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Review of Il hoxna

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Very good
11 reviews
Pool area looking towards kitchen/dining room
Pool view from terrace outside master bedroom
Children's splash pool
At night.
The name 'Il-Hoxna' means 'one fat lady' partly because the house number is 18.
A copy of the neolithic statue (known as the fat lady) in the atrium inside the front door
View on entering, towards courtyard
The courtyard from the TV room
TV room, with log burning stove.
Kitchen with dining table. Pool (behind) and courtyard (left). WiFi strongest here and around pool.
Pool area. BarBQ to the right
Stairs leading to upper floor and 3 bedrooms.
Landing leads to the three upstairs bedrooms. Overlooks courtyard through large mesh window
Master bedroom. With a/c unit and ceiling fan. Leads onto sun terrace.
Terrace also overlooks courtyard.
Further view from terrace.
Large 2nd bedroom with ensuite
3rd bedroom. Ensuite to the right.
Bedroom 4. Downstairs.
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Overview
Farmhouse -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Gharb, Island of Gozo

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Very good - based on 11 reviews
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DIH2013
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Very spacious, comfortable and interesting house with good pool in the beautiful village of Gharb.”
Reviewed 16 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Just back from a great holiday rental in Gharb. The owner was very happy to help with any info we needed and keen to ensure we had a good rental experience.
The house is spacious and open, with 3 dining areas - one of them pool side. 3 upstairs bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms. The 4th bedroom is on the ground floor and not so well decorated.The kitchen is very well equipped although we had trouble finding kitchen knives etc which we eventually found in a drawer in the large kitchen table. The pool is regularly serviced and there are plenty of sun loungers.
Gharb is a lovely, traditional village. There's a regular bus service into Victoria and beyond if you want to explore Gozo and don't have a car. In the village there are at least 2 supermarkets and a range of reasonably priced restaurants. The fascinating church of Ta' Pinu is in walking distance and the craft village is just up the road.
Would love to revisit - maybe in the spring when we could make more of the great walking opportunities and enjoy the wild flowers and coastal paths. It was pretty hot there this July.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
31 Jul 2017
Dear Delia
Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted you had a lovely holiday. Spring is a great time to visit Gozo.
Best wishes
Nick
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R B
Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“A wonderful family holiday”
Reviewed 20 September 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Yet another fantastic holiday
Really does tick all the boxes
Excellent location and facilities on your doorstep
Buses are reliable and always on time
Gozoway gets you to and from airport providing a brilliant and friendly service

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Sep 2016
Dear Rebecca
Thank you for your kind review. I hope you return.
Best wishes
Nick
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GooderIN
Bologna, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful villa, perfect for a family to relax for a week.”
Reviewed 27 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The villa is really very nice. Great pool and terrace. Nice internal courtyard in the evenings and 4 bed and 4 bathrooms so plenty of space for the whole family.

Lots of restaurants within walking distance and a supermarket within 100M.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Aug 2016
Dear John
Thank you for your kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay.
Best wishes
Nick
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McSane
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Relaxing retreat”
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We travelled as a family with 3 older teenagers.
Il hoxna is a traditional and open village property with a central courtyard and a separate pool garden. The rooms are all spacious, well enough appointed (bear in mind it is a traditional house, not a modern hotel) and with air conditioning.
If you have small children there are a few things besides the pool to watch out for - a undeveloped basement area down spiral stairs, a well in the garden - but the information sent by the owner is brilliant, extensive and very detailed. We found it very useful.
The property is near the corner of a busy road, so traffic noise is obvious. The pool is great, with enough depth to cope with big kids messing about, limited swimming and a bit of a 'jacuzzi' at one end.
We found the whole break nicely relaxing. Gozo is much less populated and quiet than Malta. Access to most places is easy, despite driving around many hairpins and steep hills! and public transport is a very polished service.
I felt the owner went beyond expectation in offering advice and information and is a very approachable guy. Top class, thank you.

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Liked best: The pool
Liked least: Dust from the limestone
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Dear Jason
Thank you for providing a review. Your point re children is very well made and I will add some bits to the information I provide to prospective customers. I will also take into account your suggestion in a seoerate email regarding providing a small pack for those arriving late when the shops are closed. Once again thank you for staying at il-hoxna and I am glad you had a great time in Gozo. Best wishes
Nick
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: the location of the farmhouse.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Dear Brendan
Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you had a great time at il-hoxna and in gozo in general.
Best wishes
Nick
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