|Minimum Stay||4 - 7 nights|
The apartment is set in the Portomaso Development as is considered to be Malta’s most exclusive residential, leisure and business address, Portomaso has won numerous awards including the Gold Award in the Luxury Development Category in the Best Marina Development Category of the 2005 International Property Awards – arguably the most coveted award available to the industry.
The development at Portomaso includes quality bars, restaurants and shops and a luxurious new five-star Hilton International hotel.
This studio apartment includes an open plan Kitchen/Living/Dining and double bed leading to a front balcony overlooking one of the private gardens in Portomaso Lane. The apartment has a spacious bathroom. The apartment is right in the centre of everything making it ideal for a car-free holiday. It is a corner away from the beach. The Restaurants, Pubs, Cafeterias and Casinos are right at the doorstep.
Linen and towels are provided. Also Wi-Fi Internet and Cable TV are always provided on a complimentary basis. Parking comes optional but would incur an extra charge not included in the rent.
We were greeted at the apartment by Donna, who helped us in with our luggage and showed us into the apartment explaining where everything was, this was a nice touch.
The apartment is well furnished modern and clean, the utensils are of good standard and plenty of everything.
The only problem we had was only having one pillow each on the bed, it is our preference to have two,so we just went out and purchased them, but Donna did say at the end of our stay that we could have called her and she would certainly have brought some over.
The apartment could also do with a vanity mirror placed near a socket to enable us ladies to dry and style our hair, again I purchased a cheap one to enable me to do my hair. We brought this to Donnas attention and she took a note of it ,so hopefully won't be a problem in the future.
The apartment is situated at the portomasso and is very central for all the lovely restaurants and bars, there is also use of the Hilton pool which is only a short stroll away. There are also supermarkets within walking distance and bus stop,we had a hire car and its good to have your own private parking space underneath.
Overall I would recommend the apartment to a couple wanting a short break,there is a terrace balcony but sadly not much sun or view from it.
Donna again came to see us when we were leaving and mentioned they might be doing small welcome packs in future, this would be a good idea just to get you started.
Yes we would use the apartment again.
Donna was very helpfully and even helped us back to the car with our luggage..! Thanks Donna.
Till a few years ago , St Julians was a quiet fishing village. Nowadays development has changed it completely and it spreads all round St. Georges Bay, Spinola Bay, and Balluta Bay.. Most of the elegant houses along the shore line have gone to be replaced by blocks of apartments, restaurants, bars , cafes and hotels. The roads leading to St Julians village (now a town) proper remain largely untouched. The best preserved are in the area of Balluta Bay. A few villas with beautiful facades and large gardens. One villa has been converted into a restaurant forming part of Le Meridien Hotel. There is also the large neo-gothic Carmelite Chuch in the midst of small houses that used to be summer residences for the rich Valletta residents. There is a large block of apartments built in the art nouveau style overlooking the square where you can sit and have a coffe or drink and watch the world go by.
Back in picturesque Spinola Bay there are still a number of old boat houses belonging to the fishermen that still remain with their traditional fishing boats sheltering in the bay. Some boat houses have been converted into restaurants which are quieter and romantic. The bay is particularly lovely in the evenings with the lights of the restaurants and street lighting reflecting in the calm water of the bay. On the other side of the bay is the promenade (very popular) which goes all the way to Sliema and beyond. Ideal for an evening stroll or to sit at a bar/cafe and people watch.
Up the hill you will find Portomaso - a private yacht marina with restaurants and bars, a shopping complex and apartments (all very upmarket) with a lovely atmosphere. Nearby is the Hilton. There are a number of 5* hotels - all overlooking the sea on the coast north of Paceville. There is also a Casino at the Dragonara and another at Portomaso .
Saint Julian's is a popular vacation spot on the coast of Malta. The small town successfully blends its fishing village charm with its tourist center. Latin architecture, such as Spinola Palace, built in 1688, and the Old Parish Church are popular historical sites. Divers will enjoy exploring shipwrecks via the Divewise Center. The renovated Paceville district, a former military haunt in the 1930s, is now the hub of Saint Julian's nightlife with an array of restaurants, bars, and clubs.