Sorry I don't have any info on the hotel, but here is a bit of info about Xemxija -
General Description about Xemxija: Xemxija is a seaside Village and a Yacht Marina is proposed to be developed. Xemxa is on the northern part of the Island just outside St Paul's Bay and a short distance from the holiday town of Bugibba. Only a short drive (approx 10 minutes) to the best beaches in Malta: Golden Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha and Mellieha Bay. The Gozo Ferry Quay is 5km to the north and Valletta the capital city is 19km to the south. On the west side of St Paul's Bay, Xemxija continues the theme, and is also the gateway to the sandy beaches of Golden Bay to the east, and to Mellieha Bay to the North. It is ideally situated for those requiring less hectic surroundings than Bugibba and Qarwa, but still close to all the amenities - in fact, it's got a few of its own, including beach clubs, restaurants and bars, all within walking distance. On the west side of Xemxija lies some of the most fertile valleys in Malta, providing quite a sight during spring.
Hope this helps in some way
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I recall a couple of good but hilarious meals at a restaurant called Don Vitos which was near the playpark at the bottome of the hill. The owner was very attentive but had Basily Fawlty tendancies.
Also Sammys Tavern on the right going up the hill is very friendly and still very busy with Maltese families on Sundays.
Obviously, Carlos for long slow lunch in the sun.
There used to be a couple of bars/restaurants on the Shipwrech Road but I think they are now closed. One was called Il-fekruna.
it looks really nice, small and overlooking
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yes it is blue & cream.
So has anyone stayed there?
what is it like? Is it a steep hill?
"The bright modern Porto del sol appartments are located on the main road in the pretty resort of Xemxija and offer superb views over the bay that can be enjoyed from the sun terrace."
Looking at the picture,
it is a cream/white 5 story building with blue balconies.
it is right on the sea front on a slight incline.
HAS ANYONE STAYED THERE PLEASE
No I think it is next to the Xmeixja Bay - to the right as you are facing it. It is right on the pavement and the dining room is at the front.
Perhaps it has been changed into apartments.
took your suggestion, and stopped in Xemxija yesterday. In fact I went on an excellent tour with Wirt Ghawdex (heritage Gozo ??), and one thing we went to see were the Roman/Phoenecian (sp) bee hives built out of stone - they are found up the hill directly behind the Xemxija Bay Hotel - fascinating. Went with a group of foreigners, Gozitans and Maltese, and even the locals didn't know about it. Still not convinced about the merits of anything built in Xemxija in recent times, but the Romans knew how to build things to last ! Also a great view of the nature reserve from the site
If you go around the bay as if you were heading towards St Pauls Bay, turn right up the hill where the olympic circles are, this will take you through the Pwales Valley which is very agricultural with lovely country side, and as you cross the valley you will see rock cut punic tombs in the cliffs to your right, if you carry on up the valley you will eventually reach Ghajn Tuffieah, Fomm ir-Rih, and the Roman baths near Mgarr, the views around here are spectacular, and if you carry on to Mgarr there is a really good rabbit restaurant in the main square which is ideal for a bite to eat and a drink before heading down the road to Zebbieh and the Skorba temples, all in all this is a great walk and well worth doing, also, thanks for the Gozo bus info that is very helpfull indeed.
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