|Minimum Stay||1 - 2 nights|
Mdina View is a town house located just next to the Main entrance to the ‘Silent City’ of Mdina. Enjoy tranquillity while being within walking distance to the top Historic sites of Mdina and Rabat.
This modern town house has 65 square meters of space and is ideal for 2 people although it can sleep 4. This house is luxuriously furnished. Upstairs one can find an air-conditioned bedroom with a Queen Sized Bed and an open-air balcony from which you can enjoy views of a front court yard and Mdina entrance gate. You will also be able to enjoy the comfort of an ensuite shower room. In the living room which is also air-conditioned, you will find a comfortable sofa bed and LED TV flat screen together with a breakfast/bar table. Below the layout offers a kitchen/dining area with a modern brand new Kitchen complete with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Microwave, Washing machine and other useful appliances. The highlight of this property is the roof terrace/sun deck complete with garden furniture and BBQ. While on holiday take advantage of the warm Maltese weather ,by allowing yourself to relax on the deckchair found on the roof top terrace, for some peaceful sunbathing. From here you can enjoy sun set or sun rise together with the panoramic views of Malta. In the evening order take out (A Maltese Platter, Chinese, Pizza, Pasta, Sought African Grill or more sophisticated fine dining -restaurants just meters away so you are spoilt for choice!) have it delivered to your door and share a special meal over stunning views of Malta. The roof terrace will also enable you to Relax and enjoy spectacular shows of colourful fireworks that light up the Maltese skies during the numerous Village Festas celebrated every weekend during the summer months.
We fell in love with terrace, but the whole triplex house is really nice. The kitchen has all the stuff to make your own meals and there is a washing machine availible. The furniture is modern and clean. On the terrace you can see the sea, but it hasn't a 360° look. Part of your view is blocked by the wall of the next building (wich gives shade and shelter for the wind, so it didn't disturb us). There are is also a BBQ and lights to sit outside at night. In Mdina and Rabat we felt safe at all times. The house is situated on a really good location, very close to the gate to enter the old city of Mdina. There are a lot good restaurants on walking distance from the house (not only in Mdina). The owner was friendly and punctual. He helped us with everything and we could telephone him if we suffered any problems. In the morning and the evening there is enough free parking space in front of the house, but during the day it can become very busy (tourists, busses). Although Mdina is nicknamed the silent city, it wasn't that quiet. If you are looking for complete silence at night, this isn't the right location, but the noise isn't that loud that it keeps you up at night. We found Mdina the perfect location (way better then Valetta) to experience all the attractions the island has to offer. We would definitly go back to this place.
We just spent a week in the lovely little town of Mdina. We decided to rent this house because we wanted something traditional and also with a view. We were not dissapointed! It's a lovely house equiped with everything you need, has a lovely terrace where you can enjoy a glass of wine in the evening, it's air conditoned which you might need as some nights it gets really warm. The house is very well located and you have everything near you (nice restaurants, the citadel in walking distance and parking in front of the house...but unfotunately sometimes it gets very noisy during the night) .We recommend renting a car to visit Malta as you can easily get to any place in a couple of minutes from Mdina.
Alex and Erika will definetely make you feel welcomed and provide you with information of some great places you need to visit durring you stay.
We have enjoyed our little holiday in Mdina and recommend this place if you don't want to stay in the busy turristic hotels.
Really well equipt house in a great location so close to the main gate to Mdina. Alex and Erika are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble, they were so welcoming and helpful. If you love Malta you could not want for anywhere better to stay. Thanks and hope to come back again, Jilly
Had an amazing holiday views from roof terrace were spectacular loved firework displays house well designed and clean area lovely with restaurants recommended by owner and wife were good value with lovely food owners helpful and friendly area beautiful with medina so peaceful and catacombs which were worth a visit lovely art and history on doorstop would return
My husband, mother and I stayed at Mdina View for four nights. We had wonderful time. The house was pretty, clean, well equipped and in a fantastic position.
Erika and Alex the owners were so easy to deal with. Extremely kind, helpful and pleasant. Great place for two couples as the double sofa bed downstairs was very comfortable, as was the double room upstairs. Roof terrace had great views and we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere in the area. Good restaurants nearby and Mdina was beautiful, especially as we were able to wander around after all the tourists had left at the end of the day. Literally one minute stroll from the house. Very good internet connection too. Highly recommended.
I am late with my review, but stayed at Alex's place last year in August. Just went to rebook for this year, but sadly the dates we would like are already booked. Must do this earlier next year! My husband and I stayed here for 6 nights and really enjoyed it. The house is well situated, tucked around the corner from the Point de Vue hotel and within walking distance of the best pastizzi shop in the island, the bus stop and, of course the wonderful fortress of Mdina.
The house had everything that we needed, although we ended up not cooking at all in the end as we were out all the time. It was very handy having a washing machine as we were traveling on. We were concerned about the heat, so one of the reasons we booked this house was because of the airconditioning. We ended up only using it for a couple of nights and on others to cool the room down before sleeping and had plenty of our electricity allowance to spare. Having the fan on and the shutters open was good. As others have noted, it is compact, but really well designed and if you have a third person staying, the bathroom on the ground floor is invaluable if they need to use it at night (you have to go upstairs to the other one).
We were there visiting my mother in Villa Messina nearby and whilst we could have walked there, Alex recommended a great place to hire a car which made getting around the island a breeze (especially with an OAP). There is parking available too.
Alex was great to deal with and picked us up and dropped us off at the airport (despite us being delayed in Barcelona for 24 hours en route).
Would definitely recommend this house, but not if you don't like stairs.
Thanks for the great stay Alex!
Mdina was Malta’s old capital city and is a situated in the centre of the island. It is perched 200 metres above sea level offering spectacular views of the Maltese islands. Mdina was then home to Malta's noble families,
descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish nobles who made Mdina their home from the 12th century onwards. Their impressive palaces line its narrow streets. Mdina is a fine example of an ancient walled city, with an unusual in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Also known as the 'Silent City' Mdina is inhabited but has restricted traffic which enables one to enjoy the narrow street and alleys, churches, convents, and palazzo, which characterize the city, together with the surrounding high bastions. It is one of the Jewels of the Maltese islands and a must while on holiday in Malta. Just adjacent to Mdina is the town of Rabat which also offers its fair share of Tourist attractions. For those seeking the rural Malta, Rabat is the starting point for some of the most interesting walks on the island. Set off to nearby Dingli, Bahrija, Bingemma, Imtahleb, Kuncizzjoni and Lunzjata these villages will surely offer a glimpse of a different character of the island away from the urban life.
Mdina is also well linked through public transport with many other Top sites, Such as Valletta, Golden Bay together with its adjoining beach Reviera, Mosta Dome, San Anton Gardens and The Craft’s Village at Ta’Qali. One can also take a bus to other popular touristic spots such as Sliema, Bugibba, and Marsaxlokk.
Mdina Places to Visit
The Mdina Cathedral and Cathedral Museum
Palazzo Falzon – Also known as Norman house, to see how the Maltese nobility lived .
Palazzo Vilhena – which serves as the Museum of Natural History of Malta, displaying local fossils and wildlife.
Mdina Dungeons, you will see original torture instruments used in Malta from the Middle Ages until 1813.
The Bastion – From the top of the walls, don’t you dare miss the panoramic view of the island of Malta.
The Mdina Experience –an audio visual show that tells the story of Malta’s former capital since its foundation.
Mdina By Night
Clearly, all the museums and attractions will be closed after the sun set but a visit to this stunning fortified city in the evening will offer a totally different experience. To make your nocturnal trip a truly memorable occasion, you need to go prepared. So pack a few goodies in a bag – a bottle of wine, some cheese, maybe some nibbles, olives, and crackers – and head towards the far end of the city. There you will find the bastions, which overlook large parts of Malta and by day provide arguably the best views on the island. Climb up on top, open the wine and enjoy one of the most memorable picnics you are ever likely to have. Lie back and look at the stars as you let your mind wander – but just be careful not to let your body wander as the drop down the other side would cause some serious injury!
Rabat Places to Visit
St Paul’s Church and St Paul’s Grotto where it is believed that St Paul lived and prayed during his stay in Malta.
St. Paul's/St. Agatha’s Catacombs
Roman Villa- Featuring many Roman remains of ceramics, glass objects, tombstones and busts, the Villa’s main attraction is the well-preserved mosaic floor. It is located on the road near the entrance to Mdina.
Verdala Palace - built for the Grand Master but is now the summer residence of the President of Malta
Dingli Cliffs – West of the city of Rabat, this is Malta’s highest point. This area is great for walking. The magnificent views from the top (830 feet, 253m) include the islet of Filfla
Mdina/ Rabat Feasts and Festivals
March - Feast of St. Joseph in- Rabat
April - Medieval Mdina. The Silent City comes to life with re-enactments, pageantry and floral displays, a medieval street market, jousting, a display of birds of prey, as well as medieval games for everyone. Entrance fees for all museums and attractions in Mdina are reduced. Easter Week - Good Friday pageant where Christ's passion and crucifixion are depicted by statues born aloft through the streets of Rabat.
13 June- Feast of Corpus Christi celebrated in Rabat
29th June- Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul celebrated in Mdina
29th June- The 'Imnarja' a harvest festival characterized by a nightlong picnic at Buskett Gardens,, on the eve of which the native dish, stewed rabbit, is consumed in large quantities accompanied by equally large volume of wine. Exhibits of local produce, marching bands, decorated carts and folklore-singing competitions enliven the night-long proceedings. The following day, the festivities reach a climax when bareback donkey and horse races are held in the streets leading to Rabat.
July Feast of St. Paul – Rabat
July -Feast of Our lady of Mt. Carmel- Mdina
September -Feast of Our Lady of the Girdle –Rabat
October- Feast of Our Lady of Good Health -Rabat.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Check In after 2:00 pm (unless otherwise agreed)
Check Out before 10:30 am (unless otherwise agreed)
A security Deposit of 100 Euro/GBP is to be paid on arrival. This will be refunded in full as long as the house is left clean/tidy and no damages are done.
Water is included in the price. As regards electricity we provide a card electricity meter and one pays the units used at a local rate. Howe