We stayed here in July and absolutely loved it. Having been to Malta a lot over the years to visit our family, we've experienced a variety of apartments and this was one of the nicest: spacious with a large terrace (and second balcony) and excellent location on the main road in Mellieha close to bars and restaurants (though would recommend getting a €21 bus card for the week so that you can pop down to the beach easily/go anywhere else on the island).
Most importantly, the aircon was efficient, the wifi was fast, and the apartment was really clean. Gianni was friendly and quick to respond to any queries, and was there to greet us on arrival/show us around.
We really didn't notice the loud traffic/bus noises that another reviewer mentioned (and actually thought it was pretty quiet considering it is just off the main road) - perhaps because we normally stay in Sliema which tends to be a fair bit noisier! The only thing I'd suggest to improve would be to get some larger glasses and wine glasses for the kitchen. (but if that's my only gripe with staying somewhere, I'm pretty happy with that.)
Anyway, we thought it was great (as did the rest of our relatives that called in at the apartment and got jealous) and we would definitely recommend to others/book again if we were to stay in Mellieha next time!
Thank you Gianni for a lovely stay!
The good: the apartment is very spacious, clean and has all the main amenities, including washing machine and ironing board (and a kettle for the hob); the aircon is very efficient and there is a nice large fridge/freezer; bed was nice and comfortable. There were no problems with the wifi, which seemed good everywhere.
The owner was prompt and helpful, including when there was a power cut on our last day (not actually the apartment as it turned out, but prompt action meant it was repaired same night).
The location is very good if you want to go out in town at night; everything is a stone's throw away - there are several good restaurants within a couple of hundred yards, like Bouquet Garni (must book) and Commando. It's also right on the main bus routes, which will take you various places for €2 a pop (or you can buy a card for a week), like the beach, the ferry to Gozo and Valetta.
The bad: it's on the main road (which has buses all night), the glazing seems of poor quality and neither the en suite window nor the french doors close/lock properly. Whatever the reason, it was much noisier than expected. Clearly doesn't bother other reviewers, but we found it hard to get a full sleep, especially the night that the downstairs' apartment was inhabited by a stag party of about 12.
There are also some strange omissions - no wine glasses, only two large glasses (one of which was chipped) and three mismatched mugs, although plenty of cups and smaller glasses. There's also a lot of bare walls - it could do with a few things to make it feel more homely.
The sofa is now covered by throws and feels of a lower quality than the other furniture. The photos are probably a few years old and one or two items could do with a refresh. However, these are minor issues; unfortunately for us, the noise wasn't and is why I can only give it 3/5.
We had a great stay at this apartment. The owner was very helpful in organising taxis to and from the airport as well as any that we needed in the week. The position of the place was excellent - especially if you want to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of a village with the amenities very close by. The bus stop just outside the apartment was helpful in getting us to and from the wonderful beach although it is not far to walk. The apartment was spacious and clean with good air conditioning. Overall a great week in a place I would certainly recommend to others.
This place is absolutely amazing: it was clean and rooms a very good size with two balconies! The American open plan kitchen was larger than I imagined!
I would highly recomand this propriety for long stay for two couples ( with children ) as they all can enjoy their own space! The views are breathless !
The owner arranged the pickup for us.
Good transport and the nicest bay just 5 min away !
I will definitely go back !
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