$124 / night
Total guests, Nights

no.2 Labini 500 year old house of character – Home 2317551 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

no.2 Labini 500 year old house of character – Home 2317551

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 7 mi
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


A video of the house can be found by googling "Labini Holiday Home".

Experience an old Maltese house full of character that contributes to the glorious heritage of the Maltese Islands with its original setting. Situated in Rabat, just 2 minutes away from the township of Mdina, a fortified hill-top urban settlement located at the very heart of the Maltese Islands. It offers an intimate experience of living in next to the Silent City which inspires tranquillity at any time of the day or night. This self catering accommodation is a unique house which expresses the joy of the life of Mdina mingled with both modern and old playful accents of Maltese spirit.

The house is located right next to the Mdina entrance, Howard Gardens and The Roman Villa. 3 minute walking distance from Rabat center, bus interchange, shops, baker, bank, restaurants and anything you might need.

Places to visit (5km area): Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, Mdina Cathedral, Mdina Glass, St. Paul's Cathedral Museum, Fontanella tea gardens, Palazzo de Piro, Mdina Dungeons, The Knights of Malta, National Museum of Natural History. and a lot more!

The house is also only 5km away from Dingli Ciffs and 10km away from Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Golden Bay, Popeye's Village and Mellieha Bay

Mdina is one of the 7 sites listed in the UNESCO tentative list.

Other names were Melita (Roman occupation), Medina (Arabic occupation), Citta Notabile (Knights of St. John) and Citta Vecchia (after Valletta was built).


- live in a house that was inhabited and possibly first built in the sixteen hundred! comprising of unique features such as double walls and self supporting arches have been kept in top condition.

- Suitable for couple or small family

- 5 meter x 5 meter glass sliding (openable) roof, perfect for sleeping under the stars!

- Very quiet area, no noise at all except for birds chirping

- Ample parking space in the vicinity

- 2 BBQ areas with unique views of 3 churches including the Mdina cathedral

- Full size office

- Well ventilated and insulated

- All character has been restored or kept to its original condition

- All linen and beach towels provided

- 2 channel sound system (one set of speakers in the court yard, one in the upsatairs living room)

- Complimentary high speed (4mbits) wifi with unlimited bandwidth and a stable connection

- Welcome snacks, coffee and milk is also provided so you can relax after that long haul flight.

Must experience! very unique property!

Also, Very close to the the nicest beaches on the island. Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Full bed
    Bedroom 2: Sofa beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 1 Full bath


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

There is a very well connected bus stop 200m away from the door with buses passing very 15 minutes, a hop-on tourist bus leaving every hour (250m away), an electric car rental per minute called GoTo App (250m) and a tourist train (200m). There is also a large free car park 50m away. All types of transport is available, if you ever want to leave the house!

Interaction with guest

We provide a self-check with digital lock, and will come to welcome you whenever possible.


Check in time: 13:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

About the owner

Ian C.
Calendar last updated:
20 Apr 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





27 reviews

Very Good

“A great place to stay for vacation”

Reviewed 10 Sep 2018

I have stayed here a couple of times now and I can truly say that Rabat is a perfect city to say in if you want relaxed evenings by walking in empty streets, fewer people in the restaurants and better… More

“Bad booking”

Reviewed 26 Jun 2018

We are very unhappy and angry after booking our stay at no. 2 Labini st. Well in advance only to find out after we arrived that it had been double booked and that we will have to find alternative acc… More

Response from the owner Hello Yvonne, You are right - there has been a double booking and our channel manager had failed us. I have personally called you to explain in detail, unfortunately there was nothing else I could do (I was on holiday and it ruined my time too). My sincere apologies for having to cancel your 2 night stay - This is the first and last time we have had a double booking, it has been 10 years so far. Ian

“The House of Character is great!”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2017

Our family of four had a delightful stay in this lovely home. The House of Character is situated by a park which is next door to the Mdina Gate. It is perfectly sited for visiting the Old City. It is… More


Reviewed 23 Oct 2016

The owners were really helpful and the house was beautiful. The kitchen was well stocked with food essentials like milk, cereal, eggs, bread and much more, which helped as we got a late flight into Malta. We were just outside the Mdina city walls with a car park right next to our lane and the famous 24hour crystal palace for a Maltese snack. It was lovely to be able to walk round Rabat and Mdina from the house. The house itself was even more impressive than the photos! It was easy to drive over the island from the house and there was a lidl within easy driving distance. I would recommend it!

“Great location, comfortable & clean, lots of character.”

Reviewed 13 Jul 2016

Suited us perfectly because of the short stroll to the old town. Well appointed & clean property with everything we need for a 2 night stay. Comfortable bed in a very small bedroom with lovely sto… More

“Great stay, truly spectacular!”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful and unique house. Ian did a very good job restoring the house for sure. Our experience at Malta might be very different if we didn't stay here at … More

“Lovely house, wonderful feeling for space”

Reviewed 20 Jan 2016

Two night is certainly not long enough in this lovely house, with its wonderful feeling for space. Thank you also for all the fresh food and welcome – very much appreciated.

“Beautiful house in a pretty and lively little town close to dramatic cliffs and atmospheric walled city.”

Reviewed 19 Oct 2015

Our stay at the house was very pleasant and comfortable. Our hosts were also exceptional and were there to welcome us and show us around, give us tips for restaurant and best places to visit. Very fr… More

“Fabulous place- you must stay here”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2015

Marthese & Ian made us so welcome. The home was just great and so centrally located. Medina and Rabat were some of the highlights of our stay in Malta.

“It was great to stay at Ian’s house”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2015

It was great to stay at Ian’s house. Not just the atmosphere there (which is absolutely unique experience – like a time machine – allowing to dive deep into the past of Malta), but a… More

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Ian (the owner) a message.

If Ian (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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