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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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Monster
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great location, Mdina is wonderful. But no 5 stars from me. The hotel is not antique, just dated. Lots of noise from the kitchen, no bartender when the bar was open (had to go ask for drinks several times), plastic chairs in the lounge, vacuum cleaners left in the corridors, dirty cups and glasses on the tables all day long,...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I are regular clients of R&C and have stayed in many of their hotels in Europe and the US. Three weeks ago we stayed at the Xara Palace in Malta for three nights. The building is lovely with a wonderful first floor. The service was first class. To get to our room, we took an elevator (a...

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Coulsdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Mdina as our base as we wanted to be able to get to the hustle and bustle of Valletta and St. Julian's but return somewhere quiet and relaxing in the evening. The Xara Palace was spot on. The staff were fantastic and the hotel is perfectly located for access to some great restaurants. Would recommend to anyone looking...

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. Your review has been the ultimate compliment and we are delighted to hear that you found The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux peaceful, and a nice contrast to your excursions. We would also like to thank you on your comments regarding our staff, as we truly aim...

Bruxelles
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This elegant comfortable hotel has an outstanding setting, being the only hotel within beautiful Mdina. Once the sun sets and the daily tourists have drifted out, you have this fortified city almost to yourself - there is something quite magical about the atmosphere, out of time. Walking through the smokey-lit alleys back to the hotel after dinner was a unique...

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. Mdina is a truly enchanting City and we are delighted to hear that you found the atmosphere magical, it has been the ultimate compliment. We only hope to see you again very soon. Many thanks and kind regards Irene'

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very helpful and always polite. The accommodation was first class and spotless. The food served in their restaurants was top quality. The Reception staff helped with taxi bookings, car hire and places to visit.

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are truly delighted with your comments on our staff and that you found the hotel to be 'first class'. We only hope to have the opportunity to see you once again very soon. Many thanks and kind regards Irene'

Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful old palace right in the centre of Mdina. We had a suite with panoramic view. The very large living area had a huge balcony on one side, overlooking the square, and terrific views of half of the island on the other side. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This would all merit five stars. However...

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're from America. We traveled for about 36 hours to get to Malta and darn it, the airline lost the suitcase with all of our clothes and our phone chargers. All of our clothes. 😣 We arrived at our hotel and were greeted very warmly by the staff even though we looked haggard and rumpled. We got to our rooms...

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We could not be more delighted as to receive a review like this. We truly aim to make your stay a stress free get away, and a unique experience allowing you to absorb all the natural charms of Mdina, Malta, (which as you say is particularly exquisite...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here 2 non consecutive , the first night in a standard room, which i loved, and the second in a suite, which although was lovely it wasn't to my taste as it was huge.. i felt annoyingly so, as the bedroom was on a mezzanine floor, which made the lounge area obsolete however the hotel is beautiful and...

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Irene_ZAdami, Public Relations Manager at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip advisor. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your breakfast and that you found our staff to be very welcoming. We truly aim to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Thank you for your kind words, we only hope to have the pleasure of seeing...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Xara Palace has 2 outstanding features- location within the ancient walled city of Mdina, and its staff who are marvellous. The location is ideal for walking but not for driving- if you rent a car it may be necessary to use the public carpark outside the city walls! (If the hotel has booked the rental car, they will chauffeur you...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is absolutely stunning, we had my brothers wedding here & reception. Some of our guests stayed in some of the rooms and they were amazing. We all travelled from Australia and absolutely loved every minute of it.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux has 17 Rooms and Suites, all vary in size and style. Some of the Suites have Jacuzzis on their private terrace with spectacular views of the island. The Duplex rooms and Suites offer split level accommodation with the lounge area and private facilities on one level and bedroom services on the other level of the Room or Suite. Outdoor pool is available in an alternative location and shuttle service is provided. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

Address: Misrah Il-Kunsill Citta Nobile, Mdina, Island of Malta MDN 1050, Malta
Region: Malta > Island of Malta > Mdina
Price Range: $166 - $528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux 5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“All the rooms are good and can be viewed on website”
 of 5 bubbles ianw236, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford it, go for a room with panoramic view, the suite if possible (Room 11).”
 of 5 bubbles AlanL896, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I liked room 8 it had lovely views”
 of 5 bubbles travelbug2013_74, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 18 or Rooms away from dining room”
 of 5 bubbles patg935, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we was in a corner suit, Great¡”
 of 5 bubbles 40luis, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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