Places to stay in Gozo

Gozo places to stay offer a far wider choice than the small size of the island might suggest.
In the villages, towns and in the lovely rolling countryside many kinds of accommodation are on offer to suit most tastes and budgets.

For the top end traveler there are two 5 star hotels in rural locations on the island with spas, heated indoor pools and first class restaurants.

In the principal towns of Rabat/Victoria, Marsalforn , Xlendi, Xaghra and Ghajnsielem there is a varied selection of good quality three and four star hotels many of which have excellent restaurants attached catering for families, couples and single travelers. There are also two aparthotels with vacation flats and suites. For those who want to be more independent in Gozo, places to stay available include self catering accommodation, from simple small beachside flats to luxurious restored farm houses most of which with private pool in isolated country settings, some of which are eco friendly generating their own electricity, solar heat and recycling water.

Rural accommodation in Gozo

Rural accommodation in Gozo is now gaining a reputation for its high standards and the range of vacations on offer. More than 60 % of country lets are in renovated farm houses which are often on hilltops with wide views over the sea. Built from the soft pastel coloured traditional limestone, with shaded courtyards, beamed interiors and antique furniture, the houses offer surprising luxury in charmingly remote locations. Visitors can experience the authentic off the beaten track rural lifestyle and really make contact with local people.

There are many self catering options, which range from small flats to complete houses many of which are eco friendly, generating their own electricity and solar energy, and recycling water and waste. One of the main advantages of Rural accommodation in Gozo is that a beach is never more than ten minutes away. A new agro tourism venture set in the Ta’ Mena estate in the center of the island also offers visitors the chance to work alongside Gozitans on the land - from picking grapes or oranges, to collecting their own eggs for breakfast, or even going out with local fishermen for the day in a local boat.

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