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Saint Patrick's Hotel
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Xlendi
Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fine hotel”
Reviewed August 27, 2009

Expectation management seems to be in order for this hotel. As this was our first time in the St Patricks, I can't comment on the apparent decline in service or standards that several previous reviewers have noticed. But we found it to be a solid three-star hotel. No frills, but proper rooms, friendly service, and good value for money considering the exceptional location. The self-service breakfast is nothing special, but certainly better than many French or Italian hotel-breakfasts we've had - and being able to enjoy leisurely it at a table right next to the water more than makes up for the machine-made orange juice. Rooms are fine, if a bit dark (choose the sea side view; its worth the extra money). Bathroom was clean and did the trick - again nothing exceptional. Lobby, courtyard and the hotel itself are well maintained and have a very friendly atmosphere. In short: a fine hotel and one we'd definitely come back to.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Island of Gozo, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2009

Lovely location, friendly athmosphere. Great staff.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2009

Sadly we must agree with most of what others have said. We have been to St Patrick's several times before and this time was not such a pleasant experience. Our sea view room was very clean as is the whole hotel but the air conditioning was not working properly and at night the hotel's system was turned up and the noise in our room was unbearable. After some altercation the surly night desk agreed to change our room to a lower grade one, which was quiet. (Incidentally the so called Valley View rooms overlook the car park.) Unfortunately, although the air conditioning worked, the fridge did not, the toilet flush cronked noisily and we found holes in the curtains and bed cover and a cockroach in the bath. Breakfast is mediocre, orange (!) juice and coffee were both horrible. We shall not go again even though the hotel is situated at the water's edge,. and was once charming. Most of the staff still are!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2009

I visited the Hotel in May for a 2 week holiday, joining friends there. We had all been to the hotel several times in the past 15-20 years. The hotel advertises itself as a 'boutique hotel'. This is clearly NOT the case. It is shabby and run down; the same bed linen, curtains, shower curtains, etc were there 8-10 years ago (as in our photos!). The chef (Frank ) has gone (to The Village Inn) and his replacement is awful! Rude, surly, bad food....They are now run by the owner's son - a rude young man with no 'people skills' whatsoever. Every day was an argument. Several guests complained, had no response and some even left early!!!The place was like a fast food joint, noisey, rushed and no atmosphere. The pool on the roof area was monopolised by a young mother and her children after they had turned the breakfast room upside down every morning. She was completely indifferent. The restaurant often closed before 9pm as there were no takers for the low standard food. Troughs and pots, once full of welcoming flowers and shrubs, stand neglected at the front & rear & roof of the hotel. Cleaners struggle with the poor pay, fewer hours and shabby, out of date decor. Breakfast is a self service affair - akin to an early Butlins - with cold coffee, no cooked menu...Mass coach parties have taken priority over long term returners...Manager of long-standing, Joe, has been retired out, but comes in to keep the peace when things get out of hand.
Very, very sad.We shall NOT be returning to the Hotel again, though look forward to our 2nd visit of the year to Xlendi in September.OL, D&B McG, NC, BW, FW, JO'B. LOnond and Ireland.

Stayed May 2009
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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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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