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Saint Patrick's Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Xlendi
Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews
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“Needs a complete renovation!”
Reviewed June 26, 2009

Booked a double room at the St. Patrick's Hotel for one night (22 June 2009). We read mostly positive reviews and were attracted by beautiful Xlendi bay.

The hotel's location is perfect. It is right by the sea with excellent views over the nice blue waters of Xlendi bay.

We got an inner courtyard room, so no sea view for us. The room was quite small and very dark. Had it not been for the flat-screen TV, we would have thought that the room was straight out of the 1970s. The bed linens were old. In the bathroom, we discovered towels that were once white with holes in them and the faucet had lots of limescale (see photos). Teere was mold around the air conditioning vent. At night there was some noise coming from the inner courtyard (any conversation from the ground floor could be heard).

We asked the night receptionist for a kettle. After some searching, he brought an old kettle covered with dust.

Breakfast was a cold buffet with some vegetables, fruits and boiled eggs. Two waiters were walking around; although there were about 5 persons in total in the restaurant, they barely noticed our presence. For beverages, there was a juice and a coffee dispensers. Both provided disgusting drinks.

The owner definitely needs to spend some money renovating this hotel. If you still go there, make sure you book a room with a sea view and don't expect too much from this "4 star" hotel.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Clare
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Reviewed June 5, 2009

We went to Gozo for my brothers wedding in june 09 and found the island totally unspoiled, very very beautiful and extremely relaxing. Gozo is definately not the place for you if you are looking for a wild partying holiday, but is perfect to relax and unwind in, or even get married! The St Patricks hotel was lovely, very clean, friendly staff who could not do enough for us (without being overbearing) The rooms are lovely, basic but lovely!! We had an internal courtyard room, obviously cheaper than rooms with sea view, but for what we paid could not expect more. The room was spotless, the bathroom was huge, almost like a another bedroom, Air con, mini bar at very reasonable prices,channels on the flat screen tv (english channels), regular maid service, comfy bed and nicely decorated!! The breakfast was a buffet style, with ham, cheese ,eggs, bread, fruit, yogurts etc and as in a previous review i did not see flies landing on the food, although if eating outside they certainly do like to try share youre meal!! We did have dinner one evening in the hotel restaurant which was only ok in comparison to the other restaurants on the prom but the service was great, was not too impressed with the dinner though but it was 15 euro pp for 3 courses which was very cheap. The bay is a stones throw from the hotels front door, in fact it could not be any closer without the guests getting splashed by the sea whilest sitting on the prom. I think it is perfect here for kids, very safe and away from roads traffic etc. The roof top splash pool was ideal for the kids also, and us big kids had a good laugh in it with them, jaquzzi also up there on the roof if you wana add a few bubbles to the fun. Xlendi itself is stunning with very friendly locals, nice souvineer shops and a few nice restaurants, ice cream bars and Cisc. This is the local beer and it is yummy. Two beers for less than a fiver, happy days!! We took a half day boat trip from Xlendi to comino island and around it, blue lagoon, crystal lagoon, elephant head etc, highly recommended, 50 euro for two inc a buffet lunch out at sea which was so lovely.. All in all i thought this hotel was very nice, Xlendi out of this world and Gozo in general the perfect little place for some sun sea and relaxation. Were only back 1 day and i miss it already :( Hope my review was helpful, i was as honest as possible, it just so happens i couldnt fault any part of our holiday at all.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Port Macquarie
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Reviewed April 6, 2009

And it was nice to be back, having visited Xlendi many times over the past twenty years, it holds a special place in our hearts.
This is the third time we have stayed at St Patricks and have to say it's looking pretty tired now.
Although the staff and location are both excelent the furniture is in dire need of replacement.
We first stayed ten years ago and whilst it was good to meet up with old friends, we did not expect to have to include our hotel bed as an old friend, totally worn out and very uncomfortable.
Although some may say this is the "charm" of Gozo, not so, the owner needs to invest in his properties if they are to continue to entice tourists to this island gem in the Med.
Would still chance it again though, just a fantastic location and great people.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 9, 2008

Stayed at St Patricks for 3 nights at the end of November. The day we checked in we both went down with flu, so we tended to eat then sleep and then get up for an hour then sleep again. The waiting staff were really good during our illness - if there was anything we wanted off the menu it wasn't any trouble for them to cook it. We had a seaview room but without a balcony which was perfectly OK- it was comfortable and clean and the mini-bar was not at all expensive so we had no reason to move anywhere else when we had a temperature. We booked through Alpharooms and were paying about 25Euros a night and we were exceptionally happy with the Hotel and Restaurant. We will definately return and hopefully make better use of St Patricks and its facilities.

  • Liked — The freindlyness of the staff
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 5, 2008

Booked two rooms B/B for four adults through Alpha rooms. We were given internal courtyard rooms, we could not expect more for the price we paid. After looking at the rooms, which were lovely but quite dark, we decided to upgrade to two seaview rooms with a fantastic view of Xlendi Bay. I was glad they had the availability of an upgrade and we all felt it worth the extra money. Rooms were very clean and beds comfy but rooms did not have tea/coffee making facility in room which I expect in all hotels. There was a fridge with well stocked bar in each room at reasonable prices too! All the staff were lovely. The continental breakfasts were fine with an option of full english if you require. The three evening meals were enjoyed and at 14 euros for three courses were excellent value. The rooftop deck was excellent for relaxing. We did not use the small pool. All in all an enjoyable 4 night break on Gozo.

  • Liked — Views from the sea view rooms
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Worcestershire, UK
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Reviewed November 3, 2008

Although the brick work outside and inside is attractive, the furnishings let this place down, it gave me the feel of a hostel, more than a 4 star hotel, very much over-rated.

On booking and at check-in I had asked for a quiet room, so they placed me right in the middle of a tenement type room with a single glazed door that opened on to the centre of everything, i.e. reception, restaurant, computer area, etc, which echoed up the courtyard. I had asked the younger receptionist who had checked me in to move me and she wouldn't, even though they had available rooms, which says a lot, eh!

The breakfast was decidedly poor, and in reply to a previous review the flies are still in residence. There is no way that this is a 4 star hotel, and I would not stay here again or recommend it. Those who gave it a 5 rating must be easilly impressed, and give a false view of this 'hotel'.

  • Liked — The brick work
  • Disliked — Shabby and unhelpful receptionist
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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accts_ie
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 29, 2008

Hotel located in a beatiful area. However, it's not a 4 star hotel and is probably better rated as an ok 3 star. Hygiene of food at breakfast could be better (lots of flies landing on fruit, etc.) which could be easily fixed. The rooms are fine, clean but fairly basic. Staff are friendly.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Breakfast food hygiene
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Saint Patrick's Hotel
Address: Xlendi Bay, Xlendi, Island of Gozo XLN 1150, Malta
Location: Malta > Island of Gozo > Xlendi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Xlendi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Saint Patrick's Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St Patrick's Hotel in Xlendi is the ideal place to relax while enjoying nature, a variety of water sports, and meeting people from all walks of life. It is a modern comfortable hotel with a truly unique location just a few metres away from the sea. It has 64 rooms, of which 20 have a sea view, 25 have a valley view and 19 have a view over the charming internal courtyard. Rooms are all very attractive and spacious with a relaxing decor. Whatever the view the rooms are a real delight. The sea views are impressive, the valley views are captivating and the charismatic internal courtyard is the hub around which the hotel was built. ... more   less 
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