Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
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... also sad to learn that a large chunk of the site had been ruined when a train line was built over the top. The government knew they were excavating at the time too! Gggrrr…makes me annoyed – ‘progress must go on’.
We entered Mdina through the grand main gate and fell into the Mdina Glass store (they make all the glassware at a nearby factory, which I’m keen to visit). Walking down the narrow winding streets of the ‘silent ...
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This long, busy, narrow Main Street is lined with a variety of shops--food stores, electronics, hardware. Still a pretty laid back atmosphere. I also notice a lot of overweight folks here. In fact, I learn later that Malta is number 2 in child obesity. Nope. I'm definitely not in Switzerland any more. In fact, I don't think I've seen a single person on a bicycle yet. Strange how people living on a small island actually seem to drive more and walk and bicycle less ...
... After that I walked around Rabat for a while and then took the bus back to the hotel. I swam that afternoon and then went out to eat with some of the group. I had a wine and a delicious seafood risotto. Then I went back to my hotel room and packed. It had been an amazing trip, but I was ready to head home.
... hotel but the giant cookie made it worth it! Our room had a very nifty kitchen that we used to cook our meal - a much cheaper option. Meals out cost on average 15 euros a head. That was until we discovered the Patizzeria - wonderfully tasty, cheap snacks such as the Qassandra. The local Red Label wine was very cheap and very palatable to our uneducated tastes!
I came back in Malta last week to meet some of the friends I met here and it's crazily hot. The place is full of tourists at the moment, which is very different from when I left it. It took me more than an hour and a half to get from bugibba to valletta with the bus, there were ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz
My family stayed at the San Lawerenze during the childrens October 1/2 term break. We knew that the hotel was closeing the following week for refurbishment, so were a little worried about the standard of service we would experience and the state of the facilitles.
This is a luxurious resort and ideal for a relaxing break. Stayed last October when the weather was still good. Hardly any children (and they were kept quiet) - the only sound around the pool was water. Very tranquil.
I guess it is naive to think that a 5* on Gozo will really live up to expectations which have been set with my experiences in Far Eastern and North American hotels. The Gozo Kempinski really should be pitched as a 4*, albeit one with excellent facilities. On the upside the hotel is in a peaceful location and has very spacious bedrooms and public spaces. You never wait for a good table in the bar or on the restaurant terrace. Staff seemed helpful. The swimming facilities are excellent.
My wife and I have just returned from our second stay at The Kempinski San Lawrenz. We honeynooned there last year, really enjoyed it, so we decided to celebrate our 1st anniversary there. The hotel gave us a free upgrade to a suite and a nice touch they put us in same room as last year. The weather was a little cooler so we saw more of Gozo (and Comino) - Lovely!, nice villages, good walking and great snorkelling. We read reviews last year and ignored faults as we were on our honeymoon, this year however noticed food/drink was a bit pricey and sound proofing in the rooms is non-existent. However would go back again and reccomend hotel / island to anyone.
Fantastic, peacefuly hotel, the rooms were clean, staff friendly and the pool relaxing, my wife and I found this an excellent oportunity to recharge. Families are welcome but they have a seperate pool for children. The food in the restaurant was excellent, although we only ate in the informal restaurant, breakfasts were excellent with a huge variety of fruits, cereals, cold meats/fish & cooked food, although the service is a little laid back but that is life in the med. and this didn't really bother us (happened in both of the restaurants we went to outside the hotel as well). Would definately recommend Jeffries which is a 5 minute walk from the hotel and half the price. WATCH OUT FOR THE COST OF THE POOL BAR. We were also able to hire a car for the whole week with airconditioning for the same price as a single limo transfer from the airport - worth thinking about as Ramla Bay the only beach on Gozo is a long walk (watch out for the Jelly Fish).
A peaceful retreat
I went on a week's spa break to recharge my batteries. Travelling on your own can be tricky, but I found the staff extremely friendly and I was one of several single people staying there, so didn't stand out.
The spa treatments were excellent, but I didn't think much of the yoga teacher. The food was generally very good. I went in November and my bedroom was cold and a bit gloomy.
I was booked by my travel agent, me and other three persons to San Lawrez Kimpinski Hotel in Gozo. I was told that it was a nice hotel.
A piece of heaven
just enjoyed two weeks of bliss. The spa treatments were so relaxing.
The food was excellent. The hotel staff couldn't have been nicer. This is an enjoyable holiday for anyone who loves peace and quiet. The only complaint I would have is that when you get a courtesy bus anywhere on the island or go across to malta they seem to forget to collect you later, but don't worry taxi's are always on hand to get you home. Any one interested in history really should take the guided tour of malta with a guide, they make the place come alive. Hope they get into the euro money soon. Will return again. 5* service. accommodation and 10* for the people of gozo and malta.
We loved the San Lawrenz Hotel, Kempinski. It is located inland near the village of San Lawrenz. At first they gave us a room on the ground floor and we asked to change to the second floor. The room was large with a separate living room facility and we had a view of the beautiful church in the village.The large pool is gorgeous. Also the outdoor terrace where we had meals was very pleasant.The hotel has an indoor pool which was nice when it rained one day and also a spa.There is a shuttle bus to Ramla Bay which is a very nice beach.Food was good, though service slow. However we did not care about this, as we were in no rush.The bread was fantastic and the staff very friendly. Highly recommended and excellent value.
I have just returned from the San Lawrenz in Gozo and I have to be honest in saying that this was not up to the standard I expected. The hotel on first impressions does look very good. The suite room size was execellent but the rooms were too noisy not being soundproof enough. Ie. All the floors are tiled including the ones in the corridors so you can hear everyone walking past your room and especially the staff with their carts. We were also dissapointed with the service on the first couple of nights in the restraunts. My main course did not arrive for 15 minutes after my partners. Eventually I refused to accept the meal after sharing my girlfriends food. To be fair the service did improve and this may have been something to do with the public holiday on the 21st September.