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The Host Boutique Experience

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A lovely historical 227 years old building converted into a boutique hosting experience, with lovely interiors, antiques and artworks wherever you go in the house.
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Breakfast included
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Choosing a local Malta house for our visit was the best decision ever, but Will Abela, who later became our friend, absolutely enriched our stay there. His house is at the very center to everywhere, very clean and has a decoration of an excuisite taste. But above all, this
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We had chosen the host boutique experience because of the great reviews on Tripadvisor and our first experience was very positive. We had booked a taxi through the hotel and heard the owner check with the driver that he had found us.The owner was also there to greet us when we
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The Host Boutique Guesthouse is at the top of a hill above Balluta bay, when we first arrived we were put into the Chinese room, this was quite a small room and quite dark as there wasn’t any natural light let into the room and the staff at the guesthouse kindly moved us into
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Response from THE HOST M, Owner at The Host Boutique Experience
Responded Oct 10, 2016
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. I am a bit confused what to respond on, as you spoke, in most of your review, about malta not about our place. But I will respond and explain a couple of points which were breifly mentioned in your review: 1) please note that the Chinese room has a lot of natural light, because it enjoys a large, whole wall, glass window/wall, but as you arrived at around 9.30pm and saw the room only for a moment, you must have Missed that, actually I may add that it actually doesn't have any less light than the African room, where you stayed. 2) the Chinese room is 6m x 8m in size, and many of our beautiful guests reviewed it before and it never happened that any of the guests described it as small!! It is actually always recommended by guests as a romantic room!! 3) thank you for mentioning that we tried to accommodate you in the best way we could and offered you another room when you didn't like the red and grey style in the Chinese room - as I personally told you, it is a matter of taste and if we can offer an alternative we will always do. 4) I mentioned our breakfast before in a few responses, but I will do that again for the sake of clarity .... our breakfast consists of: Italian lavazza coffee - orange juice - freshly baked crosssiont (you can smell both from your room as soon as you wake up) a selection of classic, fruit and herbal teas - jam - butter - nutella spread - feta cheese and tomato (my own recipe and many guests praised it in many reviews) - eggs and salami (also mentioned and recommended in many reviews) - branded fruit yogurt - milk - still water - canned peach (fresh strawberries when in season) - Fresh warm Maltese bread and above all of that we always accommodate any requests if any of our guests asks for anything we don't offer, and they literally find it on the breakfast table the next morning. It is usually in the best interest of both the guest and the host if they communicate directly during their stay, as the host may be able to ake the guest happier if he/she can. Hope you enjoyed Malta and had a wonderful time and hope we will have the pleasure of hosting you again. Have a nice day. Will The Host
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A truly boutique experience; the owner, Will, is a find in himself. Knowledgeable and patient, he can be relied on for great tips and good information on where to go and what to do. He will patiently draw out a map so that one can navigate Balluta Bay in an idiot-proof manner.
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This is a great place to stay for accessing all Malta has to offer. We stayed for one week in July. It is a traditional villa with an amazing interior and a very luxurious feel. It is spotless and the pride Will takes in this guesthouse is very evident. He is a great host,
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Our new Fresco room
Hi Glenn, Thank you for contacting us. You have booked a design room and both of them are located on the first and second floor. So, what I will be happy to do is upstaging your booking to a superior room located on the ground floor (free of charge). Looking forward to meeting you and your partner in February. All the best until we meet. Will
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Dear Stephanie, Thank you for contacting us. That wouldn't be a problem at all. We will ask you what would you like on breakfast on arrival and we will do our best to accommodate your diet conditions, no problem at all. As for tips and advice, if you read our reviews you will see what on arrival, I sit down with all our guests and help them plan their stay in Malta, giving them tips on where to go, what to see, how much to pay or not pay, best restaurants, means of transportation .. and more. We are looking forward to meeting you soon. If you need any further assistance, please contact me through our website. Wishing you a lovely day from ever sunny Malta Will The Host
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"I had a room facing the main road. It is double-glazed so it was quiet."
"Mirror Room was great. Fresco Room looks even better !"
"The quality of this hotel is high and all the rooms are superb."
"Each room is unique, so if you have a choice, select the one you like best"
"The master bedroom has a whirlpool. All rooms are really beautiful."
$124 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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