Great apartment, Brilliant Terrace
Submitted: October 23, 2012
Stayed: September 2012
We booked this apartment, mainly because of the terrace, and it certainly didn't disappoint. The apartment provides everything you need to self cater, and the views from the terrace are spectacular, especially at night. The cathedral at Mdina lights up at dusk, and is absolutely beautiful. We were lucky, there were fireworks on the 4 nights we ate in the apartment. We had great weather, and the awning on the terrace allowed us to use it even during the heat of the afternoon.
In general terms, the apartment is spacious, clean and well appointed with everything you need. There is a lovely little shop below the apartment which opens early until 21.45, and in the morning sells fresh pastries. Also useful for beer, wine and chocolate. There is also a fruit and veg truck which parked up on the street from around 6.30pm to approx 9.00pm Mon-fri.
Richard offers car hire facility which is highly recommended, as whilst the apartment is not far from sites such as Mosta, Mdina, Marsaxlokk and the beaches, it would be way too inconvenient to try and use the buses. There is a supermarket logged into the Sat Nav, so you can stock up on the main basics.
I would hesitate to drive into Valetta, but there is a very regular bus service from the Mater Dei hospital or the University, both not far behind the apartment.
I can recommend the following restaurants; Mamma Mia at the Yacht Marine, Ta` Xbiex. We used Julian, the taxi driver, who was reliable, punctual and very friendly (also a biker, so that was the conversation sorted out). We also ate at Guze Bistro in Valetta, on Old Bakery Street, also excellent. Finally, please definitely take lunch or coffee and cake at the Fontanella Tea rooms at Mdina. We had lunch there; drinks, fresh baguettes, their famous cake and coffee for under 20Euro and the view seriously is amazing!
I love Malta, and this holiday was no exception. Richard was helpful and a good host, there if you need him! We took advantage of the optional extra of the car hire, and this includes airport pick up and drop off and a welcome pack. This introduced us to Julian, whose services we availed ourselves of several occasions when we both fancied a drink. Overall-Highly recommended.
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