The Appartment is spacious and in a nice area of St. Paul's Bay, approximately 25 min walk to Bugibba square. At the time we visited there was a lot of noise due to construction in the neighborhood. At the back of the appartment where the bedrooms are located, there is someone living very close who seems to make his very regular oversees phone calls from 11pm on wards which is quite disturbing when you try to sleep with an open window or balcony door as there is no AC. Our bedroom was rather small, especially with the baby bed in it, which we clearly didn't need or wanted as we travelled with our adult daughter. For my liking there was little to no privacy between bedrooms as when windows are left open you could speak to each other between the bedrooms. Most cupboards and wardrobes were locked and only one cupboard was open in our bedroom, which did not provide enough space for our cloths.
Two bathroom, where one is more like a guest toilet with a closet shower, not suitable if you are taller than 170 cm or don't like the enclosed and tiny set up.
Dishes, cutlery and glasses in the kitchen were not clean, all had a fatty film and needed washing before usage.
Together with some quirks and unexpected restrictions we were faced with by the landlord, I can only rate this as average even though the Appartment itself is better.
Will not book it again but that is my personal opinion.
I would have loved to have given the apartment and its owners 5 Stars, however, my wife and I were left with some very negative feelings even before we arrived and unfortunately more on arrival.
Before I go into that, the apartment is very nice and spacious and is in a very nice location.
Unfortunately the advertisement stated that the price included WiFi and a Washing machine. The WiFi was included, however, after paying the entire rent in advance Constantine sent us an email saying that there was an additional charge of €10.00 for the use of the washing machine. After writing to him and he admitting that his ad did in fact say that it was included he insisted on the payment while advising he had changed the ad. This we found outrageous and to add injury to insult when we arrived he did not even offer the washing machine to us!
He then proceeded to readout a rather long "contract" that we were required to sign before we were able to stay which included limited water and power usage! Nothing in his ad about that either!
Having already paid for the week we handed over the security deposit, signed the contract and got on with our holiday.
What this did to us was that it left us rather nervous about water and electricity usage as he did not show us the readings nor where we could check them. All in all it left a bad taste in our mouths as it is said.
The odd thing about it all was that Constantine and his wife were very lovely people, most welcoming and pleasant.
One other criticism is with regards to the two bathrooms. The main bathroom does not have a shower as such so if you want to shower you have to stand in the bath and hold the shower rose and be careful of where you point it as there is no shower curtain. The second bathroom is basically a toilet with basin and a shower that is claustrophobic at best and if you are much taller than the average Maltese you will need to bend over to use it as there is a false ceiling which is used for storage.
Once again and to be fair, a very nice apartment with nice hosts. Constantine just needs to address his approach to these points.
I feel he may be upset with this review, however, I feel that he needs to understand how his actions affected us and "no" I was not going to spoil our holiday by raising these issues with him directly.
This is a spacious modern apartment in a very quiet residential area. Constantin the owner was very friendly, and he had left some milk in the fridge and ensured there was some tea and coffee in the flat for when we arrived. Buses to get you north, south and west around the island are only three minutes walk away. There are shops for everything you need very close by too. The apartment is smart and clean. There were only the two of us, but it would be a great place for a larger group or a family. For such a modern apartment it is odd that there is only cold water to the kitchen sink, so you need to heat it on the stove or bring it from one of the bathrooms. If you are staying longer, the absence of a washing machine might be an issue for a family group in particular. But Constantin is aware of these issues, and I will not be surprised if they get a fix quite soon. If either is important to you, best check before you book. But all in all an excellent apartment, rented out by a genuine local person for whom it is their family summer get-away; so it is kept up really well.
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