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Tonnara di Scopello
Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Scopello
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The location of this place is really lovely, and for those looking for a serene spot it couldn't get much better. I liked the apartment (in the administrator's section), and the simple furnishings have a lot of character that suited the place very well. For wanting to read a book and get a lot of sun and turn off the brain, it was the ideal place. Don't expect 5-star hotel service, but then who wants all the formality of a posh hotel? Here you can really relax, in a dreamy setting.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights in September and, honestly, could have stayed longer.

I'm utterly baffled by some of the reviews on here regarding the Tonnara. It's made painfully clear - before you even book the accomodation - what you should expect. As an old tuna fishery, Mohammaed, the owner, has tried to maintain its traditional appearance. And it works. The rooms are basic, with little outdoor kitchens, there's little there in the way of entertainment and it can get pretty busy at times, but that's not the point. I imagine there are few places in the world that provide the same sense of tranquility (once the hoardes have departed - before 7pm I might add), privacy and sheer beauty than the Tonnara does.

If you want somewhere equally as beautiful but with fancier accommodation, you're not going to find it. It's that simple. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfy enough - there's not really much more you need.

It's a (relatively tough) 15-minute walk/scramble to the gorgeous town of Scopello, which is perfect for a lazy afternoon or evening meal if you're not wanting to cook. You can also drive there if you've got a car - it's probably about five minutes.

If you need luxury, this place definitely isn't for you. But if you're looking for a one-off, memorable holiday experience then I highly recommend you stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Matt C
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

like nearly all the other reviews, we have to agree that the location is super, but the rest is quite poorly going to a bad rating for the rooms. We were allowed to take the dog with, they didn't mind when we asked when booking the place. But having a dog there is a different story, the lady owner Danielle, was not pleased at all and told us the dog was not allowed in the water and had to stay at a place where she could be disturbed by it. That meant he was not allowed somewhere near to where we would be. it made us get out of the tonnarra, and only come back when we were going straight to our apartment. The apartment was dirty and badly finished. The 'kitchen' had no tools to be used, not even a kettle. The setting was stunning too bad the owners don't care about the rest just the cash!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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7  Thank cendihay
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We absolutely loved this place and so we'd like to keep it for ourselves! The location is just beautiful, the sea is emerald blue and clear, we stayed in a wonderful room with direct access to the front of the old factory building and the tiny private beach. It's true that it's basic, but it has bags of charm. Mohammed runs the place and is very helpful if you speak French or Italian. The local town has restaurants, shops and a great ice-cream parlour, the local supermarket has everything for self-catering. We wanted to stay all summer...

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank World_Shopper1
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

The location and La Tonnara are unique, fantastic. The rooms are very poorly furnished - basically you pay for the location and the priviledge of being in a historic building. Unfortunately, the very small beach of La Tonnara is invaded, during the day, by an army of day visitors (who pay a few euros for access), who practically prevent the paying guest from accessing the beach. In a show of terrible taste, one of the historic rooms opening on the beach is full of vending machhines!! We have found day visitors looking into our rooms, using our bathrooms, sitting at our tables.... One gets the impression that the owners are interested in making quick money without any effort, when they should pay much more attention to the privacy of the paying guests and the services they provide at a price that is not that small. Overall, management is poor, and it is often the case that the owners' family and friends use the spaces theoretically available to the paying guests. No effort is made to illustrate the history of La Tonnara - there is not even a small Museum, although this is advertised in the owners site. It is a real pity: La Tonnara would deserve a much better management!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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9  Thank Silvia L
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Reviewed August 4, 2011

About one hour west of Palermo, this ex tuna factory has been made into a great little hotel.
It's not luxurious, just simple and casual, and perfect for a lazy few days. Many of the original features like the old floor tiles has been maintained. Our room was large and even had a small kitchen, and looked out onto the ocean. You stroll out onto a private pebbled beach with aqua clear water and enormous rock formations. It is quite wonderful.There's no service as such. For meals you have to drive up the hill, 10 mins to the local village which has a handful of worthwhile restaurants and a great little gelato/ coffee bar with outdoor tables. We went in May and it was hot enough to swim. Apparently it gets very crowded in June/ July, especially as there are only a handful of rooms here.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Tonnara di Scopello

Address: Largo Tonnara Scopello, 91014 Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Castellammare del Golfo > Scopello
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Ranked #5 of 6 Hotels in Scopello
Price Range: $165 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 126
Also Known As:
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Tonnara Di Scopello Sicily

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