Mdina Glass

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Highlands Ranch, CO77 contributions
Apr 2022
There are very few things I buy when I go to Europe...they include: Wine, Chocolate, Christmas Ornaments and Hand Blown/Created Glass. Mdina Glass did not disappoint. We first saw the small store in Mdina and they told us about the factory store so we held off buying anything. The concierge at our hotel said to make sure we look at the 50% sections since they have great deals with either minor defects (which I think make the piece unique) or is a color scheme that is going out of style. It's a good thing we only had limited time because I could have spent the day at the factory. We picked out a beautiful blue and green bowl from the 50% off that was marked 225 EU which they charged us 112 EU. The reason it was marked down was they were no longer making that color combo and had very few pieces left. I wanted something big for my dining room table and this is perfect. We took them up on shipping which was about an extra 60 and included insurance. We purchased on April 19th and they said it would arrive in about a month. We had a shipping notification a few days after it was purchased. Imagine our happy surprise when it arrived on our doorstep on May 2nd. We had only been home for a day so we are lucky it didn't arrive before we did!!

As an FYI....we paired this outing with a trip to the cathedral in Motha first thing in the morning because we had that 1/2 open. The other convenient time to visit the factory would be before or after you go to Mdina and Rabat.
Written May 12, 2022
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London, UK359 contributions
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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Lincolnshire, UK97 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This place was actually the best place we visited all week. Stunning glass work that you get to see made. I can’t tell you how brilliant the glass was, you really need to visit to appreciate it. We could have bought lots but were flying via Ryanair so didn’t want to take many fragile items with us..
Please go!
Written January 25, 2020
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Alexander E
2 contributions
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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Paul James H
150 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I went to Mdina to look at the church there, and came across this excellent shop.
What struck me the most was the decanters, tumblers and wine glass multi-coloured display.

But they also do religious pictures, and Christmas items.

It's a two story shop, that hand makes the items in a nearby factory.
Written March 8, 2020
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London, UK278 contributions
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
Written January 13, 2009
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Nirmal M
Phoenix, AZ549 contributions
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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Malta1 contribution
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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Christine R
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Fantastic great place to visit. Can see the beautiful glass pieces being made and buy them at factory prices too so makes beautiful gifts to bring home
Written May 17, 2015
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Istanbul, Turkey147 contributions
Dec 2014 • Friends
After strolling in Mdina pay a visit to Mdina Glass. They have so many nice works. If you choose something bulky they ship to your country. Be carefull with your backpacks because it is written that when you break something it is considered as sold. Thanks God I did not break anything huh.I have found such a lovely seahorse which was made very fine and nice. You can find nice souveniers such as small wall clocks, colourfull glasses. Even if you don't want to buy something fragile, just have a look :)
Written December 21, 2014
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