Cornucopia Hotel

10 Gnien Imrik Street, Xaghra, Malta, XRA 1521

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By Juliet Rix, your Gozo expert

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#3 of 6
expert-rated hotels in Gozo
Expert overall rating:4.3 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.1
4.1
Eating/drinking:
3.9
3.9
Public areas:
4.7
4.7
Leisure facilities:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation

Expert review of Cornucopia Hotel

Rural Gozo hotel with attractive gardens and peaceful atmosphere.

A delightful little eighteenth-century garden courtyard leads into this intimate hotel. I particularly like the charmingly old-fashioned reception area which, along with the bar, was part of the original farmhouse, now much extended. A choice of hotel rooms and much larger bungalows makes this a good place for all kinds of visitors seeking a bit of peace and relaxation.

Location: 

On the outskirts of Xaghra with a tranquil rural feel.

Bedrooms: 

There are 50 rooms in rustic-style with tiled floors and pine furniture in the hotel itself. Most are bright, but a few a bit tired. Directly across the road, overlooking the valley, are 11 bungalows, newly built of local stone, sleeping between two and five people. Fresher than the hotel rooms, they have one bathroom to every two beds, a lounge/dining area and fully equipped kitchen. The bungalows are divided into two complexes, each with its own swimming pool.

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Public areas: 

A converted eighteenth century interior of dark wood and winding stairways plus much more recent extensions. To the rear are very pleasant gardens of palms and colourful flowers, with paved terraces and small swimming pools.

Eating and drinking: 

The restaurant, seating 150 (locals come here in considerable numbers) serves buffet breakfast, light lunches (also available by the pool) and dinner. Weekly barbecues take place in the garden in summer, replaced by the Friday Night Carvery in winter. The bungalows are equipped for full self-catering but guests can choose B&B or half board in the hotel if they wish, or just use the restaurant ad hoc.

Leisure facilities: 

Two outdoor swimming pools (not large, but not tiny), one with children’s paddling pool. Also the two bungalow pools across the road.

Service: 

All members of staff are Gozitan (by deliberate policy) – a wise move as not only does this give the place an authentic local feel, but Gozitans are known for their friendliness and hospitality.

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Who stays there: 

Tourists – including families and mature couples - both independent and tour-operator-booked. British, German, Italian and Maltese over from the main island.

Pros: 
Character
Tranquility
Cons: 
Not near the sea

More information on Cornucopia Hotel:

Price from:
£24
Type:
Hotel
Address:
10 Gnien Imrik Street, Xaghra, Malta, XRA 1521
Free tags / Keywords:
rural
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Swimming Pool

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