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“Wonderful Maltese Experience”
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Stepping out From 'Alfie's Place' & Looking Down the Street
Alfie's Place - Gilormu Cassar Steeet By Candle Light (2nd Week End of October)
Alfie's Place In The Most photographed Street
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta

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jackie g
borehamwood
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Maltese Experience”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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Alfred our host could' not have been more helpful.He collected us assisted us with our luggage and even stocked the fridge and at the end of our stay he took us back to the airport.
The house itself was a beautiful traditional Maltese property.Downstairs there is a kitchen dining area and spacious modern shower room with a washing machine. Up a beautiful stone staircase fitted with a gate at the top should you require it for safety reasons, you come to two lovely bedrooms 1 twin and 1 double with a small balcony both very comfortable and providing everything you need. The house is very well equipped and the host is always on hand should you require any assistance.
Alfie's place is located in a quaint street up some steps but the pics are misleading they are very wide Maltese steps making them extremely easy to climb. It's very near to the main square where you can find anything you may need. There is a variety of stores and also a collection of bars and cafe's. Around the corner from the square you find the Marina and Grand Harbour where you can catch the ferry to Valletta.
The local sandy beach is a ten minute bus ride away or you can swim off the quay if you prefer..
If you want to experience the real Malta BIrgu/Vittoriosa is a must. The Maltese people are so friendly and they cannot do enough to make you feel welcome. From neighbours,staff in the bars restaurants to just people you pass in the street there is always a friendly greeting..

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Liked best: The location
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 5, 2014
Thank you so much was extremely happy to have you and hope see you again in the future. Also a Big thank you for leaving the Place spotless, much appreciated,
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JoJohn201...
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing stay”
Reviewed June 8, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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person found this review helpful

We had a lovely break in Malta; Alfie's place is perfectly located on a beautiful quiet street in the heart of Birgu, close to the bus stop and the three cities ferry terminal in Bormla, as well as shops, bars and restaurants. Alfie's place is well-equipped, clean, well-presented, full of character, and Alfie himself is very helpful, generous, professional and thoughtful. Perfect break in magical place, thanks to Alfie!

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Management Response
Jun 17, 2014
Great you enjoyed your Stay and the Break, was lovely having you and hope to see you again soon. Alfie
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clerald
Dublin
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed June 2, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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Just back from a week spent in lovely Birgu. Alfie's place was very comfortable, well-equipped and convenient, and only a couple of minutes from the main square with some nice places to eat and drink. It also made an ideal base for exploring Malta, as it's easy to get to Valetta either by bus or with the small 'three cities' ferry. Alfie was a friendly and helpful host who really went out of his way to make us feel welcome :)
Highly recommended.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 2, 2014
Thanks Claire, Great to know you enjoyed the stay and was lovely to having you.
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murilix
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
87 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Charming, well located and reasonably priced”
Reviewed May 23, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Stayed at Alfie's place during a week in May.

Location is excellent, a close walk to Birgu's central square, to the Harbour/Maritime Museum and to the bus stop, where you can go pretty much everywhere in Malta by commuting at the central bus terminal outside Valletta.

The house itself is charming, as one can see by the photos. Certainly an authentic Maltese experience for those interested in the cultural/historical side of things.

Alfie is an excellent host, was on time to meet us at the airport and gave us a nice introduction to Birgu. Plenty of useful tourist information, leaflets, guides, etc., inside the house and excellent wifi. Also, the Birgu City Council is just a few steps away fo getting a parking permit if a car is hired.

All in all, a great property in an excellent and authentic location well off the beaten path and a very reasonable price. Will be back many times. Thanks, Alfie!

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Management Response
May 27, 2014
Glad you enjoyed your stay, lovely having you and certainly hope to see you again in the near future.
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Valentina...
Taranto, Italy
1 review
“Exquisite holiday home in Malta!”
Reviewed May 18, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

A wonderful home house in the center of Vittoriosa, quiet and cozy. Inside is everything you need to spend an excellent vacation. From Vittoriosa can be reached with ease, all areas of Malta.
Alfred is an unmatched hospitality. Amenable with their guests and kind in helping them to spend unforgettable days.
If I went back to Malta, click again to Alfie's hause!
Thank you Alfred, see you soon!

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Management Response
May 20, 2014
Valentina / Antonio Thank you for your kind words, was lovely having you, the perfect visitors and look fwd to see you again in the future.
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TheFirewo...
Driffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful Traditional Maltese House”
Reviewed April 28, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
2
people found this review helpful

I cannot rate this highly enough! The accommodation was fantastic with two beautiful bedrooms, one twin for the teenagers which had the most stunning arched ceiling and a lovely large double room with a small balcony overlooking the lovely street outside. Downstairs was a kitchen/dining area and a spacious shower room. Alfie had stocked the fridge with basics for us and there was tea, coffee, sugar and milk, all very much appreciated. We visited to assist in firing a display for the Malta international firework festival, our display was postponed and Alfie was so helpful and accommodating and assisted us with an extra nights stay and also transport to the airport. There is a lovely square for meals and coffee/beer just at the end of the street where it is lovely to sit out in the sunshine and the waterfront/marina is just a few minutes away. This is a lovely, traditional Matese house in a historic area don't hesitate to book!

Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 2, 2014
Thank you, was a pleasure dealing and having you, hope to see you again in the near future.
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007-and-P...
Frankfurt, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Quaint Maltese dwelling in the middle of historical Birgu”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Contact and booking with Alfie, the owner, was very fast, friendly and uncomplicated. This house is in the middle of the historical part of Birgu, in a pretty, pedestrian street, with very friendly neighbours. The house is well equipped (the first holiday house we have ever stayed in which actually has a knife sharpener). Full points for hot water (high pressure), extremely fast wifi, excellent air con (cold/warm) and a comfortable bed - and it is excellent value for money. If you're looking for a typically Maltese stay in beautiful Birgu, this is for you. Alfie can help you with anything you need - just ask him.

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How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Apr 22, 2014
Was a pleasure having you, and hope I will see you again in the near future. Glad I was able to help. Alfie
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