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“Worth consideration” 4 of 5 stars
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Agriturismo Chiusa di Carlo
SS 115 km 389, 96012 Avola, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 26 Avola B&B and Inns
Braine L'alleud
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12 hotel reviews
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“Worth consideration”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

First of all, it is very easy to find! The entrance to the long driveway is almost opposite the Avola exit of the highway. The building is set well back from the road so it is very quiet. The whole site is surrounded by olive and citrus trees. Part of the main building is a restaurant (Vecchia Cantina Baroni) which is independent of the Agriturismo and has a separate entrance. Set away from the main building is a large swimming pool with stylish loungers.

The building surrounds an attractive courtyard where, weather permitting (it rained torrentially on two or three occasions during our stay in Sicily), breakfast is served. The guest rooms are arranged in a "U" shape on three sides of the courtyard.

The room we had booked was called Uliveto and is wheelchair accessible. However, we quickly found that, in spite of the fact that the room was extremely well furnished with beautiful designer fittings in the bathroom, apart from one rail with some coathangers in the wardrobe, there was absolutely nowhere to put our clothes and no shelf whatsoever in the bathroom to put toiletries on.

The next morning, I mentioned this to the owners and they kindly agreed to give us another room (Verdello) which had plenty of storage space (but also, frustratingly, nowhere in the shower to put the soap or a shampoo bottle (you end up balancing the soap carefully on the mixer tap!).

I feel that the owners understood the problem with the Uliveto room and things may well have improved by now.

We had a quick look into some of the other rooms and they all seemed to have a chest of drawers - the Uliveto situation must have been an oversight.

The Chiusa di Carlo is very well situated for visiting Noto, Siracusa, Catania, Etna and Taormina and we enjoyed our stay there.

As an aside, there are several new motorways in this area (Noto, Siracusa, Catania) which may not appear on your GPS - ours got thoroughly confused and we did some unwanted rural tourism on more than one occasion!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: SS 115 km 389, 96012 Avola, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Avola
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Avola
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La denominazione "Baglio" è usata, in Sicilia, per indicare una tipica costruzione rurale, nobiliare, dell'ottocento.The Baglio has been finely restored recently, paying particular attention to the selection of materials such as typical stones and local ceramics. The rooms and the mansion overlook the charming internal courtyard. All the rooms with valuable interior fittings are air-conditioned and equipped with TV LCD, refrigerator, Internet WI-FI, safe and are also suitable for autumn and winter stays. One room fully equipped with facilities for disabled people is also available upon request.Many lanes and paths run through the citrus orchard for relaxing walks or bicycle rides. Runners, be them expert or not, will also enjoy the available routes. Although surrounded by a classical countryside landscape, the agritourism Chiusa di Carlo is just a few hundred meters far from the sea. ... more   less 
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Agriturismo Chiusa Di Carlo Sicily/Avola

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