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Romantic Malta

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Romantic Malta

We're now back from our trip to Malta and Italy. Thank you to all of you who answered questions or offered tips. We absolutely fell in love with Malta and are talking about going back next year because a few days just wasn't long enough. We loved the people--everyone we met was helpful. We did make it to the hypogeum and we have to admit it was beyond words. What a special place it is and how very fortunate we are to have seen it. We were enamored with Valletta and should have stayed there as opposed to St. Julien's. St. Julien's was nice and our hotel was great but Valletta is for those who want to wander with the ghosts after all the tours have left and that is where we belonged...we couldn't get enough of it. It wouldn't have mattered that it had no nightlife or few restaurant offerings. Silema was defintely where you want to be if you want the nightlife and shopping, from what we could tell. For the first time in our travels, we took advantage of the hop/on-hop/off buses and it was the best decision we could have made on such a short time schedule. We saw much more of Malta and the various sites than we would have otherwise. We'll go back. Malta has stolen a little piece of our hearts!!

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Well done you! And thanks for the feed back -many posters don't let us know how they get on. I agree with you about Valletta, expecially wandering off the beaten main track.

For really quiet romance on Malta itself, you could also try Vittoriosa, which has a new small boutique hotel coming on stream, and is even quieter than Valletta, Or Mdina with the Xara Palace Hotel.

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We could easily see ourselves planted in Mdina. How great is that place?! Vittoriosa was a place we wanted to spend more time at and actually got on the bus with that in mind. We were shocked when it drove on through without stopping. Apparently hop-on/hop-off does not mean everywhere the bus goes! I think Malta is one of those places you can spend two weeks at and never scratch the surface of all there is to see. It appears there were many fine shopping centers but we aren't into shopping, so I'm not sure. For history buffs and camera geeks, Malta is heaven.

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It sounds like you'd have really liked Vittoriosa. If you go back try the public buses. Alternatively try staying there. There are a number of self catering options in the Three Cities and as Sean says the first of Vittoriosa's hotels is due to open in December. It's a boutique hotel with 3 suites and 1 double room. My guess is it'll be a bit pricey but if it's history you like then it's worth considering.

www.palazzovittoriosa.com

They've been building a bigger hotel on the waterfront next to the casino but who knows when they''ll finish it. When they do it'll be 5 star with 111 rooms.

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thanks for the feedback. Dont leave it too long to get back to Malta and try and see Gozo too. Even though I stay in Sliema when in Malta I also am drawn into Valletta often..so much to see.

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Enjoyed your review - much appreciated. Hope you'll be back. I'm sure you agree with us that few places have so much to see and do packed into such a small area.

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Hope that you will come back on tripadvisor to share your experience. I will vote for Mdina for your next visit !

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Hi amc - isn't it a pity that there aren't any more moderately priced hotels in Mdina ? I.ve heard that there is a guest house called Maple Farm which is about a ten minute walk from Saqqajja and seems very good. The Point de Vue isn't bad. At lease there are now a few guest houses and apartments in Valletta.

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I have a feeling nailing down a place to stay next year is going to be VERY difficult! Malta has so many charming places to stay it is difficult to choose for a history geek!

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Just setttle on a different one each year - then you will end up being as daft about the place as some of us regulars on here!

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And that isn't so bad, is it? I'll just get some good duct tape and adhere my camera to my eye, put on some good walking shoes and I'll be set!