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“Wonderful week at Alfie's Place”
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Stepping out From 'Alfie's Place' & Looking Down the Street
Alfie's Place - Gilormu Cassar Steeet By Candle Light (2nd Week End of October)
Alfie's Place In The Most photographed Street
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta

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Lisa Broo...
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful week at Alfie's Place”
Reviewed 3 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015

My husband and I have just returned from a wonderful week at Alfie's place. We cannot rate this highly enough - the house was amazing. Birgu (Vittoriosa) is a wonderful, characterful place that has everything any traveller could want and is a hidden gem. Alfie is a great host who could not do enough for us and we were grateful to him for pointing out all the local amenities. We will definitely be coming back. Thanks Alfie for everything you did to make this holiday so special. Lisa and Adam

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Liked best: The location, located on a quiet street, but in an ideal spot to get around the island
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
4 Feb 2015
Hi Lisa, Adam it was lovely having you and always great to hear you had a great time. Look fwd to see you again in the future. Alfie
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Mikkaau
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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“In Beautiful Birgu ...”
Reviewed 14 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Alfie's Place is set in the most amazing location in Birgu, one of the Three Cities. For lover's of history, peace and quiet, this is the place to be.

The house is well equipped, clean and comfortable. Alfie himself is a charming host who ensures that his guests are well catered for. His friendly manner, excellent local knowledge and recommendations were much appreciated. (As was his personal touch in following up as to how I had settled in) Great customer service.

The house is in a street straight off a postcard but with close proximity to buses and ferries. Malta's buses are a great experience in themselves and at 6.50 euros for a week's travel are super value.

Within a few minutes walk there are a few local cafes and restaurants. (I can recommend D Centre for it's pizza!) Within walking distance there is the Inquisitors Palace and the Malta at War Museum, which I highly recommend for it's insight into life during WW2. The views from the waterfront are stunning.

Alfie ensured that the fridge was stocked with some basics to start off with. Gratefully appreciated. For those wanting to prepare meals the kitchen has every possible utensil needed. The bathroom was also stocked with various toiletries. There is a TV in the main bedroom (although no English speaking channels could be found) and there is Wifi as well.

Highly recommended for your stay on the amazing island that is Malta!

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Liked best: The great location
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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Management Response
15 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words and taking time to describe, knowing that you enjoyed your stay is my satisfaction in itself. Hope to see you again in the future . Alfie
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macaroon6...
Camberley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 10 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Alfie met and picked us up from the airport, took us to the local bar and made us familiar with the area before taking us to the apartment, which was ideal, all you could need was there, we couldn't have asked for a better host or place to stay. 10 minute walk to the ferry across to Valletta where we got a weekly ticket for 10 euros, which we used everyday and would highly recommend. Public transport is ridiculously cheap, 1.50 for the day anywhere in Malta on the bus, traffic is a bit nuts in the built up areas but better than a car. We went to a lot of the restaurants in the area; Cafe du Brazil for breakfast, dCentre for dinner several times and drinks, Il Forn and their very naughty paintings room, Del Borgo fantastic inside, Majjistral for the wine and the lovely hosts, The Tate (vegetarian), the portions of food in Malta are very generous I may add. Go into Valletta and onto Strait Street, lots of bars, restaurants etc.
Birgu is a lovely area, away from very touristy areas, very clean and being renovated, like much of Malta is just now, it is having a major facelift.
I would highly recommend Alfie's place for couples and families with small children, we had a fantastic time and he is very helpful and goes out of his way to make sure you are in the know about the local amenities.

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Liked best: Location, helpful host
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
10 Jan 2015
Thank you so much for your review, nothing gives me pleasure than knowing got value for their money. It was lovely having you and getting to know you, hope all is going well for the new year, Enjoy and hope to see you again in the future.
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Chris P
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fairy Tale house in idyllic surtounding”
Reviewed 4 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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We decided to rent Alfie's Place over Christmas in order to escape the retail frenzy in London. We couldn't have made a better choice. The house is about 500 years old, in one of Malta's oldest (and traffic free!) streets in Birgu. Friendly local people with a huge sense of community. Many houses display a nativity scene - a couple of them had elaborate models of the entire village of Bethlehem - which only added to the sense of having a real Christmas. The house itself was splendidly equipped, and owner Alfie is a delight, both friendly and knowledgeable. Only a few minutes walk from the Marina and ferry to Valletta. Bliss. To quote Arnie, we'll be back....

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Liked best: The character of the ho6se
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
4 Jan 2015
So Glad you enjoyed the place and had a beautiful Christmas, was an absolute pleasure having you and sure hope to see you again in the future.
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Per T
Rugby, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Brilliant”
Reviewed 16 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

A perfect place to spend time away We were met at the airport by Alfie and taken to the house and showed how every thing worked and introduced to local residences and places to eat & drink We found the house well equipped and had every thing we could wish for The shower was very good with plenty of hot water Beds very comfortable and clean The kitchen was very well equipped if you needed to cook but why would you when cafes and resterants are so good and are within walking distance Alfie was only a phone call away if we had any questions and was so informative to help us with our stay We would defentley recomend a stay in this house if you are looking for a vacation with quality and character and charm A must place to stay to be near the tradional heart of Malta and with transport so easy to access Well done Alfie !! We will be back

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Not applicable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
17 Dec 2014
It has been lovely having you and Great to know you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to see you in the near future. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy New year. Alfie
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