If you're looking for something a little different from a holiday in Malta this year, then the Tal Fanal apartments offer you a refreshingly unique holiday destination. Far away from the big, resort style hotels, the Tal Fanal apartments are a wonderful development of rustic maisonettes.
The Tal Fanal apartments are based in the village of Ghasri – a wonderfully secluded spot. It's a perfect holiday scene – the rustic stone walls, the big expansive outdoor pool and the ring of trees that maintain this private oasis.
The Tal Fanal apartments have been beautifully converted, but retain their original rustic charm. The style owes a lot to the classic Maltese Gozitan farmhouse style – complete with stone arches and wooden beams. It really is a very beautiful development, and it's set in such an idyllic location too.
Stepping inside your private maisonette, you'll find a wonderfully appointed, very comfortable residence that's full of local charm. The bedrooms are immaculate – all beautifully tiled and stylishly furnished. The family size sitting room is a place to gather and relax and reflect on another perfect day.
One and two bedroom apartments are available at Tal Fanal, accommodating between two and five people. Each features a lounge with two divan beds, a dining table and chairs. The kitchen comes with a four ring gas hob, oven and fridge. Both sizes of apartment come with a furnished terrace, and it's a lovely place to sit out and take in the sun.
A lovely additional touch is the free welcome pack that is provided for you on arrival. This includes a nice selection of groceries, so you can prepare a meal easily when you arrive.
When you stay at the Tal Fanal, you can happily spend your days in and around the splendid outdoor swimming pool – it's such a beautiful spot – your own little island paradise.
The Tal Fanal apartments combine rustic charm and elegance with a superb location.
Tal Fanal is a development of rustic maisonettes built in Gozitan farmhouse style with typical furnishings, stone arches and wooden beams. It is located in the village of Ghasri, just two miles from the island's capital Victoria. Facilities include a large swimming pool.
We stayed here for 10 days, my parents live in Gozo we did not want to stay with them as we had 2 young children with us, so we booked into Tal-Fanal apartments. The Apartments where clean and a good size, the outdoor space was good for the children and also had use of the pool. My partner, myself and our 5 year old son have booked to go back to Tal-fanal apartments for the 09 May 2019 as we liked it so much
We returned with our two teens in August 2014 and felt confident with what we had experienced as a couple in October 2013 but we lucked out. The apartment was on the opposite side to where we had previously stayed and was disappointing with the family as it had only one bathroom and in terms of space for four adults it didn't quite work. This particular apartment had a very budget mattress on all beds and the decor was in need of a refurb...
With hindsight I would have wanted to be back in apartment 59 as we thought they were all the same standards. However this still does not detract from our love for Gozo but maybe we will choose somewhere else when we return which we shall in the near future.
My family (myself, my wife, my daughter aged 3 yrs and my son aged 1 and a half) stayed at Tal-Frenc Apartments (part of Tal-Fanal Apartments complex) between 5 and 8 September 2015. The number of our apartment was 34. The positive things about our stay: the apartment is literally huge, has very nice big balcony (terrace) with countryside views (overlooking the pool area) and has a good cable TV connection with good channels for the kids (i.e...
Baby TV, Boomerang, Cartoonito, etc). The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Although there are no ACs, the kitchen and the bedrooms have ceiling fans. If they are set on the highest power they do the job reasonably well. The negative things: upon our arrival a ceiling fan was not working, or so I thought. I called the owner (as the reception is closed on weekends) and he promised me that he would be bringing an electric fan later on in the evening. He never bothered to come. Luckily the problem with the ceiling fan was only in the switch (a turning knob) and we managed to get it working. One big negative thing is the very low pressure in the bathroom's water supply. Whereas the kitchen sink's water supply is fine, the water in the bathrooms (both the sink and the bath) is very slow and when the geyser is on, the "hot" water is reduced to a trickle. We took almost an hour to fill the bath. To be fair, on our third day of our stay, the supply improved significantly. This may be due to the fact that less residents were making use of the apartment's water supply. Whatever the reason, the owner should fix this issue by installing water pumps. It would be extremely annoying in winter having to bath in icy cold water. Also, wifi reception in the public areas was very weak and there is no wifi in the apartments. My advice to the owner: introduce Wi-fi in the apartments, man the reception on a more frequent basis and install water pumps and you'll surely get 4-5 star reviews for this place!
We stayed at the Tal Fanal Complex (no. 8) during the first week of September 14. We found the accommodation had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday...
There was no book in, just a note in the office to say which was your apartment and that the key was in the door! The accommodation (2 beds/2 baths/large communal kitchen/diner/lounge) was comfortable, clean and had all the essentials. There was no air conditioning, and one of the ceiling fans was a bit suspect which made sleeping impossible with it on due to noise, and uncomfortable with it off because of the nightime temperatures, but we had the doors open most of the time anyway. The complex was well laid out, the garage was a bit tight, but again as long as people parked sensibly there was plenty of room. The pool was good and was regularly cleaned. The pool showers were hot and cold and were kept clean too. Rubbish collection was every other day, but the enclosed dustbins held the waste out of the way. Gozo's roads leave a lot to be desired, but I guess that is half the fun of it. If you are going to hire a car be aware of the local drivers! The kitchen was well equipped with fridge/freezer, micro, conventional oven, toaster and all the utensils/crockery you are likely to need ... even a bottle opener! The water was hot! ... be aware if you have small children. Trips out were easy as the size of Gozo nothing is very far away. We found living costs much cheaper that the UK and we very much enjoyed the local cuisine. The Lighthouse Supermarket in the nearest village which was within easy walking distance was well stocked and sold everything you need for your stay ... and a bit more besides! There were no restaurants locally but a short trip by car and there was plenty of choice. If you are looking for a 'busy' holiday, this is probably not for you, but if you are just looking for a chillout then this is thoroughly recommended. The only downside we could find were the flies ... make sure you have your repellant!
We stayed in the Tal Fanal Apartments in October 2013. Although there were only two of us the apartment was totally suited to a family with two bathrooms and it could sleep 5 people.
The location was ideal as the island of Gozo was very laid back...
The village was a perfect retreat from the mainland and the temperature was always hot. I would definitely return as although it's been a month mentally on a daily basis I am still there.