Luxuriöse, ruhige Ferienwohnung, exklusive Schlafzimmern / Badezimmern (je 2)
- Englisch, Italienisch, Arabisch
100% Erstattung für Stornierungen bis zu 60 Tage vor Anreise.
Ok, aber mehr auch nicht
Schöner Blick aufs Meer, aber etwas abgewohnt (vor allem die Plastemöbel auf der Terasse) und winzig kleine Bäder.
Außerdem hatten wir eines Morgens eine Ameisenstraße vom Balkon bis auf den Esstisch, weil wir am Abend zuvor die Pizzareste aus dem Restaurant mitgenommen haben und die dort im verschlossenen Karton standen. Gesagt hatte uns vorab niemand, dass alle Lebensmittel peinlich genau im Kühlschrank aufbewahrt werden müssen. Etwas unschön, wenn man Millionen Ameisen töten muss, statt die schöne Aussicht zu genießen...
Eine ideale Wohnung für 5 Personen. Super Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Sehr schöne Dachterasse. Guter, freundlicher Kontakt zum Vermieter. Nur zu empfehlen!
Apartment with amazing view
Overall an amazing holiday experience. Location excellent. Walking distance to shops, restaurants, gift shops, boat trips and swimming area and the best Gelato! Allocated parking would have been a bonus!
Quiet luxury with beautiful sea views
The holiday apartment is furnished to a high standard with the added benefits of being in a quiet residential area but only 5 mins was from numerous bars, shops and restaurants. The view from the two balcony overlooks St Paul's Bay and catches the sun from mid morning to early evening......a lovely place to wind down at the end of the day with a glass of wine and watch 'life at sea'. Buses to Valetta and Sliema stop right outside the apartment and a couple of minutes walk down the road, you can catch a bus to Bugibba bus station from where you can go anywhere in the island. The property owners, Paul, Joannes and Nathaniel could not have been more helpful and attentive, arranging airport transfers, greeting us on arrival to show us the property and being available to answer any questions. The apartment is on 2 levels and offers a bedroom and sitting area on both levels and would be ideal for couples/families who appreciate some privacy or space. Both levels have a balcony overlooking the sea and the upper level also includes a barbeque area and sunbeds.
The quality of the accommodation, the location and the thoughtful attention from the owners make this apartment a great holiday destination which I would highly recommend
Thank you for the lovely review. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and look forward to welcoming you again should you ever return to Malta.
Paul, Josanne and Nathaniel
On the plus side, it has a great view, it is close to the bus stop and the boardwalk. The welcome briefing by Nathaniel was welcome but missing some info. The apartment is spacious but very dated. What irked us the most was tne mold in the upstairs shower and wall. As well the lower bedroom had ants in the armoire., the owners were kind enough to leave insect powder behind. Misscommunication was common place, when the owner failed to tell us about a pressure (pump?) switch which provided pressure to the showers. We reported a leak from what appeared to be the washer only to be told that it was checked by a repairman and was not there despite swollen wood work, rust on the washer and stains on the closet curtain next to the washer. Tne fridge had rust and the door was wobbly. We were warned to keep the electricity to a minimum as we were only alloted a small amount, before we would be charged extra, this did not occur but made our stay a bit nerve wracking. This apartment is dirty.
We thank these guests for having stayed with us,even if their review is not what we were expecting. We attended to the guests' laments with immediate effect,having not only sent a technician to the apartment but also a team of cleaners to verify the guests' complaints.
We feel the guests' rating is very unfair because Aqua is truly a beautiful apartment and we are sure that despite all the mentioned (exaggerated) shortcomings,the guests made no mention of wishing to move elsewhere, something that we also hinted at to obtain their views but which remained unanswered. Aqua is not just good views but also provides two couples the privacy that these may need from one another while at the same time being in the same house.
Perhaps the one thing the guests did not complain about was their quick acceptance to free complimentary transport back to the airport, something they failed to mention in the review.
The guests had complained to us that there had been some changes from the pictures on the website which, in agreement with them,were carried out only a few months earlier; just to mention a few:- replacement with new of all 3 sofas, most curtains, kitchen oven, dining area table and chairs; and removal of some furniture to give our guests more space and a wider perspective of the outside area while dining.
On our visit to the apartment, we found out that:- (a) the switch for the water pump was found in the off position (all our guests are informed about this on arrival and it is also written in the information booklet in the apartment); we had also asked the guests about this the previous day but it seems the guests ignored our note; (b) tumble drier was working perfectly - the knob was turned onto the blue marks (signifying 'cold air') and so this was turned onto the red marks (for drying) and it worked instantly; (c) we checked the washing machine but there were no leaks; (d) shower curtain was not moldy at the bottom but rather this had a metallic string in its hem which became rusty - we immediately replaced the curtain.
We do not 'warn' about keeping electricity to a minimum but like to promote a greener environment, something the guests were aware of even before booking with us; still they were not charged for their excessive consumption. We wished the guests enjoyed a better stay. It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but there also seems to be a fine eye to identifying minor imperfections upon which then one takes advantage of.
Winter in Malta
We stayed in a farm house, a hotel, and this property. We used different providers to find our accommodations. We found HomeAway the worst. I found it very hard to interact with the people I was renting from. This was because of the way HomeAway structures there sight. The apartment was lovely and the view was breath taking. The apartment could use some tender loving care as far as towels and linen are concerned and little things around the apartment. We had a lovely stay and would stay again in better weather. The area around the apartment was also lovely. Great location. We froze all the time we were there, which didn't make it a great stay. I would recommend a hotel in the winter, it was the only time we found it livable in Malta in the winter. I was told they had an exceptionally cold winter for Malta. When we stayed in the farmhouse in Gozo and it was terribly cold also. For the most part in both places we had to wear our coats and have a blanket around us. I don't think that most places are prepared for cold weather on the islands. When they give you propane there is no way of knowing how much propane is in the bottle to start and we ran out very early and you have to pay for the next bottle. All the heaters we saw were the same. The heaters had no fans which made the heat just go straight up.
But, all in all it was a lovely stay and I would love to go back at a warmer time. The islands are breath taking and full of character and charm.