|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This is the largest of our apartments having two bedrooms sleeping 4 to 5 people. The main bedroom is also equipped with an air conditioning unit. The spare bedroom, lounge area and kitchen/dining all have ceiling fans. The apartment also has two bathrooms (shower, toilet and sink facilities). A desk is also located in the short corridor area. Entrance to this apartment is down the short stairway alongside the koi fish pond, and opposite the vine tree gazebo.
A choice of 3 tranquil villa apartments with all amenities in this exclusive part of Malta. Quiet and peaceful yet only minutes away from the entertainment hub of Paceville and the more popular St. Julians Bay with its many restaurants and great bars. Properties also enjoys the use of a large swimming pool (41 sq m), sunbeds, deckchairs, hammock for a couple, 3 seater hammock swing, rocking bench, large umbrellas, gazebo seating for 8, barbecue area with its own fridge and kitchen facilities, shower and WC facilities by pool area. The dedicated solar heating system for the pool allows use of the pool from April to October. Access to pool area is via wooden bridge over large cascading koy fish pond. A further gazebo with vine tree is adjacent to a smaller water turtle pond. Very romantic setting in this hilltop area with extensive views of Malta, where the tropical garden and the cascading waters from the fish ponds continue to add to the serenity that the whole place seems to create.
Our pets: Our garden, although small, is very mature and extremely well kept, providing a tranquil atmosphere, also helped by the sound of the cascading waters in the background. Our own pets, (cats and dog), other than the koy fish and turtles already mentioned, also have their own separate dens, and are well kept, pampered and cared for.
For those who want more out of their holiday: The pool and garden areas have proven to be a refreshing start or close to any day, particularly if this was a warm or even a blistering one. But Malta has much more to offer than just lazing about in the sun. For this reason we have teamed up with some of the most interesting tour, leisure and event operators on the island, providing day cruises around the Maltese archipelago on a Turkish gullet, an evening’s entertainment extravaganza live show on the 1565 Great Siege of Malta, a visit to the nearby water marine park, an unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experience swim with the dolphins, or how about exploring some of the most interesting dive sites in the Mediterranean. In collaboration with our friends at Go Dive Malta, we are now also able to offer this experience to practically everyone, from beginners to dive masters. Transport arrangements have also been secured for all these events to pick our guests from our apartments (or very close by).
What we stand for.: We have been called ‘a home away from home’ by some of our past guests, a name which honours us completely, and while we continue to dispense recommendations on what to do and where to go during your stay to help you better discover these culture-packed islands, we will strive to live up to that name and better our product.
The swimming pool is equipped with a dedicated solar heating system, almost guaranteeing the use of the swimming pool even for the summer shoulder-months, such as best part of April and October.
We are now also pleased to inform all our guests that the new jacuzzi installation is complete and running. The idea behind this was to replace our 4 seater open Jacuzzi with one that actually holds 9 people; this walk-in construction also takes the shape of a cave rather than having to leave the pool to get to the Jacuzzi bringing a whole new meaning to luxury. The pictures were taken during the night to add to the affect of the new lighting fixtures in the harem chill-out seating area. There is also a water rainfall to the entrance of the jacuzzi to add to the tropical ambiance and feel of this vibrant place.
In essence, the pool has been installed with a new liner; we have also replaced the lights in the pool with LED lighting, which also gives us the facility of altering the colour from blue, orange, red, green, purple, amber, and also a random selection of colours, making swimming at night a whole new experience altogether.
The inside of the jacuzzi is constantly painted in a soft blue light, which is accentuated by the silver coloured tiling inside as this reflects off it during the night, perfectly complimenting eachother.
The seating above the jacuzzi has been a real surprise as it turned out to be even better than what we had ever imagined it to be. Here we have placed garden furniture blending in perfectly to the setting. The frame to this area is fabricated out of wood with sack covering on top, giving it that harem feeling as you climb up the stairs and lounge in what is already a favourite area of many of our guests.
At the same time, we have also replaced our chlorination system to one that is more green, as this not only eliminates the taste of chlorine but makes the water that much clearer, making it even more enticingly exciting.
Check-in time is after 14:00, although we will still allow you to stay by the pool and garden areas should you arrive earlier.
Check-out time is 10:00; for late departures, we will normally provide you with a room where you can rest, shower and have something to eat.
The whole property is very pleasant and we enjoyed sunbathing and chilling around the swimming pool and the BBQ.
Paul and Josanne are great hosts, they took care of us in such a nice way.
The house is a bit far from Paceville and Sant Julian, but accessible by bus.
Une propriété située sur les hauteurs de Malte dans un quartier résidentiel très calme. Les extérieurs sont enchanteurs et agencés avec bon goût. Le pourtour de la piscine est magnifique de jour comme de nuit. Quel plaisir de s'y baigner ou bien d'y déjeuner ou diner. Le lieu de vie et de couchage est fonctionnel mais manque de lumière naturelle par manque d'ouverture. Les propriétaires sont accueillants, gentils et serviables. Endroit à recommander en famille.
We were booked in for two weeks this month - October 2015. Prior to booking Paul was superbly helpful and as a result we really had very high expectations of the accommodation. We were really quite horrified at what we found. The apartment is in fact in the basement with one tiny window. The inside was very musty, one of our party, an asthmatic, felt her chest tightening due to the presence of mould spores in the air, the living area was cramped with poor quality seating and the cooker was rusty. That was the bit that most offended me. Why insult visitors with a cooker that has been badly painted to hide the rust? The top of it was also dirty with bits of food stuck on it which I was picking off with my nails. The flat entrance is below the level of the fish and turtle ponds. The smell that came down into the doorway - the only way in or out - was just horrid. Paul was thoroughly decent and offered us an Immediate and full refund which we accepted and also allowed us to use his internet at no cost to find alternative accommodation. We cannot fault Paul in how he dealt with us but a bit of me is quite angry that we almost flew home on the day we arrived because of the poor and unacceptable standard of accommodation.
We had the pleasure of staying at the Colours villa, Madliena, late September / early October 2014, when we got married at the nearby Torre Paulina. In total there were 11 of us sharing, 4 couples and 3 individuals.
It was nothing short of superb! The apartments provided us with all that we needed. The pool, gardens, jacuzzi and other outdoor facilities were exquisite, especially with us having exclusive use. Being able to crawl out of bed and jump into our own pool was sheer luxury! The weather was glorious.
The villa is situated in a complex with other villas and is secluded, with no outside interference. You’ll need a hire car or taxis to get about, though, as the villa is located at the top of a big hill!
We cannot thank the hosts, Paul and Josanne, enough! Their local knowledge, assistance and willingness to go the extra mile proved invaluable and made our stay both relaxing and very memorable; they even put out the red carpet when we got back from our wedding!
Their family dog, Hank, also kept us amused.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the villa.
Julie, Steve and family.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at these fabulous apartments. Paul and Josanne are just the best! From the moment we booked our stay, communication was brilliant - all questions answered with a very friendly manner. As I already knew they island, I was particularly interested in staying in Madliena as it is wonderfully peaceful and away from the real hustle and bustle. Nathaniel (Paul and Josanne's son) picked us up at the airport (exactly where I was told he would be - amazing!) and drove us to the apartment, happily taking a small detour so I could show my daughter my old flat! As it was evening, he also took us to the supermarket so we could stock up on essentials.
When we arrived at the apartments, we were blown away by how pretty the garden area is - all lit up at night it has a fairytale feel to it. My daughter (who is 7) was completely overawed and desperate to get into the pool (which has an illuminated 'cave' - their own Blue Grotto!). The apartment was bigger than expected. Paul had put on the fire ready for us so it was all cosy. Having two bathrooms was definitely useful, especially as my daughter was in and out of the pool every day (in November!)
Paul and Josanne were so helpful. We rented a car - not just because the apartment is up a hill (and I am lazy!) but because the best bits of the island are off the beaten track. Josanne put me in touch with a rental company who were also really accommodating, even letting me change drop off times and places at the last minute. Fab car as well!
When the weather turned slightly cold, Paul and Josanne brought us duvets just in case. So kind!
Rosie, my daughter, says: "This is the best place I have EVER stayed. The pool was great and I went swimming all the time. Hank, the dog, is brilliant. He is really friendly and likes towels! I thought he might bark but he didn't. The turtles are cool too. I liked my bedroom because the bed was really comfy and I really liked the kitchen because I could watch TV after I had been swimming and mum made scrambled eggs. I want to go back again next year and every year!"
I would definitely recommend staying at these apartments (we stayed in Yellow). However, if you are after an easy walk to bars, restaurants etc then you may wish to look elsewhere (but ask Paul, he can help you!).
Paul and Josanne are kind, accommodating, so friendly and amusing and definitely concerned that their guests are happy. They certainly helped make our holiday wonderful!
That was our first holiday in Malta, but I hope not last :) Arrived late and tired in Malta airport. Josanne (villa owner) send me instructions how to get to villa. We still manage to get lost, so she send her son to meet us. That was helpful. Villa is in a quiet area and car is essential to get to places. Nearest food shop 15 min away doh. Facilities exactly what expected. We rented yellow apartments, enough space for four adults and my 8 year old son. Two showers came very handy too. Swimming pool was bit too cold for me, but my friends had a dip on a sunny days. Garden absolutely great, a shame never had barbecue - not enough time. Oh well maybe next time :) Every time of our stay Josanne was very helpful, but not too much in your face..:) Villa is great for family or group of friends. Good for value. For couples I would look for something more luxury..
Madliena's pristine location between two valleys provides a perfect opportunity for countryside walks. This hamlet is located on one of the highest points on the island thus helping to 'cool' down the hot summer nights with its gentle breeze off the nearby coastal areas. From here one can see right across the island, all the way from Marsaxlokk, to Mdina, Valletta, and the north of the island. An important feature in Madliena are the Victoria lines where a natural fault runs roughly east to west across the island. It was the British who, by 1900 built a series of forts with intervening walls and gun emplacements along the 12km of the ridge. Because of its vantage point, Madliena was mostly used for military reasons with the most important site being the Madliena Tower. Within close vicinity, one can also find the Meditteraneo Water Park, Malta’s only marine park. This is a popular place with its many water rides, attraction pools and marine part where one can also swim with dolphins.