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“Beautiful villa, poor value”
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A dream Villa in more ways than one!
Outdoor Living
Lush Landscaping
Outdoor meets Indoor.
Soothing colours.
Living Area.
Attention to detail.
Fully equipped Kitchen.
Space and Design.
Foyer.
Living Area.
Main Entrance.
Jacuzzi - 5 Seater.
A Sleeping experience.
Master Suite.
Master En-Suite Bath/Shower.
Junior Suite.
Executive Suite.
Superior Suite.
Games Room.
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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Mellieha, Island of Malta

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Flipflopk...
London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful villa, poor value”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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Sat on the edge of a small valley, Villa Aurelia is surrounded by some beautiful outdoor space, which is, perhaps, one of the highlights of this villa.With a fairly reasonable sized pool for 8 people and a hot tub, the other outdoor furniture including sunbeds, outdoor eating space and a barbecue large enough to cool an entire pig, this property certainly stands out for its style and modern design, however a few features prevent this property from being a five star residence; some of the sunbeds are starting to look a little on the shabby side, and due to the close proximity of the next door neighbours, often noises from their side of the 3m high wall drifted over to ours.
The interior of Aurelia, as I have mentioned previously, is very modern and stylish, with large 8ft high glass windows featuring around the property. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you could need, and the living space is very comfortable with a large television with a variety of different channels.
This villa spreads out over three floors, perhaps the most exciting being the basement-turn-games room. With several different games including a pool table and air hockey, when the weather was too hot (as it often was the case) we found ourselves retreating down to the coolness of the basement.
Although there is one double room downstairs (with some pretty dire views) the three other bedrooms can be found upstairs.Each with there own en-suite bathroom, there is a double room, a twin room and a master room. Each room was very spacious with its own television, large wardrobe and extrodanarily comfortable beds (really-they are fantastic). One fault of some bedrooms is that, you find yourself staring out of the window and finding a brick wall several feet away from where you are standing (some of the rooms though, have some really fantastic views over the entire valley).
In terms of staff, the lady that came to clean the villa was lovely, really kind as well as doing an excellent job of cleaning. However, on one of the first days after our arrival, our dryer had broken, so we called up Fiona who sent someone to fix it. Beside the fact that he spoke little English, our dryer remained broken for the next day too-not a major problem as we could dry our clothes outside, but for the 5 star prices they were charging this was a little below par.
Just a small drive away from the villa is a small town with a supermarket,grocery and butcher supplying you with everything you could really need. Also fairly nearby was nearby (around 3km) was Mellieha Bay, and also a few really nice restaurants.
So overall I would say, a really great villa that's especially good for children and teenagers, but for the 5 star prices they were charging, it definitely wasn't that 'this is the most amazing thing I have ever seen'.

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Liked best: Outdoor space/games room
Liked least: Bedroom views
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Aug 2013
Another testimonial left on the guest book of Villa Aurelia by the husband of our guest.

Dear Fiona,

Thank you so much for an excellent stay in an amazing country. The place is amazing as well as the views, the best we have ever seen, so thank you!

We look forward to returning in the future.

Thanks a lot.
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Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We truly value and appreciate the opinions of our guests.
Providing our guests with the best possible hospitality and service has always been our mission.

With reference to your recent review of our property, I will address the following points:
•Fabric that sits under sunlight day after day is subject to fading. We took note of your suggestion and will change the sun-bed cushions more often.
•Villa Aurelia is in a residential area and the closest neighbour is 60 feet away from the outdoor entertaining area. We never had any guests that seemed to experience similar issues.
•The tumble dryer was fixed in less than 24 hours after it was reported. You kindly confirmed that it was not a major problem as the clothes could be dried outside (32 degrees).

What we find contradictory is how you concluded your review by stating “So overall I would say a really great villa” and give poor value to the property. Can something of poor value be great?? Cost and value are a bit subjective and one cannot rush to evaluate without understanding all the issues.

We thank you and look forward to welcome you and your family at one of our villas in the future.

Kind regards,
Fiona Bugeja
Managing Director
Exclusive Haven Malta
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 26, 2013 for a stay in March 2013
1
person found this review helpful

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Berlin
Reviewed December 21, 2012 for a stay in September 2012

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Liked best: pool, jaccuzzi, 4 bedrooms :-)
Liked least: nothing not to like at this place ...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 30, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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Liked best: The pool and outdoor seating
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Reviewed September 13, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed July 30, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

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Liked best: We loved everything about the villa.
Liked least: The sandy beaches were quite small and busy - but that was no surprise for us.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Canterbury
Reviewed June 20, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Liked best: The personal service which made everything from booking to arrival and throughout our stay hassle free
Liked least: The mattresses were tempur, which we did not like, however this is probably personal taste.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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