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B&B Casa Ruffino

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Via Madonna del Ponte, 49 | Golfo di Castellammare, 90041 Balestrate, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was the best breakfast i ever had! cornetti with pistacchio - filling, mozzarella, prosciutto di parma...incredibly well prepared and served with kindness and knowledge. unfortunately we only stayed for one night before our flight back home. It's definitely worth staying for longer, though. Probably a good place for people who are learning italian because the host, Giuseppe, has a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Although the rooms are nice and very clean, they are very noisy especially during a saturday night...it's as if the motorcycles and cars pas through the room. Very authentic and very Italian but no sleeping I'm afraid. The hosts are very friendly but speak almost no English. Their son was a big help. Balestrate is close to the airport and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We vacationed in Sicily this summer and wanted a place near the airport but also close to Castellamare del Golfo and more. Our son was departing the next day and we were staying on to sight see this area of Sicily. Giuseppe and Paola are very gracious hosts! Despite the language barrier we managed to communicate quite well using google... More 

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We had an early morning flight out of Palermo and were looking for somewhere close to the airport. This was a great choice! Guiseppe and Paola were wonderfully gracious and friendly - even arranging a ride to the airport in the morning. While they don't speak much English, their hospitality comes through easily. Guieseppe got up to prepare us some... More 

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Sigonella, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

WOW! What a terrific time we had here. The high praise for this B&B could not be more well deserved. We had 4 nights here and each evening, and complimentary breakfast each morning, was better than the last. Giuseppe and Paola do not speak much english, but are WONDERFULLY friendly, accommodating, patient, and hospitable; learn some Italian before you travel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stayed at Casa Ruffino 5 years ago and we are happy to say that it has only gotten better. This time around we were only able to spend one night, but wish we would have had a week. Large super clean rooms, wonderful breakfast and recommendations for restaurants. No need to look further, just book and enjoy. You will... More 

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Hveragerdi, Iceland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Everything was just lovely. Friendly and helpful people, clean and beautiful rooms. Breakfast was super good. I am going to stay there again. Great location for the Palermo airport. Beautiful town. small and cosy.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As we liked the Casa Ruffino so much last year, we decided to go again. It is hard to be great and repeat it but Giuseppe and Paola managed that. Service was great, room cleaned every day and the breakfast was just as amazing as we remembered it with great collection of fantastic Sicilian treats. Giuseppe and Paola recommended good... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This town and the little B and B run by Giuseppe was a complete surprise. I booked into Balestrate as Scopello had limited available accomodation. The next 3 days were a delight. Enjoying the company of people who were also looking for a minimal touristy experience was fantastic. As an Australian I am hopelessly lacking in the skill of speaking... More 

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Canton of Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Casa Ruffino is doubtlessly an excellent place. The hosts Paola and Giuseppe notably exceed the average by becoming two passionate making Casa Ruffino a must-see place to stay when visiting Sicily. A superior Standard and the furniture distinguish the home as well as the ornamental elements are of a rare beauty and refinement. The quantity and the quality of the... More 

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