“Hidden Gem in Valletta” We selected this location because we wanted a self-catering city centre apartment (as opposed to one of Malta's noisy-clubby-seaside resorts) - and within easy walk of the bus station (as we didn't want the hassle of hiring a car). We selected The Old Mint Apartments primarily because of the location and the fact we like modernised historic buildings - but the roof terrace and separate balcony swayed our decision to splash out and rent the Penthouse. Good decision - we made great use of the outdoor space! As a couple travelling this time without friends or family we found the accommodation to be perfect for our needs; however, we agree with other comments regarding the second bedroom - smallish / dark / staircase / etc.. Why four stars from us? Plus points for the apartment (very helpful and friendly check-in-out / location / furnishings / layout on main floor) far outweighed the minus points (slightly damp smell when we arrived / squeaky bed / second bedroom which we didn't use anyway). Ideal for couples+one or parents and two smaller kids wanting a fab central apartment to explore the island, but not really ideal for four hefty adults or those with mobility problems. Top tips - book the transfer offered on the website from the airport to Old Mint - the airport taxi we used was useless and abandoned us a kilometre away from the building. If you are making your own way the web directions are inadequate - ask for better directions and the house number! We found Malta a very realistically priced Eurozone country to visit (April 2012) and the quality of restaurants in Valletta very good - the Maltese like their food!
“The only bad thing I can say, was that our stay was too short!!” From the beginning you could tell that this would be something special. Patrick greeted us as we arrived, went over the apartment meticulously. There were special touches everywhere, a fruit basket, milk in the fridge and even a bottle of wine --- very nice, and welcoming, especially since we arrived empty handed. Then we toured the roof top -- magnificent views in all directions. When we visit Malta again, we hope Patrick A. will have a room for us!!