Very nice apartment in San Gwann
Submitted: May 29, 2011
Stayed: May 2011
Myself and my wife arrived at the apartment on 19th May and were there for a long weekend until late on the Sunday night, the 22nd. We arrived late on the Thursday and picked the rental car up at Luqa Airport around 9:30pm, and found the apartment in about 30 minutes, albeit in the dark. Ralf's sister Diane met us there and showed us around, and kindly took us in her car for a short tour around the immediate area. The flat itself was excellent, very clean and well presented, with everything we needed, including WiFi connectivity which is always handy. The TV had adequate English language channels also. We were glad we rented a car, if somewhat expensive compared to other European destination we have visited. I would not have liked to rely on public transport, as it is always more convenient to have your own independent transport every time.
The bus service in Malta is good, although almost every bus I saw was packed solid with passengers - not my idea of stress-free travel.
I have to say that parking on Malta was a bit of a nightmare in general, which was a slight pain. Fuel prices are the same as in the UK, supermarket prices around 40 to 60 per cent higher than UK, and eating out would have been expensive if we did not shop around.
During the course of our 3 night trip we traveled the island extensively, clocking up 350km in total, and Mdena is a must-see. We also spent the Saturday on the island off Gozo with the car (21 euros for both of us and the car). It's only a short hop - around 40 minutes on the car ferry. Apart from Victoria, the capital, Gozo appeared to be shut! All the wee villages we visited were deserted.
To finish off this review, the property is well recommended, and the owners, Ralf & Diane were extremely helpful, and we will be back in March or April 2012 for another trip, all being well.
Helpful votes: 8/9
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