This apartment is the perfect place to stay in Valletta, being only 5 minutes walk into the very centre of the city, and to all of it's attractions, shops and restaurants. It is also 5 minutes from the Sliema ferry, which is very handy for shopping. You couldn't ask for a better view from the dining area AND the wrap around balcony - watch the yachts coming and going out of Marsamxett harbour, with the beautiful Manoel Island (built by the Knights of Malta) and Sliema as the backdrop. The balcony gets the sun in the later afternoon (October/November visits - we've been twice) and is the perfect place to relax after a day out. The apartment is in a charming traditional Maltese building, but is very modern inside and is comfortable and very well equipped (washer/dryer, microwave, DVD, air con, wifi etc etc) - basically everything you could need. The apartment is up a couple of flights of stairs, and Valletta is quite steep in places, but with my mildly dodgy knee I managed OK. Alexander is a great host, and the welcome treats he gives guests are most welcome (wine, bread, cookies). For food shopping you have M&S and the Wembley Store just a few minutes walk away in Valletta, or across the harbour in Sliema there is a supermarket in the shopping centre at Tigne Point. For restaurants we would definitely advise you find your way to La Mere on Merchants Street - it is our favourite restaurant in the world - no kidding! We would thoroughly recommend this apartment.