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41 reviews
Spacious and Airy Living area
Relax in comfort
Island Hob to Living area
Double Bedroom
Entrance to block with Lift to all Floors
Modern designer kitchen
Historic buildings, close to the Old MInt
Dining to Living area
Valletta Water Front - Restaurants
Kitchen to Living area
Upper Barrakka Gardens, just a short walk away from Old Mint
Entrance to the block
Modern interior with a Majestic Entrance
Entering the Apartment
Dining area
Stairs from entrance to Apartment
Bathroom
Water Taxi Valletta to Sliema, just 3 minutes walk from Old Mint
Water Taxi Valletta to Sliema 3 minutes walk from Old Mint
Double Bedroom
Double Bedroom
From Bedrooms to Living area
Spacious and Airy
Old Mint Street
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Valletta, Island of Malta

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Angieel
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment”
Reviewed 29 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This is a beautiful apartment in a beautiful city. Apartment was clean., well equipped and as described in the details. All amenities are walking distance away and Valletta is a lovely safe place to stroll around at any time of the day or night.
Traffic noise can be heard from the early hours but the apartment is in a city so is to be expected and this is lessened if you close the shutters, double glazing and interior windows.
Quite a lot of renovation work currently going on in surrounding buildings and the builders start very early!
One improvement would be to provide a basic food welcome pack on arrival but as a bakery is two doors down from which you can buy milk, bread etc, this is not a hardship.
We had an extremely enjoyable stay at Old Mint No 2.

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Stephi164
Nottingham
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Apt”
Reviewed 17 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
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We stayed here for 7 nights. It was very spacious and well equiped for x4 people. There was all you need to cook for yourself although we ate out every night .
It was really clean and spacious, Having a second bedroom was great for us. The location was very central with all the sites within east walking distance.

Travelling group: Friends
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Petra P
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent accommodation, would definitely go back”
Reviewed 13 May 2016 for a stay in July 2014
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people found this review helpful

We spent our honeymoon in Malta in July 2014, and spent a week at the Old Mint No2 in Valletta.

This is an absolutely stunning place, fully equipped, spacious, modern. This accommodation is divided between two floors. On the lower floor of the flat you will find a large living/dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and a shower room. On the upper floor you can find two double bedrooms and a bathroom with tub.

We received it clean and tidy, and all the additional charges were pointed out in advance. For example, you need to pay a small charge for wifi, or if you use the air-con during your stay then you will be charged for it at your check-out. It has a separate meter which was read when we arrived and read again before we left. We didn't use it at all because the evenings were nice and cool, so opening the windows was enough for us. This flat overlooks the street, but it was not noisy at all, like I said we left the windows open during the nights.

This is a self-catering place, which is exactly what we were looking for. There are a few little groceries nearby where you can buy breakfast essentials, and the high street of Valletta is just a few minutes walk where you can find many different restaurants. The seaside is in the other direction, but again, just a few minutes walk from the Old Mint.

The description says that it fits 4 people, but to be honest, the living room and even the bedrooms are big enough to fit travel cots for children. There is lift in the building, so you wouldn't need to carry the buggy upstairs in your hands. Although, it needs to be noted that the streets of Valletta (apart from the high street) are not buggy-friendly.

We spent only the nights at the Old Mint because during the days we were travelling around Malta and Gozo. The bus station of Valletta is at the end of its high street, about 10-15 minutes walk from the accommodation, and you can get anywhere by bus. We bought a weekly travel card that we could use as many times as we wanted during the week to travel anywhere in Malta and it cost less than 7 euros. No, that's not a typo, it was really this cheap. For people like us, who are used to the UK travel costs, it was unbelievable. If you want to go to Gozo, you need to pay for the ferry and then buy a day travel card there.

Apart from the excellent condition of the flat, I also need to praise the staff who were all very friendly and helpful. Thank you for your outstanding customer service, you really made us want to return to the Old Mint.

All in all, we fell in love with Malta, so hope we will go back some time later, and if we decide to stay in Valletta again, we will definitely stay at the Old Mint.

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Jonathan...
Basel, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Apartment in a Great City”
Reviewed 3 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed in The Old Mint Number 2 for a week and thought it was great.

The apartment looked and smelled clean. It is spacious and well furnished; plenty of wardrobe and drawer space (and lots of hangers, which is always a welcome touch). It's obvious a lot of thought was put into refurbishing this modern apartment in a beautifully historic building.

There are two bedrooms upstairs on a mezzanine floor, reached via a modern spiral staircase (check the photos if you have young children), both with big patio doors to open the rooms to the living room area downstairs - giving a good sense of space when they're open and privacy and cosines when they're closed. There is a good sized bathroom on the upper level and a similar sized shower room with a washing-machine downstairs.

The kitchen is a large open-plan area with an island. There's a gas hob, eye-level oven and plenty of workspace. A dishwasher, large fridge/freezer and a good range of utensils are a bonus.

We had none of the problems with power mentioned by earlier reviewers; we were within the limit with normal useage plus a couple of washing-machine and dishwasher runs and 30 minutes or so of heating each evening to take the spring chill from the bedroom.

There are some good restaurants within a few minutes walk (turn left out of the door, take the first right up the hill and the road left towards Valletta centre has 3 or 4 well rated restaurants (we really liked Guzé and Capistrano)) and Fort St Elmo and central Vallettta are a 10-15 minute stroll away. The port with a short ferry to Sliema is only a couple of minutes walk down the hill.

We would definitely come back here if we return to Valletta.

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Liked best: Modern apartment in a historic building. Good sized, well equipt kitchen and bathrooms.
Liked least: The front bedroom had some slight traffic noise, but not enough to disturb our sleep. We moved to the other bedroom, which was perfect.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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JCManc
2 reviews
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“Good, but with reservations.”
Reviewed 26 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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This apartment is well fitted equipped, clean, not far from central Valletta but with a steep walk up to the main attractions, and thus not for those with mobility issues - be aware, as we were not. It is also in an area taxis find hard to find. Our taxi dropped us blocks away and we had to trudge around steep streets with our bags for twenty minutes.
Inside it is a large open space with tiled floors, steep narrow stairs, no curtains, and not luxuriously furnished, so it is cold in winter - which brings me to my main issue: the electricity allowance; it is like war-time rationing.
Elsewhere in these reviews, where others complained about the electricity allowance the management try to justify it because someone abused power usage by leaving things on. We were even reassured that we could be confident in not going over if we did not leave things on unnecessarily. But we were sparing with lights, dishwasher, and water etc, and the allowance barley covers the basics before heating/cooling, and we were not there a lot, as most tourists aren't. Simply put, if you want to heat or cool the place it is extra - identifiably so as it is on a separate circuit. I imagine too if you are there a lot, the allowance won't even cover the basics. We paid an extra twenty euros over 8 days, and we were sparing with the heating too, running it only to warm up the place in the morning, and then turning it off, similarly in the evening. I you want to be really comfortable you will run up a bill twice that. Add that to the extras for internet, five euro a day, and using their service from the airport, which I advise you do, and there are a lot of extras - be sure to factor them in so it doesn't spoil your stay!
It would be better of course if it were all up front and they were honest about the real rental price, then you could enjoy you stay with no mystery about what expenses you might rack up, but they have chosen not too. Still, allowing for this, and the daily walks up and down the hill, it is reasonable value for money.

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Liked best: The space.
Liked least: The stingy electricity allowance almost spoilt it for us.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
3 Feb 2016
Further to your feedback in response I would like to point out the following;

To note that you took your own taxi from the airport and not our transfer recommended method, who know where the property is thus without issue deliver guest to the front door and communicate with us when leaving the airport with you and at the same cost! It appears your chosen taxi was keen to get back to the airport for his/her next fare.

In terms of the electricity/internet allow me to explain and clarify! The electricity is included in the rental cost at €5.00 per day or equivalent of 30Kw/h 30 kilowatts per day, to note that a family of 3/4 people will consume on average 15-25Kw/h per day, we introduced monitoring of the electricity due to particular previous guest leaving the air conditioning running whilst not in residence. It was noted that when the maid came in to clean she recognised an air conditioning unit running in the bedroom whilst no-one was using the Apartment, this was identified around 10am in the morning. Perhaps you have stayed in accommodation where the internet is very poor in terms of a signal and/or speed to load pages? We took a conscious decision to have an independent WiFi Router in the Apartment which is dedicated without bandwidth restriction and 30Mbps download speed, giving a far superior internet experience than one WiFi router serving several points.

You mention it would be better we were up-front and honest about the real rental price! The booking platform you used TripAdvisor offers you the opportunity to view the 'Owners Booking Contract' when selecting your dates, furthermore we sent you a link on an email subjected 'Booking Form' of which you filled in! The Booking Form has all the terms, conditions and cost outlined on it!!! There is not a hidden cost anywhere across any of our listed properties it is ALL outlined on the Booking Form T's & C's!!!

In summery -

Your own chosen Taxi service could not find Old Mint Street in a city as big as some villages.

You paid €20.00 over electrical usage this is €2.50 per day, noting A/C left on in bedroom when no-one home!

Internet was given to you at less than €5.00 per day with a dedicated WiFi Router, no bandwidth restriction and 30Mbps download speed.
You did not read the Booking Contract, which outlines ALL charges relating to the booking.

We are not cunning or dishonest or not upfront, please do when booking a private accommodation read the 'Owners Booking Contract'.

Your Comment 'it is reasonable value for money'

Our Comment - For Valletta in terms of the size, appointment and location we know the Apartment is good value for money!!!
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