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29 reviews
views from the terrance
Ghadira Bay local area
beach across the penthouse
views from the terrance
Ghadira Beach
views from the terrance
beach across the penthouse
Ghadira Bay local area
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Mellieha, Island of Malta

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Eastbourne
Level 6 Contributor
324 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
“Nice apartment, lovely views”
Reviewed 11 February 2017 for a stay in December 2016

This was our second visit to Malta and we enjoyed exploring some of the places we loved 16 years ago – Marsaslokk, Marsascala and Xlendi on Gozo. We also found some new favourites – St Agatha’s Tomb with wonderful wall paintings and an excellent guide, the living nativity on Gozo was lovely, and Valetta is such a beautiful city.

This is a nice, large, comfortable apartment overlooking the sea with lovely views of the Red Tower and the hotels on the far side of the bay. Yvonne was helpful and very charming about the fact that our flight was delayed due to the plane hijack preventing us landing in Malta and being diverted to Sicily for a couple of hours.

Yvonne left supplies such as milk, water and fruit; there was tea, coffee and sugar plus seasonings, oil and vinegar, and also some Christmas items such as mince pies and pudding, which was a nice and welcome touch. Cleaning materials such as washing up liquid were supplied plus initial supplies of loo rolls.

The description given is fairly accurate; however, we did feel that the apartment was of a good rather than a luxury standard as described. For example, the sofa had holes in the arms, covered by a throw, and only seated 3, so the fourth person had to sit on a dining chair or one of the chairs from the balcony. Hot water pressure was very poor, and we would have appreciated manuals to explain the operation of some of the equipment. I appreciate that we visited over Christmas and New Year, when prices are naturally higher, but, like another reviewer, we did feel that the apartment was a little overpriced.

On arrival we had some issues with the standard of cleanliness and the poor mattress quality, but Yvonne resolved these quickly by replacing the mattress and sending in a cleaner on Christmas Eve, which we very much appreciated. However, the problems with the temperamental heating were never resolved despite Yvonne calling in an engineer, and towards the end of our second week it was quite cold. We used the small heater from the second bedroom, but the heating was still not working properly when we left and other guests were due the same day. To be fair, Yvonne had already offered us a reduced rate for our friends who stayed for the second week, and she also offered to move us to another apartment or give us a refund, but as our friends were about to arrive and we didn’t want to waste our holiday looking at alternative accommodation, we preferred to stay. It was annoying, but not disastrous.

If we were to return it would be at another time of the year so that we could enjoy sitting in the sun on the lovely large balcony. Unfortunately in the winter the balcony doesn’t get the sun at all, so it wasn’t as well used as it could have been.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Feb 2017
Thank you for your kind extensive review and feedback during your Christmas winter stay at the penthouse in Gahdira and very glad you enjoyed your welcome Christmas complementary hamper.
Thus, we are happy to inform that action has already been taken last January when the Penthouse was refurbished with extra details, aiming to improve further a higher standard of self-catering accommodation and hospitality offered to our future incoming guests and enjoy that ultimate experience of a tranquil and comfortable stay at this seafront penthouse where the sun is now stretched and shinning on the open terrace with stunning views of the Mediterrean sea. Greetings from the sunny Malta.
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Kathryn K
Wicklow, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed 18 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
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I travelled here with my sister and mother. Before we had even left for our holiday, Yvonne had gone out of her way and assisted us with transfers and car hire. She made our holiday stay thoroughly enjoyable. The apartment was gorgeous and well equipped. Yvonne left food essentials for our stay and we really appreciated it. The views were amazing, the people friendly and helpful. We travelled the length and breadth of the island and still only saw a bit of it. We never got to St. John's cathedral but we did get to St. Paul's and it was brilliant. The painting on the walls and ceilings, the attention to detail in all the pieces on display, every bit of it was breath taking. We absolutely loved it. A car is a definite requirement if you want to travel and sightsee. There are buses running regularly and do cover the entire island. There are also sight seeing buses and of course taxis. The local restaurants are good and the food is delicious. As we went in November we didn't have the crowds that visit in the summer so we could relax and eat while enjoying out surroundings. The beach is gorgeous and waters a crystal clear blue. I can't speak highly enough of this island and our accommodation. My only complaint would be that we didn't book 2 weeks instead of 1 as we didn't want to come home. We will definitely be returning staying in this apartment complex. Yvonne is a very nice and friendly person and a wonderful host. I would recommend travelling here as it absolutely stunning. Before we left Yvonne had a back injury but still made sure we were looked after. We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her in the future

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
1 Dec 2016
Thank you for choosing this holiday home in Ghadira and thank you so much for your kind time reviewing positive comments and feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you. Our team and I are happy you enjoyed your stay. Please feel free to contact us if you wish to return, it would be a pleasure to accommodate you again. Greetings from Ghadira.
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nonstoptr...
Parbold, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Miss”
Reviewed 15 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

My dad and I visited in November for a week. It was amazing! The apartment looks much bigger in real life than in the photos! There is one double room and one twin bed room with two toilets, a living room and kitchen. The tv is connected to the internet so you can watch what you want to on YouTube. The location is great, it's a quick 5 minute walk to the beach. Malta is such an interesting place, we loved exploring it and found Mellieha one of our favourite places to stay in. If you want the hustle and bustle stay in Valletta or Buggibba but if you want a relaxing time, chilling on the beach, exploring the ancient streets and old Church then Mellieha is definitely for you. Also Popeye village is a 30 minute walk away from the apartment. We rented a car for 3 days too and drove all around Gozo - the ferry point is a 15-20 minute drive from Mellieha. An amazing apartment to stay in, Yvonne, the owner, was very attentive when we had a problem with the TV she came over in 20 minutes and helped us to fix it. You know you're in good hands! I would 100% recommend this place to everyone who is thinking of visiting Malta or Gozo!
The photos attached are from Mellieha.

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Management Response
18 Nov 2016
We are all very thankful to receive your kind positive review including useful information with descriptions in detail and recommendations during your stay at the penthouse in Ghadira
and we are glad you enjoy your holiday. It would be an honor to host you again and wish you all the best.
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Celia217
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great penthouse, stunning seafront view, relaxing and great host. Recommended”
Reviewed 5 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Amazing location on the seafront looking out over the whole of the bay. Apartment has all the amenities you require for a relaxing holiday. The locality has all some great restaurants and small shops together with a gorgeous beach to relax on.

The owner and her team are very welcoming and take the time to ensure we had all the information we needed. Also helping out with any other questions about the island. And in our case sorting a problem with our hire car for us, which is above and beyond, thank you.

Would reckon the apartment if your looking g for a great holiday

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Liked best: Location and view's
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
13 May 2016
Thank you very much for taking your kind time with reviewing the penthouse during your holiday stay in Ghadira.
We truly appreciate your feedback with positive comments and recommendation in details. I am very glad you had a pleasant time. It was a real pleasure to meet you. Should you wish to return to Ghadira, you are most welcome.
Again, a big thank you for being our Guest and we wish you all the best.
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Peter W
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Fantastic in every respect.”
Reviewed 23 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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people found this review helpful

From the moment we were meet by the host, Yvonne at the appartment until the day we checked out everything about this property was impressive.

The view from the large balcony was superb and we will miss the lovely Ghadria Bay just a few feet from our appartment.

The appartment is very well equipped and is very comfortable.

We were a 5 minute walk from the bus stop with regular servies to Valleta and the Gozo Ferry.

This area of Malta is very quite but within a few minutes from the appartment were several nice restaurants and bars.

There is a local boat service a few mins from the property which will take you to Gozo if you dont't want to catch the main ferry.

I was very impressed with the care Yvonne (our host) gave us - hleping with taxies, buses and all other advice.

I recommend this property to you - the photos are accurate - it really is a special place!

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Liked best: The friendy host: Yvonne who helped with everything.
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
24 Apr 2016
Thank you for choosing to stay at this holiday penthouse in Ghadira. And thank you so much for taking your kind time to reviewing positive comments during your stay.
We sincerely appreciate your positive feedback as this can give our team and me the aim to further improve hospitality, high standards of accommodation and services to our Guests.
We are very glad to know you enjoyed your stay. It was a real pleasure to meet you and an honor to have you as our Guest. Thank you and greetings.
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