Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
An impressive one bedroom apartment in the heart of Valletta forming part of a charming town house dating back to 1730. Sympathetically renovated by an architect and providing luxurious holiday accommodation, the property has many interesting features including high celings,exposed beams and an original wooden Galerias. Large open plan living room, lovely fitted kitchen, Moroccan bathroom with onyx seat with underlighting and an 8 inch shower head, there is also a bath situated at the end of the bed - A very romantic setting!. Please bring with you your favourite music and film CD/DVDs as we have a fantastic home cinema system with surround sound throughout the apartment.
Fixtures and fittings throughout Felix Street are of the highest quality and we are sure that our valued guests will be very comfortable during their stay with us. The internal lighting system at Felix Street is truly amazing and our guests are able to utilise this feature to create their own special ambience when the sun sets each day. Original oil paintings and interesting artefacts brought back from the owners travels around the world adorn the apartment. Little touches like alabaster candle holders positioned in the bedroom, wet room and living room really help make Felix Street a very special place to stay.
The apartment is really suited for two adults however, it could easily accommodate two additional adults as there is a very comfortable sofa bed in the living room. Please note that additional adults would have to share the en suite bathroom. For our guests with children we have provided a cot, baby bath & highchair.
The apartment is situated in a truly great location just off of Merchant street next to the impressive President's Palace and Parliament building and nestles amongst fine restaurants and open air cafes. Felix Street is on the level with no hills to climb!. Our guests will find everything they need within a short walk of Felix Street.The world heritage city of Valletta is a great base to explore Malta, the bus station and ferry terminal is only a 5 minute walk away, the bus service is excellent and economical to transport you with ease around this beautiful Medetaranian Island.
We strongly believe that a rental property such as Felix Street is only as good as the team on the ground that look after our guests during their visit to Valletta. Clare my property manager is a fantastic individual who has a great eye for detail and will respond to our guests individual needs and requirements in a professional and timely manner. Anthony our driver who often meets our valued guests upon their arrival in Malta is honest, trustworthy and extremely reliable. He has also become a very good friend of mine during the five years we have worked together. Rest assured dear guest, you will be well looked after if you choose Felix Street as your holiday accommodation during your visit to the historic city of Valletta. Although, we have a strict policy of no smoking inside Felix Street, guests are welcome to smoke on the communal area outside of the front door.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||St. Georges Bay 300 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Valletta 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Felix Street is fully furnished and decorated in a true medeteranian style keeping many original features associated with a property dating back to 1730. Original oil paintings collected by the owner from his travels around the world adorn the walls of the apartment. In the hallway we have special bespoke blinds depicting famous characters that have had a close association with Valletta, Winston Churchill, Grand Master Valletta, Amber Valletta and Lord Byron. A state of the art home cinema system and a surround sound music system has been installed in the apartment for the enjoyment of our guests. We have a separate TV in the bedroom showing all your favourite news, film and general TV programmes. We also have high speed WIFI Internet access.
Bed and bathroom linen and bath robes brought back from Asia by the owner are provided along with many kitchen utensils and equipment that you would not expect to find in a holiday home. On arrival you will be greeted by a lovely small courtyard and winding flagstone stairs elevate you to the second floor where the apartment is located.
|Further details outdoors|
The apartment is situated in the centre of Valletta and close to the indoor market. From the market there is a wide choice of fresh fruit and vegetables along with fresh fish, meat and poultry and most other things you will need to compliment an enjoyable holiday.
Transport around the island of Malta is very good and from the apartment it is only a 5/10 minute walk to the bus station and ferry terminal. There are many historical sights to visit in Valletta and beyond and throuhout the year there are many Maltese festivals for you to participate in. The Maltese people are very friendly and are only to pleased to stop for a chat to pass the time of day.
The Island of Malta region
The climate of Malta is basically Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and mild winters. During the summer months (May to September) there is little rain, there are between 10 and 12 hours of sunshine daily and temperatures average 23.5C. Throughout the year towns and villages all over Malta celebrate festivals in honour of their local patron saint, these events are really a great spectacle for all who visit Malta.
Malta has something to offer all age groups from the hip and trendy St Julians to the more sedate and cultural setting of Valletta.Theophile Gautier once stated and I quote " And I shall settle, for age makes me somewhat weary, On Malta's white terraces between blue sky and blue seas". Discover, enjoy and you will return.
Valleta, capital of the Republic of Malta, is strategically situated on the Sciberras peninsula on Malta's north-east coast, surrounded by what are surely the most powerful fortifications in the world. Malta's capital Valletta is the seat of government, with parliament, the Supreme Court, government offices and other institutions. It is also the country's cultural centre with numerous operatic and dramatic performances and concerts. Valletta has an atmosphere all of it's own and the visitor will find many fine restaurants, open air cafes and good quality shopping in abundance. Valletta is a historic city and as such there are many interesting places to visit including the Royal Opera House, St Johns Cathedral, the Grand Master's Palace, Fort St Elmo and the National War Museum. A must for any visitor is a boat trip around the Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour and if you time it right you may be lucky enough to enjoy one of the numerous firework displays whilst cruising the harbours.
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14 Aug 2014
"quirky apartment in an excellent location"
Large apartment very well placed in the centre of Valetta. Short walking distance to shops and restaurants and about 10 minutes to the main bus terminus. You can travel anywhere on the island for 1.… More
2 Aug 2014
"A must stay - culture, excellent accommodation and good food"
This is the second time that I have visited Malta, however the first time that I brought my family. We had a great stay at Felix Street - it was home from home. Everything that we needed was supplie… More
20 Jul 2014
"Choosing Felix Street is a really good choice !!"
I just came back from Malta and Felix Street where I spent a long week with my sister. The appartement is just stunning ! It was really easy to do the renting. Ian answer quickly and is available for … More
11 Jan 2014
"Excellent. Stunning appartment right in the city centre!"
We recently travelled over to Malta for the first time to stay at Felix Street, and were astounded by the beauty of the place! We were met by our driver who was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiasti… More
10 Jan 2014
I've just spent 3 nights on this beautiful extensively equipped apartment. It is perfectly situated in the centre of the amazing old town of Valetta, with restaurants just up the road and I wan… More
6 Nov 2013
"stylist, but with a few drawbacks"
Spent 7 agreable nights in this appartment, which is unusual, with good and bad points..GOOD...centrally located, well equipped, modern video/tv/music installationsNOT so good.........36 tiring stairs… More
Dear valued guest, thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Felix Street. Thank you also for your 4 star rating (Good) and your email confirmation that you intend to book Felix Street when you return to Malta in 2014 and that you will be recommending Felix Street to your family and friends. With regard to a few points that you have kindly raised......Having let Felix Street to well over 200 valued guests during the past six years we have had absolutely no adverse comments from previous guests with regard to any of the points that you have raised in your review. That said, we do really appreciate your feedback. Felix Street is advertised as a second floor apartment and as such one would naturally assume that there would be a few steps to reach the second floor. You mentioned in your review about the drains on the ground floor. Once a year we carry out preventative maintenance on all of the communal parts of the building and my property manager has confirmed that the communal drains on the ground floor had been inspected just prior to your arrival. I am sorry if this inconvenienced you at all. You mentioned in your email to me that one evening you were woken by two of our elderly neighbours who were passing the time of day on the communal stairs. Again, the subject of noisy neighbours has not been brought to my attention by our previous guests so, I think that this was a one off occurrence that a guest has been disturbed whilst sleeping. I apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused you. You mentioned in your review that the bed was a little on the hard side for you. I personally purchased the bed mattress for the bed and I can only say that I have slept in the bed on numerous occasions without any discomfort whatsoever. In September of this year we had two elderly guests (Age 82 & 85) from Australia staying with us and I actually received a very complimentary email from them telling me that they slept so well in the bed that they really did not want to get up in the morning! You kindly mentioned a couple of other points with regard to design features that really do come down to ones own personal preferences however, I do thank you for your valued comments. We do look forward to meeting up with you again at Felix Street during your next visit to Malta in 2014.
Ian Kelloway - Owner Felix Street
1 Oct 2013
My boyfriend and I stayed in Ian's lovely apartment for a week in mid September 2013 and had a great holiday. We have come back really refreshed.The apartment had everything we needed and was rea… More
24 Jun 2013
"The perfect slice of Maltese living...when can I move in!?"
This was our first time visiting Malta and it most definitely won't be the last! Our stay in Malta was the most enjoyable holiday we've had for several years.
Felix Street was the perfect place for us, as a young couple who enjoy a slice of traditional culture wherever we go and prefer hiding away from the tourist resorts and too much hustle and bustle. Valletta is definitely the place to do both, and is ideally located to explore the historical sites. Nestled away on a side street next to the fresh produce market is this spacious, airy and luxuriously relaxing apartment, containing everything you could possibly need while you're away from home.
We arrived at about 11am in Luqa; Ian's friendly driver Anthony was there to collect us and drive us to the apartment in Valletta for a fixed, pre-agreed fare. He pointed out some handy spots along the way, such as the bus station, and advised on some of the best ways to get around and the best places to go on certain days. We were shown around the apartment and wished a wonderful stay before setting off to explore the city for ourselves. We arranged for Anthony to pick us up again the following week for our flight home and this was no problem.
We'd been provided with fresh milk, eggs, bread, fruit and tea/coffee to get us started, which was fortunate because all the grocery shops close early on a Saturday. Ian had provided all the info we needed for our stay, but there was a spare copy of these details in the flat. The flat was spotlessly clean and we had fresh towels and linen laid out for us. We also appreciated the selection of local guide books and used them regularly throughout our stay.
The living room is ideal for a snooze – possibly the most comfy sofa in the world! If you're a light sleeper pack your earplugs because, as is to be expected in an old building with a courtyard, you do get a bit of noise from the other apartments and the lively fishermen in the early morning. But it's all part of the charm and beauty of staying in the heart of an old city and we embraced every sensory experience – the sights, smells, sounds, and the wonderful 20degree early morning weather!
We watched a film on the projector one evening, which was lovely. The ability to play some internet radio throughout the apartment was also great…but it took us a while to find the volume switch in the bedroom (by the mirror!). Wi-fi, washing machine and dishwasher were also used and worked fine.
We also took the opportunity of picking up some fish from the market one morning and cooking in the apartment – we had everything we needed to create an absolute feast. Another tick from an avid cook!
On the note of food, we never had a bad meal in Valletta – sampling local dishes like fenek, ftira and pastizzi. Notable places to eat nearby are Aaron's Kitchen (be sure to book), D'Office and a Sicilian place called La Giara. Best place we found for some late night tapas style dishes and reasonably priced drinks is Tico Tico on Strait Street. Trabuxo was nice too, for an evening bottle of wine while people watching. Strait Street is a MUST – great atmosphere but no trouble. And all within a 10min walk of the apartment. Bliss.
The streets were kept exceptionally clean and everyone we spoke to was incredibly friendly.
If you're wanting some relaxation, a bit of luxury, a convenient location, lots of space and a true Maltese experience, then Felix Street is definitely for you. Ian has been a pleasure to deal with and was happy to answer all our questions ahead of our visit. His correspondence is prompt and clear, and we felt reassured throughout. We were pleased with the appropriate price for our week's stay and will most definitely be going back to Ian's apartment in the future.
19 Apr 2013
"Excelent location, stunning apartment"
Just returned from a very pleasant week in Malta, blessed with fantastic weather, which was just the ticket after our long winter. Located on the second floor of an 18th century building, the apartmen… More
24 Mar 2013
"Location Location Location"
Recently returned from a wonderful week's stay in the Felix Street apartment.Chosen after seeing it as the top place to stay in Valletta on Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. The whole bookin… More
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