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Maria Giovanna Guest House
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Our first visit to Gozo for 34 years - still a magical place. Maria Giovanna Guest House was a revelation. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the bathrooms spotless and modern and the breakfasts were a kick start to the day. We brought three children (3,9 & 11) who had never been abroad before and they loved it. Sonia and Anna make great hostesses and we intend to return next year.
Thank you,
Marcus and Jenny Brown

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2014

We’ve spent one week in this lovely guesthouse. It was our 3rd trip to Marsalforn, but the first stay with Anna and Sonja and certainly not the last one! From a warm and uncomplicated welcome late in the evening to the very last minutes, everything was to our satisfaction.
The room was spacious, wonderfully decorated and spotlessly clean. Breakfast was delicious, freshly cooked and plenty. All the staff were friendly and helpfull, always a big smile on their faces.
We are already looking forward to retourning to Marsalforn and our next stay in Maria Giovannas Guesthouse.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Great atmosphere, great location, lots of fun with the staff..unbelievable breakfast...I'm out of words! Thank you!

I dont want to write more than 200 characters because the hotel speaks for itself :)

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Maria Giovanna is a real gem. We hired a car to travel around Gozo and once we arrived in Marsalforn found Maria Giovanna very easy to find .
Check in was a breeze and we were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. There is no onsite parking but being off season we were lucky to be able to park directly across the road. We were also shown where to find public parking around 200 meters away.
We were allocated a room on the 3rd floor. We chose a triple room, as although there were just the 2 of us travelling, it gave us a little more space. It was a good size for a guest house. Not fancy but very clean and homely. The bathroom was very small but also very workable and most importantly, it was also very clean. There was a very small balcony - exactly as pictured in their advertising. From here you could look down the street to see the water. Once again, exactly as advertised.
There are lots of little extras. Books and travel information on the ground level. Baskets with equipment to take to the beach on each landing. There has been a lot of thought put into making guests stay as pleasant as possible.
The guest house is only 1 street back from the waterfront. There are numerous restaurants to choose from in this very pleasant little village.
Breakfast was a lot more than expected! Eggs to order - that was a bonus. Plenty to choose from at the small buffet. Can you believe, lemon meringue pie, yum!!!
The bonus of Maria Giovanna is the staff. Very friendly and ready to help. We really felt welcomed and at home here. We were sorry that we hadn't stayed here for 2 nights, as our next accommodation choice was less pleasant.

Room Tip: If you want a little extra space, go for a triple room.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank veejay
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This place is as close as you get to 5 out of 5, without actually getting there. Had the prices been just a little lower, or the rooms had been a little more soundproofed, I would have upped the 4 to a 5.

Due to a pact schedule, we only had two nights to spend a Maria Giovanna's, which felt like a shame. It really was very nice experience overall, from the small, very nicely decorated rooms, to the breakfeasts (which probably ranks as the best I've had).

One of the small things we noticed during our stay is that the rooms (or maybe just the one we had?) are very noisy. We had a little bar across the street and the first night of our stay was from Saturday to Sunday, which meant a lot of business. There was apparently a ventilation shaft up on the wall, which let in alot of noise. Fortunately for us we had earplugs, which meant that this didn't cause too much of an inconvience but still made the room ill suited for reading a book before sleep.

Overall, Maria Giovanna offers a very unique and genuine experience, with alot of character. I would definitely recommend both the guest house and Marsalforn in general, but try to ask for a room facing away from the street and the bar if you are visiting furing a weekend.

Room Tip: As stated in the review, ask for a room that is not facing the bar across the street if visiting during a weekend.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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