Lovely, spacious villa with modern facilities
I booked this villa mainly because of the good reviews it had from previous guests. I needed to accommodate 11 family members for 5 nights and the villa's facilities certainly did that. David responded very quickly to all my e-mail queries and it was most helpful to have him arrange taxi transport to and from the airport, especially as we arrived late Sat night. The taxi driver met us at the airport and arrived in plenty of time to get us to the airport on our day of departure. Arriving at the villa, we were met by Jane, who showed us round ,explained how things worked, read the electricity meter/water meter and gave us our number for the wifi. We had paid for 3 cards for the aircon (mainly for heating in the early evening, just to take the chill off the rooms). We only used 1 card and were refunded for the other 2. Two sets of keys are allocated, which we found enough for us. All the rooms were very suitable for our family - all 3 of our teenage girls decided to sleep in the round bed of the 'Penthouse' - they had such fun up there! Arriving late we were concerned about our evening meal, but the villa had milk, bread, margarine, biscuits, ham, apple juice, tea and coffee as a first night supply.
Jane suggested 2 local restaurants and 3 in St Julians. We would highly recommend Brewmaster Pizza and Pub - just down the main road from the villa. It may not look much from the outside but the food was very reasonable and freshly prepared. All 11 of us were made to feel most welcome. Further down the road we would recommend the Chinese restaurant Pavillion. It was very useful to have a local supermarket just down the road too - Greens. It is a bit of a 'rabbit warren' inside but it sells everything - even Cadburys chocolate! I took some recycle bags with me as carrying food up the hill (esp bottles) to the villa needed a couple of us - but Green's will deliver. There is an ATM next door to the supermarket.
We couldn't really make the most of the pool and Jacuzzi mainly because of the time of year, which was expected. Also, it got dark at about 5-6pm and chilly, so we stayed indoors in the evenings. A couple of our group had a quick dip in the pool but it was too cold! Sitting outside in the sunshine was very pleasant anyway.
Getting out and about around the island was the challenge of our holiday. The buses are in a state of flux at the moment. Arriva had taken over the tender of the bus company but have recently gone bust. So we found our bus journeys a bi
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