We came to Mellieah for a family wedding and wanted to stay somewhere where we had space and felt comfortable. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. The villa is huge and made us feel, instantly, at home. We arrived in the early hours so the key was left for us. The villa was clean and had a family feel to it. Fino came to see us and really could not do enough for us. He offered to book us rental cars and also offered to take us to the supermarket for supplies. He gave in depth details of things to see around the island and looked up ways to make it easier to get around. He then left a trolley for us to carry water and supplies back the following day. The supermarket is a few mins walk and provides everything you could possibly need, there are also other shops, stores, near by to purchase anything you missed. My family had a fabulous time here and we would definitely come again. The only issue we had was the weather, which fino could not control. The villa provided great comfort, despite the weather (so very hot). The buses are great as they have air con. We went to St Paul's bay but definitely made the right choice of venue as we found St Paul's bay to be a little too much tourist like and Mellieah is much more comfortable for families. The beaches are better too. The pool, which in the 11 days we were there, was looked after 3 times. We felt safe that our daughter was swimming in a well serviced pool. We, as a family, like to eat together and not always eat out. The kitchen has, absolutely, everything you need to cook for a family and I enjoyed making meals and sitting together to eat. We did not make use of all the eating areas in this villa as there are many..!! If you like your own space when going away with other family members then this is the place for you. The four bedrooms are huge and provide everything you need, 2 of which have ensuite bathrooms. There is even a toilet and shower around the pool area. There are also some inflatables, which our daughter made use of. All in all I would highly recommend this place and we will return as this place has everything you need whilst on holiday and more. We can only thank fino and his family for making our holiday, a holiday to remember
Lovely location and beautiful house. Quirky and interesting with a great pool and fabulous view. Plenty of outside dining options and and a workable kitchen, plenty of room for eight guests and nice bedrooms with ensuite although they could do with a refresh on the bed linen and towels.
We have stayed at the Haven three times now and although it may not be the most up market of properties it is very comfortable and in a lovely position. The owner couldn't be more helpful and the property is within walking distance of shops and restaurants. We have booked for 2016.
Stayed for just over a week in Nov/Dec.
Had struggled to find a property with private pool at relative last minute and took a gamble with the Haven.
If you are looking for modern, sleep, plush interior this property is not from you being very traditional in style, furniture and décor, quite obviously the family has previously lived here and there are lots of personal photos and possessions.
However for us we found it extremely homely, an excellent base for exploring the island and somewhere to relax.
Very warm welcome from the owner on arrival despite the kids being excited after cooped up in car/plane/car for many hours.
Very close to small supermarket at the top of the road and whilst close to bus stop we had a car but would be a good base regardless. Well equipped kitchen albeit a little old-fashioned but more than adequate for our needs.
Despite being a little cold we still got the enjoy the pool and the Jacuzzi bubbles in the pool were very much appreciated by our children.
A little tired in places, but nothing to spoil our enjoyment of our holiday.
Great week - thanks!
We stayed at the Haven for a week with 5 family members, we were attending a wedding in the resort. We were met at the Haven by Seraphim (or Fino) who was extremely helpful in showing us around the villa and even drove me to the supermarket to buy essentials, he was a lovely man. The villa is very big, it has two sitting rooms, two dining rooms and two very large doubles with an enormous amount of storage which were ensuite, a twin room and bathroom and a self contained flat under the main house which had a double bedroom and bathroom etc. Outside there is a good size pool and a lot of sunbeds which could do with a bit of updating, no umbrellas because the villa is on the top of the hill in the old town of Mellieha and has good views it also means it is very windy and blows umbrellas over, It also can mean that if it is very hot the wind is welcome but when we were there it was sometimes overcast and the wind made it chilly and we didnt get much use out of the pool. The kitchen was very well equipped, we were very lucky that one of our party was Thai and she created themost wonderful dishes (we were very spoiled!) but needed to use a lot of equipment I have never seen a rental place so well equipped with crockery, glasses and cooking equipment.
The one striking thing about the Haven was that it looked as though parents of the owners had died in the 1970's or 80's and it was left exactly as they lived there, nothing had been cleared out it was most bizarre, all the drawers of the many sideboards were full of household stuff and there were loads of old ornaments, dried flower arrangements and bit and pieces which looked like a giant car boot sale. There were lots of lovely old fashioned heavy dark furniture, It didnt really worry us at all because it felt as though we were coming back to a cozy home but I think it is very strange that the owners havent cleared it out as they are renting it as a business.. It did need a lot of updating the cooker had a gas hob just perched on top of an electric oven.
There is a good wi fi connection there. It was close to the old village which was lovely and the supermarkets (2) and a good fish shop and a few nice fruit and veg shops and bakery were all close by, the bus into Valletta and other places was just at the top of the main road.
We had a car and visited a lot of places one of the nicest was Medina, also there an excellant market on a Sunday at the main fishing village there the fish is amazing.
We had a really nice time there and the stuff in the villa didnt worry us but I could see it might not suit everyone.
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