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Borgo San Francesco

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Contrada San Francesco 102, 98063 Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I am reluctant to give a good review to this place as we want to keep it to ourselves. Quite simply perfect. If you try to find it on google note that the google camera car didn't go right to the end of the road, it is only a tiny lane but just keep going.

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Bruges, Belgium
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

This little residence borgo consists of very comfortable appartments. All have a nice view on the surronding hills. The athosphere is like on a farm in the hills, with animals and beautiful garden and home grown herbs, fruits and vegetables. We also like the situation as you can drive to Gioiosa Marea in less the 10 minutes where you find... More

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Mosta, Malta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My husband and I wanted to get away for a few days to just relax and enjoy some family time together with our 11 month old son and Borgo San Francesco was great for this. We booked a one-bedroom apartment and following our request to have no stairs inside so our son could crawl around safely we were given a... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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79 reviews 79 reviews
62 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

It was just perfect, wish we would have stayed here longer. Gioiosa Marea is a hidden gem far away from mass tourism, the beautiful seaview from the train station felt like a red carpet. You get a free pick-up (and drop-off) up in the hills where it is situated. I think it's a family company, everyone is so warm and... More

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Sylva, North Carolina
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38 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This wonderful little B&B is tucked away on a one-lane road on the hillside in a steep valley a few miles from the coast. I stayed here in early October, 2012. My gps got me very close, but I had to stop and ask someone for directions. It was then that I saw the sign. It is in a nicely... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Lovely hideaway in the hills away from the noise and crowded tourist areas. Lovely apartment with kitchen, fridge etc. Very tranquil, very clean, lovely swimming pool. Internet wifi. We will definitely be back for at least a week. Meals in the restaurant were very good and again nice and quiet. Great place to unwind. Entrance road is a bit narrow.

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Donegal Town, Ireland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

A lovely setting in the hills with excellent accommodation in beautifully appointed apartments. Swimming pool lovely and everything so clean and well maintained. Staff were friendly and helpful and the restaurant excellent. Lovely little private terrace outside each apartment to sit in the evenings. Near to Gioiosa Marea town by car, but far to walk and all uphill on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We visited Borgo San Francesco with my brother's family (in all 4 adults, 5 kids). We rented two apartments which were modern, well-equipped (sky TV, useful during the Olympics!, and own terrace) and spotless. The pool was fantastic and the kids absolutely loved it. Tonino, one of the owners was always there if you needed something and all the staff... More

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Birzebbuga, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is a perfect accommodation spot in the middle of nature surrounded by farms and in the meantime not far away from the centre of Gioiosa Marea. Important to have your own car to be able to visit the northern part of Sicily and take life at leisure. Upon arriving at Borgo San Francesco one can walk down a path... More

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Words can not express the tranquility and beauty of Borgo San Francesco! My trip got off to a rocky start because my travel agency dropped the ball but I can not say enough about the lovely little hamlet. Everyone at the borgo was warm and inviting, Each person giving ideas of favorite little known treasures that made every day special... More

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Also Known As:
Borgo San Francesco Sicily/Gioiosa Marea, Italy
Address: Contrada San Francesco 102, 98063 Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Gioiosa Marea
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Gioiosa Marea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Borgo San Francesco 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star residence "Borgo San Francesco" is a newly restored hamlet situated above the seaside town of Gioiosa Marea (Messina). It is perfectly nestled in the green hills of the northeastern coast of Sicily, in an area known as Monte Nebrodi and the Saracen Coast.It is an ideal place for those who seek both the tranquility of the countryside and the bustling atmosphere of a typical Sicilian seaside town. ... more   less 
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