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Review of Il-Guva

Double Bedroom with ensuite and aircondition (number 2)
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Double Bedroom with ensuite and aircondition (number 2)
Double Bedroom with ensuite (number 2)
Double Bedroom (number 2) with sea view
The ensuite
Double Bedroom (number 1)
Double Bedroom (number 1)
Double Bedroom (number 1)
The leading way to upstairs
The leading way to upstairs
Stairs to lead the two levels
The entrance
The Sitting Room
The Sitting Room
Kitchen and Dining Room
The Kitchen Room
Kitchen and Dining Room
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Views from penthouse
Views from penthouse
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Marsalforn, Island of Gozo

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StephanoS...
1 review
“Everything you could want!”
Reviewed July 19, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Apartment was excellent for the price and perfectly located. Steps are a pain but you can't have everything.

Buses are regular but getting on one is another matter and sometimes they would completely miss the stop! I Would recommend hiring a car.

Best place we found to eat was Latini bar & restaurant, opposite the small harbour.

Best place to snorkel was the Blue Lagoon (apparently it's best to go after 6 as it's very busy during the day) Blue Hole at Azure Window and Hondoq Bay in Qala. As you walk down to Hondoq beach if you look right you will see a trail leading up the hill, if you follow this for approx 50m you will find a wonderful little cove, it's not easy to get to but it was the highlight of my holiday.

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Management Response
6 Oct 2014
Thanks very much for the positive review. Glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 23, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: With having a young child a bath may have been beneficial to us
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
5 May 2014
Dear Clients,

We would like to thank you for your time in reviewing us and for finding our location to your liking. We are so pleased that we made your stay an enjoyable one. Hope to see you back on the island of Gozo.

Regards,

Ritienne and Domenic
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backnerak
Stockport
Level 6 Contributor
55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed April 4, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We have just returned from an excellent 3 week stay at Il Guva. As others before have said:
Nothing is too much trouble for Ritienne and Domenic, who were excellent hosts - we didn't have any major problems but things like sorting out the WiFi, replacing ligtbulbs etc were dealt with extremely quickly.
The offer of a lift both to and from the ferry (even with an early departure) was brilliant. The remainder of the journey to/from the airport by public transport (ferry and bus) is very easy and reliable even with luggage.
There are 62.5 steps to reach the apartment and more steps inside between the two levels. We didn't find it a problem, in fact it may have helped to redress the effects of too many pea pastizzis! People with mobility issues, however, will not like the stairs at all.
Decor, comfort, cleanliness and facilities provided are good.
In terms of location, there are plenty of restaurants and bars open in Marselforn at this time of year and local buses provide direct links to Victoria and Mgarr (via Xagra and Nadur).
All in all, great place to stay.

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Liked best: The location and the ambiance of the apartment.
Liked least: Nothing really.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
5 May 2014
Dear Clients,

Thanks for your time in reviewing us and also for your encouraging comments.

Regards,

Ritienne and Domenic
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southcrof...
Eastbourne
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent place to stay in Marsalforn with great hosts”
Reviewed November 5, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Ritienne and Domenic were the most helpful people who had thought of everything that one might require in this lovely apartment. The view was lovely. The steps up to the apartment were no problem for us but older or less fit people would not enjoy them. You are really in the heart of this seaside resort which is great, the downside is that it is not a peaceful spot so if this is important to you please note.
Marsalorn has a very nice prom and good selection of restaurants and lots of diving schools, a nice base to explore Gozo, there is a very good bus service around the island.

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Liked best: the hosts
Liked least: nothing really
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
13 Nov 2013
Really appreciate your positive feedback. Many thanks, Ritienne and Domenic
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Frederic...
La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
1 review
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“Very nice and well-equipped apartment with nice views”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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First of all, Domenic and Ritienne were awesome hosts, regularly sending an SMS to check if everything was OK.

The apartment looks new, it is very well-equipped, with every essential item available and functional. It was also very clean and quite spacious for a family of four. I think it is a great apartment for a family. If you come here as two different couples, intimacy might be lacking.

The best feature is its location. When you are on the top floor looking to the Marsalforn bay and the sea through the large window, it is a very nice feeling. It is also 2 minutes at most to the seafront, with a small beach, numerous cafes and restaurants.

We have tried a few apartment in the area, but this one is the best one so far. We would return there in a heartbeat.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
13 Nov 2013
Thanks very much for your positive review. Regards,Ritienne and Domenic
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Alan3Swin...
Swindon
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic apartment, convenient location and great hosts”
Reviewed October 8, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

We stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in September/October and cannot fault the facilities provided. The location is very convenient for all the local dive operators, bars, restaurants and the beech/promenade.

The owners picked us up from the ferry port and checked with us regularly (by text) that we had everything we needed. They were always helpful and friendly.

Property was light, airy and clean and the furnishings were of good quality. For two people the apartment was large, but still very reasonably priced (based on previous trips to this location for the diving).

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
  • Was the property as advertised?
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
13 Oct 2013
Really appreciate your positive review. Thanks a lot Ritienne and Domenic
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Cara S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Brilliant apartment and wonderful owners!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Myself, my sister and my mother stayed here in August and had such a good time. We first visited Marsalforn 20 years ago(!) so have stayed in a variety of not so great apartments over this years. This is the exception. The flat was wonderfully clean and fully equipped with everything you would need, and in a very central location right next to the sea. The price was very competitive too. Ritienne and her husband were exceptionally friendly and welcoming, and collected us from the ferry on arrival, as well as dropping us off on the way home. My sister unfortunately had tonsillitis on arrival so was ill for a couple of days, and they brought Strepsils for her when the came to change the linen and towels! Not only that, my Mum lost her camera on our last day and Ritienne was kind enough to collect if from the police station and post it back to her. All in all, I cannot recommend the flat (and owners!) highly enough!

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Liked best: Approachable owners
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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