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Xlendi
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4

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TDD1978
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Xlendi - We'll Be Back!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

After reading all the previous reviews of Carol and Graham’s apartment, we had big expectations, however, we weren’t disappointed. In fact from the moment we walked in we felt right at home, and over the next 10 days enjoyed all the comforts of home. The apartment was bigger than we expected, was well laid out and had everything right on hand. Having 2 toilets and 2 showers was a luxury and the use of a washing machine meant no extra baggage fees if you choose to travel with a budget airline!!

Xlendi itself is a wonderful place to stay. Being away from the big tourist spots makes you feel a bit special. There are good swimming areas, enjoyable restaurants right on the water and the staff are very friendly. Xlendi has lots of places to explore and even though the buses are extremely efficient (and air conditioned) Victoria is only a 25 minute walk away. The buses are great for seeing all the tourist spots around Gozo, but there is ample space at the apartment for a car if you prefer.

Carol and Graham – thank you for everything – your tips on things to see and do, your attention to the smallest detail for our comfort and enjoyment and everything else that made our trip so memorable.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Jul 7, 2013
Thank you so much for your glowing review. It is so nice that our efforts are appreciated, to make your holiday in our apartment, as comfortable and trouble free as we possibly can. We would be happy to welcome you back, anytime.
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goodwinma...
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“A perfect base in Gozo.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

There are many commendations for this apartment on these pages, and we have no hesitation in adding to them. We enjoyed a fabulous fortnight here! It felt immediately like a 'home from home' and is more spacious than the photos would perhaps suggest. As many have pointed out, it is the thoughtful provision of useful necessities that sets No. 2 apart from the rest. Since food shopping had to be done in Victoria, we particularly appreciated the availability of a 'thermos rucksack'. Also, relatively unusual in rented property is the luxury of having bed linen and towels changed (and the flat cleaned!) halfway through your stay.
Xlendi is an immediately appealing spot, busy with divers, walkers, families or those who have just come to enjoy the excellent restaurants, and it makes a perfect base from which to explore this tiny island. The bus stop just outside the apartment makes a hire car largely unnecessary.
Although the kitchen is comprehensively kitted out (we had fun making the local rabbit stew!) we enjoyed eating out too, and would especially recommend the excellent Indian AND Chinese cuisine at 'Ping's Dining', a 10-minute walk from the flat towards Victoria. Exceptionally friendly service, and beautifully cooked food at value-for-money prices, with a breath-taking view down the valley.
All-in-all, a lovely holiday, and we're already looking forward to making a return visit.

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Liked best: A beautifuuly equipped property.
Liked least: Nothing.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 27, 2013
thank you for your very generous review. We will warmly welcome you back should you wish to return.
our very best wishes to you both.
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Sheffield...
London
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105 reviews 105 reviews
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“Wonderful apartment at Xlendi on Gozo, Malta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We chose this holiday rental through tripadvisor, and had no regrets. Handily situated on the main road into Xlendi, it is well-placed for the sea and the buses. With more space available to you than a local hotel could offer, we found we were able to fully relax and enjoy our stay. We can vouch that the apartment is fully furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need. We add our commendations to the other visitors have provided their testimony to the careful thought that Carol has put into providing essential consumables (foil, shrink wrap and basic food stuff) to start you off, and the high standard of cleanliness of the apartment. The balcony leading out from the lounge/dining.kitchen area is a great sun-trap, and we often had our breakfast outside (utilising the outside furniture, provided). Other equipment provided, includes a washing machine ~ so you really don't need to bring more clothes than you need, if you're prepared to put a small wash on. The books, puzzles and DVDs will keep you occupied if you don't fancy going out every evening. Although there's no shop in Xlendi selling food provisions, milk etc, there is a van that arrives in the main car park every day at 2.00pm (in the high season, and every other day at other times). Carol's welcome pack of essentials is very handy and a great (personal) touch for new arrivals. The village of Fortuna (suburb of Victoria) is a 20 minute walk away along the main road (for adults only), where there is a bakery (go early) and a small supermarket. Victoria is also only a 10 minute bus ride away. Regrettably, the small supermarket in Xlendi closed several years ago. There are shops in Xlendi where you can buy sun-screen, swim goggles/masks/snorkels and fins. Xlendi is a diver's paradise with many dive centres, clear water and a sheltered cove. Boat trips are available to take you around the island, with stops to allow swimming at several places (including Blue Lagoon on Comino Island). This holiday rental has many good restaurants nearby, and just far enough away for you not to be bothered by noise or smells from them. So, if you come to this apartment, bring as little clothing as you really need, use the excellent bus service to get you anywhere on the island for 2.60 euros/daily usable ticket (or 12 euros for the week), car hire is not really needed, unless you find it difficult to walk from the bus, and enjoy the wonderful comforts that Carol and Graham provide for their guests. Oh, and the sun is great ~ but you knew that!

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Liked best: Comforts of the apartment and nearby restaurants
Liked least: Motorbikes on the roads, especially in the High season
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 6, 2013
Thank you for your very generous review. It gives us a great feeling of satisfaction when our guests are happy with the service we provide.
We would welcome you back any time.
Warmest wishes

Carol & Graham
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Sidney P
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Excellent Once Again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We stayed here last April and loved it, so we came back for our honeymoon. Carol and Graham go out of their way to make sure that everything is spot on. In fact, as they knew we had got married, they covered the table with rose petals and hearts, left us a card and in the fridge they left us a bottle of Prosecco and a box of chocs. Touches like this are few and far between and it was so thoughtful and kind of them.
The apartment, once again, was spotless and had everything you could possibly need during your stay. The location is fab and so easy to hop on a bus to go to Victoria, although we did walk it as it is no more than 30 mins and a pleasant walk.
We can recommend the Val D'Or restaurant 2 mins walk from the apartment, we had dinner there most nights, 4 course set menu for 12 euros, fab food and Frances and her husband who run it are lovely. The Captain's Table pub round the corner also does good food and has live bands a couple of evenings a week.

Once again, thank you so much to Carol and Graham for letting us stay and we will be coming back again and again ! xx

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Liked best: Ease of booking and everything as advertised
Liked least: nothing springs to mind
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jun 6, 2013
thank you so much for your very generous review. When reading it, I became all teary. knowing that we helped to make your stay a good one, especially as you were on your belated honeymoon, gives us a good feeling. we would be thrilled to welcome you back. As much as you feel we are good hosts, you are excellent guests and we will welcome you back anytime. Our warmest regards Carol & Graham x
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maggiemay...
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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“A holiday apartment with all the comforts of home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 for a stay in October 2012
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We stayed at Carol and Graham's apartment for two weeks at the beginning of October. Carol met us at the airport with the keys and a very friendly welcome. The apartment was easy to find and was very clean and tidy on our arrival.
I can only echo previous reviews in saying that the apartment lacked for nothing, from cling film, plasters, sewing kit etc to beach towels, masks and snorkels!!
Carol and Graham were always contactable for any queries and they made every effort to ensure we had a comfortable stay.
The apartment was excellent value for money.
We certainly hope to return for another stay at this apartment next year.

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? 4 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 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Breakfast on the balcony
Liked least: A shower in the main bathroom would have been nice but there is another shower in the apartment.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Nov 29, 2012
thank you for your very generous review. We would be very happy too welcome you back.
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rdfb
Zürich, Ch
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Apartment and Hosts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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I can only reiterate what has been said before. Carol and Graham put a tremendous effort into care of the guests and the appartment.
The location, facilities and value for money are superb.
It was so good we came back a second time. Thanks once again.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
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Traveling group: Young Children
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Management Response
Nov 29, 2012
once again, it was our pleasure to have you and your lovely family stay at our apartment. Your appreciation of our attempts to make your stay a good one makes it all worthwhile.
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Akitapolo
Durham
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Amazing Apartment, wonderful location...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 for a stay in August 2012
1
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I would like to say a huge Thank you to Carol & Graham for making things so easy when booking this apartment. From the first email sent up until the day we left Gozo everything went smoothly and with ease.

Carol met us at the airport to give us the keys and go through a few formalities, also to give us a freshly cut loaf of bread. As we had a late flight this was greatly appreciated along with the cheese, milk, coffee, butter and croissants at the apartment.

The apartment is very spacious and set out very well. The kitchen and living room is open plan and modern with high ceilings so you don't feel stuffy even with 4 people. The balcony area is huge with a section for a BBQ, Also has a washing line to hang your towels after a relaxing day around Xlendi bay. The bedrooms are a good size all with fitted ceiling and wall fans. The bed was lovely and comfortable with good quality bed linen. I also liked that there where lots of coat hangers :) Normally you get to your hotel to find 3 coat hangers which is pointless in my opinion. The bathroom again was a nice size, The towels provided where of good quality and beech towels where also provided. A very good hair dryer and iron and ironing board are also at the apartment. Everything you could possibly want and more.

The location was brilliant, A few minutes walk down the street and your at the beach with a promenade lined with restaurants. You must try the Boat house restaurant - Delicious!

Overall this was a perfect week away and I would absolutely recommend this apartment and this area of Gozo. Nothing was too much for carol and any questions where answered. Don't hesitate, just book it :)

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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Liked best: Location, apartment size and friendliness of owners
Liked least: No dislikes, All was perfect!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 3, 2012
What a marvelous review. Thank you very much. We are so happy that all efforts to make our guests stay, in our apartment, are so appreciated.
Once again, thank you.
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Listed since : Aug 2011
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