We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Hidden gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Pomara

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Pomara to your Saves list
Hotel Pomara
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Vittorio Veneto 84, 95041 San Michele di Ganzaria, Sicily, Italy   |  
Hotel amenities
Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The restaurant is excellent and Johnny the waiter is a scream.
Our food was delicious. I really appreciated the pool and wifi in the room.
I thouhgt the staff were really professional.
We had a wonderful pizza in the local place and the best ice cream of our trip at a very unassuming place down the street.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank MAXIMUMF
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

83 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Tel Aviv, Israel
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Good location if you plan to visit Caltagirone and Vila Romana.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
Helpful?
Thank Hugh C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We picked this hotel as a central place to explore the south east of Sicily. Whilst there we drove west as far as Agrigento and east to Siracusa. Main roads are generally good but road signs often just disappear completely - be prepared to get lost.

That said, we had no trouble finding the hotel once in San Michele, as mentioned in other reviews it is up a steep hill and behind the hotel restaurant which you come to first. Ample parking (although you may have to park round the side when the restaurant's busy) and then up the stairs into the hotel lobby. Staff were friendly and check-in was straight forward. Slight mix up on the room configuration but sorted immediately at the desk. The room was large if basic but had sufficient storage space. Bathroom was large and facilities fine, shower a little small for some. I found the bed to be quite hard.
The fridge couldn't be plugged in as the cable was too short to reach the socket. Air conditioning worked very well as did the free wifi probably because one of the routers was right outside our door on the first floor.
Excellent views over the countryside from the rooms at the front of the hotel which had a small balcony, table and chair, those at the back didn't have a view at all.
Buffet breakfast was fruit juice, tea and coffee, rolls and jam, meat and cheese and was served in the hotel. Dinner was available at reasonable prices in the restaurant which opened at 8pm most nights. The food was very good even when they were very busy which seemed to be every night! We found in most places in Sicily that the choice is virtually the same everywhere. A couple of evenings we ventured out - twice to a restaurant about 4km east and once to the local pizzeria just down the road.
The staff were most accommodating and once you start talking to Mr Pomara and family (we found French easiest) then they are most interested in where you are going etc etc, and they appreciate you're trying out your Italian/Sicilian on them.
All in all an agreeable hotel in a place where choice is limited.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank AH_MK_UK
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Island of Gozo, Malta
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Hotel Pomara is situated minutes away from Caltagirone (famous for it's ceramics) and Piazza Armerina (Villa dei Casali world heritage in mosaic). In this sleepy hamlet of San Michele, it all started as a Restaurant which attracted people from all over Sicily . Eventually the hotel was built to accomodate diners who found the food to be excellent. I always judge a place by the number of locals who return and this Restaurant is a must as it boasts an excellent sicilian cuisine at affordable prices. The Hotel , well managed by Mr Davide Pomara and family is squeaky clean and offers travellers a comfortable stay . A well kept swimming pool offers a relaxing stay and a panorama of the undulating hills surrounding it. We are a group of bikers and have made Hotel Pomara a second home for our trips in Sicily.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank KAWASAKIVN900
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

Located in a small town about 30 miles from Catania, with great views of the countryside. A car is probably essential, though driving in Sicily can be an 'interesting experience' for drivers from other European countries such as the UK. There is plenty of free parking at the hotel. The hotel has large, though basic, clean rooms. The rooms all have air conditioning, which is vital in August. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the breakfast is fine. The week I was there had a private function on six of the seven nights, but this did not disturb me in any way. The best asset is the swimming pool. It is large, clean and in a great setting with plenty of sun loungers.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank ww33
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hurstpierpoint, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

Our family based ourselves here to tour Eastern Sicily and found the Hotel Pomara very suitable. Rooms were large and clean if a little Spartan. We had some problems with noise from the corridor outside, but solved it with a towel stuffed into the crack. But aside from these quibbles we found the staff friendly, the large outside pool wonderful and dinner (we went the fixed menu) in the restaurant one of the best on our trip.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Aussie_in_Abruzzo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sydney
Level Contributor
209 reviews
181 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2011

This is a good value mid range hotel in a small village not far from Caltagirone (well worth a visit in its own right).

The rooms were large, very clean and had a large balcony with extensive views over a verdant valley. The bathrooms were functional rather than luxurious. Likewise the room.

There was a major celebration the night we stayed with the sounds of very enthusiastic and happy children playing late into the evening. I cannot imagine this is a nightly occurance, but it does highlight the popularity of this hotel and restaurant in the locale.

We ate at the hotel and had an excellent meal, very reasonably priced. Our meal was cooked in a wood fired oven and was cooked to perfection. The breakfast, which was included in the rate was good - again nothing "fancy", but more than met our needs.

We enjoyed our stay and thought the hotel represented excellent price value.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Geddes_7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near San Michele di Ganzaria
6.1 mi away
NH Caltagirone Villa San Mauro
11.4 mi away
Valle Verde
Valle Verde
#1 of 1 in Grammichele
3.5 of 5 stars 24 reviews
9.4 mi away
Hotel Al Ritrovo
Hotel Al Ritrovo
#6 of 11 in Piazza Armerina
4.0 of 5 stars 58 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.1 mi away
Suite d'Autore
Suite d'Autore
#1 of 11 in Piazza Armerina
4.0 of 5 stars 106 reviews
2.2 mi away
Vecchia Masseria
Vecchia Masseria
#1 of 12 in Caltagirone
4.5 of 5 stars 170 reviews
0.2 mi away
La Ganzaria Bed & Breakfast
La Ganzaria Bed & Breakfast
#1 of 1 in San Michele di Ganzaria
5.0 of 5 stars 16 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Pomara? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Pomara

Address: Via Vittorio Veneto 84, 95041 San Michele di Ganzaria, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > San Michele di Ganzaria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in San Michele di Ganzaria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Pomara 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where the civilization of the eastern Sicily meet the western, there rises the Pomara Hotel, a few kilometres from Caltagirone, "City of Ceramics", and Piazza Armerina, famous for "Villa del Casale" mosaics". The Hotel Pomara, modern in its structure, elegant in its figure and full of comfort, has 39 bedrooms, all with private bath, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, air conditioning, cable radio, color TV, mini bar. The hotel Pomara has also a swimmig pool and a very good Kitchen. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Travelocity, Venere, Hotels.com, Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Hotel Pomara reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hotel Pomara Sicily/San Michele Di Ganzaria

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing