|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Mdina View is a town house located just next to the Main entrance to the ‘Silent City’ of Mdina. Enjoy tranquillity while being within walking distance to the top Historic sites of Mdina and Rabat.
This modern town house has 65 square meters of space and is ideal for 2 people although it can sleep 4. This house is luxuriously furnished. Upstairs one can find an air-conditioned bedroom with a Queen Sized Bed and an open-air balcony from which you can enjoy views of a front court yard and Mdina entrance gate. You will also be able to enjoy the comfort of an ensuite shower room. In the living room which is also air-conditioned, you will find a comfortable sofa bed and LED TV flat screen together with a breakfast/bar table. Below the layout offers a kitchen/dining area with a modern brand new Kitchen complete with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Microwave, Washing machine and other useful appliances. The highlight of this property is the roof terrace/sun deck complete with garden furniture and BBQ. While on holiday take advantage of the warm Maltese weather ,by allowing yourself to relax on the deckchair found on the roof top terrace, for some peaceful sunbathing. From here you can enjoy sun set or sun rise together with the panoramic views of Malta. In the evening order take out (A Maltese Platter, Chinese, Pizza, Pasta, Sought African Grill or more sophisticated fine dining -restaurants just meters away so you are spoilt for choice!) have it delivered to your door and share a special meal over stunning views of Malta. The roof terrace will also enable you to Relax and enjoy spectacular shows of colourful fireworks that light up the Maltese skies during the numerous Village Festas celebrated every weekend during the summer months.
Joseph our host made every step of the rental process easy. Booking was simple. The apartment is a fine example of creative use of space. It is well decorated and the terrace view is spectacular. The most important aspect is that the apartment is so well situated 225 steps from the gate of Mdina and a few steps more to public transport. We loved our stay there and we tank Joseph.
The house in Mdina is a perfect location to start a lot of trips all over the island. You find all you need in this nice house. The furnishing is very tasteful and comfortable. The view from the roof garden is fantastic, the whole house is absolutely clean and quiete in the night. Restaurants, bars, bakery and foodstore you can all reach by foot. The owner oft the house Alex and Erika are so kindly and helpfully. Best stay and lot of thanks to them. We would like to come back again soon.
Jana and Ekki from Berlin
This 3 story, plus roof top with panoramic view, home is perfect. The totally renovated inside is modern and hip and the television and WIFI only add to the experience. The location is directly across from the Mdina main gate and the bus stop is right around the corner - ideal location. The hosts are amazing and the country is intriguing. This is a must!
Listing description is accurate, except that the listing had not warned us about the peak season price rise. I would certainly recommend this town house, with the slight proviso that the steps between levels are not easy for elderly folk. Owners very helpful and likable. Excellent location.
Our visit to Malta had a specific purpose. This lovely Island is where we worked, met and married in 1954 and our stay is part of the celebration of our Diamond Wedding Anniversary. We chose Mdina View because of it location, i.e. Mdina, a beautiful city and just across the valley from Mtarfa and the former Military Hospital where Triona worked as a nurse. Our answers follow:
1. The description was accurate in terms of location, facilities etc. The restoration of the house was skilled with contemporary fixtures and fittings. The washing machine, dishwasher, cooker et al are first class equipment.
2. The house was very clean indeed
3. Erika and Alex were very welcoming, so very friendly and helpful, showing us over the house and even carrying our luggage upstairs.
4. We would recommend the property, but advise older, less mobile folk to consider carefully the stairs accessing all floors. We'd like to suggest three useful improvements. A chair for the bedroom, a bathroom cabinet or shelf fitted to hold toiletries, improved wardrobe facilities and a clothes line on the terrace. We would have found a cooker manual helpful also.
5. Since We knew the Island quite well our itinerary focussed on the places where we met, where we courted, where I proposed where we were married and locating our first apartment.
Restaurants in Rabat and Mdina offer a wide variety of menus. We recommend the Trattoria 1560, the Ciappetti, The Medina, the Lemon Grass and Bacchus. We think the Veduta is especially enjoyable for a warm, family atmosphere and excellent Italian cooking. We enjoyed wandering around Rabat and after visiting the Catacombs we spent pleasant moments in the Wignacourt Café for coffee and toasties in a beautiful courtyard full of vibrant geraniums. In Marsaxxlok, a must is Ron's Fish Restaurant for the freshest, tastiest fish menu.
Finally, we found that Maltese folk are just as welcoming and friendly as we remember from 60 years ago.
This was our first time in Malta and we are really glad we picked Mdina View. Alex and Erica were very helpful and suggested plenty of places to explore, even emailing a list to us during our stay.
The house is very well looked after, tucked away down some steps off the main car park. Everything is clean and new, and it has everything you need for a holiday. We did not use the roof terrace very much due to the weather during our stay, but I imagine it is a perfect spot on a summer evening. You can see for miles.
There are lots of excellent places to eat within walking distance of the house, and it was lovely to be able to wander around Mdina in the evenings after a good meal. We were there over Christmas and were surprised to find everything open and with tables available. Make sure you try the cassatella at Fontanella Tea Gardens.
Mdina was Malta’s old capital city and is a situated in the centre of the island. It is perched 200 metres above sea level offering spectacular views of the Maltese islands. Mdina was then home to Malta's noble families,
descendants of the Norman, Sicilian and Spanish nobles who made Mdina their home from the 12th century onwards. Their impressive palaces line its narrow streets. Mdina is a fine example of an ancient walled city, with an unusual in its mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Also known as the 'Silent City' Mdina is inhabited but has restricted traffic which enables one to enjoy the narrow street and alleys, churches, convents, and palazzo, which characterize the city, together with the surrounding high bastions. It is one of the Jewels of the Maltese islands and a must while on holiday in Malta. Just adjacent to Mdina is the town of Rabat which also offers its fair share of Tourist attractions. For those seeking the rural Malta, Rabat is the starting point for some of the most interesting walks on the island. Set off to nearby Dingli, Bahrija, Bingemma, Imtahleb, Kuncizzjoni and Lunzjata these villages will surely offer a glimpse of a different character of the island away from the urban life.
Mdina is also well linked through public transport with many other Top sites, Such as Valletta, Golden Bay together with its adjoining beach Reviera, Mosta Dome, San Anton Gardens and The Craft’s Village at Ta’Qali. One can also take a bus to other popular touristic spots such as Sliema, Bugibba, and Marsaxlokk.
Mdina Places to Visit
The Mdina Cathedral and Cathedral Museum
Palazzo Falzon – Also known as Norman house, to see how the Maltese nobility lived .
Palazzo Vilhena – which serves as the Museum of Natural History of Malta, displaying local fossils and wildlife.
Mdina Dungeons, you will see original torture instruments used in Malta from the Middle Ages until 1813.
The Bastion – From the top of the walls, don’t you dare miss the panoramic view of the island of Malta.
The Mdina Experience –an audio visual show that tells the story of Malta’s former capital since its foundation.
Mdina By Night
Clearly, all the museums and attractions will be closed after the sun set but a visit to this stunning fortified city in the evening will offer a totally different experience. To make your nocturnal trip a truly memorable occasion, you need to go prepared. So pack a few goodies in a bag – a bottle of wine, some cheese, maybe some nibbles, olives, and crackers – and head towards the far end of the city. There you will find the bastions, which overlook large parts of Malta and by day provide arguably the best views on the island. Climb up on top, open the wine and enjoy one of the most memorable picnics you are ever likely to have. Lie back and look at the stars as you let your mind wander – but just be careful not to let your body wander as the drop down the other side would cause some serious injury!
Rabat Places to Visit
St Paul’s Church and St Paul’s Grotto where it is believed that St Paul lived and prayed during his stay in Malta.
St. Paul's/St. Agatha’s Catacombs
Roman Villa- Featuring many Roman remains of ceramics, glass objects, tombstones and busts, the Villa’s main attraction is the well-preserved mosaic floor. It is located on the road near the entrance to Mdina.
Verdala Palace - built for the Grand Master but is now the summer residence of the President of Malta
Dingli Cliffs – West of the city of Rabat, this is Malta’s highest point. This area is great for walking. The magnificent views from the top (830 feet, 253m) include the islet of Filfla
Mdina/ Rabat Feasts and Festivals
March - Feast of St. Joseph in- Rabat
April - Medieval Mdina. The Silent City comes to life with re-enactments, pageantry and floral displays, a medieval street market, jousting, a display of birds of prey, as well as medieval games for everyone. Entrance fees for all museums and attractions in Mdina are reduced. Easter Week - Good Friday pageant where Christ's passion and crucifixion are depicted by statues born aloft through the streets of Rabat.
13 June- Feast of Corpus Christi celebrated in Rabat
29th June- Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul celebrated in Mdina
29th June- The 'Imnarja' a harvest festival characterized by a nightlong picnic at Buskett Gardens,, on the eve of which the native dish, stewed rabbit, is consumed in large quantities accompanied by equally large volume of wine. Exhibits of local produce, marching bands, decorated carts and folklore-singing competitions enliven the night-long proceedings. The following day, the festivities reach a climax when bareback donkey and horse races are held in the streets leading to Rabat.
July Feast of St. Paul – Rabat
July -Feast of Our lady of Mt. Carmel- Mdina
September -Feast of Our Lady of the Girdle –Rabat
October- Feast of Our Lady of Good Health -Rabat.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
May - June
1 May 2015 - 30 Jun 2015
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jul 2015 - 31 Jul 2015
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Check In after 2:00 pm (unless otherwise agreed)
Check Out before 10:30 am (unless otherwise agreed)
A security Deposit of 100 Euro/GBP is to be paid on arrival. This will be refunded in full as long as the house is left clean/tidy and no damages are done.
Water is included in the price. As regards electricity we provide a card electricity meter and one pays the units used at a local rate. Howe
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