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“Don't be tempted in by the pictures!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Agriturismo Santa Margherita

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Agriturismo Santa Margherita
3.0 of 5 Farmhouse   |   Contrada S. Margherita 89, 98063 Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Moscow, Russia
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Don't be tempted in by the pictures!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013 via mobile

There are two good things about this place:

1.price tag
2.nice panoramic view of the sea from above the hill.

Breakfast was Ok (freshly pressed orange juice was very nice). Lunches/dinners were nothing special, although edible.

Now the bad things:

1.pictures posted here and on booking.com are completely misleading, the reality is VERY different (to the worse).

2.the "swimming pools" are actually two reservoirs of smelly green water, looks like neither has EVER been cleaned at all (do not believe the pictures!).

3.the "tennis court" has known better times two, now it's just a space with uneven surface, not fit for anything meaningful.

4.rooms vary in quality and distance from the breakfast room. The 2 bunghalows look newest and least worn.

5.friendliness of staff varies greatly, some personalities would easily go into "not possible" mode while others would try to work out some solution.

6.location is really in the middle of nowhere, do not even think of going without a car, peferably a 4x4 one.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We spent a lovely two weeks holiday at Santa Margherita in September 2008. The room we had was very rustic but in a very positive way. The views from our terrace were fantastic, we spent many many evenings sitting there, drinking italian cheap wine, reading books and just watching the beautiful scenery. The breakfasts, which were included in the cost of our stay, were OK. I have to mention the pools as well that during our stay were almost private - the place was almost empty.
Agriturismo is really in the middle of nowhere so if we fancied a nice meal/coffee in the evening etc, a longer journey was required but that was ok for us. Also you have to bear in mind no aircon in the rooms - again I felt the fan was good enough.
I truly feel this was my best holiday so far, so perfectly relaxing and full of beautiful memories of all the places we visited in Sicily.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bruges, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Maybe a little difficult to find ...(up the hills so make sure your car has powerful motor !) but the view is just perfect ! Friendly people and the food is fantastic !
We had no airco and it was very, very hot....just one word and the next day the airco was installed and working !

Room Tip: The rooms are scattered all over the domain so it depends if you want to walk a little for breakfast...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

After a long drive we found this hidden gem. We were welcomed with a bottle of fabulous homemade wine, delicous antipasti and a spectacular cinnamon liquor. Afterwards we were guided to our appartment directly on the pool with a breathtaking view of the beautiful bay and the aeolian islands. And all that for a more than fair price. Grazie mille Fabio e Christina. See you next time!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vilnius, Lithuania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It was difficult to find at first, but just because we were blind and didn't see the posters all across the town directing to Santa Margherita on top of the hill which overlooks the Aeolian Islands and Gulf of Patti - a view worth a million dollars!
The night itself was a blast - it was the Sicilian Night Theme and we were amazed on how tasty the food and funny the entertainers-singers were. Enjoyed it a lot - the best night out of our 10-day Sicilian trip.
Would recommend it to anyone who is up for an outstanding Sicilian experience, delicious food and warm staff. Keep on going!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zebbug, Malta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The food was simply delicious and highly abundant. The prices are very reasonable. The restaurant has a arm and welcoming environment and employees are very helpful. A very good first experience of Agriturismo.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Cozy place with wonderful view to the Tyrrhenian sea.Free wi-fi is available. Good traditional dinner is served.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Agriturismo Santa Margherita

Address: Contrada S. Margherita 89, 98063 Gioiosa Marea, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Gioiosa Marea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Gioiosa Marea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Agriturismo Santa Margherita 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The farm holiday Santa Margherita is located in a panoramic position in the province of Messina just a short distance from the sea near Capo Calavo, Gioiosa Marea and the ancient Greek colongy of Tindari facing the Aeolian islands. ... more   less 
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Agriturismo Santa Margherita Sicily/Gioiosa Marea, Italy

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