On outskirts of Xaghra, the Cornucopia is a nice but tired hotel. Its part of a group of 5 star hotels and it feels like it hasn't been updated for about 20 years and might get all the old stuff handed down from the other hotels.
We got a standard room on check-in, which was huge with an extra twin bedroom. Decor was dated and double bed small and short, but the small balcony looked out over the upper pool so we were fine with it. However the bathroom was old, fittings were rotting away and the water that came out of the the pipes was yellow. So we asked for a room change and the very helpful manager Brian gave us a bungalow.
The bungalow was the bottom one (50 steps down a hill) and was even more spacious than the room had been. Open kitchen/living/dining area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a small terrace that led to the small shared pool. Very nice view over Masalforn and nice lay out.
However here too everything was quite tired. The few pool beds were all broken, and the pool itself clearly old and in need of some (minor/cosmetic) repairs.
Bathrooms were ok but also old and slightly yellowing, and one toilet had problematic flushing.
The double bed was small and short again, but also extremely hard so had to switch to the twin beds to sleep. Even though I normally like hard mattresses, this was just too much.
Brian switched the mattresses the next day which definitely helped. But problem was that the mattresses weren't very thick and the bed frame didn't have slats or springs, but just a flat board.
So probably the beds here are not to be recommended if you have a bad back or are tall (over 5'11/180cm your feet start hanging out over the end).
The breakfast is in a nice enough space with low, old ceiling beams but it feels crowded with the (cheap looking) tables & chairs. There's a basic buffet, with eggs etc under heater elements and bad instant coffee (from vending machine). I skipped the breakfast after the first time as preferred to go elsewhere and get decent coffee and food.
In general I would say that the Cornucopia is attractive looking though not too spacious in its communal areas. And fine for a 3 star hotel, especially the size of rooms, general cleanliness and friendly manager Brian are a big plus. But it is tired looking and the refurbishment (apparently some rooms have new bathrooms) long overdue.
Ask for a room with a new bathroom.
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Thank you for finding the time to review your experience at the Cornucopia Hotel.
We are really sorry that on your arrival we experienced water cuts and when service resumes it comes yellowish which recede after letting it running for a while.
Unfortunately on that specific day the Hotel was fully booked, and the only alternative accommodation available was the bottom bungalow which to get to it there is some thirty steps. Coincidently at the beginning of this year all mattresses in the bungalow section were changed to new orthopedic ones, so maybe it was hard for your liking.
All the restaurant furniture is made from solid oak with a rustic design, and this is the first time that any one described them as cheap.
Although we try our best to give the best possible Holiday experience to all our guest we understand and respect that everyone has his own perspective of things and we do apologies for not meeting yours to the full.
Wish you all the best
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