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“Great base from which to see the Maltese islands” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Point de Vue Guesthouse and Restaurants

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Point de Vue Guesthouse and Restaurants
Ranked #2 of 2 Rabat B&B and Inns
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great base from which to see the Maltese islands”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

During my week-long stay the staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was excellent and the restaurant seemed popular with locals and was fairly busy, even in early February. For EURO 28 for bed and breakfast (Feb 2012 rates) don't expect luxury but the Point de Vue is great value for money and, for me, it was an ideal base for exploring Malta as it's only two minutes on foot to the bus station.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Quentin M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Xemxija, Malta
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Duration of our stay - 3 days

The good: Excellent location if you want to enjoy Rabat and visit the South-eastern side of Malta. Very good food in the Butcher's grill restaurant - however, you'll definitely wait the 40 min they mention on the menu! The breakfast was also very good. Basically all their food is really good.

The bad: Although our room was comfortable, the establishment is understaffed. One girl cleans all the rooms and she gets to it when she gets to it. The bathroom is tiny and there was never enough hot water for both my husband and myself to take a shower. Parking is nearly impossible. Although they mention that parking is available you will be extremely fortunate if you can find parking in a 6 block radius.

Overall we enjoyed the guesthouse, simply because we enjoyed the magic of Rabat where you can walk around and explore and come back to a nicely furnished guesthouse with good food, friendly staff and a nice vibe.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gaia_12
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Freeport, New York
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37 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

We stayed in this hotel in November. It was very close to the bus stop and close to the entrance to Medina. The en suite room we had on the second floor facing the parking lot was clean, simply furnished with good mattresses, a TV, and a comfy arm chair. I was worried about noise from the parking lot on Friday and Saturday night but it was not a problem. Did hear a little noise from the restaurant but it didn't disturb us. We used Rabat as a base to visit some of the surrounding area and stayed 3 nights. I hated to leave because I was so comfortable. The staff was efficient and professional but this feels more like a hotel than a guest house. The room had air conditioning and a gas heater which we did not need to try.

Breakfast was 5 Euros but well worth it - juice, fruit, cereal, eggs, meat, baked beans, grilled tomato, toast, hot beverage and was served in the restaurant. And we ate lunch there two days and really enjoyed the food. The menu had a lot of variety.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aliza_616
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Copenhagen
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2011

Stayed there for a couple of nights at the end of Sep. 2011. Even though we had made a reservation well in advance we got a terrible room. It was on the back of the building, and the bathroom was some kind of hybrid closet that wasn't even finished. Really poor water pressure as well. We used their restaurant only for breakfast (which was included) and the service was reasonable, however, the management was rude and not very helpful. The only positive thing about the place is the location, the main entrance to Mdina is just 50m away, however, I wouldn't stay at this place just for that reason since Mdina can be reached very easily and quickly from anywhere else on the island.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Drama65
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yorkshire
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

I have read some very complementary reviews about this hotel and I'm convinced that I'm reading about a different hotel. My partner and I are not particularly fussy travellers, however we found this to be one of the worst hotels we have stayed in. The room (which had been upgraded to a room with a view prior to arrival) was very basic with an "en suite" consisting of a small shack with a piece of corrugated plastic in the corner of the room. The "view" could be found on entering the 2 foot square balcony that was at the opposite end of the room to the bed. A window, which would have offered a view, was behind a large wardrobe. If you have young children steer clear of the rooms with balconies. The sheets of glass making up the windows are held in by clips which came out very easily. The room was incredibly hot and stuffy with no throughput of air. The manager always appeared slightly offended when asked anything, even when checking in. On the plus side, dinner at the restaurant was delicious and the staff were very polite and friendly. I appreciate it isn't a five star hotel, however, the place is lacking in charm, courtesy and was generally a pretty miserable experience.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Jo H
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Nice
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172 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

We stayed one night, because we wanted to stay close to the old town.
Perfectly located for the task, the hotel itself has a curious african colonial style items.
The room was honestly priced: large and spartan, with typical maltese window, with a rear view from the historical wall. Small bathroom.
Maybe a bit too hot in summer since vents are insufficient for the whole room.
Cool personalized breakfast: they bring you what you ask, restaurant style.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank AgentOrangeIt
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Cambridge
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60 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2011

Very friendly, small hotel just outside the gates to Mdina - so ideal for sightseeing in Rabat and Mdina, and for catching buses to other parts of the Island.
Plenty of choice at breakfast, and the evening meal that we had there was also excellent; fresh fish, very tasty and well presented.
Our bedroom had fantastic views over the Island and was very clean, roomy and comfortable enough, if pretty basic. Lovely stone walls spoilt by the ugly 'meeting room' tiled ceiling and metal doors.
However, it you are not too worried by lack of luxury in the bedroom/bathroom, but are looking for good value, a welcoming atmosphere, and a convenient location - would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Penelope50
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Additional Information about Point de Vue Guesthouse and Restaurants

Property: Point de Vue Guesthouse and Restaurants
Address: Saqqajja Square, Rabat, Island of Malta, Malta
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Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Rabat
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Rabat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Point de Vue is a small, family run guest house dating back to the 17th century. Located just outside the fortified city of Mdina, Malta's Silent City and its old capital and now a World Heritage site. Recently renovated and under new Management (December 2013), the Point de Vue Guest House boast a number of rooms, some with breath taking views of almost half of the island of Malta. Facilities include: English Breakfast Ensuite Bathroom Cable TV Air Conditioning (at an extra charge) The Restaurants Whether overlooking the magnificent view of the Rabat countryside or enjoying the more relaxed and informal WiFi connected lounge, Point de Vue offers an innovative take on continental and traditional Maltese dining. The varied menus of snacks and dishes include an extensive selection of local foods, pasta and pizza, deserts and the more. ... more   less 
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