Holiday Apartment in Victoria
About the home
This one bedroom apartment with open country views is situated in a peaceful area of Victoria, but still within walking distance of all amenities and attractions. Being situated in the centre of the island, it is an ideal base to explore Gozo by car, as well as for walking or hiking holidays to explore the surrounding beautiful countryside, villages and bays.
It consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with a comfortable sofa bed that easily sleeps two small children or one adult.
-the kitchen is equipped with everything needed for a holiday including, cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, toaster and washing machine/dryer.
-TV with cable TV channels in English, Italian and Maltese, a DVD player, a telephone and a small collection of books for you to enjoy.
- Free Wi-fi
The air-conditioned double bedroom has plenty of storage space, linen, towels and warm bedding and a bathroom with shower.
This apartment is located within a large townhouse but has its own separate private entrance from the main road. There is ample parking space in front of the apartment.
Ideal for a couple, but can cater for up to 3 adults; or for 2 adults and 2 small children comfortably.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Marsalforn, 2km|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Minimum stay of 3 nights.
No smoking allowed indoors- ash trays provided for those who wish to smoke outdoors.
No pets please.
The Island of Gozo region
Gozo is the second largest island of the Maltese Archipelago. The climate consists of warm summers and mild winters and this makes it an ideal holiday destination at any time of the year. Gozo has a varied geology with typical flat-topped hills.
The population of this island is over 31000 people which amounts to one-twelfth of the overall population of Malta, with Gozo covering approximately one-third of the area of mainland Malta. This means that the island of Gozo is not overpopulated, and therefore greener and quite more peaceful.
Places of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Victoria and its attractions
- the Dwejra bay area including the Azure window, inland sea, fungus rock, and the Blue Hole (voted one of Europe's top 10 diving sites)
- Ta' Pinu Basilica
- Ramla Bay and Calypso Cave
- Ggantija temples: a megalithic temple complex erected during the Copper Age (c. 3,600-2,500 B.C.)
- Ta'Cenc: one of the few remaining tracts of open countryside left in the Maltese Islands. An area of outstanding scenic beauty, it is also a vital habitat for dwindling communities of rare plants and animals.
-several wonderful bays for swimming are found around the island.
Considering that Gozo has an area of 67 square kms with a length of 14 kms and width of 7 kms, all areas of Gozo are within easy walking /driving distance from it's centre-Victoria.
The Victoria, Gozo area
This apartment is a short walk to the centre of the town of Victoria which is the capital city of Gozo. Since Victoria is in the centre of the island, the location of the apartment is an ideal base to explore the surrounding island. Every beach, village or attraction is only a short drive away and due to the small size of the island, everywhere can be reached on foot for those who prefer walking. The main bus station is only a short walk up the road.
VICTORIA includes both the Citadel, the ancient city of the Island, as well as Rabat, the old suburb of the Citadel. There are many places of historical and cultural interest in Victoria and a visit to the Citadel is considered a must. From these fortifications one can enjoy a superb view of the whole Island. Within the Citadel there is the beautiful St. Mary's Cathedral and the Law Courts, as well as the Cathedral Museum, the Gozo Museum of Archaeology, the Folklore Museum, the Citadel Armoury, the Folklore Museum, the Old Prison, and the Natural Science Museum.
In Victoria there is an open market in Independence square that shares the square with several open air cafes, as well as the magnificent St.George's Basilica and other churches. A web of narrow streets around St. George's Basilica are the oldest in town and are worth a walk around. There are also all amenities in Victoria including the bus station, shops, restaurants, banks and grocery stores.
There are two major feasts in the centre of Victoria which are the feast of St. George in July and the week long celebrations of the feast of Assumption of the Virgin Mary, with the main day of festivities being on the 15th of August. These feasts are characterised by church functions, band marches in the streets, horse racing, decorations, lights and wonderful fireworks displays.
The apartment is also a 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive to MARSALFORN, which is the most popular summer resort on the Island. Here there are many restaurants that cater to any taste as well as a sandy and pebbly beach and rocky platforms to swim from. From here one can also take a boat cruise around Gozo or to Comino island. There are also a diving school offering a variety of diving destinations.
How to get there
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Getting to Malta:
Many airlines provide service to Malta International Airport including Air Malta, British Airways, Lufthansa, Emirates and budget airlines such as Ryanair, Easyjet, Click Air, German Wings and Volare Airways etc.
How to get to Gozo:
There are several options to get to Cirkewwa harbor from Luqa airport:
• There is a public bus service to Cirkewwa. You would need to catch the bus (no 8) from the Airport to the City of Valletta, from Valletta you board another bus to the port of Cirkewwa.
• I also found this website that offers private transfers www.maltatransfer.com from 7 Euro. You might want to check it out.
• Taxi service is available 24 hours a day from Malta International Airport to any destination in Malta. Fixed rates are applicable and pre-paid tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth inside the Welcomers' Hall on Arrivals. Rate to Cirkewwa is around €32 to €34
• There are several international car rental companies that have booking offices at Malta International Airport, situated inside the Welcomers’ Hall. Please visit the Malta International Airport website for further details.
If you would prefer to rent a car or bike in Gozo please let us know and we will be able to guide you on which places rent cars/bikes.
Ferry to and from Gozo:
The ferry to Gozo which departs from Cirkewwa is operated by the Gozo Channel Company - for timetable enquiries and price lists visit: www.gozochannel.com. Crossing takes around 25 minutes.
Once to get to Mgarr harbor, if you do not have your own car, we can pick you up and take you to the apartment free of charge at most times. Just let us know in advance if you require this service.
Activities near Victoria, Gozo
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
02 Apr 2013
The owners were very nice, greeting us when we arrived! There was even a few items in the kitchen to tie us over until we could get to the grocery store. The location was excellent, being in the center and near a great supermarket! The apartment was also very clean and the wifi was exactly what I needed in order to work. We would definitely stay there again and will pass the word around!
23 Jan 2013
A spotless bijou apartment with every modern convenience that you could ask for.
5 mins walk to a large supermarket.
2mins walk to bus stop.
10 mins walk into Victoria town centre.
Absolutely lovely and helpful hosts,Dolores and Sam,just next door as an added bonus.
Would not hesitate in recommending this lovely apartment, which is in a beautiful and peaceful location,.to my friends and family.
29 Oct 2012
The apartment has everything you need to enjoy your stay including air-con, fridge, washing machine/dryer etc and kept in clean condition. Nice quiet area so was able to get a good nights... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 3|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Mid||1 Mar 13||16 May 13||€ 300||€ 45||€ 45||3 Nights|
|Mid/high||16 May 13||1 Jul 13||€ 330||€ 50||€ 50||3 Nights|
|High||1 Jul 13||1 Aug 13||€ 390||€ 60||€ 60||3 Nights|
|Peak||1 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||€ 420||€ 65||€ 65||3 Nights|
|Mid||1 Sep 13||30 Oct 13||€ 320||€ 50||€ 50||3 Nights|
|Low||1 Nov 13||28 Feb 14||€ 270||€ 40||€ 40||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
We accept payments by bank transfer or by cheque in Euros.
A 25% non- refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
Remaining balance can be paid on the day of arrival.
Check in: 3pm. Check out on day of departure is at 12:00 noon. Please contact owner if you would like to check in or check out at a different time than that specified. We try to accomodate our guests whenever possible, however at times it is impossible due to overlap of stays.
Please Note: A supplement applies for Christmas, Easter, Carnival and feasts/holidays. Ask owner for details.
---We offer a free welcome pack upon arrival for stays of 7 nights or more.
---We offer free pick up from Mgarr harbour at most times. Please inform owner if you require this
---Prices are inclusive of linen and towels, and water and electricity costs.Book
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