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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
1 night minimum
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Malfranza Apartments are centrally located in St Michael Barbados only fifteen minutes from the Grantley Adams International airport. It allows for quick and easy access to the following places:- the capital Bridgetown, Sky Mall, US Embassy, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, British Consulate, Oistins and St Lawrence Gap nightlife, golf courses, places of interest i.e Harrison's Cave, Atlantis Submarine, restaurants and beaches. It's cul de sac location makes it safe and secure whilst the breathtaking beautiful landscape of the island's interior can be observed. The owners reside on the property and provide personalised service to all clients looking after their every need from transportation on arrival at the airport, their business or pleasure activities and return to the airport...Malfranza Apartments are centrally located in St Michael Barbados only fifteen minutes from the Grantley Adams International airport. It allows for quick and easy access to the following places:- the capital Bridgetown, Sky Mall, US Embassy, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, British Consulate, Oistins and St Lawrence Gap nightlife, golf courses, places of interest i.e Harrison's Cave, Atlantis Submarine, restaurants and beaches. It's cul de sac location makes it safe and secure whilst the breathtaking beautiful landscape of the island's interior can be observed. The owners reside on the property and provide personalised service to all clients looking after their every need from transportation on arrival at the airport, their business or pleasure activities and return to the airport. The self contained apartments are equipped with stove, refrigerator, solar water, air conditioned bedroom, cable television, Wi-Fi, internet access, iron and ironing board, private car park, fan, cutlery and crockery.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
About the Owner
Gregory C
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
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Reviews (5)
aleydaehl
aleydaehl
Vieux Fort, St. Lucia2 contributions
As the welcome sign says, it is a home when you are away from home. The apartment is clean, organized, the owner is always willing to help in any way. In case you need a transfer to any place in Barbados, it is also immediately available.
Visited November 2022
Written November 3, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lesley s
Lesley s
21 contributions
We booked in for one night only as we were picking up a cruise ship the following morning. Arrived in Barbados at midnight and Gregory collected us from the airport, and drove us to Malfranza. We were very happy with our accommodation and if we had more time would definitely stay longer. Gregory is such a good host, and a fine person. You would not be disappointed, and the tariff is so reasonable. Many tha is.
Visited February 2017
Written February 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gregory C
Gregory C
Thanks for your kind commendations. We do appreciate your feedback and assure you that it is persons like yourself that inspire, motivate and encourage us to be relentless in aiming for excellence. Hopefully we would not fail you. Thanks again.
Written February 23, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jasmine F
Jasmine F
Dominica2 contributions
From the moment of Arrival to the moment I Departed I couldn't find not a Single complaint, though only in Barbados for a Day the Owner Made you feel like Family, with Secured grounds and Taxi services to any required Destination, I can honestly Recommend this to anyone traveling to Barbados !
Visited December 2016 Traveled solo
Written December 10, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Gregory C
Gregory C
Thanks for your review Jasmine. We certainly pride ourselves in looking after our clients from arrival until their departure regardless of their period of stay. Indeed, we pleased that you had a great experience which you are prepared to repeat and share with others. We thank you for choosing Malfranza Apartments and wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Healthy New Year.
Written December 18, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SergeBor
SergeBor
Ottawa, Canada129 contributions
Barbados is a beautiful island and as such, needs to be explored all around. For this matter we prefer "all exclusive" travel: everything booked separately - airline, dwelling, car and local groceries. Obviously, we look for a villa or apartment with free parking, kitchen facilities, wi-fi and easy access to everywhere. Malfranza Apartments satisfied all of these criteria and was affordable, so we made reservation via booking.com. The next day I was contacted by the owners suggesting that I pay for one night via paypal to secure reservation, and I did. I have found out from customers' reviews on booking.com that the property takes cash payments on site but also, from the owners reply to reviews, I found that they would accept "credit card payment vie paypal". One week before our arrival I wrote an e-mail to the owners and offered to pay the balance through paypal but they refused, saying they don't want to incur extra commission charges. So our payment was all in US cash on arrival. We were given apt #2 facing ABC highway. It is a 1-bedroom apt with a shower in the bathroom, and fully equipped kitchen in the living room. A/C unit was in the bedroom only but we could stream some air with a powerful fan from the living room. The noise from the hwy was bearable, however, occasional blast from the motorbikes, day or night, made us wince. (Not at the property only but on the roads too). Beach towels supplied. The water stream was good. The bed was firm but we like firm. Wi-fi was adequate. TV had plenty of channels, mostly American. The kitchen equipment was older and not up to par. 3 pots of different size, 2 of 3 rusted, and only one lid. One big frying pan, burned and without a lid. The kettle was not always switching off automatically and had scum inside. The toaster did not work and we complained to the owner, and he replaced it immediately with the one that worked 1 out of 3 attempts. The biggest problem was with the stove: not all burners were working but those that did, couldn't be put in any intermediate regime between "on" and "off" so they were either cold as a grave or sizzling hot. Every 30 sec we had to turn it on and off. We assumed that we don't want the hassle of replacing the stove during our stay and did not indicate the problem. Also, there was no phone in the dwelling. I had to place a local call to a rental company, and I had to go around the building and buzz the owners' entrance. They have thrown me the phone from the balcony (owners occupy the 2nd level) and than I had to go back and return them the phone. Same thing happened when the rental company was calling me back. To finish with the flaws, I should note that there was no housekeeping during our stay. The linen was changed but there was no mopping or vacuuming whatsoever. There is no notice about no cleaning or otherwise, and I cannot blame it on owners, but be prepared to clean yourself. I'm trying to give the most thorough description of the property, and have to say that the mentioned flaws are minor and could be easily overcame, however, I don't recommend Malfranza for families with small kids and visitors without a car. Otherwise, the property adequately served our purposes and we had great time in Barbados. If you are new to the island, I recommend: - in the morning, drive to Folkstone marine reserve for a swim and great snorkel. - After that, drive around the island and explore one be one North point, Cove bay, Cherry tree hill, East coast and Bathsheba, Bottom bay, Crane beach. - Wednesday or Sunday go to Atlantis Restaurant Buffet Lunch. - Visit Hunte's Garden and Harrison cave, close to sunset go to Gun Hill signal station. - Look at Concorde (hangar near Airport) - After 3 pm go to Turtle beach (beach beds are free after 3 pm). Drive to Dover hotel and park in front of it, keep left following the sign "public access to the beach". - Buy fresh fillet fish at Oistins or Paynes beach fish market, try flying fish, barracuda etc, fry them up. - Be careful with local pepper sauce and appreciate local rum and Banks beer.
Visited April 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written April 28, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Gloria H
Gloria H
Arima, Trinidad6 contributions
A home away from home this is what Malfranza offers its customers. I was met at the airport by the owner Gregory Carter who pointed out all the important landmarks en route to Malfranza. We stopped at the Sky Mall where I was able to purchase some much needed supplies. As we arrived at Malfranza and drove through the gates I could see a lovely two storied building situated on well laid out and spacious grounds. This property is beautifully landscaped with a variety of lovely shrubbery and flowering plants. There is even a kitchen garden from which I received some lovely lettuce with the compliments of Gregory. The building is situated on grounds that gently slope towards the end of the property and affords one a panoramic view of a network of roadways. There is a swing where you can sit and read a book or just relax. The coconut trees at the bottom of the slope add to the finishing touch of the grounds.The self contained apartment is spacious and well laid out. The kitchenette is equipped with a microwave, electric cooker and refrigerator. There are enough cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery to make for easy meal preparation. Cable and internet are also available. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed where I slept quite comfortably. There is enough closet space for clothing. The bathroom was clean and hot water was always available for showering. I was well taken care of and made to feel welcome by the Carter family including a lovely white kitten that visited me from time to time. At no time during my stay at Malfranza did I feel uncomfortable; I was treated like family especially by Patricia with whom I had some lovely talk times. My telephone messages were always relayed to me in a timely manner. Gregory was always available to take me the malls, and to Bridgetown and back to the airport when it was time to leave. If you are looking for a place to stay at an affordable rate and hosts that treat you like family, then I highly recommend Malfranza. I am sure that all your needs will be well taken care of.
Visited October 2014 Traveled solo
Written January 23, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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