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Grand Hotel Sofia

Via Confalonieri s/n, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 30 Hotels in Noto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Basel
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138 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I couldn't fault this hotel. We arrived without reservation and were welcomed very professionally. The price was an outstanding €69 for a very modern, spacious and well equipped room with a small balcony overlooking the pool (which I would have tried if it had been warmer than 17 degrees!) Good breakfast. Only 800 meters to the old town.

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Campinas, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Staying in the Hotel Sofia and visiting Noto is to experience a contrast between a modern hotel and an antique town. You have all modern amenities at the hotel and the tradition and history of the town, where you can walk by. Visiting Noto, among all historical gems, never miss the ice-cream, considered the best of Italy.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Pro: very large room with balcony, large bathroom. Very nice restaurant, very good food, very nice service. Staff at the restaurant very professional. Cons: Also close to the town, I could not say that it has a good location, the hotel been located near the main road, consequently noisy. Also very poor insulation between rooms: I could hear the noise... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just outside the main town this hotel is very convenient for walking to and around Noto. It was nicely appointed and the room and bathroom were clean. Views from the hotel were not very inspiring but it is in land so no sea view possible! Would definitely recommend if you are in the area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Good hotel just outside the gates to Noto, with plenty of car parking available. Very clean, big rooms and big balconies. Historical centre is 12 to 15 minutes walk, on pretty flat terrain. Breakfast was in the form of a very good buffet, with all the usual trimmings, and better than what is offered in many similar facilities. We did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised with what the Grand Hotel Sofia has to offer. Just 5 minutes drive from Noto centre and 10minutes to the sea, this hotel has large modern rooms, and spacious bathrooms with a fantastic shower! Large balcony in each room. Lots of parking space. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool and sun deck were... More 

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Naxxar, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We chose the hotel after we came across it during our internet search. The hotel proved to be an excellent choice as it provided the right setting for our family reunion. Rooms are very specious with a good sized shower. The breakfast is very varied and the pool and surrounding grounds beautifully landscaped. The hotel is located a stone throw... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Excellent clean hotel. Staff very helpful. Hotel is situated just outside Noto easy to find and very central. Will definitely visit again. Noto is a lovely city to visit with all the historical places.

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Celje, Slovenia
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Nice hotel on edge of Noto. Ideal for short walk to old Town and enough parking space if U have rant-a-car. Rooms were big, with nice, big balcony. But there was a problem with balcony doors. We couldn't lock them in any way. So, the hotel caretaker did make fast solution. Well, we still didn't feel quite relaxed. Staff was... More 

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Rovereto, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great experience! Excellent breakfast (brioches, fresh fruits, different types of juice and yogurt), very nice pool, big bedroom and bathroom. We only had some problems with wifi connection in the bedroom.

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