Sat on the edge of a small valley, Villa Aurelia is surrounded by some beautiful outdoor space, which is, perhaps, one of the highlights of this villa.With a fairly reasonable sized pool for 8 people and a hot tub, the other outdoor furniture including sunbeds, outdoor eating space and a barbecue large enough to cool an entire pig, this property certainly stands out for its style and modern design, however a few features prevent this property from being a five star residence; some of the sunbeds are starting to look a little on the shabby side, and due to the close proximity of the next door neighbours, often noises from their side of the 3m high wall drifted over to ours.
The interior of Aurelia, as I have mentioned previously, is very modern and stylish, with large 8ft high glass windows featuring around the property. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need, and the living space is very comfortable with a large television with a variety of different channels.
This villa spreads out over three floors, perhaps the most exciting being the basement-turn-games room. With several different games including a pool table and air hockey, when the weather was too hot (as it often was the case) we found ourselves retreating down to the coolness of the basement.
Although there is one double room downstairs (with some pretty dire views) the three other bedrooms can be found upstairs.Each with there own en-suite bathroom, there is a double room, a twin room and a master room. Each room was very spacious with its own television, large wardrobe and extrodanarily comfortable beds (really-they are fantastic). One fault of some bedrooms is that, you find yourself staring out of the window and finding a brick wall several feet away from where you are standing (some of the rooms though, have some really fantastic views over the entire valley).
In terms of staff, the lady that came to clean the villa was lovely, really kind as well as doing an excellent job of cleaning. However, on one of the first days after our arrival, our dryer had broken, so we called up Fiona who sent someone to fix it. Beside the fact that he spoke little English, our dryer remained broken for the next day too-not a major problem as we could dry our clothes outside, but for the 5 star prices they were charging this was a little below par.
Just a small drive away from the villa is a small town with a supermarket,grocery and butcher supplying you with everything you could really need. Also fairly nearby was nearby (around 3km) was Mellieha Bay, and also a few really nice restaurants.
So overall I would say, a really great villa that's especially good for children and teenagers, but for the 5 star prices they were charging, it definitely wasn't that 'this is the most amazing thing I have ever seen'.