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Cornucopia Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Xaghra
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great”
Reviewed September 21, 2011

Stayed in September 2011. Were upgraded to a bungalow when our tour operator made a mistake. Was fanstatic. Manager and frontdesk were very helpful. Only thing I could say as a negative is that the food is just ok.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

We've just returned from a week staying in Bungalow 6 at the Cornucopia. We prefer to self cater and this is one of the best ever places we've stayed at as you have all the convenience of the hotel (helpful and charming recetpion staff, internet access, restaurant, bar, daily maid service, and large swimming pools) but with more privacy and space, enabling us to do things in your own time and own way.

The Bungalows are just across the street from the hotel and have fabulous views across the valley towards the sea. It was surprisingly quiet - we felt beautifully cut of from the world! Our bungalow was big with two good size bedrooms, two bathrooms and a huge living room/kitchen. The terrace is spacious and the view breathtaking (see pictures). Each of the two groups of bungalows has use of a small pool on its own terrace so you don't have to use the main pools in the hotel. This meant it was very peaceful and relaxing - all the time. The kitchen was pretty well equiped though our cooking didn't amount to much. My only quibble on facilities would be the bed-linen which I think was a bit thin and bobbly.

Xaghra is a great village and we found everything we needed to be able to self cater easily. We'd recommend local sausages from either of the town square butchers and the olives from St Joseph'sminimarket. We tried lots of Gozo wine which is probably better than the beer.

We didn't hire a car and disagree with other reviewers who say its essential to have a car. It was about a 10 minute walk to the bus stop and we managed to get around the island pretty well on foot and by bus and with the occasional taxi. The walk to the beach (either Marsalforn or Ramla) was about 40 minutes.

We only ate in the hotel restaurant once and in Oleander in the town square once. Both were good although I think the hotel restaurant lacks a bit of atmosphere.

We think it would be hard to fnd anywhere better to stay on Gozo and we will certainly return.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

My partner and I and our 6 year old daughter spent the first 2 weeks in August at the Cornucopia Hotel. Firstly I would like to say that Bryan the Manager is excellent, he makes the hotel with his enthusiasm and his willingness to help at all times. The hotel is lovely, it's small and the 2 pools are quite small but it's enough. The kids seem to stick to the top pool and adults in the lower one. There's just enough sun beds, could always find one! You can have a fresh pool towel every day. The rooms are nice, possibly a little faded but for me that's part of the charm. Didn't eat there at night but had a couple of delicious lunches. Breakfasts were adequate, not enough variety and fruit is limited to melon only. Lots of excellent restaurants you can walk to in the square, particularly liked the Sea Breeze and the Oleandar, but all lovely. A car is pretty much a must as you definitely couldn't walk to the beach. There are buses but I didn't try them and a taxi to Ramla is probably around £20 return. I was a little worried about my daughter being an only child not finding other children her age but there were lots and being a small hotel it was even easier to make friends. Entertainment is twice a week and good fun. Friday nights great for dancing. Yes we would come back and yes it's value for money.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Island of Gozo, Malta
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2011

According to my husband, who is Maltese, the rabbit at the Cornucopia Hotel is the very best on the island! The taste of this traditional dish is incredible and just falls off the bone. Check out the chocolate moose too! The Friday night BBQ by the pool side is a lovely opportunity to try out the food at this hotel even if you're staying somewhere else. Good value for money in a lovely setting with a band playing in the background.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Mulhouse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2011

After we spent 1 week in the Phoenicia Hotel (Valetta) we stayed the second week on Gozo and the difference is very clear. Nevertheless the hotel is correct and the staff is very friendly. There is a little minus for a humid bathroom, horrible juice for breakfast and a long walk to the town center & bus station, but the positive things are the two nice pools, sufficient place around the pools, good service at any time of the day, the snack menu and a gorgeous red wine with the dinner. The hotel is recommended for families with kids and people who don't need big luxury to spend a good time.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 20, 2011

wonderful stay ,our room had air conditioning,telephone ,fridge.cleaned daily.All the staff
were very polite and helpful,especially Brian the Manager .
A varied menu ,buffet breakfast. There are some very good restaurants in Xaghra Square.
You will need a car to get about as the Hotel is a little out of the way

Room Tip: Our room was by the pool it can get a little noisy if there is a wedding or BBQ
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 19, 2011

The Cornucopia is a quiet pretty hotel which is very clean and well maintained.The rooms were basic but adequate and we had a balcony with fabulous views over the valley to Marsalforn and could watch the fireworks most nights. The staff are friendly and helpful although sometimes there is quite a wait for food during the day. We only had dinner the hotel restaurant one evening as the food wasn't great and there are plenty of nice restaurants nearby if you have a hire car or there is a bus. I'd recommend hiring a car anyway of you're going to Gozo as the isalnd is quite easy to drive around and it means you can get to all the lovely bays and villages and make the most of your trip. During the day they did really nice Ftiras and salads and breakfast was adequate buffet stuff you'd expect. The pools aren't big enough to swim properly in although we did manage a few lengths of the upper one once all the kids had gone, there was plenty of loungers though and you could relax by the lower pool if you want some peace and quiet. They have a bbq every Friday which you have to book for, we didn't go but it looked good and was full of locals who go regularly. We have been to Gozo before and stayed in a villa but fancied trying a hotel this time. On the whole I would go back as it was a nice place to come back to after a busy day diving and sightseeing. If you dive or wnat to try it I would definately recommend Bubbles Dive Centre at the far end of Marsalforn Bay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Cornucopia Hotel
Address: 10 Gnien Imrik Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 102, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Gozo > Xaghra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Xaghra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cornucopia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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