500 year old house Labini str. Mdina, Rabat
500 year old house Labini str. Mdina, Rabat

Entire home/apt

4 Guests

3 Bedrooms

2 Beds

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About this listing

Experience a 500 year old Maltese house full of character that contributes to the glorious heritage of the Maltese Islands with its original setting.

Look up "Welcome to Malta. 2 Labini Holiday Home, Rabat & Mdina" for a video.

The space

Experience a 500 year old Maltese house full of character that contributes to the glorious heritage of the Maltese Islands with its original setting. Situated in Rabat, just 2 minutes away from the township of Mdina, a fortified hill-top urban settlement located at the very heart of the Maltese Islands. It offers an intimate experience of living in next to the Silent City which inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. This self catering accommodation is a unique house which expresses the joy of the life of Mdina mingled with both modern and old playful accents of Maltese spirit.

The house is located right next to the Mdina entrance, Howard Gardens and The Roman Villa. 3 minute walking distance from Rabat center, bus interchange, shops, baker, bank, restaurants and anything you might need.

Places to visit (5km area): Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, Mdina Cathedral, Mdina Glass, St. Paul's Cathedral Museum, Fontanella tea gardens, Palazzo de Piro, Mdina Dungeons, The Knights of Malta, National Museum of Natural History. and a lot more!

The house is also only 5km away from Dingli Ciffs and 10km away from Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Golden Bay, Popeye's Village and Mellieha Bay

Mdina is one of the 7 sites listed in the UNESCO tentative list.

Other names were Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built).

Must experience! very unique property!

Also, Very close to the the nicest beaches on the island. Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay

Guest access

- live in a house that was inhabited and possibly first built in the sixteen hundred! comprising of unique features such as double walls and self supporting arches have been kept in top condition.
- Suitable for couple or small family
- 5 meter x 5 meter glass sliding (openable) roof, perfect for sleeping under the stars!
- Very quiet area, no noise at all except for birds chirping
- Ample parking space in the vicinity
- 2 BBQ areas with unique views of 3 churches including the Mdina cathedral
- Full size office
- Well ventilated and insulated
- All character has been restored or kept to its original condition
- All linen and beach towels provided
- 2 channel sound system (one set of speakers in the court yard, one in the upsatairs living room)
- Complimentary high speed (4mbits) wifi with unlimited bandwidth and a stable connection
- Welcome snacks, coffee and milk is also provided so you can relax after that long haul flight.

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The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Smart lock


Extra people: $23 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $52
Security Deposit: $231
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 1PM



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

1 night minimum stay

74 Reviews

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Hilary User Profile
May 2017
Unlike most tourist accommodation Labini Street offers a unique environment which is truly Maltese. It is historic, quirky and comfortable. Mdini is on the doorstep and buses to all parts of the island are only a few minutes walk from the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Rabat.
Ian User Profile
Response from Ian:
Hilary and her family have been excellent guests, very friendly and respectful. I highly recommend them. Excellent experience
May 2017

Sherleen User Profile
May 2017
Fantastic house in a really convenient location close to buses and the Mdina gate. Also close to many of the begged to the west of Malta. Ian and Marthese have been great at communicating before the stay, and also for showing us around the house and the immediate area. The house is well decorated with many interesting historical features. The rooflight was great to have. We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend it.

Gordon User Profile
March 2017
This house is truly special. Meticuloulsy restored with some amazing modern touches added. It is like staying in a living museum. The location is fantastic with Rabat and Mdina on the doorstep. Ian and Marthese were most help - I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

Judith User Profile
March 2017
This place was perfect for a couple--comfy bed, lotsa other living space, great location, very historic, wonderfully decorated. It would be not so great for, say, two couples, as the second bed is not private (pass through it to access roof terrace) and the third bed is a sofa in the upstairs living area. For a family with kids, fine. If you think you might like it, book it--you'll be very pleased!!!
Ian User Profile
Response from Ian:
Thank you for your review Judith. The house comprises of 3 fairly large living spaces. One is located on the ground floor, the second is on the first floor (There is a full grain Habitat sofa that converts to double bed which we choose not list on Airbnb since it is a walk through room) and the third which is private, with a private terrace. We have rented the house to many double couples in the past 7 years. We hope to host you again.
March 2017

Connie User Profile
February 2017
Gorgeous architecture and beautifully appointed. Stone floors are chilly in the winter and glad we had our slippers. Two moveable heaters alway kept us warm. Kitchen was stocked with full breakfast plus more. Communication was always prompt and the perfect location in town for transportation and eating! The best part was a personal tour of the neighborhood highlighting transportation, medical, groceries, local events, attractions, and recommended restaurants. Marthese treated my husband and I like friends rather than clients. Highly recommend this accommodation.

Qin User Profile
February 2017
Ian is a nice host, stay in an old but modern inside and charming Rabat house is quite an experience

Steven User Profile
January 2017
Very unique experience,loved every minute!

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Ian User Profile

Hi There! I am Maltese, Anne is German and has been living in Malta for a couple years. We are both interested in yoga (especially acro yoga), gardening, vegetarian cooking. My hobbies are calisthenics, sailing and long distance cycling. Anne dances Tango and loves to slack line. We have adopted a dog called Ollie (female) and two cats called Lizzy and Hugo.

We offer accommodation in Sliema and Rabat and look forward to meeting you :)

Ian and Anne

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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