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“A Great Service at a Guesthouse near the Sea”

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Electra Guest house
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Marsalforn
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Electra gives a great service, especially excellent home-made food. It is a newly refurbished guesthouse, and the refurbishment must have been costly because the place is really pleasant. The rooms with a seaview are a paradise, especially for couples or lone travellers. You can actually see the sea right in front of you from a spacious balcony. Electra is great value for money.

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Electra is a small guesthouse perfectly situated on the Marsalforn strip, close to the bus stop. It is also a restaurant that specializes in pizza and traditional gozitan food.

Electra's style reflects the price, in that you get what you pay for. The rooms are small and simple, but scrupulously clean and fairly modern. The sea-view rooms (€30 per person/night) have a balcony facing the harbour and an air conditioner system, whereas the cheaper (€26) internal rooms are dark and somewhat claustrophobic, and are only fitted with ceiling fans. The AC, where available, is coin-operated, with €1 lasting perhaps half a day.

Overall, this is a bare-bones guesthouse that is most suitable for travelers who just want a place to sleep and keep their belongings. It is not

Positives:

* The price, obviously. €30/night for a sea-view room includes breakfast.
* The location is as perfect as it gets in Marsalforn.
* Good food. The restaurant serves Marsalforn's best pizza, and stays open until midnight.
* Free laundry service (apparently -- I don't believe I was charged for it).
* Very clean.

Negatives:

* If you are sensitive to air conditioning, you will find the AC unusable at night as it blows directly towards the bed. During my trip, temperatures reached 38C and not much less during the night, making some nights quite unbearable.
* The bathroom lighting is badly designed (ceiling-fitted instead of wall-fitted, meaning you cast shadows onto your own body). It's literally impossible to determine if you have acquired a sunburn, or to see if you have shaved properly, and I imagine it's completely useless for applying makeup.
* In my (single-bed) room, there was no bed-side lamp or table. Reading in the evening with the extremely bright ceiling lights was very annoying. I don't know if the larger rooms have a nightstand.
* Similarly, the balcony does not have any lighting, nor a table.

Overall, the negatives are fairly minor, but should be considered when booking.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

We were recommended this place for pizza and it was much better than anywhere else, though we only stuck to pizzas.

We ate here a few times, as it was so good, sensibly priced and with interesting options. I couldn't comment on the other menu options though.

The only bad point was the service was very slow, even compared to other Gozitan places. But we were never in much of a rush and we worked it out pretty quickly and never arrived famished or with appointments - the pizzas were worth the waiting about.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

The front rooms have a good view but are unsuitable for 3 persons (very small, both room and bathroom), the back rooms are bigger but they don't have air condition. Also, the view from the back rooms is not what you want to see being on vacation.
In the front rooms, AC is available but costs an additional charge per use. The hotel is too expensive for what it offers, we paid 75 euros for 2 adults and 1 child in this awfully small front room so we had to leave after the first night - and had to pay an additioinal 75 euros for the right to leave.
It might be OK for a single person or a couple who want to be in the centre of Marsalforn but if you are a family and/or have a car it is definitely not the place you want to be in Marsalforn.
The breakfast is a choice between full English (for those who you like it) and a fruit salad which was obviously not freshly made (from the day before at best). Coffee was OK but noone seemed to care if we might like more of it.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

My fiancé and I stayed at the Electra guest house for one night in June 2012 and we will be going back for longer breaks. To summarise, the prices, new furniture, spotless room and bathroom, great shower pressure, soaps and towels, and to top it off anything you want for breakfast in front of the sea, can't be beaten. I just hope they continue the refurbishment by installing a lift. We parked right by the guest house and always found the friendly owners present, from very early morning to very late night.
Definitely a place to return to for a relaxing break.

Room Tip: The place unfortunately has no lift and we were placed on the top floor as we're a young couple.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

had a week in gozo with my girlfriend a chose electra based on their value as well as previous reviews, couldn't have been better, the rooms had obviously been recently renovated and were well worth the money, the two managers were extremely friendly and helpful, they also seemed to be there 24/7!
highly recommend anyone to stay here!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

I stayed in a single room with a sea view for 11 days. The rooms are quite small but are smart and comfortable. The rooms have recently been renovated and to quite a high standard considering the low cost.

All rooms had flat screen telly and a selection of UK and EU plug socket - very handy.

The food was good - particularly the pizza and pasta - I missed the cooked breakfast when I got home!

I booked through Scuba Kings and would highly recommend both Scuba Kings and The Electra.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Electra Guest house

Address: Vally Road | Marsalforn Bay, Marsalforn, Island of Gozo MFN 1220, Malta (Formerly Electra Hotel - BAHIM hotel)
Location: Malta > Island of Gozo > Marsalforn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Marsalforn
Price Range: $48 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An affordable and recently refurbished Guest House in the very heart of Marsalforn Bay offering fantastic panoramic views at competitive prices without compromising on comfort, quality or service. Electra Guest House is an ideal alternative to staying at the hotels in the area. Meals besides breakfast are available including many of the services offered at hotels, such as airport transfers, wake up calls and laundry service. Our accommodation is located near the main bus stop, only 10 minutes away from the busting town of Victoria, making us an excellent base from which to explore Gozo. We are here to assist you with any queries or questions, and can also help you with many other facets of your stay, such as booking tours or tickets to shows and exhibitions. ... more   less 
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