About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
House in Hal Qormi, Malta, - This House Of Character Is Set In A Very Quiet Location, Yet Very Central.
The house is in a very central location, the nearest beach is in Sliema. By car it takes only about 20 minutes and by bus maybe 35 minutes. The only golf course in Malta is only about 5 minutes away. The location is very quiet and yet in 2 minutes you can find all the shops and restaurants. The local Fiesta is celebrated in the last week of June. The patron saint procession passes right in front of the house. The good friday procession is a big event in Qormi and the main activities are all held in front of the house.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 2:30 PM
Check-out: 9:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
A very nice property. BUT...
This is not a bad property, BUT... there are certain things any decent holiday home renter ought to know about it.
I did get off on the wrong footing with the owner, due to his lack of response to me particularly when our arrival date was only days away.
The Owner did meet us at the property, but I feel our prior issues led to a certain coolness!
RULES. There are Rules about Rules all over the property, which I found offensive to say the least. "Don't do this; Don't do that"! Most notably there is a Pool, and there is SUN, yet there is a Rule that NO sun creams/oils etc are to be used around and or in the Pool! So you are expected to leave yourself and more worringly any children to just bake in the pool with NO protection from the sun. We obeyed the house Rules and refrained from using the pool.
1) LACK of parking. 1 hour to park our car, and 1 km away!
2) We were NOT made aware of the fact that because we were a small group (3) some of the property as ADVERTISED to us, was closed off to us. (most offensive)
3) My wife and child were cold in the property at night, probably owing to the extremly high ceiling and the property being of Stone/Brick construction. There was NO means of heating the property. There was a small fireplace in the living room, appeared to be workable but also appeared to be for decorative purposes ONLY, as there is another "Rule" "NO FIRES" which unbelievably included and prevented the use of candles!
4) I informed the Owner and he couldn't understand this "Cold" issue but in fairness he said that he would arrange for a Gas heater to be delivered. (Which was and on the same day)
5) Gas heater delivered by a fiesty lady. She insisted that we were responsible for the heater on numerous occasions, then asked "Do you really want it now that you are responsible for it" whatever she meant by this we still don't know, as the Cool evenings were still an issue!
6) This lady proceeded to go upstairs (To show us how to work the washing machine) and proceeded to turn OFF any lights which we had left "on" in the building, and making gestures as she did. we honestly felt like bold children on a school tour with a grumpy teacher!
7) Finally there is NO electric Kettle in this property!! There is NO hairdryer in this property!! These are things I have never known to be missing from any other property we have rented over the past 25 years!! I could go on...! I liked it, but my wife and child hated it! honestly!
Great appartment with very nice host!
Thank you for your review. I am disappointed that I found the house upon cleaning in a very bad state. I tried to make your stay at our house as pleasant as possibile and your review confirms this however upon cleaning the house we found out that you and the rest of your group has left it in a very sorry state. I am informed that you also brought in on occasions visitors sleeping in the house so you broke a principal house rule. 6 large bags of garbage left in the house is unacceptable.
I try as a host to make the perfect stay and then when I have a group that does not care really makes me sad
We had a great time thank you for your hospitality
Had a great time in this house very clean and comfortable the host are lovely people . We all want to thank you again
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Glad you enjoyed staying with us. Hope to see you again next year!
I am a writer from Sweden and stayed 6 weeks in this beautiful home.
It was a stay of mixed work & pleasure.
The house is very tasteful decorated. huge and you feel wings of history.
It have everything you could possible need – even a pool which I used a lot. You simply get a royal feeling when you stay here!
Between one to five starts… I just havet o give 10 stars !!
The aerea is very nice and safe. Traditional bars where you get a good wine for very small money – and you easily get in contact wih people here.
It is just a short walk to busstops and bus leaves frequentlty to Valletta and it is easy going by bus round the whole island and also to Gozo.
Small groceryshops close, a bakery just outside for fresh morningbread – and the big PAVI store is in walkingdistance.. here you can buy everything and they have free deliveryservice.
Best of all was the houseowner /host. I was able to call him anytime – and he was alays in a best mood and ready to give a helping hand.. no matter what !! I was really inpressed. I give also him and his wife 10 points out of 5 possible !! They took the word service to a new level
My stay was perfect !! The house, aerea and host made magic happend. And I know for sure I will be back.
Malta August 2015
It was just perfect for a family holiday and exactly the way described.
Bus stop just up the road, local bakers and shops but main shop was a 15 min walk and whilst the regular buses go via the two supermarkets the stop on the return is a walk from the house due to one way system and no taxis at supermarket so you need to plan. We did not bother with a hire car and frankly other than buying food and drink did not need one as bus service great.
No local eating places other than a couple of take always.
We will be back.
Thank you for taking the time to review our property, i would like to point out one thing though especially for future guests about eating out. just a few meters down the road from the House there is a very famous restaurant called Razzett l'Antik. here it is famous for maltese dishes, please see link for further information, http://www.farmhousecooking.com/venue/thevenue.htm?s=C2CC618E-7D8511234741-728A
and also this link, http://www.chamberofmysteries.com/booking.html
These are all within 5 minutes walking distance from the house
Thank you again
A Little Gem
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful house.
Saviour the owner picked us up and dropped us off at the airport. This was a wonderful touch and took the stress our of having to find the house on the first day.
The house had all the facilities you would ever want on a holiday. A pool we absolutely enjoyed all week. A fantastic big kitchen and comfortable bedrooms. I must also mention the beautiful smell of bread coming through the bedroom every morning from the local baker around the corner.
The location was perfect for exploring. We hired a car from Saviour and this allowed us the freedom to travel around Malta.
We would thoroughly recommend this house.
Sliema beach is only 20 minutes away by car. This is one of the best beaches in Malta. On the south side there is also Pretty Bay Birzebbugia and 15 minutes drive to the north there is Golden Bay or Gnejna Bay
Car hire is not necessary as buses are very easy to take from the house. With public buses you can reach all areas in Malta within 30 minutes.
However car hire is always recommended especially when travelling with children. We offer car hire service too. please ask us for a quote if interested as we offer special packages. we have also 7 seats cars for large groups
To Hypogeum 10 Kms
To Mnajdra 8 Kms
To Sliema 5 Kums
To Valletta 4 Kms
To Golden Sands 12 Kms
Supermarkets / banks / restaurants can be found 2 minutes away from the house.
Fresh Bread is available at all times during day and night within 2 minutes walk from the house
Please note that we do not accept extra visitors in the house. No other people are permitted to visit or stay other than the persons booked.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: rates are based on 4 guests staying. To confirm a booking a 30% non refundable deposit is required. The balance is to be paid 45 days prior to arrival. Payments can be done by pay-pal or by bank transfer. Please also note that we may ask for a security deposit upon arrival. This will be refunded on departure date upon property inspection. Changeover Day: We are flexible on change over days. late check in or check out can also be arranged. Notes on prices: Prices are based on 4 persons, however please note that we always consider the number of people that will be staying in the property before giving the price. Please ask for a quotation specifying the age group and the number of guests. No extra visitors will be allowed other than that of the agreed amount upon the enquiry. We offer also last minute offers depending on last minute availability. All prices includes All Utilities / Wi-Fi / Linen and Towels