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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Does gozovillarentals.com book flights?

A. No we do not provide flights and we suggest trying low cost airlines or Air Malta, more details on flights can be found further down this page.

Q. How do I book and pay for my rental property?

A. To book please email info@gozovillarentals.com or call us with your dates and the property reference number and we will email you a booking confirmation. We would then require a 30% deposit and the balance to be paid 8 weeks before travel, unless booking within 8 weeks of travel. Payment can be made via credit/debit card via PayPal or a bank transfer.

Q. Do I need travel insurance?

A. Although you are not booking a "package" holiday, we suggest that all guests take out holiday insurance to cover all eventualities. Please remember that you are personally liable for any damage howsoever caused by you to the property you are renting during your holiday.

Q. What are the checking-in and out times?

A. The rental property will normally be ready for check in between 2pm & 3pm on the day of arrival. You will need to vacate the property on the day of departure normally by 11am. Depending on booking schedule these times could be subject to change.

Q. Do you provide fresh linen and Towels?

A. All properties provide fresh linen and towels, beach towels are not provided though. The linen and towels will be changed once a week during the weekly cleaning of the property.

Q. Will there be any provisions at the property?

A. Most properties provide basic provisions like milk, water, bread and cheese for new guests, please check at time of booking. Cleaning products, washing up liquid and powder is not normally provided. 

Q. Is wireless internet available at the property?

A. If the property has wi-fi internet access the details will be on the property details page.

Q. Do you provide High Chairs and Cots?

A. Yes on request these items can be provided.

Q. Do all the properties have Air Conditioning?

A. No not all of the properties do, if the property does the details will be on the property details page. This is normally extra by consumption, paid for via a €6 or €10 card. Most properties have ceiling & additional fans.

Q. Is Gozo really peaceful and quiet?

A. Gozo is generally a quiet location but it is also a rural farming island and during the summer months due to the heat farmers can start work in the fields early, so it is not strange to hear chickens, sheep, goats, dogs and other farming wildlife early in the morning.

 

Please see below further information

 

Flights to Malta:

Getting to Malta is easy with flights from the UK taking just over 3 hours via the following Airlines:

  • Air Malta
  • Ryanair
  • Easyjet
  • Thomson
  • BMI
  • Flythomascook

The following UK Airports offer flights to Malta:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • East Midlands
  • Exeter
  • Gatwick
  • Glasgow
  • Heathrow
  • Liverpool
  • Luton
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich

We do not offer flights but they can be booked via www.skyscanner.net

Ferry from Malta:

On arrival at Luqa Airport we can arrange a transfer for you to the Gozo Channel Ferry which is located at Cirkewwa about 45 minutes drive from the Airport. The ferry to Gozo takes around 25 minutes and they run every 45 minutes up until 11.00pm, where they then run every 1 hour 45 minutes until the early hours of the morning during the summer months. After this times will vary. The Gozo ferry will cost you nothing on the way to Gozo but there will be a charge of £4.65 per adult and £1.15 per child between the ages of 3 and 12 years old for your return journey.

Seaplane from Malta:

The Seaplane is not running for 2012 but will be up and running again from March 2013.

Transfer to Accommodation:

Upon arriving in Gozo harbour we can arrange for a transfer to take you to your chosen accommodation or arrange for a hire car to be left in the harbour for you. Directions to your chosen property will be provided.

Getting around Gozo

Car Hire:

We strongly recommend that you hire a car in Gozo; although it is a small island it's the best way to get around and to also experience the many scenic parts of Gozo. The Gozitans drive on the left hand side. Prices vary from £15 - £25 per day making Gozo one of the cheapest for car hire in Europe. Cars vary from basic hatchbacks to family saloons and Jeeps. The car can be picked up from the harbour or left at your property. Contact us for more information.


Buses:

Local public buses are the cheapest way of getting around Gozo and the service is now run by 'Arriva'.The central bus station is located in Main Gate Street, Victoria.

Gozo Tour Bus:

Gozo now has a new hop on hop off bus tour service which departs from Mgarr harbour every 45 minutes. The bus passes through several points of interest on the island stopping off at Victoria, Xlendi, Marsalforn, the Azure Window and many more places. A bus will pass by each location every 45 minutes allowing you time to explore. A day ticket costs £15 per adult and £10 per child. The first bus departs from the harbour at 9.40am and the last departure is 3.00pm

Taxis:

We strongly recommend that you hire a car for your holiday but should you wish to use taxis we can provide you with details for a local taxi company

Restaurants

Dining out in Gozo is a great experience as the island offers fresh and local produce and very good local wines. There are plenty of places to enjoy al fresco dining and scenic settings on the island. You will find the majority of restaurants located in the resorts of Mgarr, Marsalforn, Xlendi on the coast and Qala and Xaghra inland. There are other areas with fewer restaurants which you should also consider. When receiving a good service it is up to you what to leave as a tip but the normal rate for a meal is 10%

Enjoying Gozo

Nightlife

If it's a lively clubbing night you are after then you have come to the wrong place, the main clubbing nightlife is over on Malta. On the way to Xlendi you will find the only reputable club on the island La Grotto which is situated in the Xlendi valley, the club is set within the cliff giving the clubber a picturesque and scenic location to dance the night away. The in place to be seen at the moment on Gozo is the D Venue Bar & Restaurant set in the square of Xaghra, Friday night is the best night to go, with live bands and entertainment until late.

Shopping

Shopping centres and shops are normally open between 9.00am - 1.00pm and then open again from 4.00pm - 7.00pm Monday - Friday. Saturday's most shops open until 12.00pm. Sunday in Gozo is considered a family day so most shops will be closed other than in the seaside resorts. Victoria has an open market most days in the summer which is located in the square, why not stop for a rest in one of the many al fresco dining cafes in the square whilst you watch the lively market traders. Supermarkets are generally open longer hours than shops

Weather

Gozo's climate is strongly influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. Gozo has a very summery climate with up to 12 hours of sunshine during the summer and 6 hours during the winter months. The summer months are very hot and dry although there are cooling sea breezes. Being close to Africa, Gozo can sometimes have very high and dry temperatures. The average temperature during the summer months can reach 31 Celsius during the day with the temperature during the night averaging around 21 Celsius. The sea temperatures are nice and warm but cool enough to refresh you after being in the sun.

Gozo Info

Currency

The currency used in Gozo is the Euro

Language Spoken

Maltese is the main language spoken and is English is the second language

Electricity

On Gozo they use the UK 3 pin system, so no need for adaptors if travelling from the UK

Chemists

Chemists can be located all over the island and open normal shop hours Monday - Saturdays and Sunday they operate a rota system only opening in the morning

Child Care

All well know baby products like Formula, nappies and medicines can be purchased from most supermarkets and chemists. All locally produced dairy products are safe for consumption

Water

Tap water is safe to drink in Gozo and there are also all well known brands and local bottled still and sparkling water available

Useful Telephone Numbers

  • Direct Dialling Code356
  • Directory Enquiries1182
  • Emergency Services112
  • Emergency Rescue by Helicopter21244371
  • Emergency Rescue by Patrol Boat21238797
  • Flight Enquiries21249600
  • Gozo Ferry21556114
  • Gozo Hospital21561600
  • Passport Office21560770
  • Police21224001