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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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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our third stay at the Xara (last one in 2008), and this time for just 3 nights before moving on to Valetta for another 3. As others have noted, Room 14 has a lot to commend it - the private terrace and jacuzzi provided a perfect place to relax after a busy morning exploring the City. On our last visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed only one night at this beautiful place in jacuzzi room and loved it! Hotel staff was kind, friendly and helpful! The old building is unique and the room is well designed and managed. The food quality at the next door restaurant was excellent. Try the Maltese starter plate. It is delicious. They have big portions. Do not miss your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a group of eight who returned for a second visit to Xara Palace, Mdina. We would not consider staying anywhere else on the island. The rooms are individually furnished and very comfortable. Most have a spiral staircase which would not be suitable for the elderly or infirm. We had a wonderful meal on the terrace of the De... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Xara Palace on our wedding night and I stayed the night before my wedding with one of my bridesmaids. Our suite, room 4, was tastefully decorated and extremely roomy. The shuttered windows look inwards to the silent city. As such, the room lacks an abundance of natural light but is very cool in temperature which was welcome... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked the Xara expecting a high caliber of service and accommodation. The service was excellent but the room we stayed in was shoddy and lacking higher star facility ... The carpet was stained, furniture and decor not in keeping with a " palace" atmosphere, the mattress left us sleepless and overall there was little attention to the amenities. All... More

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ex pat in Ct
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was by far our favorite hotel in Malta. A luxurious palazzo in the heart of Mdina, beautifully appointed with comfortable quiet rooms. We had room 14 which included a rooftop terrace overlooking the countryside complete with very private jacuzzi. Excellent continental breakfast with the best bread and coffee of our trip. However, although breakfast was included there was an... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a long tiring trip to malta. Arriving at the xara palace was a dream. Staff where wonderful and attentive. Always on hand without being obtrusive. The breakfast was wonderful. Couldn't recommend this hotel enough.

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lancashire
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a problem with my room smelt musty and damp ,also blood stains on carpet ,Felt that I was quiet ignored when I complaint at front desk went back to my room thought about wot happened and rang down to say I wasn't happy to just go out and they will tend to it ! So they asked me... More

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I used to be a frequent client at the Trattoria AD 1530 since a year and a half a go. We decided to go as a whole family to dinner there for a special occasion and the food was a mess, salad with no dressing, pasta instead of pizza and when changed on purpose an enormous amount of chili was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

This hotel, in the middle of Mdina, is in a wonderful spot and great for a couple of nights. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and generally, there is a quality feel to everything. The rooms we had had great views over the countryside towards Valletta and there was a peaceful air about the hotel. Be aware that the... 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 And Chateaux
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux Hotel Mdina
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux Malta/Mdina

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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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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