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The rooftop swimming pool with reading seat!
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The rooftop swimming pool with reading seat!
Relaxed outdoor dining The central courtyard
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30 reviews
The rooftop swimming pool with reading seat!
Relaxed outdoor dining
The central courtyard
Master bedroom
Ensuite to master bedroom - the old birthing room
Upstairs twin bedroom facing the sun terrace
Ensuite shower room of upstairs twin bedroom
The roof top sun terrace and outdoor shower by the pool
The view from the roof top sun terrace towards Marsalforn
The cosy lounge - originally the stables
The dining area in the stables
Fully equipped kitchen
Downstairs twin with ensuite shower/washroom
Downstairs en-suite shower room with washing machine
The back terrace shaded by vines
Gate to the pool area
Safety gates on all the stairs
Plenty of toys, books and baby gear so you can travel light
Courtyard by night
View across the Marsalforn salt pans
Xlendi cliffs at sunset - our favourite walk
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Xaghra, Island of Gozo

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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delightful place and very well-suited for those with young children”
Reviewed 8 January 2015 for a stay in October 2014
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person found this review helpful

We were a group of friends with 3 adults and 3 young children and loved our stay here. This unassuming facade opens up into a magical private courtyard! Everything works well, although the wifi signal was unavoidably limited to the kitchen and courtyard by the thick stone walls (that did not matter to us). The location was an easy walk to the town square and very good restaurants. The owner was very responsive and helpful in arranging our stay and our needs for transportation and a car rental. The owner does not live there full time, but the neighbor who met us to show us around was very hospitable and helpful and we had no problems with any of the arrangements. The welcome basket of grocery basics, including coffee, milk, wine and fruit, made the first night and morning easy and were much appreciated. We loved the location and the traditional home experience.

There were plenty of toys, games and essentials for young children, including gates at the top and bottom of staircases. The kids loved the small pool. It was cool when we were there, so we were very comfortable without heat or air conditioning. Nothing to complain about... we would love to return!

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
9 Jan 2015
Thank-you for your thoughtful review. We're glad you and your friends enjoyed your stay and all the facilities our farmhouse had to offer. We are visiting our farmhouse in June so will investigate if we can boost the Wifi signal so it extends further in the farmhouse. I hope we can welcome some or all of you back again in the future.
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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 4 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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people found this review helpful

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
7 Nov 2014
We're so pleased you guys had a great stay and found the farmhouse to be suitably equipped for you all. Thank-you for your lovely review and wonderful feedback and I hope we can welcome you back to our farmhouse again in the future. I agree with you on the early morning noises - there's always something and as you say, can't really be avoided on such a small island. All the more reason to partake of an afternoon siesta!
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Haute-Savoie, France
Reviewed 26 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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people found this review helpful

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Liked best: The display of the house allowing everyone to have his own space and the courtyard
Liked least: Having to wash every ustensil in the kitchen prior to use, probably previous guests with another conception of cleanliness...
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
27 Aug 2014
Thank-you for your glowing review. We're glad you had an enjoyable time at our farmhouse and found it to be perfect for your needs. Thank-you also for your feedback with regard to the transfer process, directions and getting keys - it's always good to hear that these are hitting the mark. I'm pleased you enjoyed the welcome pack too. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future.
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Melissa B
Ringwood, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous farmhouse”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We returned last week from 2 weeks in Gozo staying at Dar Rahal. This is our second stay so we knew what to expect. However, we felt it was even better than last time (possibly also due to the amazing weather!). The farmhouse is very well equipped - in particular the kitchen which has everything you could possibly need in it. The 2 upstairs bedrooms are spacious and airy and very comfortable and we like the fact that each bedroom has it's own ensuite bathroom. The pool on the roof is a great addition and perfect for cooling off on hot days. The courtyard is lovely to sit out in day and night and the boys loved the visits from the little lizards :) We really didn't want to leave and will definitely return!

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Liked best: Courtyard and swimming pool
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Aug 2014
Thank-you for your lovely review - we're delighted you had another great stay. We can't take credit for the weather or the lizards but are glad to hear you found the farmhouse suitable for all your holiday needs. Please come back and stay again!
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
9 Aug 2014
Thank-you for your lovely review. I'm glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed our farmhouse and the conveniences of the restaurants and facilities in Xaghra. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing stay.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
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