Welcome to Malta Choice - the largest choice of villas & farmhouses with private & shared pools in the Mediterranean Islands of Malta & Gozo

To check on up to date availability & prices please email info@maltachoice.com or call +44 (0) 1572 822005

Terms & Conditions

Please read the following information carefully. By making a booking the first named person on the booking agrees on behalf of all persons included in the booking that, he/she has read the following terms and conditions and agrees to be bound by them.

 

Malta Eco Tax - Important please read

Payable by all tourists from the age of 18 and over. €0.50c per person for each night spent on the Maltese Islands for types of accommodation, such as hotels, guest houses, hostels, resorts, timeshare & host families, amongst others. Capped at a maximum of €5 for each continuous stay as per link - http://www.tourism.gov.mt/en/Documents/Environmental%20Contribution.pdf

 

1) Our Agreement with you

Upon securing your holiday with Malta Choice, we will do all we can to ensure that you are happy with your booking and will at all times endeavour to provide you with accurate information to assist you in booking the right holiday. We will try to satisfy your requirements on the booking and if you have any special requests these will be met whenever possible.

2) Booking your holiday

 

Accommodation is quoted for the number of persons you have informed us will be staying in the property. No other persons will be allowed to visit or stay at the property without prior agreement with Malta Choice. If once making your booking with us you wish to add additional passengers to stay at the property or to visit then further charges will apply, please contact reservations for a quotation. Once your holiday has been confirmed you will be issued with a booking reference number and a confirmation invoice will be sent to you. Once the booking reference number is advised to you the booking is then deemed as confirmed and all cancellation charges will then apply.

 

A deposit is required upon booking you will be given booking number and once you have made your deposit payment full confirmation documents will be emailed to you. Your booking is not confirmed until a deposit has been made and confirmation documents received. The full balance payment will be due on or before 10 weeks prior to your departure. We do not send balance reminders, it is the clients responsibility to ensure the balance payment is paid on or before the balance due date. Balance payments that are not paid on or before the due date will be cancelled with a loss of deposit. If you contact us within 7 day of your balance being due to discuss the delay on the balance payment we may then at the time allow you further time to pay your balance. If no contact is made with us within these 7 days then your booking will be cancelled and any deposit payments retained by Malta Choice. Travel documents will not be sent without full payment being received by us.

3) Your privacy

We do not share your personal details with any third parties at all.  All your personal details are confidential to Malta Choice.  We may send promotional email offers to you from time to time, should you wish not to receive such details please unsubscribe by emailing us the word unsubscribe and we will remove you from our mailing list. 

4) Payment details

 

At the time of booking, you will be required to pay a deposit by credit card, debit card or bank transfer to secure your booking.  The deposit due will be shown on your booking confirmation invoice plus any surcharges depending on your payment method.   We accept credit cards (2.5% fee), debit cards (0.5% fee) or bank transfer (no fee) We will send you a payment link via Worldpay.  If you request to pay by bank transfer will will advise you of our bank details.

Balance payments  We accept credit cards (2.5% fee), debit cards (0.5% fee) or bank transfer (no fee) or you can also pay by cheque, please make your cheque payable to Malta Choice (cheques must be received 11 weeks before your departure date to allow time to clear)

Cheques that are represented to us by our bank or returned to us as 'refer to drawer' will be subject to a £15.00 / €20 bank charge/administration fee which we will add to your final balance. If we need to recover client envelopes from the Post Office due to insufficient postage being paid a charge of £5 will be made. 

 

Late balance payment fee - £15 Should you fail to make your balance payment by the date advised on your booking confirmation an email reminder will be sent to you. If you fail to make payment or contact us to advise why payment has not been paid a late payment fee may be applicable as shown above. If payment is still not received, we reserve the right to cancel any arrangements made on your behalf and retain your applicable monies paid.

 

5) Holiday Insurance

Adequate travel insurance is essential to cover you should you need to cancel your booking and to cover your personal belongings.  In the event that you should lose any items of value whilst on holiday through theft or otherwise, you must report the facts immediately to the local police and obtain a written report. If a report is not obtained it will be difficult for you to pursue any claim through your holiday insurance. Malta Choice offer a good value travel insurance, please get a quote from our insurance link.  Payment is made directly to the insurers and they do accept credit card payments online. 

6) If you cancel your booking

If you wish to cancel your booking a fee will be charged. Please note that we can only cancel your booking once we have this in writing/email from the person who has made the holiday booking or the party leader. 

 

Our cancellation fees are as follows with all booking cancellation charges subject to a £25 administration charge.

 

More than   70 days before travel        

loss of your deposit paid + administration charge

Between    43-69 days before travel

loss of 50% of total booking cost + administration charge

Between     28-42 days before travel    

loss of 75% of total booking cost + administration charge

Between     0-27 days before travel        

loss of 100% of total booking cost + administration charge

 

Please check with your travel insurance company to see if you are eligible to claim for any monies lost as we can provide you with a cancellation invoice as proof of cancellation.

7) If you change your booking

If you decide to change your holiday booking with us there will be charges made to cover any costs we incur and additional administration work, the charges are up to 25% for any element of your booking which includes cot hire, high chair hire and welcome packs. If you wish to add additional persons to your booking please contact us for a quotation.

8) If we change your booking

It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your travel arrangements and we will do all that we can to honour the agreement between us regarding the accommodation you have booked .  If we have to change your accommodation for any reason we will endeavour to provide you with alternative accommodation in the same resort to the same standard that you had originally booked or provide you an upgrade in your accommodation. If we have to cancel your accommodation for operational or any other reason we will inform you as soon as we can and offer you an alternative accommodation of at least the same standard or an upgrade. We will refund all the monies you have paid if we are not able to allocate you an alternative or higher standard accommodation in the same resort area.

9) Villas/Farmhouses & Apartments

The term villa or farmhouse is used on our website for a property with a private pool for your exclusive use. Most of our villas, farmhouses and apartments are privately owned and are maintained by the owners. In some properties with a private pool the owners may live adjacent or above the property however they do have a separate entrance.  Please note that villas/farmhouses are not necessarily stand alone buildings. Should you have any queries please enquire to the status of your property before you make your booking.

 

Definitions of our types of villas/farmhouses;

 

Duplex villa/farmhouse

Ground floor property with property owners living above. You will have a totally separate entrance for your property and the exclusive use of the private pool 

Semi detached villa/farmhouse

Single or two storey villa/farmhouse property attached to another property with the exclusive use of the private pool 

Detached villa/farmhouse

Stand alone villa/farmhouse property in it's own grounds with the exclusive use of the private pool

 

9a) Private Pool

A private pool is a pool that is for your own exclusive use it does not neccessarily mean that the pool is totally secluded or not overlooked by other properties.  If you require a property that has a pool that is totally secluded and not overlooked please ensure that you make your request in writing to us and we will advise you of properties that will match your requirments. 

10) Accommodation

Your accommodation is booked exclusively and only for the number of persons stated on your confirmation invoice/accommodation voucher only. No other persons are permitted to stay or visit in the accommodation without prior arrangement with Malta Choice. If additional persons other than those that we are aware of utilise the accommodation or it's facilities (swimming pool, outdoor showers etc) the owners have the right to ask those persons to leave the property with immediate effect. Should you not comply with these stipulations you will be asked to leave the property. In this situation, we will have no further liability to you and will not be responsible for meeting any expenses you incur as a result.  The owners insurance liability will only cover the number of persons on your booking confirmation/accommodation voucher. Properties are for holiday rental only and are not licensed for parties/functions.

 

Water, electricity and gas consumption are all included in the rental cost however certain properties have a daily fee for the use of air-conditioning of which is an optional extra. The owner or our agent will introduce himself or herself to you and they can be contacted should you require their assistance.

 

Please note that in some properties it is not always possible for the furnishings within the lounge/dining area or villa exterior/pool area to accommodate all occupants at any one time, due to space or design restrictions.

 

If you agree to purchase any additional local services such as air conditioning or internet services payment must be made direct to the owner before your departure. All of the accommodation is normally secured for you as from 14.00-15.00hrs on the day of your arrival. Your accommodation is to be vacated by 10.00hrs on the day of your departure from Malta or Gozo. YOU WILL BE ADVISED THE TIMES FOR YOUR PARTICULAR PROPERTY ON YOUR ACCCOMMODATION VOUCHER. If we are able to allow you to stay later in the accommodation that you have booked there may be a charge made for this extension. On departure you should leave the accommodation in a reasonably clean and tidy condition so we can prepare efficiently for the next guests arrival. There are certain properties where security deposits are required to be paid locally. The normal amount for the security deposit is €200 and is fully refundable should there be no damage to the property you are staying in.

 

10a) Left belongings in accommodation


Should you leave are of you belongings in your accommodation and we are able to recover these items then we will charge a stard fee of £30 which will include the item recovered from Malta and then returned via Royal Mail special delivery in the UK. Should items be oversized or overweight a quotation will be provided for you in addition to the standard £30 charge. Payments must be received before your items are returned to you.

 

11) Respectful Behaviour in your accommodation

At all times during your holiday, you are expected to have respect and show consideration for third parties. Most of our properties are privatly owned in residential areas and duplex properties have owners residing above. Please ensure the noise levels are kept to a respectful level and that you leave the property in the manner you would wish to find it.

 

If in the opinion of ourselves, accommodation owner or other person in authority, you are or appear to be behaving in such a way as to cause, or to be likely to cause, danger, distress, annoyance or damage to third parties or property either ourselves or the supplier concerned may terminate your holiday arrangements. In this situation, we will have no further liability to you and will not be responsible for meeting any expenses you incur as a result, making any refund or paying any compensation.  Subject to clause 12 you and/or your party may also be required to pay for loss and/or damage caused by your actions and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually liable for any damage or losses caused by you or any member of your party. Full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the accommodation owner or other supplier prior to departure from the accommodation. If you fail to make payment, you will be responsible for meeting any claims (including legal costs) subsequently made against us as a result of your actions together with all costs we incur in pursuing any claim against you. We cannot be held responsible for the actions or behaviour of other guests or individuals who have no connection with your booking arrangements or with us.

12) Breakage Fee

All bookings are subject to a non refundable Accidental Breakage Charge, which is applied to your booking confirmation, unless a refundable Accidental Breakage Deposit is payable locally, in which case you will be informed at the time of booking of the amount. If you or any member of your party cause any damage to your holiday accommodation or any item in it or on its premises, you and/or your party will be required to pay for the loss and/or damage caused and we will hold you and each member of your party jointly and individually responsible. Unless the damage was caused accidentally and results in losses below €150 full payment for any such damage or losses must be paid directly to the accommodation owner or other supplier prior to departure from the accommodation or an invoice in respect of it will be sent to you on your return to the UK. Where a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit has been paid, this deposit will be retained by us or local supplier in part payment of the losses you cause. IF YOU LEAVE THE ACCOMMODATION WITHOUT MAKING THE OWNERS OUR OURSELVES AWARE OF SUCH DAMAGE WE WILL CONTACT UPON YOUR RETURN TO THE UK TO CLAIM FOR DAMAGE.  WE WILL PROVIDE PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF THE DAMAGE CAUSED.

 

13) Additional Services provided

Air-conditioning and internet access is an additional extra that you can arrange whilst in resort in some of our properties (if stated on accommodation page).  These additional services form no part of your booking with Malta Choice and are to be paid for locally to the owner of the property.  Malta Choice accept no liability or responsibility for these services.  Payment is strictly between the owners and your party booking. 

14) Hotels

Certain facilities may be withdrawn from the hotels programme that are beyond our control and it is not always possible to advise you of such changes.  Please contact the duty manager at the hotels reception should you have any queries or complaints regarding any aspect of the hotels facilities

  

15) Website Description

Whilst we always aim to provide accurate details regarding resorts and the accommodation featured on our website some changes are beyond our control.  We will always endeavour to advise any known changes to your accommodation prior to your departure.  Prices shown on the property pages are from prices, for a quotation we ask you to contact us via telephone or email.

 

We do update our website on a regular basis and all information in this website has been compiled from up to date details.  We make every effort to ensure that the information and photography contained on our website is accurate. However, many individuals are responsible for the provision of your holiday arrangements and they may alter or temporarily withdraw some of the advertised facilities or services without prior notice to us. Gardens will naturally grow, furnishings may be replaced and décor updated, and it is not always possible to display the most up to date photographs. Unfortunately errors can occur, however we will always endeavour to advise you of any changes at the earliest opportunity. If a particular facility offered in our accommodation is essential to the booking of your holiday please ensure that we are made aware of this at the time of booking in writing.  Pool sizes and distances are given only as a rough guide.

 

Property names - Malta Choice may give the properties on our website our own names. We do this so that our properties and owners are protected for security reasons.  Once a booking has been made and deposits have been paid we can provide you with the exact address of the property.  When you receive your accommodation voucher you will be advised of the local name of the property.

 

16) General Information and Building works


When you are on holiday there may be the normal day-to-day works that are carried out in every country by the government for the improvement of the island. Should we be aware of any such works that we feel may have an effect on your holiday we will advise you of this whenever possible. It is at times not possible for us to be aware of certain works, due to facility failures such as electricity etc and which we have no control over. Sometimes work can begin without any prior notification to ourselves on neighbouring properties as many of our properties are also situated in residential areas.  We will endeavour to notify you as soon as we become aware of any local building works however these works even if they are neighborouring properties are completely beyond our control and we cannot be held responsible for such building works should they disrupt your holiday.

 

17) Assistance in resort

The accommodation voucher you have been provided with will have the contact telephone number for the owner or representative of the accommodation.  This is the number to call regarding any minor problems you may have for example.

 

1) Problems in working appliances in the property.

2) Power failures 

3) Hot water failure 

4) Require any information regarding the property ie - where to leave rubbish

 

Please understand we deal with numerous properties so the best person to contact is the owner/representative in resort as they will be able to help you.  ONLY If you are unable to contact the owner/representative please email or contact Malta Choice in the UK for assistance.  We will then contact the owner represntative on your behalf.

 

If you require assistance in resort and feel that you have not been assisted by the owner/representative please contact us immediately where will endeavour to assist you wherever possible.

 

17a) Expectations/Assumptions

 

You the client are responsible for ensuring you have read and understood the particular facilities available for the property you have booked. If a facility is NOT advertised on the property page then the property will not have that facility.  To simply assume or expect that the property will have such a facility can cause much disappointment to you. Please contact us in writing if a particular facility is important to you and we can advise a suitable property for your requirements.  Usually as a rule of thumb, if it is not advertised it will not be present at the accommodation. 

 

For example - Wifi available, Washing Machine, Dishwasher or Air conditioning.  If these items are a requirement please check before making you booking.  Please do not assume that you will automatically have these facilities included.  

 

Sometimes facilities can be withdrawn without prior notice to Malta Choice so please ensure if you have any special requirements we are notified in writing.

 

18) Complaints Procedure


If in the unlikely event that you have any cause whilst in resort to lodge a complaint about any aspect of your holiday, we would ask you to speak to your local representative, hotelier or owner immediately and make them aware of your problem (contact numbers will be shown on your accommodation voucher). They will do all that they can to assist you with the complaint whilst you are in resort. If you are still unhappy with any aspect of your holiday we would ask you to contact us in the UK for our immediate assistance. If when you return back to the UK you feel that there is an ongoing reason for you to issue a complaint we would ask you to contact us in writing within 7 days of your arrival back home. We can then look at your comments and respond with our findings on our services. If you do not follow the complaints procedure then we have the right not to act upon any claim being made. No complaints will be considered if you have not brought the matter to the attention of the representative/owner or Malta Choice whilst you are in Malta or Gozo.  If an offer of compensation is made on behalf of Malta Choice you have 7 days to accept or decline our offer.  If no response is received within this time limit then all offers made with be null and void and the matter will be closed for any further negotiation.

 

Should you have any queries on any aspect of our booking conditions please contact Malta Choice where we will be happy to assist you.

 

 



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