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Verdura Resort - Rocco Forte Hotels
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Strada Statale 115, km 131 | Contrada Verdura, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Sciacca
Budapest, Hungary
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful for Children”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I just spent three days at the resort over the New Year, with my wife & three boys (6-12). It was an all around excellent experience enjoyed by all five of us. In particular, I felt the hotel was incredibly welcoming to children (genrally Italy is a great place to ravel with small children), and the staff was excellent (helpful, positive, energetic). By way of example, when we checked in there was some confusion about the types of rooms we requested and needed. The front desk was attentive and addressed the issue immediately, and without any problems. The quality of the food was very good (frequently not the case at a golf resort). The only small issue was that I did not feel the bed was particularly comfortable. Finally, there are very worthwhile things to see and do off the resort if one is inclined.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I have been fortunate to stay often at this resort and it is an incredible experience. The location is unbelievably beautiful, the staff is friendly, super efficient and helpful. the spa offers a true and unique spa experience. the restaurants are varied (i prefer the Liola restaurant - food is consistently wonderful and servers are attentive & fun - especilally Sal - make sure to ask for him!). The rooms are very spacious and modern with a lot of natural light. This is where you go for a break from reality when you need to relax and be pampered!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

I stayed there in Oct. 25th for 3 nights.......it was amazing! I had to remind myself when I looked out at the ocean that it wasn't Hawaii. The food and wine is excellent and the rooms are quite large. It's the kind of place to go to when you have been to Italy multiple times and are looking for something new and different. The golf course and spa are extraordinary. You can do a day trip to Agrigento. We hired a car and guide to Palermo for the day. It was well worth it and a wonderful day.....olive groves and grapes being picked on the way.....beautiful scenery.
I would go there again and use it as a base and do other day trips between relaxing at the infinity pool!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Verdura is tucked away on its own peninsula, only an hour from Palermo airport. It offers an array of super activities to keep the whole family happy. From tots to teens kids clubs. From brilliantly organised golf and tennis clubs to an array of water sports. And a wonderful spa full of pampering treatments. There are 3 restaurants which provides a good amount of variety, but you may find you want more variety after a weeks stay so a trip to the local restaurants is also a good idea. The a la carte in the hotel can make it pricey so a half or full board option is the best.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

went there to try a new spot for very inconvenient half term in uk schools. was very pleased with everything but the weather. Service, spa and food are excellent and rooms are great.
especially if you are a golf fanatic

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Monaco-Ville, Monaco
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We spent one week here with our children and grandchildren and
everybody enjoyed the holidays in this beautiful resort. Rooms are
very well furnished, large bathroom and dressing. All the staff is
extremely friendly and helpful. Very good breakfastbuffet and all
the 3 restaurants are ok but the one we preferred was the Amare
beach-side restaurant, serving excellent fresh fish, grilled. The
2 18 hole golf courses are in very good shape and even the
9 hole compact course is great fun. Free Yoga and Stretchlessons
and many more activities are offered every day. Spa facilities are
outstanding. A real five star resort.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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91 hotel reviews
Reviews in 83 cities Reviews in 83 cities
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The grounds of the Verdura Spa and Golf resort are open, right at the sea, and seemingly always very windy. The resort is perfect if you want to enjoy sports such as golf, tennis, gym, watersports etc. Given the wind and closeness to the sea, I would strongly recommend that you go in the hot months of the year in order to enjoy it.

When we went early September, the resort was full of families with children, and felt more like a Robinson Club which was disappointing given the positioning of the resort. The Verdura provides bicycles to get around which is fun, and allow you to get to all the restaurants quite easily from the room. Be warned that restaurants outside the resort are a min.15km drive.

The rooms are spacious, but quite worn and the design is hideous in my view. It is not as luxurious as expected and therefore overpriced.

We liked the pool area and the beach. But overall, found the resort disappointing and soulless.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Strada Statale 115, km 131 | Contrada Verdura, 92019 Sciacca, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Agrigento > Sciacca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sciacca
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sciacca
#1 Luxury Hotel in Sciacca
#2 Family Hotel in Sciacca
#2 Business Hotel in Sciacca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Verdura Resort - Rocco Forte Hotels 5*
Number of rooms: 203
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the warmth, passion and beauty of Sicily, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort is a five-star destination for an unforgettable holiday experience. It is the first resort in the Rocco Forte Hotels, and takes our trademark Art of Simple Luxury to an outstanding new level. Just 203 rooms are set amid 230 hectares of beautiful Sicilian countryside, providing the rare luxury of exclusive privacy and space.Make the most out of your holiday in Sicily and live a collection of exclusive once in a lifetime experiences: simple luxury resort in-line with the Sicilian tradition, unique archaeological sites, unforgettable dinners under the stars by Fulvio Pierangelini, a world-renowned name in the culinary set, an award winning spa, a unique golf destination and world-class tennis and golf tuitions. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf Hotel Sciacca
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf And Spa Resort
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