment had everything we needed. We only ate in one night but everything I needed to prepare a meal and oven and microwave spotless. Bed comfortable and shower good. Comfortable sofa and good dining table and chairs. A range of restaurants just a few steps away. Would highly recommend this apartment.
Stayed here for 4 nights at the end of April. Alexander was helpful via the phone in assisting the taxi driver from the airport (cab is easier at 20 euros inc tip). The location is just beside the Marsamxetto harbour road. The ferry to/from Sliema is a few minutes walk away. The apartment is well furnished and stylishly decorated and has maintained the original decor to a great extent. We didn't cook much at all but there is everything you would need inc a washing machine. The location is perfect for exploring Valletta as everything is only a few minutes walk away. A short 15-20 min walk will take you to the Upper Barraka gardens where you can take the lift down and catch the ferry to the "Three Cities". We visited Birgu on a Sunday and found a wonderful small family run restaurant called Osteria Ve where the food was fantastic and well priced plus they had a good wine list inc 'by the glass'. I had the duck ragu which was one of the best meals I've ever had. You will need to book as it's small but cosy.
I would comment that if you are light sleeper or live in a quiet location, you may notice the noise of the traffic. It's more noticeable from early morning. The window in the main bedroom is in need of some repair and has a gap meaning there's limited sound proofing.
My wife and I stayed in this apartment for the first three weeks of March 2018. It's comfortable, modern and nicely designed, with a wonderful location overlooking Marsamxett Harbour. For a three-week visit, day-to-day living is important and we were pleased with the apartment's kitchen, apartment-sized washer/dryer, and convenience to good local shopping.
As other reviewers have cautioned, the stairs – the two flights of an indoor spiral as well as the stone steps that connect the apartment's laneway to West Street – could be a challenge for someone with mobility problems but it's not a disqualifier for most. We felt that it added charm to our visit.
To me, Valletta is all about walking and exploring its magical streets, culture and architecture. It's obvious from a studied look at the map that the city's entire peninsula is easily available by foot from this apartment. And with an easy 10 to 15 minute walk to the main bus terminal, day trips are easy and inexpensive to most parts of the island on Malta's fantastic bus system.
We never met face-to-face with the owner Alexander but he was easy to deal with by email and phone. Maria, the local property manager, was very amiable and helpful.
We would certainly rent this apartment again on any future trip to Malta.