Welcome to Akwador Guest House

A home away from home!

About Us

Our history


We have been operating the Akwador Guest House in Marsaskala since 2013. Since taking over the management of the Guest House we have undertaken a modernisation program to bring the accommodation up to date in terms of interior decor, adding air conditioning units to the rooms and dining area, installing revolutionary far infrared wall heaters for the winter and installing fast FREE WiFi.

The Akwador Guest House has the best views of the bay for room rental - equalling, if not  surpassing  some of the many sea view apartments on offer in the village. By maintaining high standards in cleanliness and in guest hosting, the Akwador has achieved Certificates of Excellence from Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor and most recently HotelsCombined. 

We are thankful to our guests for taking the time to share their experiences and making it possible for us to achieve our high rankings. 

Thank you! 

Larisa and Neil! 

Excellent FREE WiFi coverage


Today, the first question asked of us on arrival is "What is the WiFi code?"

The Akwador has invested in 3 powerful WiFi routers providing coverage in your room and in the communal areas with a fast WiFi connection free of charge. We encourage guests to bring tablets and laptops in order to stream news and movies in their language rather than rely on outdated room televisions showing monochrome American Westerns on cable!

Fantastic local restaurants


One of our favourite quips is "Don't worry, you will not starve in Marsascala!"

For a small local sea side resort, Marsascala boasts many restaurants, bars and bistros serving a variety of cuisine. Catering mainly for Maltese customers the restaurant prices are lower and portions are larger in Marsascala than found in the average tourist areas. For the convenience of our guests, we have restaurant recommendations based on feedback from previous guests.

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What is in Marsascala?


Download this convenient map before you arrive in Marsascala. It shows you where shops, bank ATMs, restaurants and buses are. The restaurants in red are those recommended by our guests. Note the one way streets and central location!

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Our Rooms


Before you book, it is nice to see what a typical room will look like. Each room is different and colour themed rather than being hotel generic. It also means you may not get a room that is exactly the same as the one in the picture!

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Tours and Excursions


There is much to see in Malta and taking an excursion can mean seeing so much more. With plenty to choose from and include everything from trips to Gozo, neighbouring Sicily or simple Hop On Hop Off buses. Check out our tours here.

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Airport Transfers


Take the stress out of your holiday by arranging a convenient private transfer from the Airport Arrivals Hall direct to the Akwador. Cheaper than a local taxi and more reliable than using buses.

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Breakfast options

Jacobs Brew Cafe

If a cooked Full English breakfast is your thing, then Jacob's Brew Cafe on the Ground floor is there to satisfy you. If you prefer to self cater - then take advantage of the Akwador Dining Area.

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Use our secure booking button to check availability and book with us directly on line. If you have any questions, we would be pleased to answer them via our contact page.

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Do you serve Breakfast?


Jacob's Brew Cafe

Sarah and Jacob are on hand to welcome you every morning with a pot of tea or bottomless cup of coffee. 

If a full English breakfast, their famous X-Large toasties or their tasty pancakes cannot satisfy you - then nothing will!.

Each room has a Jacob's Brew menu so you can ponder before you leave your room.

Alternatively, you can purchase the discounted breakfast voucher at only €5.50 per person if you agree to have breakfast for your entire stay!


Akwador Dining Area

The Akwador has breakfast options to suit all. From the traditional bed and breakfast to self catering. The Akwador provides one shelf in the refrigerator for each room, cupboard space for non refridgeable food you might purchase and all the crockery and cutlery you need. 

There is FREE tea and coffee, jam sachets and condiments.

A microwave and toaster is provided to knock up a light breakfast or re-heat a take away.

We offer a packed breakfast package at only €4.00 per person for those who want to get out and about and eat on the move.

PLEASE NOTE: There is NO facility for cooking on a stove.


Garden Roof Terrace

Why breakfast indoors when you can enjoy making your own and taking in the stunning views across the Marsascala Bay?

Outdoor tables and chairs (including those with sun cover) make for a pleasant seating in the morning, afternoon or evening.

Sun loungers to enjoy that tall cool beer or glass of Maltese wine while you soak up the sun completes the scene.



OPTION 1: Self Catering


Facilities are provided for all our guests to self-cater. These include a shelf in the refrigerator and a shelf in a cupboard situated in the Akwador dining area. The guest has full use of crockery and cutlery plus a bread toaster and microwave. 

FREE Tea & Coffee and jam selection is available for all guests 24 hours a day.


OPTION 2: AKWADOR Packed breakfast for €4.00 per person

  **Must be ordered before 17:00hrs the previous day**


Crackers with cheese spread triangles

Hard boiled egg

Carton of fruit juice 

Mini chocolate bar

Fruit (Apple or Orange)

FREE Tea & Coffee and jam selection is available for all guests 24 hours a day.

OPTION 3: AKWADOR & Jacob’s Brew Breakfast Deal at only €5.50 per person

  **Available as a discounted breakfast only if selected for at least 3 days  (do not need to be consecutive) during the period of your stay

Enjoy a daily breakfast choice of the following:

· Cooked breakfast: sausage or bacon; egg; beans; toast with a choice of juice or hot chocolate or tea or coffee. 


· Pancakes with fillings/toppings of your choice and a drink (juice or hot chocolate or tea or coffee) 

Are you a veggie? Ask, and certain breakfast items containing meat can be substituted!

OPTION 4: A la carte selection from the Jacob’s Brew Menu

 See their full menu here or check your Room Services Directory

Download marsascala map

We have compiled a simple diagrammatic drawing of Akwador and surrounding Marsascala. Everthing within the map is within easy walking distance from the Guest House. The closest restaurant being 20 metres and the furthest a 15 minute walk to St Thomas Bay. We hope you will find it useful - the red restaurants/bars are those recommended by our guests based on feedback. Consistent good feedback gets our red mark of recommendation. 


  1. For the purchase of €15, €21 and €29 Talinja (Bus) cards, try Midas shop or the Old Maltese Bakery
  2. The closest Sub-Post Office for the purchase of stamps, posting of letters and parcels is at Needz Stationery in Triq Is-Sliem
  3. Should you require the services of a doctor, the closest is at St Anna Pharmacy in Triq Il-Qalet from 12:30- 04:00. An appointment cost €10.
  4. If you go to Cirkewwa Ferry terminal, the crossing over will not require payment, you are charge a return when coming back from Mgarr.
  5. Don't miss out on Happy Hour (every day 15:00 - 18:00) at Sensi Lido in St Thomas Bay where you buy one cocktail and get one free!
  6. If you are taking a bus to Valletta from the Marsascala Bus Terminus, take numbers 91, 92 and 93. All these buses will get you back to Marsascala on return.
  7. If you wish to take a bus to Marsaxlokk or Airport, you can catch the No. 135 (Airport) or No. 119 (Marsaxlokk and Birżebbuġa) from the Vajrita bus stop situated at the top of Triq Vajrita and Triq Il-Qalet
  8. Maltese restaurants serve large portions. It is perfectly acceptable to ask them to place uneaten portions in a take away box. You can store them on your fridge shelf and reheat in the microwave for tomorrow's lunch!
  9. On Sunday, most commercial shops will be closed. Buses run on a reduced Sunday timetable but all restaurants and tourist attractions will be operational. During the week, some shops will close between 12:00 - 16:00 for siesta.
  10. Your bus ticket is valid for a two hour journey. You can travel from one side of Malta to the other in two hours! If you get off a bus and get on another to continue your journey, you can use the same ticket if within the two hour period. If you attempt to return - you must purchase another ticket as seen as an additional journey.

M'Skala map May 2018 (pdf)


Airport Transfers

NOTE: Larger groups requiring a mini bus (usually more than 4 persons) may be arranged on your behalf with a reputable local taxi company. Prices will be advised in advance at time of booking.

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Akwador Guest House

No 8 Triq Vajrita, Marsaskala, MSK3320, Malta



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