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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
Baldock, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The top of the tree.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I never score a 10 out 10 ! Well that has now come to an end. Try as you will to find fault, your pursuit for something that doesnt have any standing at this establishment will leave you scratching your head , at what can only be described as a true treasure. A feeling of tranquility awash with a real feeling of welcome and comfort. There are not too many places like this out there and to think that golf is included in the package. Brilliant staff from house keeping to the front of house makes your stay very special. A true 10 out of ten. I cannot wait to go back!

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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Management-Verdura, Direttore generale at Verdura Resort - Rocco Forte Hotels, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear Mr Baldock,

On behalf of Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, thank you for your wonderful review of our resort.
We are very pleased to hear that our facilities and brilliant staff satisfied your stay.

We are looking forward to your return to our resort

Kind Regards,

Felipe P Espinoza
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Rocco Forte has spent a fortune creating this golf resort on the sea on the south coast of Sicily. I don't get how he's going to make it work financially (2 1/2 courses with only about 200 rooms) but that's not my problem. Not easy to find, and checkin is pretentious, but the rooms are beautiful and the facilities fantastic. The staff is well trained and helpful. We didn't play but the courses looked interesting and well conditioned. Dinner at the seaside seafood restaurant could/should have been better but breakfast was first rate. There certainly were other guests but the place is so huge, you hardly notice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Very well run leading hotel of the world hotel. Perfect services as expected. The junior suite is very large, plenty of space for 2 plus a young son. Really nice sea view from the first floor. It is in one of the best golf courses in Italy, so very peaceful and quiet. Well equiped spa. Three restruarants offering a variety of food, all very tasty, even those simple pasta from the bar were pretty amazing. There is a very large kids playing area as well. We booked via Scott Dunn, and their nannies were fantastic. Also have to mention that the wine chief, Nando, runs a very personal wine tour twice a week to one of the local wineyard. Best wine tour we ever had.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Brielle, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The other reviews here say it all, especially that this hotel/resort is heaven! The room was modern with every convenience, the view of the sea was magnificent, the grounds were beautifully manicured in every way. The reception area, surrounding halls and restaurant returned you to ancient times, with large vases and whitewashed walls, as well as relics of great interest. We only stayed one night, the only regrettable thing about our visit. Reminded us of the Costa Navarina hotel/village/resort in Messinia, Greece.

  • Stayed October 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Based on recommendations from Scott Dunn, we decided on Verdura for October half term. Initially I was hesitant about dragging 3 small kids to a rather isolated resort. But call me a fool because we will be back! The childcare was fantastic. My kids went running to the nannies every morning like they were rock stars. Which meant I had no guilt about actually enjoying myself for much of the day. The spa is wonderful, as is the fitness center. The restaurants are actually varied enough and accommodating that we only left for dinner in town once. And the staff consistently went above and beyond to make our stay special. My daughter's birthday was celebrated by a surprise cake in the room along with a lovely note. They all greeted us by name and really made sure we were taken care of. But the absolute high point was the wine tasting adventure with Nando, the hotel sommelier. I visited a small winery and was not only allowed to eat grapes from the vine but then enjoyed a tour of the facilities and a private wine tasting complete with local delicacies. Fresh pressed olive oil and gorgeous wine in Sicily. Amazing. It was one of the those "remember for a lifetime" events.

If there is one negative (and this is picky), it's that the only heated pools aren't available to the kids after 2pm. Which is kind of a bummer especially when there were so few people around. But the days they were in the childcare, it really didn't matter.

All in all, this is Rocco Forte at its best. With happy parents. Happy children. Everyone happy. Thank you.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Chicago
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

From the minute we arrived at the gated entrance and shown to our room, we knew we made the right decision and immediately fell in love with Verdura. The service was impeccable, the sea view room was gorgeous, the terrace size generous and just about everything exceeded our expectations.

The resort is really a combined golf health and wellness center. The property has two golf courses and free use of the driving range and clubs. The wellness center is spectacular and includes well appointed locker rooms, spa, pool and gym.

The rooms are beautiful with warm colors, large bathrooms, separate his and her closet, small seating area and terrace. The room was decorated in warm, beach like colors and was very inviting. The room, maid and turn down service was also on top of every request.

Cars on the property are discouraged and plenty of bikes and golf carts are available for use. This keeps the property even more quiet and serene. The lobby areas are inviting, the property restaurants are wonderful (although a tad on the expensive side) and the pool is large enough that you feel like you have it all to yourself.

There are only two little nit picks but not enough to downgrade. We were asked at check in if we would like a daily newspaper, I was a little disappointed to see that we were charged without knowing there would be a charge in advance. Also, WIFI is not free, at the price ($500USD per night), we expected it would be.

Definitely plan on going back again.

  • Stayed October 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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New Vernon, New Jersey
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5 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The Verdura Golf Resort and Spa is a modern resort in a wonderful location on the southern coast of Sicily. We had a seafront king with a wonderful terrace and beautiful ocean and golf course view. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The seafood restaurant was excellent, super fresh fish and a nice wine list. The breakfasts were also outstanding with a wonderful buffet and hot entrees if you prefer. The pool and other amenities are standouts.
The bathroom is wonderful, you'll have to stay there to fully understand. We had planned to do some site seeing in the area and did venture into Sciacca for a lovely lunch, but otherwise, we stayed close to this relaxing resort. Bicycles are available to tool around the large resort, but our only complaint was that some of the bikes were in need of repair.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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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 Luxury Hotel in Sciacca
#1 Romantic Hotel in Sciacca
#2 Business Hotel in Sciacca
#2 Family 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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Rocco Forte Verdura Golf Hotel Sciacca
Rocco Forte Verdura Golf And Spa Resort
Verdura Resort - Rocco Forte Hotels Sciacca, Sicily, Italy

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