The Guardian and its sister newspaper The Observer featured Indulgence Divine amongst their best accommodations in Malta and Gozo. Derek Guthrie emphasised that the "tourist free enclave of narrow lanes" of the historic city that hosts Indulgence Divine are unspoilt by the tourist industry.
Malta is for lovers of nature and culture according to GG magazine. Its 25th anniversary issue dedicated three spreads to the island with "turquoise waters, craggy cliffs and impressive buildings". GG magazine also recommended staying at Indulgence Divine where "The ultra-modern furnishings fit in perfectly with the apartment's historical limestone architecture".
Lonely Planet's new Malta and Gozo guide marks Indulgence Divine as Top Choice, emphasising the amount of space guests get for their money. "It's a 16th century town house for two, tucked away in a Birgu backstreet," goes their description, "that's been decorated with flamboyant shots of colour".
Indulgence Divine along with Gattaldo's other property Valletta G-House feature in an insert on Valletta within the pages of German women's magazine Brigitte. The insert describes Indulgence Divine as "a skillfull blend of old and new, an explosion of colour, shapes and styles”
Top Sante magazine
Get Away for Less in Style insists Top Sante magazine regardless of the downturn. Amongst its recommendations Top Sante assures us Indulgence Divine "lives up to its name with funky decor a king sized canopy bed that looks like it's from medieval times, as well as a luxurious double shower”
Italian travel magazine Bell’Europa featured Indulgence Divine along with its sister accommodation Valletta G-House in its feature on Malta. It speaks of it as the ideal synthesis between history and contemporary design.
Interior design magazine Flair featured its favourite interiors and illustrated it with a picture of our sumptious double bedroom on its front cover. "Most holiday rentals make you want to spring out of bed and hit the road right away,"writes Flair "but this one is like having a boutique hotel all to yourself”
Amongst the 10 coolest places to stay in Europe picked up by Welcome Beyond for the Irish Independent, Indulgence Divine is a "romantic 16th-century house in the historic town of Vittoriosa... a peachy getaway for couples.”
Influential design website weheart.com highlighted Indulgence Divine, admitting to having fallen in love with the "deliciously retro beauty" of our accommodation. It wrote - "A home away from home for two, Indulgence Divine is a perfectly chic residence from which to explore this decidedly up-and-coming island", but the best compliment comes at the end of the piece - "Gattaldo's house conversion may just be one of Europe's most desirable rental properties..." Oh you guys make us blush!
The New Zealand holidays and corporate travel magazineLuxury described Indulgence Divine as "utterly distinctive" in its spring/summer issue featuring the best of the best. Their verdict? - "if you want a very cool base while you explore Malta, this could be your home away from home.”
Interior design magazine Homeworks featured Indulgence Divine in its Colour Confidence issue with gorgeous pictures by Alan Carville. “Rather than do away with centuries of history and culture, Gattaldo and Mike have cleverly interwined such rich themes into their design process, resulting in a contemporary style that is distinctly unique.”
It was imperative that a site about the quirky and original in travel be in itself unique. Brainchild of Garri Rayne, known for his fresh approach in the travel industry, the site gets rid of all clutter and pares it down to one succinct haiku per property. Indulgence Divine is proud to be featured in hotelhaiku and is one of the notels - new term meaning not a hotel. The website's tagline is Home is where the art is.
"Gattaldo took as his inspiration for the interior design of this typical small-scale townhouse the historical links that Vittoriosa had with religion - the seat of the archbishop was here before Valletta was built - and excess of all sorts. Yet the design itself is spare, relying on simple but exceptional forms and highlighted with zinging colour. There is certainly no dark mahagony, no crimson damask or scarlet velvet and gilded pelmets. It is all very serene, a good holiday base for popping out and walking the surrounding streets or taking trips to different parts of the island.”
“For the last 18 months or so Aldo has been painstakingly overseeing the restoration of his latest project, Indulgence Divine that is located in Vittoriosa in Malta.Vittoriosa, or Birgu as the locals refer to it, is an ancient city located on the south side of the Grand Harbour in Malta. It was also once home to the Inquisitors Palace, the headquarters for the Papal Inquisition in 1574, which was built in the Norman period to house the court of Justice.What I love most about Aldo is that rather than do away with centuries of history and culture, he cleverly chooses to intertwine such rich themes into his design process, resulting in a contemporary style that is distinctly Aldo and unique to him.”
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