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“Il - Girna - Definitely a place to stay for a relaxing stay” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Il-Girna Residence
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Il - Girna - Definitely a place to stay for a relaxing stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

Marie and Teddy are the owners of this guest house, they make it an extrodinary place, nothing is too much trouble, making this an excellant place to stay, to while away your time.

From arriving, late, near midnight, we were greeted, personally, with a warm welcome, and a cup of tea. Really - really welcoming. You just know when you've chosen the right place. !

The rooms are spacious, clean, and attended every day. Plenty of towels. changed daily.
The fittings throughout are very tastefull, antiques and reproductions are in every room, the public rooms are very comfortable, and again stuffed with good peices of furniture. No "white, MDF, or modern tasteless" pieces anywhere, that I remember, anyway.

Breakfast, Full continental, you can stay in the dining room as long as you wish, the breakfast table had enough to feed an army, including fresh Gozitian soft cheese, you just chose what and how much you want, plenty of clean plates - dishes - galsses etc. Tea and Coffee free flowing. Fresh eggs offered to all, every day, enough fresh fruit to satisfy allcomers.

Marie treats guests as friends, many people return on a regular basis, Marie creates a warm friendly atmosphere, to all, from babies to those of mature years.

Il-GIRNA is the perfect place to unwind, do a bit, or a lot, of walking. Gozo is such a lovely Island, Marie can put the cherry on the cake, if you let her.

Room Tip: Contact Marie, tel: or E-mail, with your requirement, she will do anything she can, to deliver the p...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bugibba, Malta
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We spent a nice weekend in this residence which is located in a quite area, with a nice view having a mediterranean breakfast at a very good price. Great location for a walk on the cliffs just round the corner with great views of Gozo and the blue sea. You will listen the day come to life every morning with the whistling of the birds, I even heard owls. The owners will follow each of your requirements making your stay very welcoming. Will for sure book it again

Room Tip: Second floor if the stairs don't annoy you.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cornwall on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

We really did not have any point of reference when booking a place to stay on Gozo and picked Il Girna somewhat randomly. To our delight it was a wonderful stay, not only did we have a beautiful 360 degree view from our penthouse room, but we also had an indoor jacuzzi bath and sitting area. The house itself is old but is clean, well maintained, and overall lovely. As for the owners, they could not have been more sweet and accommodating, from giving us sunblock to giving us tips on our day time excursions. When sitting in the living room to use internet the hostess came out to give us tea and coffee. The outside pool is clean and lovely, the whole house and pool is surrounded by a wall/gate and felt private and safe.

Breakfast was simple but delicious spread - meats, cheeses, tomatoes, and crackers, cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast, hardboiled eggs and small cakes

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This hotel is set at the edge of fields in quiet Sannat Village, about 20 minutes walk from the centre of Victoria, the main city on Gozo. Everything is very close in Gozo, and the hourly bus can also get you to the centre of Victoria in about 10 minutes. The Il-Girmaproprietress, Mary and her husband, made me feel like one of the family, giving me lots of information and advice to enrich my brief stay in Gozo. The food at their nearby restaurant was simple but well-prepared and not expensive by European standards. My room was very spacious, with a comfortable bed, and internet access at a common area just down the hall, and blissfully dark and quiet for sleeping. Mary provided a kettle and milk for me so I could have tea first thing in the morning. I loved walking above the nearby cliffs, and would having enjoyed swimming in the beautiful pool if were just a little warmer outside! The hotel is dog friendly, and dogs can run off-leash in the area above the cliffs.

Room Tip: Higher floor -- worth the climb for the view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Birkirkara, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

We have been at Il-Girna residence just a couple of days ago, for the carnival at Nadur.

The place is adorable and very well kept. The rooms were cold, but with a few extra blankets we had a peaceful and relaxing night.

All the staff was very nice; the cleaning ladies were always with a smile on their face and quite helpful. One particular member of staff, who we met during breakfast, was extremely sweet; she treated everyone with a warm smile, and made sure that everything was in order. Even when she simply asked whether we wanted boiled eggs or not, she made us feel cosy and at home. The owner, Maria, was extremely polite!

Even when it comes to location, it situated in a quite village, which offered us plenty of parking, considering that carnival time is one of the busiest periods in Gozo! At the end of the day, everywhere in Gozo is pretty close, whether by car, by foot or by bus!!

Overall it was a nice experience, and quite cheap considering the excellent services that we were given!!

Note: We did not of course use the outdoor pool, since it was extremely cold outside, but it looked very clean considering it was not in peak season.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

Situated in small town on southern Gozo. No tourist spots nearby make unwind possible. Small hotel, I guess it's family business. And the host make you the most welcomed! and rooms are very clean. Freshly renovated. There's not many rooms inside.
Outside swimming pool. It was closed when I was there (due to low temp).
Continental breakfast included.
INo elevator, you have to walk the stairs to your room.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

We have now stayed here 3 times.
The location is wonderful, overlooking the island with beautiful views from the front of the hotel. The staff are friendly and keep the place spotlessly clean.
In addition it is only 2 mins walk to their excellent restaurant, also called Il Girna, where the food is reliably good.

We took the trip on the private yacht with Ted (the owner) and had brilliant day in Comino and the Blue Lagoon - it is excellent value, with great food, lots to drink and good company.

We book directly through their email address (to be found on their website).

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Il-Girna Residence
Address: 5 Skerla Street, Sannat, Island of Gozo VCT 112, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Gozo > Sannat
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Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Sannat
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Hotel Class:2 star — Il-Girna Residence 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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