Mdina Glass
Mdina Glass
4.5
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Venture72652
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We'd visited some of the glass shops on Malta and wanted to buy a nice piece and we're willing to spend a couple of hundred Euros so visited the Mdina factory. It was interesting and there was a lot of choice. However every piece we looked at had things like bubbles or other imperfections or round parts that were not round etc. These were the full price, "perfect" items. It may be that this is because each one is handmade but if I saw any of these pieces on a friend's table at home I'd assume they had bought it cheap as a reject. So, disappointingly, we left empty handed.
Written November 14, 2023
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Alexander E
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Worldwide shipping, but only worthwhile if it actually arrives. The tracking for your courier didnt work, and you refused to help us when we asked.

It was returned back to you and now you say we need to pay Shipping (€37) and insurance (€15) again if we ever want to receive it. Your customer services said 'From our part, we have done our job correctly as we did send your parcel and it has arrived to your post office. It is up to the clients to track their parcel and up to your postal service to update you with delivery status. I am sorry I cannot help you further.'

Did it arrive at our local post office??? We were never told and the tracking didnt work - why wouldnt you help us? This is a warning to anyone thinking of ordering for international delivery.
Written March 6, 2022
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Ann S
London, UK7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Ta'Qali is advertised as a craft village. I wouldn't call it a village in the traditional sense, it is more a series of square blocks with well laid out and air con showrooms for the various crafts of Malta. There are gemstones and jewellery in one, pottery in another, glass a third and so on. Because the local busses no longer run directly here you have to either have a hire car, join a tour bus, get a taxi or walk about 1/2 a mile from the main road. This has left the craft traders a bit isolated, which is a shame. We watched the glass blowers and bought some lovely glass items. Worth the visit, but not in 35 degree heat and 85% humidity if you decide to walk from the bus. Walk in the winter, air con transport in the summer.
Written August 1, 2022
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Szabin
London, UK435 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Solo
A massive factory and shop, everything is glass.
Really nice handcraft items, prices are okay (not too expensive), they also offer postal service to Europe for extra charge.

I have allergy for metal so I was looking for a bracelet with glass pieces but with 925 silver parts and they didn’t have anything like that, everything was with wire or stainless steel.
Written March 24, 2022
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mary m
Guildford, UK3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I love Mdina Glass and bought a beautiful but very expensive crystal vase. No care instructions were given and I put it on a window sill. The colours faded quickly and the vase has lost its beauty. I have been in touch with Mdina Glass on numerous occasions but they just ignore me. Very disappointing customer service
Written January 20, 2024
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Fanis T
Thessaloniki, Greece155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
See the craftsmen work with glass and give form to it. Pretty hot in there, tiring job, but I hope fulfilling. One hall with slightly damaged pieces, and next to it the hall with the masterpieces. You choose what to select.
Written August 12, 2023
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Margaret M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
I recently took a tour with my family but we couldn't find Mdina Glass. We found Valletta Glass in the arts and crafts village. We found some good buys at a discount. Is Mdina Glass still operating?
Written October 30, 2022
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saira
London, UK249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
For my birthday treat we drove to MDINA "The original glass of Malta" I had found it on the internet and after speaking to conceige they said it is a must. So you have to take the turning on the round about leading to the crafts village and the stadium. It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth visiting. Do not stop at the other places that are advertised like the Valetta glass and some other places. Keeping going as if your going into a retail park, you will find it tucked away. Not alot of direction or signs. Once there you are free to film and take pictures. It is just a fantastic site all the hundreds of colours. You can go into the area where the master glass makers and their apprentices are working, and if you are lucky they will let you up and close. There is another guy on the shop floor who does all the tiny works of glass. You can decorate your entire home and yourself. a nice hour to spare. Got a beautiful necklace, earring and ring!!! Enjoy.

Mdina Glass, Ta'Qali, Malta +35621415786 www.mdinaglass.net
Written January 13, 2009
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Nirmal M
Phoenix, AZ547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We stopped by the Mdina Glass factory on our way from Valletta to Rabat and Mdina. The glass art is gorgeous. The large showroom has a wide variety of glass objects manufactured in the adjoining factory. It's a great place to buy unique, authentic souvenirs and gifts at very reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit!
Written April 30, 2019
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Aalayaben
Malta1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Solo
Bought a xmas gift for a person, due to bad wrapping (tissue paper) and a flimsy box, my gift was broken. Went back to have it exchanged and the sales person there was horribly impolite (she swore between words!) saying that I was really rude for expecting an exchange. They will never see us or our families in their shops again.
Written December 26, 2015
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We remember you well, such is the extreme rarity of feedback like this and due to your behaviour in our store. We take customer service very seriously and go out of our way, whenever possible, to please our valued clientele. Please allow us a right of reply. 1. When packing an individual item it is standard procedure to pack the item in tissue paper and then place it in a box. There should be no problem with this for locally based customers (i.e. those not travelling back home overseas). However, if specifically requested to pack in another way for some reason, we will do so. 2. Items are inspected prior to wrapping and packing to ensure the client is not given something already damaged. 3. When you returned with the item (approx 10 days after purchase) you rudely dumped the item on the counter in such a way that it stunned the sales person you spoke to and also shocked the customer being served at the time. You then proceeded to take an aggressive stance. The sales person actually made an error with the present customer's bill because of your unacceptable behaviour. Other customers were also disturbed by your approach. 4. We explained points 1 & 2 above and tried to reason with you (and after you, your husband too) in order to come to an amicable conclusion but you were beyond reasoning and continued to be aggressive & threathing 5. At no point in time were swear words uttered by the person you were dealing with or any other members of our staff. There are 2 sides to every story. As we have already stated, we take customer service seriously, but we do not accept intimidating behaviour that is tantamount to abuse towards our staff and unsettles other customers on our premises.
Written January 7, 2016
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