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“After this breakfast you can just smile !”
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B&B Casa Ruffino
Ranked #1 of 12 Balestrate B&B and Inns
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22 reviews
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“After this breakfast you can just smile !”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Nice and very accomodating agroturisme. The host is most helpful and charming, Provide all the guidance you might require for make the stay in the north/west of Scilicy a pleasant experience. and all guidance is provided in fluent Italian - but all nationalities will understand. The breakfast is superb - and is served with kindness and big smile by the host. Although the weather was foul during our stay - the breakfast could make even a rainy day feeling sunny.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

What a place to be, Guiseppe & Paola are amazing and wonderfull hosts. Breakfasts are a feast for both tongue and eyes! Wonderfull decorated, furnished and spacious rooms with a balcony. In short DO NOT hesitate Casa Ruffino is THE place to stay in Western Sicily!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

It is difficult to do justice to the glorious Casa Ruffino in a few words..
Firstly, the hosts make the b&b what it is. Giuseppe is incredibly welcoming, kind, helpful and a lot of fun. i have a feeling he is somewhat legendary in the town of Balestrate. His wife, Paola, is very sweet and charming.
Secondly, the breakfasts are sublime, with a daily changing locally sourced menu. My favourites were slabs of fresh ricotta and honey that tasted of flowers as well as the pistachio filled pastries.
Our room was huge, with ensuite including (very powerful) shower, frescos on the ceiling and a grand, antique bed.
You can imagine how chuffed we were with this wonderful find. We cannot wait to return.
P.s. go to the tuna fishery for swimming

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manhasset, New York
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

I have never written a review but felt compelled because these are special people. We picked this local as about 30 min from the airport and wanted to take it easy our first few days. First Paula and Giuseppe were the Ultimate hosts. The B and B is very very clean and comfortable. It is an Home that is over 100 years old and the rooms are spacious as per that era. Not fancy furnishings but very homey. Breakfast was over the top local food and way plentiful.
The clincher: So we had a problem with my rental car, Giuseppe without missing a beat offered- no insisted- on helping me out by driving me back to the airport to the rental counter. On the way back he gave a historical recount of the area as well as stopping to get me an arancini di riso ( a fried rice ball with meat and cheese) because he thought i would like it. It was like being with an old friend. We hope to some day to return to sicily and stay with these special people.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Once again we had left our accommodation to chance and arrived in Balustrade late to try and find accommodation. And we happened upon Casa Ruffino and Guiseppe. This gracious host helped park the car, carried bags and made us feel comfortable in what appeared to be a furniture showroom, but was in fact the breakfast room! Our room was spacious and comfortable and we took Guiseppe's recommendation for dinner. Good food with he locals. Breakfast was a real treat as others have said. Taste sensations served to you by Guiseppe! Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Romeo, Michigan
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

In means to bring a great start to fall, my husband and I accompany my family to a wonderful vacation in Balestrate Sicily. Not only is it the must beautiful place in the world, our stay at the Casa Ruffino was extraordinary! We highly recommend this B&B to fit all your needs. The breakfast that they prepared every morning was over the top and excellent, the food was rich in taste and filled with culture. The couple who own and run the B&B were very nice people, who spoke very good English! We want to thank them for allowing us to make our vacation to Sicily memorable!

Room Tip: This was the best stay we ever had! true experience of Sicily!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed very much our stay at Casa Ruffino B&B. The rooms are very big and comfortable and the hospitality was warm. The breakfast was delicious and localized and Giuseppe did every effort to make us taste it all. Balstrate itself is well situated so that one is able to visit a big spectrum of sites in this region: Palermo, Monreale, Segesta, San Vito lo Capo, Erice & Trapani.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: B&B Casa Ruffino
Address: Via Madonna del Ponte 49 | Golfo di Castellammare, 90041 Balestrate, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Balestrate
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Balestrate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — B&B Casa Ruffino 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Ruffino is a refined and elegant home with splendid frescoes in Balestrate, ideal for romantic travelers, located just a short distance from Castellammare del Golfo. We offer five elegant and intimate rooms equipped with every comfort: heating, air conditioning, TV, private fridge. Available in double, triple and quadruple. ... more   less 
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