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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
London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely, charming, top-notch resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Wanted a taste of beautiful south-eastern Sicily over a 4-days break, and thanks to Artemisia and its staff I got way more than what I bargained for.

Framed in the middle of the countryside, yet conveniently close to both Comiso's airport and Ragusa - Ibla, this resort made our stay really pleasant and relaxing. We were spoilt by its beautiful setting — peaceful, slow-moving countryside, surrounded by dry stone walls delimiting a bunch of orchards and well kept gardens; how restful it was to read a book sitting on that rocking two-seater, or on one of those stone benches carved under an almond tree. The large outdoor swimming pool was very enticing, despite it being the wrong season (February).

The room was beautiful: very spacious and comfortable, good quality queen-sized (I think) bed, lovely stone walls, floor spot-lights and a snazzy one-way (inside to outside) glass entrance door for extra-light at no expense of privacy. Bathroom was well equipped too with modern fixtures and finishings.

The inclusive buffet breakfast was generous in quantity and variety, with most (if not all) fresh items being typical of the area and locally sourced, and all being delicious.

The staff deserves a separate mention: Valentina and Noemi's courtesy, competence, helpfulness and friendliness were beyond any reasonable expectation; the personal touch and smile they invariably offered can't be listed on a hotel web-site or meta-search engine.

The perhaps only short-coming of this magnificent structure — i.e. the lack an on-site restaurant, whose absence I didn't even notice yet was remarked by a few previous guests — is caused by sluggishly processed paperwork and is being obviously resolved.

To conclude: lovely structure and setting, far-from-usual-staple breakfasts and attentative staff. I couldn't have asked for more. Hope to see you soon, Artemisia!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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artemisiaresort, Responsabile reception at Artemisia Resort, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear sconti555,
thank you for your lovely words about the hotel.We're glad your stay here was pleasant and relaxing.Thank you also for praising the comfort of the rooms, the breakfast which is fresh and generous with the aim to axalt an let know Sicilian products.
Thank you also for appreciating the courtesy and competene of the staff!
We hope to host you again in summer to use our swimming pool.
Best Regards,
Noemi & Valentina
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Wiltshire, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

An outstandingly good hotel in a great part of Sicily. Room was spacious and relaxing - large comfortable bed. Staff - so welcoming and friendly, and the same team on reception and at breakfast etc. Amazing breakfast with diverse range of cakes and savoury items. And staff really went out of their way to accommodate a gluten intolerance. Free wifi that worked well.

  • Stayed November 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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Annecy, France
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

When we arrived to this beautifully built resort, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven. The rooms were spacious and beautifully decorated, the staff warm and friendly, the grounds beautiful, the pool beautiful and the simple wine with cheese and salami plate we had was great. We arranged to each have a massage by Luisa and we weren't disappointed. This was one of the best massages I have had traveling the world. This is just a great location to unpack, settle in, enjoy a good book and see the local sights. Can't say enough about this location. It is super and so is the beautifully presented breakfast.

  • Stayed November 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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Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed for three nights in late October as part of a 10 night holiday tour of Sicily.
On arrival we got a free upgrade from a triple room to a vaulted family apartment with two separate sleeping areas (Artemisia's Room 1).
The apartment and the resort grounds were both beautiful and tasteful, creating a very relaxed peaceful environment for our stay.
The swimming pool was a good size, and beautifully clean.
The staff were delightfully helpful throughout our stay, and nothing was too much trouble. A few examples:
-they provided detailed directions to Ragusa Ibla, explaining where to park for free, and pointing us to a selection of good restaurants/trattorias/gelatarias in the old town
-they organised a local winery tour for us at short notice, phoning the Cos winery, making an appointment for us, and providing driving directions and a map.
-they provided their barbeque support service one evening, which really did provide everything except the food itself.

In summary, this really is a rather special hotel, doing everything right for its guests. Thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Top Contributor
253 reviews 253 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 120 cities Reviews in 120 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Fantastic accommodation. Why only classed three star a bit of a mystery. Great welcoming staff, lovely rooms with character. Set in spacious grounds with free table tennis table, swing ball, bikes to hire, exercise bikes, a nice size swimming pool with underwater exercise bike and treadmill. Free wifi, possibility to BBQ on an evening (even encouraged) with then providing plates etc. Would make superb base for week or for few nights.

Stayed October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We chose to use Artemisia as a base for exploring the towns of Ragusa, Modica, and the surrounding region. The property has a great setup - lovely patios, a wonderful pool, and spacious rooms. As others mentioned, the breakfast is superb and resulted in a lot of return trips to try each one of the excellent pastries. Finally, the staff are friendly and very helpful - we arrived back quite late one night and they went out of their way to set a table for us on the patio making sure we had everything we needed to enjoy the wine, meats, and cheeses we'd picked up from the markets.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Romsey, England, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Just returned from a wonderful week at the lovely resort. The facilities are great and the standard of cleanliness is second to none but the standout feature has to be the wonderful staff who made us feel so welcome and that nothing was too much trouble (from recommending local restaurants etc to explaining the complex local parking rules!).
It was a great base to explore some lovely nearby areas such as Ragusa, Scicli, Punta Secca and Donnalucata and was an easy 90 min drive from Catania airport.
Breakfasts were always something special with all manner of cakes, treats and drinks available and the free to use bicycles were a nice treat for a mellow evening ride once the temperature cooled.
The room was always spotlessly clean and very well appointed with good air con and screened windows.
Spent the last morning sat by the pool planning on making a return visit!

  • 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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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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ragusa
#3 Business Hotel in Ragusa
#5 Family Hotel in Ragusa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Artemisia Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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