I would have loved to have given the apartment and its owners 5 Stars, however, my wife and I were left with some very negative feelings even before we arrived and unfortunately more on arrival.
Before I go into that, the apartment is very nice and spacious and is in a very nice location.
Unfortunately the advertisement stated that the price included WiFi and a Washing machine. The WiFi was included, however, after paying the entire rent in advance Constantine sent us an email saying that there was an additional charge of €10.00 for the use of the washing machine. After writing to him and he admitting that his ad did in fact say that it was included he insisted on the payment while advising he had changed the ad. This we found outrageous and to add injury to insult when we arrived he did not even offer the washing machine to us!
He then proceeded to readout a rather long "contract" that we were required to sign before we were able to stay which included limited water and power usage! Nothing in his ad about that either!
Having already paid for the week we handed over the security deposit, signed the contract and got on with our holiday.
What this did to us was that it left us rather nervous about water and electricity usage as he did not show us the readings nor where we could check them. All in all it left a bad taste in our mouths as it is said.
The odd thing about it all was that Constantine and his wife were very lovely people, most welcoming and pleasant.
One other criticism is with regards to the two bathrooms. The main bathroom does not have a shower as such so if you want to shower you have to stand in the bath and hold the shower rose and be careful of where you point it as there is no shower curtain. The second bathroom is basically a toilet with basin and a shower that is claustrophobic at best and if you are much taller than the average Maltese you will need to bend over to use it as there is a false ceiling which is used for storage.
Once again and to be fair, a very nice apartment with nice hosts. Constantine just needs to address his approach to these points.
I feel he may be upset with this review, however, I feel that he needs to understand how his actions affected us and "no" I was not going to spoil our holiday by raising these issues with him directly.
This is a spacious modern apartment in a very quiet residential area. Constantin the owner was very friendly, and he had left some milk in the fridge and ensured there was some tea and coffee in the flat for when we arrived. Buses to get you north, south and west around the island are only three minutes walk away. There are shops for everything you need very close by too. The apartment is smart and clean. There were only the two of us, but it would be a great place for a larger group or a family. For such a modern apartment it is odd that there is only cold water to the kitchen sink, so you need to heat it on the stove or bring it from one of the bathrooms. If you are staying longer, the absence of a washing machine might be an issue for a family group in particular. But Constantin is aware of these issues, and I will not be surprised if they get a fix quite soon. If either is important to you, best check before you book. But all in all an excellent apartment, rented out by a genuine local person for whom it is their family summer get-away; so it is kept up really well.
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