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ThirtySeven Gozo is a 400-year old farmhouse turned luxury boutique hotel, giving it a unique style that perfectly combines old and new. The hotel is owned and run by married couple Patti and Giuseppe who fell in love and settled here, giving it a very personal and relaxed feel. The level of service here is exceptional, and you get the feeling that nothing is too much to ask.
Each of the ten rooms and suites at ThirtySeven Gozo has its own character and style, meaning no two feel the same. Some suites feature private terraces or balconies, with the Shanghai Junior Suite being entirely set apart from the main building, providing an extra element of privacy, with views across the valley and Munxar village. There are two outdoor pools, and yoga and Pilates can be arranged on request, along with private boat tours to explore the island.
The team at ThirtySeven are passionate about healthy food, with the breakfast spread here being a particular highlight. The hotel runs on a B&B basis, but also offers evening meals if pre-requested. We would recommend dining at the hotel at least once or twice during your stay, to make the most of the delicious and healthy food on offer, which you can enjoy in the beautiful courtyard decorated with tea lights and fairy lights.
The hotel is just a five minute drive from St Andrew's Divers Cove, our favourite dive centre on the island, which is located in Xlendi Bay. The diving in Gozo is famous for excellent visibility, beautiful underwater topography and some lovely marine life. The majority of the diving is done from the shore so you can simply jump off a rock and be immediately submerged in the underwater world, although boat diving can also be arranged for some of the sites that lie further off the coast.
Back on dry land, the interior of Gozo is also well worth exploring and ThirtySeven provides an excellent base from which to do so. Guests can head out on trips around the pretty countryside to discover the island's medieval architecture and prehistoric temples or to one of the sandy beaches or secret coves.
They offer picnic lunches on request, so you can go out exploring the island armed with a fantastic grab bag.
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