My mother and I stayed for a week in the San Gwann apartment over Christmas. We have been on the look-out for good quality self-catering accommodation of this kind in Malta for about 20 years! I was rather worried about not having the peace of mind of booking through a travel agency, and chose this apartment over others advertised on direct booking websites largely because of the independent reviews and contacts available on TripAdvisor. We were very happy with the choice. The apartment itself is attractively furnished, clean and comfortable; it looks into the inner courtyard garden of the house. The owner was very welcoming, and extremely helpful in answering various queries both before and during our stay. We can think of only very minor suggestions for improvements: a smaller saucepan and a frying pan would be useful in the kitchen, and perhaps an additional light in the kitchen/dining area. Then again, we are possibly the only guests who would attempt (and succeed) to cook Christmas dinner... We very much enjoyed our stay, and hope to return.
Finally, this review would not be complete without mention of Sam, sending her the very best of luck with the puppies when they arrive!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Valletta Suites Malta