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Sunny, Penthouse apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, shower en-suite, double sofa bed, bathroom. Sleeps 4

Sunny, bright, magnificent penthouse apartment with 9 meters X 4 meters terrace with fantastic views. Excellent for barbecuing, and watching all the fireworks during the fiesta season in summer. This one bedroom penthouse is located in Msida. This locality makes it very easy to reach Valletta, Sliema, St Julians, etc. It has a large open plan living/kitchen. Is fully air conditioned and equipped. The lounge can be turned into a comfortable double bed, making the apartment sleeping up to four. Separate dining area, T.V with DVD, and computer with 24 hours free internet.

All inclusive stay.: The prices quoted include a week stay at the apartment including all water, electricity, and cleaning rates. For an extra euro 150 to 180 we can offer you your airport transfers both ways, an air conditioned four seater car with comprehensive insurance and unlimited mileage, free parking inside the same block, and a small food pack for guests to fin upon arrival.

More Details

Property Manager
Richard
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, italian, Maltese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Amenities

Is-Swatar Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Guests bathroom, plus en-suite shower room in bedroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Main bedroom with en-suite shower room. There is also a double sofa bed available. Comfortable double sofa bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Car Optional
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The penthouse is situated on the fifth floor, and is accessible by two lifts.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(66 traveler reviews)

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Sunny, Penthouse apartment
average rating of 4.7727275 based on 66 reviews
5

The photos don’t lie!

  • 5 of 5

I had looked at several holiday lets in Malta and found them too small/too dark/too expensive/lacking outside space or in holiday complexes, which did not interest us. Richard’s Sunny Penthouse, however, is clean, comfortable, bright, spacious and tasteful. I loved the tiling, particularly in the bathrooms, and of course the large terrace is a major attraction. We needed the awning, playing musical chairs to stay in the shade, because it certainly lived up to its sunny name. In the evenings it was great for watching the fireworks - lower down you would only hear the bangs but not see the flashes. These were not cheap pyrotechnics!

The apartment is well equipped, though when I did ask Richard for a few small items he brought them round the next day, even though I had said there was no hurry. We were in no doubt we could have asked for his help and he would have provided it without hesitation.

We went as a couple and it was great to have a bathroom each! Nice also to have free use of the telephone for all Malta destinations.

We took the car and it was very handy to have underground parking right there, and out of the sun. With the car, you get a taxi service to and from the airport, and that saves a lot of hanging around. A Garmin satnav was provided but I preferred to use the GPS and map app on my phone. Traffic can be slow, but we had no complaints about Maltese drivers.

The Convenience Store in the same block was surprisingly well stocked and there is also an Arkadia/Waitrose (yes!) really close by. The apartment is in a residential area and there are no restaurants or cafes handy, but the rest of the island is very accessible from this location.

Recommended sights to see: Blue Grotto, Hagar Qim and Mnajdra temples, Marsaxlokk, Mdina, catacombs, Mosta Rotunda, cruise round the harbours from Sliema, Valetta, Vittoriosa (Birgu) and Gozo (particularly Xlendi). There are numerous places to swim, not many with sand but the rocky places have steps into the sea.

Best restaurants: Fontanella in Mdina for the view, Terrazzo, up the hill in Xlendi (Gozo) for its sheer pleasantness, Rampila in Valetta for the romantic terrace in the ramparts, Medina in Mdina for its beautiful courtyard and superb food, and Café Reale in the square in Xaghra (Gozo) for providing the stand-out taste of the holiday for me in the shape of its melon sorbet, though its other cakes and ice creams were extremely tempting. We also had nice omelettes for lunch there.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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4

Overall, good

  • 4 of 5

We booked the apartment and a pickup from the airport, the airport is quite small compared with others we have used and the driver was easily found and the trip to the apartment was fine. Richard the owner met us at the entrance and explained all regarding the apartment, he was an extremely likeable man, it was obvious he would be available at any time should we require his help.The apartment was very good and we did not find it lacking in any way, it was roomy, clean and had all appliances you would need on holiday, if anything there was more than we needed. The balcony was a great feature with it having full sun from around 9.00 am.

It is important to get to grips with the bus service, on leaving the apartment turn right and right again, passed the supermarket to the top of the hill for bus number 32, less than 5 minutes to get there. The bus is, or should be, on a 1 hour service and will take you to Valletta bus station where you can get a bus to anywhere on the island. To return the 32 bus is from a stand found at the bottom end of the bus station, Take a photo of bus times. The 110 bus at the stop outside the supermarket will take you to St Juliens, again take photo of buss times.Valletta is not too big a place and most can be covered in 2 - 3 days. Get a 7 day bus pass, 21 euros, at the bus station but be prepared for a wait of around 30 mins it is busy. Most of the churches palaces seem to have connections to the Knights of St. John, a wealth bunch of guys.

The country to us seemed to be in need of serious work to the properties,

there were unfinished projects everywhere large and small, builders seemed reluctant to tidy up. The location of the apartment regarding a pub or restaurant was poor, supermarket, Waitrose, and a very well stocked convenience store was as good as anyone could want. Run out of wine? Downstairs , next door and back in less than 5 minutes with a replacement.

All said we had a fine holiday

Walter & Isabel, Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Appartment very nice; super market 100 meters away; good communications; we are very satisfied.

  • 5 of 5

We are very satisfied with the appartement, the terrace is marvellous. The location is good 100 meters to a super market where you can buy take away food. Good communications with Sliema and Valetta from where you reach the rest of Malta.

We were there mostly for work, research, and found the area quiet and the appartement adequately equipped with fast Wi-Fi, and a combined eating working room made life easy. The appartement is very light since windows are in south.

We are very satisfied and we will definitely rent it again.

Our stay lasted 2 weeks; January/February 2017

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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summer holdiday 2016

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in this apartment was really relaxed and we enjoyed our time. It is a big and comfortable flat and it is fully equipped . There is enough space for three people.

The highlight is the amazing view from the huge terrace over the city.

Furthermore, there is a good infrastructure and you can easily walk to the next bus stop. You can take the bus to reach all the sights or other destinations.

Close to the apartment is a little shop for small shoppings and a bigger one where you can find eyerything is approximate a two minutes walk away.

Richard is a friendly and attentive owner. He cares about his customers and wants to make there stay as great as possible.

We would highly recommend this Penthouse apartment.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Our second visit to this wonderful penthouse and w

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay at the penthouse. Added the car hire to our booking but only used it twice. The apartment had everything we needed and supermarket down stairs and just around the corner, no need to go far. We came for the sun and got it all day long on the balcony. Discovered around 8 or 9 restaurants only 10 minutes walk away. Over by the university, so everything we wanted was there. If you want to visit places around the island, you can get a bus to just about everywhere from the hospital, just across the road. Richard is always available on the phone to help with any problems or advice.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

What a find. We were on a first visit to Malta and decided to book Richards sunny penthouse apartment. We decided to pass on the hire car package opting to be pick up and dropped off by taxi organised by Richard. The driver was waiting when we arrived and within 15 mins we had arrived to be greeted by Richard. The apartment is spacious and very comfortable. Everything you require for self catering was there including a few basics milk bread etc. Fabulous views across the city. Didn't really need a car as the bus stop is just a few minutes away and the 123 bus route gets you to Valletta bus station within 20mins enabling connections to anywhere on the island. Added bonus for us was the Malta air show which was on the first weekend of our stay so with the uninterrupted views from the balcony we had the perfect vantage point. Well worth the money for our weeks stay with Richard close to hand when required.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Malta International airport
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Pieta
Car: recommended

Msida is a small town with a beautiful yacht marina, and many other attractions. The location is very central and makes it easy to drive to Valletta, Sliema, St Julians, Paceville etc. For an extra Euros 230 a week, an air conditioned car is allocated to guests for easy roaming around the island, included are your airport transfers both ways, free parking inside the block, and a small food pack to find upon arrival.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices are in Euros for the apartment for two persons for one week including all electricity, water, cleaning rates, and taxes. For an extra Euro 150 to 180 ( depending on the time frame ) We can also offer you our 'all inclusive', hassle free rate, that includes the above, plus your airport transfers both ways, an air conditioned car with GPS satellite navigation, parking inside the block, and a small food pack to find upon arrival. Addittional persons sleeping in pay pro rata of the apartment price.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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