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The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Mellieha, Malta
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I love this hotel. The history and the luxury rooms. But it's the dining experience even at breakfast looking out over the battlements over the island. Amazing. Breakfast is fantastic, great choice, the champagne and smoked salmon on the buffet breakfast is a bonus.

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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. It is such a delight to hear how much you enjoyed your experience at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. We are glad you enjoyed our beautiful views and found our breakfast to be 'fantastic'. We truly aim to make our guest experiences as unique and as...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We travelled from the UK to attend a family wedding last July. After a beautiful church service, The Xara Lodge was the perfect reception venue. Everything was totally amazing and beautiful from the building, the setting, the atmosphere, the service, attention to detail, the food, the view of Mdina - literally everything. I'm not normally a big fan of weddings,...

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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 comments have been so kind and we are truly grateful to hear what a lovley experience you had during the Wedding you attended at The Xara Lodge. Thank you once again for your kind words, We hope to see you again very soon, Many thanks Irene'

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We booked a 2 night special offer stay via Booking.com. Not receiving any confirmation from them, I liaised directly with the staff at the hotel. Nothing was too much for them - private transfers perfectly arranged; amazing meal recommendations outside the hotel; beautiful room: all exquisite. If you want to feel truly spoilt, you won't be disappointed here. It was...

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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 comments and kind words have been warmly received. We truly aim to make your Infinitely Xara experience as unique and as enjoyable as possible. Mdina is a truly charming place and we strive upon maintaining and promoting all its natural charm. As for your suggestion re...

Gateshead
Reviewed 19 March 2016

What a wonderful hotel and fairytale setting in the 'Silent City' of Mdina. This is a place to truly relax if you enjoy peace, unbeatable views of the Island and exceptional service. Every member of staff was friendly and helpful during our week stay. The restaurant standard is very high. The hotel is beautifully furnished in keeping with its historic...

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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 write a review on trip Advisor. Mdina is a truly charming City, and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed all its little pleasures. We at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux aim to make every experience as unique and enjoyable as possible, We only hope to have the pleasure to see...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We stayed at The Xara Palace as a part of our 3 week wedding trip to Malta. Mdina is a fascinating place to visit but to stay there at the only hotel in town, is a special treat, as if having the town all to yourself. The hotel is comfortable, decorated with fabulous antique furniture and Mdina glass vases. It...

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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 kind words and comments have been warmly received. We are delighted to hear that you liked our unique and classic décor, and that you found Mdina to be a truly beautiful. Re your comments on our fine dining restaurant; de Mondion, it is a true pleasure...

Lancaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Mdina is a beautiful walled city & this quiet luxury hotel in an ancient palace is a perfect place to stay. Given the choice between Valletta & Mdina, I would stay here every time. The staff, bedrooms, breakfast & dinner (at their award winning restaurant) were all faultless. A truly beautiful hotel & lovely experience. Thank you to all.

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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 so glad to hear that you enjoyed Mdina, it is a truly enchanting City. Thank you for your kind words and comments on or décor and services, we aim to make every Infinitely Xara experience as enjoyable as possible, We hope to have the pleasure...

Petworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Having used Relais & Chateaux many times we had high expectations when we booked the Xara Palace and we were not disappointed. The location is wonderful. The quality of the accommodation is high and the service provided at all levels was excellent. Our only disappointment was the rather inflated pricing in the main restaurant. The quality of the food and...

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Stayed here for Valentines night . Booked room with private terrace and Jacuzzi and Special menu meal in the fine dining room . Stayed for breakfast and walked around Mdina afterwards . All in all a superb place to stay. Very friendly and helpful staff form the manager to the gardener ( who gave me a great chat on Malta...

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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 write a review on trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Valentine's day at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. All our staff really take pride in what they do and love to share their knowledge with our guests, and be as helpful as possible. We truly aim to...

Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Perfect location, excellent service and a pleasure to enjoy the Silent City. Xara met and exceeded all expectations. Large, clean, quiet and comfortable room. Superb views and service.100% recommended

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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 that you had a pleasant experience at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. We truly aim to make every Infinitely Xara experience as unique and special as possible. We are so very grateful for your kind words and hope to see you...

Reviewed 26 February 2016

This is what a boutique hotel in an historical setting should be like. The hotel is an old palace which has been preserved with respect for the tradition of Mdina. The setting and view are simply magnificent. The rooms have all the modern comforts and the restaurant is excellent. This is the perfect hotel from which to explore the Mdina....

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Thank you for taking your time to post a review on trip Advisor. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux. Your kind words and compliments have been warmly received. We hope to have the pleasure to see you again soon. Many thanks and kind regards Irene'

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $227 - $716 (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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The Xara Palace Relais And Chateaux
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“Try and get a room with a view as it is definately worth it”
alisont450, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“Room 18 has terrace overlooking Mdina and a hot tub! Great after a long day of walking! ”
DonnaKC, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“ask for a view”
robw361, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“As this was a converted Palace, the room configurations are unusual.”
972peterc, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't be swayed by the photographs.”
TomO261, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
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