Luxe appartement met gemeenschappelijk zwembad
- Engels, Frans, Italiaans
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Large, shady apartment, should be comfortable for four
Tas-Sellum is a fairly new complex of apartment buildings, about 11. It's had time to weather a little, but it's well-designed. This is a mid-level ground floor apartment in block 7. It has few windows and gets little sun, so it should be cool even without using the noisy air conditioning. It appears to have been redecorated at some point, apparently partially DIY rather than professionally, and parts of it are not quite completed - cables coming out of holes in walls with fixing plates not fixed, a small chunk missing from the wall near the door, cables dangling in a cupboard rather than fixed or hidden in trunking. They're minor niggles (you might not even notice them), and it's still a good apartment, but it would have been even better if they'd been right rather than good enough.
There's catch-up/on demand TV ('Melita NexTV') and it does work. You can see the sea from outside the door of the block, but not from the apartment itself (though it does have views of the unheated private pool, probably very pleasant in high season). There's a (bottled) gas cooker if you need it (Malta doesn't have mains gas) and a microwave.
The area Tas-Sellum is situated in has a vaguely run-down feel about it. There are a few restaurants and shops within about ten minutes walk, but unless you're going to chill at the pool with a book you really need a hire car.
Although Malta is small, it tends to take a while to get around it, so drives of 30-45 minutes aren't unusual. Valetta and the three cities are worth seeing, as is Mdina, though parking at all three is famously difficult. There's some interesting history particularly about the war, and lots of Malta is very photogenic, at its best vaguely reminiscent of Venice. There are quite a few cats wandering around outside - I gather the good folks of Malta look out for them, and I saw some of them being fed at one point.
Enjoy your stay.
BEAUTIFUL STUNNING QUIET PROPERTY
We had a beautiful week in Richards apartment, which is fully equipped for all your needs. Air con in all rooms. Great Wi-fi and tv stations available for the couple of rainy days we had. The balcony areas are a great added bonus and right beside the pool.
Richard was available all the time for any questions we had.
would highly recommend a stay here but not if you have mobility issues are the area is very hilly . Thanks for a great holiday
Fantastic Family Apartment
We (family of 4), stayed in Richard’s apartment for the last two weeks of August and I can honestly say, I can’t recommend it enough!
From the outset, we arrived at Tas Sellum and were delighted to find that Richard had left a welcome pack of food, which was so helpful to tide us over until we could get to a supermarket.
The pool is literally just outside Richard’s apartment, which was so handy for the children as they could easily dash in from the pool (which they spent so much time in!)
The pool is the middle pool of the complex, which I feel was definitely the better of the pools as it was so rarely used by others, even in peak season. The pool is a very generous size and has good sun until late into the afternoon. Sun loungers are available in the apartment.
The whole complex is incredibly well maintained with lovely planted areas, which you just don’t get the feel of from the photos.
There is constant security presence on the complex, which is reassuring but not really necessary as Mellieha is such a lovely, quiet and safe area. The complex is incredibly quiet and peaceful.
Having young children, I was a little concerned about the apartment being on the ground floor but the apartment has very secure glazing and all patio doors from the communal areas and twin bedroom face into the complex. The ground floor actually proved to be a real advantage in terms of pool accessibility.
The apartment is basically furnished but to a level we found suitable for us and the children. It was very clean.
Richard was incredibly helpful.
Restaurants at the waterfront by Mellieha bay are plentiful and easily walkable (in less than 10 minutes) and we also walked into Mellieha town a few times (around 15 minutes walk).
Parking is readily available, just a moments walk away.
I would have booked Richard’s apartment again for the same two weeks next summer but sadly we have been beaten to it!
I would definitely recommend to others with young families.
Beautiful Apartment and Friendly Host and Great Pool
We stayed for two weeks in August 2018, a party of 6, 2 adults and 4 kids. The apartment is very nicely decorated and has everything you need: fridge-freezer, hob, oven, dishwasher and washing machine. It is also fully air-conditioned in every room.There are also salt, pepper, herbs and spices. Richard, the host, also provided a comprehensive welcome pack. I would advise packing a few extra bin bags, washing machine powder and dishwasher tablets. The apartment is on the ground floor, so you can walk straight from the terrace to the pool, or sit with a beer and watch the children swim:) It is a bit of a walk to the beach - about 20-25 mins, depending how far you go along. But you can swim off the rocks a bit closer. It's very hilly, but manageable. Hiring a car makes everything a lot easier (Richard kindly offered to organise this for us, although we used Aquarius Cars as we needed a 7 seater). There are lots of buses to Mellieha, Valletta and beyond, and all around the island, they can get crowded, but aren't too bad. Luna sell cards of mutliple tickets which work out to about half the price of buying on the bus. Mellieha Bay has a few nice restaurants and there are more up in the village. There is a small supermarket in the Luna complex, just down the road, and a big ValYou supermarket in the village.
Richard, the host was very friendly and helpful. He sorted out one or two little things immediately for us, and also organised a good value transfer, by private taxi. He was always on the end of the phone, and was always friendly. We paid the balance on arrival, which was very trusting of Richard, and saved us the worry of paying in advance. I would recommend this apartment 100%.
A wonderful holiday
Four of us have just returned from a wonderful stay at Richard’s apartment. From the initial booking, to our arrival and during our stay, there was excellent communication from Richard. Our holiday went totally smoothly, we were picked up exactly on time from the airport by Julian, Richard’s driver. Richard was busy for two days, so we only met him on day 3 to pay the balance of the accommodation, transfers and car hire, which I thought was very trusting.
The apartment is very comfortable, spacious and well equipped, and the welcome pack was very well received. The car hire was well organised, with us using a Fiat Punto for 12 days, which was spacious enough for 4 adults, and compact enough to park easily, although perhaps a little underpowered for some of Malta’s steep hills!However, it got us to Gozo, and all over the main island, although we took a personal sat nav, which was very useful as the road signs on Malta aren’t too good in places.
The beautiful pool just outside the balcony gate was most welcoming after a day sightseeing, and was rarely busy. The beds were generously sized and comfortable, and the air conditioning offered relief from the heat.
We ate mostly at one of the numerous good value restaurants in Mellieha Bay, which are a 10 minute walk from the apartment, with many more available in town, up a steep hill if you are walking.
Richard was extremely helpful when we experienced an unexpected leak in the bathroom, attending straight away (on a Saturday), and keeping us informed of repairs.
We enjoyed a fabulous time for our first visit to Malta, and would not hesitate to recommend Richard’s beautiful apartment. My only comment (which is relevant to most of Malta) is that there are a number of steps to negotiate at the complex, which may not suit some with mobility issues, although a lift is available.
A great place to stay and a great host as well
Nothing was to much trouble and won't hesitate to book here again
Dit zeer afgewerkte luxe appartement is gevestigd in een van de chique residenties van Malta.
Het complex is prachtig aangelegd en beschikt over verschillende open ruimtes, evenals drie zwembaden en uitzichten.
De locatie is rustig en gunstig dicht bij de zee.
Ghadira Bay, een van de meest populaire stranden van het eiland, ligt op 800 meter afstand.