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Hotel Villa Athena
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Passeggiata Archeologica 33, 92100 Agrigento, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Agrigento
ossining
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“What a view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

A lovely hotel in the best location in the city, a short stroll to the entrance to the temples and with a terrific unobstructed view of the best preserved of of the temples. Large comfortable rooms with very helpful staff, especially Claudia at the front desk.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This place is wonderful - really a beautiful surprise. All the other reviews said - I am so glad we spent a little more money and went for the villa Athena. It was well worth it - honestly it was the best 'value' of the trip. The view is just breath taking and you feel like you are a million miles from nowhere. Wish we could have lingered longer!

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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Fort William, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

This was a wonderful hotel. Sadly we were only here 2 nights but it was a beautiful setting. Pleasant and helpful staff with just the right amount of formality and friendliness. Excellent restaurant. Any problems were dealt with swiftly and pleasantly. Wonderful setting. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to even the fussiest guest.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Brielle, New Jersey
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Enjoyed this lovely, outdoor restaurant with a direct view of a well preserved ancient temple. Lunch began with a wonderful selection of antipasti of every variety, followed by two pastas, and a delicious selection of desserts. The wines were local (of course). Allow yourself to be transported back in time at this delightful restaurant, filling your stomach and your spirit!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

A perfect hotel in Agrigento where the most magnificent Greek Temple is in your view from every
location while staying at this lovely hotel.
The room was not large but very nice with a modern bathroom and a beautiful patio from which the archeological treassures of Agrigento are all your. At night they a flooded with light and it is possible the most glorious and romantic sight we've ever encounted.
The hotel has an outdoor restaurant that overlooks the sights making it a must while you are there. Simply breathtaking!
This hotel has delicious and full buffet breakfast that is included with your room.

The hotel can get excellent guides for your visit to the sites. We had Lorenzo and he added greatly to our experience.
The Villa Athena was outstanding in every respect, a highlight in our trip to Sicily.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

If you want to see the temples then it is a must to stay at this hotel. We had a top floor temple view room - uninterrupted views which are magical especially at night when they are lit up. We even felt that the views from the hotel were just as good as when walking up to them. We felt that the finer details added to our comfort during our stay- slippers, dressing gowns, the softest towels, amply toiletries, non-slam doors etcetc. We had an amazing sleep as it was so quiet. The room was lovely: fairly spacious with lots of thought into the use of mirrors to catch more views of the temple. The bathroom was spacious and the rainshower was amazing- huge with a little window for views of the temple even whilst washing! Breakfast was fabulous- so much choice from fresh fruit to cereals to pastries and cakes to bacon & eggs. The fruit juices were freshly squeezed and our evening meal was excellent with live music. We were a little disappointed with the lunch which was fine but overpriced for what you actually get. Service was fairly good but not amazing , quite business-like, although I'm never sure if this is a communication issue because my italian is so poor.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Villa Athena has the best situation in Agrigento. We opted for a temple view and would have been much happier to be on an upper floor as the view was somewhat obstructed and it was difficult to leave the drapes open while people could walk by. Nonetheless it was a beautiful view. The room was spotless and nicely furnished. The bathroom was great. Unfortunately it rained the night we were there so the dinner was not served with a view. However, the waiter was nice enough to let us sit outside under the overhang and have a glass of wine while the rain beat down. We had a lovely view and good service. The dining room was a bit noisy inside since a couple groups were there. All in all a good visit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: Via Passeggiata Archeologica 33, 92100 Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Agrigento > Agrigento
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Agrigento
#1 Luxury Hotel in Agrigento
#1 Romantic Hotel in Agrigento
#1 Business Hotel in Agrigento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Villa Athena 5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Athena re-opened in July 2009 after an extensive and authentic restoration which lasted one year. The entire villa underwent a massive renovation to meet international luxury standards. The hotel features 27 large comfortable rooms and suites, most of them facing the enchanting Tempio della Concordia. A traditional cuisine-based restaurant Il granaio di Ibla, a Lounge bar, an outdoor swimming-pool and a gorgeous park complete the outstanding services of this new luxury property. ... more   less 
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Athena Hotel Agrigento
Hotel Villa Athena Agrigento, Sicily, Italy

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