This is my first review because I feel overly compelled to write about my experiences in a beautiful B&B in Ragusa, Ibla in Sicily, Italy. I had a delightful stay at the B&B Le Sirene. This is not an ordinary B&B. It is a gem nestled away in the coziest corner of Ragusa, Ibla.
To begin with, the B&B's location is ideal: on a quiet street just a stone's throw away from the church of St. George (probably the town's most stunning example of Baroque architecture). If that weren't enough, there is a myriad of wonderful streets and alleyways to walk through and numerous restaurants and shops along the piazza. When visiting Ibla, it's like talking a trip 50 years back in time when life was a lot slower and people walked because they wanted too.
But I wasn't prepared for what I was about to see inside the B&B: a mosaic-tiled shower, marble-inlay floors, and exposed sandstone rock make this "B&B one of the most luxurious I have ever stayed in. It is the perfect marriage of old-world charm with its exposed rock walls, meets new-Italian style with frosted glass doors and in-floor lighting. The beds are firm, the bathrooms are exceptionally clean and beautifully designed, and the hostess is wonderful in her southern Italian hospitality. She was extremely accommodating with restaurant suggestions and things to see in Ibla (she is from Ragusa so, who better to guide you?). The breakfast was abundant and deliciously fresh: The hostess made fresh coffee and grabbed croissants from the local bakery. But she also accommodated my more 'American' tastes with morning hard-boiled eggs!
Despite the 'old-world' feel to the B&B, it is equipped with a strong Wi-Fi signal, flat screen tvs, air-conditioning and special parking for guests of the B&B. This is the only B&B I have ever stayed in that I wish I had spent more time in!
I highly recommend this B&B for anyone looking to book a stay in one of Sicily's most beautiful villages.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tra vicoli e stradine lastricate di basole, nella luce di assolate e scenografiche piazze barocche, nei luoghi che sono diventati noti grazie alla serie televisiva Il Commissario Montalbano e a numerosi film d’autore, sorge il B&B Le Sirene. Nato dalla sapiente ristrutturazione di un palazzo storico dell’Ottocento il B&B Le Sirene si trova in Via Maria Paterno' Arezzo, a 50 metri da Piazza Duomo, cuore di Ragusa Ibla, dove svetta la Chiesa di San Giorgio, capolavoro assoluto dell’architetto Rosario Gagliardi. Between lanes and streets paved with flagstone, bathed in sunlight are spectacular baroque squares in the places that have become famous thanks to Officer Montalbano, an italian Tv series and many other art films, stands Le Sirene B&B.Rebuilt with masterly restructuring from a historical nineteenth century mansion Le Sirene B&B is in the heart of Ragusa Ibla, on the Via Maria Paterno' Arezzo road, only 50 metres from Piazza Duomo (the Dome Square), where Saint Georges Church rises, masterpiece of Italian Architect Rosario Gagliardi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- B&B Le Sirene Ragusa, Sicily, Italy