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Via Francesco Crispi 102, 98063, Gioiosa Marea, Sicily Italy
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#1 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Gioiosa Marea
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.6
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The 4-star Borgo San Francesco is a newly restored charming residence with a cluster of little villas (once farm houses) and private patios and gardens that have an exclusive feel to them. There is also a pool conveniently situated where the sun always shines and a charming restaurant with floor to ceiling windows that greatly enhance the eating experience during the summer. Our restaurant is committed to making sure you experience the full plethora of Sicilian foods and wine, serving above all, country- style local dishes. We specialize in the essence of traditional, local cuisine using only the freshest products sometimes grown only a few km from the Borgo. While being immersed in this enveloping atmosphere, one is also in close proximity to the charming seaside town of Gioiosa Marea (only 4 km away, of mostly straight roads) and can conveniently visit other areas of Sicily while using our Borgo as a base for planning trips, as well as a calm, serene place to return to. There is also a common room with a fireplace, a reading area with many books and maps on the area and the island on whole and internet point.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Archery
Bowling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Outdoor dining area
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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Fly-Away-PHX wrote a review Jun 2022
Phoenix, Arizona186 contributions92 helpful votes
The perfect respite after a fun and hectic day in Taormina. A warm greeting at reception followed by a nice dip in the pool and topped off by a fantastic dinner in the restaurant with excellent service all 'round. No wonder it's a Travelers Choice!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: KEEP GOING on the narrow, twisty road until you find it!!!
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Rob S wrote a review Aug 2019
18 contributions7 helpful votes
This place is a find. We wanted a location to be able to relax away from the norm. This hit the mark in every way. It is equal distance from Catania and Palermo airports. We didn't hire a car and it is recommended that you do but we managed through transfers and taxis (the team will organise for you if needed). The place is a good base for travelling out and seeing some great locations we did the aeolian islands in a day and there are some great beaches around. The apartments (about 6 in total) are set in idyllic surroundings and are very clean and well provisioned with a small kitchen (and a good size fridge) if you fancy cooking. Good sized comfy beds and clean modern bathroom. We had air conditioning in each room which was a god send. Each room has a little terrace where you can sit out and have a cheeky glass of wine if you want to. The rooms are cleaned daily. We were half board but there is a Conad supermarket 10 mins away in Gioisa that has everything you need. The restaurant is clean and managed by Antonio and food cooked by Pepe both do there jobs very very well. Nothing is too much. The food we had was traditional sicilian fare mostly, cooked fresh and very good. When all apartments are booked it gets busy but the ambience is enough to enjoy the wait. We ordered pizzas and arancini some days during lunch and the price for these were cheap. The gardens are beautiful and the walk down to the pool is great. Plenty of steps to work off the pasta. Only downside was the mosquitoes so make sure you have enough spray as they are persistent blighters. Pool is cleaned daily and is an adequate size with enough beds surrounding it for all patrons to enjoy the panoramic views. You'll need swimming caps to use the pool and the front office sells these at 2 euros each. Staff are friendly and are happy to chat. All in all a fantastic find in an idyllic location. Absolutely recommended and we will be back. Grazie mille for a fantastic stay.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from borgosanfrancesco, Responsabile reception at Borgo San Francesco
Responded Aug 18, 2019
thanks a lot! and...it's true, we love to chat with our guests :-D :-D hope to see you again
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Emmanuel F wrote a review May 2019
Island of Malta, Malta2 contributions
We came across this place purely by accident and we love what we found. Place is quaint and very peacfull. The staff, especially Antonio are excellent welcoming people, always there to help. I highly recommend this place for a peacfull but entertaining stay, it also has a restaurant which serves mountain nebrodi area typical sicilian delicious food. Thanks to all. See you on our next Stay.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from borgosanfrancesco, Responsabile reception at Borgo San Francesco
Responded May 31, 2019
Emanuel thank you so much, you and your family have been wonderful guests, we hope to see you again as soon as possible,a big kiss to Jamie ;-) thanks a lot for your words from all of us
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991sdr wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Spent 10 very enjoyable days with family. Clean rooms, great food and nice swimming pool. A very relaxing and tranquil location. 10 minutes drive from beach, also did day trips to Etna (just under three hours)and Taromina (just under two hours). Antonio and the rest of the staff really go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible, and always have good suggestions for activities.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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Steve0wen wrote a review Jun 2018
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely stay. Nice room. Just loved the restaurant. They took so much pride in producing local Sicilian cuisine with ingredients sourced literally at their doorstep. Excellent tranquil location. Good base to explore the north of the island. Huge thanks to Antonio, Irene and all the staff.
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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garydeks22 wrote a review May 2018
London, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Was moved here from la scogliera What a difference Room is massive Staff are like old friends Food is great and Antonio looks after you in dinning area which has a hill top view Really beautiful Has a pool area which is quiet Will come back to this hotel one day
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lara M wrote a review May 2018
Island of Malta, Malta5 contributions3 helpful votes
This place is simple amazing, from the check in to check out. Wonderful environment, very clean rooms and great cuisine. The Staff were really helpful and welcoming and immediately provided us with anything required. Will definitely visit again very soon ;)
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: best views, quite
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Aurea S wrote a review Jun 2017
Switzerland6 contributions
My husband and I spent​ two days in this lovely hotel. The people who work there were very kind and helpful, they gave us recommendations on where to go around Goiosa Marea. The rooms are spacious and very clean, it is ideal if you want to spend more days since the room has a kitchenette and everything you need to prepare a meal your own or breakfast, everything is top clean, the pool and the view to the mountains is awesome! Sandra and Alfredo were very nice and gave us tips where to visit further in Sicily. I also forgot my ID there and Alfredo gently send it per Post to my home address. We would definitely recommend this place for the service and the place it own!!! Thanks again ! A. Schultz.
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Date of stay: June 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rosalie G wrote a review Jun 2017
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Borgo San Francesco is a hidden gem. I am even reluctant to write this because I want it to stay that way! The family that runs this agriturismo deserves this recognition so I will put my selfishness aside. It is run by two brothers and one of the brothers (Tonino) is married to Sandra who is from Boston. I felt very comfortable with them and they will go out of their way to suggest day trips and help with anything you need. They are warm and professional. It is difficult to find these qualities together. The borgo is surrounded by fruit trees, chestnut trees and olive trees. The stone walls that are everywhere (resembles a medieval hamlet) give a peaceful, aesthetic atmosphere. You do need a car. The supermarkets are close by or you could eat at the restaurant at the borgo which will ALWAYS by not only good and tasty but home-cooked always. Our favorite were the maccheroni that were made by hand, one by one! I wish I could describe the texture of that pasta! One could hang out at the borgo (pool is very clean and never crowded), read in the private little terraces or take day trips to nearby medieval towns, to ETNA (volcano), or simply go to the beach (6 minute drive). We will be going back for our third time this summer.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Trip type: Traveled with family
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Flutterbye22 wrote a review Oct 2016
11 contributions12 helpful votes
Fabulous place to stay, nestled between the mountains not too far from the little town. One of the owners who greeted us was very nice and couldnt do enough to help us, she even drove us to the nearest restaurant in the evening so that we dont get lost. The accommodation was great, one bad thing was the bathroom that needs modernizing. Otherwise the views were spectacular and the garden was super with lots of fruit to pick from. Thank you for great stay :-)
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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$57 - $494 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of MessinaGioiosa Marea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Borgo San Francesco
Which popular attractions are close to Borgo San Francesco?
Nearby attractions include Spiaggia Capo Calava (3.2 miles), La Guardiola (2.7 miles), and New Moon (4.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Borgo San Francesco?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Borgo San Francesco?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Borgo San Francesco?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Borgo San Francesco?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Borgo San Francesco?
Conveniently located restaurants include L'Osteria della Carne, Al boschetto, and La Badia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Borgo San Francesco?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Borgo San Francesco?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Borgo San Francesco?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Torre Saracena (2.7 miles), Villa Romana di Patti Marina (4.1 miles), and Fortezza Carceraria (4.7 miles).
Is Borgo San Francesco accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.