Murella Living is one of Gozo’s newest and most innovative accommodation concepts. Each of its 24 rooms has been individually designed in coherent themes that are inspired by Gozo’s classical sights and traditional motifs. Every room boasts an artistic creation splayed across one wall, either featuring celebrated aspects of Gozo in stylized design (panels of woodworks or wooden carvings that depict things such bunch of tomatoes, cross-section of bee-hive, prickly-pear branches, and so on) or a mural portraying some of Gozo’s quintessential sights. Even the corridors are adorned with abstract woodworks of Gozo lace. It’s a design that sets a strong sense of place, a creative reimagining of Gozo’s sights and themes.
The marriage of quality and flair is seen in every aspect of the rooms and wider building. In-room furnishings and parquet are made of solid wood, and the rooms feature modernist fittings such as designer lamps and lampshades, ornate rugs, and bathrooms with funky designer sinks and organic-looking pastel-coloured walls finished in resinous render. Even the corridors are adorned with abstract woodworks depicting Gozo lace and good-quality carpets. Room facilities are extensive – TV, Wi-Fi, air-con, mini fridge, toiletries, coffee-making facilities, hairdryer, high-quality mattress, and so on – and service is on a bed and breakfast basis. The same painstakingness has also gone into the green imperative: the building is smartly designed for energy efficiency, fabrics are sourced from organically-grown materials or manufacturing processes that minimise the environmental impact.
The property is located a stone’s throw away from the seafront in Marsalforn, the largest of Gozo’s seaside towns – the town spreads around an open bay, and the seafront is lined with restaurants and cafes and bars. Two small supermarkets are situated less than 100 metres up the road; round the corner there is a taxi stand and a bus stop (buses connect Marsalforn to other points throughout the island).