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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I made a last minute booking directly with the Xara Palace to stay with them for 4 days. The only room available was the presidential suite, and while not our normal choice of room we agreed as we wished to stay in the hotel. Arriving late on a Friday evening we were shown to a large duplex... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A 5* Boutique hotel boasting just 17 rooms & suites in the centre of Mdina itself. Upon check in the lovely Robert Cino took us to the lounge and sat is down whilst he completed our check in formalities and offered us chilled Kinnie (Malta's own soft drink made with bitter oranges, am acquired taste but refreshing drink) We stayed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a surprise long weekend break to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in the deluxe suite with private terrace and jetted tub - if you are thinking of staying here then this is the option I would take as it certainly helped to make our trip special. The hotel and surroundings are very romantic and a lovely place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

5 days/4 nights in a duplex suite. Charming Hotel situated in the old Mdina village (15 minutes from the city, Valletta). Pleasant and comfortable suite on the first floor. 5view on the street). King size bed, large sitting room. Quiet and Peaceful.Noisy AC and hot water was not there.... WIFI is complimentary but performance is not good. Breakfast can be... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Xara is an old restored hotel, which if I am honest, was a little tired in places, but that did not detract from its charm too much. We stayed at the Xara for a few days while attending the Bieganski Art Festival in Valletta and this was not our first visit to the Island. Our room was up some... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When me and my wife arrived in Malta we met the driver we booked at Xara to transfer us to the hotel. It was a very nice and smart gentleman, he was on time at airport and during the transfer he presented us the history of Malta and Mdina, the silent city, from a very luxurious car. Our wonderful honeymoon... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've previously visited the hotel for dinner at the De Mondion restaurant, and decided then that we wanted to return and stay as part of our summer visit to Malta and Gozo. The Xara Palace is a wonderful oasis of relaxation - the staff friendly and helpful, and the setting beautiful. Breakfast each morning, high on the bastions with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Xara Palace provides a quiet luxury in beautiful Mdina. The palace offers beautiful rooms with fantastic views over Malta all the way to the coast. The extremely helpful staff provided polite and helpful advice. The restaurants provided excellent meals at a fair value. If you go to Malta, you must stay at least part of your visit in the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Horrible. Too expensive, not clean, old, just horrible. We take took a suite and we were so disappointed. If you have money the spend in something horrible, just go! The city of MDINA is nice to visit but you d ont need th stay in a hotel there. You can do it in one day, it s enough. If you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In July 2014 I stayed together with my wife in this wonderful boutique hotel. Upon arrival around 13hrs our Duplex suite was not ready yet, so we strolled around the Mdina first. After lunch our Duplex suite number 3 was ready. The suite did not have any view regretfully. Although it is a wonderful hotel in a special place on... More

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Address: Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
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Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Mdina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux 5*
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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux has 17 Rooms and Suites, all vary in size and style. Some of the Suites have Jacuzzis on their private terrace with spectacular views of the island. The Duplex rooms and Suites offer split level accommodation with the lounge area and private facilities on one level and bedroom services on the other level of the Room or Suite. Outdoor pool is available in an alternative location and shuttle service is provided. ... more   less 
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