I'm Maltese, even though I live between Malta and Italy. I love travelling and getting to know people from different cultures and that is why I joined Airbnb.... I would like people to get to know the Maltese culture:)!
Beautiful apartment, clean linen, towels etc.
Great location, 5 mins walk to all of the buses, 5 mins walk to the restaurants, shop. Very accommodating host. I would recommend this apartment.
Loved the place very close to the bus station and Valetta ,although a little damp with the door open it was fine ,I was expecting wifi but it was a dongle which wasn't much good with iPhone /iPad .and it seemed funny having no windows but all in all a fab place ,
Ill stay there again for sure ,thanks again Claudette :))
Very nice appartment and it location is very good on Malta! Thank you to Claudette who is very nice!
The apartment is perfectly situated for exploring Floriana, Valletta, and really anywhere with the bus terminal only minutes away. While an odd layout, the skylight in the dining room was a great touch and brought lots of natural light into the apartment. Clo was not able to meet us, but communicated regularly by email and made sure we had the contact information for the friend that would let us inside.
I stayed in Clo's apartment for five nights this past week. The positives: The apartment was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped (the coffee, bottled water, and biscuits were much appreciated), exactly as it had been described on this site. Clo is a great host. She responded promptly to my questions, was flexible about my date changes, and was very helpful, with good recommendations for bars, restaurants, and cafes. Although she was away while I was there, she arranged for a friend to meet me with the key, which could not have been easier. The best thing about the apartment is certainly the location. As others have said, it is only a short walk to the bus terminal and to the gates of Valletta. Very convenient, and also very quiet and safe.
The only negative comment I have is what others have remarked on as well. The pervasive dampness and smell of mildew was hard to deal with. I think it must be worse in winter; it was noticeably worse after it rained one night. I ended up keeping the kitchen and stairway door closed to keep the smell and damp from rising up from the basement; I also closed off the small bedroom door and pulled a rug over one of the floor grates, which also helped. It is unfortunate, because the apartment would otherwise be perfect. The moisture in the air kept things feeling a bit damp, and on the first day, apparently the upstairs bathroom had just been cleaned, and a pool of water stood on the floor, not evaporating, until I mopped it up with several towels the next morning. I did keep the door to the smoking area open most of the time (except when it was too cold or raining outside), which helped. I wonder if a dehumidifier in the basement might be a good idea. The AC/heater unit in the dining room might have that option, I am not sure, but since it would have blown out cold air, I didn't think to check. Anyway, despite the dampness/mildew issue, I noticed that the linens and furniture all smelled very fresh and clean and evidently get aired out regularly. I slept very well and comfortably in the apartment.
We had a very nice time on Malta, however I want to be honest. I do not think this apartment is the best choice for a stay in February. I cannot speak for any other time but I want to name some things I was struggeling with:
1.The cold - there seemed to be no way to heat the apartment and since it is a solid stone building with no windows to open the inside temperature was far below the outside temperature which made it not very cozy
2.The dampness - it made the cold a lot worse, plus it is not so nice to put on damp cold clothes in the morning. The book I kept in the bedroom is all in waves now.
3.The mold - due to the moisture, this old house has a problem with mold, visible and smellable. Both my boyfriend and I had trouble sleeping.
4.The Millipedes/Centipedes - I asked around and this seems to be a problem with old houses and also of this particular season.
It is called the black portuguese millipede and we had few until up to 20 of those visiting us inside the flat each day.
The basement shower did not work but the upstairs one was very nice and generally the flat is quite clean. Also the location is great, and i loved the sandwich store next door.
However because of said reasons I would not choose to stay here again.
Claudette' s appartamment is very nice and it's near la Valletta centre. The best comfort is bus terminal.
The apt is nice, and convenientely located to stay in Valletta
but in the winter is too humid and cold. this is a problem common in the island to many apts, but if you want to choose this apt in January thinks twice.
In summer I suppose there wont be this problem, and the apt can welcome a lot of people in a warm atmosphere. I enjoyed the humidity and the cold alone :)
Claudette's apartment, a stone's throw from Renzo Piano's new city gate, is the perfect place from which to explore Valletta. On the ground floor of a traditional Maltese building of honeyed stone, the rooms are set around a central courtyard which has fitted with a glass roof to provide a spacious dining room. The master bedroom is spacious, the second bedroom more suited to a single, the kitchen was well equipped. Claudette arranged a taxi to collect us from the airport, and - since she was in Gozo - we were met by a friend who was very helpful. Floriana (the neighbourhood) is a lovely place to stroll and relax. NB: The free Internet connection is via a 3G USB dongle, so streaming TV or music would be difficult.
Situation très proche du centre de Valetta, dans une rue calme.
Appartement calme, dans la tradition locale (pierre apparente)
Equipement ménager complet - Très propre
A recommander pour visiter la ville, ses environs et les iles.
Claudette and Matteo Buneos been two friends who have come home, and those who have lived two days magnificent, although less than we agreed that we would like because of our work schedules and sightseeing, we have shared moments home to talk and tell us a little experiences of our lives ... two guys are great, very nice and fun to any would be happy to receive them at home, highly recommended
Claudette was a great guest, i didn't see her much, because her stay was quick. She and her friend were very kind, clean and respectful . I recomend them to any host and hope to see them back in Barcelona.