About this listing
Enjoy this boutique one-bedroom apartment with stunning sea-views located in the history-steeped town of Senglea within walking distance to Birgu and 3 (but intense) minutes ferry to Valletta. The apartment has a variety of original Maltese features and provides an authentic experience.
In the hart of the historic Malta, set right at the magnificent waterfront of the oldest of the Three cities (founded by the Knights in 1552), this apartment offers stunning views, authentic historical setting for the sophisticated traveler and all the modern conveniences at a knock-down price! Among the latter we count convenient ferry, bus and water taxi transport links to Valletta and beyond, exquisite restaurant and bar outlets just across the creek, plus the numerous local establishments at hand.
The apartment is furnished with a tasteful emphasis on the original Maltese features now rapidly disappearing throughout the island's noisier and busier tourist areas. These features include traditional patterned tiles (to keep the weary traveler's feet cool in the heat), traditional Maltese balcony insightfully converted into a dining room with breath-taking views of the Grand harbour and the cities of Valletta and Vittoriosa (beautiful settings should finally be counted as the necessary condition for healthy eating and living!). Old wooden beams adorn the aristocratic high ceilings, adding a touch of nostalgic grandeur.
All this combines to offer an unbeatable travel experience which breaks radically with the standardized mass hotel packages of today's tourist industry. Come and explore a little-known Maltese locality which offers a glimpse into the authentic Maltese life-style; a locality that is distant, yet close enough to the more established sites.The ferry connection to Valletta(4min) across the Grand Harbour is second to no other type of transportation (sometimes the truth of the old worn-out proverb that the journey is more important than the destination holds unconditionally but if you insist on renting a car, there is plenty of parking space also).
The apartment comprises a bedroom with a double niche bed, a spacious and elegantly vintage-furnished living room (with a sofa-bed), a dining area, a fully equipped kitchenette (for those who are tired of eating out and want to experiment with local fresh produce at home) and a bathroom (needless to say, also with sea views!).
Smoking is fine. Pets also
Logement fidèle à sa description. Idéalement situé, mieux qu'à la Valette car dans un quartier animé mais et pas touristique. Petits déjeuners fantastiques face à la marina. Maison de style local avec déco sympa. Ventilateur pour les nuits chaudes. Lits petits en longueur mais moi qui mesure 1,85m, j'ai très bien dormit. Accueil très simple et sympathique. Je recommande pour visiter la Valtte et ses environs.
We enjoyed the little appartment and the lovely neighbourhood in the last 5 days. Alberto is certainly a accommodating host.
I wish we could spend more time in Senglea, the "European Destination of Excellence"!
Thank you to Alberto for being such a gracious host. We thouroughly enjoyed staying at this gorgeous apartment, perfectly situated overlooking the waterfront in peaceful, historic and picturesque Senglea. We loved to sit and look out of the balcony windows waiting and watching as the views across the harbour at Birgu turned a spectacular gold colour. Getting back and forth to Valletta was effortless, with the convenient ferry that would go by every 10 minutes. We made good use of the fully equipped kitchen and the grocery shop located just up the road, was ideal! Thanks so much Alberto, we cannot wait until we can do this again! All the best!
The apartment is just amazing!!!:) you have to see this view for sure:) As we travel a lot in Malta, as is a small country, I can say that this is one of the best parts of it, with local people and nice atmosphere.
If I have a chance I will for sure come back:) And this time to meet Alberto:) For now we know his charming mother and she was really friendly and answer all our questions!
I want just to share a tip from Alberto`s mother- try the risotto in the Breeze kiosk in from of the apartment!!:)
Alberto's flat was beautiful and well equipped. The view from the balcony in the morning is amazing. The location is great and just a short ferry ride to Valletta. Our flight arrived late but Alberto's mother was available to give directions to our taxi driver over the phone and welcomed us when we got there. Would definitely recommend!
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About the Host, Alberto
I m an Italian architect based in Malta. Here I felt in love with the authenticity of this island and with his typical architecture . That's why i tried to restore this house keeping all the original features.
I hope you will enjoy, as i do, this authenticity in the Maltese life.