Knights of St. John

By / 19th January, 2018 / News / Off

Knights of St. John

Julesy’s BnB (a licensed guesthouse) is located in the historic Three Cities, which surrounds Malta’s Grand Harbour . This very region was the first home to the Knights of St. John, whom ruled Malta for 250 years.

Knights

The opportunity exists to visit and stay exactly where the Knights of St. John initially based themselves.

Facade

The property itself (c1750) has been beautifully restored to its former glory, albeit with today’s modern conveniences. The luxuriously appointed rooms are actually named after relevant Knights Hospitaller, being:

Lascaris Suite:        

Lascaris

Named after the 57th Grand Master Fra’ Jean-Paul de Lascaris-Castellar (in office 1636-1657), a French born, Italian nobleman who died in 1657 and rests in the Saint John’s Co-Cathedral in Malta’s capital city Valletta. During Lascaris’s tenure, he famously created a series of fortification towers around the island of Malta, with the vast majority of these still standing today. More about Lascaris can be found via this link.

Cotoner Suite:         

Cotoner

Named after the 60th Grand Master Fra’ Raphael Cotoner (in office 1660-1663) and the 61st Grand Master Fra’ Nicolas Cotoner (in office 1663-1680). During Raphael’s tenure, an Italian artist commenced his work with the St.John’s Co-Cathedral, where Raphael was laid to rest in 1663. Raphael’s brother Nicolas succeeded him, and continued the redecorating efforts in the St.John’s Co-Cathedral, where he was laid to rest in 1680. During the tenure of Nicolas, the Cottonera Lines were constructed to protect the Three Cities, which could accommodate 40,000 people.

Zondadari Suite:     

Zondadari

Named after the 65th Grand Master Fra’ Marc’Antonio Zondadari (in office 1720-1722). Zondadari, born in Siena (Italy) in 1658 was actually a Prince of the Church, in which today titled as Cardinal. In 1722, the village of Bormla (where Julesy’s BnB is) was renamed and declared to be the City of Cospiua during Zondadri’s tenure. Whilst his resting place lies within the St. Johns Co-Cathedral (in a magnificent monument), much to the dismay of the Maltese, his heart was buried in his native Siena.

Manoel Suite:           

Manoel

Named after the 66th Grand Master Fra’ Antonio Manoel de Vilhena (in office 1720-1722). A Portuguese nobleman, also a Prince of the Church was very popular with the Maltese people, which was unlike a number of previous Grand Masters. Manoel founded Floriana and constructed both Fort Manoel and the Manoel Theatre which both stand today and are very popular tourist attractions. He was laid to rest in the St. John’s Co-Cathedral in 1736.

Pinto Suite: (available late 2018)             

Named after the 68th Grand Master Fra’ Manuel Pinto de Fonseca (in office 1741-1773). A former Knight of Lange in Portugal, Pinto was elected as both a Prince of the Church and the Grand Master in 1741. Pinto renamed the town of Qormi in his own name, being the City of Pinto. Whilst Pinto’s method of appropriating revenue in Malta was not too favorable, he did mange to establish what is now known as the University of Malta, along with Malta’s 1st printing press being built during his tenure. Pinto managed to complete the construction of the Auberge de Castille (now the Office of the Prime Minister), which adorns his bust and arms on its façade. “Pinto’s Wharf” (part of Valletta’s marina) is where still stands 19 storehouses which Pinto had built. Today these are quality restaurants and offices.

Malta’s rich history also extends far beyond the Knights of St. John period, with temples dating as far back as 3,600 BC, pre-dating Egypt’s pyramids and Britain’s Stonehenge by over 1,000 years.

Hypogeum

At Julesy’s BnB, we offer over 45 excursions and private tours to make the most of your time in Malta.

Map

Visit our website for more information, noting rooms can be booked via this link.

Look forward to having you here as our guest.

Best regards,
Julie & Glen

Happy New Year

By / 2nd January, 2018 / News / Off

Happy New Year!!!

We would like to wish all our guests, past & future, a wonderful Happy New Year – may 2018 be a fantastic year for you and your loved ones. If you have never stayed with us at Julesy’s BnB before, why not make it a New Year’s resolution to book a stay with us this year?

With Valletta being the 2018 European Capital of Culture, there is an overwhelming amount of events to partake.

So, stop reading; book a flight; and then book your accommodation right here.

The Nutcracker

By / 6th December, 2017 / News / Off

The Nutcracker

Friday the 15th of December 2017 sees “The Nutcracker”, performed live in St George’s Square, Valletta.

Under the direction of Armenian conductor Sergey Smbatyan, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing an extensive selection of music from this heart warming ballet. The orchestra will also be performing Mendelssohn’s famous Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream and his only Violin Concerto, for which it will be joined by the internationally acclaimed young violinist Esther You.

There’s still time to take advantage of a low-priced airfare and stay with us here at Julesy’s BnB.

Christmas Markets

By / 6th December, 2017 / News / Off

Christmas Market

While there are plenty well known Christmas Markets in mainland Europe, Malta too also has one that’s not to be missed.

From the 7th to the 12th of December, is a 6-day event transforming Rabat’s historic core into a Christmas wonderland. Around 80 stalls will form Malta’s largest Christmas Market, while historic building will be hosting various Christmas-related activities, such as the Nativity Trail within the Franciscan Friary’s Secret Garden, the Natalis Notabilis Crib Exhibition located in a 500 year old convent, Ta’ Gieżu Church will be hosting a number of choir festivals. A new drama production, ‘Scrooged’ will be held at 18th Century Palazzo Xara.

Entrance to the Christmas Market is FREE.

There’s still time to take advantage of a low-priced airfare and come and stay with us, here at Julesy’s BnB. 🙂

Bitcoin Accepted Here

By / 28th November, 2017 / News / Off

Bitcoin Now Accepted!

We are pleased to announce we now accept Bitcoin.

Simply book your stay with us as per usual via this link and pay with Bitcoin using our below Bitcoin Address:
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Julesy’s BnB – keeping up with today’s world. 🙂

15 of the best Christmas destinations around the world

By / 22nd November, 2017 / News / Off

15 of the best Christmas destinations around the world

Now we don’t invent this stuff, but CNN Travel has Malta as their Number 1 destination for the Christmas period, which by the way is already in full swing.

Here’s the link for more info.

Okay, so we actually have our own personal time out from Christmas until New Year’s Day…..but we’re here right now!!!  🙂
Do yourself a favour and spoil yourself, by staying with us here at Julesy’s BnB.

Merry Christmas.

 

Fresh Organic Eggs

By / 1st September, 2017 / News / Off

Fresh Organic Eggs

As many of our guests know, we take our food and beverages very seriously here at Julesy’s BnB. It all starts with the right ingredients, from beautifully grown local produce, to our own imported 100% Arabica coffee beans.

With yesterday’s official government announcement regarding tainted eggs in Malta containing traces of fipronil pesticide, we’ve located and sourced Certified 100% Organic Eggs from Sicily, with our first shipment arriving on Thursday the 7th of September.

So apart from having lovely fresh organic eggs in Julesy’s Kitchen, we are ensuring the safety of our guests, which is of paramount importance to us.

Wishing you an eggcellent day! 🙂

 

Let’s Entertain You

By / 7th August, 2017 / News / Off

Let’s Entertain You!

When you need a lazy night (or day) in at Julesy’s BnB, we’ve got you covered.
All our rooms have the latest LED (Smart TV) technology, with a generous 40″ (100cm) screen. In addition to our Free Netflix service for all the latest movies and television series, we also provide 50 live TV channels to choose from too.

So, sit back and relax in your individually controlled air conditioned room and watch your favourite show. Yes, there’s a fully stocked mini-bar to keep you hydrated. 🙂

 

The best of Gozo & Comino

By / 29th July, 2017 / News / Off

The best of Gozo & Comino

For our guests who are short of time, we now have a new excursion available.

Guests are picked up & returned to Cafe Riche (a 5 minute walk from Julesy’s BnB), for a full day’s excursion.

The vessel then departs from Sliema Creek, in the morning and cruises north, passing through the Comino channel and heading for Gozo. Upon arrival at Mgarr Harbour, guests are welcomed by a representative who will drive them around various charming villages in Gozo, including Xewkija, Xlendi, Rabat, the Citadel, Gharb (and Ta’ Pinu Basilica) as well as Dwejra. Short stops for photographing or exploring the sites will be included at Citadella and the Inland Sea. Guests will also have some time for traditional Gozitan crafts. After visiting the Island of myth and legend, guests proceed to Mgarr Harbour for a transfer to the breath-taking Blue Lagoon, where they can enjoy a dip in the crystalline blue waters or explore the island of Comino. Guests then board the indicated vessel which will return them to Sliema via the north-eastern coast of Malta. The return trip offers views of Mellieha Bay, St. Paul’s Islands, Bahar ic-Caghaq, St. Andrews, St. Julians, the Sliema Promenade, Tigné Point and finally Sliema Creek.

All this for just €40 per person. Yes, €40 per person!!!

Bookings should be made in advance via our Tour Desk, where you will also find another 45 different excursions we have on offer.

Morning Coffee

By / 16th July, 2017 / News / Off

How was your morning coffee today?

We at Julesy’s BnB take our coffee very seriously to ensure our guests have a coffee-licious experience.

It all starts with our 100% Arabica Coffee, which we’ve sourced from dedicated roasters in Sicily. The aroma of these beans is so aromatic that we became Malta’s exclusive distributor of them. Our beans are then finely ground through our handcrafted Italian coffee grinder, to assist with the ideal crema. Next, our ground beans are placed in our beautifully handcrafted Elektra Coffee Machine and we create the magic.

Coffee Machine

From espresso to cafe latte to cappuccino, or a good old flat white, we create our guest’s preferred coffee.

SUMMER SOLSTICE AT ĦAĠAR QIM & MNAJDRA TEMPLES

By / 30th May, 2017 / News / Off

SUMMER SOLSTICE AT ĦAĠAR QIM & MNAJDRA TEMPLES

Believe it or not, we still currently have 2 rooms available to book for this great event.
If you’re keen to stay with us, please click on this link to book ASAP.

Then you can experience the Summer Solstice from either Mnajdra or Ħaġar Qim Temples.
After the Solstice there will be a tour of the Visitor Centre and refreshments.

TICKETS, priced at €25 per person and €15 for HM Members, can be purchased from all HM sites/museums and ONLINE.

Limited places available.

For further information phone on +356 2142 4231.

 

Adventure Package

By / 29th May, 2017 / News / Off

Adventure Package

We often have adventurous guests wanting to get more out of Malta than sightseeing and relaxing. So, we’ve put together a sensational and well priced Adventure Package.

Full details can be found via this link, but here’s a peak on what’s on offer:
– A full day on a large catamaran, with a 5 star buffet lunch, followed by party time with the latest beats
– A Jeep safari in Malta
– A choice of Scuba Diving, or Horse-riding in the Maltese countryside
– A choice of Kayaking, or Abseiling, or Sea Level Traversing
– A choice of a Quad Tour in Gozo, or a Defender Jeep Safari in Gozo
– A Segway Tour in Valletta city

Plus dinner out every night at some of our favourite restaurants.

Yet just another reason to stay with us here at Julesy’s BnB. 🙂

 

 

DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING IN MALTA

By / 13th February, 2017 / News / Off

Discover scuba diving in Malta.

Have you ever dreamt of floating weightless amongst an array of rainbow fish and coral formations ?
Grab your chance at this introductory diving course in the bays of Malta! Our guests are picked up from Julesy’s BnB and driven to the scenic Reef Bay at St. Julian’s, where a trained diving instructor will teach you the necessary precautions and basic skills of this exciting adventure sport. All that is left is to put on your mask and fins and then dive deep down into the beautiful reefs. Experience the thrill of breathing underwater. Grab the opportunity to explore more of Malta’s unique bays from under the sea.

All this for just €50 per person, and available everyday of the year.

Be sure to check out our other Tours & Excursions available on our website.

What to see and do in The Three Cities – Malta

By / 24th January, 2017 / News / Off

What to see and do in The Three Cities – Malta

The Three Cities consist of Vittoriosa (aka Birgu); Cospicua (aka Bormla); and Senglea (aka Isla).
This is the oldest region in Malta, which pre-dates Mdina and Valletta. Yes, the ‘real’ Malta!

Apart from walking around and seeing all the beautiful architecture, with some buildings dating back over 1,000 years (and still being used today); checking out the Grand Harbour Marina; enjoying a meal with a drink or two at one of the many restaurants and cafes; there are several things to see and do whilst in the Three Cities, being:

Fort St Angelo

B3C - Fort St Angelo

The Inquisitor’s Palace

B3C - Inquistors

Malta at War Museum

B3C - Malta at War

Malta Maritime Museum

B3C - Maritime Museum

St. Lawrence Church

B3C - Birgu Church

Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

B3C - Cospicua Church

Notre Dame Gate

B3C - Notre Dame

Bir Mula Heritage Museum

B3C - Bir Mula

Norman House

B3C - Norman House

Cottonera Sports Complex

B3C - Sports Complex

Safe Haven Gardens

B3C - Garden

Vedetta – The Watch Tower

B3C - Vedetta

Cottonera Lines

B3C - Cotoner Lines

Santa Margherita Lines

B3C - Santa Marg Lines

The Rolling Geeks

B3C - Geeks

C.S. Lawrence Art Studio

B3C - Art Studio

Flea Market / Boot Sale

B3C - Boot Sale

Street Market

B3C - Street Market

As you can see there are plenty of things to see and do within The Three Cities region. So come and explore and we’d love to have you here with us at Julesy’s BnB as our guests.

Julesy’s BnB

Lascaris Suite - Julesy's BnB

And yes, The Three Cities have plenty of drinking spots, cafes and restaurants to choose from. All can be found within the below link.

Food & Drink Guide

B3C - Food Guide

Sea Level Traversing

By / 23rd January, 2017 / News / Off

Sea Level Traversing

Every Tuesday throughout the year, our experienced sea level traversing guides will take our adventurous guests to the perfect location that suits their experience and the type of activity they are looking for.

It does not matter if our guests are a complete beginner or experienced, we will always find them the perfect level. Sea level traversing allows guests to experience all freedom of climbing but with the added advantage of a very short fall into the sea should they not be able to continue your chosen route.

In the summer months when temperatures are high and the sea is a very refreshing break, guests can throw themselves off the rock-face and into the cool waters of the Med!

All this adventure is just €65 per person, inclusive of being picked up and safely returned back to Julesy’s BnB.

Bookings can be made via: JulesysBnB.com/tour-desk