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“It was ok, nothing more.”
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Cornucopia Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Xaghra
Certificate of Excellence
Swieqi, Malta
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“It was ok, nothing more.”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

The hotel looked great on the website, really capturing the old magic of Gozo. On arrival, the hotel did seem quite attractive, with a quaint and peaceful atmosphere, tucked away in a tranquil and scenic spot. My first impression wasn't great, however, as the receptionist was on a personal call (she probably thought I was a tourist and didn't understand Maltese). She left me waiting for a minute or so before pushing a card over the desk and gesturing me to fill it in, all the while still chatting away. I thought this behaviour towards a newly arriving guest was quite unprofessional in a four star hotel. Then, she couldn't find my booking. In fairness, the other staff were all friendly and courteous. The room was fairly comfortable and offered lovely views across the valley, but I wouldn't class it as a four star - three perhaps. Not a bad hotel on the whole, and I'd consider staying there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, 23 January 2014
Dear mdone8,
Thank you for finding the time to post your review and for your lovely comments about the Hotel in general.
We highly appreciate it for bringing forward your experience upon check in. Please accept our apologies for any short comings, as we know and understand that first impressions are highly important.
Stay assured that your comment has been fully noted and acted on.
Hope to welcome you again.
Kind regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

Together with my family we dined at the Cornucopia Hotel in Xaghra Gozo. Must admit this is a place where people care and for sure we will be back again. The location, the food, and the friendly service was second to none.

Room Tip: We dined in the evening, but for sure we would have loved it even more if we been to the place in th...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, 21 January 2014
Dear Anthony g,
Thank you for finding the time to review your dining experience. We are really glad to read that you enjoyed your evening from all aspects.
We look forward to welcome you back.
Kind regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Sheffield
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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Arrived on 20th December for Xmas and New Year leaving on 4th January. This is a lovely quaint, and atmospheric hotel in a fab position overlooking Marsalforn Valley down to the sea.

Frank checked us in at Reception and we have to say he was a pleasure to speak to for the whole two weeks!!! He kept us laughing, he gave us tips on where to go and how to get there. He's a credit to the hotel. Likewise the other reception staff.

Brian the Manager was very helpful when we had just one minor mishap which meant we were offered a room change which was great.

Maria in the restaurant was a star and Ian would like to thank her again for the lovely mince pies she brought him. The chefs and all restaurant staff worked very hard to make sure everything ran smoothly especially the Gala Dinners which were superb. The food is plentiful and high quality.

Rooms are clean and airy with loads of storage etc. Outside areas are beautiful and pools very well designed. Not brave enough to risk the winter chilled water though. Would love to re visit in summer and take advantage :@).................... we'll see!

Finally, if Brian is reading this review, please pass on all our best wishes to everyone and see you all later this year.

Room Tip: Choose high room overlooking the valley
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, 24 January 2014
Dear Dizzy 2902,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review, and for your lovely comments about our staff whom we join you to congratulate them on their valuable service.
We are really pleased that all was to your satisfaction and your comments have been shared by all the team.
On behalf of all the staff would like to wish you all the best for 2014,
And hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Best regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Hunsdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

We have stayed at many hotels but this one has to be the best by far, so beautiful, quaint, quiet, and relaxing, everyone from the hotel manager (Brian) to the maids always smiling, happy, and keen to talk about their wonderful island and it’s history, always ready to point you in the right direction. Nothing was ever too much trouble with our room cleaned every day, beds made up very nice. We were made to feel so special, food was beyond excellent and lots of it, it just kept getting better every day. We are 100% satisfied with this hotel and whilst we were there booked up for next year. If you’re looking for that extra special holiday treatment look no further than the wonderful Hotel Cornucopia Xaghra Gozo you will not be disappointed.

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Room Tip: If you can ask for a valley room view, Stunning. we had room 40 which was excellent
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Dear ddkings1,
Thank you for such a positive review. It was our pleasure to have you with us during this festive season.
Looking forward to see you again.
Best regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

A really quaint hotel with fabulous food and exceptional customer service. The staffs' approach to guests is naturally friendly and helpful. The food was really good especially on the buffet nights and New Year's Eve. The room we had was spotless with plenty of storage space for clothes. All in all a brilliant holiday if you want a quiet and indulgent break!!!
Many thanks to everone at the hotel and especially Joanne, Allan, Marie, the female Receptionist and Manager who booked us in, the Chefs and the Cleaner who took my husband's muddy trousers home to wash as the laundry service had been postponned over the New Year.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Dear bev b.
Thank you for finding the time to review your experience of your recent stay at the Cornucopia Hotel.
We are really pleased to read that you found the Hotel and its amenities up to your expectations. We join you in complimenting all the staff for the hard work and sacrifice they have put in, especially during the past festive season.
Wish you all the very best for the New Year.
Hope to see you all again,
Regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Island of Malta, Malta
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

This hotel is excellent! I like to spend some days in Gozo every few months and this hotel is my automatic choice. it's homely, the staff is very helpful and they all go out of their way to give you an excellent service. Most of them have been working there for years and would immediately recognise returning guests. The manager, Brian, is very friendly and is approachable to guests and staff members alike. He's always there to help and has managed to create an atmosphere where everybody works hard in a friendly environment. Guests are provided with excellent food, spacious and comfortable rooms, ample pool space, clean and large pools and much more!
The breakfast is delicious with ample choice. You can have continental or English breakfast or both. The English breakfast includes chips or potato balls/ croquettes. There are many cereals to choose from, three flavours of juice, water and about 8 hot drinks to choose from. You can have cake, croissants, pain au chocolat, bread, cold cuts, fresh fruit (especially in summer). The choice is infinite. Their breakfast is equal to a lunch in any other hotel. It's a buffet breakfast so you can have as much food as you like.
The lunches and dinners are excellent. You are either given a set menu with three or four choices for each of the three courses, Starter, Main course, Dessert. The menu is not so rigid so if you don't like any of the choices given you might opt for something else. The staff is usually very helpful on this and is able to provide you with solutions even if you have allergies or some condition preventing you from eating certain foods. The food is always delicious and waiting time is minimal. The restaurant is also very clean and room service is available. On Tuesday and Friday evenings guests are treated with a lavish buffet including all sorts of salads, two/three different choices of pasta (you may take all three), four/five different meats accompanied by vegetables, potatoes, etc. The desert table includes about five different options and one may opt to have an ice cream. In summer, you can enjoy all this by the pool and the chefs include bbq food like sausages, hamburgers, etc in addition to the usual foods. One is surely spoilt for choice.
One thing I love about this hotel is that even when it is full, the place is still very quiet and you are allowed to relax peacefully in your room at any time of the day. Room service is excellent and waiting time is about 15 minutes. The maids are very friendly and have been working there for years making you feel at home as soon as you arrive. The waiters in the restaurant do the same thing and the people are the reception are extremely friendly, trying to accommodate every request and answer every question guests pose. They all do their utmost to make people feel at home and in fact, many guests are returning guests as many get what other hotels do not offer. The fact that the hotel is not very large helps keep a homely environment with guests being treated as family members by the staff.
I usually visit the hotel with my family and stay there for four or five days about three or four times a year. Children are welcome. They have a children's pool and the restaurant caters for children as well.
The only problem I see is that there are no lifts and so wheelchair bound persons may have a hard time in this hotel as the old structure is full of stairs even between rooms and so that might cause a problem. The hotel management should do something about this. There are only two floors, the ground floor and the first floor so it is not tiring to climb the stairs and elevators may not be available for this reason and to keep the old look. This hotel is a converted farmhouse and contains most of the features one may find in a farmhouse. These features give it a rustic style which make this hotel unique and very attractive. Elevators may ruin this look, somehow. The staircases are surely those which were originally in the property before it became a hotel and give it a lovely look.
The rooms are very spacious and include a bathroom, which includes a bath not just a shower as most hotels offer nowadays. The bathroom is well equipped. The beds are very comfortable and additional pillows can be provided on request. Air conditioning and central heating together with ceiling fans are available. All rooms overlook either the pool/s or the beautiful valley so you will surely enjoy wonderful views waking up in the morning.
Guests are also able to use the facilities in the sister hotel Ta' Cenc Hotel, which has its' own spa, pool facilities (indoor pool included), gym, etc. So, anything missing from Cornucopia could be found at Ta' Cenc Hotel free of charge!
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and most of my friends visit regularly as I do, since many people end up returning to this hotel. I've been to many hotels in Malta, Gozo and abroad but none of them offer the tranquil and relaxing holiday, Cornucopia hotel offers.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Ruth S
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, 6 January 2014
Dear Ruth S,
Thank you very much for such a detailed and optimistic review.
It is always a pleasure to welcome you and your lovely family.
Wish you all the best, and look forward to welcome you back in the near future.
Kind regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Mosta, Malta
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

I just checked out this morning of the Cornucopia hotel after a two night stay over the New Year.
Our stay was simply wonderful.Nice cosy rooms,friendly staff and a excelent service.
We booked for the NewYear's Eve Gala Dinner and had a lovely evening with fantastic food and there was a very nice festive admosphere with live music and countdown at midnight.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would certainly book again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Maria F
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CornucopiaGozo_Malta, General Manager at Cornucopia Hotel, responded to this review, 10 January 2014
Dear Maria F,
Thank you for your review. We are really glad that we managed to start your New Year on a positive note.
Wish you all the best.
Regards
Brian Caruana
General Manager
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Property: Cornucopia Hotel
Address: 10 Gnien Imrik Street, Xaghra, Island of Gozo XRA 102, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Gozo > Xaghra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Xaghra
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Hotel Class:4 star — Cornucopia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 61
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