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1.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Piazza del Carmine 23, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 14 Specialty Lodging in Erice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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31 helpful votes 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 

Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Il Carmine is a gem of a place located in the peaceful hilltop town of Erice. For us the location was perfect it was quiet, simply decorated but very comfortable with large rooms and a good sized bathroom. We had a room with a little Juliet balcony looking out over the courtyard - very romantic!!! All the staff were very... More 

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

Dear Mrs Susie K, 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... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 9
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