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Il Carmine

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Piazza del Carmine 23, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Erice
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's not often that you get to sleep in an old monks cell and stay in a property with a chapel on site! This is exactly what is available at Il Carmine as it is an old convent which has been turned into tourist accommodation (although I suspect, a lot more comfortable than what the monks had available). The setting... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This hotel is a different one. Firstly, because it's located in a former convent, keeping the atmosphere of the place that you can appreciate in the dining room, in the austerity of the big rooms and in the presence of a small chapel opposite to the reception desk. Moreover, it is managed by a local association ("Domus Carmelitana di Erice")... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Erice is a walled city sitting at the top of a 2000+' mountain. The trip up is full of hairpin curves on a narrow road. When you get to the top you probably don't want to drive in the town. This is where Il Carmine fits the bill. There are three gates into the old town. Il Carmine is about... More 

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Healdsburg, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Il Carmine is located at the top of a mountain, surrounded by the cutest little town. It's difficult to find and the streets are VERY narrow. It used to be a convent, so I guess they weren't worried about noise. You can hear your neighbors pretty clearly. We were there during a storm, and had water come in under the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for a week at this quiet and relaxing location. The accommodation is fairly basic, but we were made very welcome by the staff, who were very keen to be of help. We regretted not hiring a car, as Erice is a bit isolated, but the cable car into Trapani, a smart and interesting city, was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very historic building in a quiet corner of Erice. It's not a 4 star hotel, but was clean and the staff were very helpful and nice. Parking very close. We would stay there again. Take the day excursion boat trip to Favignana and Levanzo from Trapani, and be sure to take your bathing suits!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Location – at the far end of town, healthy walk to get anywhere parking – in a blue space just outside the gate, seemed like there was always empty spaces. We had to go to the opposite end of town to purchase a parking pass from the tourist police for our three days. Must be a way for the hotel... More 

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Positives: Location, parking, charm, cost. If arriving by car, there is a small parking area right outside Il Carmine. If that parking is full there is a small public parking lot just as close. Lucky for us the public parking was free after Sept 15th. Read the sign carefully. We had a room with a separate private bathroom down the... More 

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

Dear Mrs NekoCat, thanks a lot for your comment on Tripadvisor about positives and negatives points: only with your feedback we have the possibility to improve our service and we will do that, we assure you! We hope to see you again in the future and we wish you all the best! The staff More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I wished I could have stayed at the lovely Il Carmine more, yet we only spared one day for Erice. I'm looking forward to another trip during which I can enjoy the tranquility that they offer in the humble convent which they have converted into a comforatble, spacious, quiet heaven for tourists like us. It's conveniently located on the outer... More 

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

Dear Sevil S, 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 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We loved our stay at Il Carmine. Great location, friendly staff, fabulous breakfast, large rooms and very quiet. A perfect place for relaxation. Tricky for parking but the staff helped to find us a parking spot. We loved riding the cable car down to Trapani. I'd highly recommend staying here if you are visiting Erice.

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

Dear Melissa H, 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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