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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Sampieri, Scicli, Province of Ragusa, Sicily

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Delbolt
London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful villa, gorgeous grounds, perfect pool, relaxing view, attentive manager.”
Reviewed August 20, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We had a great stay at Villa Ulivi. Everything was well managed and we were well looked after. When storms came and our electricity and water cut off the problems were remedied very quickly.
The villa is very comfortable, tastefully decorated and the pool delicious. The grounds of the villa are beautifully landscaped with tranquil planting and calming pots and the whole area is quiet and relaxing.
Thank you for a wonderful holiday!

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Liked best: The whole environment
Liked least: No coffee maker!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Odile C
Neuchatel, Switzerland
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“Splendid isolation with amazing views and surrounded by wild flowers”
Reviewed May 4, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

What a wonderful time we had at Isla Verde- Sampieri- right in the middle of Montalbano country- with amazing see views and the derelict stone brick factory seen in so many of the episodes. This time of year was fabulous for the wild flowers, the scent of the wild sweet peas will stay with me forever. We visited all the local baroque towns, and walked the spendid beaches and rocky shores, as well as some of the nature reserves.

The villa was shabby chic- but very comfortable. As it was quite expensive, I'd take the liberty to make a few suggestions for improvements, in no specific order. The terrasse had no comfortable seating apart from old fashioned deck chairs- so 4 comfortable chairs at least are required. There was no tools for the BBQ (the butcher's in town is really high quality and cheap), no toaster, and the flat had 2 huge pans for pasta, but no smaller one for boiling eggs or making sauces + the small coffee maker was for 1 cup only- so we had to constantly take it in turn to make coffee- which was annoying- and no small glasses for local limoncello or Marsalla, etc. More hooks would be useful in bathrooms- and the second bedroom didn't have any bedside tables (the other had 2 chairs in lieu)- small things- but at that price and quality, these should be provided.

However, we just loved our stay and would love to go back again- perhaps in mid May, when flowers will still be there, but hopefully when the pool would be usable (it has no cover- and a solar panel would really help extend the season). The site has 3 villas- sharing the large grounds and pool, with lovely mature olive and other trees- each set out to give maximum privacy- but it would be absolutely ideal for 3 familes wanting to be together and yet have some independence.

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Liked best: the views and the wild flowers
Liked least: small niggles about things that should be provided for this quality and price- but it did not spoil our stay at all.
Traveling group: Friends
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