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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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Ranked #3 of 10 Gioiosa Marea B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place, would I recommend it? Possibly. Certainly not a 'paradise'. The best thing? The pool - good size few people using it but only 1 umbrella and the loungers were really uncomfortable. Given this is supposed to be self catering the equipment was pathetic: 1 blunt knife 1 saucepan a knackered frying pan and no wine glasses. It certainly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We only stayed one night and wished we'd booked for a week! It may be slightly off the beaten track but is mostly definitely worth the steep drive. In the most peaceful, beautiful location in the hills, all there is to do is relax, read a book and cool down in the pool (which has am amazing view by the... More

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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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69 helpful votes 69 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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48 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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
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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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Address: Contrada San Francesco 102, 98063 Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Gioiosa Marea
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Hotel Class:4 star — Borgo San Francesco 4*
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The 4-star Borgo San Francesco is a newly restored charming residence with a cluster of little villas (once farm houses) and private patios and gardens that have an exclusive feel to them. There is also a pool conveniently situated where the sun always shines and a charming restaurant with floor to ceiling windows that greatly enhance the eating experience during the summer. Our restaurant is committed to making sure you experience the full plethora of Sicilian foods and wine, serving above all, country- style local dishes. We specialize in the essence of traditional, local cuisine using only the freshest products sometimes grown only a few km from the Borgo. While being immersed in this enveloping atmosphere, one is also in close proximity to the charming seaside town of Gioiosa Marea (only 4 km away, of mostly straight roads) and can conveniently visit other areas of Sicily while using our Borgo as a base for planning trips, as well as a calm, serene place to return to. There is also a common room with a fireplace, a reading area with many books and maps on the area and the island on whole and internet point. ... more   less 
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