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Alloggio della Posta Vecchia - Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #32 of 210 Agrigento B&B and Inns
Dublin, Ireland
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“Friendly staff make the difference”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We had the studio apt for 3 days. It was quite basic but clean and adequate for our needs, just don't expect all mod cons. The main hotel area where we could have breakfast was nicely decorated and the terrace had an amazing view. The staff were super friendly and there was a lovely employee from Romania who dried and folded our washing without us asking. All in all, thumbs up.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Great host, rooms with old tile on the floor and old painted ceiling, nice terrace..
It's worth visiting.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2012

This hotel is located in the heart of the medevial city, which quite interesting. However, the owner is aware that all GPS systems cannot locate the hotel, so guests end up driving incredibly narrow winding streets in their attempt to reach the hotel. It would have been nice if they sent an email prior to arrivial with directions & parking info.
The rooms are tired and not exceptionally clean. Breakfast is self-serve and, while they had three cappucino machines, no one could figure out how to use them. They had plastic wrapped, processed cheese slices - in ITALY!!!! - and three boxes of almost empty, stale cereal, along with two non-descript breads. There is a nice patio for breakfast, but not worth the aggrevation.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2012

Excellent B&B, great rooms, good breakfast, a splendid view from the terrace, perfect bathroom, everything very clean, but the best thing is the owner, very nice, well educated person, kind and helpful. Elena the maid is also very nice. Car park Piazza Ravanusella, downstairs. Looks a bit dangerous, but in fact it is safe. We liked very much our too short staying there. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Ask for the big matrimonial one, it's the nicest.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Bucks UK
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Quiet comfortable & clean, centrally located in dead-end Via Giambertoni off the main Via Atenea in Agrigento Old Town, Giovanni makes you very welcome. Breakfast is a bit chaotic, you help yourself to various options including juice from the fridge & make-it-yourself coffee from the capsule machine. The breakfast room is bright with small tables opening onto a balcony with views over the plain below & a chance to compare notes with your fellow travellers. Great value! Car parking down below along Via Empedocle was free. The nearby temples were really something!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

We were a "walk-in" at this B&B after the place we booked appeared to have closed ( we gave them 15 mins in the wind and rain and then gave up). The location is ideal ; just of the Via Atenea, the main street through the medieval town of Agrigento with fabulous shops where the locals take their passeggiata.

The B&B appears to be a couple of apartments knocked into one so that the guest rooms are down a long narrow corridor. Our room was very large, big comfortable bed, huge wardrobe,modern en suite bathroom, good towels and when we opened the shutters a view over the town and out to sea. The host was very genial and spoke English. He gave us a map and good directions to get to the Valley of the Temples.

Breakfast was supposedly self-serve but in fact there was someone to make coffee (extremely good coffee as is common in Sicily) and the weather had cleared so we ate on the terrace and it was hard to tear ourselves away from the stunning view.This was a great outcome to an in auspicious beginning in Agrigento. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2011

We were having difficulty finding anywhere decent to stay in the old town of Agrigento when quite by accident we came across this b and b just off the main shopping street, which is in an old mansion in the centre of town. We were welcomed warmly by the host, who showed us to a magnificent room with and old tiled floor, a beautiful old painted ceiling, a wardrobe you could live in, and a balcony with views over the town down to the sea. I could lie in bed and look at the view. It was clean and comfortable with an en suite, and the proprietor was most welcoming and hospitable. We were able to park our hire car in the narrow street outside the hotel (covered in pigeon droppings!) and go to the excellent restaurant almost next door. Breakfast on the terrace was good, especially the coffee, and we very much enjoyed our two nights there, at a very reasonable price. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Alloggio della Posta Vecchia - Bed and Breakfast
Address: Via Giambertoni 13, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Agrigento > Agrigento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 210 B&Bs / Inns in Agrigento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alloggio della Posta Vecchia - Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small Flats and rooms in historical centre.Bathrooms and shower room. Rooms with panoramic view, air conditioning and TV.They have been built to host the artists of the theatre but they are also avaliablefor a working stay or for a short holiday in the beautiful town of Agrigento.Booking is advisableCamere con vista panoramica, aria condizionata e TV. Bagni in camera con doccia. Mini appartamenti e camere in pieno centro storico.Realizzati per offrire ospitalità agli artisti presenti al Teatro della Posta Vecchia, sono ugualmente disponibili, su prenotazione, per i vostri soggiorni di lavoro o per una breve vacanza nella splendida città di Agrigento. ... more   less 
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