Ta' Zaren Farmhouse, Gozo

Past Guest Reviews

Thomas and Gisela Schutsbach from Berlin, Germany (Submitted: 14/04/2009)

My husband and I recently spent 7 glorious days in Gozo with our four children aged 7, 9, 13 and 15. Before our holiday I searched the internet for the perfect place to stay. After seeing many different types of accommodations, I decided on staying in a farmhouse. I found a very good site, (http://www.letsgozo.com). Because we have quite a large family, we chose Ta' Zaren Farmhouse as this was was a perfect size for 6 people. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised. The house was beautiful. The pictures on the internet do not do it justice. The open pool area and large bedrooms were beautiful.. The pool area is completely private as there are no neighbouring houses which can look onto the pool area. The terrace with its view of the country side and valley was amazing especially for an open air breakfast or dinner. Reno, the owners met us on arrival and made sure we felt comfortable in the farmhouse. The free food pack on arrival was just great since we arrived on a Sunday and all the shops are closed on Sundays. I would definitely recommend this farmhouse to anyone wanting a romantic and quiet getaway in Gozo.


Review submitted by Jerome, Cybille & kids (Submitted: 28/08/2008)

"We have stayed at Ta' Zaren Farmhouse in Gozo and returned home yesterday after a very enjoyable stay. We were two families of 4 each but there was plenty of space to fit all of us.The location of the villa is just outside Victoria and in a very quiet area. The yard next door to the villa is no bother at all. In fact it is even better as this way the house is detached from one side and so has a lot of privacy. The owner, Reno, is an example of perfect service. On arrival at the airport, we realised that one of our luggage was missing. We were worried because it contained special food for our young daughter. Reno, chased the airport authorities and insisted that our luggage was returned to us next day. He even showed up with the luggage himself next day and would only accept a cup of coffee in compensation from us! I will always remember our holiday in Gozo as a dream come true and would not hesitate to recommend this villa to all my friends. Thank you Reno and you will surely see us again in future. Jerome, Cybille & kids."

Review submitted by Caroll from Shepperton (Submitted: 05/04/2008)

"The farmhouse is full of character with a lot of original features. The property is designed for keeping cool in hot weather so early spring can be a little chilly in the evening - although there are some portable heaters provided. The owner Reno was very helpful and welcoming and was responsive to any problems/questions etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it as a lovely place to stay."

Review submitted by karen from tyne and wear (Submitted: 16/01/2008)

"A fantastic island and a fantastic place to stay. An easy walk into the islands capital. Reno and his wife have made Ta Zaren a perfect place to relax. The pool is lovely and the cottage is well equipped. It's layout would lend itsself well to 2 families sharing. Reno met us at the port so finding the villa was easy. A real gem and we'd like to come back soon"

Review submitted by Julie from Hampshire (Submitted: 10/08/2007)

"This house is outstanding, likewise the service from the owner. Communication was excellent right from the time of booking. The extremely helpful owners clearly aim to please and all taxi transfers and car hire arrangments were dealt with upon request. Upon arival it was clear the picures do not show just how big the house is and it was in emacualte clean condition.The facilities were excellent, the washing machine extremely useful and even pool toys were provided for enjoyment. They really have thought of everything. The access to the sun terrace and master bedroom via the internal spiral staircase I agree was difficult but the outside staircase provided an alternative access point. The pool was cleaned three times during our stay and was a lovely place to spend time, although the position of the house means the sun dissapears in late afternoon and for sunbathing you then need to go onto the sun terrace. It was extremely windy during our stay and the roof terrace at times proved too windy. The builders yard next door did not prove to be a problem and I would not let it put you off staying, although you do need to check whose around before you go up the stairs topless!! I only heard a truck at 5 am on one occassion. This farnhouse is truly value for money I was so pleased to have chosen my holiday in it. The owners phoned during our stay to check all was well and were available if we wanted for anything."

Review submitted by David from Wiltshire, United Kingdom (Submitted: 18/06/2006)
"The farmhouse far exceeded our expectations in terms of quality and size, the rooms are very large and keep cool on hot days. The bedrooms are all well appointed with ensuite shower (3) / bath (1), there is one double room at the top of the spiral staircase, overlooking the sun terrace, the rest are twin bedded rooms. The sun terrace has sun all day, has wonderful views of the Citadel in Victoria and beautiful sunsets. The kitchen and living area are also well appointed with all the basics to enable self catering. A good value supermarket is 5-10 minutes walk away. If you want to eat outside there is patio furniture both by the poolside and up on the sun terrace. The Pool is a good size with a shallow end and good steps and catches the sun directly in the afternoon. The owners are very helpful and made contact by e-mail immediately after booking, they can arrange transfers to/from Malta airport and have a hire car waiting at the Farmhouse. We had already made our own hire car arrangements and were met at the harbour on arrival in Gozo."

Review submitted by kate from ta'zaren farmhouse (Submitted: 25/08/2005)"A beautiful farmhouse excellently renovated in a pleasant, private location. The owner Reno looked after us very well and was on hand if there were any problems. A stunning island well worth visiting if you want a relaxed unspoilt holiday away from the more commercial Malta."

Review submitted by Ronnie from Ta Zaren, Gozo (Submitted: 15/07/2005)"We all had a fantastic time in the villa. It was incredibly relaxing and everything was perfect. The bedrooms were very comfortable, the kitchen and living room had everything we needed, we spent a lot of time in the swimming pool and using the bbq, and afternoons and evenings up on the terrace. Really impressed with Gozo as well. Very friendly people and some amazing coastlines and beautifully clear water. Xlendi bay was definitely my favourite as it was great to swim their before having a beer or two and some great food at one of the restaurants."

Review submitted by Mary Atkinson from Ta Zaren, Gozo (Submitted: 15/06/2005)The property has great character and charm and the owner, Reno, was very helpful but there are a couple of points which should be noted. One is that there is a depot next door which does operate 6 days a week and can be somewhat noisy from time to time. However it did not bother us as the depot opens late and closes early. Further, I would describe this property as more of a village house as it is in a built up area rather than a rural area. The only improvement I would suggest is a dishwasher, particularly given the house can sleep up to 8. Otherwise, a lovely place to stay."

Review submitted by Lin from England (Submitted: 19/04/2005)

"We very much enjoyed our stay in Gozo, location of farmhouse was a little disapointing at first glance as it is located next to a builders yard dealing in re-enforcing steel with an abandoned old wagon and several vehicles coming in and out. As the holiday progressed we found that it did not intrude on the property at all and we even forgot it was there. We had a very mixed age group from 2 years old to 56year old so the tall spiral stair case which gives access to one of the bedrooms we didn't think would be a problem we would just allocate the room accordingly (only thing to remember is that this is the only access to the roof terrace which gets the sun all day and you can't even carry a small tray or suitcase up there). Reno (owner) was very accommodating and helpful which was fortunate as the weather was cold on arrival, farmhouses on Gozo are built to keep heat out rather than in, so he brought us a calor gas heater for the living area to enable us to sit more comfortably in the evening. We bought 5 hot waterbottles to get warm in bed. It is a lovely island and the farmhouse is situated in a good sport for walking and close to amenities in Victoria. I'm sure later in the season when it is warmer that the property comes into its own (and Reno can't fix the weather) if you don't mind fairly rustic facilities and want a feel for the 'real' island then this is a good location. Better for older children though because of the access to roof terrace."

Review submitted by Matthew from United Kingdom (Submitted: 02/04/2005)

"The pictures on the web site do not do this property justice, it is absolutely fantastic and by far the best accomodation I have ever stayed in. There were 7 of us staying over the Easter period and due to its spacious layout we never felt cramped. The owner Reno could not have been more helpful. He welcomed us in person and spent time making sure that we were familiar with the facilities and surrounding area. He also arranged transfers, vehicle hire and ensured the prompt return of lost luggage by dealing with the airline directly for us. This made sure that we had an enjoyable holiday. I can absolutely recommend this property to family and friends and fully intend returning to the beautiful island of Gozo and Ta' Zaren farmhouse. matthew Hesketh"

Review submitted by Andrew Morgan from United Kingdom (Submitted: 24/03/2005)

"Wow this villa is amazing, and yes the master bed is the biggest I have ever seen also. The beds were so comfy I did not find myself saying, " I cant wait to get back to my own bed",this is what I normally say. Such is the inherent tranquility - from residing in this tranquil area a few minutes away from the beach. Well-positioned to sample Gozo's varied markets and towns, we found Ta’ Zaren Farmhouse provided an ideal base to get into 'island life'. But you can equally stock-up with wares and kick back in this charming haven and let the world go by. Whether lounging around the pool, or feasting to the ubiquitous accompaniment of evening BBQ’s by the pool, there's scope to relax and unwind, in excess.

Great owners who really make you feel at home and always ready to offer the usual Gozitan hospitality.

The only downside to staying at Ta’ Zaren Farmhouse is that you don’t want to leave and go back home !

Andrew, Anne, Matthew, Pamela, and all kids"

Review submitted by Colin and Lilli Harrop from United Kingdom (Submitted: 10/10/2004)

"Dear Reno & Brigitte,

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful house and for everything that you did for us.

We has a wonderful holiday and won't forget Ta' Zaren Farmhouse!

Colin and Lilli"