The Admiral's Suite
£95 / night£665 / week
About the home
The house is located on Battery street, within the baroque walled city of Valletta. Perched on St Anthony's bastion, the house commands spectacular views over the Grand Harbour. The key, since time immemorial, to Malta's strategic importance, this harbour was made famous once again during the second world war when it was home to the British Empire's Mediterranean fleet. Though on the water's edge, Battery street is also a stone's throw from the main historical attractions within this World Heritage city.
The historic capital city of Valletta is a cultural gem packed with baroque churches, museums, auberges and other architectural masterpieces. Built by the Grand Master La Vallette following his victory over the Ottomans in the Great Siege of 1565, this city is a monument to the splendour of a bygone age when the aristocratic order of the Knights of St John ruled the island of Malta.
Valletta is alive with bars, restaurants and cafe's and there is enough culture to keep the keenest vulture occupied for several holidays. However, the rest of Malta is also well worth exploring and can be reached easily from Valletta either by car or by bus (the main bus station is in Valletta).
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Tigne Beach Club, 2km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
It is not only the view that makes The Admiral's Suite unique. Although recently converted, historic features have been maintained and the house boasts luxuriously high ceilings supported by long wooden beams and traditional painted tile floors. Being on the water's edge the house also enjoys a pleasant Mediterranean breeze.
The apartment is kitted out with all the mod cons, but great care has been taken to preserve the character of 51 Battery Street. The furniture has all been carefully sourced from markets and antique shops across the islands and is traditional and in keeping with this historic townhouse.
The bathroom is classically decorated with marble floors and the kitchen is well equipped and overlooks the quiet and picturesque steps of Battery street.
Further details outdoors:
The entrance to the property is on the quiet steps of Battery street, which lead from St Anthony's bastions on the edge of the Grand Harbour to the Upper Barraka Gardens and Auberge de Castille (now office of the Prime Minister).
If you are using a car, public parking is readily available outside the property on St Anthony's bastions and it is usually very easy to find a parking slot. If you are using the public bus service, Malta's central bus station is just outside the main gate to Valletta, a five minute walk from the house.
We will meet you in person at the property on arrival and show you around the apartment.
You will also receive a welcome pack with key information on local facilities and a hamper with essentials like water/bread/milk and some local snacks.
Smoking is not allowed except on the balcony.
Prices are based on up to two persons sharing. As there is a sofa bed the apartment can accommodate 3/4 people, however, there is an additional charge of EUR 20 per person. Children are welcome at a rate of EUR 20 per child per night and a cot can be provided if required.
A 25% deposit (payable by bank transfer)is required to secure the booking.
A one off cleaning charge of EUR 30 and a EUR 150 security deposit held against damages of EUR 150 (deposit refundable at check out) is payable on arrival.
The Island of Malta region
Malta is a small Mediterranean island strategically located between Sicily and North Africa.
The climate is typically Mediterranean with long hot summers and relatively dry cool winters. The warm months are from April to October with July and August being the hottest (temperatures can reach 40 degrees). Winter can also be a good time to explore the islands with less tourists and a good chance of great weather- temperatures rarely fall below 10-15 degrees during the day.
Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Spanish, the Knights of St John, France under Napoleon and most recently the British have all occupied Malta. Each coloniser has left his mark on the language, culture and architecture of this unique island. This together with Malta's pleasant climate make Malta a fascinating and enjoyable holiday destination.
Valletta is a monument to the crusading, chivalric and aristocratic order of St John and there are many other attraction within easy reach of the capital, either by car or by bus.
Across the harbour from Valletta are the three cities, each a self contained walled town on its own peninsula. The yacht marina on the Cottonera waterfront in one of the creeks can be seen from the apartment. It makes a lovely walk with its bars and cafe's lining the harbour.
Mdina, an ancient walled citadel further inland was originally built by the Romans and occupied by the Arabs and Normans. It remains the seat of the Maltese nobility and is know as the silent city after its large Palaces with narrow winding streets which are in stark contrast to the wide planned baroque layout of Valletta. The Cathedral in Mdina is a baroque masterpiece and is well worth visiting.
In Attard, at the centre of the island you can explore Grand Master de Paule's summer palace. Built in the 17th century, San Anton was subsequently the British Governor's Palace and is now the residence of the President of Malta. With its wonderful formal gardens, well tended orange groves and cool baroque fountains this Palace should be on the top of your list of places to visit. If you are interested in local craft, a trip to San Anton can be tied in with a visit to Ceramika Maltija (Malta's oldest Pottery) in the old stables of the magical Villa Bologna. Ceramika Maltija is a hidden treasure as yet unspoiled by commercialism where local craftsmen turn out unique pieces of Maltese pottery. The pottery is on St Anthony Street and can be accessed through the back entrance of San Anton Palace.
The tourist office likes to describe Gozo as the Mediterranean's best kept secret. This might not be entirely true but Gozo is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of Malta and the pace of life is certainly slower and more relaxed on Malta's smaller sister island. The citadel in Gozo where locals once sought refuge from plundering Ottoman corsairs is in the centre of the island should is a perfect lunch stop. Try out Ricardo's restaurant where local specialities like Gbejniet (goats cheese) and rabbit are served in an old town house.
Gozo is also home to Ramla beach. Ramla is the largest sandy beach in Malta and Gozo. Its red sand and shallow turquoise water make it a favourite with locals and tourists alike.
Malta is also great for swimming and you will definitely need a dip if you visit in July or August. The best sandy beaches are in the north of the island (on the way to Gozo). Gnejna, Ghajn Tuffieha, Golden Sands and Mellieha are all lovely. The best rocks to swim off are Peter's Pool in the South of the Island or the Blue Grotto but there are plenty of other places equally nice but perhaps more difficult to find. Its worth carrying a map around with you!
The Valletta / Central Valletta area
Valletta is the World Heritage City capital of Malta. It is a baroque masterpiece and was built in the 16th century by the crusading order of St John.
The city is named after La Vallette, the Grand Master of the order who commissioned the building of this fortified city following the victory of the Knights of St John over their Ottoman adversaries in the Great Siege of 1565.
The Cathedral of St John's with Caravaggio's world famous masterpiece, the old Palace of the Grand Master with its armoury and tapestries and the cultural centre in St John's Cavalier are all on your doorstep and well worth visiting.
How to get there
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Airmalta, Easyjet and Ryan Air all have regular flights to Malta. Valletta is about 10 minutes away from the airport by bus (which regularly run directly to Valletta) or taxi. A taxi will cost EURO 15/20.
If you want to hire a car, I suggest you get in touch with Percius Car Hire (www.percius.com), which has been long established and is reliable.
It is also a good idea to book a taxi through them if you do not hire a car. As always in the Med, if you take a taxi from the taxi stand at the airport make sure you agree on the price before you embark!
Activities near Valletta
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
27 Apr 2013
We stayed here for 5 days and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The apartment is spacious with high ceilings and is ideal for 2 people. The bedroom is well furnished, as is the sitting... more
16 Jan 2013
This was a lovely apartment - fabulous location, stunning view. It had everything we needed plus wonderful hosts. You do need to be OK with stairs. Highly recommended!
18 Oct 2012
we were totally in love with this apartment the week we stayed it made us feel part of the valletta scene. Totally surrounded by maltese families the position of the apartment could not have been... more
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|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|All Year||1 Jan 10||31 Dec 10||£ 525||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|all year||9 Jul 11||1 Jan 12||£ 595||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|All year||1 Jan 12||1 Jan 13||£ 595||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|All year||1 Jan 13||31 Dec 13||£ 665||£ 95||£ 95||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
25% deposit to be paid by bank transfer to secure the booking.
EUR 150 refundable security deposit to be paid on arrival.
EUR 30 cleaning charge.Enquire now
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The owner is based in Malta and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2009. This apartment has received 9 reviews from previous guests.
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