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“Great disappointment” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Bed and Breakfast Maria
Ranked #6 of 13 Scopello B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great disappointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2010

The trip to this bed and breakfast was a great disappontment. After having visited lots of other B&Bs in Sicily I can say, this one is really poor for several reasons:

The rooms, shown on the website, looked very nice and comfortoble. But when we arrived at the B&B, we were sent to a completely different location. There, it was a heavy
smell of paint in the room and it was very clammy too. The room was on groundlevel and pedestrians had a good look inside. Also it was dark, because of a lack of lamps.
We didn't feel well at all in the first night.

Additionally, there were hardly any contact to the owner Maria. It was just handing out of keys by some friend of her and that was all. No welcome, no advice for the surrounding, nothing.

At the next morning, we were sent to have breakfast: Not in the nice kitchen shown on the website but to some other cafe in the village, were we got a cappuccino and one croissant in the hand. That was kind of frustrating.

Good things: The only positive thing was the area around the B&B. The village of Scopello is small and beautiful, the nearest beach is very small but exciting. And the amazing Zingaro natural reserve is near by.

Nevertheless: We had booked the B&B for four nights and left after one. And we surely won't come back

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2010

We stayed here for two nights and very much enjoyed our stay. The B&B was clean and we were served breakfast in the big kitchen dinner with the other guests. Its a functional and friendly B&B. The rooms are small but I'm not sure I would have expected huge windows in a traditional house? If we had been staying for a bit longer then we might have upgraded to a hotel in order to have a bit more space.

Bed and breakfast Maria is right in the centre of the village and there are at least 7 restaurants to choose from. Scopella was lovely and it would make a pleasant family/couple beach holiday.

Free parking was available on the street across the road.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2010

Pro:
A cheap BB, rooms are okay but very small. Free parking area in the near of the BB. Beds are okay. Great area for hiking and enjoying small secluded beaches.

Neg:
The website says the rooms have "incredible views of the city and country" but the windows are very small, ours looked onto a wall.
Simple breakfast. Maria speaks hardly english so you really have to know your basic Italian. The kitchen area is presented on the website as if you can use it all, but is used by the owner as her living space. That part was not very inviting to us.
We stayed there for 4 nights, the last day she didn't bother to make up our bed and clean the dustbin (in which you also have to put the toilet paper). Our towels weren't changed in these 4 days. Barking dogs outside all night, we had earplugs.

Apart from that: if you are traveling on a budget, and all you want to do is enjoy the Zingaro nature reserve and it's lovely small beaches, then this BB is still an option. But we will not come back to this one. Scopello is very very small, just two streets with a few hotels and restaurants, so don't expect too much of it at night.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TheAmsterdamTraveler
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2010

The B&B is in an old building in a very nice central position, with restaurants, bars and a bakery in the nearby, the sea (Tonnara) is 15th min walk. However, it is not a very good value.

We got a very very small room with a micro windows (no jokes, my monitor is bigger) with bars. The bathroom was micro too (i.e. twice an aircraft restroom) and because of the humidity we couldn't dry the towels.
That room and the 1m width walls made me feel like in prison, a couple of time I also hat claustrophobic attacks!

During our stay the owner (Ms Maria) had some problems with the room keeper with resulting poor service. The room has been set up only a couple of days, the breakfast was very poor (much better the bar just outside the door) and we got only few information.

We stayed 4 night and will definitely not go back!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2009

Lovely building directly onto the ancient village square of Scopello. Susanna was very welcoming and recommended the best restaurant - in a tiny village there are about 6 restaurants! She also gave us a map to walk the neary Zingaro reserve - absolutely stunning. We'd planned to stay for one night and ended up staying three

Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bed and Breakfast Maria
Address: Piazza Nettuno 3, 91014 Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Castellammare del Golfo > Scopello
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Scopello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The bed and breakfast Maria is located in the small village of Scopello, near the borbonic Baglio and in the heart of the charming and picturesque square, the true 'world's living room' for the opportunities it offers to meet and make friends with travelers from all over the globe.The rooms at bed and breakfast Maria are cute and comfortable, furnished with taste and simplicity. Them will put you in a familiar and "friend" athmosphere ... almost you were at home!The bed and breakfast Maria is not only cute and comfortable rooms, but it is also a "hearth friend" who respects and seeks to spread the culture of the best B & B.In a word ... Hospitality. Waking up to the smell of coffee and excellent breakfast will greet your awakening you can not explain in words on the pages of a site. But I assure you it is an experience that will make your holidays even more unique.The bed and breakfast Maria will allow you to fully experience the spirit of those who travel for the sake of do it, to see new places and meet new people. Maria will be a good friend who will advise you on places to visit, to live thoroughly all the beauties (natural or not) that this small village and surroundings have to offer.The bed and breakfast Maria is equipped with WI-FI, that can be used on every room. ... more   less 
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