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“The Best Accomadation In Marsalforn”

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Maria Giovanna Guest House
Ranked #1 of 5 Marsalforn B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“The Best Accomadation In Marsalforn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed for 7 nights from 1st september. From the minute we arrived we were well taken care of and made very welcome by Maria. We were shown to our room no. 10 by her grandson who explained everything well. The room was a superior room and was very spacious and well furnished with good airconditioning which is essential in gozo. It was cleaned to a high standard everyday and we were provided with quality hand and bath towels whenever you wished them to be changed. Also nice touch was beach towels which are provided if you require them, they are located in wooden trunks on each landing.The property also has a lift. Breakfast was served everyday from 7am till 10am. Choices were cereals, yoghurts, fruits, hot breakfast cooked to order by anna or sonia, tea coffee and great cakes made by anna herself. It is a family run guesthouse and everyone was very friendly and helpful. Even on our last morning they made us breakfast before 7am when we had an early departure. Location is excellent, a few seconds to the seafront and restaurants.You could not get a better position. We have stayed in gozo many times in all different hotels and villages but this is truly the best accomadation by far and next time we are coming to gozo we will look no further. Thanks to you all.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House, responded to this review, September 15, 2012
Dear xaghra13,

Many thanks for sharing your holiday experience at Maria Giovanna with other TripAdvisor travelers.

We are all very glad to hear that you have both enjoyed your stay here with us while making sure that all our guests spend an enjoyable and a comfortable stay as much as possible.

Looking forward to welcoming you both home again in the near future.

Greetings from Marsalforn,

Sonia & Anna.
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Rakovnik, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our vacation on Gozo was simply great, and Maria Giovanna Guest House - or rather Sonia and Anna :) - contributed to it with a great deal. A small, family type of hotel, respecting traditional architecture and design, simple in a true Gozitan way, very clean, very friendly atmosphere. The location is excellent, quiet, yet just a few steps from the sea promenade and restaurants, several dive centers within 2 minutes walk, 1 minute to the bus stop, about 10 minutes walk to a rocky beach that we liked most. And of course, I cannot forget the famous cakes for breakfast - and not only that. When Sonia and Anna were baking, the whole house was full of lovely scents that contributed to homely feeling. Net, I strongly recommend to everyone who hates tourist hotel "factories", who likes individual approach - and who doesn't mind paying something extra for that.
To suggest some improvements: (i) Internet connection was very slow and unreliable. (ii) As much as I appreciated the traditional and simple design, my back was complaining about the construction of the bed. It was maybe too traditional :). We are not used to relatively hard matraces supported by simple wooden planks. Introducing lamellar bed frames and new, modern matraces would be an innovation that I wouldn't mind - because we intend to come back again!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Dear Jiri, Katherina, Adam & Anna !

Many thanks for your lovely review.

Good to know you have all enjoyed your stay here at Maria Giovanna as well as on the Island of Gozo.

We look forward to welcoming you all home again in the future while making it a point to exceed your expectations.

Greetings,

Sonia & Anna.
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Rovellasca, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

The two sisters Anna and Sonja are really kind and they make daily delicious hand-made cakes and breads for the breakfast. Moreover the room was really spacious and pretty. The location is nearby the seaside, just 2 minutes walking,and it is in front of a diving (we are divers) and near the markets, restaurants, pharmacy and parking.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Dear ClaudiaF,

Many thanks for your lovely review.

It has been our great pleasure to host you both and we look forward to welcoming you home again in the near future.

A la prossima !

Anna & Sonia
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Stockton-on-Tees
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

It was our first in Malta, but after moving from Valletta to Marsalforn, our stay in this B&B was the beginning of our splendid stay in Gozo. My partner loved the room so much (completely furnished with AC). It was kept clean and spotless everyday. There's a wide variety of choices for breakfast which includes luscious cakes made by Sonia (which we both loved). The family -- Joseph, Maria, Sonia, and Anna -- are very accommodating. They were honest in giving advice on how to tour Gozo the easiest and cheapest way. They allowed us to use the kitchen and we were able to borrow some utensils which we used to have a picnic by the beach.

Its location was very near the bus station which would take you to Victoria and Mgarr. It is also near the stop for the Hop On Hop Off bus.

The family made it a point to give their best in serving their costumers. They take the initiative to interact with everybody. This made us feel we at home.

Thanks Jo, Maria, Sonia, and Anna. We look forward to staying with you again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House, responded to this review, August 29, 2012
Dear Ted P,

While thanking you for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor travelers, we are glad you have enjoyed your stay here at Maria Giovanna as well as on Gozo.

We always do our utmost to reach guests' expectations.

Looking forward to welcoming you both home again in the near future.

Greetings,

Anna & Sonia
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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

we felt at home in Maria Giovanna guest house. Sonia & Anna were so friendly and gave us also the receipt of their faboulos Scones Biscuits, which we DO advise to taste , during the handmade and delicious breakfast.
The rooms are well furnished and clean, there is also a terrace on the rooftop where YOU can Wash and dry your clothes. Towels and Beach equipment available for free.
Very closed to the sea and to the bus stop.
it is easy to reach also other beach and places.
Strongly recomended by us! We really spent lovely time there.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Dear DBattani,

Many thanks for sharing your experience at Maria Giovanna with other TripAdvisor travelers.

It is always our aim to make everyone's stay as comfortable and comfortable as much as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you home again in the near future....with more scones of course - che bonta'!

Greetings,

Sonia & Anna
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

Maria Giovanna B&B is really a good choice. The rooms are very clean and neat, and the service more than excpected. The breakfast is homemade, has a lot of choices inclusive eggs, and very good cakes ;-) the location is right in the hart of Marsalforn, and 200 m from the BB you can delight yourself in clean and warm seawater! Would definetely return when back in Gozo!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Dear Mrs Lampe,

Many thanks for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor travelers.

It has been our great pleasure to have hosted all your family for the night and we look forward to welcoming you all home again in the near future for a longer stay !

Greetings from Marsalforn,

Sonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

When you have really enjoyed staying in a place before, there is always a slight worry that when you return it will not be as good as you have remembered. With the Maria Giovanna there is no reason to have any worry. The standards never slip, the welcome is as friendly as ever, the rooms are as clean and individual as you would expect and the food is excellent. This place is a little gem. Well situated in Marsalforn for the beach, dive shops, restaurants and bars, there is double glazing and air conditioning if you want coolness in the heat of summer and the rooms have small balconies if you want to sit outside. Alternatively, you can sit at a table on the roof in the sun, or read the local paper in a comfortable chair in the shade in the ground floor. I wish all beds in hotels and guest houses were as comfortable as these and the pillows are particularly good.

For an old house full of character, it is wheel chair friendly with a lift to all floors and a level surface into the dining room. The owners also go out of their way to ensure that your requests and wishes are met and I have seen them take a lot of effort to get exactly the bed arrangements that a visiting family wanted. Nothing seems to be too much trouble. The fact that they have so many repeat guests really shows what an excellent place it is. There is no doubt that I will be back there again.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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AnnaSonia, Owner at Maria Giovanna Guest House, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
Dear Highlander022,

We would like to thank your for sharing your experience with other Trip Advisor travelers.

It is always our aim to ensure that all our guests enjoy a comfortable stay as much as possible as well as to meet each and everyone's needs and requirements.

We all look very much forward to welcoming you as well as your wife home again next year.

Greetings from Marsalforn,

Sonia & Anna
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Property: Maria Giovanna Guest House
Address: Rabat Road, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 9010, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Gozo > Marsalforn
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Marsalforn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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