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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't here long enough! A gorgeous stylish Boutique hotel, set on a hill, overlooking vineyards and olives, in a garden of pomegranates and herbs. Wonderful buffet breakfast, delicious dinner, on a breathtakingly gorgeous terrace. Beautiful spaces to relax and read wonderful coffee table books. Generous room, enormous bathroom, excellent bed, friendly staff, easy access, and close to Selinunte, Sciacca... More 

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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know when you get to a place and the setting so idyllic, the rooms so warm and cozy, the staff so friendly and helpful, and you think, maybe we should just stay here and not move on? This is the place...Set above the vineyards which roll down in to the sea, there's something almost spiritual about the setting. Throw... More 

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Reviewed October 22, 2016

We had a fabulous stay at La Foresteria as part of our honeymoon road trip around Sicily. The pool is beautiful with a gorgeous view over vineyards. The service is excellent and allows to to really relax. The food is a highlight and we also indulged in a wine tasting that introduced us to Nero d'Avola, leading to a few... More 

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London
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

Just loved everything about this place. Beautful location amongst the vines and overlooking the sea. Luxuriously decorated and spacious rooms and public spaces. Amazing breakfasts and helpful staff. Dinner was 'fine dining' so be prepared but try it once and have the menu and own wines.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We stayed here for 5 nights, dining in on 3 of them. The hotel's location is in the middle of vineyards with wonderful views of the bay, so it is very quiet. There were many touches of luxury, all the ceramics, wonderful linens, carpets, wool throws in the rooms. It was delightful to have our own terrace to sit and... More 

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Reviewed October 14, 2016

Really amazing experience! The level of hospitality offered by the Planeta Family was outstanding! Good food, great walks in the vineyards, proper lesson on how to make wine and lots of tasting of boutique wine. I could ask for nothing else. The weather was good too what made thinks even more special. I recommend, specially if you need a break... More 

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Englewood, New Jersey
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Room and grounds were lovely. Breakfast was superb Marcella at the front desk was incredibly helpful, and booked a trip to a winery and tasting for my husband and I. We borrowed the bikes from the hotel and rode through the vineyards with the workers waving at us. A fabulous stay

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Tienen, Belgium
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

I was in La Foresteria with my wife this summer to celebrate my 50th birthday and it was excellent in every aspect. The food is modern Sicilian but not complicated. The Spaghetti Vongole was the best I have ever eaten. The wines were very good. Especially the Cometa is a very surprising Fiano very different from those made in Campania.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

My husband and I stayed here one night during a two week tour of Sicily. We thought it would be a perfect way to end the day lounging by the pool and having dinner here after a long day exploring Selinunte. We were not disappointed. The hotel is situated on top of a rolling hill with great views of the... More 

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Stonington, Connecticut
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Reviewed October 3, 2016

The photos of the estate don't do justice to the feeling you have set atop a hill surrounded by both Vineyards and Sea. They have done a fantastic job in making this property luxe,comfortable and accessible to a wide variety of traveler. Their restaurant is spectacular, the wines are wonderful. We borrowed bikes and did a little tour around one... More 

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The La Foresteria resort is the hallmark of the hospitality of the Planeta family, the ambassadors of Sicily and of its fine wines and oils throughout the world. Located on the southwestern coast of Sicily, in Menfi, a town between Selinunte and Agrigento, it bears resemblance with a typical village of rural homes standing on the hill to watch over the surrounding vineyards and olive groves. An enchanting site located just 4 km away from the crystal-clear sea and the beaches of fine sand of Porto Palo, which has attained 16 Blue Flags, an internationally recognized eco-label awarded to seaside resorts that meet criteria on sustainable environmental management. La Foresteria has 14 spacious rooms, each of which blends together a sense of essentiality and style to offer a vacation truly Mediterranean in spirit in a place of genuine beauty and superb hospitality of the Planeta family. A stay at La Foresteria means enjoying a special vacation and unique experiences: the cooking course that our chef Angelo Pumilia holds to teach you the recipes of the Planeta family and the secrets of traditional Sicilian cuisine, from Sicilian-style pasta with sardines to "true" caponata, from the superb timbale in Ricotta cheese crust to scabbardfish with herbs. Every recipe is made with local ingredients and finely matched with the best Planeta wines. While staying at La Foresteria, you can visit the wine cellar where you can taste wines matched with the dishes of "Casa Planeta". The resort also offers a wide range of services: a restaurant, a marvelous deck level swimming pool, a relaxing Turkish bath, fitness area, bicycles at your disposal for ride to explore the nearby olive groves and vineyards, guided tours to archaeological sites of Selinunte, Agrigento (Valley of Temples), and Segesta. Please refer to the calendar of events and happenings with all the available offers to choose the type of stay you prefer: wellness, sea, romantic, fine cuisine (and drinking), cultural, weekend, last-minute. ... more   less 

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Address: Contrada Gurra di Mare SNC | ex S.S. 115 s.p. 79, Km 91, 92013 Menfi, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Agrigento > Menfi
Price Range: $171 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Foresteria Planeta Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“we loved the rooms located along the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles JudyFD, 1 week ago | Read review
“Sea view with terrace - 11, 10 or 9”
 of 5 bubbles 545khinc, Oct 19, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms just behind entrance of the restaurant have views on the vineyards”
 of 5 bubbles dirkmeyer1, Oct 7, 2016 | Read review
“Lavender room seems to be the best”
 of 5 bubbles fredmello300, Sep 10, 2016 | Read review
“Room 1! Very large, great view”
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