We have stayed at Agatinas with friends twice in the last year but this time coming on our own for the Medieval re enactment we decided to try this charming apt. It was the perfect choice, the Debono family are friendly, gracious and helpful hosts and we love every minute of the time spent in M'dina.
The apartment is overlooking the main square, it is quirky and unusual and the decor and amenities are everything you could wish for! As you come in there is the dining area leading to the kitchen and shower/wet room and toilet, back in the dining area is a spiral staircase leading up to a lovely comfortable lounge nicely furnished. Then into the bedroom.
Running across the lounge and bedroom there is a balcony that overlooks the square, a real sun trap! We sat and had our breakfast there each morning listening to the sound of the horses hooves as they clatter over the cobblestones below! The view of the cathedral as you open your eyes in the morning is glorious. A truly magical place to stay and very unique.
M'dina itself is a lovely old walled city, it has museums, wonderful views and churches to explore, and great restaurants and bars , we have never had a bad meal! Everyone is so friendly!
Rabat just outside the city walls is full of history, a must to see are the catacombs, wander the streets and find great restaurants in tiny backstreets ! Buses from Rabat go all over the Island, they are clean and comfortable and great to travel on! Cheap too!! All in all M'dina is a great place to head for and you won't find a better place to stay! 3 times in one year and back to stay in October! We love it!
After spending a week at Agatina’s, my husband and I decided to enjoy a few days in this other property owned by the Debono Family. We only spent 4 days here but I believe it is sufficient to leave a glowing review.
The location of this property is genuinely unrivalled as it enjoys unobstructed views of the Cathedral of Malta. It was a delight to wake up and view this magnificent piece of architecture. The owners have also provided a table on the balcony which we used to use to enjoy our breakfast on.
The rest of the apartment is also delightfully furnished and we particularly enjoyed the lounge/living room area on the 1st floor. This room also enjoys magnificent views of St. Paul’s Square. The presence of a washing machine in the kitchen was also very convenient and it enabled us to catch up on some much needed laundry.
The owners - the Debono family - live next door to the property and their proximity is extremely useful. As always, they were ready to help whenever we needed anything. A temporary issue with the internet was immediately resolved once we brought it to the hosts’ attention. We also particularly appreciated the food and drinks they had prepared for us upon our check-in.
To anyone considering renting this property, I wouldn’t hesitate. We loved our time here and hope to return in the near future.
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What gracious hosts we had in Andrea and Joanna and what a fabulous location, windows onto St. Paul’s Cathedral in the heart of Mdina. While a bit cool, January after all, the accommodations – sitting area, kitchen, bath and toilet on first floor and living room and bedroom on second were spacious and nicely furnished. I might mention the floors are connected by a tight circular [spiral] stairs and might be of concern for those of limited mobility. I am an active 76 years old and fully enjoyed the facility and location. It was nice to have the owner just a door away when questions of where to eat or shop came up. We both would highly recommend this accommodation.
A perfect central location for travellers with transport. Owner very cheerful and helpful. Apartment faces onto the main square and the balcony provides a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by. There are plenty of good restaurants to choose from. Easy access to all main routes to explore Malta by car. Nice temperatures during the day, warm clothing required at night at this time of year.
Returned to Mdina and I HAD to stay with the DSCs again... although the other property I stayed in before was unavailable and this wonderful residence was recommended to me by Andrea. His mother displayed exemplary hospitality during my brief but lovely stay. The location of the house was right smack in the heart of Mdina with an amazing view of the Cathedral and though there were tourists around the area, it was never an issue. You have all the amenities you could want in the house and the BEST pastizzi in Malta right outside the beautiful walled city. I would recommend this residence to anyone looking for peace and quiet, anyone seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of life or if you want to experience the amazing hospitality from the DSCs (: