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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Mdina, Island of Malta

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Ross F
Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great location, comfortable & clean, lots of character.”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Suited us perfectly because of the short stroll to the old town. Well appointed & clean property with everything we need for a 2 night stay. Comfortable bed in a very small bedroom with lovely stone walls. Very friendly and helpful owners.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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rieger25
Budapest, Hungary
1 review
“Great stay, truly spectacular!”
Reviewed January 20, 2016 for a stay in March 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and unique house. Ian did a very good job restoring the house for sure. Our experience at Malta might be very different if we didn't stay here at this beautiful city!

Also thanks Cremona for the little tour and advices to make us feel the most welcome. We truly had a wonderful time here! Big thank you!

Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ian C
Rabat
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely house, wonderful feeling for space”
Reviewed January 20, 2016 for a stay in September 2015

Two night is certainly not long enough in this lovely house, with its wonderful feeling for space. Thank you also for all the fresh food and welcome – very much appreciated.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Antonella...
1 review
“Beautiful house in a pretty and lively little town close to dramatic cliffs and atmospheric walled city.”
Reviewed October 19, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Our stay at the house was very pleasant and comfortable.
Our hosts were also exceptional and were there to welcome us and show us around, give us tips for restaurant and best places to visit.
Very friendly and flexible.
We especially loved the decor and the lighting at night , very enchanting with a lot of candles for us to use.
The terrace was also a great place to unwind and catch the breeze.
In all we had a marvellous time!

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Liked best: Having dinner in the double hight courtyard/ kitchen diner
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Anne-Mare...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fabulous place- you must stay here”
Reviewed October 4, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Marthese & Ian made us so welcome.
The home was just great and so centrally located.
Medina and Rabat were some of the highlights of our stay in Malta.

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Liked best: All of it!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Victoria...
Reykjavik, Iceland
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It was great to stay at Ian’s house”
Reviewed January 10, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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It was great to stay at Ian’s house. Not just the atmosphere there (which is absolutely unique experience – like a time machine – allowing to dive deep into the past of Malta), but also beautiful and stylish details – artworks, photos and antiquities among others. The location is best you can imagine – pleasant short walk will take you to Mdina, Roman villa, St Paul’s catacombs, narrow ancient streets of Rabat and a bus stop connecting to almost anywhere on Malta. Communication with Ian was flawless and very pleasant, however he was not on Malta at the time of our stay, but his parents Martese and Marco made sure we had fantastic time in Rabat. More then that, they generously offered us to stay at their house when our ferry trip was unexpectedly postponed for a day. It’s a pleasure for us to get to know such wonderful open and talented people and to spend some time with them. It’s a big bonus of travelling – meeting open-minded and open-hearted people, to look behind walls. Me and Haukur, we definitely recommend this unique property to those who want to feel Malta, not only to see it. Thank you guys for unforgettable time we spend in Rabat!

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david d
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great house, great location, almost perfect!”
Reviewed November 20, 2014 for a stay in November 2014

We arrived in a hurricane force storm and had a harrowing journey to the house but were still met by Mrs Cremona which was great as got their later than arranged and she very kindly waited for us.

She had made sure their was milk, bread and basic essentials which was also very thoughtful.

The house is perfectly situated to experience the real Malta. Mdina is amazing and only a short walk from the house. Main bus stops are close and so is the public car park if you've hired a car.

What let the place down was that it had not been cleaned. There was a bowl that must have had crisps in it left on the table and the stove had melted cheese on the grill and was full of crumbs. On top of this the bed had not been made and we had to go look for bedding to make it. Not a holiday spoiler but feel for the price this should have been done and would have preferred it to be clean and the bed made than bread and extra food bought to be honest.

What made us smile was being told that on our last day we would need to leave early as the cleaner was coming in to clean for the next people and she arrives at 9:00 am ... a bit early we felt. We said we'd be up but not left by then and Mrs Cremona was OK with this ... had we know the place had not been cleaned for us we would have made more of a fuss on this point.

I suppose all cultures have their ways and the Maltese are no exception. If you can handle some small issues then definitely do yourself a favor and book this property ... you won't be disappointed and it really is a gem.

Finally there was no TV so read what is provided if you enjoy that kind on thing and the wireless did not work for us which was fine as we did not need it and mobile coverage is really good on the island.

Special note if you're interested in the island's history is to check out the Maltese temples ... they are 1500 older than Stone Henge and well worth a visit ... on this also note that the underground one - called Hyperdrome - only allows people who have booked and then only 10 people per hour ... they seem to be booked up well in advance but if you go to the Museum of Archeology in Valletta you can always buy tickets for the same day ...

All said I recommend you book this property and enjoy Malta ... we did!

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Liked best: The position
Liked least: Had not been cleaned and bed was not made up for us
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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