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Cornucopia Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Xaghra
Certificate of Excellence
Norwich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Really lovely stay”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

My dad and I stayed here for a whilst on a diving holiday, and we definitely would love to return.

The room was very basic, but very large and clean, the air con never seemed to work- which is why I haven't rated 5 (excellent).

However, the staff were all so friendly, helpful and cheerful. They all seemed to bend over backwards for you.

The evening meal was always delicious. We ate out only once at night as the food was to a great standard. The choice of the specials 3 starters and mains always varied. We also ate from the A La carte menu- which too was great.

On a Sunday there was an all you can eat BBQ- which had a lovely atmosphere and tonnes of food!

Thanks for a great stay!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
Dear bedslug,
We really appreciate your time to review your stay with us back in September, as feedback is highly important to us.
Your comments about the Hotel in general and about the staff have been noted and shared by all the staff.
Best regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Cornucopia hotel is a nice and charming hotel on the outskirts of the village of Xaghra. Our room was quite spacious, clean and comfortable with a lovely view over the valley of Marsalforn.
Initially we were booked on a bed and breakfast basis, but after dining there on our first evening,we decided to change to a half board basis for we enjoyed our meal very much. On the Friday there is a carvery night with live music. Also the breakfast was really good with plenty of choice (continental as well as cooked breakfast).
All the staff is extremely helpful, friendly and polite. They make you feel right at home. No wonder that some of the guests we spoke to were repeat guests.
There is free WIFI available in the lobby of the hotel and in the rooms against a small fee.
We did not use the pools since it was winter, but we can imagine that they will be very popular in the summer.
We found the hotel to be a good starting point for walks and also from the center of the village there is a bus service and the hop on hop off.
The island is simply beautiful with historic places, a beautiful country side and lovely beaches.
We had a nice relaxing holiday and will hopefully be back again in the near future.

Room Tip: Pay a little bit extra for a valley view room. The view is fantastic.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Miriam J.
Thank you for finding the time to share your experience of your recent stay at Cornucopia Hotel, with trip advisor community.
It is with great pleasure to read that all was up to your expectations.
Hope to welcome you back
Regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Swieqi, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014

The hotel looked great on the website, really capturing the old magic of Gozo. On arrival, the hotel did seem quite attractive, with a quaint and peaceful atmosphere, tucked away in a tranquil and scenic spot. My first impression wasn't great, however, as the receptionist was on a personal call (she probably thought I was a tourist and didn't understand Maltese). She left me waiting for a minute or so before pushing a card over the desk and gesturing me to fill it in, all the while still chatting away. I thought this behaviour towards a newly arriving guest was quite unprofessional in a four star hotel. Then, she couldn't find my booking. In fairness, the other staff were all friendly and courteous. The room was fairly comfortable and offered lovely views across the valley, but I wouldn't class it as a four star - three perhaps. Not a bad hotel on the whole, and I'd consider staying there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, January 23, 2014
Dear mdone8,
Thank you for finding the time to post your review and for your lovely comments about the Hotel in general.
We highly appreciate it for bringing forward your experience upon check in. Please accept our apologies for any short comings, as we know and understand that first impressions are highly important.
Stay assured that your comment has been fully noted and acted on.
Hope to welcome you again.
Kind regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2014

Together with my family we dined at the Cornucopia Hotel in Xaghra Gozo. Must admit this is a place where people care and for sure we will be back again. The location, the food, and the friendly service was second to none.

Room Tip: We dined in the evening, but for sure we would have loved it even more if we been to the place in th...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear Anthony g,
Thank you for finding the time to review your dining experience. We are really glad to read that you enjoyed your evening from all aspects.
We look forward to welcome you back.
Kind regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Sheffield
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014

Arrived on 20th December for Xmas and New Year leaving on 4th January. This is a lovely quaint, and atmospheric hotel in a fab position overlooking Marsalforn Valley down to the sea.

Frank checked us in at Reception and we have to say he was a pleasure to speak to for the whole two weeks!!! He kept us laughing, he gave us tips on where to go and how to get there. He's a credit to the hotel. Likewise the other reception staff.

Brian the Manager was very helpful when we had just one minor mishap which meant we were offered a room change which was great.

Maria in the restaurant was a star and Ian would like to thank her again for the lovely mince pies she brought him. The chefs and all restaurant staff worked very hard to make sure everything ran smoothly especially the Gala Dinners which were superb. The food is plentiful and high quality.

Rooms are clean and airy with loads of storage etc. Outside areas are beautiful and pools very well designed. Not brave enough to risk the winter chilled water though. Would love to re visit in summer and take advantage :@).................... we'll see!

Finally, if Brian is reading this review, please pass on all our best wishes to everyone and see you all later this year.

Room Tip: Choose high room overlooking the valley
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Dear Dizzy 2902,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review, and for your lovely comments about our staff whom we join you to congratulate them on their valuable service.
We are really pleased that all was to your satisfaction and your comments have been shared by all the team.
On behalf of all the staff would like to wish you all the best for 2014,
And hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Best regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Hunsdon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have stayed at many hotels but this one has to be the best by far, so beautiful, quaint, quiet, and relaxing, everyone from the hotel manager (Brian) to the maids always smiling, happy, and keen to talk about their wonderful island and it’s history, always ready to point you in the right direction. Nothing was ever too much trouble with our room cleaned every day, beds made up very nice. We were made to feel so special, food was beyond excellent and lots of it, it just kept getting better every day. We are 100% satisfied with this hotel and whilst we were there booked up for next year. If you’re looking for that extra special holiday treatment look no further than the wonderful Hotel Cornucopia Xaghra Gozo you will not be disappointed.

Dave & Debbie King from the UK

Room Tip: If you can ask for a valley room view, Stunning. we had room 40 which was excellent
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Dear ddkings1,
Thank you for such a positive review. It was our pleasure to have you with us during this festive season.
Looking forward to see you again.
Best regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

A really quaint hotel with fabulous food and exceptional customer service. The staffs' approach to guests is naturally friendly and helpful. The food was really good especially on the buffet nights and New Year's Eve. The room we had was spotless with plenty of storage space for clothes. All in all a brilliant holiday if you want a quiet and indulgent break!!!
Many thanks to everone at the hotel and especially Joanne, Allan, Marie, the female Receptionist and Manager who booked us in, the Chefs and the Cleaner who took my husband's muddy trousers home to wash as the laundry service had been postponned over the New Year.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank bev b
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear bev b.
Thank you for finding the time to review your experience of your recent stay at the Cornucopia Hotel.
We are really pleased to read that you found the Hotel and its amenities up to your expectations. We join you in complimenting all the staff for the hard work and sacrifice they have put in, especially during the past festive season.
Wish you all the very best for the New Year.
Hope to see you all again,
Regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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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
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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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