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Downtown Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Victoria
Qrendi, Malta
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great location.”
Reviewed 19 April 2013

This hotel is nothing fancy, but good value for money. The rooms are a good size & spotless. The location is great for exploring Gozo. There are plenty of bars, restaurants & shops in walking distance. Rooms at the back (country view) are quieter than the ones on the front (street view).

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2013

The room is very clean and new, the bathroom as well, staff very nice. Breakfast to be improved. Not many choices, only 1 choice on the bread,and terrible coffee from the machine, why we can not get the nice coffee from the bar for breakfast? We eat one evening at the restaurant but it was just so so.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Island of Malta, Malta
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

We spent two nights in Down Town hotel during the Easter weekend. If you’re a tourist, want to explore Gozo and your main means of transportation is public transport then this is hotel is perfectly located within walking distance (approx. 10 min walk) to the Victoria (Rabat) bus terminus. Upon arrival we were greeted by an English speaking front of house who kindly explained to us to our room. The room (a country view room) had stunning views over the Marsalforn Valley with the Salvatur Hill visible in the distance, included all the basic amenities and was clean.

The breakfast is also adequate being a mixture of continental/English breakfast, with my only complaint being the poor quality of fruit juices being offered. Altogether I enjoyed my stay in this hotel, had no major concerns and would gladly return and stay here.. and when considering the price paid I can safely say that this is the best priced hotel in Gozo.

Room Tip: Pay the extra money and go for a Country View room!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Malta
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2013

I’ve been in this hotel in 2010 and after being there now (3 years after) I saw a downgrade. The hotel remains affordable and clean; however my good impression of this hotel was not satisfied again. In 2010, I would have completely agreed with those who said that this was a 3-star hotel which offers a 4-star service. But now it’s a different story.

Apart from a receptionist who does not speak our native language, my main disappointment comes from the restaurant. The buffet dinner was not catchy and we opted to dine outside the hotel. The breakfast quality was poor too. Half of the buffet counter was empty and unused, making the breakfast so lacking in variety: no salad and only 1 kind of fruit (oranges). Food was stale and the working staff was not even wearing uniforms.

Room Tip: internal rooms have no bath and lack sound proofing
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Downtown_Hotel_Gozo, Manager at Downtown Hotel, responded to this review, 22 March 2013
We note the the positive comments about the hotel's affordability and cleanlines.

And we are genuinely amused about the comment on the receptionist not speaking "our language", presumably Maltese! We are sure that other hotels in Malta also emply non-Maltese staff.

Regarding the buffet dinner not being 'catchy', we do not exactly know what is meant by this. Our buffet dinner consists of soup, a selection of salads, pasta and main course plus vegetables and potatoes and desert. It is freshly prepared and represents good value for money at the price it is sold.

Salad with breakfast? We are not sure if it goes but there is a limit to what a three star hotel can offer for breakfast. The comment about the half used buffet (counter) is misleading - we do have a large buffet counter that we use for dinner and breakfast, but for breakfast we only use one part of it. It was always like this. We believe that we offer a very good breakfast for a three star hotel, buffet style with eggs, bacon, sausages, baked beans, baked tomatoes, ham, cheese, maltese bread, french toast bread, brown bread, cereals, jams, marmalade, honey, butter, yogurt, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit juices, cake and fresh fruit. Not bad at all for a three star hotel!
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights whilst visiting parents who live nearby. Nice clean rooms - the internal ones without balconies are a bit cheaper but worth getting a balcony for the extra daylight. TV channel selection is poor - there was only one English channel showing re - runs. Free wifi internet with good download speed was a big plus point - available throughout the whole hotel.
Nice bathroom - walk in shower, plenty of towels and shampoo / body wash dispenser next to the sink and in the shower - helpful if you want to avoid taking liquids on the flight or are traveling with cabin baggage only on a budget airline. My room was tidied and bed made every day.
Breakfast was fairly simple but adequate - English breakfast buffet style, ham / cheese, cereals, toast, yoghurts and fruit. plenty of free coffee and juice. I didnt eat in the restaurant but it seemed popular with the locals and they served delicious coffees and cakes, which I did try !
The bar closed quite early - about 10ish but I was told it was because of it being winter and they open later in the summer.
Very quite location, 5 mins walk from Victoria town centre where there are lots of shops / markets / places to eat. There are many beaches on Gozo but I think you would need a car to reach them from Victoria.
All in all, the Downtown is a nice place to stay. The rooms are reasonably priced and the staff are friendly. I will be going back in June for a short holiday and I'm intending to stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms with town view are well priced with large balconies
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Marsascala, Malta
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

We've been to DownTown over and over and we shall keep on staying there...staff are always kind and friendly to us and to our dogs...(even though this time round one of the staff seemed a bit shocked to see us marching in with our four legged children :)))

The hotel in itself is clean and down to earth, no added frills but very comfortable. Relaxing view of the country...and a decent kitchen downstairs if you do not feel like running around for a meal.

Hotel is also nearby shopping centres for those interested in some shopping.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Marsaxlokk, Malta
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

Room Tip: The hotel gives you the option to choose between a street view or a country viiew. We have chosen th...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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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
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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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