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“fantasic farmhouse ideally situated”
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Review of Il hoxna

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Pool area looking towards kitchen/dining room
Pool from terrace outside master bedroom
Children's splash pool
At night.
The name 'Il-Hoxna' means 'one fat lady' partly because the house number is 18.
A copy of the neolithic statue (known as the fat lady) in the atrium inside the front door
View on entering, towards courtyard
The courtyard from the TV room
TV room, with log burning stove.
Kitchen with dining table. Pool (behind) and courtyard (left). WiFi strongest here and around pool.
Pool area. BarBQ to the right
Stairs leading to upper floor and 3 bedrooms.
Landing leads to the three upstairs bedrooms. Overlooks courtyard through large mesh window
Master bedroom. With a/c unit and ceiling fan. Leads onto sun terrace.
Terrace also overlooks courtyard.
Further view from terrace.
Large 2nd bedroom with ensuite
3rd bedroom. Ensuite to the right.
Bedroom 4. Downstairs.
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Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gharb, Island of Gozo

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R B
Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fantasic farmhouse ideally situated”
Reviewed 16 September 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We had a fantastic time at Il Hoxna. We are a family of 7 with children aged 11-20 and it suited all of us and our needs. Great pool for everyone esp the small one for reading with a cool drink in hand! The location was excellent; super shop 2mins away open 7 days ! Restaurants nearby and bus stop virtually outside house 15 mins and in Victoria ! Safe for everyone to wander and locals very friendly and speak excellent English!! All in all highly recommend Il Hoxna !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 4 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The house itself and its location
Liked least: Downstairs bedroom
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
21 Sep 2013
Dear Rebecca
Glad you enjoyed your holiday and your stay at il-Hoxna. Thank you for your positive review.
We take on board your comment regarding the downstairs bedroom. This is very rarely used but in response to your comments we have arranged to install a mesh door and window to allow greater air circulation. This is an ongoing problem with old farmhouses but we hope this will resolve any problems.
Best wishes
Nick
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Brigid M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Ticked all the boxes for a perfect holiday”
Reviewed 18 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

This converted farmhouse had everything we needed and more - it is very large, spacious and airy ( the rooms have air-con but we barely used it) well equipped ( there was even a large flat screen TV) and was beautifully clean yet with a lovely rustic feel. The children enjoyed exploring all the nooks and crannies - and was perfect for hide and seek! The pool was great and the poolside area was lovely and private and you didn't feel that you were in the middle of a town.
Gharb is a small town but is well served by at least 4 restaurants and there is a small shop just along the street from the villa which has fresh bread and all the groceries/ wine you could need and we didn't need to drive to Victoria to shop at all.
We loved Gozo - the people were friendly and nearly all speak good English, food good and reasonably cheap- we loved Jeffrey's just 20 yards from the front door of the villa - and everything is within a short drive/ bus journey. We hired a car and driving was stress free despite there being few road markings- the Maltese have a reputation for their bad driving but it seems the Gozitians are quite a different breed. Driving is on left as in the UK which is a bonus!
There are many beautiful beaches and we know we didn't find them all but we loved Xlendi which is a bay with a real Colonial feel and Hondoq which we only discovered on our last day and is a little gem.
Gozo has captured our hearts and we look forward to discovering more on our return - because we came home and immediately booked this fabulous villa again for later in the year!

We used a transfer company (Mayjo) to collect us from the airport and drive us to the ferry over to Gozo and then on to the villa. It was dark when we eventually got there and, although we could have managed it had we hired a car at the airport, this made it stress free as the driver knew where the villa was. We had instructions for the keysafe and entry into the villa was all very straightforward. Mayjo dropped us off a hire car the following morning.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Villa perfect, Gozo beautiful and a perfect place to relax
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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