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Villa dei Papiri

3.0 of 5 Traversa Cozzo Pantano - Traversa Testa Pisima 2/C | Riserva Naturale Fiume Ciane e Saline, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Burlington
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The charming agriturismo Villa dei Papiri is a large converted old stone farm and adjacent buildings with a fine garden ornamented by lemons and limes, bird of paradise, hibiscus, jasmine and palms. The huge central area for breakfast, reading, sitting by the fire in winter, opens out onto a lawn where we took our buffet breakfast. The rooms are a... More

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Thank you for appreciating this place as well as your stay, hope to see you soon again here! More

San Francisco, California
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22 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed at the Villa dei Papiri for four nights ten days ago and found this hotel to be very disappointing. The rooms are small and sadly lacking. There was hardly any storage space.The bathrooms are also dingy and not kept clean. There were lots of mosquitoes because of the surrounding vegetation. Since it rained heavily, the bed sheets that... More

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We 're sorry for your sad experience , but we believe that there is a fundamental mistake in the location's choice: it is normal that being surrounded by the vegetation of a nature reserve there are humidity and mosquitoes , it would have probably been better for you to choose an aseptic hotel in the city center. At least you... More

PARDES HANA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

the location in a natural reserve is a winner/ rooms and public area very pleasant and the country atmosphere is very very nice . buildings are beautifully restored and a nice orcard with pld olive trees completes the nice set-up. cleaning can be improved though by no means not "terrible" as mentioned in some reviews. as we always prefer a... More

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papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you for your objective review, we are glad you have appreciated your stay and this farm, we hope to guest you again in the future, best regards! More

London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Very nice setting and full of potentials...but this is it. Rooms are lacking of some refurbishment and are very mouldy and scarcely ventilated. AC was not working, staff is not local and unprofessional, breakfast is a scandal for a so called agritourism in Italy! Despite the discount they gave me on the final bill is not a place a would... More

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papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

We are sorry for your complaints, especially for breakfast which is widely appreciated by our guests, and we are still wondering what could be so scandalous..... Never mind, everyone has got his own tastes and preferences, we'll try to improve rooms as well as services. Thank you for your stay. More

Reggio Calabria
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was not the first time we had visited this agriturismo and I doubt it will be the last. Having previously tried other accommodation in Siracusa, I can safely say that this is my favourite. It's great if you like nature and want to get away from it all but still want to be close enough to the city centre... More

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papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you for coming again to this place, it shows your love for nature and relaxing holidays, and above all it's our prize for any effort we make to let people enjoy their holidays. We expect to guest you again and again for sure! See you next time! More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

In the middle of an orange's field, the facility seems very romantic at the first view. And it eally is. We were 3 people and we got a big 2 floor suite for only 125€/day, breakfast for 3 included. Not bad. Anyway you need to tolerate a not perfect cleaning of the room. Not because the room service but because... More

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papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you for really appreciating the features of this place and our service, we hope to guest you again to satisfy your expectations even more. Best regards More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This place really isn't what you'd expect. Another lesson to never judge a book by its cover. The whole place is really musty and deserted, no soul or good vibe found here.. Unlike what the website suggests. Our room wasn't very clean and even worse, it was covered by millipedes! They where everywhere! And I don't mean a few, more... More

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papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Dear Guest we don't know if crying or laughing is best, because your review looks very theatrical, nearly Scary movie, with a desert hotel without a soul and millipedes everywhere; but we want to know therefore what ghosts have given you the room, the keys, they prepared breakfast that you disliked (but for which the others make us compliments), and... More

West Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

What a beautiful place! Citrus groves, date palms laden with dates, beautiful buildings and grounds! Idyllic.....until you take up lodging. Our room had five air fresheners, which reeked. I had to put them away, at which point, the smell of dampness took over. Arriving late at night, we piled into bed, but yuck! The sheets were damp! Next morning breakfast... More

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papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are sorry you had all these problems, and we thought you would have appreciated our efforts to help you about the hot water problem, but you didn't. It happened at weekend so you can understand it is a problem to have a tecnician coming to fix it, and we gave you another room; things can break and... More

Porsmouth
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Set close to the Fonte Ciane, the Villa dei Papiri is a respite for the weary traveler who perhaps wants to walk among the papyrus plants and admire the incredible blue sky and wintering birds. A short distance from Siracusa and its old city, the Villa dei Papiri offers an ample breakfast (no other meals), convenient self-catering for those so... More

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papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you very much, we are happy to do our best and make you enjoy your stay, best wishes to you all More

San Francisco, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Lovely stay in this converted farm house. The inn keepers, a lovely couple, were very attentive and easy going. Ana Lisa was accommodating. The property is beautiful, spacious and well situated. Huge dining room and giant garden. Our 3 br suite was perfect for a family, with a kitchen that we cooked in and a shower that functioned just OK.... More

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papirus, Proprietario at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us, it's nice to have guests like you, see you again! More

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Address: Traversa Cozzo Pantano - Traversa Testa Pisima 2/C | Riserva Naturale Fiume Ciane e Saline, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
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Hotel Class:3 star — Villa dei Papiri 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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