Valletta G-House is a little private town house for two within the walls of Valletta, Malta capital and also a Unesco World Heritage City. This graceful 16th century pied-à-terre swept us off our feet the minute we saw it in 2005. We furnished it with comfort in mind, taking care to respect its original character and history.
When travelling with my partner to various destinations worldwide we always look for particular holiday lets in which to stay, rentals that carry a location’s singular hallmark and character. We look for self-catering accommodation that reflects the country’s history, heritage and culture in both architecture and furnishings. This is why we decided to share our house in Malta with like-minded travellers.
Valletta G-House is also about the unadulterated experience of local way of life, a boutique rental in a typical Valletta street where neighbours still lower their baskets for the delivery man and the grocer knows your name.
Its location, close to the recently restored historic Fort St Elmo, is within walking distance from theatres, museums, restaurants, cafes and shops in the centre of the city. It also benefits from its close proximity to the hub of Malta’s public transport.
This pioneering self-catering holiday pad has been featured for its beauty in interior design magazines and voted travel writer’s choice by both Guardian Travel and by the Lonely Planet Guide. More information on accommodation here.
We provide the ambience for you to spend some quality time together. Think of lovely evening walks in the baroque splendour of Valletta, sitting at outside café tables in Malta’s mild weather, and of our romantic bedroom. Our many repeat guests cannot be wrong. With the advent of cheaper flights, a surprise trip is not as expensive as you think. What are you waiting for?
If you are interested in history, Valletta has stories aplenty. Primadonna Grandmasters, Knights, Popes, naval battles, palaces, baroque churches, 1930’s cabaret bars, all fight for their place in the city’s history. Our suggestion is to just get lost in the echoing streets and alleys of the city and let the walls tell their story. Even the theatre here is one of the oldest in Europe.
Valletta’s breathtaking fortifications were built to protect the city, its buildings to convey the power of the Knights. Valletta G-House is right at the heart of this beautiful city, close to the majestic Fort, across the street from the Old Hospital of the Knights, two minutes walk from Casa Rocca Piccola and the Toy Museum, down the road from the Grandmaster’s Palace.
The Maltese celebrate Christmas much as everyone else (shopping, kitsch ornaments & hackneyed music) but there is a particular genuineness about the children’s procession with the baby Jesus in the streets of the capital and the little homemade cribs in people’s windows. Hearing midnight mass at the amazing St John’s coCathedral must be one of the highlights of any holiday.
January 2016 sees an amazing array of musical events for the now established Valletta International Baroque Festival. The baroque city is the perfect place for this annual festival and the 2016 line up won’t disappoint. The Festival programme (January 16th to 30th) will open with Jordi Savall directing Le Concert des Nations and can be viewed on the Festival website.
Check out our second holiday accommodation – Indulgence Divine – a 450 year old townhouse with private terrace for those amongst you who prefer a combination of history and contemporary design. Indulgence Divine is only 12 minutes away from Valletta G-House, just across the Grand Harbour in one other walled city of great historical importance – Vittoriosa.