IN THE HEART OF THE THREE CITIES
Dar Isla, located in the heart of the old village of Senglea. Thoughtfully renovated to the highest standards by an Italian Architect, it is a stylish and practical home with a distinctly retro feel that blends with the charm of the Mediterranean with a clever mix of classic and contemporary design.
Adorned with a traditional closed wooden Maltese balcony and unquestionably beautiful Maltese tiles, this apartment offers maximum comfort to visitors with authentic and traditional features of Maltese architecture.
Just minutes away from the Gardjola, an historical architectural gem, within walking distance from the waterfront, offering beautiful views of Birgu with numerous restaurants and connections to the capital city of Valletta and Sliema via water transportation. This designer apartment is fully licensed with the Malta Tourist Agency and offers maximum comfort to visitors with a touch of authentic features of Maltese architecture.
WHAT OUR GUEST SAY
Dar Isla is a very nice place. The hosts have put real effort into it, especially the interior decor. It is also super clean and well equipped with everything one might need. The only thing one must bear in mind that there are lots of stairs, the apartment is on three levels and the main bathroom (cozy and clean in itself) is down below (but there is another toilet nearer to the bedroom, so no worries really). The narrow streets are rather noisy, but that is part of the local atmosphere and actually is quite charming. The neighbourhood is really authentic, not touristy. However, there are good restaurants down by the marina. Both Senglea and Vittoriosa across the bay are wonderful little gems, a bit off the beaten track. Alessandro and Romina are caring and good hosts. The welcome pack with some essential food gets you started on the first day. They communicate very quickly, both before the trip and during that, whenever you have question, the reply is prompt to come.
Dar Isla is a wonderfully appointed apartment. It’s stylish, comfortable, and charming. There was a nice welcome surprise. The neighborhood is quiet. There are not many amenities nearby, but the waterfront offers multiple restaurants. We thoroughly enjoyed taking the ferry back and forth to Valletta. Uber worked in the off hours.
Lovely place great location. We arrived in the dark and the key safe was difficult to open in the dark. The furnishing in Dar Isla are beautiful.
This place is really special! We stayed here for 6 weeks and enjoyed it a lot! The flat is beautifully furnished. We felt comfortable and enjoyed cooking in the beautiful and big kitchen! The wifi is great! We were able to work remotely without any problems. The neighbors are friendly (but sometimes very loud), right next door is a small store where you can find everything you need. Senglea is beautiful, we loved the little streets there, the few, and especially the Gardjola Gardens which are only a few minutes walk away. At the harbor (10-15 minutes away) are some bars and restaurants as well as the ferry that takes you directly to Valetta. The hosts are super friendly, responded immediately. During our stay it was unfortunately very noisy, which was due to road construction at the time, certainly it’s not always that loud! We highly recommend this apartment!!
This is a beautifully presented property with considerable thought in its decoration and facilities. Full of character and of high quality, it felt welcoming from the start due to the considerable care and attention Alessandro & Romina put into this authentic town house. The welcome document was really helpful and so much thought had been put into making us feel at home. Great location in Senglea, near to restaurants on the waterside with stunning views, the inexpensive foot ferry to Valletta and the bus stop. Short walk to the park which gives a panoramic view of the great harbour and Valletta. Having stayed in many properties I can thoroughly recommend this one and the hosts who were so kind and always quick to respond to any queries. I would love to stay again. Worth noting property is over three stories with turning staircase if you have mobility problems.
We had a wonderful stay at darisla. The location of the appartment is perfect if you want to explore senglea and everything you need is near by (Grocery store, restaurants, three city ferries). Because of the low distance between the Appartement and the ferry a trip to valletta is very comfortable and easy. Everything was clean and the hosts welcomed us with some delicious maltese food and drinks. We highly recommend darisla to everyone who loves a well designed and good located appartment.
Please book this place if you are going to Malta. I can’t recommend it enough! First off the checkin was seamless, and when we entered the house we were convinced an interior designer had been involved in decorating. The photos here does not do it justice! (Btw. There is a small balcony with an ocean view, perfect for breakfast or a drink. Don’t thinks there is a photo of that.) We were welcomed by a goodie bag, with both snacks and gifts, and are now addicted to the Maltese snack “twistees”. We accidentally disconnected the router as we thought it was a speaker, and that same evening Alessandro was there to fix it while we were out having dinner. The location was quiet and comfortable for a base, and with the ferry to Valletta just 10 min away, we had easy access to all of Malta, even Gozo and Blue Lagoon. The home, service and location were absolutely perfect!
If you are looking for a place to stay in an authentic Maltese neighborhood, where the corner grocer will become your friend...where a fruit & vegetable truck parks in the street below you every other day...where the elderly lady across the street uses a rope to drop a basket from her top floor flat for neighbors to load with her groceries...where a 5-10 minute walk takes you down to a gorgeous waterfront lined with great restaurants and where a 2 Euro water taxi takes you across to Valletta in another 5-10 minutes...and where you will be taken care of by the best Airbnb hosts we've ever had....then stay here 🙂
From the beginning to the end, the communications and support from Alessandro were impeccable. He always responded quickly and fully. When a small problem arose, he dealt with it immediately. The apartment was exactly as described. It was very clean, well equipped and, ultimately, quite comfortable. The location for us was perfect: a quiet, comfortable neighborhood; a very helpful grocer across the street; a few blocks from a variety of good restaurants; a short distance to the Valletta ferry and a direct bus line to Valletta. On a return to Malta, we will be heading right back to Allesandro's.
Amazing place right at the heart of the three cities and lovely hosts. We stayed for a week of workation at the Dar Isla and immediatly felt at home. The apartment has everything needed for either a great vacation or a bit of maltese living. The design is well thought through and is not just stylish but also very functional which makes staying at Dar Isla so great. With a well equipped kitchen and a wine cooler! this place could even be a home base for longer stays. Close to the apartmemt you‘ll find plenty of good restaurants with a view onto the marina and it‘s just a short walk away from Gardjola Gardens or the Ferry to Valletta. Due to Covid we did not meet the hosts but they were always available for some help or recommendations when needed. In case we are coming back to Malta we would ask Alessandro again for a stay at Dar Isla.
Generally, it's a beautiful place, thanks to which we spent a dream week in Malta. ☺ Dar Isla is the perfect place in almost every respect for a couple wishing to spend a few days in Malta surrounded by its sights. The apartment is beautifully designed and furnished. There is a huge bathroom and a separate toilet. There is a fully equipped kitchen with a dining room, a romantic bedroom, and a living room. Excitable hosts respond quickly to questions, which are not many thanks to the pdf guide they have prepared. There are plenty of different restaurants in the area. Within a few hundred meters there is a bus and ferry stop. ☹ I do not recommend the place to the elderly or people with small children due to the rather steep stairs. From the disadvantages, the bathroom is underheated, but I think it may be a problem only in January, which is when we were there.
☺Die Unterkunft war sehr sauber un d gepflegt. Geschmackvoll und sehr detailverliebt eingerichtet.Super nette Nachbarschaft und im Umkreis mehrere ,schnuckelige ,kleine Käden ,wo man alles notwendige kaufen könnte.Ein leben unter und mit den Einheimischen .Toll.Die Gastgeber haben sich rührend und uns gekümmert und rund um die Uhr waren sie bereit prompt uns jegliche Antworten wie Hilfestellung zu geben. ☹Keine lokalen TV Sender vorhanden,außer irgendwelche unbekannte Apps ,bei denen man ein Mitglied sein mußte.Kein Tresor und keine Ablage in der Dusche für Pflegeprodukte.Die Unterkunft schlecht zu finden .Die Wegbeschreibung stimmte nicht überein.
A wonderful stay in a typical Maltese dwelling in the heart of The Three Cities. ☺ A cosy place, very nicely decorated. Spotlessly clean. Romina & Alessandro are great hosts - really appreciated the handwritten welcome note + welcome pack. Communication with them was easy and straightforward. Well-equipped kitchen. Close to all amenities. Truly recommend. Only a 10-15 minute walk to the Cospicua-Valletta ferry. ☹ The neighbors can be a bit noisy at times, but that is something that the hosts have no control over.
Exceptional Apartment ☺ Wonderful apartment..The hosts had thought of absolutely everything you need to stay in this lovely apartment.The hosts Alexander&Romania were very helpful,they were in contact with us a lot.Wonderful arrival of gifts,food,drink...so many treats.Decor in the apartment is lovely.Everthing so clean,Towels lovely,bed and bedding..everything's such good quality.Just across from a little shop.10 mins walk to ferry for Valletta..Sengela is such a lovely place.Would highly recomend staying in this apartment. ☹ Nothing
☺Eine der besten Urlaubserfahrungen, die ich machen durfte. Schon vor der Ankunft steigt die Vorfreude, wenn man das sehr umfangreiche allesumfassende E-Book bekommt. Man findet hier nicht nur Details zum Haus, sondern auch allerlei wissenswertes über die direkte Umgebung, sowie Geschäfte, Fähren oder sogar den öffentlichen Nahverkehr (inklusive einer Anleitung für Taxifahrer). Das Haus ist nicht nur wunderschön restauriert und geschmackvoll eingerichtet, es ist absolut sauber und voller liebevoller Details, sodass man sich sofort zuhause fühlen kann. Die Hosts haben uns wegen unserer späten Ankunft überrascht, indem sie das nötigste für einen Mitternachtssnack eingekauft hatten und zusätzlich ein paar maltesische Süßigkeiten und eine Handgeschriebene Karte auf uns gewartet haben. Auch während des Aufenthalts waren sie sehr aufmerksame Gastgeber, die uns über Besonderheiten der Osterfeiertage aufgeklärt haben. Einmal ist leider in der gesamten Gegend der Strom ausgefallen und sie sind nach Absprache gekommen, um sicher zu gehen, dass wir warmes Wasser hatten. Rundum empfehlenswert!
Neues Land, neue Erfahrungen ☹Der Ausdruck der Buchungsbestätigung von booking.com war dermassen fehlerhaft (Adresse, Tel.nr des Vermieters, PIN Code für die Schlüsselbox), dass die Wohnung nur unter großen Schwierigkeiten gefunden und betreten werden konnte.