Already written a review back in December 2016 but it seem that it has been removed.all you can find are excellent review what happen to the others?
Well to resume my stay back in November ,we stay for 9 days and the flat is well situated and stunning inside only problem the matress in double room was not comfortable you could feel all the springs.but the worse was the building site next door waking us up most morning between 630am and 7am we did complain on day 1 and ask matter to be sorted or change of accommodation but nothing was done ,and nobody contacted us to appologise .worse holiday I ever had .! If you think of booking the property double check if work has Been finish next door or you will come back more tired than when you left home.
The location of this apartment is brilliant. Just a couple of minutes walk from the centre of Valletta and also within a couple of minutes from the ferry across to Silema. In fact we could even watch the ferry leave Silema from the apartment and time our journey down the ferry terminal accordingly. We used the taxi service offered to get to the apartment to and from the airport and it was definitely a stress free option. I also took advantage of pre-ordering some groceries which again was a great option as we arrived on a Sunday. The Old Mint building is very old and beautiful but the apartment is very modern inside. Lovely outdoor areas (however the weather was just a little too cold for us to use the roof terrace but would be fantastic on a warmer day). The beds and seating area were very comfortable and the bathroom is a good size. As mentioned in other reviews, the second bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase so if you are unsteady on your feet then it probably isn't going to be ideal for you. Great communications with the management team. Our only minor niggle would be the lack of available TV channels in English. I would have no hesitation in recommending the apartment and we were sorry to have to leave and go back home!
We luv Malta and for the first time decided to book an apartment in central Valletta
This apartment is very central and was very clean and comfortable and we had a really good holiday
For us though I agree that the second bedroom did not work
It is just a bit too detached and awkward to access although not an issue if you know this in advance
Helpful booking process no problems with the taxi transfer and the lady on arrival was very thorough
For us with the fans and limited use of the air con we were well in the allowamce
My family and I have just had a wonderful weeks stay in the Old Mint Penthouse. Booking was easy and communication with the agency was very efficient and professional. They answered all the questions I had and were very helpful during the booking and paying processes.
On arrival to the property we were greeted by a friendly lady named Nicolina (I think her name was?) she showed us round the property and gave us a very detailed and helpful explanation of all the facilities etc. Unfortunately when we requested the wifi password, we were informed that the guests before us had broken the router and therefore we couldn't have access to it. We were told the manager would come out the following morning, and that it costs €3.50 a day. The manager didn't end up coming out until the second day so we were left a while without any wifi access. On check out we were told that the manager had decided to not charge us for the wifi, which was very kind and we were grateful. I do however feel that the wifi should be free considering the price to stay in the property. We were also given €7 a day limit on our electricity and on our last day we had about €15 remaining but again it was a bit inconvenient feeling like you were constantly checking your balance, but I understand why they have to do this.
The roof terrace was a lovely touch, although I wasn't keen on the spiral stairs to get up and down! There was also only 3 chairs provided for our lower floor terrace which was just a minor issue as there was 4 of us. The apartment itself was spacious and modern, the shower room was very clean and well equipped, we were even given beach towels which we really appreciated as none of us could fit them in our hand luggage cases! There was also a washing machine, ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities, a TV with good variety of channels, an oven and many more However, the floor in the property was very dirty and the bottom of my feet would be black even after showering due to how unclean it was. I am not sure this was due to a lack of maid service though as my feet were still unclean after my Mum had cleaned the floor herself. Both bedrooms had good amounts of space for our things, but it would have been great to have a bin in the lower ground floor! I was also surprised that there was no safety deposit box in the property.
Although it may sound like I am making many negative comments, the Old Mint Penthouse was a lovely place to stay, very centrally located and with all the facilities you could ask for. There was just a few minor things that would have made this property excellent instead of very good. I would recommend this property to my friends and would stay again if I am ever to come back to Valletta!
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Valletta is beautiful! The Old Mint apartments are well located in this beautiful city and the penthouse is spacious and cool with its cross ventilation. We were a party of four adults and sadly the quality of the bedrooms was not equal. I would describe this as a fabulous one bedroom place but a star or two less as two bedrooms.
On the plus side were:
Comfy bed, comfy couch
On the negative
Roof space exactly that ~ roof space. No real amenities up there.
Minimum in terms of extras supplied ~ eg 1 tea towel only provided and ironing board AWFUL
2nd bedroom basic
At this price wifi should be included and one shouldn't be bothered reading the electricity meter daily to ensure compliance
If a BBQ is provided, a means of operating it aka gas, should also be available
On balance we enjoyed our stay. Next stay in Valletta (and there will be a next one) will probably not be here. Sounds harsher than it should because this IS a good place but will
seek somewhere more Maltese.
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