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La Foresteria Planeta Estate

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Contrada Passo di Gurra | ex S.S. 115 s.p. 79, Km 91, 92013 Menfi, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 12 Menfi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Remote location with beautiful views over the olive and vineyards. The pool is surrounded by fragrant herbs and a perfect place for relax on a hot day or after an excursion. The staff was friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.Very nicely furnished room and a high standard of cleanliness throughout the Hotel. The restaurant was excellent,unfortunately the menu... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always interesting to see what other people have to say and I always look at the extreme opinions , mostly for entertainment as they usually say more about the reviewer than the reviewed. This place rates only one terrible vote from a Viennese businessman. What was he doing in Menfi on business? He proves my point. The management were... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just loved this place. So beautiful. So elegant. So tasteful. Deceptive from the drive up but then wow! - Everything has been done so stylishly I felt like I was in Vogue magazine! The bed linens, drapes on the windows, the bathroom toiletries all bio-fab! The veranda over-looking the wine groves with a further view to the sea - so... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed here twice and can't wait to return. Absolutely amazing place to relax, take in the views, eat and drink Planeta wine. Rooms, staff, food and wine are outstanding. Take in the visit to Planeta winery at Sambuca. Walk for miles along the Lido Fiori and Porto Palo beaches. This is only my 3rd ever review despite extensive... More

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New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have recently spent 3 nights at La Foresteria Planeta in Menfi and we enjoyed every minute of it. The setting is amazing - the property is surrounded by lush vineyards with the Mediterranean in the background. The foresteria feels more like some relative's villa in the countryside than a hotel - a relative with impeccable taste for unique locales... More

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Calgary, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It started with the Caprese cake in the morning... a little slice of heaven that set the tone for our 5 days in La Foresteria. Lovely accommodations - we had one of the rooms with the vineyard view to the sea beyond; delightful breakfast - be sure to ask for an omelette - fine dining with seasonal, fresh offerings and... More

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Melvin Village, New Hampshire
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Foresteria Planeta, perched on a hill overlooking their own vineyard and on to the sea in the distance is a knockout. They have a video on Youtube that does them justice. We really liked this hotel, again very boutique and modern and incredibly clean. There is much to rave about here. Our rooms were ample and nicely outfitted with plenty... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We were lucky enough to spend three nights here in May, TA helped a lot with our selection so thank you . This place is heaven . Arriving from Catania airport having driven through the beautiful interior of Sicily for nearly four hours it was wonderful to be met by Alberto , the manager, he is so professional , we... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Some hotels fall short of their star rating (usually), but sometimes a hotel over-delivers on the expectation; La Foresteria is surely in the second group. Calm and cool and beautiful, refers to the facility, the staff and the food. And of course, the wines that are served are from the wonderful Planeta family. A perfect place to acclimate to the... More

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Boyce, Virginia
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8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We spent a few nights here in-between Palermo and Siracusa,after stopping at Segesta and Selinunte on the drive over. A very peaceful setting, relaxing and inviting. The food was excellent as was the wine. We took a cooking class with the chef, very entertaining and informative and the reward of an excellent meal that went with it. The staff was... More

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Address: Contrada Passo di Gurra | ex S.S. 115 s.p. 79, Km 91, 92013 Menfi, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Agrigento > Menfi
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Hotel Class:4 star — La Foresteria Planeta Estate 4*
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The La Foresteria resort is the hallmark of the hospitality of the Planeta family, the ambassadors of Sicily and of its fine wines and oils throughout the world. Located on the southwestern coast of Sicily, in Menfi, a town between Selinunte and Agrigento, it bears resemblance with a typical village of rural homes standing on the hill to watch over the surrounding vineyards and olive groves. An enchanting site located just 4 km away from the crystal-clear sea and the beaches of fine sand of Porto Palo, which has attained 16 Blue Flags, an internationally recognized eco-label awarded to seaside resorts that meet criteria on sustainable environmental management. La Foresteria has 14 spacious rooms, each of which blends together a sense of essentiality and style to offer a vacation truly Mediterranean in spirit in a place of genuine beauty and superb hospitality of the Planeta family. A stay at La Foresteria means enjoying a special vacation and unique experiences: the cooking course that our chef Angelo Pumilia holds to teach you the recipes of the Planeta family and the secrets of traditional Sicilian cuisine, from Sicilian-style pasta with sardines to "true" caponata, from the superb timbale in Ricotta cheese crust to scabbardfish with herbs. Every recipe is made with local ingredients and finely matched with the best Planeta wines. While staying at La Foresteria, you can visit the wine cellar where you can taste wines matched with the dishes of "Casa Planeta". The resort also offers a wide range of services: a restaurant, a marvelous deck level swimming pool, a relaxing Turkish bath, fitness area, bicycles at your disposal for ride to explore the nearby olive groves and vineyards, guided tours to archaeological sites of Selinunte, Agrigento (Valley of Temples), and Segesta. Please refer to the calendar of events and happenings with all the available offers to choose the type of stay you prefer: wellness, sea, romantic, fine cuisine (and drinking), cultural, weekend, last-minute. ... more   less 
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