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Malta Most Central Accommodation, The Optimal Holiday Base

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

One Minute From Seafront-,corner with the high street 5 Minutes On Foot From The City Centre

Coast/Beach:City-center .Free .WiFi . Location cant be more central( check map.) Just off the high street ,republic street.and only 1 Minute From Seafront and the entrance of the grand harbor ..- 5 Minutes On Foot from The City Center .and 10 minutes to the main bus station in Malta.meaning no need of bus change to all beaches and places of interest .A big number of films shots in the surrounding area.. To name a few Cutthroat Island. ,The Count of Monte Cristo., Midnight Express

Booking Notes:

To reserve accommodation..We need 50 % deposit to reserve your dates..and remaining 50% balance on arrival . Most of our guest are from uk and we can provide uk hsbc bank details not incur any extra charges or you can pay via paypal with any credit card . You don't need a Paypal account ,to pay by paypal,You just receive a email from paypal and pay on line.with any credit card.

Changeover Day:

Arrival and departure times can be flexible depends on availability on calendar..

. All year sunshine, in the heart of the Mediterranean in Malta's capital city rich in art, history and culture.Malta has the second cleanest bathing waters in the EU .Our holiday accommodation get fully booked all year round quickly but Please still do inquire as we have other accommodations in Valletta capital city. Our 16 century accommodation has been restored with love and attention maintaining its original character and giving it a modern stylish twist. Best located to visit this world heritage city and the ideal optimal base from where to explore the Island and visit all locations and beaches in Malta by bus or car in no time. The main bus terminal in Malta is at the city front just 10 minutes walk from our historic town house within the walls of Valletta

More Details

Property Manager
James Dimech
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Italian, Arabic
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 August, 2018

About James Dimech

Since I can remember I have painted and been interested in my surroundings. My childhood memories are of the wonderful Maltese islands and very fascinated and enchanted by Malta's capital city Valletta, the shops and cafes, the churches, the panoramic views and the history of the capital. Now we reside in the UK but love to share our town house Antiqua for a real Maltese holiday accommodation feel.. My only real qualification is my heart which is where I paint from. If its a need, a passion and in your blood you will be an artist, that's all the credibility I need. Enjoy my work, the viewers enjoyment is worth more than any acclaim. You can see some of my paintings from time to time at our charming townhouse, in Valletta or at the qawra apartment.

Why James Dimech chose Valletta

Since my childhood I was enchanted by Malta's capital city, a city built by the Knights of St John, a city dotted with churches and St John cathedral was my favourite, the panoramic views of the great Valletta harbour, the narrow stepped streets and all the history of our capital.

What makes this apartment unique

One of the few houses in Valletta that give you a real feel of Malta in the 16th century as its not converted into a new apartment ..Best located to visit this world heritage city and the easiest access to visit all locations and beaches in Malta by bus or car in no time. The main bus terminal in Malta is at the city front, just 10 minutes walk from our historic and graceful town house within the walls of Valletta.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Accommodation 5/5 Amenities 5/5 Surroundings 5/5 Overall

5/5. Remarks - This house of character is absolutely beautiful, it's been lovingly restored and is spotless. It's located in a residential area that is completely safe and just a five minute walk from the centre of the city. There's a grocery store, fruit and vegetable store and a bar just around the corner and the locals couldn't be more helpful. In the townhouse itself, there were plenty of clean towels in the shower and the bathroom, a well stocked kitchen, with a gorgeous dining area and plenty of space for entertaining. Staying in this townhouse is the equivalent of taking a step back in time to the 16th century, but with all mod cons in tow! Malta is an incredible place, it's steeped in history and is brimming over with stunning architecture. I loved it, I've already passed on the details of this property to all of my friends and will definitely visit again in the very near future.
Nov 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Valletta, Malta

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • town
  • waterfront
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower separate from bedroom/separate wc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double king size bed with original wooden beams and iron balcony.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Completely furnished,with all the amenities of a fully functional home. Accommodation consists of one king size double bedroom with original wooden beams and traditional iron balcony, one shower, kitchen/dining with stunning original arches and a beautiful living room.Valletta capital is surrounded by water from three sides .The town house is self catering . Nearest store is 30 seconds on foot away , Just 1 minute walk away to Merchants street, where the Valletta food and vegetable market is also located. Outside: A big list of films were shot in the surounding area of our house in valletta .Malta has been playing host to foreign productions since 1920's,. Film directors Lee Tamahori, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Ridley Scott, Alan Parker, John Glen, Robert Altman, Renny Harlin, Roman Polanski and Alejandro Amenábar as well as producers Dino de Laurentiis, Lord Puttman and Branko Lustig have all filmed in Malta over the years. Just to name a few good films The Devil's DoubleChristopher Columbus,Cutthroat Island,The Da Vinci Code ,Midnight Express The Saint . Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included.


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Malta Most Central Accommodation, The Optimal Holiday Base
average rating of 4.647059 based on 18 reviews

A traditional Maltese home.

  • 5 of 5

Great base to stay in Valletta with easy access to everything around you. I would say it is approximately a 20 min walk to either Sliema or Senglea ferry as well as to the Valletta bus station - you need to head up hill on Republic Street to the station. The buses will take you anywhere on the island and are excellent value.

The house has three levels and those stairs kept us fit. The house was clean and tastefully decorated and gave the feeling of an authentic Maltese home.

Basement level you will find the kitchen, shower room and toilet. Shower room and toilet are behind two archways - the toilet archway is very low and took a little getting used to - you do need to bend down for this one.

Entrance level is the living room. Sofa and TV.

First floor you have the bedroom. All that you need is in there.

Hairdryer, iron / iron board / clothes airer are in the wardrobe.

This home is the ideal size for two people.

As mentioned by another reviewer you will hear the locals very early in the morning going about their day to day lives.

Another reviewer also pointed out that James arranged for a driver to take us to the house and back to the airport at the end of our stay. Made our arrival / departure so much easier.

Dining out there are many restaurants up Republic and Merchant Street, including the many side streets of Valletta - just let your feet take you there.

If you wish to do your own cooking and food shopping then I would recommend The Food Market behind the Presidents Palace. The shops near the house have a very limited range and were quite pricey compared to the Food Market. Level one has a number of restaurants whilst the basement has a wider range of supermarket items.

This was the first time for us to visit Malta and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. I am sure we will be drawn back again for a visit.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A charming apartment in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

A comfortable and well appointed apartment close to the centre of the city. Everything you need for a pleasant stay is within easy walking distance. The owner, James, was very helpful and accommodating, even arranging our airport transfer for us.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great holiday in Valletta

  • 5 of 5

Staying in this property was perfect for us, we loved the old authentic features, the layout and the décor. Being build a few hundred years ago, touching the walls, was like touching history (I love going back in time). The place was clean and we had everything we needed, very good value for money. James is a great host, full of information and always available to help. Thanks James :-)

I would recommend staying in this property if you want to be in Valletta. Valletta is an amazing city, full of great restaurants serving Maltese food as well as other. It is full of things to do and see !! A great experience.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Traditional House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful 3 level traditional stone house. Full of original features. and character. Clean and tidy, with everything that you need for a stay.

Centrally located in Valetta, close to the ferry to Sliema, close to the restaurants. it the perfect spot.

We will definitely stay there again. Valetta is one of our favorite places to visit.

Thanks to James for the very warm welcome.

Hope to see you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Old Maltese Town House with Character

  • 4 of 5

The house is lovely and in a great location, you will hear the neighbours early morning going aboutwithin easy walking distance to the sea, up the hill you will find the shops, bars and restaurants in Valletta, the harbour and central bus station are a warm 15-20 min stroll away.

We discovered that due to the age of the house, particularly when it was very windy that everything was covered in a layer of dust/sand. The bedroom is situated on the 1st floor, where you will find a hairdryer in the drawers and under the wardrobe, leftover suncreams etc, the entrance door & lounge are on the ground floor and the kitchen, dining table, shower & toilet are in the basement, there is a de-humidifier which helps. There isn't any air-con in the house but there are 2 fans which help to circulate the air, we found the one in the bedroom invaluable.

The WiFi was excellent, although the phone signal was weak, due to the thick stone walls and surrounding buildings.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had stayed in Malta many times and this property is in a perfect location to wander into the centre and stumbling upon many places to eat and drink, the property has been restored to it's original build at a high standard, would recommend to all!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Car: not necessary


2 minutes on foot from the sea front , Valletta school for underwater diving is only 5 minutes on foot. All buses depart and arrive to any other beachs with out need of bus change .2 minutes from Mediterranean Conference Center

A big number of films shots in the surrounding area


Malta International airport is located 8km from Valletta, 15 minutes by taxi.(17 euro taxi transfer up to two persons).


Only 5 minute on foot from Valletta center in Malta capital city Just 4 doors corner down from the high street Republic street. Can't be more central for your holiday base.You be in 5 minutes walking distance to most museums ,nearest is just one minute on foot the Malta National War Museum,Heart of Valletta

Mediterranean Conference Centre (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)

Fort St. Elmo (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)

Malta Experience (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)

Malta Toy Museum (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)

Casa Rocca Piccola (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)

Further Details:

An archipelago at the centre of the Mediterranean with a wealth of heritage, and home once to ancient civilisations and Europe’s nobility, Malta’s location between two continents is the key to its rich history.Maltese islands blessed with blue sea,warm sunshine and friendly English speaking locals. Malta a journey with over 7,000 years of history to explore the living legends, mysteries, underwater discoveries, old cities, unspoiled island of comino and the blue lagoon and magnificent megalithic temples, oracle sites and the Templar lore to understand the clues that were left for us to discover and embody. Vallett capital city visited by millions each year. Activities in the vicinity: Boat trips, casino, cinema, golf, tennis, horse riding, museums, nightclub, sailing, scuba diving, theater and the famous St John`s cathedral holding The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist an oil painting by the Italian artist Caravaggio. According to Andrea Pomella in Caravaggio: An Artist through Images (2005), the work is widely considered to be Caravaggio's masterpiece as well as one of the most important works in Western painting. Valletta is a haven for churches, Cathedrals,art galleries, and is Malta''s top shopping district which includes outdoor markets and wonderful antique centres. Its main shopping streets are Republic Street and Merchants Street. Here you will find small narrow streets that are lined with art and selling everything you can imagine. There are votive statues, fountains, courtyards, gardens, and cafes as well. There is well known fashion and music centres. Valletta is bustling during the day with both tourists and locals visiting its many museums, the Grand Master's Palace and a colourful selection of cafes and shops. At night do try to go down to the harbour at (valletta water front) were you find bars, restaurants and clubs open till late at night. The Malta experience an audio-visual attraction to view Malta`s most important historical events .


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
To reserve accommodation we need 50 % deposit and remaining balance on arrival. Most of our guest are from uk and we can provide uk hsbc bank details not incur any extra charges or you can pay via paypal Daily Rent is for 2 people together in sterling .You can book to arrive and depart any day of the week .We except most credit cards but most of our guests are from the uk and we will provide you with a uk hsbc bank details or via papal .If you are within the eu we provide you with a maltese hsbc account were there should be just one euro charge.

Changeover Day:
Arrival and departure times can be flexible as long as no guests leaving or arriving on the same day at no extra cost. You can still leave luggage and pick it later at your departure time if other guest arrive before time you depart

Notes on prices:
prices are nightly for 2 people together in sterling not per person .

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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