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Hotel Villa Athena

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Via Passeggiata Archeologica 33, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily Italy
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#3 of 29 hotels in Agrigento
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Situated 200 metres away from the Temple of Concordia, a true masterpiece of Doric art dating back to the 5th century B.C., Villa Athena is a place which transcends time and space, where nature art and beauty have been merging together for over 2,500 years in the presence of the gods. Villa Athena is the only 5-star hotel situated within the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, which UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site, with an exclusive direct entrance. A magnificent residence of the end of the 18th century, the villa has 27 between suites and rooms, many of which have view on the Temples or on the garden with ancient olives trees. The garden of the villa blends into the landscape of almond and olive trees that surrounds the magnificent millennia-old temples; from here the Temples of Concordia and Juno can be seen on the Terrazza degli Dei, the restaurant of the hotel. The terrace is open every day, both for lunch and dinner. To complete the beauty of the villa, the hotel has a panoramic outdoor swimming pool, a charming garden bar Federico II, a refined SPA with a wellness area and two cabins for massages and a fitness center. The hotel has free WI-FI and free parking for all the guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Bidet
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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Jacob L wrote a review Oct 7
6 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel is comfortable and located well. However, when traveling in foreign places you depend on accurate information by the people behind the front desk. it is not enough just to be nice and polite; it is important to be honest and correct. This was, unfortunately, not the case with us when the front desk people told us one thing while the business office few days later told us something different and refused to backup their own people. It was just not appropriate as well as not professional. Be careful!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Sara L. wrote a review Sep 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Our room didn’t have a view of the temples, but instead the parking lot. Because of this, there wasn’t anything overly special about the hotel for the price point. Service was good and room was clean and can’t beat the location of Being able to walk right into valley of the temples.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JimRiesterer wrote a review Sep 2021
Edina, Minnesota4524 contributions511 helpful votes
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A luxury 5 star hotel located inside the Agrigento Archaeological Park with views of the Temple Concordia. We arrived around 2 pm and were delighted to be able to get into our room with a partial view of the temple located on the garden level near the large luxurious pool. We started out with lunch by the pool and a short swim. I wished we could have spent an entire day just at the pool. It wasn't busy and the water was delightful coolish. Our room was all white, large, quiet and with a roomy bathroom and large shower. The AC was quiet, as was the room. Our rate included breakfast which we took at 7 when they opened. Service at breakfast left me a bit wanting. Food looked great but during the times of covid a server must help you-there's no helping yourself. We were the only ones dining at 7 yet it was a challenge getting food and we didn't enjoy much of the selection settling for just bread and fruit. A major disappointment. That aside it’s a beautiful hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you pay up (like us for a view of the temple on the hill) be sure you are NOT on garden...
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davilajp wrote a review Sep 2021
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The location of this hotel is already unbelievable, but the experience was made even better by barman Alessandro who treated us like royalty and served us the best Martini and the best Spritz we’ve ever had. Fully recommended, if you are lucky enough to visit this hotel make sure to ask Alessandro for his version of Aperol Spritz or for his Mary Pickford. 5 stars for Alessandro!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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thomasmarkerttt wrote a review Sep 2021
Berlin, Germany59 contributions14 helpful votes
Great Hotel with a friendly staff. All top notch with private entrance to the temples, great breakfast with views and good recommendations for eating outside the hotel property. One thing you should be aware of: They had a wedding function when were staying there and as this was happening just outside our room (ground level / with terrace) we couldn t go to sleep until the function was over and the catering guys had packed up (1:30am). We were forced to listen to a cheesy wedding band all evening, at least the wifi was good enough so we could watch Netflix and drown out the renditions of Whitney Houston, Neil Diamond and Earth,Wind & Fire
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Date of stay: September 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
athena hotel agrigento
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of AgrigentoAgrigento
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Villa Athena
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Villa Athena?
Nearby attractions include Valle dei Templi (0.3 miles), Tempio della Concordia (0.6 miles), and Tempio di Giunone (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Villa Athena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Villa Athena?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Villa Athena?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Villa Athena?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Villa Athena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Re di Girgenti, La Panetteria Rosticceria, and Trattoria dei Templi.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Villa Athena?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Villa Athena have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Villa Athena offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Villa Athena?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Villa Athena?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Villa Athena offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.