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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 10 Menfi B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a special place to stay and was one of our splurge places during a recent trip to Sicily. It is always great to find a country estate that celebrates good wine, good food with a hospitable and comfortable stay. La Foresteria resort is owned by the famous Planeta family who have several wineries in Sicily with one nearby.... More

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san diego
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We spent 3 nights here and wish we had stayed more. Our room looked out over the vineyards with a view all the way to the Mediterranean. Amazing. We took a cooking class, toured an olive oil mill, a winery, swam in the sea, met fascinating travelers and ate delicious Sicilian food. What more could one ask for on a... More

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San Diego, California
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4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

La Foresteria Planeta Estate is the perfect antidote to the stresses of the world. We spent a wonderful week here exploring the nearby Greek and Roman ruins, swimming in the sea (and the hotel's beautiful vanishing edge pool) and visiting interesting towns like Erice and Marsala. The hotel's rooms are spacious and simply decorated, the staff is incredibly helpful and... More

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38 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I have spent 6 nights at La Foresteria and if La Foresteria would present itself as just a nice, 4* hotel with pool and good food next to Menfi I would have said: it undoubtedly was a great stay but as it markets itself as the hospitality part of the Planeta world of wines & olive oils I have to... More

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PlanetaForesteria, Proprietario at La Foresteria Planeta Estate, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear of your staying at La Foresteria was, in certain ways, below the expectation you had. We are always open to critics and feedback on how to improve our services and I would like to thank you for the useful advices as they represent a positive way to better ourselves for next season starting in March... More

San Francisco, California
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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

One of the Top producers in Italy and the top producer of wine in Sicily. This estate and family have an eye for detail and passion for all things Sicilian. One of my favorite places in the world. Take advantage of the tastings and if you have time the cooking classes.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Of the Planeta owners taste. La foresteria is hard to find but worth trying- it's like visiting a vineyard as guests of the owner. We only stopped for lunch but the property looks beautiful, and has great views of the nearby sea. We met the manager, because they normally only serve lunch to hotel guests, who gave us a warm... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed at La Foresteria Planeta for the first 3 nights of an 8 day visit to Sicily. Our room was next to the pool, was lovely, spacious and had a huge bathroom. The hotel is located out in the countryside so you do need to have a car to get around but it is such a peaceful location. It... More

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No. California
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34 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is a lovely place and a nice getaway from the other more touristy parts of Sicily. Our room was huge and had a beautiful view of the gardens. The bathroom was the best we had in Sicily with double shower. We also went to their Ulma winery for a short tour and tasting and found it to be very... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed at La Forestia for 3 nights in September, the room we were given looked over the pool, which had a secluded seating area just outside the patio doors. This allowed you to walk straight from the room to the pool area, loved this. The room itself is beautifully done with a cottage feel, very cosy and spacious. The... More

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New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying at La Foresteria in early September. Such a beautiful place to spend a few days. The first thing we noticed when we entered the property was the aroma of fresh herbs! Incredible! The place was spotless, the staff, attentive and friendly and the food was amazing! I strongly suggest springing for the the hands... More

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La Foresteria Planeta Estate Menfi, Sicily, Italy
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
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Menfi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — La Foresteria Planeta Estate 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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