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“I liked being at the Haven. It was a home from...”
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Patio with synthetic Lawn
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17 reviews
Patio with synthetic Lawn
Swimming Pool with View
Pool Deck View
Drive In
Panoramic View from Roof
Kitchen Area
Living/TV Room
Dining Room
Hall Way
Hallway leading to Bedrooms
Sitting/Dining Room
Double Bedroom  with en suite bathroom
Double Bedroom with en suite bathroom
Twin Bedroom
Front Patio Area
Front Patio Area / Kitchen Entrance
Pool Deck Shaded Area with outdoor furniture
Swimming Pool  10m x 5m and Pool Deck
Combined Sitting / Dining Room
Panoramic View of Bungalow
Large Tiled Swimming Pool
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Bungalow -
4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Mellieha, Island of Malta

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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Ben W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I liked being at the Haven. It was a home from home”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We arrived and the owner was friendly and showed us everything. We found everything was clean and there was a lot of space. I think it is important to say that this is like a 'home' with all the things that go with that, such as family portraits and ornaments and magazines/books etc. We liked it a lot as it gave us a sense of warmth which so many holiday lets lack. If you want a swish 'hotel look' villa with an impersonal feel then this is not for you. Yes there are a few things that could do with updating, such as the cooker but I can live with that. On the other hand there was was a dishwasher ( and tablets) and a large choice of cooking and eating utensils and a coffee maker. The owner also purchased a welcome pack. Put it this way I would go again. Also the owner was available and helped us with the wi-fi and cleaned the pool and bedlinen/towels etc

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Liked best: The space and peace.
Liked least: The bed pillows because I am too fussy.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Leesa F
Redditch, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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“In desperate need of TLC”
Reviewed 19 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

I travelled here with my partner and two friends so needed the three rooms, when we booked there was supposed to be another couple with us but in the end due to health they couldn't come. We booked this due to the amount of bedrooms and having the separate self contained part. So pleased they didn't come in the end.
This villa is also known as Sera Sea View on other sites, this is why it took us a while to find as we drove past twice!
We were met by the very friendly owner who showed us around the villa making sure we had contact details and information we needed. I think we were overwhelmed by the size of the villa as the floor space was pretty impressive. and certainly plenty of seating. The outside also had plenty of seating and a nice sized pool. However when we were shown downstairs to the self contained part I was very relieved we didn't have to use it. It smelt very damp, it was cluttered and the bedroom was small. As we were not going to use it we did not say anything at this point.
It is only when you live somewhere that you notice problems and things that should have been sorted before our arrival. The housekeeping was below my standard as the bathrooms could have done with a proper clean, especially the bath and shower curtain. The kitchen did not feel particularly clean as some of the glasses, crockery and utensils needed to be washed before use. Well that would have been ok if we could have got water flowing from the kitchen tap. Apparently all we needed to do was take off the end of the tap and clean it (or we could have called the owner who would have sorted it!) But with other issues we found I think the owner would have been there more than us.
The cooker quite frankly looked dangerous with the gas hob resting on top of the cooker (which apparently the electric hob no longer works). I'm all in favour of less waste, but if you are renting out a holiday villa, health and safety should be paramount. I certainly didn't feel safe using it with a rubber hose leading outside to a gas bottle.
I could ramble on with the issue we found, but all in all it just needed some time and effort and a little money to bring it up to a standard to reflect what we paid. Nearly £1700 for the week!
Location wise, it is good as the town is a short walk away and a lovely restaurant is close by too. However it does stand out amongst the surrounding villas as the neglected one. We have had response from the owner via the agent we used and he did agree with some of the more detailed report we put in. He said this could have been sorted by making contact whilst we are there, but really these things should have been checked before so we could just relax and enjoy our holiday. I do hope he manages to rectify the issues we noted as I am sure this has the potential to be an excellent holiday villa. Unfortunately I felt like I had intruded on some-ones property with all the personal items and clothing in wardrobes.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Stranraer, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: the pool, both a shallow & deep end so great for the kids
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Newcastle-under-Lyme
Reviewed 11 November 2012 for a stay in October 2012

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Liked best: The pool area
Liked least: overall Out dated
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Liphook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Liked best: The views and the swimming pool.
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
8 Nov 2012
Thank you for taking the time to review the property.

It is so gratifying when we learn that our guests enjoyed their holiday and positive comments are made.

We strive to make your holiday as enjoyable, comfortable and restful as
possible.

Thanks once again
Seraphim Vella
Proprietor
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