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Maple Farm, located in a rural setting on the outskirts of the old city of Mdina, offers comfortable accomodation in a peaceful environment with a large pool and extensive gardens and is ideally situated for country walks and for exploring the agricultural, historical and archaeological heritage of the island. It offers air conditioned twin-bedded and double rooms all with en-suite shower rooms, cable TV, internet, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities. All prices include a generous breakfast.
We spent 4 days at Maple Farm and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Charles and his family are excellent hosts - courteous, helpful and good-humoured. The B&B is modern, clean and the rooms are good sized. The pool is a bonus although during the last 2 days of our stay, the weather was quite windy and cloudy so we didn't use it to the max. The location is within a short walk of the buses around the Island and about 10 mins from Rabat and Mdina. We would happily stay again.
Perfect place to spend a few days enjoying Rabat and Medina both of which are well worth a wander round with some good restaurants. Took about 15 mins to get into centre off Rabat walking. Cork and fork was our favourite restaurant. Couldn’t fault the hospitality of Charles and his wife, a great source of local knowledge. Breakfast had plenty of choice for a continental style and fruit was lovely. Pool area was lovely and we had this to ourselves Rooms a bit small if you were staying more than a few days, we couldn’t really unpack and bathroom small My husband found the bed too firm In summary a lovely place to spend a few days at the start of our holiday in Malta and Gozo
We spent 10 days at this little gem of a B & B end Aug / early Sept. Charles, Anna, Karl & Stephanie were so friendly and welcoming & nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was delicious & plentiful and set us up for whatever the day held. Maple Farm is set on the quieter and less commercial side of the island which we really liked. A frequent bus service to Valletta is about a 10 minute walk away. It is also about a 15 - 20 minute walk to Rabat which overlaps with Mdina where you are spoilt for choice of eating places ( MUST try Cosmana Navarra Restaurant in Rabat, best homemade pasta we have ever eaten and such good value ). Charles took us for a tour of the surrounding areas & also his vineyard & olive grove. He was very knowledgeable & entertaining and we finished up the tour tasting his lovely wine accompanied by some local delicacies. He is very passionate about the environment and conservation of Malta`s natural beauty. The pool at the farm was glorious, plenty of sunbeds & shade and we sometimes had it all to ourselves. This is a fantastic base for a holiday in Malta, with or without a car - perfect if you like walking or maybe even trekking.
It`s a great chill out location & hopefully we will return in the not too distant future.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, 6 nites, hosts were very accommodating, breakfast great. Went out of there way to drive us to the bus. Highly recommend this B&B. Would definitely stay here again if the opportunity arose.
It was the very first time we spent an entire holiday at the same B&B and Maple Farm convinced us to try the same type of holiday in the future. The location is great, especially if you have a car, you will reach almost any touristic spot on the island in half an hour. Restaurants and convenience stores (do not imagine large supermarkets) are within 15 mins walking distance.There really are great restaurants around and Charles and his family will provide a lot of suggestions depending on your preferences. Everything is spotlessly clean, rooms and pool area look just like in the pictures. The breakfast has many options (repeatable each day), the hosts are really nice and helpful.Charles spent an entire evening with us, showing the surroundings, the plants, discussing about local habits and sharing some of his delicious wine (free of costs). The one and only minor inconvenience I could think of is related to the size of the bathrooms, which are rather small side, however everything is manageable and perfectly working.I really enjoyed the time spent at Maple Farm and strongly recommend them!
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Yes, it is a lovely place to stay, quiet and comfortable, with kind and helpful hosts. We booked directly with them. Sorry, can't remember exact cost, but as it was one of the bigger rooms it must have been the higher cost... More
Yes, it is a lovely place to stay, quiet and comfortable, with kind and helpful hosts. We booked directly with them. Sorry, can't remember exact cost, but as it was one of the bigger rooms it must have been the higher cost as mentioned in previous answer - to your first post. Charles arranged private transfers for us from our previous accommodation in Marsaxlokk, and then on to our next which was in Valletta - this was a great help, and not expensive. You can get pretty much everywhere by the local buses very easily, and again Charles and Anna are experts at which bus for which destination, and have worthwhile suggestions for things to do and see. As said above, you can easily walk into Rabat from the B&B, and through Rabat into Mdina, but if you don't want to walk the local bus stop is barely 5 minutes from the accommodation. (Of course to go to Gozo you will need a bus to the ferry port. We went there for a day while staying in Valletta and followed Charles's excellent suggestion of using the Hop-on-Hop-off sightseeing bus on Gozo - we had a great day.) Our visit to Malta was in winter so we didn't use the Maple Farm swimming pool, but as most days were sunny and fine we were able to do a lot of walking, though it was often windy. P.S. we bought bus passes, which from memory gave 12 trips for 15euro; check details when you are there - there was a place to buy these at the Rabat bus interchange opposite the entrance to Mdina, and also at the big bus interchange right outside the walls of Valletta at its main entrance. I assume there are other outlets for them as well; anyway they are really handy to use instead of finding loose change for every trip. There might also be passes for a week - it's worth checking. We hope you enjoy your holiday, ours was wonderful!