The Guardian and its sister newspaper The Observer featured Indulgence Divine amongst their 5 best accommodations in Malta and Gozo.
Derek Guthrie was impressed by the narrow lanes of the historic city, as yet unspoilt by the tourist industry.
Travelandlust.com is one of the few websites which insists its writers stay. It's the only way to a thorough review. It was also adamant that "If you want to experience living in a converted traditional Maltese house, this is the place for you... the house itself is 450 years old, you are completely surrounded by an incredible history"
Lonely Planet's new Malta and Gozo guide marked Indulgence Divine as Top Choice, emphasising the amount of space guests get for their money. It speaks of the accommodation for two in the 450 year old house, its flamboyant colours, striking white kitchen, minimalist dining area and lauds the sunny roof terrace.
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Skillfull blend of old and new
Indulgence Divine features in an insert on Valletta within the pages of German women's magazine Brigitte. The insert describes Indulgence Divine as a skillful blend of new and old, an explosion of style, shapes and colour.
Among best retreats in Europe
The Irish Independent's magazine Weekend asked holiday specialist Welcome Beyond to pick the 10 best rustic retreats in Europe. Amongst them was Indulgence Divine - with its appeal to couples and the 16th century house's historic location.
Italian travel magazine Bell’Europa featured Indulgence Divine in a wonderful feature on Malta.
It described Indulgence Divine as the ideal blend of history and contemporary design.
Like having a boutique hotel all to yourself.
Interior Design Magazine
Interior design magazine Flair, edited by the much loved late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, featured its favourite interiors. We were stunned to see our 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”
one of Europe's most desirable rental properties
Influential design website weheart.com fell 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..."
think Alice in Wonderland meets Vittoriosa
Interior Design Magazine
Interior design magazine Homeworks featured Indulgence Divine in its Colour Confidence issue The title ran "Welcome To The House Of Fun"
“Rather than do away with centuries of history and culture, Gattaldo and Mike have cleverly intertwined such rich themes into their design process, resulting in a contemporary style that is distinctly unique.”
Living up to our name
Top Sante magazine has a number of recommendations for stylish holiday rentals that don't break the bank, and amongst them is Indulgence Divine with its funky decor, medieval looking king sized canopy bed and luxurious double shower. TS assures us Indulgence Divine lives up to its name.
Brainchild of travel industry's enfante terrible Garri Rayne, hotelhaiku pares it down to one succinct haiku per property. Indulgence Divine is proud to be featured in hotelhaiku:
"Lovers lay in siege
In sensuous surroundings
With colour abound"
Immersed in history
TimeOut's Malta & Gozo guide recommends the 3 Cities and their charming historic accommodation.
The article writes about Indulgence Divine, its renowned deluxe self-catering offer and the eco-thinking behind its design.
Malta is for Lovers
GG magazine's 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".
A historic haven
The i newspaper
Travel writer Abigail Blasi recommends Indulgence Divine to those who, after a first visit want to explore those more authentic places in the less trodden parts of Malta - "here you can drink in the atmosphere at a 16th-century townhouse, with tapestries, a chapel bedroom and spiralling staircases".
A Guide to Architectural Retreats in Europe
We were flattered to be featured in this guide to European architectural retreats with essays by writers such as Alain de Botton. It mentions Indulgence Divine's "sensitive reconditioning of the fabric of the building" and "the tasteful and playful combination of bespoke furniture and original art... in s rather elegant solution."
“one of Europe's most desirable rental properties”
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