This was an excellent property from which to explore Gozo. Although the description indicates there is only a short walk of 5 minutes into the village in reality for elderly relatives with limited mobility this proved far more difficult and necessitated us booking a taxi to and from the village when we wanted to go for an evening out in the local restaurants, which were excellent. We did hire a car which is advisable if you want to explore Gozo. The open top bus tours are highly recommended and are very informative. The villa itself was as described although we did have a few problems with wi fi for the first few days. There were exceptionally bad storms for a day or two during our stay which resulted in leaks in one of the bedroom ceilings and the main bathroom window. However overall the property was lovely and we thoroughly enjoyed our two week break.
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Myself and my family had stayed in Malta before, but this was our first stay on the island of Gozo and I have to say that we were not disappointed.
We hired a car for the week (from Malta First ) and had a pleasant and hassle free journey from the airport, across on the ferry and to the accommodation.
Although Gozo is very small (14 x 7 Km), there is plenty to do and see, and the farmhouse is an ideal location to explore from. First impressions were mixed as it seems that it can be overlooked by surrounding properties, but rest assured, it is not. It is on a bus route so there is some noise, but it would be an advantage for those who do not hire a car. The inside is deceptive and has a real sense of space with the high ceilings. Facilities are excellent with all you need for self catering. There is a small but adequate pool which the family enjoyed using to cool off, and the roof terrace has the sun all day.
It is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Xaghra which is beautiful and has plenty of atmosphere. There's loads of good restaurants and the square is a must, dominated by the large Basilica, which is wonderfully lit up at night.
The Ggantija Megalithic Temples, one of the World's oldest free standing buildings (~3000 BC), are also located just up the road, with a newly developed visitors center.
Ramla bay with its lovely golden, sandy beach is a minute drive down the valley, and another beach worth visiting was at Marsalforn, again a short drive away- as is everywhere on the island!
We also took a trip to the Azure window at Dwerja bay where we went on a small boat from the inland sea, through the caves and round to the window- highly recommended. En route, it is also worth stopping off at Our Lady of Ta'Pinu Basilica; a beautiful church in a very serene location.
We spent a couple of fantastic mornings at the Blue Lagoon and can recommend getting there early (before the crowds). The water there is beautifully clear and worth taking some snorkeling gear.
If you are considering going to Xaghra, it may be worth going around the 8th of September, when the festival takes place. We witnessed the town getting ready for this, and it looked like it would be quite a sight!
All in all, we had a wonderful, family holiday at Ta Nenu!
We had a wonderful holiday with perfect weather, and met lots of friendly locals. The accommodation was close to bus stops enabling visits to everywhere you needed. Always best to buy a weekly bus ticket, as very cheap. The nearby Ramla bay beach was beautiful and also uncrowded. Add to that lots of lovely places to eat and drink, especially enjoyed evening drinks in the square, all pretty perfect.Our accommodation was comfy and we used the pool lots. Very enjoyable and relaxing.
Our first trip to Gozo, and we were a little worried about whether there would be enough to do for a 10 day break. Ta Nenu promised the vital-for teenagers, wifi, but just kept delivering.
The property was great, with the pool and roof terraces feeling private and secure, and the pool itself being a welcome opportunity to cool off.
The village square is an easy and pleasant stroll away, and offers half a dozen great places to eat and drink, and also a selection of mini markets too.
The bus service is great, and very inexpensive. We were able to reach much of the island with no more than a bit of planning around the timetables.
If you're looking for a gentle holiday with spacious accommodation, and in a location that will enable you to spend time with your teenagers - and also feel comfy leaving them to their wifi while you explore Gozo, then you wont go far wrong with Ta Nenu.
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Our family really loved this place, we stayed here for a few days last August and will definitely be going back again this year. The house was very well equipped and we made full use of the BBQ. The kids also really loved swimming in the pool. The house is perfectly located for exploring and we especially enjoyed Ramala bay which is only a 10 minute drive away. We also made the most of the nearby village square and had a Fantastic meal there at a restaurant called "Breeze" The owners were very friendly, accomodating and helpful, making our stay here very enjoyable.