Owners Eva and Hans started by offering to pick me up from where I was staying in Victoria. I knew as soon as I saw their smiling faces that I would be very happy at their farmhouse. I had been traveling for weeks.
Their farmhouse is absolutely lovely. It is on top of a quiet hill in Qala and from my room-actually from my bed-I had a spectacular view of the Gozitan countryside, but mainly, the sea. The sea is a moderate walk down from that part of Qala. The "Blue Lagoon" of Comino Island and Malta were also in the view.
Their place is immaculately clean and fresh and spacious in every way. And I had plenty of privacy. My room was huge, with windows everywhere and two large terraces on the top floor. My bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in-I think they use "orthopedic" mattresses-and the bedding was down, I believe. Good in the winter because it can get chilly at night. Once again, thankfully very very clean. So restful. My bathroom was also very clean and nice-with plenty of towels- and I loved having hot water that didn't suddenly run out after about four minutes like elsewhere. At one of the hotels I needed to turn off the shower while washing in order to have warm water. I was there in the winter, and it can be quite chilly. And some hotels do not have heating. Not a big deal at all in general-I am a backpacker too- but a bit inconvenient for a hotel on principle, I think. And I am not talking about long showers.
Eva's cooking is lovely, so I chose to opt to dine with them every one of my seven nights there. Hans lit candles every night and the fireplace was going. We drank wines together and shared stories. We laughed a lot.
What's more, they have a sauna made with Gozitan stones by their pool. Amazing. It is authentic-with the wood-burning stove in the steam room and the adjoining room for cooling down. Plus the pool...A must-do!
There is so much more, but I'll finish by saying I left their place feeling completely restored and my skin was glowing after those saunas and the fresh sea air!
Thank you for EVERYTHING, Eva and Hans.
- Also Known As:
- Ferrieha Farmhouse B&B Gozo Island Of Gozo/Qala, Malta