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Hotel Gangi
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Generale Ciancio, 68/70, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #10 of 10 hotels in Piazza Armerina
Huddersfield
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“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I travelled with a party and we were all frozen overnight. There were insufficient blankets and it was sooooooo chilly. Breakfast was marred by the lack of tea or coffee: it appeared to have to be fetched from upstairs.
Room 207, as a previous reviewer has commented, is partly converted for people with disabilities. The 'wet room' style shower is not well done: water flooded the entire bathroom and flowed across the bedroom outside too.
I gave 2 stars because the hotel was very clean and because it's very conveniently situated. Otherwise I'd have given none.

Room Tip: Avoid 207 unless you absolutely have to have a 'wet room'. If you're in 207, keep everyt...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The hotel is centrally located and isn't terribly expensive, but it seemed to be running on a shoestring budget.

The great thing is its location within walking distance to the old town of Piazza Amerina and has a few parking spots on the street right outside, if you are lucky enough to nab a spot. Otherwise you are on your own for street parking.

The hotel looks like it used to be upscale/business oriented some 5 years ago, with Sky box set up in each room and digital key card for room entry and electronic control. However, none of these were actually in working order. Instead, it's back to keys and using digital receiver for television, which, by the way, wasn't connected to the power socket when we got there so we had to crawl under the table and get this powered.

Although there is air conditioning in each room, you have to ask for this to be turned on. There is a main switch from the reception, but air conditioning wasn't turned on until we got into our room, found that the A/C wasn't working, went to speak to reception who then flicked a switch and gave us a cheeky grin.

I proceeded to use the shower and found only cold water was working. Back to reception and this time, the guy at reception went to the third floor, flicked a couple of switches in a cupboard, and voila, five minutes later hot water was available.

The guy at reception also gave me the password to wifi but I couldn't actually find the network from our room. I did see a wireless router hanging precariously from the ceiling in the hallway by our room but it wasn't connected to any power. As we were only staying one night at this hotel I decided not to bother chasing this up. I've already had to ask for other basics...

The interior itself was clean enough but a bit run down and dark, but at least our bathroom looked recently updated and brightly lit. It's a shame that you have to ask for everything, even things that are so basic like air conditioning (when it's 30C outside) and hot water, but it's decent enough if you are only staying one night to explore the surrounding region.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, OR
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Before checking into Hotel Gangi, we had tried several other accommodations but they had no vacancies. So we accepted Room 207, a handicapped room. The desk did not tell us it was a handicapped room, but it was okay--a bit cramped and would have been difficult for a wheel chair to negotiate the room. Shower did not drain fast enough for the volume of water, had to put towels across the threshold. Room was quiet despite it being in a lively New Town area. Buffet breakfast had a better selection than most hotels in this category (3-star--muesli, yogurt, hard boiled eggs,cheese & meats in addition to the usual pastries. Although the coffee/cappacino machine did not work properly and the staff had to go to the market twice during breakfast to resupply the buffet. We paid 60 Euro so all-in-all it seemed a fair value.

Room Tip: 207 is cramped and designed for handicapped
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2011

this hotel was eay to find on a main street and we could park in fromt. but the inside was dingy and dark and the rooms noisy. worst sleep ever. they advertised wifi but it only came on in the middle of the night. they seemed indifferent to this. i would not go back and regret i stayed there. the room was clean as was the bathroom. the breakfast was sparse.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Malta
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

This type of hotel is not my tastes. Its small, so small. We booked a room for four but when we arrived they told us we do not have a room for four because we have some problems in it, so they gave us two. We had nothing to do, just accept them, but we ruined our holiday there, i had to sleep with our daughter in one room and my husband with our son in another room. The other room had no window, rather, there was one tiny closed window in the upper part of the room. There was no air condition. It was just hot with no windows and bad smell coming from the bathroom. The shower cubic was broken, it couldn't close; no soap (we had to ask for it). I'm sorry to say that in my opinion, one of the rooms wasn't ready to have people in it. In the room I was in, there was no wardrobe. There was no internet connection, but could use the internet on the owner's computer, common for all residents. The breakfast was so poor, no bread, no butter just poor breakfast. I'm really sorry we chose that hotel, but we had no time to look for other hotels since we booked in four days time.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mgarr, Malta
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2011

The title says it all. We were a group of 17 (extended family including my, brothers/sister spouses, children). Initially we had a slight problem with heating but the very efficient receptionist handled this very well and sorted it out extremely swiftly calling in an engineer and solving the matter in a few minutes. The hotel is centrally located. If you do choose Piazza Armerina do try out a restaurant just round the corner from Hotel Gangi called Da Nino. Brilliant food and atmosphere. The place was jam packed with locals, and that is already quite a good sign.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

I stayed in Piazza Armerina off and on for four weeks from October to November of 2009 Hotel Gangi is a great hotel and a great location!

I do prefer 4 or 5 star hotels, I was told Hotel Selene had more amenities, so I went there. HUGE MISTAKE!!! I RAN BACK TO HOTEL GANGI!

Hotel Villa Romano has a restaurant so I went there for lunch one day, in November there were flies everywhere, GROSS!!!

Stay at Hotel Gangi, they are so amazing!! The hotel is clean, if you need any assistance, they will work with you and offer help. I do not speak any Italian and at Hotel Gangi, they speak English and if they do not understand, I speak very fast, being a New Yorker, we would go on google translate.

Christian the owner and his staff Antonella works days, Alex and Danny work night-LOVE THEM!

STAY HERE. I checked out other hotels in the area, I prefer 4 or 5 star hotels. Hotel Paradiso is the same owner as hotel Selene and not in town. Do not bother. At HOTEL GANGI , they are very kind, respectful, helpful. I can not say enough about how great this hotel is!

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viale Generale Ciancio, 68/70, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Enna > Piazza Armerina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 10 hotels in Piazza Armerina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gangi 3*
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