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“Hotel on high” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Residenza Petra
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Errante, 5, 90026 Petralia Soprana, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Eidsberg, Ostfold, Norway
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Hotel on high”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Easily the best hotel in the area. Friendly and pofessional staff, nice large room and good breakfast. The hotel does not operate a restaurant for lunch and dinner. There is only one restaurant in town, and it was closed the day we were there. We were advised to drive down to the town below for our meals, Petralia Sottana. The road is not inviting, to say the least. We made it for lunch, but bought bread, ham and cheese and ate in the room rather than risking the trip to Sottana again in the dark. The hotel could have opened the breakfast bar for such an "emergency".

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is a charming and well-appointed small hotel in the mountaintop village of Petralia Soprana. It is located in a wonderfully renovated old aristocratic villa, everything being done with taste and comfort in mind. The rooms are beautiful and spotlessly clean with thick towels and nice bedding. Each rooms has its own computer that doubles as a TV, and Wi-Fi is available in the common areas. The thick walls and new windows with beautiful wooden shutters make for an almost too quiet room - one of our group overslept because it was so dark and quiet. Breakfast was varied and filling. The reception desk personnel were very accommodating and spoke English. Although the town is spectacularly situated in the Madonie mountains and lovely to walk around, there is not much to do there. However the only restaurant in town, Trattoria da Salvatore, is not to be missed if it is open. The only drawback to this delightful facility is the driving access; it is located on a tiny street that should not be driven down, even though a sign on the main road tells you to turn there. Go around the corner to the town square to park and walk back a block.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The hotel is nice and small. The rooms are very clean, everything is new and in good condition. A very good place where you can stay while visiting this beautiful area. The people at the front desk were very helpful and very nice. Petralia soprana itself is lovely.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Hard to find, but when we at last found it it was a really nice hotel, located in the beautfully small village Petralia Soprana. We spent the evening in the town square, really picturesquely. The room was nice and tidy but the breakfast was really dull.

The village consists of small alleys and a town square and has a lovely view since it is located on a hill top.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Washington, DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

This hotel was only rated three star but I would give it a five! It's located off of the Petralia Soprana's main square and it's easy to find street parking. You enter the hotel from a narrow street. When we arrived, we were greeted by friendly staff and shown to our spacious room. We had a corner room with two great views of the rooftops and countryside. The room was incredibly clean and decorated simply but nicely. To top it off, it had a large bathroom, computer with free Internet, and free mini bar. If our itinerary had permitted, we would've stayed at this hotel for another night or two.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

My wife and I and 2 teenagers and my mother-in-law stayed 2 nights in this tastefully renovated old structure turned hotel. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and spacious. The breakfast was delicious and we had a nice view from our room. The hotel was practically empty as I think folks have yet to discover this out of the way place. Staff was very helpful. There is no elevator or air conditioning but even in August it was comfortable. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: Via Errante, 5, 90026 Petralia Soprana, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Petralia Soprana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Petralia Soprana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Residenza Petra 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Hotel Residenza Petra" is a renovated baronial building that preserved some parts of the original architecture and the "arte povera" period style. It is in the historic centre of Petralia Soprana, the highest village of the mountain chain of Madonie, at 1147 metres above sea level. Here silence is not a luxury and life flows slowly between evocative landscape and breathtaking sunsets. Fresh air, greenery and nature are excellent cure, both for adults and for children, to free your mind and your body from the stess built up in the cities. ... more   less 
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