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Palazzo San Pawl, Hompesch suite Apartment

1bedroom
4sleeps
 min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

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

Description from owner

Description

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

Hompesch apartment-suite provides spacious accommodation located 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.

The apartment-suite is also accessible via a private lift entrance.

Further details

* Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Further details indoors

The apartment-suite surrounds an internal courtyard with a wrought iron balcony overlooking it, and consists of a living room with a functional fireplace,

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

Hompesch apartment-suite provides spacious accommodation located 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.

The apartment-suite is also accessible via a private lift entrance.

Further details

* Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Further details indoors

The apartment-suite 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 fans. The bedroom has an air-conditioner.

Location description from owner

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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Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
  • 1 en suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Will consider

  • Long term lets (over 1 month)
  • Corporate bookings

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Norman S
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
20 May 2016
Years listed:
7
Based in:
Malta

Languages spoken: English, French, German, Italian

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

Reviewed 6 Jun 2014

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!

“Comfort and Convenience”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2014

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!

“Wonderfull house and patio, perfectly located”

Reviewed 20 Jun 2013

We enjoyed our stay! In any case! The location is very close to the centre of valetta, to nice restaurants and the palace of the knights. It is quiet and the flats are furnished tastfully. It hase also a roofterrace with a spectacular view. The ownercoulpe is very kind and helpful. The only thing we disliked was the mosquitos- but thats always the problem by the sea.

Thank you for your great review about us!

“EXCELLENT. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2012

We were eagerly anticipating our apartment (Hompetch) after poring over the info on the website and I have to say we were not disappointed. It exceeded expectations! Wonderful renovation of an old property that kept the grandeur of the building. The apartment was beautifully furnished and dressed, but was still extremely comfortable and easy to 'live in'. A lot of thought has gone into making visitors feel at home. I especially liked the hand mirror in the bathroom, the extension lead and the large mugs! Both Norman and Micheal were helpful and informative when approached, but, even though this is their home, were not obvious with their presence. The apartments are wonderfully placed in Valletta, just off the main streets and minutes from the bus station. (You must buy a weeks ticket for euro 12.00 and see the island). Valletta is quiet at night - just restaurants and small bars - just what we wanted.

“Ein Paradies auf Erden !!!”

Reviewed 29 Mar 2012

Die Lage ist perfekt, ruhig und zugleich nur Minuten vom Dom und Zentrum entfernt . Die Wohnungen sind sehr geschmackvoll und individuell eingerichtet. Ein Highlight ist die herrliche Dachterrasse , von der man einen tollen Ausblick auf den Hafen hat. Norman und Michael sind die besten Gastgeber, die man sich denken kann. Der Aufenthalt in Valletta ist für uns so ein unvergessliches Erlebnis gewesen und wir können diesen Palazzo wirklich nur weiterempfehlen, besser gehts nicht !!!

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