Asti Guesthouse in Valletta

Asti Guesthouse, Valletta - what can I say?  A charming B&B located at the top of the amazing stone staircase that is St. Ursula Street and only a 3-5 minute walk from the Bus Terminus at Valletta.  Asti Guesthouse is located in a converted 350 year-old convent so if you’re looking for hi-tech conveniences, this place isn’t for you. My stay in Malta was about ten days in length so I first spent 5 days in Sliema at Hotel Marina with fantastic views of Manoel Island and Valletta across the water and later spent the last 5 days in Valletta at Asti Guesthouse (having read so many positive reviews from other travelers).  In her late 70’s or early 80’s, Annie is the very energetic and tiny,charming manager/owner of the guesthouse. 

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The entrance to Asti Guesthouse located on St. Ursula Street.

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The foyer of the Asti Guesthouse is beautiful - high vaulted ceilings, gorgeous thick limestone walls and decorated with various styles of chandeliers (which, Annie told me, her dear husband who has since passed on, built himself).  
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Asti Guesthouse comes complete with breathtaking character found in its thick interior limestone walls.
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Asti Guesthouse has eight very clean rooms spread over several floors.  The rooms have in-room hand-wash basins but have very clean shared bathroom facilities on each floor.  (It’s almost like having your own facilities - only a couple of rooms per shared bathroom - nice modern and clean hot showers etc.).  Annie prides herself in keeping her guesthouse very clean.
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Annie will do her utmost to make your stay a comfortable one - even rising early to prepare your breakfast which is always served in the gorgeous dining room with high vaulted ceilings complete with this very large chandelier - again, designed and built by Annie’s late husband.
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Looking down St Ursula Street from outside Asti’s entrance.
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One of the charming balconies in Valletta.Valletta_IMG_1417.jpg 

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