PROS: Xlendi is a friendly hamlet of a resort with a delightful bay for safe family swimming and excellent restaurants to choose from and good water sports choices. Not a clubbing spot so very pleasant and live music at a number of the restaurants throughout the week we stayed. The buses make getting about very easy and a hire car unneccesary.
The accommodation is ideal for 4 and manageable for 5 (as we were). It is a good spec and the balcony offers additional space. We spent very little time in but its really handy to be able to head back for lunch and then return to the beach/sea for more snorkelling. Good wifi. Easily arranged transport through owner from airport and key safe makes access arrangements with others very flexible.
CONS: - very minor really - limited food shopping options,cicada's in adjacent shrubs and air conditioning. The building is well soundproofed. The fans and existing mobile unit help move air, but not cool. It takes a while to adjust to heat and background noise of cicada's and allow air flow through the building. Working mobile a/c units would top things off wonderfully.
SUMMARY: Lovely apartment in a delightful resort, away from the clubbing crowd with a wonderful and safe swimming area and dis proportionally high number of good restaurants
The Azure Escapes,,,,,This is A Top little flat!!!!...Put it on your list of places to stay! my wife and i stayed here for a week In September!...and we were very satisfied with the Flat Very clean and well maintained!... there was cooking facility's if needed!... Bars and pubs 2 min walk and the restaurants in the area are fantastic!... A Must !...but Book well!!! ahead!... to avoid disappointment! i love this place love Xlendi and Gozo and Malta! Cheers, Winston .
I have stayed in many rental places in Gozo and this was the only one which was as good as the description. It has an ideal location in Xlendi that has easy access to the middle of town but from a quiet back street.
Xlendi itself is a small village with a wide range of restaurant's ( & a great gelateria ), a selection of dive shops (I recommend Utina) and regular bus schedule to the whole island.
The flat is clean and well appointed, Elaine is more than helpful.
There is no air con, but with fans & tucked against the cliff it was cooler than other places I have stayed in during the summer & a maid comes in once a week to refresh the place.
The guide books to Gozo recommend ear plugs and I would go with that, One Saturday night there was a bazuki band playing that I particularly wanted to sleep through ( heavy day diving) and there can be noise from the local wildlife (feathered).
I am already planning my return.
We had a great 10 days at Xlendi Bay - what a beautiful place. The apartment is very spacious with everything you need (except air-con, but there are fans) .
Plenty of restaurants and very cheap & reliable public transport all in easy reach. Elaine also organised our transfers which worked perfectly.
We hope to return again, maybe in Spring - July is very hot !
I don't know why this property was rated "Excellent" by other people - don't want to question their common sense and integrity. My family (wife and two minor children) and I fled to the nearby hotel the next morning after a sleepless night. The roosters and some histerical birds cried loudly all night long right next to the building and there was no way to escape it, the bed was pretty uncomfortable, the flush in the toilet did not work well, the water pressure was low and the view from the balcony was rather unexciting - you can see the buildings in the distance, but not the sea. I'm not even mentioning that the TV did not work and that there is no elevator in the building, so prepare to do some workout. The owner wanted us to go to the nearby village just to collect the key from the apartment (it's after a long travel with small kids) and it took some negotiations before she arranged for her housekeeper to meet us at the apartment. If this is "excellent" for some people - I only feel sorry for them, but I also feel sorry for my family and myself for wasting time and money on this "Azure Escape". At least I understand now why it's called "escape"/
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