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Hotel Garibaldine

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Hotel Garibaldine

I have found a really good deal for this hotel in Marsala, the offer states its a new hotel and I cannot find any trip advisor reports or even a website - has anyone heard of this hotel?

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131. Re: Hotel Garibaldine

Welcome Back Angela_C24 – Judging from another recent review, it does appear that the situation has improved with time….

Sicily has now entered its peak season with the summer months, but that doesn’t negate the premature bookings, the lack of services, or the earlier conditions of the complex for so many who arrived in low season and prior to the completion of construction.

Hopefully you will also add your report to the hotel reviews – Thank you in advance…

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g194817-d310682…

Vagabonda

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132. Re: Hotel Garibaldine

Angela, you said

"Another bonus nobody has mentioned is the regular bus service into Marsala old town. Bus stop right outside the complex and 1.30 euro for the trip - reception provided bus schedule. "

This is what post 70 had to say about the bus service and other transport

and it doesn't even sdound like you visted the same place.

"Transport into civilisation is dire, they have a local bus 3 x a week into marsala, the return is 1pm. Strongly suggest that you hire a car, especially as the taxi rate is €20 for a 4-5Km trip into Marsala. "

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133. Re: Hotel Garibaldine

But again, there are huge differences in beach resort areas between the low season when beach areas are ghost towns, and peak season.

That was then, and now is now - Both accounts are possible.

Vagabonda

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134. Re: Hotel Garibaldine

That must be the case because we jumped back and forth to the town on the bus frequently during our stay. There are lots of nice bars and shops and cafes in the old town worth visiting. The bus drops you off at the main Marsala bus depot and from there you can travel to other towns etc. You can also walk down to the port and take one of the boats over to the islands. We did not make the trip but friends we met did and highly recommended it.

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135. Re: Hotel Garibaldine

We have recently returned from a week stay at the Garibaldine and reading prevous comments very apprehensive about going. We had a fabulous time, the staff were very friendly nothing was too much trouble. There were few english famlies,which suited us as the Italian familes went out of their way to make us feel welcome, we were even invited to a party at the hotel. For the money we paid I think it was excellent value. Yes we hired a car, but we normally do anyway. We thought the food was excellent authentic scilian food and the entertainment staff friendly and good fun.

Go and enjoy

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136. Re: Hotel Garibaldine

That’s wonderful to hear lyndasussex – The situation has apparently rectified itself. Thank you for your report and please add your report to the hotel reviews.

Hopefully all future reports will be as favourable...

Kind Regards,

Vagabonda

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137. Re: Hotel Garibaldine

Hotel Garbaldine, Marsala, Sicily

We are currently staying here (17-31 Aug) and thought we'd make a 'real-time' posting/review to assist furture travellers.

Firstly, the hotel is part of the Hotel Delfino. The so called Hotel Garbaldine is actually a new block of bedrooms, set apart from the Hotel Delfino, but share/use all the Delfino's facilties. The Garbaldine does not have it's own reception...actually it has nothing. They are just bedrooms.

Having said that, the block is new; by and large complete but a few niggly snagging things need to be done.

Now the initial, somewhat annoying things they don't tell us ..

1) they claim 'official' 4 star status ... no way. Even the Sicilian tourist board says it's only 3 star.

2) be ready to carry your own bags .. from the bus to the reception to your room. No bellboy or even offer of help here.

3) beach is a good (5-10 mn walk) .. AND they (the hotel!!) charge Euro 10 per day to hire 2 sunbeds! Not included in the price. Pain and annoying.

3) Pool that is part of Hotel Garbaldine is also new and clean. Not deep or long so not for swimmers. Oh, and don't forget your swimming cap .. you can't swim in the pools without one.

4) If on half or full board. Be warned, breakfast is basic, no hot food all cold. Evening meals...repetitive. Fine for the first few nights, but gets boring.

5) Rooms have a small fridge and nothing else. This even goes off when you take your room key out to leave your room!! So don't expect cold drinks when you return. Unbelievable!!!

6) No adult evening entertainment (so far ! ) .. all aimed at the kids, and not much outside the hotel 'complex'. So plenty of quiet evenings in!

Other than that, the Sicilian weather, and easy way of life is great. Truthfully, it makes up for the above but it does not forgive the tour opperator(s) from being selective in what they tell us.

We would recommend hiring a car as there is so much to see, and should be seen. Roads are great and not much traffic. Scenery and beaches spectacular.

More later.

HCS and family (of 9)!!

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138. Re: Hotel Garibaldine

Thanks for the ‘real-time’ report HCSManchester_UK and hope you will also include this in the review section.

The Garbaldine seems to be a cross between a hotel and self-catering but really neither – It does appear that the tour operators have been very selective, but the Garbaldine isn’t exactly a typical accommodation to describe. Fortunately the weather and sights have compensated and made up for the shortcomings.

Hope to hear more…

Best Wishes!

Vagabonda

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