This apartment is on the 16th floor and offers lovely views over the sea on one side and Valetta on the other. It is very spacious and light and in a great location right next to the shops and a short walk to the bus stops.
When we arrived, I noticed a broken light and mirror in the en-suite and a broken sun lounger on the balcony and reported these to Paula. She responded immediately and a maintenance man was there within the hour. He was able to replace the bulb but unfortunately the replacement sun lounger didn’t arrive during our stay.
Just for information, the apartment is described as having three bathrooms but it only has two, with a third toilet. I imagine this is something to do with the language difference. There is an en-suite shower and the other bathroom has a bath with a shower attached to the wall. (There is no shower screen)
It would have been nice to have had a little information in the apartment about the local area; maps, bus times etc… We used the transfer service offered by the owner and were met at the airport by two very friendly and helpful gentlemen, one of whom came to the premises at the end of our stay to hand over the deposit and do the necessary checks. On the subject of the deposit, we were told a couple of days before our trip that we would need to give them a £200 cash deposit (or 250 Euros) which was returned to us at the end. If you have already paid a deposit at the time of booking (as we had) you need to let them know. They are very approachable and prompt in replying to queries.
The pool is pretty large but not too deep at any point. We never had any trouble getting sun loungers and there are security men around to ensure only those staying in the complex use the pool. The area around the pool is pretty stark but they are in the process of landscaping it and I’m sure it will be lovely when completed. There is quite a lot of construction going on which we could hear from the balcony but it was quiet at the weekends and we didn’t hear it at all from inside the apartment.
It is made clear that there is a charge if you go over 25kwh of electricity a day. We managed to stay just under this but only used the oven once and just had the air conditioning on late at night. The agent takes a reading in front of you when you arrive so it’s easy to keep track of your usage.
This is a lovely, modern apartment in a great position. The representatives (Paula and the drivers) were extremely helpful and I would recommend using their transfer service. In fact, we arrived early and as the apartment had not been used the day before, we were able to go straight there.
Valetta is a short ferry ride away and I recommend you visit it by day and again by night. Saturday night is the liveliest there! We took a bus ride to Mdina, a beautiful ancient walled city which I highly recommend, although not if you have small children as the journey took over an hour and there’s not much to occupy them when you get there.
What impressed us first when we arrived are the size of the flat and the wonderful sea views (and balconies) from the reception room and each of the 3 bedrooms. The apartment is very well equipped, as well in the kitchen as the laundry facilities, and Paula, the host, is extremely friendly and helpful.
Located at Tigné Point, it provides easy access to St Julian''s, Valetta, beaches, shops etc without the need for a car. If, however, you prefer to have a car, there is the option of parking in the underground car park, for a fee.
The one thing that would make this apartment even better would be an additional shower or, at least, a glass screen above the main bath so that the shower attachment can be used effectively.
Having said that, we would definitely like to come back.
Paula who is the agent looking after this apartment will sort any niggles or questions you may have, with immediate effect. Unfortunately during our stay my father fell and broke his hip, she was a huge support above and beyond what was expected. She is very professional, as are her drivers, and believes her clients are due 5 star treatment and gives it 100%.
An outstanding apartment that was even better than the description online. Excellent location, facilities, and service. The views from the apartment made it difficult to what to leave and explore outside. I would honestly recommend this apartment to anyone who wants luxury, space, and an ideal location to explore, shop and chill out.
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