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Review of Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz

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Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Lawrenz
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Filey, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013 via mobile

We spent 3 weeks there in September '13 and even though we have been going to Gozo for 40 years, this was our first time at the Kempinski. Our room was on the 6th floor overlooking the pool, but even so there was no noise during the evening and night. We were on b&b, the choice at breakfast being very wide, with a choice for everybody. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We used the gym on a daily basis, however the weights fell short of my needs, which was mainly my problem as I am used to quite heavy ones. As a whole the whole spa/gym was excellent, as was the pool which was for adults only, children having their own large pool, and we used the facilities frequently, my wife having an excellent massage. Although we were on the 6th floor, to put things in perspective, the entrance and reception are at ground level, which is also on the 5th floor. All in all we had an excellent, if somewhat expensive, holiday

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Broadway, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Only spent a day here and had lunch here too, but was not that impressed.
Spa was really lovely, but massage itself disappointing, and I have experienced many over the years at numerous Spas over the world.
Lunch was outside on the lovely terrace, but food was nothing to shout about for a such a classy Hotel.
Pool areas and gardens were beautiful, but their are no views as such, just countryside, as in the middle of small village, so no good really for young children/teenagers.
Staff impressive, as should be in a 5 star Hotel, but lack of vibrancy for us, it felt like walking through a library or museum.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Karin60
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Scotland
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Spent a week at this hotel and was very impressed. Thanks to other reviewers' recommendations, we booked a junior suite and requested high floor with pool view. Our requests were adhered to and the suite was very spacious with balcony, large bathroom and a general feeling of spaciousness. The one aspect of this hotel that really impressed me was the friendly, helpful attitude of the staff. Without exception, they made us feel welcome and that nothing was too much trouble, quite a feat even at 5 star level. I also enjoyed the wonderful spa facilities. The hotel is situated in a very quiet village but that was exactly what we wanted. The island is very small and we opted on a few nights to book a taxi to take us to different restaurants and that worked very well. If I return to Gozo I will definitely book this hotel again so I guess that says it all.

Room Tip: request a pool view and high floor, this will allow you to enjoy the afternoon sun
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FrannyBScotland
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Riga
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129 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights on my trip around Malta. Hotel itself resembles pseudo Pousada but still nice. Swimming pool area and the garden are good place to relax since it is far away to the nearest beach. Great place as a starting point for sightseeing in Gozo. There are 2 restaurants nearby ~ 10min walking time. One is Mediterranean by the San Lawrenz Dome and the other one is english pub style, but food is very good. Ask at the reception for the names and directions.
The Azure window is 10min by car.
Rents a taxi with a driver for the whole day and you can see all the places within one day. Victoria is a must! Costs around 50EUR for the whole day.

Room Tip: Rents a taxi with a driver for the whole day and you can see all the places within one day. Costs ar...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Arturs80
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

Stayed at the Kempinski whilst attending a wedding on Gozo. Great hotel - the rooms were very large, clean and comfortable. The facilities were excellent - outdoor pools, indoor pool, hammam, spa, etc. The food was very good value, well cooked and well presented. Breakfasts were tasty, with a wide variety of food.

The staff on reception were excellent and extraordinary helpful when required. The other staff were friendly and helpful, although it must be said that the bar staff were occasionally very slow in their service and on a couple of occasions forgot to deliver the order However, as everything was so perfect and worth a 6 star rating, I feel this issue is easy to forgive and forget.

Finally the price was more than reasonable considering the quality of the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Malta
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013

We visitied the hotel for the second time and we just could not get enough of it. Its surroundings are breathtaking and for an ultimate relaxing weekend the hotel is truly a sensational hotel to visit whatever the weather. Would never mind staying at the hotel over and over again!

Truly a charm in Gozo.

Fully recommend.

Room Tip: any room is fantastic.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mersia M
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Mellieha
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

We visiting this place for a long weekend break in November. Here is a run down of the good and the bad:

The good:
1. We were given a free room upgrade from Junior suite overlooking the pool to a Junior Deluxe suite overlooking the pool. The suites are very large and spacious, and the deluxe room has a private jacuzzi bath, which was nice.

2. Great base from where to explore Gozo, but more so if you want to indulge yourselves at the facilities: 2 beautiful outdoor pools, 1 separate outdoor family pool (with shallow kids area), 2 indoor heated pools, 1 indoor jacuzzi bath, 1 hammam (Oriental steam room, original marble from top to bottom, very nice), kids club, and many spa services (massage, etc, you pay for, the use of other facilities all free for guests).

3. Lovely staff. Nothing is too much trouble if you ask. Extra harder pillows, extra cups, bath salts for the jacuzzi bath, all come swiftly. Nice little touches, like free daily newspaper delivered to your room, free bottles of water for the night, and welcome sweets on the first day add to the magic.

4. Breakfast. A 5 star breakfast. Custom made omelletes as you like them, cheeses, Gozitan goat cheese, Maltese pastizzi, smoked salmon, cakes, puddings etc.

5. Free wifi in room and around facilities. Great to keep in touch with family, friends and facebook.

6. The hotel always feels spacious and never crammed, even though this was a very busy weekend, with lots of kids due to school mid term break.

The bad:

The beds. The mattresses are old, thin and uncomfortable. Both on the main bed, and the kid's sofa bed (the latter literally sagged in the middle, making both kids roll onto each other during the night and complaining that they could not sleep - something I have never heard them do since they were born!). It is also a pity because today, both in Malta and in Europe, many hotels make it a point to promote heavenly beds and pillows.

The breakfast. The sausages are very poor quality and stand out from the rest of the fare. The juices are from concentrate. Usually one would find at least some fresh juices, for example orange. At the best 5 star hotels in Malta, one can also find spumante for an early morning bucks fizz, if you are so inclined.

The wifi was erratic, its free, so I cant really complain, but at times it disappeared. This was mentioned in another review, but has not yet been fixed. I suspect that their routers reach maximum capacity when everyone is trying to connect. When it is working, it is quite good, and I clocked 1.5 mega bits of download speed.

Overall a great hotel, it needs some attention in places, and it would then be outstanding.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
Address: | Triq ir-Rokon, San Lawrenz, Island of Gozo SLZ1040, Malta
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Region: Malta > Island of Gozo > San Lawrenz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Lawrenz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz 5*
Number of rooms: 131
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz - Where European luxury meets Mediterranean flair! Malta's blissful sister island Gozo is the Mediterranean's best kept secret and home to the hideaway resort Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Gozo. Indulge in luxury, culture, sun & sea - and find the undiscovered island you have been dreaming of! ... more   less 
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