This is a fully licensed guesthouse located in the medieval village of Naxxar, nestled in a quaint alleyway just off the charming street of St Lucy, next door to the chapel of St Lucy: for sale


This is a fully licensed guesthouse located in the medieval village of Naxxar, nestled in a quaint alleyway just off the charming street of St Lucy, next door to the chapel of St Lucy

Naxxar, Malta

NEGOTIABLE

1 950 000 EUR

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Guest House
Bedrooms: 10
Bathrooms: 10
Showers: 10
Parking: 4
Yield: Not Disclosed






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About Us

Public transportation is a stone throw away from our property.

A short stroll down the pretty street of St Lucy just off the main square of St Lucy will lead you to many alleyways on either side of the street. Walk approximately 200 metres down St Lucy and notice the chapel of St Lucy immediately adjacent to it is a tall palazzo like building with beautiful blue apertures ... Welcome to our guest house! Sleep peacefully in charming bedroom accommodations, with 15-foot ceilings overlooking quiet alleyways. Our historic property offers casually elegant rooms and suites with charming décor and modern luxuries. At the end of a day's tours of Malta chill out in our outdoor pools. The up and coming historic village of Naxxar boasts of many boutique cafes and dining experiences as well as architectural gems in the way of the prestigious Palazzo Parisio Dining experience.

Accommodation

Our guest house is situated in a palazzo-style house of character in the village of Naxxar serving as an exclusive bed and breakfast and for travellers yearning for that little bit of a different experience we provide the right solution. Be it a romantic holiday with your loved ones, a long weekend break away from the cold, a cultural walk in the past, or a more traditional incentive trip for your work employees we suggest you read on. Our well-appointed suites feature air condition units in all rooms and all our suites come with fully equipped en-suite bathrooms for added privacy and traditional Maltese balconies/windows overlooking tranquil surroundings. Our suites have been furnished with our love for foreign art and craftsmanship and we aptly named our innovative concept of furnishing our rooms 'East meets West'. Put simply, our rooms feature local craftsmanship of room apertures and rooms built with old stone building methods using the local limestone and furnished with the best Indonesia and other places further afield have to offer. We trust you will enjoy your stay with us!

Treatments

Our Proprietors will be your hosts throughout your journey of self-discovery.

Coming from a combined background of hospitality and aviation, we truly excel in giving highly personalized service.

The secret of our success is simple; we are small volume and can therefore dedicate the necessary time to your everyday needs.

We believe in providing all our guests a truly unique holiday experience savouring the traditional values that our beautiful islands have to offer. At the day's end after taking in all the sights and sounds, Malta has to offer you might want to unwind and to this, we offer all our guests our complimentary massage sessions (available April until November).

Naxxar, Malta

Naxxar is a town in the Northern Region of Malta, with a population of about 13,443 people as of March 2014. The Naxxar Church is dedicated to Our Lady of Victories. The annual village feast is celebrated on 8 September. Naxxar was formerly known for hosting the Maltese International Trade Fair.

The Naxxar Locality is spread over an area of 11 square kilometres (4 sq mi) and has a population of over eleven thousand persons. The whole locality comprises the Naxxar centre, Sgħajtar area, Santa Marija tax-Xagħra, San Pawl tat-Tarġa, Birguma, MagħtabSalinaBaħariċ Ċagħaq, and part of Madliena.

Etymology

According to legend and the Bible, the people of Naxxar were amongst the first to help the shipwrecked, including Saint Paul, when the ship he was on went aground on the rocks. For this reason, many connect the name Naxxar with Nassar (Nasra) which means 'conversion to Christianity'. The name might alternatively be derived from the Maltese verb "Naxar", which means to hang up clothes. Others insist that the name comes from "Nsara" or "Nazaroei" which means 'those who believe in the teachings of Christ who came from Nazareth and thus "Nozri"'. Others say that the word Naxxar means 'one who saws, separates or cuts' – it might be worth mentioning that in Naxxar there are a lot of stonemasons. Magri, in his book says that the word naxar comes from "nazar" which in Hebrew means "chosen for him" or else "one who keeps to himself". This is because in the vicinity the Arabs had formed a village that they called Hal Muselmiet, which means 'the village of the Muslims'. For this reason, the Christians started another village – that of the Christians and so the name of Naxxar.

Although it has never been clearly explained where the name Naxxar originated, it is a clear fact that there is a close tie with the tradition that the people of Naxxar were the first converts to Christianity. In fact, the Parish of Naxxar was the first in the Maltese outskirts, after that of the Cathedral (Mdina) and that of Vittoriosa. This is borne out and further evidenced by the village motto - Prior Credidi – meaning the First To Believe.

History

It is not clear when Naxxar started to become a village, but human habitation in the area dates to the prehistoric era. This is evidenced by megalithic remains at Tal-Qadi and at Qaliet Marku. The cart ruts which start at Salina up to it-Targa and near Ghadira tal-Wej were probably first cut in the same period.

In 1565 the Naxxar area was also the scene of a running battle between retreating Turkish forces falling back on their fleet moored in St Pauls Bay and Christian forces from Mdina and the Viceroy of Sicily; effectively the last stages of the Great Siege of Malta where the Knights Hospitaller managed to resist the forces of Suleiman the Magnificent.

Tourism in Malta

Tourism in Malta is an important sector of the country's economy, contributing to about 15 percent of the nation's gross domestic product (GDP). It is overseen by the Malta Tourism Authority, in turn, falls under the responsibility of the Minister for Tourism, the Environment and Culture. Malta features a number of tourism attractions encompassing elements of the island's rich history and culture, as well as aquatic activities associated with the Mediterranean Sea. In addition, medical tourism has become popular in Malta in recent years, especially since government efforts to market the practice to medical tourists in the United Kingdom.

Attractions

Malta has a long and rich history, and this is reflected in the island's cultural attractions. The Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans, and the Byzantines have all occupied Malta at some point in history, leaving a mix of many different architectural styles and artifacts to explore. The sovereignty of the Knights Hospitaller over Malta from 1530 to 1798 resulted in a legacy of elaborate artistry and architecture throughout Malta. The country's modern museums and art galleries feature relics from Malta's history for tourists and Maltese residents alike to enjoy.

There are also a number of aquatic activities to enjoy on Malta as well as Gozo and Comino. Northern Malta is home to the country's beach resorts and holiday areas, with the beaches most popular with holiday-makers being Mellieha Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha, and Golden Bay. These beaches are large enough to be able to house cafes, restaurants, and kiosks, but small enough to rarely be crowded. Malta's northwest is home to the island's quietest beaches, and it is on these that the main island's neighbouring two are nearest. Gozo and Comino are also popular beach spots for holiday-makers, although these are much more likely to be quieter, rockier and more suitable for snorkelling. The Mediterranean Sea surrounding Malta is popular for diving - while shallow dips may be attractive to beginning divers, more experienced divers may be able to dive deeper to find historical artifacts from World War II or earlier.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Skype: cliff.jacobs

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