Planning your holiday in Gozo and looking for a good selection of well-reviewed Gozo hotels to choose from?
You’ve come to the right place!
I’ve selected the best hotels around from personal experiences and local knowledge to help you make a well-informed decision for your holiday in Gozo.
The choice of hotels that offer good value is limited in Gozo, despite it being an increasingly popular destination, which means demand can see nightly rates increase pretty quickly.
Through this guide, I will try to make it a little bit easier for you to figure out where best to stay in Gozo and where to get the best rates for hotels and other types of accommodation on the island.
My aim with this guide is to help you decide on what Gozo hotels best suits your requirements and budget and offer recommendations for hotels, but also a few B&Bs, guesthouses and self-catering apartments to consider as alternatives.
The hotels listed below were handpicked and carefully reviewed. I want you to have a holiday to remember so only recommend hotels I would stay at myself and would recommend to family and friends.
To help you get a broader, balanced evaluation I’ve also included pros/cons that are also frequently mentioned by other travellers, for each of the hotels and accommodation options listed.
Hotel rates indicated for the listings below may vary depending on the time of year and availability, so consider them to be “starting from” and hit the “check current rates” button to find the best current rates available.
For a long while now, the Kempinski San Lawrenz is one of the few luxury hotels in Gozo. This hotel offers a unique kind of stay, where you are able to relax and recharge to the full.
With its quiet and rural setting and high standard of facilities, it’s a perfect place for a comfortable retreat.
Set in a unique location on the high cliffs of Ta’ Ċenċ in Sannat, this hotel steals the hearts of many visitors after having been around for decades already.
The hotel focuses on providing tranquil and relaxing hospitality, or an escape to nature, as the hotel website states.
Duke Boutique Hotel is located in the centre of Victoria, the capital city of Gozo and is a great option if you’re looking for a luxury option.
Standard rooms are soundproofed with a classic contemporary design, equipped with air conditioning, heating, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
If you’re considering staying here, get one of the better rooms or suites, equipped with a jacuzzi on a private terrace.
This is my favourite Gozo hotel right now and I highly recommend booking here.
The Grand Hotel Gozo overlooks Mgarr Harbour and is a solid 4-star hotel in Gozo.
The property offers en-suite four-star accommodation, with predominantly sea view rooms; ranging from standard double rooms to spacious family suites. Facilities are of a good standard as well and rates can be reasonable when booked well in advance.
If you get a harbour view room you’ll be able to watch the Gozo ferry come and go and get distant views of Comino and Malta.
Cesca Boutique Hotel is a great destination for those looking for comfort in a quiet and peaceful environment.
A small hotel with just 18 rooms, it’s located close to the village of Xlendi, offering views of the valley and surrounded by nature. With Xlendi itself a stone’s throw away you’ll be staying close to a popular dining destination among locals at its small bay flanked by tall cliffs.
In terms of standards, despite being set in an old building the interiors are modern with comfortable, well-furnished rooms and good facilities including an outdoor pool with amazing views.
Set in the quiet outskirts of Xagħra, the Cornucopia Hotel is only a short 15 minute walk away from the village core.
With stunning views towards Victoria and down towards Marsalforn, especially in the evening, the Cornucopia Hotel focuses on providing a tranquil stay.
Overlooking the small harbour of Marsalforn on the northern side of the island, Hotel Calypso offers comfortable accommodation at a reasonable price.
Rooms overlooking the fishing boats have breathtaking views, while the hotel is known for offering welcoming, friendly service.
Quaint Boutique Hotels are a chain of Gozo hotels that offer a very similar experience in terms of accommodation, in various locations across Gozo:
They’re all 3-star properties with a high standard, similar prices, comfortable rooms and good service but lack some of the facilities that you’d find with 4-star hotels. They’re a great option to stay if you’re not too fussed about being able to take a dip in a pool or having a spa on-site.
Il-Loġġa Boutique Hotel is a small family-run establishment focused on providing clients with a tranquil Mediterranean experience.
It’s located in the central town of Xagħra with views of the Gozitan countryside and of the sea beyond. The hotel offers four types of rooms at different prices.
Xlendi is a lovely location but there are a few hotels in the area that have built up a bad reputation.
Thankfully, San Andrea Hotel hasn’t followed that trend. It’s a popular, but small hotel with just 28 rooms.
If you’re just looking for a base from where to explore the island at a reasonable cost, then this is an excellent choice.
La Playa Hotel is a great budget option that gets the basics right and receives generally positive reviews, which isn’t always a given in the lower price range.
Refurbished in 2018, La Playa Hotel is a small but well-furnished hotel that provides a lot of value in a great location. Marsalforn is a great base for your stay in Gozo, with a small sandy beach nearby around the corner from the hotel and several (small) shops and good restaurants around.
Saint Patrick’s Hotel in Xlendi is one of the few budget hotels where you can get a room with a sea view in Gozo, but it’s not the best hotel in town.
Located in a popular seaside town with high cliffs, various restaurants and small shops, you can get good decent accommodation here on a budget.
You can find a number of B&B-run farmhouses in Gozo where you share the same property as you would a hotel. That could offer both a charming option to stay as well being a more economical alternative, especially when travelling as a couple (or together with other couples).
For travelling in groups, there are some very high-quality farmhouses and villas available in Gozo, complete with a swimming pool and often with a private garden. Farmhouses and villas are a great accommodation option for travel in groups, or for couples looking for a retreat that is quieter and more private than a resort or hotel would be.
Although furniture may not always be modern, the level of comfort you can get is of a very high level and prices aren’t as high as you’d expect them to be for the accommodation of this type.
D Golden Valley Boutique & Breakfast is a more modern B&B option in Gozo, with shared pools and jacuzzis and a great outdoor area overlooking a valley and distant sea views.
Also racking up great reviews, this B&B offers 10 rooms with modern furniture and comfort.
A pretty unique option on the island when it comes to B&Bs and great value if you place a booking early enough.
One of a handful of very good B&Bs in Gozo, Maria Giovanna Guest House provides a home away from home with good quality accommodation and nice variety for breakfast.
The interiors are a little particular perhaps, with antique-style furniture and interior decorations, which may not be to everyone’s taste.
Location-wise, you’ll be staying in the popular (but not overly busy) seaside town of Marsalforn, with a small beach and plenty of restaurants.
Set within a traditional old Maltese townhouse in the heart of Gozo, Casa Gemelli offers comfort and a good breakfast in a central location.
Boasting consistently good reviews by guests, it’s a great option for explorers looking to spend their time sightseeing.
Not only will you be staying in the centre of Gozo, you’re also in the middle of Victoria, close to the old town, Citadella and bus terminus and car park.
So how do you decide in which hotel or what type of accommodation to stay in Gozo?
Start with determining your requirements by asking yourself the following questions:
Q: What type of holiday are you looking for? Will you be:
Q: Will you be hiring a car in Gozo?
Although public transport (consisting of a network of bus routes) and hop-on-hop-off buses are available in Gozo (and reasonably priced), it’s easy to drive and not very expensive to rent a car there. What you get in return is a lot more freedom to explore the island, if that’s what you intend to do. I have more info on that topic here: Car Hire Gozo.
Q: Where in Gozo would you like to stay?
With short distances and a peaceful environment pretty much anywhere in Gozo, the real question is whether you prefer staying close to the sea (at slightly higher rates of course) or further inland. The latter isn’t necessarily a worse option, especially if you’re travelling with a group and have the budget for a farmhouse with a pool, for example.
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