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superb private swimming pool
south facing private swimming pool large sundeck area (over 100m)
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Very good
5 reviews
superb private swimming pool
south facing private swimming pool
large sundeck area (over 100m)
back garden
single and double bed in main bedroom with ensuite
double bed on landing
double bed with orthophedic mattress
courtyard and front door of villa
private passageway...
main door leading to the fully detached villa
huge private garden with mature pomegrenate trees
built-in-pool stairs
large sundeck area and pool shower
superior kitchen utensils
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Xewkija, Island of Gozo

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575julian...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Villa Xini”
Reviewed 5 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This was our fifth trip to Gozo, and the fourth farmhouse we have stayed in, and by far the best. The building is in an excellent location, and parking was never a problem. Xewkija has good local shops and the best bakery by far on the island(Fresh local bread to die for at 8 in the morning) and is less than 10 minutes from Victoria. The villa is excellent, roomy, clean and airy, and the garden is super with sun all day if you want it, but plenty of shade too, from olive, and pomegranate trees or a large sun shade. The pool is deep, and maybe not ideal for novice swimmers, but it has 5 or 6 steps in and we loved it. The owner Ted is a lovely man, fascinating to talk to, very patriotic and accommodating , and a devotee of the magnificent Rotunda church in the village(We bought his book on the subject) and helpful and will point you in the direction of the best places to eat, swim and walk.
Wi fi was fine, but who really needs that on holiday anyway. Ceiling fans were more than adequate, we never needed Air con and guessed that it would be pricey, Gozo at this time of year is hot, fan on, windows open, sheets off, lovely.
There were only the two of us, initially we should have been four, so may book one of Ted's smaller properties next year if on our own, otherwise we would stay here again without hesitation.

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Management Response
6 Jul 2017
Many thanks Julian for a most wonderful review. We enjoyed meeting you both and very much look forward to welcoming you both again, soon.
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David J
East Sussex, United Kingdon
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good but....”
Reviewed 25 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Villa Xini is nice. There is plenty of space inside and out and the facilities are good. There are some downsides though. The pool is too deep. The shallow end is 1.6 m so there is nowhere you can stand in the pool to chat or whatever. The ants were a pain in the proverbials but we found some ant powder that worked. The transfer from the airport worked well but it comes at extra cost; €155 for the two of us. The air con is on a meter and blinking expensive. The location of the vila is geographically good; 15 minutes from almost anywhere on the island. However, Gozo lacks good beaches. Ramla Bay gets packed and San Blas is down a vertigo inducing hill but the jeep man who brings you back up for €2 was a godsend. Dahlia Qorrot was the best snorkling we had while we were there and many of the restaurants in Mgarr are very good indeed. If you are into churches, you will be in your element. So much ostentation. That said, we ran out of things to do after 7 days, so were actually grateful when I was called back to work. 7 Days is enough to do and see most things in Gozo.

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Management Response
26 Sep 2016
Dahlet Qorrot is indeed one of the best for snorkling. You might have also enjoyed Mgarr ix-Xini where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie shot their last movie, By The Sea.
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Rosemary...
Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely villa with a fantastic pool”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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We stayed at this lovely villa in early July. The transfer from airport to villa with Frankie, was seamless and organised by our wonderful host Ted. The villa is very spacious and clean. The private pool is wonderful. It is very deep so non swimmers would need to be supervised at all times, and swim vests are essential as there is nowhere in the pool shallow enough for a young child to stand up. Our accommodating host Ted also arranged car hire for us, which we felt was essential to explore this beautiful island beyond the confines of the villa. We had a great time here and would not hesitate in recommending it to others.

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Liked best: The pool
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
6 Feb 2018
Thank you for sharing your review about our villa xini. I hope to welcome you back, soon.
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111X
Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful, romantic, private house with beautiful garden”
Reviewed 26 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
3
people found this review helpful

Wonderful classic 'farmhouse' on Gozo, the second-largest island of Malta, which is free from the hordes of tourists that crowd the main island and capital, Valetta. Gozo is beautiful, with an intense light-blue sea and pretty little bays, with splendid churches and narrow streets. It allows for surprisingly interesting, adventurous and aesthetic holidays. In mid-October, we had an entire week of > 25 degrees Celsius bliss. The house is great, it is very private and spacious, it has pomegranate trees and bougainvillea in the garden, a large, deep swimming pool, nicely designed. Inside, it has a warm, romantic atmosphere and a big, open kitchen - our three young children felt at home immediately. We received a warm welcome from the owners of the house, with groceries in the fridge and ample information on what to see and where to eat on Gozo. We can highly recommend Villa Xini for an autumn or a spring break.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Feb 2018
I am really glad that you all enjoyed your stay at Villa Xini and hope to welcome you back again, soon.
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Rwsal
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Lovely villa, great pool and outside space, convenient location”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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people found this review helpful

We stayed at this villa in July. The villa is lovely, made from local stone, with high ceilings and nice artwork on the walls. Outside there is a private, carefully tended garden with a large, deep pool and places with shade so you can either sit in the sun or the shade pretty much from dawn to dusk.

There is air conditioning in the bedrooms, but we didn't use it as there are mosquito screens on all of the windows, so we preferred to have the windows open and the ceiling fans working. This gave a lovely through draft and gave a much more natural feeling than you get with air conditioning.

The villa is located in the centre of Xewkija, with three supermarkets, a bakery and a pizzeria all within a couple of minutes walk. I was a little worried that it might be a bit noisy, but it was surprisingly quiet, with only the occasional dog, goat (not sure where they were!), a bit of building work and the daily firework barrage for the local feast disrupting the quiet. I slept better here than I have anywhere else for many years.

We asked the owner, Ted, to organise a transfer to the villa for us and got a hire car delivered to the villa for part of the holiday, which made life very easy and meant that we didn't have to deal with driving on Malta. There is also a bus stop within a few minutes walk of the villa if you don't fancy driving on Gozo.

If you're looking for somewhere on Gozo to relax, potter and enjoy the occasional swim then Villa Xini could be for you.

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Management Response
31 Jul 2014
Many thanks for a really wonderful review. You are always welcome here.
Ted
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