We did a lot of research before booking this hotel and were not disappointed. First tip: book a room with a sea view if you want a stunning view! Alot of rooms back onto a stepped alleyway which is not a problem as it was quiet but I imagine you only get a view if you request one like we did. We were self-catering as that suited us but we did eat in the cave bar one lunchtime and found our food matched the quality of the food in all the restaurants in Mellieha - exceptional, tasty and good value for money. We wanted to explore the island - this hotel is in an ideal location for northern destinations, Gozo, Comino & Valletta as bus connections are good. Do not pick this hotel if you want a week on the beach, Mellieha's beach is a bus journey away. We were too busy exploring to spend alot of time using the hotel's facilities but what we saw was of a high standard. We found staff to be extremely friendly and helpful. I'd would however advise booking a transfer from the airport for this hotel. We caught the bus and were lucky to be dropped at the top of the hill managing to find the hotel by walking downhill with more luck than judgement! If you approach the hotel from the bottom of the town with suitcases you will not be very happy with the hundreds of steps you'll have to climb to get to reception. Its fine once you're checked in as you'll be able to take the hotel lift. Mellieha is a lovely town, not taken over by tourists but gently embracing them. We plan to return!
A little removed from the town centre and up a rather steep hill, this lovely guest house provided great views over the bay (from the pool terrace if you had a street view room like us) and friendly hosts. It provided us with a comfortable base to ramble some of the coastal walks of Gozo.
Jane from Dorset
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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.
Hotel: The staff could not be anymore helpful. From giving alternative room options to advising the best local restaurants. The rooms are clean and more than adequate. (We stayed in rm 214 - family room - which had 1 x double rm, 1 x twin rm, 2 x lounge areas, 2 x bathrooms and a nice kitchen/dining area). There is free wi-fi available and also has a hairdryer (which is not specified in the facilities). There is a lovely little bar and seating area. Didn't sample the breakfast so cannot comment. You can tell that they are carrying out decor updates but we were happy to overlook this as it didn't impact the facilities. The view from the rooftop pool is stunning, especially when the sunsets.
Location: The hotel is in a brilliant location. The bus depot is literally round the corner and it only costs 1.5 euros for a full day ticket to anywhere on the Island. After visiting the Island we found that the Qawra was certainly the best place for a wider range of restaurants and bars and some are very British if you want the option of feeling home from home.
Other tips to fellow travelers: Toiletries are very expensive so try to bring as much as your own to cut costs. If you are on a budget, try to avoid going into the first restaurant you see. Have a bit of a look around as the costs can range drastically. We had one lovely meal on a budget and then went to another place that didn't show prices are were charged 50 euros for a shared fish platter. Bit of a shock!!!
I stayed in Mellieha which was a 60-90 minute bus ride from Valletta so a little far away but easy transport links if you are happy to travel.
Nice and quiet which is what I wanted.
Free wifi in reception area only, would have been good in rooms too.
Overall lovely staff - very friendly. Nice pool. Food was buffet half board and very good throughout my stay.
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