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Villa Ambra
Via Francesco Giantommaso 14, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #8 of 38 Specialty Lodging in Noto
Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Friendly place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

A bit of a walk if you're arriving by bus or train, but has good parking. There's nothing really around the B&B in terms of bars or restaurants, just other houses. It's around 15 minutes into town, a slightly trip.

The owners were very friendly and helpful the son speaks good English; the father didn't speak much but was very kind, showing us books on Sicily and giving us some of his home-grown produce.

The room was comfortable and quiet. There is a nice rooftop terrace with views to the old town. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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london
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Arriving at this B&B, the location was not quite what we were expecting and the area did not seem to be the greatest although actually it was fine. However the very friendly welcome of the owners helped make up for our first impressions. The walk into town is only 15 mins but it is not the nicest walk and if you have problems with walking or it was raining it would not be great. The room was clean and spacious and the secure parking is a real bonus.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Perfect location from which to explore the south east of Sicily. After our arrival we were offered a drink while Ambra told us quickly all the best places to visit. The room was spacious and clean, the car park secure and the cornetto with ricotta served in the morning the best breakfast possible.
We had a brilliant time

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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leiden
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

This place is nice, owners are friendly, secure parking and you can walk to the centre of the town in twelve minutes. Only 2 downpoints: it's just as 's expensive as the b&b's that are actually in the town centre and ( unfortunately they don't have a special rate for à single room) and you have to walk to the town centre if you want to buy a drink or a snack since there is no bar or restaurant, and there are no shops nearby.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a charming place to stay. The hotel (b&b) is is a family run business and is situated in their family house. The family are friendly and hugely helpful The location is excellent, well out of the tourist ant run only a few minutes walk (v.good exercise, any doctor will tell you that) from the centre. The location is excellent, tranquil withy lovely views of historic Noto and the sea. The excellent breakfast is served by Ambra or her father; the place is spotlessly clean; the fittings arer good and the services all work I would recommend Villa Ambra to any discerning traveller.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: Via Francesco Giantommaso 14, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Noto
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Ranked #8 of 38 Specialty Lodging in Noto
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