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“Fantastic view but a renovation is needed” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Pineta
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Nunzio Nasi, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Erice
Copenhagen, Denmark
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“Fantastic view but a renovation is needed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012 via mobile

Very good situated hotel in a quiet place outskirts the center of Erice with the most fantastic view (room 112) which you also pays for.
The room incl. bathroom really needed an upgrade and the shower was very small.
There is a fine terrasse with sunbeds.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Only complaint is that we booked a view room but when we arrived, the hotel was full and they had only a non-view room available. Bathroom and room were small but clean. Service and restaurant were excellent. Location is outstanding!

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This hotel accommodation was a great surprise and frankly quite unique place to stay with great views and quite an international crowd of tourists. The rooms were arranged as separate cottages which were better than I expected. Perhaps a very tiny TV was the only unnecessary thing in the rooms - I would much rather prefer them to furnish the rooms with a shelve of books, which suit well the forest shade on the balcony, where you could sit hours and hours, reading and drinking good wine. We stayed one night only, but we managed to get a good sleep before driving to Palermo the next day. Breakfast was very nice and beds were very comfortable, but we had problems finding a parking space for our Fiat.

As a PS.:The location of Erice makes it a great first stop for all those who hire a car from Trapani airport - as we did. However, we only stayed one night there and I would definitely recommend others at least to consider two nights in Erice as this a lovely little town which offers real fun driving up and down the hill to the beach and nearby towns.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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London
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

We stayed for four nights in May/June 2012 using this place as a base to explore Erice, Trapani, Marsarla and the Egadi islands. The arrangement, i.e. individual small cabins, suited us as we were out and about most of time. The location was also a great base for exploring, although for the first day we were reliant on public transport which was somewhat eratic.

The views from La Pineta are exceptional, both during the day and at night. Absolutely stunning. This is clearly the hotel's unique selling point, alongside the very close proximity to Erice town centre (I'd as about a five minute walk). Erice us not to be missed. Magical place. I'd recommend spending a day taking the 'friendly walk' tour of the town's many churches and musems, stoping for a leisurely lunch in the main Piazza.

Aside from views and location:

- cleanliness: very good. Rooms serviced every day. Soaps etc. in bathroom replenished each day.

- breakfast: fine, usual fayre. Breakfast room pleasant and option to use outside terrace is very appalling.

- staff: helpful and efficient. We didn't have many dealings with them thought outside of checking in/out.

Overall I would recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The first time we arrived in Erice, we were truly amazed by the beauty and uniqueness of this village. We, a couple from Holland, decided to get married in Erice on May 24th 2012. When we came across La Pineta during a visit to Erice, we fell in love with the location of La Pineta, especially the spectacular view that the cottages have on the sea, mount Cofano and the coast. In addition, the trees and nature that surround the hotel gave an extra dimension to our Erice experience, notwithstanding the sunrise about the sea when you open your windows in the morning. The rooms are neat and clean; do not expect excessive luxury, but who needs luxury when being in such a wonderful place?

My husband and I booked a room for two days, our guests stayed at another hotel. The staff of La Pineta (especially Ana Maria, Carlos and the owner, Mr. Vincenzo) are more than friendly, speak English and did the best they could to make our stay as pleasant as possible. The owner heard about our wedding in Erice, so he surprised us by saying that the hotel has a restaurant with a great local cuisine. When he showed us the beautiful terrace and indoor restaurant with great view we didn’t have to think twice! This place was perfect for our wedding aperitivo (wedding cake, prosecco and local anti pasti) on the outside terrace, followed by a lovely, typical Sicilian dinner in the restaurant. I can tell, the food was more than delicious, the personnel was very well dressed and the waiters totally knew their etiquette. We very much liked the local touch the staff had, but also the way they are so proud of their local dishes and traditions. My husband and I had a wonderful experience in Erice and La Pineta in particular and I would truly recommend this hotel. Not only to people who would like to reserve dinner for groups or organise a (wedding) party here, but also families or couples who like to be in a natural environment and appreciate a great service!

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

The location is unique - just outside the city walls of Erice, atop a mountain with views of the Mediteranean Sea and towns below. Unlike other hotels in Erice, this one has VIEWS. As mentioned by others, the rooms are separate cabins with private terraces. If the property was better maintained and the rooms a bit less basic, this is a place that could be magnificent.

Breakfast was fine; the hotel restaurant was okay (we enjoyed meeting and talking with fellow travelers - I guess we are gregarious) and there was nothing wrong about the hotel, but it could be so much more!

We used Erice as a base to explore western Sicily, against some advice, and truly enjoyed the twisting, turning ride up and down the mountain as we came home each evening. We would look down at Trapani - beautiful. We used all 3 of the roads that wind up the mountain - one too tight for tour buses and mostly used by locals. We found this to be fun.

Since it is very high and woodsy, it gets damp and cool, but with a bit more care, this would be a special place.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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34 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

My husband and I spent two nights here in July 2010. The accommodation is just outside the centre of the old village, which is a short walk uphill from the hotel. The hotel has an unusual arrangement of rooms, which are each in an individual building arranged in a miniature ‘village’ rather than in one main block. The accommodation was clean but very basic – it suited us for a short stay on a budget in a central location, but it certainly wasn’t luxurious. The breakfasts were fine but nothing special.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viale Nunzio Nasi, 91016 Erice, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Erice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Erice
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Pineta 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villaggio Hotel La Pineta is a welcoming 3-star hotel immersed in the pines of Erice, a fascinating site in the province of Trapani, surrounded by a Medieval wall, not far from the peak of the mountain that is home to the Temple of Venus. Equipped with modern comforts and in a splendid position with coastal views, Hotel La Pineta offers guests a warm and enchanting atmosphere in the heart of extraordinary Sicily, suspended between the blue sea and the luxuriant Mediterranean shrub. ... more   less 
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