I stayed here on for 4 days over New Year and found it well appointed and very comfortable. The weather was cold but there were many heaters in the flat which kept it cozy.
The sea views are great and I'd be hard put to find any criticism of the flat. It's placed well and really does have absolutely everything one might need (Though I'm not sure how spacious it would be for 3) The bedroom and the bed were very comfortable with an endless supply of linen and there is plenty of storage in the flat.
There's aircon that will be helpful for summer. Although there's a balcony I don't imagine it would be pleasant to use as the road it overhangs has non stop traffic. The flat is well insulated against noise and the bedroom is particularly so, it overlooks a quiet side street.
There's a good bathroom with a spa bath, though I didn't use it as the over bath shower was fine. The lift is idiosyncratic but perfectly usable.
The WiFi worked consistently and there is channel TV if somewhat limited
The manager, Ed, is lovely. He was incredibly well organised and helpful and arranged a very welcome pack of essentials.
There was a slightly odd communication about arrival, instructing one use an arranged cab service from the airport. When I declined I was told it would be unusual though, with careful arrangements, possible, to arrive by some other way. In fact Malta Transfers are very reliable and it costs less than 5e, the arrangements seemed perfectly straightforward. The 2x per hour airport bus services are fine too and stop directly outside as do numerous other buses for getting around the island.
Great location, well-equipped, light and airy apartment. The view, access to buses, little supermarket close by. So many things to do here - loving it!
Second stay here, (Sept - Oct) & already booked again for 2018.
We know the Sliema area very well having stayed in this part of Malta many times in nearby hotels, so the apartment's location is ideal for the pair of us.
Once again, arrived at the airport & met by transport as arranged / promised & taken to the apartment to be met by the new manager, Ed. Thanks Ed for the welcome & thanks also for the very nice welcoming pack.
Thanks also to Martin & Michelle for the redecoration of the apartment.
The apartment has everything required for myself & my partner, Sue & enabled us to have a very relaxed 2 weeks.
We have just returned from 2 weeks in this apartment in Sliema it has a beautiful view across the bay. The apartment is very well equipped it has everything you need pots and pans are very good quality. It is very clean and comfortable. Martin and Michelle were very helpful both before we booked and after answering all our questions within a few hours. We were met at the apartment by Ed he is a lovely person told us all about the apartment and local area, he was always available to answer any queries we had. We would love to go back to this apartment again.
The water in this apartment made me sick for 6 days of my stay here. Buy bottled water at the little grocery a block up the side street next to the apartment. The water in the pipes appears to come from holding tanks on the roof (and not the city mains) and is probably contaminated.
I spent two weeks here in February. The apartment was unheated and the northeast wind blew into the French doors, making the place very cold. The wind also makes the old aluminum windows whistle loudly.
“Old” is the first word I’d use to describe this place. The owner tells me he’s had the place for 8 years – obviously he hasn’t done much to improve it. The information you see on TA and the other sites on which he advertises is false. He uses an alias – there’s no “Martin and Michelle.” Halfway through my stay he began to use the name Vic and told me he’s in California. Maybe that’s another alias. The ad you see here is a very well done but very out of date professional marketing blurb. The reality of this apartment is very different.
“Gross” is the second word. I had to sleep under a duvet that has never been cleaned, that has several cigarette burns in it, and that’s for a small bed. I carefully folded the old orange sheet on the bed over the top edge to keep it off my face. I slept on a tiny airplane pillow I travel with. And then in the kitchen: for two weeks I had two dish towels, no cloth but one really dirty old sponge, one garbage bag. No salt. The sugar had a dead big black bug in it. Get the picture?
“Neglected” is any and all maintenance issues here. Just one example: the ads brag about the Jacuzzi tub. There is one – but it’s impossible to use because there’s no stopper. The one in the tub is broken and no one bothers to even provide a rubber bathtub plug.
“Hostile” is the word to describe Felix, the “manager.” After about three days here I asked him to make the air-condition/heater unit warm the apartment. I also asked for new bedding, specifically I suggested to him and the owner that they provide a duvet and duvet covers as is that’s the standard now. The next day the cable for the TV stopped working. He said he’d get both the A/C and the TV fixed. I never saw or heard from him again. He did send the cleaning lady with fleece sheets – something new to me. Except for the twin size dirty comforter I found, I had nothing warm to sleep under in this unheated apartment.
“Fraud” is what I feel was perpetrated on me by the owner of this apartment with his false identity, his false advertising, and my money!
“Positives” – The view is excellent and the location is as well. The price is good for this location. If all you want is a place to crash after partying in St. Julien’s, this is the place for you!
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We stayed here for 1 week and although the decor is somewhat dated the apartment was spacious, clean and extremely well equipped. The view was absolutely magical overlooking the beautiful bay. The night view was even better!
We were met at the apartment by the very charming Felix who showed us around and gave us some great tips. We were pleasantly surprised to find the apartment was stocked with some useful and lovely supplies.
The location was excellent too with buses in both directions at our doorstep and shop and we were surrounded by so many great restaurants and shops.
Don't expect luxury but expect to really appreciate everything else it has to offer.
As a regular visitor to the island this was my first stay in this 'seafront pad' and it is now in my top three apartments to book in Sliema. The view from the balcony is outstanding and the location is central with easy access to the beach and restaurants. The apartment was easy to book had all the amenities I needed for my stay.
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