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“Great spot, wonderful Sicilian hosts.” 5 of 5 stars
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Artemisia Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Enrico Caruso 13 angolo via San Curato d'Ars 3, 97100 Ragusa, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #2 of 42 hotels in Ragusa
Axbridge, United Kingdom
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58 hotel reviews
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“Great spot, wonderful Sicilian hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we arrived unti the moment we left 8 days later, the thing that really stands out about the Artemisia is how great the people who work there are. They are unfailingly cheerful, friendly and helpful. In particular, for us, Valentina deserves a special mention. She made a number of dinner suggestions and reservations for us, all of which were very good. She also helped with printing boarding cards and arranged for us to have an early breakfast on our last day for which we are very grateful.

We had 'the residence' which is a detached cottage of stone, slightly apart from the main building. It has a double bed on a mezzanine level, and on the ground floor a spacious living room, with sofa bed, dining table and chairs and a kitchenette. There is also a very nice shower room. On arrival there were little gifts of wine and some pasta and pesto in case we didn't feel like eating out on our first night. Everything was spotless, our towels and sheets were changed every day too.

Breakfast is a very good spread of breads, croissants, many different cakes, cheeses, ham, salami, fresh fruit etc. There was also freshly squeezed orange juice on request, in addition to the usual carton variety.

The pool area is well appointed and kept very clean. A great place to relax. For the more energetic there are exercise bikes, 'normal' bikes and even an underwater bike and treadmill. In fact there is also a four seater carriage style bike that kept some of the noisier English children occupied and away from the pool area (a blessed relief).

The hotel is well located to tour the South East of Sicily, including the many Montalbano locations and you can even get a guide from the hotel on where some of the more famous scenes were shot. You would need a car to travel out to eat in the evening and it's worth noting the hotel doesn't have a restaurant.

Finally it's a really quiet spot with no road noise. We would certain return.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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artemisiaresort, Direttore at Artemisia Resort, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear Arthmonster,
thank you so much for your fantastic review!
It's a huge pleasure and honour for us to receive such nice comments.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
Lots of greetings.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

Eveything looked new and well kept. The rooms are spacious and confortable, the bathroom is good and the service was excellent - the people were very friendly and did not hesitate to give us various tips on the region. For us, it was perfect because we would do day trips to the nearby cities.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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artemisiaresort, Direttore at Artemisia Resort, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear Gabigu,
your review is very important to us and to potential guests, so thank you so much.
We hope to welcome you back again.
Kind Regards,
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Delightful place.
Easy to find, easy to park. Service was very friendly and with a smile.
The room was very spacious and modern, extremely well equipped with bed, sofa and table, and very clean. Equipment included hair dryer, safe deposit box and a kettle (and tea)!
Buffet style breakfast was very good indeed in both quality and variety including a gluten free option in addition to the usual pastries. There was a swimming pool, free table football, free table tennis, free cycle hire. Even so, the resort was quiet and not crowded.
We felt more comfortable here than anywhere else we stayed in Sicily and wished we had stayed longer.
Downside? It's 2 kilometers to the nearest restaurant/pizzeria.

  • Stayed May 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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artemisiaresort, Direttore at Artemisia Resort, responded to this review, June 30, 2013
Dear Peter M59,

we would like to thank you for your delightful and detailed review.
It is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay at Artemisia Resort.
We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind Regards,
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

I gave everything 5/5 except 4/5 for location, but if you've got a car, everything is easily accessible. The rooms are spotless, nicely decorated, with a kettle and a selection of teas. Comfortable, the people are lovely and welcoming, and the breakfast is fantastic, really really good. There's also a swimming pool, which lights up and changes colour at night. It was too cold to use it when we were there, unfortunately, but it'd be wonderful on a hot day. We only stayed one night, but I'd definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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artemisiaresort, Direttore at Artemisia Resort, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear MadameGateaux,
Thank you for taking your time to write a review of Artemisia Resort.
We’re pleased you appreciated our rooms and our amenities.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon, so that you can finally take advantage of our pool with Jacuzzi!
Best Regards,
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Yorkshire
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is an outstanding bed and breakfast property, a few kilometres outside Ragusa, but we found it very easily, it's well signed from the main roads.
We were welcomed warmly by the smart ladies who seemed to be running the place and shown to the most enormous room we've ever had, more of a mini-house! We had a single bed, table and chairs, a kitchen area and a bathroom with a huge shower downstairs, and a massive double bed and a TV upstairs on a mezzanine. The pillows were the most comfortable I've slept on for a long time, the bed was very comfortable and the sheets were of a very good quality.
There is a big pool with plenty of sunloungers and more shaded places to sit, a few facilities for children and some exercise bikes. Even though it was only mid April, it would have been rude not to use the pool!
Even though there isn't a restaurant on the site, we were given directions to a pizzeria.
The breakfast was delightful, a mixture of Sicilian sweet things, many home made, and meats, cheeses and eggs.
Our only regret was that we were only there for 1 night, it's somewhere which could tempt us back to Sicily in the warmer months.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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artemisiaresort, Direttore at Artemisia Resort, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Dear Yorkshire Brigadier,
Thank you for sharing your opinion on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at Artemisia Resort and that the room, the breakfast and the pool were to your liking. We would love to share your review on Google +.
We look forward to your next and hopefully longer stay with us.
Kind Regards,
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Lima, Peru
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

If you have a car, you must stay at this outstanding hotel. Location is a bit outside of Ragusa, but the place is amazing. Rooms are beautifully appointed, even 8 jet spray shower. We wanted a light mean for dinner, and they served an enormous and delicious antipasto. The grounds and the pool are lovely. This hotel deserves five stars! The service was impeccable.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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artemisiaresort, Direttore at Artemisia Resort, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear hrk_9,
Thank you for your amazing review and for choosing to spend your holiday at Artemisia Resort. We are so happy to read that you had a really nice stay.
We would very much like to welcome you back.
Best Regards,
Federico Cappuzzello
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Preganziol, Italy
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

While travelling on a business trip in Sicily I decided to stop for 3 days in the Ragusa area. I enjoyed very much this place. People were very friendly and helpful. I used one of their bicycles.
The owner helped to fix it up and offered to come and pick me up in case something happened. I travel and stay in Hotel at least 5 months a year; I am difficult, but everything was fine here

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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artemisiaresort, Direttore at Artemisia Resort, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear Sergio F,
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for your great review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and our free bike rental service.
We wish to see you again soon.
Kind Regards,
Federico Cappuzzello
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Address: Via Enrico Caruso 13 angolo via San Curato d'Ars 3, 97100 Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Ragusa
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Ragusa
#4 Business Hotel in Ragusa
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Hotel Class:3 star — Artemisia Resort 3*
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