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Tenuta Don Paolino

Contrada Petrara, 96012 Avola, Sicily, Italy
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Tenuta Don Paolino
Ranked #2 of 26 Avola B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Don Paolino is no tough guy. He's a sweetheart, quiet but eager to make you feel at home. He remodeled the Tenuta himself (he is an architect) and has quite a talent for making jam and making beds. For six nights we experienced the luxury of a hotel with the peace of a private country home. We enjoyed spending the... More

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

If you're going to visit Noto, Modica, Siracusa, Vendicari , ecc. look no further. You've found the perfect spot with immaculate and modern rooms, a kitchen that's available to you for snacks and cooking, and a most wonderful and congenial host. Paolo has created a Mecca amongst his lemon grove. Nearby the local train chugs past a few times a... More

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Munich, Bayern, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This place is sourrounded by lemon trees and allows a real nice, relaxing stay. The rooms are all very modern, everything is clean and furnished with some feeling for design. Paolo is very friendly and let us use his kitchen to prepare a salad for lunch. The house has a a nice roof top terrace to share. All in all... More

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Orsta, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Tenuta Don Paolino for 4 nights, and we loved it! We got a big room (for 3 persons, though we were only 2) with a nice bathroom. Loved the shower. The whole B&B was always very clean, and the breakfast was good (white bread, croissants, jams, cheese, juices, whatever coffee you would like). Loved the big porch... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

We spent a week at Tenuta don Paolino and absolutely loved it. I was actually tempted to keep this secret, since we would not want many people to find out about this small gem in one of the most fascinating corners of Sicily. Paolo is a kind and charming host: he prepares great breakfasts in the morning (a rarity in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

If you're renting a car anyway, why bothering with traffic and tourists right in front of your bedroom window. We found the perfect place while staying at Paolo's pituresque windmill between lovely smelling lemon trees. Calm, clean, great breakfast even for Germans :-) By car you can very easily reach Noto, Siracusa, a natural beach, Roman villa etc. as there... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

First of all many thanks to the owner Paolo for making sure the property had all the comforts to make it a great vacation. The "tenuta" sits on a beautiful field full of lemon trees and other fruit trees, we could pick up has many as we wanted... and we did! The location is strategic if you want to visit... More

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Gijón, Asturias, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed 4 days in May 2013 and for us it was like a haven in Siciliy. First, the hospitality of Paolo and his father. They were very warm to us and always trying to help and advising us about places to visit, restaurants, etc... The room was very special, clean and tastefully decorated. It was a pleasure to have... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We rented the whole house on a self-catering basis for a week in April. It's a beautiful, well appointed house, designed by the owner and surrounded by lemon trees. Paolo was friendly and helpful. There's a fantastic huge balcony with distant views to the sea, also great outdoor space at ground level and use of barbecue. Car essential but great... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We've just got back from the Easter break in Sicily. We spent 4 nights at the Tenuta Don Paolino. What a beautiful place: serene, relaxing, the house was designed by Paolo with lot's of taste and style, the surrounding citrus plantation is amazing (you're invited by the owner to taste the fruits straight from the tree), breakfasts served in the... More

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Address: Contrada Petrara, 96012 Avola, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Avola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Tenuta Don Paolino Sicily/Avola

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It 'a great place to live day to relax, away from everyday life, immersed in the Mediterranean countryside ..And 'an estate in the green, surrounded by citrus groves owned, ideal for those who love nature and tranquility of the countryside.Its location allows easy access to the centers of Siracusa, Noto and Modica UNESCO recognized for their exceptional beauty culture, architecture and landscape. Other sought-after destinations as close, just a few minutes are Cavagrande the canyon, the natural oasis of Vendicari and Pantalica. In less than an hour you reach the foot of the still active volcano Etna and a half hour plus you can point directly to the ancient beauty of Agrigento and Selinunte.The B & B has 4 rooms including 3 doubles (with possibility of additional bed), 1 single, all equipped with bathroom, heating, air conditioning, TV, a kitchen and a spacious living room. The rooms present with un'arredamento sober; 1 change of linen once a week for every 3 days for linens and bath kit.The gracious hospitality and unobtrusive, the rooms furbished with your wealth, and comfort of the Sicilian climate, will make you fall in love with this place.It is just 5 minutes from the beach and the town of Avola. ... more   less 
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