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Palazzo San Pawl

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 46 reviews

Inner courtyard open to the sky full of plants

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The Palazzo is located barely a 100m from the Co-Cathedral of St. John's housing the biggest masterpiece by Caravaggio. Living in Valletta is like living in an open air museum, perfect for culture seekers who would truly like to discover this world heritage city.

A spacious apartment situated on the first floor of a beautifully and lovingly restored Valletta Palazzo. The building is nearly 400 years old and was originally built by the Sovereign Military Order of Jerusalem (Knights of Malta), it is very centrally located just round the corner from the Co-Cathedral of St.Johns and very close to all amenities.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Gnejna beach 12 km
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: Luqa airport 6 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ
Further details indoors

The apartment has just been renovated and surrounds an internal courtyard with a wrought iron balcony overlooking it, and consists of a living room with a functional fireplace, a large bedroom with a king size bed and a modern bathroom en suite (large shower) with a separate small kitchen.

The apartment has central heating throughout (except in kitchen), cable TV and wireless internet. The rooms have ceiling fan. Additional accommodation can be provided in the living room at an extra cost of 20€ /night (double sofa bed) - will need to have access to en-suite bathroom.

Further details outdoors

One has use of the shared roof terrace which is accessed directly by means of a lift from the apartment. Once on the roof top terrace one has spectacular views of the grand harbour and of the 3 cities. There is a shaded area and you can also dine here, or sunbathe! There is a seperate BBQ area.

Further details

* Welcome pack provided on arrival.

* Courtyard is shared with the owners of the house who live on the top floors of the palazzo and will be on hand to answer any questions or problems that might arise.

The Island of Malta region

A Holiday in Malta is like stepping back in time, there are several world heritage sights that are the oldest known human structures in the world. It is not only the people and the history but also the architecture which gives Malta its appeal.

10 reasons why you should take a holiday in Malta:

#1 The Climate

Malta Weather > Superb climate.

Malta has a superb climate, the sun shines almost all year round, with temperatures reaching above 30 degrees in summer and hardly ever falling below 15 degrees in winter!

#2 History & Culture

History of Malta > Ancient cultures.

The Maltese islands have been touched by the most influential ancient cultures. What makes them so unique is that their history unfolds before your eyes at every corner, from ancient ruins, and cart ruts to Forts and Palaces; there is something to please everyone

#3 Safety

Malta Flights > Low crime rate.

One important factor about Malta is that the island is a very safe place to be, its crime rate is one of the lowest in Europe. Flying to Malta is also easy and safe to do.

#4 Centre of the Mediterranean

Malta Tours > Extend your trip.

Because of its great location, holidaying in Malta can be an extension of a trip elsewhere, a quick stopover or a week or so to soak in the culture and sights.

#5 Communication

Maltese Language > English speaking.

The wonderful thing about Malta is that most people speak English as well as Maltese, which makes life easy for any traveller in a new country.

#6 A piece of Malta

Malta Property > Island treasures.

Not only will you be able to explore and enjoy the island but you will also be able to purchase a number of local products to remind you of your stay, from lace and honey to pottery and glass. People are even going to the extent of buying property!

#7 Cuisine

Malta Restaurants > Hobz biz-zejt.

If you like to experiment with various traditional meals, there are a number of local dishes that are worth trying like fenkata (rabbit stew), Bragoli (beef stew in tomato sauce), Hobz biz-zejt (bread with oil and tomato) and if you have a sweet tooth, Helwa is a must!

#8 Size

Size of Malta > Enchanting and intimate.

Malta is the largest of the 3 islands that constitute the archipelago, it is 122 sq miles, and is an independent country yet because of its size, it remains enchanting and intimate. The best way to get round the island is definitely by car, although the local bus rides are just as good.

#9 Island life

Seductive lifestyle.

Choosing Malta for your holiday will really leave you with the taste for more, the way of life is very Mediterranean and you will find yourself caught up in its seductive grip. With a wide variety of tours you will be able to get a good insight into the history.

#10 The People

The People > Friendly and hospitable.

The ease of daily life is reflected in the expressive faces and relaxed nature of the locals. They are friendly and hospitable and hold a certain charm about them.

For such a small island there is an immense amount of history surrounding it. Here is a brief look at what has happened through the ages from ancient times to the present day.

It is thought that the first settlers made their way to Malta from Sicily bringing with them basic tools for survival. There is also evidence of pygmy hippos and deer from Africa that suggest that settlers may have come from far and wide.

It was during the copper age that the temples were thought to have been constructed, with recent research suggesting that they are 1000 years older than the Pyramids of Giza.

Over time Malta became home to new groups of people, including the Phoenicians. Its central location and harbours were of great use for their trade. This is where the name Malta derived, its original name Malet, meaning shelter. The Phoenicians were the founders of the race as it is today due to their integration with the native inhabitants of the island.

During the Punic Wars, Malta, fell into the hands of the Carthaginians and Romans. During this time, the Romans, made Malta well known in the Roman World through its production of textiles. In 60 A.D., St Paul was shipwrecked on the island and consequently converted the local people to Christianity.

When the Roman Empire was failing, the Arabs took over Malta, for over 200 years.

The Normans followed with a takeover of Malta in 1090. Malta was faced with feudal times until the Knights of St John, who were thrown out of Rhodes, were granted Malta as their new home. They were to call themselves The Knights of Malta.

It wasn't long before the Turks attempted an invasion on Malta that was to be known as The Great Siege. During this time great, fortified cities were built to protect the islands.

In 1798 Napoleon took over the island with ease and the Knights fled. This caused the Maltese to revolt against the French using British assistance. The British took over Malta, and transformed the island into a Naval base. This meant that Malta became the target of much abuse during World War 2, bombs destroyed many historical buildings, the island was left in pieces.

It was on the 15th of April 1942 that Malta was awarded the George Cross for civilian bravery. Britain's highest award was presented to the entire population of the Maltese Islands.

It wasn't until 1964, after 100 years of British rule, that the islands were granted independence and eventually became a Republic in 1974. A president was elected for the country, which had become a Parliamentary Democracy.

Since becoming an Independent Country, Malta has thrived, it's main source of income coming from tourism. Malta became a member of the EU on the 1st of May 2004.

Valletta

Valletta, Malta’s capital and a World Heritage site, is nothing short of an open-air museum. It is a living experience of Baroque architecture, a monument donated by the Knights of St John nearly five centuries ago. Throughout the years, Valletta has welcomed emperors, heads of state, artists and poets and is now the permanent seat of the Maltese government.

Dotted with quaint cafés and wine bars, the city is today one of Malta’s main tourist attractions, hosting among others, the majestic St John’s Co- Cathedral, the imposing bastions and a treasure of priceless paintings. It also provides a stunning snapshot of Malta’s Grand Harbour, often described as the most beautiful in the Mediterranean.

The city’s unique setting nowadays plays host to a series of cultural events, from theatre in English, to concerts by leading opera singers.

A hive of business activity during the day, the city switches to a slower gear for the night. Use it to your advantage to get away from the noise and take a stroll to admire the magic of the fortified capital amplified by the gentle lighting. Admire the bastion walls, the dense clusters of worn limestone buildings, the timber balconies, and imposing Churches.

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16 Nov 2014

5/5

"Sensitively restored town house, with sea views from beautiful roof terrace"

We spent 10 days in the Pinto Suite in this authentically restored town house. Our charming hosts are to be congratulated on their attention to detail, both to their beautiful house and to their gues… More

We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you back! We also really appreciate your great review! Thank you!

10 Oct 2014

5/5

"perfect position, perfect view, beautiful apartment and charming host"

We stayed with our 11 year old son in the Lascaris basement apartment. The building has been beautifully renovated and decorated by the owners. Walking through the front door is just a first taste of … More

Thank you Alison! Love your review!

6 Oct 2014

5/5

"Essence of Malta and Knights of Malta"

My wife and I recently spent three nights in the Hompesch Suite, at Palazza San Pawl - this historic building has been beautifully restored to create an atmosphere which captures the essence of Malta … More

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review about us! looking forward to welcoming you again for a longer stay!

2 Oct 2014

5/5

"Perfect stay in Valletta at the Palazzo San Pawl!"

We stayed at the palazzo San Pawl in Valletta for eight nights in September as we were both attending a conference at the Old University of Malta. My partner needed to be close to the venue so that we… More

Dear Tore & Patricia, thank you so much for making the effort and writing such a beautiful review! We both really appreciate it!

10 Aug 2014

5/5

"Perfect location in Valetta"

Excellent location both for exploring Valetta and very handy for the bus terminal as we used public transport throughout our stay in Malta (and Gozo). The property is lovely with a wonderful roof gar… More

Thank you for your review! we greatly appreciate your compliments!

24 Jul 2014

5/5

"Hidden behind an unassuming door..."

Hidden behind an unassuming door on a street in Valletta are Michael and Norman's delightful apartments, places to rest and recover from your explorations in Malta. The apartments overlook a love… More

We really appreciate your great review of our property! Thank you!

17 Jun 2014

5/5

"Happy and warm in Homespech and Valetta"

My husband and I spent 1 month (the last week of January and 3 weeks in Feb) at the Palazzo San Pawl. I am writing the review in June because I was checking my Tripadvisor contributions (am now writin… More

Dear Catherine, You have left me speechless! Thank you so much for such a great review of our property! We really appreciate your contribution! and you are always welcome to return!

6 Jun 2014

5/5

"Comfort and Convenience"

Palazzo San Pawl is a lovely, clean, quiet house in Valletta located in a very convenient part of that city. Only 5 minutes walk to the town centre (with many interesting restaurants and shops there) and about 10 minutes from the central bus station.
Our apartment (the Hompesch Suite) was very roomy, furnished comfortably and decorated with local glassware and ceramics and beautiful antiques. Norman and Michael were our hosts and both men responded to our every request promptly - from the first email contact we had with them right through to the end of our stay.
Palazzo San Pawl was a welcoming retreat at the end of a long day of fascinating sightseeing - like a home away from home. An enjoyable stay in so many ways.

Dear Michele, Thank you for your lovely review of our property we really appreciate it!

6 Jun 2014

5/5

"Palazzo San Pawlo - Friendly welcome, spacious apartments and great location."

This was the second time we have at stayed at the Palazzo San Pawl and again we were not disappointed. We have now stayed in the Del Monte and Homespech apartments, both of which are fantastic. For the same price as a hotel room you get a spacious apartment with wi-fi, television, DVD etc. Walk-in showers and kitchen facilities with welcome pack of bread, milk etc just helps get your feet under the table! Norman and Michael are very welcoming, helpful and informative hosts.

Thank you much for your great review of our property! much appreciated!

6 Jun 2014

5/5

"Location, Location, Location"

We have just spent four weeks in the most magnificent apartment. From the time we were collected at the airport till our departure, we were graciously looked after by Michael and Norman. The apartment… More

Thank you so much for your great review. we both really appreciate your effort!

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Calendar last updated:18 Nov 2014

Based in Malta

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian