This was the apartment we stayed in for nearly two months while on the island of Malta.
It certainly won’t rival our best AirBnB experience for a couple of reasons, but we made the best out of it.
First of all, I’m not going to go into to much detail as this AirBnB will most likely disappear as the owner has recently sold it. That may be one of the reasons why it’s not the best.
The place is very spacious and from the photos looked pretty inviting.
Unfortunately the apartment was very cold and damp. The main bedroom was freezing as it had no way to get heat from the sunny days.
The lounge and kitchen pictured above were both pretty comfortable and we spent most of our time here. The kitchen was well equipped and I cooked a lot, only eating out a few times. We did find some of the best places in Qawra for coffee and enjoyed drinks most days though.
Having found mold on the ceiling and walls of the main bedroom, we moved the bed into the living room and camped out there. And never entered that bedroom until we needed to vacate the place.
With the mattress in the lounge we heated this part of the apartment as best we could. Thankfully the longer we stayed the warm the days got and in the end we didn’t need to heat up the living area anymore.
The bathroom was nearly always icy cold as it was on an outside wall with no sun.
We had a couple of portable heaters to warm the place up which helped in the tiny bathroom but not so good for the larger rooms.
This was the main bedroom of generous size but cold & damp.
The second bedroom was even bigger and had much more light as the back terrace was off of it.
Very dated style furniture in here.
The best part about this place was the two terraces, one front and one back. From 2pm we’d move from the front to the back and enjoy the warm afternoon sun here. It was more open to the wind here.
The view was not bad either from the back.
The very best part was this huge front terrace. We spent every minute we could out here. It was our own little retreat, with comfortable loungers and a table with umbrella, an ideal spot to work from.
This is the view of the street below and our local pub. In the distance we could clearly see the water and the cruise ships as they came and went from Valletta.
We would certainly chose a different place next time unless the new owner did something about the mold and put in some heating.
Having said that, most homes in Malta don’t have central heating and use the gas bottle heaters. There is a truck that drives around the neighbourhood each week delivering gas bottles which is ideal to swap out the old for new.
We did have pretty fast and stable internet the entire time which was great. The area was mostly quiet and easy to get around.
A short walk to the shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, bus station, beach etc. everything is very easy accessible. We would certainly return to Qawra or Bugibba again as we felt very comfortable here.