The SpaceLa Parenthèse is a lovely house of character, located in the heart of the old Birkirkara. This house has been carefully furnished in a traditional Maltese way, while bringing a modern touch. Each room has its particular character, allowing you to choose the mood you prefer. Guest AccessAll the rooms on the ground floor are surrounding a sunny private courtyard with full privacy and furnished with table, chairs, bench, umbrella and BBQ. You enter through a large hall, leading to a great fully equipped kitchen with all necessary appliances (microwave, toaster, electric kettle, coffee maker), a cozy dining room, a pretty living room with flat screen TV and a Wi-Fi. There is also a guest toilet. An internal stone staircase is leading to the upper floors, where there are 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 9 people (3 double beds and 3 single beds). Each floor, first and second, is equipped with a full bathroom. The bathroom of the 2nd floor is ensuite to one of the two rooms. You can access to a dressing from a room of the first floor, where you can find a cot and a baby stroller, available to travelers. A washing machine is located on the 2nd level, just below the rooftop, which is currently available : you can dry your laundry or borrow the sun loungers situated in the small room before the roof and enjoy the coolest hours to relax and admire the view. All bedding and towels are provided. Hair dryer and iron are also available. The house is well protected against the summer heat waves with its shutters, blinds, curtains, fan and air conditionning, which can be found in each bedroom and in the dining room. Interaction with GuestsThe house is entrusted to a very welcoming friend because I don't reside in Malta permanently. But we will keep in touch by email, upstream and downstream of your stay. The NeighborhoodEnjoy the tranquility of this small city in the countryside, which has the privilege of being away from crowded costal areas and allows you to be at the heart of Maltese life. This area is very nice, with the advantage of having a bi-weekly market, 2 minutes walk from the house, where you'll find vegetables, fruit, fish, but also clothes, bags... You will find also many nice places close by restaurants, bars, and various shops open all week, with reasonable prices. Getting AroundYou do not really need a car because a few minutes walk from the house will take you to a dense network of bus routes to get anywhere on the island : towards Valletta, the North's beautiful beaches as Saint Paul's Bay, the South's archaeological sites, with the temple of Hagar Qim or magnificent natural attractions such as the Blue Grotto, or the beautiful walled city of Medina, where one can walk endlessly and taste the best pastries on the island. The bus X3 is a direct line from the airport. But if you decide to rent a car, you will be able to easily park in front of the house or in adjacent streets, except for the two days of the market (wednesday and friday), where you have to be careful to park outside of his space. At luqa Airport one can find the greatest diversity of car rentals.
We can offer to book a taxi in advance, who will meet you at the airport upon arrival. The rate is different depending on the number of travelers (and therefore of the vehicle used: car, minibus ...). You have just to tell you want to take advantage of this offer. Other Things to NoteLa Parenthèse is an ideal stay for visitors looking for a quiet and restful vacation. It is also located close to the University for adult students and the Mater Dei Hospital for people wishing to reside nearby. It is available to professionals for short and medium term rentals.