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“Poor Food, Poor service” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mosaici da Battiato
C. da Paratore, CP n8, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Piazza Armerina
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14 hotel reviews
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“Poor Food, Poor service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

This restaurant was recommended by one of the major guide books, saying how great this restaurant was if they didn't have a large coach party. Because of this, its proximity to the Villa Romana and as there was no large coach outside, we chose this for lunch. We were the only ones there when we arrived. The waiter was surly at the outset. I ordered the chef's pasta of the day, which was spaghetti with artichokes. Both the artichokes (what little there was) and the sauce tasted like they came from a can. My wife ordered the spaghetti with mushrooms which also tasted like they came from a can. The tomato salad had the worst tomatoes - both tasteless and colorless. When we asked for the bill, the waiter acknowledged the request and continued talking to his friend for another 5 minutes before he brought it. At that time, there were only two other tables occupied in the restaurant. This was clearly the worst meal and service we had in Sicily.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2007

An unpretentious but nice hotel. We had a pleasant dinner in the hotel, since it is a few miles out of town and we had just flown into Sicily that morning so were tired and did not feel like driving into Piazza Armerina.
The really great advantage of this hotel is its location 1 km. from the Roman villa so that you can get to the site before the crowds arrive in the morning. And crowds there will be! We walked to the site the afternoon we arrived and found the crowds so thick that we could hardly get into the buildings. The road was lined with tour buses and cars. This was in May, out of season, but it did happen to be the Week of Culture when admission to all the Italian state museums is free, so perhaps that is one reason for the large number of visitors. The next morning we walked to the site to be there at the opening time, and we had the place to ourselves for the first hour, and only a few other visitors in the second hour, so we had time to look at everything at our leisure and enjoy it properly.
Don’t believe the signs that say it is only 0.5 km. from the hotel to the site. It is definitely 1 km. as you can tell from the distance markers along the road.

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Address: C. da Paratore, CP n8, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Enna > Piazza Armerina
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Piazza Armerina
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Number of rooms: 23
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