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“peaceful harbor”
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Outdoor pool with spacious deck area.
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Outdoor pool with spacious deck area.
The charms of Xlendi Bay during the day. Excellent diving and snorkelling spot. Bright and airy master bedroom with full length mirror and plenty of storage space
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Outdoor pool with spacious deck area.
The charms of Xlendi Bay during the day. Excellent diving and snorkelling spot.
Bright and airy master bedroom with full length mirror and plenty of storage space
Well equipped kitchen & breakfast bar with halogen hob and microwave
Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area
Entertainment area with Xbox 360, DVD player and large selection of films and games
Tiled bathroom with bath and overhead shower
Your own private balcony with seating for two - perfect for breakfast, lunch or a glass of wine
Springtime in the Maltese Islands
Mgarr Harbour is your first sight of Gozo
Xlendi Bay at night - perfect for dining by the waterfront.
Quad biking with a view!
Sea kayaking is popular and one of the many water based activities on offer
Natural rock formation of the Azure Window - used in the series Game of Thrones
Plenty of shore and boat drives in warm waters with visibility up to 40m
Segway through Gharb village
Gentle horse rides in scenic north Gozo - highly recommended!
Sweeping red sands of Ramla Bay on north Gozo
Fancy a beach to yourself?  San Blas bay on north Gozo
View over the Blue Lagoon in Comino - only 20 mins away
Crystal clear waters of the Blue Lagoon in Comino, accessible by foot ferry from Gozo.
Megolithic temple of Ggantija - one of the oldest freestanding temples in the world
Lots of walking to suit all fitness levels and ages!
Crashing waves near the salt pans of Xwieni Bay near Marsalforn
The pace of life is somewhat slower in Gozo!
Peaceful Gozitan countryside with Ta Pinu cathedral in the background
Majestic fortified capital of Valletta
The cultural capital of Malta, Valletta is full of history and well worth a visit
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Gharb, Island of Gozo

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Heidi276
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointing neglected not value for money”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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First day of arrival we went to go for a swim, the pool was disgusting full of flies & a dead Gecko. No pool net a fishing net we got some out but decided not to swim as the ph balance could be wrong. The pool was obviously neglected probably as no sun hit the pool the entire day while we were there. I emailed the owner the next day when no filter had been on all day also the pool vac(creepy crawler) was left in permanently but not in use. Handy for loads of flies to cling to the white pipe. Didn't expect an answer from the owner as no reply to two previous emails. She did reply the following day so day 3 of our holiday. Someone in the building put the filter on & pool vac for a few hours. Soon built up again over the next few days of no pool vac & filter use, also no ph balance test done. The first morning & each following weekday morning we were woken at 7.45 by a local sales van peeping his horn and shouting out of the window (advised by locals that they sold bread fish etc). We went to cook a meal as there is no oven in the property we bought things to be cooked on the hob. We got the pans out and frying pan they were so dirty with ground in dirt on the two pans available. No non stick left on the frying pan. These we could not use so no cooking could be done while we stayed. We did try cleaning them but it was so ground in also the knife set & blunt scissors were in the same state. The freezer was so full of frost it couldn't be used. So rather then stay in & sit on the uncomfortable couches with the thin cushions ( which by the way all need a good wash as do the curtains) (also the uncomfortable table & chairs on the balcony and short bed & slow shower) we went out most of the time.
I have been emailing the owner who has told me even though she was not there and I was that the pool was fine. I have pictures of all the complaints except the flies and Gecko. How long the pool had been like that who knows. I paid for use of the pool and didn't get use of it. It was disgusting. I would not recommend this apartment as it is of a very low standard and anything I told the owner she wanted pictures of proof. She said she has replaced the dirty pans but not shown me proof. I believe that honesty is the best policy. I have never given a bad review before we have always been quite happy with where we have stayed if not we have kept quiet, but I don't want anyone to have a ruined holiday like we did. We left two days early to move to lovely accommodation as we felt we had to salvage something out of our 8 day holiday. I feel that I have paid for goods and not received them. Even before we left home when I emailed to ask if there was a washing machine there isn't by the way. She said email if there are any other questions. I did twice with no reply, I wanted to check the name of the road the apartment was on. Some signs are written down differently on google maps to the signs that are up, sometimes three different ways if writing one word/name. I also had to email twice this week asking for a reply. I asked for a partial refund as we have had to eat out each night for a meal and did not have use of a pool. Also we paid for a hotel as the luxury this apartment boasted did not deliver. She has refused as she thinks the apartment/pool were fine but I was there not her. Also when I look back the reviews don't come through that often maybe alarm bells should have been ringing they will next time. Good luck in your search scroll past this one I give it 0 on the rating. She will try and come up with excuses for all that I have put as she did via email to me but she seemed very confused on what I was complaining about. When I said about the pool she said she didn't know what my expectations where but the pool will be cold. I wasn't complaining about it being cold just dirty.

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Liked best: Nothing being out of the apartment as much as possible
Liked least: Dirty pool kitchen equipment
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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baibaveid...
Ogre, Latvia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“peaceful harbor”
Reviewed 30 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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Peaceful harbor on the island of Gozo!
Good access, close to the local bus stop. It is located in a quiet location, 5-10 minutes walk to the village center. Suitable place for beautiful walks!
Apartment very clean, equipped with everything you need. Spacious and comfortable living room with a soft sofa, bar counter and a comfortable kitchen corner. Enough space for children to play in. Maybe missing a small table in the living room where the child could build Lego or draw, but it all could have been solved by store food boxes :) Very good heater in the evenings!
Beautiful small balcony, where to drink a cup of tea and enjoy the morning sun.
The bedroom with large soft bed with a number of cool pillows and soft blankets. (The bed probably is not suitable for particularly long people :))
Bathroom comfortable and equipped with a heater.
Pool just looked at, but not swam, it was already winter season.
A special atmosphere directly at Christmas time, because out summer, but at every home Christmas decorations and each center of the village Christmas tree. Beautifully and tenderly!
We are very happy with this choice and owners of apartment are very responsive and friendly! Thanks you very much!

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
2 Feb 2016
Thank you very much for your positive thoughtful review. Thank you for your suggestion of a small coffee table too. We hope to see you again some day.
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AMSMW67
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautifully presented, clean, well equpped modern flat in quiet historic Gharb”
Reviewed 23 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

This flat is very well equipped, with all mod cons and an extremely comfortable bed, with high grade linen. It was very clean, easy to find, and in an appartment block with permanent residents, who were very hospitable. It is on a quiet road down to Ta Pinu, easy to go straight out into the countryside for beautiful walks, and a short stroll into Gharb centre which has a very good small supermarket, restaurant ( Gharb Rangers , Il Konvent and Salvinas), The information booklet was clearly written with instructions for the flat and all the appliances, as well as a good selection of walking books and advice for dining and sight seeing. Help was at hand with any queries, with prompt responses. The living room area is spacious, leading out onto a small balcony that looks onto the road. The bedroom had high grade furniture and the bathroom was of a good size. Staying in January meant that the nights were cooler, but the heating worked well, and the flat was warm and cosey. There were cds to watch and books to read, a great deal of thought has gone into making your stay comfortsble.The bathroom was a good size, ( sadly with a full size bath with shower overhead.. The pool area looked inviting, with lovely views to the countryside,but sadly I was staying during the winter, so a bit cold!Very good value for money, would definitely stay again,.

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Liked best: Very clean with comfortable bed
Liked least: Great shower but not enough hot water for a full bath, which wouldn't be a problem in warmer months
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
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jeaniemye...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Gharb, one of Gozo's best kept secrets”
Reviewed 1 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We stayed at Scenic Escapes for the second year running, from 13 to 23 November.
We were away during the Uk hurricanes enjoying temperatures over 20 in daytime and not lower than 17 at night! The apartment is perfect for couples, a real home from home. It's location at the edge of Gharb village near to Ta Pinu is easy to find and close to some beautiful walking from outside your door. The village itself is a living community and there are still restaurants and bars open where you can share hospitality with the local people. If you fancy 5 star luxury at the Kempinski you can have happy hour cocktails or coffee and cake.
The local Rangers bar is owned and run by guys from the local football team who made us very welcome, and serve good local food. The sun shone on our balcony from first thing in the morning till 4 in the afternoon. It was quite a shock returning home to the cold, but there is always next year to look forward to in Autumn in Gozo!

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Liked best: Living in a village community with very few tourists.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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pippiphoo...
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 1 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Gharb is a great location to discover the island. The apartment is well equipped.
Great experience all round.

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Travelling group: Friends
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Friends getaway
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Management Response
3 Jul 2015
Thank you very much. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay so much that you have already booked your next trip :)
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907chrisb...
Berlin, Germany
1 review
“Very lovely apartment for two!”
Reviewed 6 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We enjoyed our stay at Elaine's apartment very much! From the beginning till the end Elaine was really supportive and very well organized! It was quiet easy to book from abroad. The apartment has nearly everything you need during your holidays - except a coffee machine ;-) We agree with other guests concerning the shower. It's not that easy to get hot water and the pressure isn't high enough to have an enjoyable shower. But in general the apartment is lovely and the rooms are spacious. The view from the pool behind the house is amazing! The small village Gharb gives you an authentic insight about the Gozo lifestyle - kind people, maltese culture, beautiful landscape. If you would like to relax in a genuine atmosphere we highly recommend Elaine's apartment in Gharb!

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Liked best: calmness & privacy
Liked least: bedsize & shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Large groups
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Management Response
8 Jun 2015
Thank you very much Krystina. We have now changed the hose and shower head and the pressure is improved, so hopefully this problem is now sorted. The cleaner reported that the hot water switch within the apartment had actually been switched off during your stay, which explains why you felt there was no hot water.
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Liz B
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
“A perfect appartment in a restful setting”
Reviewed 12 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

This apartment was exactly what myself and my husband were looking for. It was comfortable and well equipped for all we needed. It is one of those rare occasions that the rooms felt more spacious than the photos portray! The back yard area was beautiful with an amazing view. It was still a little too cold in the swimming pool to comfortably use this.
The apartment was in a quiet village location though there was enough nearby (small food shops, restaurants and bus stops) for us to get by without a car. There was a wealth of maps and tourist leaflets in a cupboard which gave inspiration for the holiday activities. In particular we would suggest the planned Gozo walks.
Elaine was very helpful in the booking process and arranged our airport transfers which made getting there and back a stress free and straight forward process.
The only minor problem (as with previous reviews) was that the shower head didn't stay up very easily, though I have been told that this has been fixed since we stayed.
We would recommend this apartment without hesitation.

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Liked best: The peaceful location
Liked least: shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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