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“A genuine Sicilian experience right in the heart of Trapani” 5 of 5 stars
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Cielo Mare
Via Botteghelle 18-20, Trapani, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #10 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Trapani
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“A genuine Sicilian experience right in the heart of Trapani”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

I just got back from Trapani, where I stayed at the wonderful Cielomare. A friend recommended it to me, so I did not do too much research before going and I was not sure what to expect. I arrived with a late flight, and I was not expecting any warm welcome at that time of the night. So the first surprise was to find Enzo (Vincenzo Terranova, the owner) in the street waiting for me. He helped me with the suitcase up to the 4th floor of this old building. The flat we were staying (Asdrubale) was the second surprise. Enzo designed it by himself, choosing a provencal style and taking care of all details. The flat is very bright, airy and overlook the most beautiful part of the city, le mura di ponente. During the day you can seat in the wonderful terrace and enjoy a wonderful blue sea just few steps from the flat, during the evening you can admire African like sunsets. At night there is a wonderful breeze coming in from the sea and giving some relief from the Sicilian heat. The beautiful thing abut Cileomare is that you are right in the centre of the old city, immersed in the real life of a not too touristy city and at the same time you are right by a wonderful blue sea. Gloria, Enzo's assistant, is as helpful as ever, supporting you with finding local tuna fish sellers, nice restaurants, boats to visit the islands in front and any other issue. I am planning to go back to Trapani very soon and I have no doubt that Cielomare will be again where I choose to stay. Gaia Gozzo

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed here late February, cold night, fresh mornings, nice days.
This is a very nice place to enjoy Trapani. The owner, Signore Terranova (Enzo), is a real Sicilian gentleman. He was waiting in the street for us to arrive. He brought our suitcases eight stairs up to the wonderful apartment with sea view. He immediately offered coffee at a local bar. We felt at home at the first moment. There are bicycles which you can use, for free. Again very nice, we went to the salt mines on bicycle. I love cooking, Signore Terranova (Enzo) brought me an octopus to cook, it was still living.... what can i say more?
If you want to go to Sicily and stay with real Sicilian people, go there.

  • Stayed February 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Our expectations weren’t set very high for an apartment in Trapani because of what people described the city to be like, and the reception area of the apartments was actually in quite a dodgy looking area since it was in the backstreets etc (even though it was right near a beach so that was nice). Our actual apartment was amazing, overlooking the port (RIGHT in the centre of Trapani) on the third floor (no lift). It was a studio apartment so it wasn’t big, but it was spacious, clean and modern! Mariagloria could speak English quite well and was very helpful, telling us where to go, what to do, parking issues (very complicated in Trapani, and there’s barely anywhere to park for the night).. she even offered to keep our luggages since we were leaving late on check out day.

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  • Stayed August 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

What a great find this small hotel was. Very near the pedestrian centre of Trapani and easy walk to restaurants, the beach and ferry terminals. They even had bicycles to get around free of charge.
The staff were very helpful (although some had limited English) offering ideas of where to go and even arranged a hire car for me to travel further afield.
The town itself is compact with interesting architecture and a very pleasant walk arouind the sea walls. It's even easier with the free bicycles provided by the hotel.
My "room" was actually a two bedroom apartment with spectacularly large balcony overlooking the bay and beach - and all for the price of a standard room.
If it is your first trip to Trapani it would be best to make use of the offered taxi service from the airport as it might be difficult locating the hotel in the narrow streets of the town centre.
You may have as many as three flights of narrow stairs to negotiate so not good for heavy suitcases.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Botteghelle 18-20, Trapani, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Trapani
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Trapani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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