Hotel: Opening: 1999, managed by Kempinski since February 2001
This luxury five-star hotel offers highest levels of service, comfort and style. Built amidst 30,000 sqm of gardens, its 122 spacious rooms and suites are tastefully decorated in traditional Maltese style and are the perfect retreat all year round.
In cooler months, guests can enjoy the heated indoor pool, the Jacuzzi, the steam baths in Kempinski The Spa and one of Europe’s best Ayurveda Centres.
Delight your senses with a meal at the restaurant l’Ortolan or Trattoria; both restaurants use fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs from the resort’s own garden.
Activities offered include swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, a well-equipped fitness centre and the hotel’s own dive centre. Guided walking and cycling tours are organised regularly by our leisure manager.
Our eco-certificated hotel is located in the picturesque valleys of the little Mediterranean island of Gozo. Terrace-like hills, vegetable fields and vineyards growing on yellow limestone cliffs make Gozo a romantic hideaway.
Rooms & Suites: 122 rooms in total
19 Standard Rooms (country view, 35-40 sqm)
31 Deluxe Rooms (pool view, 40 sqm)
23 Premium Rooms (Jacuzzi bath, pool view, 38 sqm)
31 Junior Suites (48 sqm)
6 Deluxe Junior Suites (50 sqm)
3 Executive Suites (Jacuzzi bath, 60 sqm)
1 Deluxe Executive Suite (Jacuzzi bath, 72 sqm)
2 Two-Bedroom Family Suites (Jacuzzi bath, 90 sqm)
2 Studio Residences (Jacuzzi bath, pool view 45 sqm)
2 One-Bedroom Residences (Jacuzzi bath, pool view 80 sqm)
2 Three-Bedroom Residence (Jacuzzi bath, pool view 125 sqm)
All rooms have a private balcony or patio and are equipped with individually controlled air-condition and heating, cable TV, a safe, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, a direct telephone and broadband Internet access (Wi-Fi in public areas and guestrooms).
Restaurants and bars:
L`Ortolan: Fine dining restaurant, serving stylish local and Mediterranean cuisine using the freshest ingredients.
Trattoria: This Italian-inspired restaurant is an informal yet stylish affair, topped up with a generous pinch of vacation spirit
Il-Baldakkin: The versatile bistro and lounge can be anything, from a relaxing hub to meet friends over a light meal or just a place to enjoy a glass of wine during a beautiful sunset.
Il Gardina: Overlooking the lush gardens the open air Fish& Grill Restaurant offers light lunches and dinners during the summer months with fresh caught fish and seafood brought in every morning by local fishermen.
La Caverna: The La Caverna wine bar with its contemporary Italian design and a perfectly chilled wine library, provides an ideal setting for guests to sip wines from all around the world, accompanied by delicious antipasti. After choosing from among 300 different wines, which guests can browse on an interactive IPad menu, one can have a good talk with friends by the fireplace, be guided through the origins and stories of wines by our sommelier or just enjoy the live music on certain nights.
Pool Bar: Refreshing drinks served throughout the summer day. Special seasonal culinary hightlights are available, such as a kids’ menu, Ayurvedic cuisine and cigar and cognac combinations.
Meeting and event rooms
The hotel’s meeting rooms form the ideal backdrop for incentive meetings, giving delegates a perfect setting in which to work and to relax. The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz in Gozo is the authentically environmentally-friendly venue in the Mediterranean for small to medium-sized executive retreats, incentives and meetings.
All conference venues, including the Il-Kappella (which seats up to 300 attendees) have access to the open-air terrace. Guest can also use our outdoor pool area for lunch or even hold a meeting under one of our island’s typical gazebos.
We not only offer comprehensive leisure and sports activities, but special team retreats as well, which are available in our award-winning Spa and Ayurveda Centre. Healthy menu options are also available, featuring dishes made out of herbs, vegetables and fruites grown in the hotel’s 30,000 sqm garden.
Wellness and sport with special features
Our Kempinski the Spa, on Gozo, offers a journey inspired by the European cycle of the seasons. Drawing on the elemental wisdom of nature, our treatments both invoke and restore the body’s natural equilibrium.
Our expertly trained therapists with their healing hands will lead guests on a journey into a world of relaxation and rejuvenation, providing the perfect atmosphere to relax and unwind.
Guests are invited to luxuriate in the Oriental Hammam and immerse into the magical world of the Orient.
The hotel`s 27 treatment rooms are spread over 2,400 sqm and include an authentic Ayurveda Centre, which is in association with Softouch Ayurveda - an international Ayurveda firm based in Kerala, South India. For our centre, ”Softouch“ exclusively manufactures all the Ayurveda medicines, oils, herbs etc. Our Ayurvedic centre has established itself as one of the best, largest Authentic Ayurvedic centres in Europe.
Efficient doctors, with professionally trained and experienced staff head the Ayurvedic Centre. Ayurveda defines health as “purity” of body, mind and soul and is the most natural way to refresh oneself, eliminate all toxic imbalances from the body and regain resistance and good health. The Ayurvedic treatments include oil therapy, rejuvenation therapy, body slimming, aphrodisiac therapy, skin care and also a treatment for mental well-being.
No matter whether one prefers a sporty vacation, studying historical remains or a sun-and-sea holiday, Gozo offers a mindboggling array of activities, proving how deceptive the island’s little size can be!
Be active in one of the three outdoor pools or in the heated indoor pool, work out in our well equipped gym, or risk a match on the squash and tennis court. Or escape from doing, by simply being.
Diving in Gozo is famous as well and perfect for both, beginner and advanced divers. It is the ideal location to both try diving and professional diving. Gozo’s unique underwater landscape lends itself to easy dives for the beginner diver and more challenging ones for the advanced diver. Guests can dive in Gozo all year round, and underwater visibility is at times in excess of 35 metres, offering truly inspiring views. Temperatures will vary from 12°C in winter to about 24°C in summer.
Gozo, meaning “joy” in Castilian, is the second largest Island of the Maltese archipelago and has a population of approximately 30,000. Though separated from mainland Malta by a five km stretch of sea, Gozo is quite distinct from Malta. The Island is a third the size of Malta, more rural and simple. Its culture and way of life are rooted in fishing, in addition to primitive pastoral and agricultural activity
A relaxed pace of life, Gozo is the ideal secluded safe haven. Just 25 minutes by ferry from Malta, the hop can easily be made for even the shortest stay.
Gozo and its inhabitants have their own distinct character and identity, with noticeably different lifestyles, accents and dialect. People from Gozo are known for their friendliness and welcoming attitude toward visitors, going out of their way to indicate a direction or help a visitor find their destination. Festas and carnival times in Gozo also have a different feel to those on Malta. The village of Nadur celebrates carnival with a black sense of humour, quite unlike its more joyful counterparts elsewhere.
The real beauty of Gozo, apart from its stunning seascape and interior, lies in the villages. Here, it seems as if time really does stand still. The locals treasure their peace and the villages are tranquil, proving to be a wonderful respite from the trials and tribulations of everyday life for visitors.
Village bars open early in order to cater for the early risers who attend the first mass of the morning and close fairly late at night, catering for the socialising needs of locals and visitors. These watering holes have stayed unchanged for decades; the only sign of time passing by is the food and drink displayed for sale on the solid shelves and the Edwardian glass cases.
All roads in Gozo lead to Victoria, also known as Rabat, which is where the fortified citadel sits atop a summit. The town has a thriving cultural life all its own, with some surprising attractions ranging from opera to horse races in the main street on festa day.
Eco-Gozo is a concept which summarises the Maltese government’s vision for the future of the island. In line with the eco-concept is a wide variety of activities
aimed at encouraging soft tourism and agro-tourism. These activities are also of great educational value. In October 2009, Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz became the first hotel in Gozo to be eco-certified by the Malta Tourism Authority.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 72 five-star hotels in 30 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
Lage: Amidst 30,000 sq m of tropical gardens, this sophisticated hotel is 2 km from the limestone arch Azure Window and 8 km from Ramla Bay