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Borgo San Francesco

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Contrada San Francesco 102, 98063, Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy
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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We recently stayed for 8 nights at Borgo San Francesco. We found our hosts to be helpful, receptive and a good source of information, yet at the same time allowing us to be as independent as we wanted. Email enquiries before we went were answered promptly. In retrospect we should have asked for clearer directions. it is difficult to find... More 

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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Borgo San Francesco is a beautful small cluster of 7-8 appartment at a high point of the valley side, and we were stunned by the flowers, the very clean pool, the quietness and clean rooms. The family and few employees are so friendly and we just wanted to stay for another week... unfortunate we only stayed one week first of... More 

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Dundalk, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We stayed two nights here and found it a very relaxing location. Nestled up in the hills with picturesque views, it's an ideal option for those wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of typical Sicilian life. The nearby village is a ten minute drive away and offers a few keenly priced cafes and restaurants. As far as... More 

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Reading, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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 via mobile

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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Bath
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 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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