House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Mdina View is a town house located in Mdina just next to the Main entrance to the 'Silent City' of Mdina. (AND WHEN WE SAY MDINA WE MEAN MDINA, NOT Rabat, Mosta, etc...)
Enjoy tranquillity while being within walking distance to the top Historic sites of Mdina and Rabat.
This modern town house has 65 square meters of space and is ideal for 2 people although it can sleep 4. This house luxuriously furnished, Upstairs once can find an air-conditioned bedroom with a King Sized Bed and an open-air balcony from which you can enjoy views of a front court yard and Mdina entrance . You will also be able to enjoy the comfort of an unsuite shower room. In the living room which is also air-conditioned, you will find a comfortable sofa bed and flat screen LED TV and a breakfast/bar table. Below the layout offers a kitchen/dining area with a modern brand new Kitchen complete with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Microwave, Washing machine and other useful appliances. The highlight of this property is the roof terrace/sun deck complete with garden furniture and BBQ. While on holiday take advantage of the warm Maltese weather ,by allowing yourself to relax on the sun beds found on the roof top terrace, for some peaceful sunbathing. From here you can enjoy sun set or sun rise together with the panoramic views of Malta. In the evening order take out (A Maltese Platter, Chinese, Pizza, or more sophisticated fine dining -restaurants just meters away so you are spoilt for choice!) have it delivered to your and share a special meal over stunning views of Malta. The roof terrace will also enable you to Relax and enjoy spectacular shows of colourful fireworks that light up the Maltese skies during the numerous Village Festas celebrated every weekend during the summer months.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ghajn Tuffieha Bay 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Malta International Airport 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
The Island of Malta region
Mdina was Malta’s old capital city and is a situated in the centre of the island. It is perched 200 metres above sea level offering spectacular views of the Maltese islands. A visit to Mdina will allow you to enjoy a medieval atmosphere, and to explore the walled city,its narrow street and alleys, churches, convents, palazzo and the surrounding high Bastions.. Mdina is a fine example of an ancient city with an unusual mix of medieval and baroque architecture. Also known as the 'Silent City' or Citta Nobile' Mdina was and still is inhabited by Malta's Noble families, it has restricted traffic which enables you to tour the city with more ease and make it a more adaptable place to be explored by children. Mdina is one of the Jewels of the Maltese islands and a must while on holiday in Malta.
Both inside Mdina and outside, just a two minute stroll from 'Mdina View' town house you will find various Caffes, Wine Bas and restaurants where alfesco dining is a great experience and a chance to experience Mediterrenean food while enjoying lovely views of the Maltese Islands.
Just adjacent to Mdina is the town of Rabat which also offers its fair share of Tourist attractions. St.Paul's Church, Catacombs and grotto are not to be missed !According to tradition, this grotto is the place where St Paul resided after he was shipwrecked on the island of Malta on his way from Crete to Rome to face trial, in 60 A.D.
If its Beaches you are after, most of Malta's main sandy beaches, Gnejna bay, Golden Bay, Riviera are reachable with 10 minutes by car. (buses also available from just across 'Mdina View' town house. While Paradise Bay and Mellieha are reachable within 20 Minutes.
For those seeking the rural Malta, Rabat is the starting point for some of the most interesting walks on the island. Set off to nearby Dingli, Bahrija, Bingemma, Imtahleb, Kuncizzjoni and Lunzjata these villages will surely offer a glimpse of a different character of the island away from the urban life.
Mdina is also well linked through public transport with many other Top sites, Such as Valletta, Golden Bay together with its adjoining beach Reviera, Mosta Dome, San Anton Gardens and The Craft’s Village at Ta’Qali. One can also take a bus to other popular touristic spots such as Sliema, Bugibba, Cirkewwa (Ferry boat to Gozo) and Marsaxlokk the popular fishing village.
If staying at 'Mdina View' Town house with kids,entertain Kids is easy in this area. You will find a playground right outside your door. When, kids have had enough of the swings, cross the road to Howard Gardens just outside the Mdina walls. Also consider a ‘Horsey carriage Ride’ (Karrozin) or a ride on the trackless ‘train’ Peprina that will take you around the Windy roads of Rabat and Mtarfa (adjacent towns to Mdina). For older kids and adults alike,try a snack of local Pastizzi at a typical Maltese bar/Tea shop. An audio visual display of the Mdina Experience or a walk through tour of the Mdina dungeons can also offer a unique cultural experience.
Mdina Places to Visit
The Mdina Cathedral and Cathedral Museum
Palazzo Falzon – Also known as Norman house, to see how the Maltese nobility lived .
Palazzo Vilhena – which serves as the Museum of Natural History of Malta, displaying local fossils and wildlife.
Mdina Dungeons, you will see original torture instruments used in Malta from the Middle Ages until 1813.
The Bastion – From the top of the walls, don’t you dare miss the panoramic view of the island of Malta.
The Mdina Experience –an audio visual show that tells the story of Malta’s former capital since its foundation.
Mdina By Night
Clearly, all the museums and attractions will be closed after the sun set but a visit to this stunning fortified city in the evening will offer a totally different experience. To make your nocturnal trip a truly memorable occasion, you need to go prepared. So pack a few goodies in a bag – a bottle of wine, some cheese, maybe some nibbles, olives, and crackers – and head towards the far end of the city. There you will find the bastions, which overlook large parts of Malta and by day provide arguably the best views on the island. Climb up on top, open the wine and enjoy one of the most memorable picnics you are ever likely to have. Lie back and look at the stars as you let your mind wander – but just be careful not to let your body wander as the drop down the other side would cause some serious injury!
Rabat Places to Visit
St Paul’s Church and St Paul’s Grotto where it is believed that St Paul lived and prayed during his stay in Malta.
St. Paul's/St. Agatha’s Catacombs
Roman Villa- Featuring many Roman remains of ceramics, glass objects, tombstones and busts, the Villa’s main attraction is the well-preserved mosaic floor. It is located on the road near the entrance to Mdina.
Verdala Palace - built for the Grand Master but is now the summer residence of the President of Malta
Dingli Cliffs – West of the city of Rabat, this is Malta’s highest point. This area is great for walking. The magnificent views from the top (830 feet, 253m) include the islet of Filfla
Mdina/ Rabat Feasts and Festivals
March - Feast of St. Joseph in- Rabat
April - Medieval Mdina. The Silent City comes to life with re-enactments, pageantry and floral displays, a medieval street market, jousting, a display of birds of prey, as well as medieval games for everyone. Entrance fees for all museums and attractions in Mdina are reduced.
Easter Week - Good Friday pageant where Christ's passion and crucifixion are depicted by statues born aloft through the streets of Rabat.
13 June- Feast of Corpus Christi celebrated in Rabat
29th June- Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul celebrated in Mdina
29th June- The 'Imnarja' a harvest festival characterized by a nightlong picnic at Buskett Gardens,, on the eve of which the native dish, stewed rabbit, is consumed in large quantities accompanied by equally large volume of wine. Exhibits of local produce, marching bands, decorated carts and folklore-singing competitions enliven the nightlong proceedings. The following day, the festivities reach a climax when bareback donkey and horse races are held in the streets leading to Rabat.
July Feast of St. Paul – Rabat
July -Feast of Our lady of Mt. Carmel- Mdina
September -Feast of Our Lady of the Girdle –Rabat
October- Feast of Our Lady of Good Health -Rabat.
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5 Oct 2014
"IT IS NOISY"
The accommodation is exactly as described. This is only meant as a constructive comment but the shower cubicle area is showing signs of general wear and tear and needs 'touching up' but I… More
31 Aug 2014
The apartment is very nice located at the gates of Mdina. Everything is modern, very clean and will suit every needs of a traveller. Fully eqipped building. The rooftop terracce is a huge plus, lovely… More
16 Aug 2014
"A beautiful house in an ideal location"
The house was exactly as described, designed to blend in with the older buildings around Mdina but equipped with all mod cons. It was also very clean. The owner of the house collected us from the airport and helpfully drove us around the town of Rabat pointing out the best shops and restaurants.
The location was ideal, both Mdina and Rabat have a lot to offer and there are excellent bus connections to the rest of the island. We found the bus service much improved from our last visit three years ago.
Highlights of the trip were Casa Bernard in Rabat, the Dingli cliffs, Marsaxlokk, St Paul's grotto in Rabat, and the Church of St Paul Shipwrecked in Valetta. We also received a warm welcome at Mass in the local church.
The Point de Vue restaurant directly next door offers great food and wonderful service.
We would definitely come to this property again.
Note: due to the very narrow stairs it would not be suitable for people with access or mobility problems.
22 Jul 2014
"Wonderful location, spotlessly clean and comfortable interior and great hosts!!"
Had a great week in Mdina View that will never be forgotten! The location is superb for exploring Mdina and Rabat. We felt very comfortable and safe here. Laying out on the sunbeds was very relaxing and had some very classy meals in Rabat. Alexander and family were very accommodating and approachable and we really felt they wanted us to enjoy our week there. We could do it all again!!
12 Apr 2014
"Perfect location, lovely property"
For our first trip to Malta we decided not to stay in the coastal resorts which people either seem to love or hate and decided instead to look for a property near to Mdina. You certainly couldn't… More
19 Mar 2014
Alexander and Erica were extremely efficient, kind and helpful in setting us on the right path during our stay in Malta. Their house is ideally situated for exploring Malta's historical heart, M&… More
18 Feb 2014
"location, location, location and comfort too!!"
One of the very few places to stay right in Mdina, the apartment is just opposite the main gate. The apartment is beautifully furnished in modern stylish furniture and artwork. The rooftop terrace has the most amazing 180 degree view over countryside and views towards Valletta and the distant ocean. Everything was very comfortable and spotlessly clean, and the townhouse was well supplied.
Alex and Erika were very friendly, welcoming and helpful and could not do enough to ensure a perfect stay.
We loved it.
3 Dec 2013
"A hidden gem."
"Mdina View" was the perfect spot for our family of four (including two teenagers) during a flying visit to Malta. The house is very well equipped, tastefully decorated and most importantly has very comfortable beds! It is in a perfect situation, within easy walking distance to all amenities – banks, bakers, cafés, restaurants and some of the best pastizzi on the island from the Crystal Palace bar. Alex and Erika could not do more to help and really make you feel welcome. We will definitely go back there.
11 Nov 2013
"Five stars to the owners for their endeavors to ensure an enjoyable stay"
This was our second visit to Mdina View and we were not disappointed! As the property is situated opposite the main gate to Mdina it is especially enjoyable to walk around Rabat and the atmospheric medieval town of Mdina in the evenings when most other tourists have left. The property is also excellently situated for visiting the rest of the island. We were travelling by car and always found it easy to park nearby the accommodation. As with our first stay we found the house to be immaculate, with everything and more that is required for a luxurious stay. We particularly enjoyed breakfast on the rooftop terrace which had panoramic views over Malta, and walking out late in the evenings for coffee and cake in Mdina.
The outstanding feature of this property is the effort and care given by the owners to ensure an enjoyable stay. For example, we were emailed a few weeks before our visit and asked if we liked classical music to which I simply emailed back yes, and forgot about it. When we arrived at the accommodation we were given free tickets to a concert by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra at St John's co-Cathedral in Valletta, it was an amazing experience which made our stay. Alex and Erika are more hosts than owners, they gauge the interests of their guests and then offer help and advice accordingly.
Five stars to Alex and Erika (and Mdina View)
2 Nov 2013
"Our piece of Heaven on Earth!"
If you are looking for the ultimate holiday then you need to stay at Mdina View. We have just spent the most fantastic 6 days exploring the beautiful city of Mdina and the delights of Malta. The owner… More
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