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Fabulous A/C villa, fantastic views & free WiFi

 Villa Is - Setah
Villa Is - Setah
Villa Is - Setah
Large private pool overlooking stunning views
Central courtyard
Relaxing area overlooking horse's paddock and views
unique views of sunrise on the sea
Xaghra
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11

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mcdryburn
Edinburgh
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“An amazing villa run by lovely helpful people on a wonderful island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

We travelled as a party of 7adults and 2 children in October. Pauline and Mario (the owners) could not have made us feel more welcome and from the pick up from the ferry on arrival to the drop off at the end of our week nothing was too much trouble for them and this made our stay trouble free and stress less.

The villa itself is amazing with 5 great bedrooms and plenty of space to allow our large party to not feel on top of each other. The pool area and terrace are great (although the water was a wee bit bracing ...but it was October i guess)

There are some great restaurants close by. Totally recommend Tal Furnar which is a few minutes walk from the villa. Food is local and tastes amazing. DVenue in the main square is also great.

A trip to Ramla bay is great for a day at the beach as is a boat trip to Comino and the blue lagoon. Xlendi is great for a lazy lunch and walk or a swim off the rocks.

So much positive to say about this villa and the island itself....just go experience it for yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Richard W
Bridgwater
1 review
“An amazing family holiday in superb accommodation on a lovely island.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

The accommodation ranks among the best our family have holidayed in (the weather was extremely hot so we made good use of the lovely swimming pool). The villa is ideally situated in the village with only a short walk to a handy food store and not far from the main square of Xaghra where there are some really good small restaurants. We made a few sightseeing trips which were arranged for us by Pauline and Mario. We would all love to go back to the tranquil, friendly and beautiful island of Gozo again sometime in the future. Special thanks to the owners Pauline and Mario for all the Help they gave us.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: The location and overall cleanliness and comfort of the property and the pool.
Liked least: Noise from neighboring guests and early morning traffic.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Large groups
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Libbey_11
Lanark, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Fabulous villa and owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

Just returned from a 2 week holiday in Malta and Gozo and our second week we stayed in this lovely villa that provided us with a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing holiday. Mario and Pauline are wonderful people who were always helpful in everything we required including a great taxi service. Nothing was too much trouble. The villa has very spacious rooms and I thoroughly enjoyed the huge kitchen. There were 5 of us, myself, husband, son and 2 friends who were visiting Gozo for the first time and it certainly won't be our last. So different from Malta of which I love, however, Gozo has that something extra. Village people all over Gozo are the nicest people I have ever met on holiday. Loved the ambience of the whole island. Went to some lovely restaurant and Pullitos restaurant I have to give a special mention to and have put a separate review of this if anyone would like to read this.

The pool area of this villa is fantastic. Just one wee suggestion that I forgot to mention is to have some plastic plates and cups for outside eating (we are very safety conscious) and some salad tongs.There were only 2 cups although these items didn't spoil our holiday in any way. On the whole the villa was one of the best I have ever stayed in and I have been to a lot of villas in our time.. It was very clean for our arrival and it was nice to receive a lovely welcome pack with everything you would need to start you off. The pick up to and from the Ferry back to the airport was great and well organised. Thank you Pauline and Mario for letting us stay in your villa and hope that you have many more visitors who enjoy it so much. Liz, Donny, Colin, Linda and George from Scotland.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property?
5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property 5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses
5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils 5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Everything. Our son really liked the excellent free wi-fi provided.
Liked least: Nothing, everything was great.
Traveling group: With Friends
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EmilyLG
1 review
“Excellent villa - just wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 for a stay in September 2011

Absolutely loved staying here - a beautiful villa in a very pretty village. From the welcome at the airport from Mario to our last goodbye after 2 weeks, we felt thoroughly well looked after and very relaxed. The villa had everything we needed including beautiful verandas with great views, big bathrooms, a decent pool and comfy beds. The air con was brilliant and provided a good nights sleep for us and our baby. The BBQ was huge and was used every night and the pool safety gate used constantly - what a thoughtful touch for parents! The village, only a short walk away, had some lovely restaurants, a couple of good (quiet) bars and an excellent pizza place. We walked into Marsalforn most days and really enjoyed the small beach and first class restaurants. This holiday ticked all the boxes - thanks to Pauline and Mario! We'll be back.

5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Samphire6
Sussex
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A wonderful holiday villa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

I cannot praise Pauline and Mario highly enough for all they did for us on this holiday. I travelled with the reviewer below and due to a serious accident to my partner our holiday was thrown into disarray but knowing Pauline was there was a great support. She really is a Wonder woman! However before this difficult time we had a wonderful time in the villa. Our transfer from the airport to the hype was smooth and when we arrived at the villa were all very pleasantly surprised by it's beautiful aesthetic and great modern amenities and comforts. All rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated and air conditioned. There are lovely balconies and a terrace looking out on to a beautiful view. The kitchen was well equipped, modern and big enough for our party of 10. Even with so many people in the house there was always space to get away fir private moments. The pool area was good although the pool lost dire t sunshine mid afternoon although the sun lounging area still remained I. Bright sunshine. Xaghra is a beautiful Gozitan village near the islands main beach Ramla. A car is necessary in Gozo wherever you stay. Would definitely return to the villa and remain so grateful to Pauline and Mario

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
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Liked best: The sense of space in the house and view
Liked least: I liked it all
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Rosyroser...
Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A beautiful, spacious family villa located in scenic Xaghra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011 for a stay in August 2011
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I can't give enough praise to both Mario and Pauline who rented us our villa at Is-Setah. From the moment we got off of the plane they catered to our every need. Mario arranged transport from the airport to the front door of the villa- he even drove us from the ferry port himself! The house was clean, spacious and offered breathtaking views from the upstairs bedrooms. The villa is a short walk from the local store - abrahams - which although small stocks a fantastic variety of fresh pasta, cured meats and fresh groceries. The Villa is also just a short drive from Marselforn (great for lunch and snorkeling) and Victoria, the main shopping area.
During out stay one of our party sustained a serious back injury and both Mario and Pauline offered all the support they could give from the very start - Pauline even paid a visit to the hospital! They were very flexible due to our predicament, allowing us to keep the rented car past our original departure date and keeping in contact after we had left the house to check we were getting along fine. Every one of our group of 9 had a fantastic experience at the villa and I would recommend a stay here to anyone visiting Gozo.Overall a Brilliant value for money a fantastic holiday!

5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
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Lizzie128...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“An excellent property in a good location - we had a great time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011 for a stay in May 2011

Is Setah is a lovely property. Good location with nice views. Very clean and well equipped. Lovely bedrooms (though pillows very hard!) and plenty of bathrooms.
The pool was great and good size too. Very friendly owner and transfers from airport were excellent. The village of Xaghra was a good base to see the rest of Gozo with some nice restaurants in the square as well. We really enjoyed the open air jeep we rented too!.

4 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 5, 2011
We live next door to this villa and we always ask our clients if everything is ok and if they need anything they can always tell us. So if you told us about it we would have been more than pleased to give you other pillows to choose from as we have different types.It was such a small thing for us to do.
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