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Valletta Timeless Elegance: Historic Centre Apt (Grand Harbour View 30Sec Away)

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Brief description

Charming 1-bedroom apartment (formerly part of palace) located in historic centre & featuring high ceilings & exposed stonework/beams. Enjoy your coffee or wine, whilst watching passers-by unnoticed in the 2 bright maltese balconies! Perfect location


Full description

The space

This lovely recently renovated fully independent one-bedroomed apartment probably formed part of a palace built around 300 years ago by the knights of malta.

Designed with style, the apartment has been carefully restored and is decorated with art pieces bought by the owners during their travels.

This charming home set on the first floor (no lift) features very high ceilings with exposed stonework and beams and is embellished with two delightful and bright maltese balconies (private closed balconies) where you can read the papers in natural light or enjoy your morning coffee or evening wine, whilst watching passers-by unnoticed.

The apartment has a kitchen-living-dining room, a separate double bedroom and an independent bathroom with shower. In the living room, there is also a double sofa bed (more suitable for children) which means that the apartment may accommodate 2 additional guests. On request, a baby cot may be provided.


The kitchen is equipped with a fridge-freezer, electric hob, microwave, toaster, coffee machine, electric kettle, pots, pans and kitchen utensils. The apartment has satellite tv, wi-fi, a dvd player, a washing machine, air conditioning, fans and a heater.

Clean linen and towels will be provided.

On request, we may provide you with beach towels at no extra charge.

The neighbourhood

This is one of the best neighbourhoods in valletta. It is very quiet, charming and photogenic. Scenes for films such as 'munich' (spielberg) and 'a different loyalty' (starring rupert everett and sharon stone) have been shot here. The quaint narrow streets, charming stepped streets and impressive bastions make this neighbourhood magical.


You're in one of the most picturesque and historical streets of valletta and on foot you're:

- 1 min away from the superb view of the grand harbour from st. Barbara's bastions and the upper barrakka gardens;

- 2 mins away from the main shopping street and the unique st. John's co-cathedral;

- 3 mins away from renzo piano's city gate project and open air theatre (old opera house site);

- 5 mins away from malta's central bus terminus;

- 10 mins away from valletta's rocky beaches;

- 10 mins away from the sea-taxis to the three cities and the ferry to sliema.

Since you're in the historical centre of this 'city built by gentlemen for gentlemen', you are surrounded by restaurants, cafés, bars, wine bars, museums, theaters, historical palaces and monuments, auberges, churches, forts, etc.

Walking around valletta, which is one of the most concentrated historic areas in the world, you'll notice something interesting at every corner, be it the maltese balconies, statues, niches, coat of arms, inscriptions, fountains, red british telephone boxes or vintage shop signs. Valletta (a unesco world heritage city) is truly an open-air museum.

Malta boasts a diverse repertoire of exhibitions, festivals and feasts. Most of these events take place in valletta (or la valette,) a magnificent fortress city built by the knights of malta and named after the respected grand master of the order of st. John, jean parisot de la valette. Events taking place in valletta (citta' umilissima) include the valletta baroque festival, notte bianca, malta jazz festival, bridge bar jazz sessions, valletta international visual arts festival, valletta international piano festival, malta fireworks festival, malta arts festival, science in the city, middle sea race, various wine festivals, various 'festas' (honouring the parish patron saint) and carnival. The atmosphere is also special during christmas and easter time.

Getting around

The apartment is 5 mins away from malta's central bus terminus. From there you can visit every corner of the island by bus.

More Details

Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Valletta, Malta

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


Very Good! 4/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Valletta Timeless Elegance: Historic Centre Apt (Grand Harbour View 30Sec Away)
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews

Fantastic location, clean and stylish

  • 5 of 5

I loved this gorgeous little place, my partner found it a bit too small, and as many people have commented the kitchen is teeny. Who cares when a minute away there are so many places to get coffee, bars and heaps of restaurants. Rita who let us in was a hoot and told us about some cool local places to eat/visit, which we did. Beautiful apartment in a beautiful city.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with limited features

  • 4 of 5

This was a great base camp for exploring Valletta and eastern Malta. The apartment is just down the street from many restaurants, bars and stores, so there was always something to do. The kitchen is much smaller than it appears in the pictures, and like other people have mentioned it's not really possible to prepare much more than coffee. The door locks are finicky and the bed isn't very comfortable but overall we had a great time here. We didn't have any interaction with the host as we arrived late so we can't comment on that aspect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The apt was as advertised, clean, perfect location for visiting the old city. Not good for cooking

  • 4 of 5

It was a super location for our visit to Valletta

The apartment is clean and quiet

Wifi is fast enough

Rita the property manager is wonderful and very helpful

The stairs up to the apartment are a challenge for older people or over weight people

The kitchen area is very difficult for cooking anything other than toast and coffee

However, it is close to lots and lots of good restaurants.

For a young couple it would be perfect


  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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ideal location for exploring Valletta and beyond

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is ideally located in a quiet street in Valletta.The apartment was as described in the listing and was very clean and well maintained.Maria and Rita,her assistant, were extremely helpful on all levels.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartamento limpio y céntrico

  • 4 of 5

El apartamento es muy correcto, teniendo en cuenta el tipo de vivienda que existe en La Valletta. Limpio y con todo lo necesario. Rita, la señora que se encarga del mismo es muy atenta y amable. El problema son las escaleras que hay que ascender hasta el mismo y que la cocina está elevada sobre el resto de las dependencias, lo que dificulta el bajar y subir platos. Es muy céntrico y te permite acceder fácilmente a la terminal de autobuses. Otro pero, sin embargo, es la dificultad para aprovisionarte de algunos alimentos, por ejemplo pescado, dado que el mercado de la ciudad se encuentra en obras, en la misma no hay un supermercado y todos son pequeños comercios (no hay abierta actualmente ninguna pescadería).

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très contents du sejour

  • 3 of 5

Petit appartement charmant , très bien situé dans la ville historique .

Nous étions une famille de 4 et le couchage laissait vraiment à désirer : le canapé convertible est trop vieux( grincements ++++, matelas extrêmement fin) ; nous avons fini par dormir par terre !

Idéal pour un couple, à moins de changer le canapé !!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Valletta, Malta

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2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44
Cleaning fee £21.05

House Rules

- no smoking;
- no pets;
- respect the neighbours

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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