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Dahlet Gnien Is-sultan, Grand Harbour, Valletta

Apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Valletta, Malta

From £713 per week

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Apartment to rent in Valletta, Malta

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Washing machine
  • Near supermarket

Apartment overview - owner's description

Stylish and spacious waterfront self-catering apartment with a breathtakingly beautiful 180-degree panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and Three Cities

Our stylish and spacious waterfront self-catering apartment has a breathtakingly beautiful 180 degree panoramic view of the Grand Harbour and Three Cities. The apartment is situated at Dahlet Gnien is-Sultan ("the site of the Sultans Garden") beneath the bastions of Valletta and is a 2-minute stroll from the heart of the Old City. It sleeps up to 8 people (one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and two double sofa beds), has a well equipped kitchen with brand new appliances, washing machine/ironing facilities, bath/shower room plus separate second guest toilet, air-conditioning/heating, separate TV lounge/study area with cable TV, harbour view balcony, a telephone (for use with Easyline phone cards - a prepaid phone card available from most newsagents or Maltacom outlets) and a roof garden for sunbathing. There is street parking directly outside in a quiet cul-de-sac in a historic residential area. Parking outside the building will require parking tickets but there is a large 'park n ride' car park in nearby Floriana designed to keep traffic out of lovely Valletta, which is small enough to be explored on foot. The nearest bar is the delightful George's Bar (about 100 yards from apartment) where you will receive a 10% if you say you are a guest at our apartment. George's is famous for the jazz nights they hold every Friday during the summer months, with the steps outside the bar bedecked with cushions and candles as jazz lovers sit listening to local bands against the backdrop of the night view across the Grand Harbour. Magical!


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49 out of 52 people recommend staying here

Friends from Bois-guillaume, France Nov 2017

L'appartement est parfaitement situé au coeur de La Valette, à proximité des quais et du centre ville. L'acceuil de Sandra est sympathique. Nous avons opté
pour la formule aéroport-appartement par le taxi proposé par la propriétaire. Très pratique pour ne pas perdre de temps dans le cadre
d'un wek-end prolongé. L'appartement dispose d'une belle vue sur le port. La literie est confortable. La cuisine est très "vintage"
avec ses meubles verts en Formica des années 70 !
Nous ne sommes pas d'accord avec les critiques émises dans un avis récent. Certes, il ne s'agit pas d'un appartement luxueux, les
équipements sont simples, l'ameublement ancien et un peu hétéroclite mais le
rapport qualité-prix est parfaitement justifié. Nous le conseillons donc à tous ceux qui ne dispose pas de voiture et veulent
visiter La Valette à pied.
Au registre des petites critiques : immeuble ancien, donc sonore (on entend les voisins) et le bruit de quelques voitures qui
klaxonnent tôt le matin se répercutent sur les grandes et magnifiques murailles qui bordent la rue. Or, les 2 chambres donnent sur la rue...
Par ailleurs, la terrasse qui figure dans l'annonce n'est pas directement accessible de l'appartement,
il faut emprunter l'escalier de l'immeuble et monter 2 étages. Pas très pratique pour aller prendre l'apéritif et
profiter de la très belle vue là-haut.
La perfection n'étant pas de ce monde, nous recommandons ce logement bien sympathique !

The apartment is perfectly located in the heart of Valletta, close to the quays and the city center. The welcome of Sandra is nice. We have chosen
for the airport-apartment formula by the taxi proposed by the owner. Very practical not to waste time in the frame
of an extended wek-end. The apartment has a beautiful view of the harbor. The bedding is comfortable. The kitchen is very "vintage"
with its green furniture in Formica 70s!
We do not agree with the criticisms issued in a recent opinion. Of course, this is not a luxury apartment, the
facilities are simple, the furnishings old and a little heterogeneous but the
price-performance ratio is perfectly justified. We therefore advise anyone who does not have a car and want
visit Valletta on foot.
In the register of small reviews: old building, so sound (we hear the neighbors) and the sound of some cars that
honk early in the morning reverberate on the large and beautiful walls that line the street. The 2 rooms overlook the street ...
In addition, the terrace in the advertisement is not directly accessible from the apartment,
you have to take the stairs of the building and go up 2 floors. Not very convenient for an aperitif and
enjoy the beautiful view up there.
Perfection is not of this world, we recommend this accommodation very nice!

Reply from Debra

Thanks very much Marie-Pascale. I've always been careful to advertise my apartment as being in a residential area and therefore you live as the locals do when you stay with me. It's not like a luxury 5-star hotel; it's a comfortable family home which happens to have one of the best views in Malta!

Thanks again.


Couple from Voorschoten, Netherlands Nov 2017

We loved the location right next to the old town of Valletta, the privacy, the view from the balcony and kitchen window, and the pleasant and clean entrance and common areas.
What was disappointing though was that the interior of the apartment itself was rough and ready. The “bedside lamps” in the twin bedroom were just naked long-life bulbs in scruffy fittings with no lampshades. The coffee table in the breakfast area was so rickety it wobbled every time we touched it. The quilts in the wardrobes (we had to use them as the nights were chilly) were dirty and stained and didn’t smell too nice. No matter how careful we were, the shower leaked all over the floor and had to be mopped every morning. The reason for this is that the plastic seal along the bottom of the shower screen is aged, mouldy and doesn’t fit right into the corner any more.
We were also very disappointed when we were told that the area of the roof terrace with the view over the harbour was not for our use. We were allowed to peek at the view briefly, but the area we could use was on the road side of the roof, from where there was no view. The two orange loungers we were shown we could use were spattered with black mould. There were a white plastic table and chairs in the corner – behind someone else’s washing. So we didn’t use the roof at all. There was nothing to see.
The house the apartment is in is in a cul de sac, but it is a really busy street from early morning as drivers start at 5am to bag the sought-after places in the small car park at the end of the road. If you’re a light sleeper, you’ll need ear plugs.
(Would like to be able to attach photos with this review.)

Reply from Debra

Hi Adrienne,

Wow! I've never had a review like yours before. However, we do take customer feedback very seriously so I will try to respond to each of your points in good faith.

I know about the bedside lampshades in the twin beds room. Unfortunately, the children of the guests immediately before broke both of them. I was a bit heartbroken about this as they were unique - glass tubes that were graded from deep orange up to yellow that looked amazing when lit. Sandra, our caretaker, spent some days trying to replace an exact match but unfortunately this has not been possible. The new lampshades are similar but not as special as the ones before.

Coffee table in kitchen? We don't have one, so I'm not sure what you mean by this.

All quilts on the beds are new last year. These are all kept in the linen cupboards in the main hall. Perhaps you got mixed up and used the old spare quilts which we've hung onto tucked away in a cupboard (just in case people feel they want two quilts on their bed in winter)? Nobody has used these in years, especially since we had the new heating system installed. I know in summer Sandra often makes up the beds with just the sheets and duvet covers but she should have told you where to find the correct duvets if you felt you needed one. However, I will tell her to give the old quilts a wash just in case future guests make the same mistake.

Regarding the shower seal, thank you. This was replaced last year when I had to buy this as a spare part in England. Fortunately I bought two at the same time, so I'll get Victor the handyman to look at whether it needs replacing again.

Regarding the sunloungers, thank you. These, too, are only one year old. I'll get Sandra, our caretaker, to check on their condition.

I'm always careful to tell people the roof space is shared with one set of neighbours. We have the larger side of the roof for our use, but until now our neighbours have been fine if guests wander over to drink in the full view of the harbour. I'm a bit disturbed anyone only "allowed to peek at the view briefly" and will investigate. Yes, the apartment is in a residential area but it is generally very quiet. I've never heard of 5am traffic to the car park around the corner. Again, I'll ask Sandra if there has been any special activity in the locality recently that I don't know about.

Thanks for all your feedback. I have taken it on board and will set about fixing whatever elements it's in my power to fix.

Friends from Waltham Cross, United Kingdom Oct 2017

The best thing about Debra's beautiful flat is the location - in the absolute heart of Valletta's old town.
The other best thing is the spectacular view over the Grand Harbour from the balcony and from the kitchen - it made washing up a pleasure!
I was there with two friends and won the sofa bed option but there was no problem with that - the facilities are all there, plenty of towels too which was nice compared with some other places that can be quite stingy on that front.
We were only there for 3 nights but very much hope to return for a slightly longer stay next time - Highly recommended!

Reply from Debra

Thank you, Marcia. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime. I love your comment about the view making even the washing-up a pleasure. I know exactly what you mean! That view is phenomenal, isn't it - I never tire of it myself.

Friends from Dewsbury, United Kingdom Aug 2017

Lovely apartment, ideal for the 5 of us. It was great that the TV room with sofa bed could be turned into separate bedroom.
Stunning view out of the living room window.
Close to centre of Valletta & restaurants & bars, especially if you use the lift (€1).
Thank you for arranging pickup for the 5 of us in one vehicle from the airport, but unfortunately the transport did not turn up at 5:30 am for the return journey & we had to walk to taxi rank at bus station to get to airport.

Reply from Debra

Oh my goodness, Sarah - I'm so sorry you were let down over your return journey to the airport. I cannot imagine what has gone wrong, the car firm is so reliable I have literally never heard of this situation before. But it's awful - I'm always terrified of missing flights myself so something like this would worry me enormously if it happened to me.

Usually what happens is our guests tell the driver who picks them up at the airport at the start of their holiday which day and what time they need to return to the airport and the car is there waiting outside for them at the right time. Did that not happen with you? The driver should have prompted you for that information if you didn't offer it. I will investigate what's happened, but meanwhile please accept my apologies.

Glad you had a great time up until then!

Family from Havant, United Kingdom Aug 2017

We enjoyed our stay and were well looked after by Sandra. The apartment is in a great location and was spacious for us, a family of 4, with grown up children. We loved the view, so it was a shame that the heat of the August sun at the time made it less comfortable to enjoy the roof terrace, which is situated up a flight of stairs. Thank you for our stay and the complimentary water bottles provided.
P.S. A guest book to pass on tips and hints to future travellers would have been helpful to us.

Reply from Debra

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Good idea about the guest book - we keep a good supply of local leaflets on things to see and do, but I never thought guests might also like to pass on their recommendations to the next visitors.

Friends from Genova, Italy Aug 2017

My friends and I stayed in this apartment very well. The apartment was clean and equipped with everything you needed. Sheets, towels and everything you need to cook and wash. Contact with the owner has always been kind and costant.

I highly recommend staying at this property.

Reply from Debra

Thanks Serena! Your comments are appreciated.

12 other reviews

Name: Ada and her 3 sisters Email: Country: HOLLAND Date: 12 Sep 2011 14:49:44 GMT Comment: Thank you Debra for the nice apartement in Valletta. Sandra took good care of us. Malta and Gozo are lovely islands. We had a great time and will recommend it!

Name: Ada and her 3 sisters Email: Welcome Page: Country: HOLLAND Date: 12 Sep 2011 14:49:44 GMT Comment: Thank you Debra for the nice apartement in Velletta. Sandra took goed care of us. Malta and Gozo are lovely islands. We had en great time and will recommand it!

Name: Ada and her 3 sisters Email: Welcome Page: Country: HOLLAND Date: 12 Sep 2011 14:49:44 GMT Comment: Thank you Debra for the nice apartement in Velletta. Sandra took goed care of us. Malta and Gozo are lovely islands. We had en great time and will recommand it!

Name: Wolfgang Schulz Comment: We have been pleased with your apartment and spent good days on the island. As a regular on the island I can recommend your apartment to others and even may use it on one of my next stays. Thank you very much for your hospitality. Wolfgang

Name: Kate Young Email: Comment: Sending you this from a wet and cold Scotland to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your beautiful Valetta apartment - it was wonderfully relaxing and we did enjoy watching all the ships entering and leaving the wonderful Grand Harbour. Well certainly recommend the flat to people we know back here in the frozen north. In the meantime, may we take the opportunity to wish you and all those close to you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful 2008. Kate and Willie Dundee, Scotland

Name: Gwen David Comment: We have just spent a week in your wonderful flat and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The holiday was a surprise 50th birthday present for my husband who is particularly interested in the Knights of St John and being so central in Valletta was a huge bonus. The views from the balcony are amazing and the flat itself it very well equipped and comfortable. I would recommend it to anyone!! Many thanks!!

Name: Vanessa C Email:  Comment: Had a wonderful time and such good hospitality from Sandra the caretaker. We will consider going again and staying in the apartment which is so central and in such a beautiful location. Valetta is a unique place. I recommend it!

Name: Catherine M Shaw Comment: This apartment is in the most perfect location to enjoy the atmospheric and historic Valletta and surrounding areas. Very comfortable, user friendly, spacious, clean one of the best views of water and fort. Great to explore the whole island from too and hospitality exceeded expectations. Im going again...

as the description.

Name: Julie and Geoff Maclean Date: 22 Feb 2009 10:26:44 GMT Comment: A particularly well equipped apartment with a stunning view and within walking distance of everything. We really loved our week in your apartment especially as the weather was sunny but unseasonably cold and we felt so smug listening to other people complaining of their cold hotels when we were as warm as toast. I understand you are having the already comfortable apartment further improved after our departure. A brighter reading light for those of us with older eyes would have completed the picture. Many thanks to Sandra, George and the handyman...we would fuse the lights!!!

Comment: A great apartment in a wonderful location. It was everything we expected and was very clean, spacious and well appointed. Sandra the caretaker is wonderful and overall we were very impressed! We will be going back again next year and would recommend this apartment to anyone. Thank you for a great holdiay! Davie and Linda

Reply from Debra

Hi David and Linda,
Many thanks for your comments - I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday with us. You left this note on our website so I copied it here but now I understand you've also sent this review through the villarenters system. So it will appear twice. Oh well, that should confuse everyone!

Name: John Dudley Email: 28 Jul 2005 16:39:53 GMTComment: This is a superb apartment, spacious, comfortable,fully equipped, and with a wonderful view over the harbour of Valletta. We found it ideal, because we wanted to be in Valletta, where there is a lot to see, and at the same time the apartment is only ten minutes' walk from the bus station where the buses depart to every part of Malta. In addition, there is a very kind caretaker who is extremely helpful.Name: Gina Langton Email: gina@roseisaroseisarose.comDate: 20 Sep 2005 22:21:13 GMTComment: The view from the apartment has to be unbeatable. We had a lovely time. The caretaker was enormously helpful and kind. We will definitely go back!Name: Val Rogers Email: val@mainstream-broom.comDate: 8 Mar 2006 17:12:25 GMTComment: We have just had a great 12 days in Valletta. The flat is spacious and comfortable with an amazing view of the Grand Harbour. It is very well sited by the Victoria Gate so everywhere is in easy walking distance up wide shallow steps. The bus terminus is close and we used the bus to explore the island- 20c a ticket! We found an excellent restaurant along the road at Pico Wharf, an easy 10 minute stroll back. Sandra the caretaker is both helpful and friendly.Name: David Hunt Email: Date: 5 Oct 2006 08:45:50 GMTComment: My parents and I have just returned home after our fortnight in the Maltese islands. We had a week in St Lawrenz on Gozo after our stay in your superbly located apartment in Valletta. We did so enjoy our stay there. The view out over the Grand Harbour is rather special with all the activity and interest it provided. The apartment was a great base for exploring so much of Valletta and with the local buses much of the rest of the island. Re-reading Nicholas Monserrat's The Kappillan of Malta has certainly heightened our awareness of the rich history of the islands and the Grand Harbour in particular. Thank you for allowing us to arrive in the apartment early and leave late - this worked out for us very well. Sandra kindly called us on a number of occasions and it was reassuring to know there was someone there we could have called upon if needed.Name: Nick and Lyn Email: Welcome Page: Country: AUSTRALIA IP Address: Date: 19 Dec 2006 22:38:16 GMTComment: Malta was a high point of our holiday. The apartment was all we had hoped for and more. After the mayhem that is Rome and Sicily, Malta was far more relaxed; though the long lunch breaks and the laid back attitude to working hours took a bit of getting used to :-)Special thanks for letting us leave late on the last day.If we ever get back to Malta we wouldn't risk staying anywhere else. We will happily recommend the apartment to anybody we can bore with our memories and photos!

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This apartment is:

5km from the nearest beach 100m from the nearest bar 100m from the nearest restaurant 100m from the nearest supermarket 6km from Malta Luqa airport

Local activities

Boat hire 500m Climbing 10km Cycling 5km Fishing 500m Sailling 500m Scuba diving 5km Sports center 5km Swimming 500m Tennis 5km Water skiing 10km Walking 500m Wind surfing 10km

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Outside this apartment in Valletta, Malta
This apartment is in the city near a lively area and the waterfront. It has a balcony. Car hire is not necessary as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is available if required.

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Updated 11 November 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 19 February 2018 - 3 January 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 4 January - 20 December 2019: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 21 December 2019 - 3 January 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.

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  • Receive 15% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.

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2 bedrooms, Sleeps 8:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 2 double sofa beds in second lounge area next to balcony, 1 cot


1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's


DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Telephone, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Parking

Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Smoking


Average rating from 52 reviews

Private Owner From London, United Kingdom Member since May 2007

Past bookings: 237 bookings

Response rate: 100%

Response time: within 53 minutes

Last logged in: 11 days ago

Number of properties: 1

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