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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in the heart of the old city, the Xara Palace is really something special. Room 2 was a duplex suite with living area and bathroom on the main level and bedroom on a mezzanine floor. The large window only overlooked a wall but as I was staying only one night and the weather was foul that wasn't a problem...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel and its staff were simply outstanding. Nothing was too much trouble and their care of my husband and I from our welcoming drinks, through to ensuring our dinner reservations at the Hotel's Medina restaurant were confirmed, was simply outstanding. The property is first rate and will delight antique and architecture aficionados with the respect shown for its heritage...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The location is second to none in Malta, after doing a tour of the island I can honestly say we picked the best location. Mdnia itself is picturesque and peaceful (so much so that it can eerie at night as there is no sound at all!) The hotel is like staying in a little slice of history which is actually...

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A serene property, staffed by wonderfully courteous and kind hosts. The rooms are spacious and well appointed, albeit in a classical rather than contemporary decor. Internet connection is reliable and relatively fast. The restaurants swerve tasty and well prepared foods, the breakfast room is quiet and serene, albeit the breakfast selection might be upgraded a bit-however that is a personal...

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are grateful for your kind words and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. We also thank you for the compliments on our staff, they were warmly received. Many thanks and kind regards Irene'

Ormond Beach, Florida
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We literally wandered into its sumptious lobby without a reservation last week after determining that staying in the AirB&B we rented would result in hypothermia. Despite that bit of a rough start to our stay we're so very, very glad we stumbled upon this oasis of old world luxury with 21st century amenities and a staff of true professionals. We'll...

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are delighted to hear that you found The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux to be 'luxurious' and full of 'professionals'. We truly aim to make our guests stay as memorable and unique as possible. We cannot wait to have the pleasure of seeing you again very...

Camberley
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Beautiful old hotel full of character, the staff are charming. It is a peaceful hide away. Do book a table at the Mondion Restaurant, you will not regret it. The town of Mdina is full of beautiful sandstone buildings, which glow in the sunlight. There are several other good restaurants in the town, we would recommend Medina.

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Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. Your review has been the ultimate compliment and we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed both The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, as well as its fine dining outlet; de Mondion. We truly aim to make your experience as unique and enjoyable as possible, and...

Monster
Reviewed December 6, 2016

Great location, Mdina is wonderful. But no 5 stars from me. The hotel is not antique, just dated. Lots of noise from the kitchen, no bartender when the bar was open (had to go ask for drinks several times), plastic chairs in the lounge, vacuum cleaners left in the corridors, dirty cups and glasses on the tables all day long,...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed December 1, 2016

My wife and I are regular clients of R&C and have stayed in many of their hotels in Europe and the US. Three weeks ago we stayed at the Xara Palace in Malta for three nights. The building is lovely with a wonderful first floor. The service was first class. To get to our room, we took an elevator (a...

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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We chose Mdina as our base as we wanted to be able to get to the hustle and bustle of Valletta and St. Julian's but return somewhere quiet and relaxing in the evening. The Xara Palace was spot on. The staff were fantastic and the hotel is perfectly located for access to some great restaurants. Would recommend to anyone looking...

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. Your review has been the ultimate compliment and we are delighted to hear that you found The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux peaceful, and a nice contrast to your excursions. We would also like to thank you on your comments regarding our staff, as we truly aim...

Bruxelles
Reviewed November 19, 2016

This elegant comfortable hotel has an outstanding setting, being the only hotel within beautiful Mdina. Once the sun sets and the daily tourists have drifted out, you have this fortified city almost to yourself - there is something quite magical about the atmosphere, out of time. Walking through the smokey-lit alleys back to the hotel after dinner was a unique...

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. Mdina is a truly enchanting City and we are delighted to hear that you found the atmosphere magical, it has been the ultimate compliment. We only hope to see you again very soon. Many thanks and kind regards Irene'

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux has 17 Rooms and Suites, all vary in size and style. Some of the Suites have Jacuzzis on their private terrace with spectacular views of the island. The Duplex rooms and Suites offer split level accommodation with the lounge area and private facilities on one level and bedroom services on the other level of the Room or Suite. Outdoor pool is available in an alternative location and shuttle service is provided. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

Address: Misrah Il-Kunsill Citta Nobile, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Malta > Mdina
Price Range: $133 - $456 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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The Xara Palace Relais And Chateaux
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux Hotel Mdina
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux Malta/Mdina
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“First night our room had spectacular views, moved to a two-story room. Each was impecibly designed, truly stunning and worth every penny.”
  • the main hall leading to our room
 of 5 bubbles gkw256, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good and can be viewed on website”
 of 5 bubbles ianw236, Nov 19, 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford it, go for a room with panoramic view, the suite if possible (Room 11).”
 of 5 bubbles AlanL896, Nov 19, 2016 | Read review
“I liked room 8 it had lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles travelbug2013_74, Nov 14, 2016 | Read review
“Room 18 or Rooms away from dining room”
 of 5 bubbles patg935, Nov 7, 2016 | Read review
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