The Xara Palace was a beautiful hotel, the staff were so helpful and the hotel exceeded our expectations. Mdina in our opinion was the best place to go for a quiet peaceful holiday. We visited for the Mdina Classic Car Grand Prix which was fantastic and after the day to return to such a peaceful hotel with luxurious decor was the icing on the cake. Felt quite sad when we left the hotel as we would have loved to stay longer. Mdina is a beautiful Silent City with some lovely restaurants and wine bars and even though it was a little busy during the day with 'tourists' it was still peaceful. A romantic place to go for couples if you like it quiet and peaceful.
Jean from England West Yorkshire
Initially built for the noble family Moscati Parisio , the The Xara Palace - Relais & Chateaux Hotel in Mdina Malta is an …More
Room spacious and clean, however it was not clearly stated in the description that the free wifi and the air conditioning only applied in the reception area. The room only had a rather inadequate ceiling fan. Also there was no mention that there is a 50 euro deposit for the room key. A room safe could be hired as also could an extra fan but these had a deposit of 10 euros apiece and a daily charge, meaning your funds are 70 euros down instantly if you want security and comfort on your holiday.
Lovely self catering accommodation with lovely view of the bay from the front of the apartments,however We do note that there were rear apartments that only have a view of a mural wall,which if we had, we would have been a little disappointed with.
Facilities in apartment and space was very good,however the beds weren't the most comfortable.(hard mattress, personal preference?)
It was late in season and the pool was " Bracing" and only had sun till noon.May be warmer earlier in season??However a beautiful ,clean and well positioned pool.
The only contact we had with the apartment manager was efficient and friendly.
Situated around the corner of the more busier part of the bay,which suited us well.
Restaurant food was fine and staff were as helpful as they were able and very friendly.
Local transport was easily accessible,affordable and well worth it.
We would stay here again.
This hotel was suprisingly really nice. It was clean, had everything we needed and a nice pool. The staff were helpful and the hotel was just around the corner from the bay, a short walk from bugibba square and the bus station. After the negative reviews, my friend and I really didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly suprised by the comfort and convenience of this hotel. We didn't eat in the restaurant or stay for the entertainment but the BBQ they had by the pool looked lovely. As some other people have said, the air con in the living room (not the one in the bedroom), was loud but that didn't really bother us.
I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a relaxing stay in Malta in a comfortable hotel.
We had a lovely week at Shamrock. The accomodation is not luxurious (no microwave, electric kettle etc), but was spacious and perfect for our needs - and for the price very good value for money. We had a lovely stay at Shamrock. Antida (the proprietor) was very helpful and friendly.
Shamrock is in Bugibba, with plenty of options for eating out - and a very small beach to swim just down the road. Like most of Malta's beaches, it is stony so take beach shoes with.
I read in other reviews people complaining that their children were not allowed to splash around in the rooftop pool etc. If your children are well behaved and respect the house rules, you will be fine at Shamrock. If your children are wild, either keep them under control or choose a different establishment where noise etc is permitted.
All in all Shamrock represents good value for money basic self-catering accommodation and I would certainly recommend it.
Traveller from Birmingham, United Kingdom
The centrally located Shamrock Apartments is an ideal holiday apartment complex if you are looking for budget …More
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