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La Petrara Resort

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C.da Petrara, 96012 Avola, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Avola
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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st julians
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Chose this place for a short 2 night break during a cycling holiday. Found the place easily as it is very well sign posted even though it is in a quiet rural area of Avola. It was a good base to explore the surroundings including Cava Grande. Since we were there in low season no breakfast or meals were offered,... More

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Vancouver Island, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We arrived at La Petrara "Resort" which we were able to find very easily, as directions on the roadway are clearly marked, however, at reception, sort of a "room" cluttered with a child's swing, ironing board, toys as well as a Great Dane who slobbers all over my husband's clothes, we met the hosts. Their reception desk is a plastic... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed for 10 nights at the end of July. We loved it! Pure relaxation in the lemon groves. Room had plenty of space, good air conditioning and a great shower - what more could you want? We went out most days, plenty to see and do in the area, we found a beautiful beach about 30 minutes away. The... More

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Birkirkara, Malta
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Petrara Resort is a charming agriturismo resort in Avola. During our stay there, there were no wandering farm animals except for a couple of cats. The pool is really big and kept clean and kids have plenty of room to wander about and play. We had a quadruple room which was quite spacious and very clean with quite comfortable... More

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We traveled the end of may through Sicily and because of the low season we just passed by without a reservation and became a fair offer for three nights in a 3 persons bungalow and a remote control for the gates. Furnishing, decoration, colors of our room were both tasteful and rural. The quality of the matrasses could be beter,... More

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Grazie di cuore per la recensione positiva e mi dispiace veramente tanto che Lei non abbia apprezzato il nostro nero... More

Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at the Petrara Resort and I can just say it is an Oasis. You have everything you need as the rooms are great, a pool and an area which is surrounded by Orange trees...just wonderful. The breakfast was a local italian breakfast and was always enough for us as this is what we have been looking... More

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Gloucestershire UK
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

La Petrara has many virtues, quiet, rural, nice donkey, unique rooms, small dedicated dining. It also has disadvantages, limited facilities, donkey wandering around with flies, restricted and a little expensive dining, basic rooms and furnishing. The accommodation appears to be converted from other agricultural buildings and I suspect no two rooms are the same. If you go looking for the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

This is a lovely resort, with a small amount of accommodation. Restored outbuildings provided cool, tastefully restored rooms. Very clean and quiet. The Pool was beautiful with a docile little donkey roaming the grounds. The gardens were beautifully kept. The host and hostess had a new baby but were very accommodating and happy to help. Breakfast provided for wide variety... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We had a wonderful time at La Petrara. The owners are a charming couple who is not only very helpful but also very courteous. The resort is beautifully situated, spacious, with a nice pooll, away from the bustle, surrounded by lemon trees. Beautiful. The bungalows are decorated very nicely and are very clean. We would immediately go back!

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Byron Bay
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2011

A fair sized room, well fitted out, good size bathroom with excellent shower. Helpful staff with English speaking manager. Extensive, well kept grounds with pool, barbeque and friendly pet donkey! No laundry facilities but staff may provide private service. Generous breakfasts; dinner available on request. In rural location, can be difficult to locate without detailed maps, though signs are posted... More

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Address: C.da Petrara, 96012 Avola, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Avola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Petrara Resort 3*
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La Petrara is an enchanting resort tucked away among the gently country side of Avola, a small seaside city near to Siracusa, famous for its characteristic “Nero d’Avola” wine and almonds “Mandorla pizzuta”. The resort born by its owner passion. Giancarlo Riscica in 2005 decides to restore his family summer home and transform it in to a vacation place for families and small groups. Surrounded by a luxuriant Mediterranean scrub with palms, olives threes and flowering plants, La Petrara Resort is the ideal place to relax, let yourself be pampered by an attentive staff. Thanks to its geographical position La Petrara is an ideal starting point for cultural visits to the most beautiful baroque cities of south-eastern Sicily like Siracusa, Noto, Palazzolo, Ragusa, Scicli and and extraordinary nature trips in the pristine beaches as Vendicari (park nature reserve) or Cavagrande (a canyon, where, in a breathtaking scenery, you can swim among waterfalls and lakes).Do not miss the charming village of Marzamemi, an ancient fishing village that in summer becomes a lively centre where, in July, held the "International border Cinema Festival”. For sea lovers, in few kilometres, coast offers an endless choice of beaches, considered among the most beautiful in Sicily.The property consists of 8 rooms with all comforts (air conditioning, WI-FI) for a total of 28 beds, a large swimming pool reserved for guests, a bar (pool) and an inn. Internal parking and transfer service to and from the airport or station. ... more   less 
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