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Downtown Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Victoria
Marsaxlokk, Malta
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168 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good hotel”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

What we loved about this hotel was that the room was very clean and spacious. We loved the balcony as it is quite big, almsot a terrace, different from all of the other hotels. Hotel is great value for rate paid

We did not quite like being in Victoria in general, as in the evening there was not much to do. The staff were not so friendly or helpful. Food brought for room service (pizza) was average. One other thing I did not like was that we asked for a King bed, and we were given a bed with 2 single joint beds, so sleep wasn't so great!

Overall, good hotel to spend a few nights in Gozo on a budget.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Berne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012

This is virtually the only hotel in Victoria, and it has clear-cut good and bad features. Downside is its location, admittedly only ten minutes' walk from the bus station, but giving the impression of Out-of-Town rather than Downtown. The flip side of this is the remarkably peaceful views from the rear of the hotel (the so-called "garden" side), with a comfortable balcony to relax on over a glass of wine in the evening. The other negative point is the food - adequate but nothing special: synthetic-tasting orange juice and coffee for the breakfast buffet, and a limited evening menu. On the other hand, the rooms and the whole hotel are clean, modern and attractive, the beds, despite the protruding chipboard betraying their construction, are comfortable, after the manner of a good medium-priced business-class hotel. The small roof-top pool was also good. Good value for money.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We stayed at the Downtown Hotel on 26 Septemberand would highly recommend it for a stay.

The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, making our room available early so that we could checkin, even though we turned up at the hotel without a booking.

Our balcony, street view room, was incredibly clean and roomy.The bathroom exceptional for the price we paid. The room also had a minibar which was very useful considering the temperatures last week, and it was affordable!!!

We found the breakfast to be very good. There was an ample choice of cheeses, meats, different types of bread and eggs.

We will definitely use this hotel again and are planning to stay longer and use it as a base to explore Gozo.

Thank you for a very pleasurable stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

The Downtown hotel is in the capital of Gozo (Victoria). The Island of Gozo is one of the most beautiful places I have been. We were there at the end of September and the weather was glorious and sunny every day. The Town of Victoria is full of history and and hotel enables you tp walk to it all. The hotel offers a free service every weekday to the many beautiful beaches on the island in a mini bus free of charge. The food is Exellent and the room we had was Ideal overlooking the street with a small balcony. The staff cant do enough for you and the people on the Island generally are very friendly. The hotel is always very clean.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bristol, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Centrally placed, affordable and comfortable with the added bonus of a rooftop swimming pool the Downtown Hotel was just right for exploring Gozo.

It's an easy walk up to town and the old city with all it's attractions. Buses are great for reaching other parts of Gozo such as Dwejra.

If any complaint at all (and this would apply to many hotels) rather poor quality breakfasts - mediocre coffee and juice, limited cereals and no croissants etc.

Room Tip: Rooms with a 'country view' are best.
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Valletta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2012 via mobile

Highly recommended and great value for money. One of the few hotels that accepts pets. Our dog loved it :) they even provided us with linen for him. Great stay and few mins away from Victoria centre on foot. Rooms are spacious and very clean. Thumbs up for this hotel !

  • Stayed September 2012
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pescara
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I was very disappointed with this hotel.
The room number 220 was like a niche, because there wasn't any window.
Forniture very old and bed unconfortable.
Hairdryer didn't work . Wi/fi sometimes works, most of times didnt work!
Breakfast consists only in one typology of cheese, one typology of ham, egg and bean .
I believe lot of rewiews here are acting in bad faith, only to attract clients.
Never more.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Downtown_Hotel_Gozo, Manager at Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
We remember these guests very well. When they checked in they made a fuss over the room. Their real complaint was that the room did not have a balcony, when it was clear that they had booked what we call an internal room, i.e. a room with no balcony. These guests booked from an internet website and they had a clear choice of rooms and for a little bit more they could have chosen a room with balcony. So we cannot understand how they would expect a room with balcony when than they did not pay for one. Unfortunately this happens a lot - people delibrately book the cheapest room they find and when they check in they pick up a fuss to get a superior room than the one they paid for. Our commitment is clear - we allocate the room that you have booked for. As for the size of the room, admittedly it is not the biggest of rooms, but it satisfies the licencing criteria of a three star hotel. In fact when we offered them another internal room which is larger in size they asked if the room had a balcony, which, since it was another internal room, it did not have a one (balcony), and so they declined to change rooms. This proves that their real issue was the balcony and not the size of the room.

Given this negative disposition because of this balcony issue, we are not surprised over the other negative comments. The furniture is not old and if the hair dryer was not working they could have reported it to be fixed. We provide free internet in the rooms, wired or wireless. The problem with wi-fi is that when people use their devices somewhere else, their devices retain the IP address from their previous connection which prevents them from getting internet connection from our equipment. This is a technical issue which is beyond our control. Some people do not know what an IP address is, let alone how to change the IP address, so we usually reset our equipment to make it easier for them when it really is a problem which does not have anything to do with us, but we cannot do this all the time.

Regarding breakfast we can add the following items to the list: bacon, sausages, tomatoes, three types of bread, fresh fruit, 2 types of cereal, cake, yogurt, jams and marmalades, three types of juices, hot chocolate, coffee (even capuccino) and tea, all in buffet style. The coffee and juices we serve are the same as those served in four star hotels throughout the island.
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Property: Downtown Hotel
Address: Europa Street, Victoria, Island of Gozo VCT 2732, Malta
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Region: Malta > Island of Gozo > Victoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Downtown Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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