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“Marvellous !”

Review of Villa Lyss

Large pool with pool area
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Large pool with pool area
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Living and dining room
Terrace with overlooking views
Bed Room
2 single bed room
Kitchen
Bathroom
kitchen and Dining facing pool deck
Part of a long pool surrounding with palm trees .
Magnificent Garden Land Scaping
Flower in the Villa Garden
Tranquil Beaches
Mellieha Bird Sanctuary 15 min Walk and 5min by car
Mellieha Bay Sandy Beach 15 min walk..
Mellieha Bay 15min Walk
Mellieha Bay View 15min Walk
Maltese Traditional Boats
Tranquil Beaches to spend holiday with children
living and dining room
Bath Shower
dining at terrace
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Mellieha, Island of Malta

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306karen
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Marvellous !”
Reviewed September 28, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a wonderful holiday time in September and Villa Lyss was a great choice. The owners Maria and Ray have been so warm hearted and friendly. They always took care that everything is fine and that we feel good all the time. We really felt like prince and princess in our " own little kingdom". We enjoyed the large and luxurious apartment, the tranquil surroundings and the lovely view over Santa Marija valley. So, finally it was our third but not our last time in Malta/Mellieha and we are well prepared for a long and cold German winter because we have Maltese sunshine in our hearts !

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Oct 4, 2014
Thanks for your kind comments. It was our pleasure having you in our
Villa. We look forward in meeting you again! Regards Ray and Maria Debono
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CHH69
Warwick
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Simply stunning definitely recommend !”
Reviewed August 31, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed in one of these three apartments for 2 weeks with our children of 9 and 14. The apartments are very clean and well kept with every attention to detail taken every day by the resident owners, Maria and Ray. Good sized rooms, great pool with ample sunbeds and stunning views from the balcony. 10 minute walk into town - although the walk starts with a steep climb. Welcome advice where required from your hosts on great places to eat, drink and local beaches and the best ways to get there. They even helped us when our hire car had a flat tyre and bought a lovely present for our daughter on her birthday during our stay. The apartment was cleaned and there was a linen change half way through with a shared washing machine by the pool. Good location to explore Malta whether in a hire car or on the local bus which seemed reliable and much cheaper than in the UK - Return trip to Valletta for 3 adults and 1 child was 9 euro. Good beaches within 5 minute drive and others close by to explore. Plenty of restaurants close by but the kitchen is large and well equipped. There isnt air conditioning but fans are provided in both bedrooms and living space and we visited in August and found these effective.
In summary, excellent apartments and fantastic, caring, genuine hosts. Thanks for a great holiday Ray and Maria.

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ChrisnAnn...
Haddington, Scotland, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed July 28, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We had an excellent week at Villa Lyss. The property was every bit as beautiful as the pictures and Ray & Maria were most helpful hosts on any matter we needed advice or help on. The location suited us very well and, with our hire car, we were able to reach every point on the island easily without being in the midst of the busy areas.
We would definitely recommend to others

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Liked best: The pool and the balcony
Liked least: Some difficulties with wi-fi
Traveling group: Extended Family
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MauriceW1...
Huizen, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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“Our home away from home”
Reviewed July 26, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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This is the 3rd time we have stayed over, and it certainly will not be the last. Ray & Maria are fantastic hosts, and do all they can to make your stay enjoyable. The facilities are very well maintained and the owner proactively solicits feedback on ways to improve.

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J0hnMarsd...
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful Poolside Apartment with Friendly Owners”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Villa Lyss offers excellent accommodation which has a good level of decoration and furnishing. It has three apartments for rent and we had the ground floor, with two bedrooms, one bathroom and a second toilet. It is a few steps down from the pool level which means it is a bit shadier during the day but does mean the views are probably better from the higher apartments.

Villa Lyss is located in the north of Malta in a residential street of Mellieha (a small town) – which has a good selection of restaurants and coastal attractions. There is a decent sized swimming pool which is well maintained, along with enough sun-loungers and sun-umbrellas for everyone.

One of the best things about the Villa are the owners Marie and Ray. They cannot do enough for the guests and will offer help and advice with any outings you have planned. They know the island well and will help suggest additional places to go on any day trips you go on. They tend to pop in every day to check you have everything you want: a blanket for at night, egg cups, hotel recommendations, etc.

We hired a car for our week in Malta, but you can get around quite easily on the buses. The Villa is located in the north of Malta and by car you can get down to the south of the island in around 50 minutes. If you want everything on your doorstep, this is probably not for you. If you want a quiet pool holiday or are prepared to travel then you will be happy, as we were. You can walk to several restaurants and mini-markets as well as a slightly longer walk (or get the bus) to the main Mellieha beach and port. We took a boat day trip for 12 euros each and swam in some gorgeous places.

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Your age range 35-49
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Mikyla E
Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic!!! Amazing!!!”
Reviewed October 30, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I stayed in Villa Lyss with my husband and two children aged 6 and 8. The Apartment is very spacious, clean and comfortable. It doesn't have air conditioning, but had fans in every room which was fine. The pool is amazing a really good size with plenty of loungers around it. My kids were in there all day!
Raymond and Maria were so helpful and friendly. They live in the building and are there if you need them, however they do give you space. They advised us on where to go and put us in contact with Frank who is a local shop owner / taxi driver - who is great with airport trips. He even lets you buy your shopping and dropped it at the apartment to save carrying it!
I would highly recommend this apartment - it is walking distance to restaurants and shops, and is easy to get the bus to the beach (which is the only sandy beach in Malta). There are 2 other rental apartments in the building, which when we stayed had 2 other families with kids, so it was great that our kids had some other children to play with - although there were plenty of days that we were the only people around the pool.
I don't think we would have found a better rental apartment for this budget.
Thanks Ray and Maria for a fantastic holiday!

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Liked best: Apartment space and size of the pool
Liked least: There is not anything that I did not like
Traveling group: Young Children
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BomberOGr...
Kungsbacka, Sweden
1 review
“A very nice holiday!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We had a very nice stay in Villa Lyss with our teenagers. Our plan was to explore Malta, live close to restaurants/shops in a village, have a pool to relax by AND have access to good beaches nearby! With our rental car it was a short drive to several nice beaches (5 - 15 minutes) and for the evening dinner its a walking distance (a few hundred meters) to a number of pleasant restaurants.

We choose Mellieha because we wanted to spend most of our time in this region - the beaches up here, and close to ferries for Gozo and Comino. Paradise beach became our favorite. Valletta and Sliema was only about a 40 minute drive. Mdina maybe 15 minutes. All nice excursions.

Lovely, relaxing pool-area and a quiet neighborhood.

Ray and Maria were very nice and helpful. And Ray gave us lots of valuable information that made our stay even nicer - thank you!

For us it was the perfect place to stay.

All the best
Mikael H / Sweden

P.S. I'm glad that the house-cat found its way home again, after the un-authorised outdoor adventure :-)

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Wi-Fi should be included. AC?
Traveling group: Teenagers
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