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“Maltese hospitality” 4 of 5 stars
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Qbajjar Rd, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Marsalforn
Tripoli, Libya
1 review
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“Maltese hospitality”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

I stayed for 5 days in one of the studio apartments they rent near the hostel (about 50 meters).

The place looks like brand new. It's a small studio but everything, from the forniture to the bathroom or the kichenette was really well setted up.
Four or less minutes walking to the sea with lots of reataurants, bars, souvenir shops and diving centres.

Joseph, the owner, picked up from the ferry station. He helped out on everything we requested. Very kind staff.

Don't forget to try out the restaurant. Very tasty local dishes in a familiar ambient.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Townsville, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

I had read great things about the Lantern Guest House and decided to take one of their apartments for a three night stay in Gozo. The place is quite well located, and it was great to have the transfer with the owner picking us up from the ferry. He does charge 12 Euros to take you back, however. He carried our bags up the stairs which was wonderful as we were on the top floor. The apartment had two nice sized bedrooms and a stove and tv, it only got Maltese and Italian stations. Each bedroom had a shower and toilet but only one toilet flushed properly. The towells were old and scratchy, better off with your own if you can pack one.

The apartment was obviously once rented out as three separate rooms with a communal kitchen. The third room was locked but we could hear a television and children playing in this room. The owner lives downstairs and obviously has extended the third room to become part of his apartment. As such, the bathroom of one bedroom is right beside their bathroom, and a lot can be heard from their children. This was ok for us as we also had a small child, but for those who don't it would probably prove to be a bit annoying.

The restaurant we had heard so much about was empty and doors closed, but I guess it is opened up for anyone who wants it to be. The apartments aren't serviced, but if you like to do your own cooking there is sufficient supplies here. Its all pretty basic though, but nice for a cheap stay in a quiet place like Gozo.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2010

Just returned from a 5-day stay at the Lantern Guest House, Gozo. Joseph and his family were very welcoming and helpful. Suggest guests stay 'half-board' - as I did - no time limit for evening meal and the restuarant was excellant! I recommend this guest house and would definately stay there again! - Judy S (Harrogate, Yorks)

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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abu dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2009

Joseph and Michelle were wonderful! I stayed in the apartment across the street (it has two guestrooms, full access to kitchen, balconies, and bathroom). The room was tidy and pleasantly cool. I would definitely recommend it and the adjoining family restaurant (try the seafood pizza) to anyone visiting Gozo.

Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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7 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

Room was cute, clean, well furnished and reasonably spacious with small balcony. Hotel is well-located to restaurants, buses, etc. Breakfast included fried eggs! Owner (Joseph) and restaurant owner (sorry, name forgotten) were very friendly and helpful. Joseph picked us up at the ferry terminal. We would definitely return to Malta, to Gozo and to the Lantern Guest House again.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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MEX
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2009

My wife and I spent 3 great nights there and they were so nice and gentle so I strongly recommend them. They'll make feel like family.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

Stayed for 3 nights. Joseph picked us up at ferry. Room was pleasant. Excellent breakfasts from Raphael. Family was helpful and friendly. Would well recommend the Lantern. Not all rooms have nice views though.

  • Liked — Friendly owners/breakfast
  • Disliked — Gas heater (tho' such heaters seem common in Malta)
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Qbajjar Rd, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Gozo > Marsalforn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Marsalforn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
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Lantern Guest House - BAHIM Hotel Island Of Gozo/Marsalforn, Malta

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