Possibly the best hotel on the island of Gozo, the five star Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is a large purpose built resort situated in approximately 7½ acres of landscaped grounds. It is a distinctly luxurious resort built in a typically Mediterranean style. Guests can take advantage of its award winning spa and a full range of sporting facilities. It is designed so that guests can have an enjoyable holiday and never feel the need to leave the hotel!
The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is situated just outside the typically Gozitan village of San Lawrenz. It is located in open countryside in an area famed for its natural beauty. Whilst it is particularly handy for the Azure Window and the Inland Sea at Dwejra, because of the compactness of Gozo, it is only a short drive from all of the islands attractions
The 5 star Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz has been awarded both Malta's and the Mediterranean's Leading Spa Resort for both 2009 and 2010 in the prestigious World Travel Awards. It has also been nominated for several other awards this year.
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Rooms
The decor of the rooms in the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is based on traditional local elements such as wood and honey-coloured limestone. The spacious rooms are well equipped, having a king size bed or twin beds, tea and Coffee making facilities, satellite TV, minibar, iron and ironing board, safe deposit box, air conditioning and ceiling fan. The en suite bathroom features a bath, hairdryer, adapter plugs and a bathrobe is supplied.
All of the rooms are situated to receive plenty of natural light and have a balcony overlooking the swimming pool.
Room Service is available 24 hours a day.
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz: Restaurants and bars
Amongst all the hotels in Malta, the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is probably unique in that it has its own gardens where a lot of the fruit and vegetables used by the chefs in the different restaurants are grown. There are three restaurants: L'Ortolan Restaurant, the Trattoria San Lawrenz and the Gazebo, the garden restaurant.
L'Ortolan Restaurant is where the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz's guests can enjoy their sumptuous buffet breakfast. In the evenings, L'Ortolan Restaurant provides Mediterranean cuisine, from Red-Snapper subtly flavoured with lemon and thyme to beef carpaccio with truffle oil. On warm summer evenings, the restaurant extends onto the large al-fresco terrace overlooking the pool area, where you can enjoy candle-lit romance under the stars.
For those who particularly love Italian food, the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz's Trattoria San Lawrenz will sate their appetites. Starting with an extensive range of antipasti, moving on to the pastas or risottos, with a "secondo" of maybe veal piccatta with asparagus and mushrooms or freshly caught fish there is hardly room for the "dolce" (sweets).
Protected from the heat of the Sun by the bamboo roof, guests at the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz can lunch al fresco in the Gazebo Restaurant. Serving such light dishes as a fresh garden salad of cucumbers, peppers, onions and cherry tomatoes, drizzled with golden olive oil and washed down with possibly a chilled chardonnay, the Gazebo Restaurant is the ideal place to spend a relaxing lunch.
The Il-Baldakkin, Café and Lounge provides a relaxing area to meet friends for a light meal (lunch or dinner) or drink. The west facing terrace provides an afternoon Sun-trap and the perfect place to enjoy an aperitif or even a light dinner whilst watching the Sun go down.
The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz's Pool Bar serves cool beverages for people relaxing by the pool. From the complimentary iced tea to other drinks, such as ice-cold beers or a cocktail, the Pool Bar staff are there to ensure you enjoy your stay.
Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz: Facilities
The Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz has multiple pools including a main outdoor pool; a family pool, with a shallow area suitable for young children; and a heated indoor pool.
If swimming in the pool was not enough to work off all that pasta, there is a well equipped gym. There are also two flood-lit tennis courts and two squash courts. For those who would like to improve their game, professional coaching and advice is available.
Dwejra was one of the late Jacque Cousteau's favourite dive sites. Enjoy this and more with the dive centre at the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz. They can organise dives both for experienced divers and provide lessons for complete beginners.
There is resort wide wireless internet connectivity, a gift shop and boutique and laundry service. As can be expected from a hotel of the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz's quality, there is a concierge service, but also there are courtesy bus services to Victoria or the best beaches in Gozo. To ensure parents get the chance to relax properly, the Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz provides Gozo Kids Club.
Spa & Wellness
Based on the healing elements of nature, The Quintessence Spa uses the five elements: water, fire, air, space and earth. Factors such as stress or toxicity can cause these elements to shift out of balance, which effects our skin, body and emotions. The treatments are aimed to restore the balance to the five elements via various treatments including body massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, baths and other treatments.
By discovering your unique doshic thumbprint, the Ayurveda consultant is able to recommend an individual programme for restoring balance. This is part of every Ayurveda Retreat, which includes recommendations for lifestyle and nutrition.
There are also a beauty parlour and a haidressing salon available.