While the foremost appeal of Jules Suites may be its impeccable and affordable selection of rooms and flexible self-catering approach to accommodation, a knock-on effect of its location is also another form of flexibility: the geographical kind.
Now, first-time visitors to Malta may find themselves scratching their heads as to why geographical location is even an issue for a country like Malta. After all, surely its tiny size guarantees maximum mobility at all times?
Well, yes and no.
It may in fact be true that Malta is easier to circumnavigate than other countries in some ways – given the relatively tiny size of its overall land mass – but it’s also true that issues like population density and the related matter of traffic and congestion do create problems during certain hours of the day.
This is why the centrally-located Jules Suites, situated at the heart of St Julian’s, shaves off plenty of problems for the time-strapped but adventurous traveller. With a bus terminus situated just opposite its premises, Jules guarantees that visitors will be able to make their way to virtually any location on the island with relative ease.
And one of the easiest places to get to is in fact Malta’s Baroque crown jewel – the capital city of Valletta.
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Valletta was built by Grandmaster Jean de la Vallette soon after the Turkish invasion of Malta was repelled during the Great Siege of 1565. To this day, the gridirion streets that contradict the hilly peninsula remain a unique site to experience and walk through. Free from the streamlined polish of more outwardly modern places like Sliema and Bugibba, Valletta houses all the comforts and amenities one can expect from a capital city, while also showing off the weathered bruises and scratches of its history with pride.
Historical hotspots abound – perhaps the chief of them being the gilded St John’s Co-Cathedral, housing a Caravaggio – but bars and cafes are also plentiful, with even its residential areas retaining a charm worthy of sightseeing.
The good news is that, should you tire of Valletta – an unlikely possibility, but there it is – reaching yet another part of Malta is doubly easy.
Because in Malta, all roads lead to Valletta. And all roads – and handily enough, bus routes – leave out of it.