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“You can taste the history and the views all...”

Review of Templar House

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View of Vittoriosa from the roof terrace
Breathtaking views from the roof terrace
The comfortable roof terrace
Shade under the pergola
The courtyard, cool in the hot malta sunshine
Hallway
Dining area
Lounge
Living area downstairs
Kitchen
Stairwell
Hallway upstairs
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Twin Bedroom
Facade of Templar House
Typical Three Cities Street
Vittoriosa view from Valletta
Fort St Angelo, Vittoriosa
Blue Lagoon, Comino
The view from just outside the house looking over to Senglea & Valletta
The bridge to Senglea, a minute from Templar house
Valletta ferry stop, just outside Templar House
View towards Templar House, the bridge to Senglea & the Valletta ferry stop
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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta

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Andrew S
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
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“You can taste the history and the views all around are sensational”
Reviewed 5 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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A fantastic property wonderfully situated next to the Vittoriosa waterfront. As other reviewers have mentioned, the roof top provides stunning views especially of the waterfront, Senglea and Valletta. Sitting there having breakfast in the morning or a glass or two at night, was a real highlight. The facilities in the house are excellent and the whole layout and feel makes for a relaxed atmosphere and an ideal place to holiday. Getting around locally is easy and the short ferry journey that starts just 2 minutes from the front door gets you into the centre of Valletta in just 15 minutes. From there, the buses are available to take you almost anywhere at minimal cost. We didn’t bother with any of the frankly overpriced trips and used public transport everywhere.

Whilst there are no big shops in the locality, the small stores have most things you would need for self-catering although most nights we tended to eat out at the waterfront (either Vittoriosa or Senglea) where the food was largely excellent and very reasonably priced.

Paul and Dorothy are a joy to deal with and nothing is too much trouble. Overall, a great house in a fantastic location. A very real taste of historic Malta.

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Liked best: High standard of house, location and views
Liked least: Can't think of anything
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Fife, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Liked best: Rooftop terrace
Liked least: Coming home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Elena_Zer...
Ioannina, Greece
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“Amazing house with every possible facility!”
Reviewed 28 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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On arrival we were amazed with the house. The children really loved it. The house had everything we needed.
In the evenings we enjoyed staying in the terrace with the perfect view to Isla and the grand harbor.
Also, Birgu is the best place to stay in Malta, easily accessible from Valletta with the boat service (15 min) and really nice to spend the evening onthe seafront.

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Florida
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“The positives far outweigh the negatives”
Reviewed 9 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Our trip to Malta was fantastic. We stayed at the Templar House for 2 weeks and realized after visiting Valletta, Sliema, Saint Julian, Mdina and Gozo that the Three Cities [Vittoriosa (Birgu), Senglea (Isla) and Cospicua (Bormla], where Templar House is located, was by far the best place to stay. Templar House is in walking distance to grocery stores, a bakery, restaurants and produce markets. The Ferry, which will transport you to Valletta and from there to most of the sights, is just steps away and the airport is a 15 minute drive.

The house is lovely and its special feature is an amazing view of the harbor from the expansive rooftop terrace. The kitchen was large and well-equipped; however some of the cookware was not in the best condition. Paul, the owner, was in England but made every effort to satisfy our needs. As an example, when we complained that some of the kitchen drawers had crumbs and hairs in them and the oven had burned food stains, he offered to have the housekeeper return. The Maltese people are extraordinarily warm and friendly. Our neighbors were very kind, but for the next door neighbor who kept their constantly barking dog tied up outside.

We have, for many years, rented apartments and houses all over Europe. Our only disappointments with Templar House, other than the constantly barking dog, were with the property manager and it was the first time we were required to purchase basic items. When we asked Dorothy, the property manager, to replace trash bags, tissues, toilet paper and soap, we were told to buy them ourselves. When we asked her for a pot holder, Dorothy suggested we use a towel. When we asked her for a baking sheet, Dorothy told us to buy foil trays.

Templar House has outstanding air conditioning, a great T.V. and an easy to use washing machine. The bedrooms were comfortable and the bathrooms were adequate even though the shower temperature shifts and weak water pressure required adjustment.

The pluses, however, far exceeded Templar House’s negatives and we would not hesitate to return when revisiting Malta in the future.

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Liked best: The location of the house and view of the harbor
Liked least: Amenities
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Torsten B
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely time at Templar House”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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people found this review helpful

We spent a lovely week at Malta together with our
8 years- old daughter. The house offered plenty of space
for us and is situated in a non- touristic area, but
everything is easy to reach.
Tasty restaurants are in 5 minutes walking distance, water taxis
take you to Valetta in 10 minutes. We didn´t rent a car, the public bus
system is very cheap and takes you almost everywhere. The pick-up
service from the airport worked without any problem and we entered the
house 15 minutes after leaving the baggage claim area.
Altogether I can highly recommend Templar House for a relaxed holiday
at Malta.

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