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.

Verdura Resort

Save
Share
Strada Statale 115, km 131 Contrada Verdura, 92019, Sciacca, Sicily Italy
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 04/01/2021.Read more
Lowest prices for your stay
$1,037
View Deal
Free cancellation until 07/09/21
Reserve now, pay at stay
Official Site
Hotels.com
eDreams
Travelocity
travelup.com
View all 15 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveler (1215)
Room & Suite (370)
Pool & Beach (237)
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Read more
Updated 02/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Verdura Resort
Updated 02/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

About

#2 of 11 hotels in Sciacca
Location
Cleanliness
Service
Value
Travelers' Choice
Verdura – a paradisiacal expanse on Sicily’s stunning southwest coast – is their flagship resort. 230 hectares of sun-blushed Mediterranean coastline, countryside and hotel: space for the Forte ethos to shine. Insightful hospitality quietly caters to every desire. Sleek, environmentally sensitive architecture fuses with Latin terracottas, ochres and violets. Local charm with universal style. Italianate furnishings, breeze-brushed white muslins and, always, a sea view. Verdura’s vast scale and escapist atmosphere afford endless indulgence and choice. Choice to unfurl in its capacious spa, or lap its infinity pool. To play tennis among its orange groves. A round or two of golf. To master Sicilian cooking, or simply savour it by the sea. To explore Verdura’s 12th-century tower; helicopter across Etna; or stroll along its private beach. It’s your decision, at the Fortes’ invitation.
Read more
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Infinity pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Show more
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Business
Languages Spoken
Russian, Spanish, German, Italian
2,251Reviews41Q+A100Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 1,538
  • 471
  • 148
  • 68
  • 26
Time of year
Traveler type
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Claire B wrote a review Nov 2020
Gt Dunmow23 contributions46 helpful votes
I went here for some late summer sun with my son. We chose this resort so my son could play golf, and he did and enjoyed the golf. The weather wasn't great so we needed other things to do... there isn't really anything here once you've been into the spa. The resort is miles from anywhere, the nearest town didn't have anything to offer. Concierge recommended a restaurant there which was awful and we left before we sat down. I'm a vegetarian and found it difficult to find things to eat at the resort after the first few days (and had to eat the same things). The place had a strange energy about it, the buildings austere, like a prison camp, concrete and sharp edges, nothing to soften the harshness in the interiors. There was no natural beauty here, the beach was fake, the palm trees carefully positioned in rows. It felt cold (though having everyone walking round in masks didn't help!). A few days into the trip I discovered that the Illuminati have an annual get together here (obviously no public allowed) under the title of Google Camp. Staff are sworn to secrecy about the event and there's no way any press could get near the place. They also hire the Valley of Temples (complete with many sacrificial alters) for a big event as part of their camp so piecing together what I saw there together with what the illuminati are rumoured to get up to left me feeling very uneasy and I checked out the next day moving to the other side of the island which was far more beautiful and it was so nice to check into a Belmond hotel. I would advise anyone visiting Sicily to choose the north east side of the island here both Belmond hotels there are beautiful.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020
Rooms
Location
Service
Room Tip: Choose a room in one of the Belmond hotels.
See more room tips
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Giacomo Battafarano, General Manager at Verdura Resort
Responded Nov 27, 2020
Dear Mrs Claire B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent visit at Verdura Resort. We regrettably read that your time with us did not meet your expectations and that you found the Resort somewhat lacking of personality. As you can read from other guest’s comments, the layout of the resort and the beautiful territory that surrounds it, have enticed many of our guests who continue to returned year after year for its sense of peace and tranquillity. Having said that we offer numerous activities within the resort to entertain our guests. In relation to outdoor activities to experience off season, there are several excursions including visits to a medieval village, to the enchanted castle, to the Greek temples of Agrigento and Selinunte, unlocking some of the local secrets found in this part of Sicily. We would love to welcome you back, and should you decide to, I would be most honoured if you would contact me directly so that I could personally ensure a personalized experience in the hope to restore your confidence in us. With kindest regards, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
Read more
eleph4nt wrote a review Nov 2020
London51 contributions92 helpful votes
Let’s start with the positives. The property is stunning. Much better looking than what I was expecting. For some reason the pictures available online don’t do it justice: I got the impression of an industrial-looking concrete resort with cheap finishes. In reality, it’s a charm. I would strongly recommend one of the sea front rooms or suites; watching the sunset from your own patio with unobstructed view is well worth the extra cost. Finishes are showing a little bit of age, but overall they are still excellent. The resort’s facilities, particularly the pool and the SPA, are also beautiful. One big caveat: we were there in September and occupancy was very low. I am not sure how this resort would feel when it’s at full occupancy in super high season... There is a concrete risk it could feel like a mass resort (it’s massive). Service overall was very good, with some room for improvement. Breakfast service was particularly slow and a little chaotic, but that’s understandable given that due to COVID regulations they couldn’t run a buffet. One of the beach attendants was full-on rude, but thankfully his colleagues were great. Food was good, but not great and quite frankly overpriced. This might be an issue for extended stays, given there is very little around. On the other hand, the bar upstairs was excellent. I would certainly consider it again for a weekend getaway in mid/low season. Probably not for a long stay or for high season.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Helpful
Share
Response from Giacomo Battafarano, General Manager at Verdura Resort
Responded Nov 26, 2020
Dear eleph4nt, Thank you for choosing Verdura Resort for your holiday and for your feedback. We appreciate the compliments extended to the various facilities of the Resort such as the Spa and we are pleased to read the positive feedback overall in regards to the service. This has been indeed a strange year for all and breakfast was probably the most challenged outlet of them all considering we could not offer our famed buffet and its offerings, but instead had to bring the experience to the table; we will take this as a learning opportunity. On another note, we sadly read about the experience not so positive related to the service offered at the beach by one of the lifeguards and we regret leaving you with a poor impression on this occasion. Thanks again for the constructive feedback and we hope to welcome you back next year under "normal" circumstances. Yours faithfully, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
Read more
Mirage wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a disappointing stay at the Verdura resort unfortunately, largely due to service. Good points: - the rooms are spacious and well equipped. We stayed in one of the Deluxe rooms which has a gorgeous view (definitely no need to upgrade to the next level room as you end up on the ground floor with a less nice view) - they have imported soft sand on to the beach which is really nice to walk on compared to pebbles - the food at dinner was good without being overly expensive. Service at dinner was good and definitely much better than breakfast/ lunch - parking was free and easy - reception staff polite and helpful Disappointing areas: - on arrival we weren’t shown around our room. Not a big deal but I would usually expect this for a boutique hotel. Our electronic key card didn’t work so we had to call reception from our mobile to get someone to bring a heavy duty metal key which we had to use the rest of the trip. - the room phone kept showing as our neighbours room which meant the reception staff kept calling us by the wrong name and our room service order would go to the wrong room. By the time it arrived to us it was cold and had been reheated which made the food taste poor. - breakfast and lunch service was really appalling and certainly not what we expect from a 5 star resort. We had to ask multiple times for things, orders were forgotten or wrong. Breakfast was never quicker than 1.5hrs which means most of your morning is wasted. We had a day trip to do and told the staff we needed to order food but you had to order coffee then wait for another person to come and take your food order which was usually over 20mins later. Other people were even getting up from their tables to go and ask the staff for something as they were so inattentive and slow. They seemed to have a lot of staff so I really don’t understand why it took forever. - there was no complimentary water in the room until towards the end of our stay when a couple of small bottles would occasionally appear. The water in the room was expensive. I find it grating when there is no complimentary water in the room as it feels a bit cheap for an expensive hotel in a hot country not to include this. - the spa was prohibitively expensive and so we didn’t use it - location is in the middle of nowhere so if you don’t have a car and want to do trips it is difficult - the beach bar was closed most of the time we were there and there was no beach service, if you wanted a drink or food you had to walk to the pool bar with similarly awful service as per breakfast Overall the resort is beautiful and if wasn’t for the terrible service I’m sure it would have been a great stay.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
TraveltheWorld wrote a review Oct 2020
United Kingdom5 contributions9 helpful votes
Verdura has the potential to be wonderful with the beach and spa and great kids club. But the rooms are in big need of updating, looking old and with humidity staining the bottom of the walls in the bathroom and with pretty much zero sound isolation between the rooms, making it feel like one is sharing the room with the neighbors. Towels at the beach are so old they all have threads coming apart. Service is great but can not compensate for a somewhat mass market look of the restaurants. Overall poor value for money. Bills itself as exclusive and high end but feels much more like old luxury rather than updated current luxury.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Helpful
Share
Response from Giacomo Battafarano, General Manager at Verdura Resort
Responded Oct 23, 2020
Dear Traveltheworld196, I wish to thank you for choosing to stay at Verdura Resort for your holidays and mostly for taking the time to share your comments with us. We appreciate the feedback given on the location, scenario and service, yet we regret to read about your feelings related to the product. Having said that I understand that your overall experience was positive, therefore I do hope that you believe in our commitment for improvement and would therefore still consider to stay with us again. Please feel free to make direct contact with me upon your next visit, so that I can ensure your next stay will be pleasurable in every respect. With kindest regards, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
Read more
James wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
I am writing this as I finish the only holiday I have had in 2020 due to COV19. Leaving in London few countries still except us. Italy was one and what an experience at Rocco Forte Verdura I am having. A great location makes a holiday good, great people make it memorable. When you visit make your 1st stop Granita, the hotel bar . Ask for either Chistian or Maurizio. I felt like I had been there every year for the last 10, was actually my 1st visit. My knowledge of Sicilian wines as limited that was fixed in 1 sitting. Each visit was better than the last and they remembered everything about what I had, the day before and what new wines I should try. Weather was not bad but not perfect , their ability to make everyone feel like they were the only ones in the place , during a huge rain storm , was amazing. You couple this with Emanuele, Angela and Debra from the Concierge team and you will want for nothing. An outstanding time during a period of challenge around the world. Thanks to all of you.
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020
Location
Service
Sleep Quality
Helpful
Share
Response from Giacomo Battafarano, General Manager at Verdura Resort
Responded Nov 26, 2020
Dear Mulhern1966, Thank you for your lovely review. We are extremely pleased to know we went over and above your expectations and were able to make your 2020 break a memorable one. Your comments and feedback will be shared with the team who I am sure will appreciate being mentioned in your review. Thank you again and we hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back in the very near future. Kindest regards, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
Read more
Previous
PRICE RANGE
$332 - $867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rocco forte verdura golf hotel sciacca, rocco forte verdura golf and spa resort
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of AgrigentoSciacca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
203
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
Frequently Asked Questions about Verdura Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Verdura Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bar Caffe' Zamenhof (4.4 miles), Fattoria Bassa Corte (4.0 miles), and Spiaggia di San Giorgio (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Verdura Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Verdura Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Verdura Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Verdura Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Verdura Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include American Bar, Capada, and Ristorante Pizzeria Pronto Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Verdura Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Verdura Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Verdura Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Verdura Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Verdura Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Verdura Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, German, Italian, and Russian.