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"Fantastic Hotel and Excellent Service"
As this was a very very old Chateaux the upkeep of the room could have been better but when any problem was noted it was rectified straight away and to our satisfaction. This would not deter us from visiting this beautiful Chateaux again. Staff were very friendly and helpful. The tour guide was also very informative. The food was just perfect could not fault staff or food and will definately be back.
"A unique luxury building, but not a luxury hotel"
The hotel is comfortable and oozes character and charm. It has an extraordinary location - our 'duplex suite' was built onto the ramparts, with a spectacular view over half the island of Malta. It also boasted a Jacuzzi on the balcony, which was a real boon on a hot afternoon. The hotel offers a choice of rooftop fine-dining (very good, but rather rich) or a courtyard brasserie (more relaxed, with a wider choice of dishes). It is no surprise that the Xara Palace seems busy, attracts good reviews and feels able to charge over €400 a night. But there are also some downsides. Smelly drains, peeling paint, slightly faded furnishings, wonky door-locks, etc, may be an unavoidable in a period property. The limited breakfasts (orange juice only and cheap powdered instant coffee) were more disappointing, service in the 'cocktail bar' was appallingly slow, and one complimentary bottle of mineral water to last us 6 nights seemed unreasonably niggardly. In choosing a room, guests need to think hard about noise. Mdina is indeed a 'silent city', and rooms that face in towards it are probably very quiet. But, if you choose a room on the ramparts, the price you pay for the great view is being disturbed often by firework displays and late-night discos.
"wonderful location, hotel and staff"
We have just spent 4 wonderful nights in the hotel. Located in Mdina, which in its self is a beautiful medieval Fortress. Every corner reveals history in abundance. The hotel is a truly beautiful a 17th century palazzo which is a joy to stay in. The staff are extremely welcoming and helpful .Restaurants offering excellent cusine with the addedd benefit of Gluten free alternatives... This hotel is an absolute must!
"An oasis of calm and luxury"
Have recently returned from Xara I have recommended this beautiful hotel to others. I loved the warm welcome from Jackie on our arrival and the professional manner of her service. La Mondian Restaurant with food to delight with professional service from Nicco. The hotel suite, beautifully appointed which was serviced immaculately with turndown service. The ambience of this historical building left one quite overwhelmed and we would return as soon as funds allow. Thank you to all who made our visit so special
"Our stay from 16 to 20 May 2017"
We were very happy with our stay in your hotel and the privileged location. -Great staff, helpful and discrete. Not the kind of "haughty" staff you can find in some 5 Stars hotels. With the fried with whom I was, we like travelling relax and enjoying nice places like yours, without having to be "uptight". We have much appreciated the transfer service to the Swimming pool. -Quiet atmosphere and nice furniture, very very comfortable rooms and all necessary amenities. People, who complain about the bathroom that it is outdated, are these who want a kind of 5 star hotels where you have a lot of staff, who run after them and where everything glitters... -Globally very clean We had a few minor comments regarding the breakfast and the atmosphere in the atrium. The staff has been very open and thankful for our remarks, which they have forwaded to the management. We would recommend this place for people enjoying a discrete atmosphere and wonderful place, which is very calm.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM