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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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Misrah il-Kunsill, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I really enjoyed this hotel. It is located in a restored old palace, in the walled city of Mdina. It is important to know that Mdina is in the central part of the island, a 20 minute drive from Valletta. But there are a lot of interesting places to see and walk to from the hotel. Valletta... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On our first visit to Malta we visited this nice Hotel just for a few minutes - enough for us to decide to choose it for our next stay. Indeed we wanted to return to Malta for only few reasons - one of them was this Hotel. We booked for three nights and were keen on the Jacuzzi Suite we... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a treat we spent our last two nights on Malta at the Xara Palace. Gorgeous room, balcony and hot tub. And the view was something else! The restaurant was beautiful, with the same open air view. The room was slightly musty, but for me it just added to the whole experience of sleeping in a room which was part... More 

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Vallejo, California, United States
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While this is a very charming hotel in a former palace, and the location is excellent inside the walled city of Mdina, do be careful to avoid rooms with mildew. We had read on TripAdvisor that room #10 had mildew, so were aware of this possibility. We were offered room #2, but we rejected it because it was very musty... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last year my wife and I visited Malta for the first time. We spent a long weekend. We arrived on Friday afternoon, early spring. When you enter through the big gate the beautiful ancient city of Mdina, you immediately feel relaxed. In a certain way, time is standing still. The Xara Palace is a real experience, the wooden panels, the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great setting, staff and rooms. Unfortunately it is let down by its catering arrangements. If you want a full breakfast its great but overpriced BUT if you just want something light and inexpensive its not available and if you have a dairy allergy there is nothing at all you can have. Also the food in the associated pizza restaurant is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful location and building but extremely disappointing service. Coffee returned as un drinkable and gin and tonics brought to table already made up. No drinks mats! Friends just stayed and it was shocking. Cold and wet with no fires lit. Does not deserve to have Relais Chateau recommendation

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed over the weekend there. The best place to stay in Mdina and to discover Malta. Great location, very friendly staff, Rooms are interesting furnished and the sunny patio is nice for a drink. Le Mondion restaurant is excellent and will hopefully get the first Michelin star very soon.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very elegant hotel and an attractive restaurant with a fantastic view of Malta. Best for dinner for a romantic evening. Lunch for the best spectacular views. A MUST after a visit of Mdina. And don't forget to pruchase Mdina Glass.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Xara Palace last weekend, it's certainly a beautiful hotel and an amazing location in Mdina. We had a deluxe suite with panoramic views of the island as well as a view of the courtyard - room was superb. We also had dinner in Le Mondian restaurant on the first night, food, wine and service were all excellent.... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your experience at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. Our guests' feedback is very important to us. We strive to ensure that our guests experience the best visit possible when staying with us and therefore, please rest assured, that the contents of your review and the matters that caused... More 

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