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St Dominic's Church at end of Street less than 10 Meters Away
On Right Hand Side of the street are the Historic walls of the Inquisitor Palace
Living Room Upon Entry from front Door.
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Kitchen / Dining Room 01
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Kitchen / Dining Arched Ceiling
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Ensuite @ Main Bedroom on Ground Floor
Yard's Glass Top Ceiling Fitted with lights
Yard's Glass Top Ceiling
Start of Wooden Clad Stairs from Ground Floor.to 2nd Bedroom on 1st Floor
Outside 2nd Bedroom on 1st Floor.
Wooden Clad Stairs Outside 2nd Bedroom on 1st Floor
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2nd Bedroom on1st Floor
2nd Bedroom's En-Suite (Toilet & Basin) & Another Wooden Clad Stairs leading to 2nd Floor Roof Level
Roof Level Landng @ 2nd Floor fitted with Kitchen Sink Cupboard
Out Door Setting on Roof at 2nd Floor
Your Host Alfred Fino
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Townhouse -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Birgu (Vittoriosa), Island of Malta

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joleeBrad...
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Full of charm and character- (both accommodation and host !)”
Reviewed October 6, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We stayed here for one week mid-September, before going on to Marsaskala for 2 weeks.
This place is a true gem, in a quaint old street, it was a fantastic experience to stay there.
The place looks small from the outside, but it is surprisingly spacious once you are in side. The large living room is tastefully decorated, (I loved the wall lamp feature), and the kitchen has everything you need should you decide to eat in. We only did this once as there are plenty of reasonably priced eateries in Birgu, one called, D Centre, just 2 minutes walk away, which is excellent.
The main bedroom is lovely, and has an en suite shower and toilet.
Upstairs is another bedroom with 2 single beds and a toilet/sink, in a room next to this.
Up again is a small space on the roof with tables and chairs, we used to sit here at night with a bottle of wine.
Alfie, the host is a lovely guy, who will go out of his way to make sure your holiday is a good one, nothing is too much trouble. From booking the apartment, to arriving there, and even during our visit, communication was first class.
I definitely would like to return to Birgu, it is a beautiful old place, and if I do I would stay at Alfie's ! I recommend this 100%.

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Liked best: The fact we were staying in such a beautiful old property
Liked least: Coming home !!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2016
What can I say, a big thank you for one special review and i am so glad you and your family liked both Places.
It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and your family and certainly love to see you all again in Malta when you are ready.
Thank you also for leaving both Places spotless it really make life a lot easier.

Take care and speak soon
Alfred Fino
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bars488
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Wonderful stay in the heart of ancient Birgu”
Reviewed October 1, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Alfie was a very helpful and friendly host.
We loved the interesting old property - had everything we needed.
Situated close to bus, ferry, restaurants and museums.
We liked the atmosphere of the neighbourhood and felt part of the local life.

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Liked best: The location and the helpfulness of the owner.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 1, 2016
Thank you for your write up,much appreciated, glad you enjoyed your stay in Birgu and the House meet your needs.

I certainly hope to see you in the future.

Alfred Fino
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LondonCes
London
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed September 17, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Where to begin? The apartment, location and the owner were all fantastic.
Let's start with our landlord, Alfie. He kept in close touch from the moment we booked and provided us with clear and helpful directions how to reach the apartment. He met us in nearby bar on arrival where he told us about the apartment and the locality and even bought us a couple of drinks. Not only this, but he provided us with bread, ham, cheese, milk as well as tea and coffee. Lots of information in the apartment along with clear list of phone numbers and useful addresses. Once we had settled in, Alfie was unobtrusive but we knew he was always just a phone call away in case of any problems or questions.
The apartment itself is a traditional house. Everything has been beautifully and thoughtfully furnished and all the rooms are comfortable and a good size. There is air conditioning and also fans. The kitchen is also fully equipped. Everything was very clean and there is plenty of storage space.
The positioning and functioning of the light switches are a bit quirky but this added to the charm! However I would not recommend the apartment to anyone with mobility problems as the stairs are very steep; in fact, Vittoriosa itself is probably not the best to stay if you have problems getting around as the streets are very hilly.
This was a fantastic base for visiting Valletta -- the ferry across is about 10 minutes walk away -- and also the rest of southern Malta. Vittoriosa itself is totally unspoilt by tourism and has a fantastic village atmosphere.
This was the perfect place to stay: beautiful accommodation, lovely location and a wonderful host. We'll be coming back

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Liked best: Location and the owner
Liked least: Wifi only available in sitting room and kitchen due to thick walls
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2016
Thank you for such a detailed write up, always happy to hear positive feedback knowing my guests enjoyed their stay.

I was an absolute pleasure meeting you both and certainly be happy to see you back.

Alfie
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luckyaman...
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Amazing!”
Reviewed September 8, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I don't really want to write this post because I'd like to keep this gem to myself! I'm just so thankful we found this place. Was the perfect base for 5 nights in Malta. An amazing apartment in beautiful surroundings. I thought transport (we used the buses) could be difficult but its very strategically placed and you can get many buses from Paola Square without having to change in Valletta. And then there's the Valletta ferry that only takes 5/10 mins!
Alfie is amazing, so friendly and helpful. He will do everything to make your stay just perfect. The amount of useful info he sent me before we got there was incredible -and I thought I was a travel geek!
I can't even find the right words to describe our magical experience. Staying in Vittoriosa also meant meeting local people and not just the tourist hoardes. Just go :)

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Management Response
Sep 8, 2016
Thank you for your kind words, It was a pleasure having you both, Two Lovely & Happy Ladies with Big smiles all over their face :) both of you are welcomed back anytime.

It is always my mission to make visitors welcomed and get the most out of their stay, so I am so glad the information I sent was helpful

Thank you ones again and best of luck to both of you with your travel.

Alfie
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Michael G
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding”
Reviewed August 13, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Where do I start. Alfie's Place @ The Alley is a great apartment located in a quiet alley in Birgu. The apartment has two bedrooms , 2 toilets and one bathroom. It has a full kitchen, air conditioning and the electricity is paid for using a meter which Alfie prepaid with more than adequate amount for the length of time we stayed. The apartment is well located for easy access to restaurants, small shops and waterfront area. It is the ideal place for a couple with 2 kids or a group of friends to base themselves allowing easy access to transport and Valletta without the hustle and bustle of some of the other areas. Alfie is the type of host you dream of. There was nothing more he could have possibly done to prepare us for our holiday or have done to make our stay more enjoyable. Thanks again Alfie for all you help and advice. Highly recommend.

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Liked best: Great apartment with everything required for our extended stay and Alfie was awesome to deal with
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2016
Thank you so much for your most welcomed review, It was a pleasure getting to know you and your family.

Knowing you enjoyed your stay, and the place meet you needs and expectations is music to my ears, For me there is nothing more rewarding than a happy and satisfied visitors.

Thank you ones again and hope to see you in the future.

Alfie
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lazyriver...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Really welcoming host, house in beautiful situation”
Reviewed July 26, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Alfie was a very thoughtful and friendly host who went out of his way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable, which we really appreciated. He gave us plenty of tips for our stay as well as meeting us at the beginning and end for the keys and to explain everything about the house. Directions to the house were very good and easy to follow. The house is lovely in the sense that it is traditional and situated in a beautiful, calm and historic part of Malta right next to the Inquisitor's Palace and where local life continues around you - pavement cafes, excellent restaurants just around the corner, pretty marina for a stroll. Also very well located for exploring the rest of the island.

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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
Thank you for your write and much appreciated, it was lovely having you and wish you all the best with your future.
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CsabaV73
Sarospatak, Hungary
2 reviews
“A perfect stay in Birgu”
Reviewed July 13, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

I wouldn't repeat all the positive reviews, so many people can't be wrong. Alfie is a natural born host, no matter who you are, the first thing is to have a drink with him. The place is really great in the heart of Birgu, steps from the harbour and other sights. I wouldn't hesitate to come back. Thanks, Alfie!

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Liked best: Atmosphere
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jul 14, 2016
Thank for such a complimentary comment and it was lovely having you both, a very Lovely & happy young couple whom I Love to see back in Malta and have a drink with.

Alfie
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