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Il Carmine

1.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Piazza del Carmine 23, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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

parbold
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I booked this hotel because it looked to be an interesting end to our holiday. I was not disappointed. This is a clean, comfortable B+B with good rooms and a decent continental breakfast; but it's much more. The dining room is in an arched hall, and another arched hall forms the corridor between the bedrooms. A kind receptionist will pour... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your great review and for posting it on TA; we really appreciate that! We are also glad to know you had a good stay in Erice and hope to see you again in future. All the best, the staff More

Island of Malta, Malta
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Stayed for the weekend in a double room with courtyard view. The B&B is attractive and in a characterful building, on the edge of this gorgeous hilltop town. The rooms are simple rather than spartan and on the whole clean with good quality linen. Bathrooms could be improved with investment and new shower screens. I think improvement could be made... More

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

Dears Sir, 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. We are trying to improve our services so that each advice from our guest is useful and we thank you for yours. We hope to... More

Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Unusual, quiet location, lovely high stone walls, high-ceilinged large, long room, a bit like a dormitory, religious pictures around, and a chapel. It is like staying in a retreat centre. I was happy with the simple furnishings etc, but my partner likes a bit more luxury on holiday. The breakfast was very nice and it's a lovely base to explore... More

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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

Harpenden, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Spent our first night in Sicily in Il Carmine and just loved its peace and tranquility We had a lovely big high ceilinged bedroom with a little balcony, overlooking the courtyard and we enjoyed one of the best breakfasts we had in Sicily here. Couldn't have been better looked after by the staff. Highly recommend.

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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. All the best, Il Carmine staff More

Zurich, Switzerland
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312 reviews 312 reviews
80 hotel reviews
514 helpful votes 514 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This former convent has only 9 rooms, and we had one each, my room, room no.13 had a little balcony onto the garden and just a tip of the mountains view at sea, the bed was super comfortable, and orthopaedic, whereas my friend has a basic room and the bed was super soft, so if that poses problems for your... More

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

Dear Mrs, we've been very happy to read your comment on TripAdvisor. Thanks a lot for writing a so detailed description about IlCarmine and the services we offered to you! We would like to apologize about the wooden shutter of your room: we will fix it as soon as possible to avoid this unpleasant problem. We wish you a nice... More

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Additional Information about Il Carmine

Also Known As:
Il Carmine Erice, Sicily
Address: Piazza del Carmine 23, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Erice
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty lodging in Erice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Il Carmine 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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