After several emails we booked to stay here, feedback from Franck was excellent regarding our queries before booking.
We stayed for 2 weeks in the San Pawl, a spacious apartment, beautifully decorated, as is the rest of the building. Franck, the owner, organises transport from the airport and upon arrival there was a bottle of Maltese wine (very drinkable stuff!) awaiting our arrival. Tea, coffee, sugar also available + a loaf of delicious Maltese bread.
Only one comment - those who are used to king sized beds might find the 1,40 bed too small. There is a certain ammount of traffic noise since the San Pawl is situated on the street side (certainly didn't keep us awake though) but the other appartments won't suffer from that. We were invited to look at the penthouse, reached by a lift - super, modern, light and airy with a terrace overlooking the Grand Harbour. We ended our stay with 3 nights in the San Roccu suite on the ground floor, not as grand as the other appartments, more like a bedsit but better equipped than a standard hotel room.
During the course of our stay another bottle of wine appeared + chocolates. All nice personal touches. Franck should be nominated for best 'host' on Malta awards if they exist!Nothing was too much trouble for him and he has all the information one could ever possibly need during a stay on Malta. Leave the guide book at home!
The location is perfect - close to the cathedral and bus terminus. Valletta really is a fantastic city and worthy of it's World Heritage Site status and it was very easy to see the whole island using the buses. However, the traditional buses are to be replaced in July and new routes introduced so can't say what that'll entail.
One of the splendid things about Malta is that, as a tourist, you are unmolested by locals trying to get you to eat in their restaurants, travel in their taxis etc. etc. So refreshing when compared with other tourist destinations in the Mediterranean.
Very much hope to revisit one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Citta Valletta is a 16th century Palazzo located on the “High” side of Valletta, a much sought after location, on one of its principal streets. The house is one of the earliest to be built in the city when two smaller houses dating to around 1580 were joined and remodeled in 1622 in the understated Baroque style so typical of the buildings of that era in Malta.As is typical with most layouts of the time, the building revolves around a large central courtyard or patio. A door and hall large enough to take a coach and horses connects to the street. Cellars housed the stables, the ground floor the kitchens and the first floor the servants’ quarters. On the second floor called the “Piano Nobile” lived the gentry. Various important Maltese families have occupied the house and for a period of years it was also the headquarters of a leading commercial company. The house was locked up for numerous years until a careful and loving restoration was commenced some years ago under the direct supervision of the present owner. The result is a subtle mix of traditional and modern within an imposing structure albeit full of elegance and charm.Just one hundred meters from San Gwann Square the main square of Valletta, the Valletta fruit and vegetable market, food stores and 10 minutes from Malta's main bus terminal. The “Patron”’ of the house has opened the house to a few select guests wishing to relive the splendor of Valletta’s glorious past. A totally new concept in Maltese hospitality not unlike Riyadhs in Morocco, Paradores in Spain and Posadas in Portugal, a unique experience to share in the day to day living within an authentic 16/17th century “Maison de Ville”. Palazzo Valletta offers a high end lodging alternative to hotel accommodation in Malta, at very competitive rates.A total of only four suites ranging from a ground floor junior suite to a de luxe penthouse with panoramic views are grouped around the central patio, the heart of the house. Each suite comes with cotton bed linen, anti allergen pillows and mattress and silk bed covers, pure cotton towels, fluffy cotton bathrobes, cutting edge Italian design kitchen and appliances from a well known brand, Italian bright ceramic bathroom tiles.Daily maid serviced with regular change of towels, pillow cases and sheets. ... more less
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- Palazzo Valletta Suites Malta