We are big fans of the Rocco Forte Hotels. We have visited most of them and will always stay at the Rocco Forte Hotels The Verdura Resort is an amazing place and we have stayed there on six separate occasions and we are planning to return for a second time this summer. There are so many wonderful things to write about -- first and most importantly are the people who work at Rocco Forte. Everyone makes you feel as if you are part of the Rocco Forte family. The business culture is strong and very professional. Here are a few examples -- the spa manager is terrific and works closely with you to make sure you receive the services you want. Luciano who manages all of the spas at Rocco Forte will always stop to talk to you if he is visiting to make sure everything is going well. The local manager, Francesca is just amazing. The food at the Verdura is amazing -- whether you eat at the restaurant in the main building or at the outdoor cafe at The Torre, or at the fish restaurant, everything is delicious and the food is amazing. The employees welcome you with a warm spirit and truly enjoy their work and providing you with terrific service and amazing food. My wife and I like to play tennis at the resort. The professional staff at the tennis complex is a wonderful family and they provide impeccable tennis lessons and are extremely fun to meet . Again, they are hap[py to see you and work with you on your tennis game. We also met a wonderful intern from Rome, Riccardo, who was working at the main building and who went out of his way to welcome us, and to, ensure that we had everything we needed, and who helped arrange certain services. Rocco Forte always selects great interns who are more than capable and excited to be working with the company. My wife also loves the shopping at Rocco Forte resorts and always finds interesting items to purchase. The Verdura has an amazing selection of items and even mains one boutique where Sicilian style clothes are hand made and just beautiful. The rooms at the Verdura are comfortable, well-maintained, and impeccable. We received service on the room to clean two times a day and they staff was just wonderful. The beach at the Verdura and the pool are terrific. The beach is beautiful, sandy and the water is just fantastic and refreshing. The Verdura is a true gem and one of our favorite places to visit. Please make sure you find time to visit this beautiful hotel.…
Fantastic experience. Managed to practice several sports: tennis, golf, swimming, gym and running. Great golf teacher, Giacomo. Food is healthy and simply good. Very Italian. A lot of nature. Good English spoken. Highly recommend. Thanks
No coffee maker in the rooms! That’s a one star in our travel book. The gym is also very dated. Tread and bikes are from the 90s, mostly nautilus machines - very few free weights. Also - it’s dangerous in that some of the gym weights are in kg and others in lbs and not labeled. Location is very remote from anything truly Sicilian. It feels as if you could be anywhere in the world which might be preferable for some but not us. Luckily, most everything else is perfection, so we settled on 4 stars.
What a way to spend our last Sicily beach adventure! Verdure has an amazing private beach with no crowds! The have a full service bar and the pool restaurant is just a short walk away. The room was one of the best for sleeping on our trip. I asked for a bigger patio table and cushions for the chairs and they were there in minutes. You must eat at the Trattoria Liolà restaurant…best pasta ever..and the views!,
i came to Verdura because my daughter always dreamt about learning how to play golf so i thought it was the perfect summer option. the golf teacher Tom was great, kids had so much fun learning with him as not only he s so good at explaining, he also makes jokes all the time; the breakfast is very generous with all sorts of food options from local cheese to fruits to sicilian deserts to fresh pastries etc probably the best thing about the place, besides location and design, is the customer service with everyone smiling and saying hello to everyone and if there s a problem with anything they will be more than happy to solve it.
Everything about Verdura Resort was exquisite. We came for two nights during our honeymoon and were not disappointed! The staff are eager to take care of anything you might need and provide a warm and personalized experience. The breakfast spread and restaurants are fabulous. We particularly loved cocktail hour at Bar Granita, which was made fun by the amazing staff, live music, view, and great drinks! We also enjoyed the beautiful pool, the spa and gym, and a Sicilian cooking class with Chef Pino, Mark, and Filippo that exceeded all our expectations. We were impressed by the fresh ingredients all grown on-site and the tasty local shrimp which are truly special.
The Bar Granata is like a dream. The view, the food, the drinks are just wonderful. Thank you Cristian for the great service, he definitely knows what it means to spoil guests. We will be back again with pleasure!
When you are 50 kms around the Granita Bar in the wonderful Verdura Hotel, make the detour for a cocktail or a drink and meet the best barman of Sicily, Daniele. The service is perfect with Sicilian style appetizers accompanied by lovely live music.
The stay was really fun and the atmosphere was really inviting a pleasurable. The hotel allows a wide range of activities for the guests. I especially enjoyed the Mixology course in which i learnt how to make cocktails. The bartender Davide explained in a fun and interactive way how to make cocktails and their history. However the hotel's facilities do not stop there, a large variety of shops, SPA activities, gym courses and bikes to move around the property; the Verdura Hotel is a must place to stay during your trip in Sicily.
A special mention also to Christian and Dannie in the granita bar they were both outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, their cheery banter and fun disposition made our holiday so special. The whole atmosphere of the resort was peaceful, relaxing and joyous, we are looking forward to returning as soon as we can.