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Reviewed June 9, 2013

We traveled the end of may through Sicily and because of the low season we just passed by without a reservation and became a fair offer for three nights in a 3 persons bungalow and a remote control for the gates. Furnishing, decoration, colors of our room were both tasteful and rural. The quality of the matrasses could be beter, for my wife a little bit to hard and you could feel the spiral a little bit. We solved it with an extra blacket under it. The resort is beautiful situated between fields of lemon trees. Noto and Syracuse nearby. We loved the tranquillity and the simple, tasteful design of the complex, swimming pool. The female owner speaks English well. We dined once in the diningroom, that is very basis with plastic chairs, and sound of the radio from the kitchen in the background. The quality was good, very tasteful, only the wine was not what we expected. We didn’t drink it. I guess it wass self made and tasted a little bit like Vermouth. We should have asked the owner about it. Breakfast with many fresh, sweet stuff, was ok.The staff is very nice and helpfull. The nearby city of Avola is not very special, also the beach. They were renovating the boulevard along the beach. We visited twice a fine excellent restaurant in the neighbourhood ‘Porto Matto’, recommended by the owner of the resort.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Thank juanfalcone
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ghenia, Proprietario at La Petrara Resort, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2013
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Grazie di cuore per la recensione positiva e mi dispiace veramente tanto che Lei non abbia apprezzato il nostro nero d'avola ,......questione di tradizione e... palato .Peccato spero che possa ricredersi sul nero d'avola ....grazie

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Reviewed May 26, 2013

We stayed 4 nights at the Petrara Resort and I can just say it is an Oasis. You have everything you need as the rooms are great, a pool and an area which is surrounded by Orange trees...just wonderful. The breakfast was a local italian breakfast and was always enough for us as this is what we have been looking for. Three times we stayed at the Resort for dinner and this was as well just fantastic. Very good food made by the owner. This is definitively a place to relax but as well to visit the cities near by (Noto - 10 minutes; Siracusa - 30 minutes). Next time we are in Sicily we will stay longer! Thanks for everything!!

Date of stay: May 2013
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1  Thank Oliver K
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

La Petrara has many virtues, quiet, rural, nice donkey, unique rooms, small dedicated dining. It also has disadvantages, limited facilities, donkey wandering around with flies, restricted and a little expensive dining, basic rooms and furnishing.
The accommodation appears to be converted from other agricultural buildings and I suspect no two rooms are the same. If you go looking for the first you will not be dissapointed. Basic with character rather than bijou. It is not a "resort".
Do prepare a map to find it, the "new" roads have made it a puzzle. Ring the bell at the the gates off the main road on first arrival, we tailgated and didn't notice these and then took 15 minutes trying to get in the accommodation. The owners speak French, English, German (I think) and of course Italian but this is shared between the two of them so English speakers need to find the lady.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Thank RichTea_8
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

This is a lovely resort, with a small amount of accommodation. Restored outbuildings provided cool, tastefully restored rooms. Very clean and quiet. The Pool was beautiful with a docile little donkey roaming the grounds. The gardens were beautifully kept. The host and hostess had a new baby but were very accommodating and happy to help. Breakfast provided for wide variety of pallets and more than adequate. Dinner could be ordered in the morning and was freshly made in generous proportions to guests requirements. The atmosphere of the resort is quiet and charming.

Room tip: There are nice rooms upstairs but if you have difficulty mounting a spiral staircase it's probably better to stay on ground level where most of the rooms are.
Date of stay: September 2012
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Thank Kate E
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

We had a wonderful time at La Petrara. The owners are a charming couple who is not only very helpful but also very courteous. The resort is beautifully situated, spacious, with a nice pooll, away from the bustle, surrounded by lemon trees. Beautiful. The bungalows are decorated very nicely and are very clean. We would immediately go back!

Date of stay: March 2012
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