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Maria Giovanna Guest House

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Rabat Road, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 9010 Malta
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Marsalforn
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Maria Giovanna, a typical Maltese town house, elegantly furnished 15-bedroom guest house offering a warm yet family atmosphere. It is run with care just like a personal home. Antique furniture, modern design and comforts melt to create this peaceful atmosphere. All bedrooms are set in a rustic style with romantic brass/iron beds. Each bedroom enjoys a fresh shower equipped with a hairdryer. Situated in an excellent location in Marsalforn.
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Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Canoeing offsite
Babysitting
Car hire
Baggage storage
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Hair dryer
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Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Alan K wrote a review Mar 2021
Nottingham, United Kingdom24 contributions23 helpful votes
The Maria Giovanna Guest House (it should really be called a Guest Home) is a traditional Gozo seaside townhouse which has been owned by the same family since it was built more than 100 years ago. It has been lovingly maintained to a very high standard, the wooden beams are an integral part of the building, not just for decoration. It is furnished and decorated with beautiful antiques but has all the amenities you would expect in a modern hotel, such as comfortable beds, a good lift, powerful shower, multi channel TV, air conditioning, WiFi, telephone and teamaking facilities and is immaculately clean. If you need to exercise there are great hill and coast walking and cycling routes, if you want to swim or sunbathe, the sea is less than 100 metres away. There are many shops, bars, restaurants, cafés, and of course dive centres, within five minutes walk. Sonia, your hostess, is an amazing lady with hospitality in her blood, having started to help in the family business at the age of ten, learning her arts and skills from her mother and grandmother. On entering the business full time she gained all the necessary formal qualifications. As well as being highly organised and efficient, Sonia is genuinely kind, caring and helpful ; nothing is too much trouble for her. She organised our transfers and PCR tests (not an easy task) and was a great source of advice and information, far better than Google. Finally her breakfasts are the best I’ve ever had in any hotel. I normally stay in modern five star hotels, which are usually impersonal and lacking in character, and instantly forget about them when I’ve left. I’ll never forget the Maria Giovanna Guest House I unhesitatingly award five hearts.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sonia Teuma, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House
Responded Mar 14, 2021
Dear Alan & Ann, Many thanks for taking your time in posting such a great review. It is a great pleasure of mine being at guests' service ensuring a comfortable and a smooth stay both at Maria Giovanna as well as on the Island of Gozo itself. We hope that we will get to host you again in the near future. Until next time, much love and health your way. Sonia
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Pierre c wrote a review Feb 2021
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Everything's perfect in this quaint guest house. The owners are friendly, the rooms are designed to high finish while retaining the characteristics of a typical Maltese house. And in summer you're having a dip within 15 seconds from leaving the house. Would recommend anytime.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Sonia Teuma, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House
Responded Feb 20, 2021
Dear Guest, Many thanks for sparing your time in posting a review. Glad to learn your stay was a fantastic one. We look forward to welcome you both home again once back on Gozo. With regards, Sonia
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Roberta S wrote a review Jul 2020
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Maria Giovanna Guest House is very central. Easily accessible to main amenities. It is a very clean accommodation. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV, which has a really good variety of stations and movies and coffee and tea making facilities. Breakfast is also very varied. All is very fresh and tasty. The building is also very well kept and renovated. I really recommend this accommodation to anybody visiting Gozo. I will definitely come again.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Sonia Teuma, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House
Responded Aug 2, 2020
Dear Guest, While thanking you for your lovely words, we are glad you've enjoyed your stay. Best regards Sonia
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Mike S wrote a review Nov 2019
Hadleigh43 contributions5 helpful votes
From the warmth of the arrival to our goodbyes the personal and very friendly stay was memorable. The room, the breakfast and close proximity to the promenade, restaurants and sea was perfect. We are very grateful and will be likely to plan a return break here.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Dear Guest, Many thanks for sharing your lovely experience. We look forward to welcome you home again when back on Gozo. With regards Sonia
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KMB36 wrote a review Oct 2019
New Hope, Minnesota119 contributions22 helpful votes
Everything about our stay at Maria Giovanna Guest House was fabulous. Owners were super nice. Breakfast was perfect. Location can't be any better. We loved our first trip to Marsalforn and hope we have the opportunity to stay at Maria Giovanna Guest House again! Hopefully, sooner than later :)
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House
Responded Oct 3, 2019
Dear Guests, Thank you for taking your time to share your wonderful experience at Maria Giovanna. We are glad you've enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you once again soon. Best regards Sonia
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PRICE RANGE
$67 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
MaltaIsland of GozoMarsalforn
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maria Giovanna Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Maria Giovanna Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Marsalforn Bay (0.04 miles), Hakari Gozo (0.1 miles), and Ghar Qawqla Bay (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Maria Giovanna Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, breakfast buffet, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Maria Giovanna Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Maria Giovanna Guest House?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maria Giovanna Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arzella, Pulena, and Il Kartell Restaurant.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maria Giovanna Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Maria Giovanna Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Citadel (2.2 miles), St. George's Basilica (2.1 miles), and Ggantija Megalithic Temples (1.6 miles).