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“Cosy, clean and very nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel San Domenico
Via Tommaso Guarrasi 26, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Erice
Waterloo, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Cosy, clean and very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The hotel was friendly, clean and very nice. Cosy too. Nestled into the cobblestone streets a treat after bigger crowded cities. We quite enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to other travelers.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Winston Hills, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Friendly owners who had more fun speaking english than us. The rooms are clean, quiet and the hotel is in a perfect position in an awesome little town!! If you complain about this hotel, look in the mirror!

Room Tip: Bigger shower in balcony room. But you will not use balcony.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rome, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

No remote mountain forest I have been in was as quiet as the spacious terrace of the San Domenico. Wonderful silence. Not a sound of any kind. We had a great view of the northern coast, valley and mountains and part of the town of Erice. Very nicely setup hotel, well appointed, clean, spacious. The owner was very helpful and friendly. Erice is definitely worth a visit and the San Domenico complements the peaceful nature of the town. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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New Jersey
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120 reviews 120 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 58 cities Reviews in 58 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Finding the Hotel San Domenico is not easy. I recommend driving to one of the gates of the city and calling the front desk for detailed directions. They might even send someone to get you. Once you get there, though, you'll decide it was well worth the effort. The hotel seems brand new. The rooms are clean, spacious, and comfortable. Ours had a small Juliet balcony that looked out over rooftops. The proprietress was warm and welcoming. And the hotel is within easy walking distance of all the attractions and best restaurants.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor (what we would call the first). There are no elevators, but the o...
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  • 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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Montreal, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

After a heroic drive to the mountain top, getting near the Hotel San Domenico in Erice requires additional manoeuvring of the narrow one-way street system. Once the approach is accomplished, however, your car may be parked and left for the rest of the stay on a nearby street with ample parking space. The hotel is a beautifully renovated house but because of the small rooms, certain acrobatic skills are necessary to get in and out of the bed, shower, etc. The rooms may serve as an example of efficient, modern Italian design. Service is friendly, breakfast in the small courtyard is delightful. A bit of a surprise was the extra charge for breakfast coffee, perhaps because we accepted the offered cappuccinos?

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cloverdale, California
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Hotel San Domenico is a delightfully charming hotel in the middle of the mid-evil city of Erice. Perched at 2500 feet above the sea just east of Trapani, Erice has amazing historical sites. The hotel is so close that you feel like you are living in mid-evil times. To the contrary, San Domenico has all the amenities that you might like. The owners, Nino Pepo, his daughter and her two children add a personal charm that is very hard to top. They seem to be there 24 hours a day to meet your every need. Given the chance to return Hotel San Domenico is a must stay!!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We enjoyed our brief stay in this clean, well-maintained and well-located hotel. Staff were friendly and not interfering. The basic breakfast both mornings was sufficient. It was fairly easy to find the hotel (i.e. pretty good signage), though like everywhere in Erice some of the narrow streets were daunting for an Australian driver. Certainly not a place to visit in a Winnebago. We found safe, free parking on the street within 100 meters of the hotel. Erice is definitely worth a short visit and this is a great place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Tommaso Guarrasi 26, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Erice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 Hotels in Erice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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