If visiting Valletta you can't get a better placed location than this. The main shopping streets at the top of the road and the ferry to Sliema at the bottom.
The apartment has everything needed, it's clean, tidy very secure and a lift to the apartment. The only down side is the spiral stairs to the bedrooms, it was fine for us but older people might find it a problem.
The apartment was very nice and the couple of things that were wrong Paul had his person fix them. It was nothing major. We never did the dishwasher to work (it was in every language but English). The apartment had everything you would need and was tidied every 7 days. We had trouble with the fire alarm going off 5 times while we were there, but Paul was very pleasant to deal with no matter what the time we called him. There is a wonderful bakery just down stairs and a small grocery store around the corner from the apartment, so everything we needed was right there. We had trouble the last 4 nights with noise from the apartment right above us though - Paul needs to put something on the feet of the chairs so it doesn't make as much noise down below. The baker and his family made for a constant source of drama and entertainment. All in all it was a perfect Holiday in our home away from home!
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First I would like to say we booked the old mint 1 for 9 days ,the accommodation itself was beautiful and well situated ,only problem was the matress of the double bed which the spring were going trough my back.not good for relaxing nights!
Any way the major problem started 4 days after arrival when we were woke up every morning between 630 am and 700 am by building work next door ,drilling, shouting ,crane unloading.after sending daily emails of complaints,we never saw anybody to try to rectify the matter!
Surely you knew about building work going on next door but still accept to take our booking without saying nothing and to top it all up charge us 1060 euros with extra charge of 135 euros because a 4 th person decided to come and join us.
So in conclusion beware ,lovely flat next to building work wich will wake you upstairs 630 am every mornings
Stayed with my family in this wonderful villa/apartment with my family whilst attending a family wedding and were so happy with everything. What a great place to stay and more so what fantastic air conditioning which kept us cool and a cucumber whilst it was baking hot outside. Will most likely be coming back again to stay again but for longer :)
We stayed at the Old Mint No1 apartment from 12 to 19 July. The prebooked taxi transfer worked very well and is definitely recommended. If anything, the apartment itself is better than the pictures on the website suggest - spacious, comfortable, well equipped and decorated and furnished to a high standard. The air conditioning and fans were very welcome in the heat. The fridge was particularly effective - wine seemed to be chilled in little more time than it took to get the glasses out!
We invested in the €21 seven day bus pass which proved invaluable and can be used on Gozo too. The ferries to Sliema and the Three Cities were also cheap and reliable and gave super views of Valletta itself.
The apartment is well located - close to the Sliema ferry and about a 10 minute walk from Valletta's main gate. There's no doubt that the apartment was a bit factor in the success of our great holiday in Malta - we're already looking at when we could make a return visit.
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We were met at the airport by the lady who was to book us in as arranged. This was a great help and took away the problem of trying to find the property or to park (which is difficult). The property was very good with sufficient utensils, crockery and pans to deal with any meals eaten at home. The two bathrooms were great and the bedrooms were very spacious and well fitted out. The design of the property was good and the style was in marked contrast to the age of the building. There is a lift to the property if needed. It was unfortunate that during the stay building work was being carried out next door but this didn't spoil the holiday for us. Valletta is a beautiful old walled town with plenty of things to do and see, some of which are reviewed elsewhere. The bakers next door and down the steep steps is well worth supporting and his pizzas were wonderful. I haven't recommended this property for young families as I would be worried about youngsters running around and colliding with the steps of the spiral staircase. This staircase may also put off people who are less mobile than others. Otherwise a great apartment from which to explore Valletta and Malta.
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