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Il Carmine

1.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Piazza del Carmine 23, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Erice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia O Menlo Park, California
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Menlo Park, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our stay at Il Carmine, which was easy to find, with a great location in the beautiful hilltop town of Erice. The entry courtyard was lovely, and we enjoyed a glass of wine there in the afternoon. Our room was good-sized, great shower and bathroom. We slept very very well here! Breakfast was fine, although the service at... More

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear Mrs PatriciaO, We thank you very much for your comment. Our guests’ opinion is truly important to us and we are happy about everybody who shares his/her experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay; we will improve our service during breakfast because our wish is to satisfy our guests and we apologize for... More

Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the old part of town which was fantastic to walk around and simple soak up the atmosphere. Parking convenient. Accommodation somewhat austere and lacked warmth. Perfectly aware that it was a convent, but the stark decor was quite unsettling. Photographs regarding the history of the convent and a couple of nice rugs on the floor would have made... More

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear NerineJ, thanks a lot for your comment on Tripadvisor. Only with your feedback we have the possibility to improve our service and we appreciate that you took the time to write a review. We are trying to improve our services so that each advice from our guest is useful and we thank you for yours. Hopefully we will have... More

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ex-nunnery is in a quiet corner in Eriche, a delightful walled town above Trapani. The courtyard, through which you enter, gives you a feel of the tranquillity of the place. Everything is simple (except the lovely plastered (or is it stuccoed) ceilings) Helpful receptionist (I think she was called Eleanor). Recommended.

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear Mrsa Zebedee65, we would like to thank you for choosing Il Carmine for your holiday and moreover we thank you again for reviewing it on TripAdvisor. We are really happy to know that your stay has been a good one and that we have done well our job to satisfy your needs. We hope to see you again in... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were impressed when we drove the narrow medieval street easily up to Il Carmine upon arriving in Erice as we like places with a sense of history and age. The site is very peaceful and quiet. Indeed, upon entering the building, we had the impression of a sacred space. The room has a tall vaulted ceiling and felt like... More

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear Sir professorclee, We thank you for your detailed and nice comment about Il Carmine. Only with your feedback we have the possibility to improve our service and we appreciate that you took the time to write a review. It is great that you were satisfied with our location, your room and our staff members’ friendliness. We look forward to... More

Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Erice is a lovely old hilltop town with narrow cobbled streets and it's so high you find yourself looking down on the clouds! This converted convent is very quiet, clean and there's a lovely old courtyard outside in which you can cool off in hot weather. Breakfasts feature stunningly fresh baking - try the giant croissants! But I think they... More

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear magsermay, thanks a lot again for choosing IlCarmine to spend your holidays. We are very thankful for every guest who helps us to improve our service by sharing his/her opinion with us. It is great that you benefitted from our location and we apologize for the coffee: we'll try to do it better! Anyway we are glad you had... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Il Carmine was one of the best and unexpected places we stayed on our Sicily holiday. Quite an interesting drive to the top to get to Erice but once there it was a totally charming and beautiful town. The Il Carmine was fabulous. The staff were completely happy to help. The place was spotless. The bathroom had its 'own' small... More

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear SkippyLoveRugby, We thank you for your detailed and nice comment about Il Carmine. Only with your feedback we have the possibility to improve our service and we appreciate that you took the time to write a review. It is great that you were satisfied with our location, your room and our staff members’ friendliness. We look forward to you... More

New York City, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This converted Convento is run as a small hotel with included breakfast, but does not have the personal touch of a B&B. The renovation of the Convento is done well and preserves the feeling of the original structure. Our room was spacious with a balcony that overlooked the gardens around the town and the sea. Our room was on the... More

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear stukatz45, thank you very much for your comment about Il Carmine. We are very thankful for every guest who helps us to improve our service by sharing his/her opinion with us. It is great that you were satisfied with our location even you didn't appreciate our buffet breakfast. We are trying to improve our services so that each advice... More

Mount Kisco, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After the winding, spectacular drive up to Erice, we were warmly greeted by reception. Our room was simple and comfortable. When we wanted to share a bottle of wine with a couple we were travelling with, we were nicely accomodated in the dining room, with wine glasses and a little bowl of olives! The breakfast was abundant, with good coffee.... More

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear Emmy53, thank you very much for your comment about Il Carmine. Feedback like yours is always very important to us. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and felt comfortable in one of our rooms. Your description of our location gives other travelers a very good insight and we will also be happy to share... More

boston, ma
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Even in cold rainy dreary weather this lovely inn exuded beauty, warmth, character and comfort in addition to it's history. Hope to get back here some day and stay longer. Tremendous value, too. Grazie.

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madame, we would like to thank you for choosing Il Carmine for your holiday and moreover we thank you again for reviewing it on TripAdvisor. We are really happy to know that your stay has been a good one and that we have done well our job to satisfy your needs. We hope to see you again in the... More

Mineola, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We arrived in Erice before noon and were greeted with "no problem" when we asked if we could check in early. The room was large, very clean and bright. The breakfast was more than ample. A huge bonus is that parking is available on premises and free!!!

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Ilcarmine A, Manager at Il Carmine, responded to this review

Dears Mr and Mrs, we would like to thank you very much for your review and for posting it on Tripadvisor, we really appreciate that! We are also glad you had a good stay in Il Carmine and hope to see you back in the future. Best regards, the staff More

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Address: Piazza del Carmine 23, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Erice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Il Carmine 1*
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Il Carmine is located on the top of Mount Erice, and it is an oasis of peace completely compatible with the history and the characteristics of the medieval town of Erice. It was a Monastery of Carmelitani friars but now thanks to a reconversion work our guests can stay in very comfortable rooms. All our rooms are equipped with the following comforts: - Italian breakfast (8-10 am); - heating system; - private bathroom (bidet, shower box); - towels and bed linen; - satellite TV; - hair dryer; - desk; - balcony (only in some of the rooms);- tidy up and daily cleaning; - change of towels and bed linen every three days;- independent access h24. ... more   less 
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