We loved our stay at Villa Munqar! Janice & Charmaine at the Baldacchino Group were a pleasure to work with during the whole rental process. The villa is in a private setting but easily accessible to all of Malta. 3 large ensuite bedrooms. Wide open home and very well taken care of. Lots of natural light and there is plenty of room on the deck to enjoy the outside. Given we where there in December, the villa was a little cooler at night than expected given it's a stone building and there were constant winds coming off the ocean. Only a 6 minute drive over to the Blue Grotto area where there is a beautiful overlook and some great restaurants, specifically Cassarini Restaurant. The food and staff were absolutely delightful at Cassarini's.
We stayed at Villa Munqar in early October 2017. Our party comprised 4 adults.
It's less than 20 minutes from the airport, at the end of a secluded lane with little through traffic. The villa and patios are not overlooked and provide fantastic views across the valley with Valetta on the far horizon. It's an ideal location both for relaxing and as a base for sightseeing. A short walk up the lane leads to breathtaking clifftop views of the Blue Grotto bay - a perfect spot for stunning sunset photographs.
The villa itself is very well equipped with high quality fixtures, fittings and furnishings. As previous reviews have mentioned the beds are a little too firm but that was our only gripe.
The unheated pool was spotlessly clean and the gardens are well maintained. Security standards are high with electric sliding gates across the driveway.
Janice and her team who manage villa bookings were very efficient and prompt to respond to questions and kept us updated before our stay. They offer the option to purchase a food pack in advance which was most welcome. They were also very helpful when we asked to check out late.
The villa is beautiful. We were impressed with the cleanliness and quality of the appliances and furnishings. The pool was lovely, The barbeque and outside seating and eating areas were excellent. We had wonderful holiday.
We were troubled by mosquitos on the first evening but with sensible precautions it wasn't a problem.
We couldn't get the sauna or Jacuzzi to work, it didn't matter to us but may do to others.
The club/venue on one side next door was a bit noisy up to midnight on a few days and we had people asking to park across our drive for an evening event. Again not important to us as you could hardly hear any noise indoors with the windows closed. Thank heavens for the excellent air conditioning.
The small building site on the other side next door was dusty and noisy at times during the day but it didn't spoil our holiday.
The house was situated up a rough track on the edge of town and had wonderful views. We definitely needed our own car as most of the shops were a bit too far to walk to. Sadly we didn't find a bar within walking distance.
My wife and stayed here over the New Year with two other couples, and it was great! The villa has three bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom/shower. There is a Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom, plus a half bathroom off the dining room, and even a full bathroom and sauna in the pool house. It is great for families or groups.
The location is a little remote at the end of a bumpy road, but nothing is too far away in Malta. It was only a few minutes to the nearest small grocery store, less than 10 minutes to the airport, and 20 minutes from Valletta. The surroundings are very quiet, and so is the house. A crying baby in one room didn't disturb the sleepers in another, and the house is within a secure courtyard with private parking protected by a motorized gate.
The kitchen is open very well equipped, and the house even came with extra amenities like a high chair, a crib, and a PlayStation 3!
The infinity pool is beautiful by itself, and there is a spectacular 180+ degree view of the island and the ocean. After a 5 minute walk down the street, you can even see the Blue Grotto.
We were already talking about our next trip to Malta before we left! The customer service from the owner was great from start to finish, and our deposit was returned in full the day after we left.
We were impressed with the villa, it was just as it appeared on the website and it suited the 6 of us perfectly.
We would like to thank Janice and the office staff for their help during our stay. On arrival the pool was a little cloudy, this was rectified the same day and Janice helped us print our return flight boarding passes.
A cafetiere in the kitchen and another 2 seater settee in the lounge would be good.
The location was great, out of the village with panoramic views.
We would recommend the villa to our friends and family.
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