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Il Carmine
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Erice
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“excellent location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Lovely and quiet hotel with few rooms made out of an ex convent; I only paid € 50,00 a night in August for one of this wonderful room with a large bathroom.
Breakfast is included and well supplied. No air conditioning but it’s not necessary because, thanks to the high ceiling and the old and thick walls, You can appreciate a natural cool.
If You arrive by car, near the hotel there are different parking for residents and tourists.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Crozet, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed in "Il Carmine" for two nights in July 2012 with our 7 years old boy.
We liked a lot the ambiance, the old stones of the patio and the high ceilings.
The room was very big, the shower room clean and well equipped, even if a bit small.
Breakfast correct, not too much choice but everything very good.
The hotel is located inside the walls of the old town, next to a paying parking (you can get a weekly ticket for a reasonable price and places are easily available next to the hotel). All the town can be visited on foot from the hotel, profiting of the old and narrow semi-pedestrian roads.

Room Tip: Perfect quiet place for walking around old Erice, great value for families
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

This hotel is located a few meters from the city centre, in fact it's part of the historical and preserved city (the whole city is like that), with the advantage of the existance of a few free parking spaces some meters away.

It has a nice and peaceful athmosphere, combining history, peace and comfort (the bathrooms were new, comfortable bed etc).

Even though there is no air conditioning this is not a problem, due to the fact that matera is on a hill, so very fresh at nigh, even in the summer!

Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Tampere, Western Finland, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

We absolutely loved this place. Peaceful, great breakfast and kind service. Worth of staying!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

We found Il Carmine by coincidence when looking for a place to house our guests since we were getting married in this beautiful medieval town called Erice in May 2012. The receptionist, Elena, was so kind to show us around this marvelous hotel which used to be a monastery (year 1423). We immediately fell in love with the building, the authentic garden, the rooms and the charming location.
We had a more than great experience with Il Carmine.The staff of the hotel was very flexibel and helpfull with information about Erice and local shops and restaurants. Since we had to organize our wedding in Erice, Elena took care of calling restaurants and arranging things like transport from Trapani airport to Erice and also gave us very valuable tips.
We stayed at Il Carmine with a large group of 16 persons and each guest had a great experience with the hotel, including us! The rooms were clean, quiet, the beds were comfortable and there was someone at the reception in the early morning untill late.
The most striking of all was the generosity of the staff (in general people in Sicily are warm and welcoming) and the attention for details they had. Elena speaks excellent English which made it easy for us and our guests to communicate.
I would definitely recommend this place to people who’d like to have an authentic Erice experience. You’d be amazed by the building and surrounding garden and the gorgeous hallway on the first floor where all rooms are situated. The building is recently renovated but has remained authentic with the same walls, ornaments and decorations that used to be in the monastery. Also, there’s a charming little chapel on the ground floor, just lovely! I want to thank Il Carmine for all their care and we promiss them to come back very soon to celebrate our anniversary! Grazie Elena, Angela and Vita!

Room Tip: Ask for the rooms at front that have a balcony (nr. 11 and 12) or room nummer 13 with a small balcon...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2012

We were there for two nights in early March. Erice is a real atmospheric place, with narrow, twisting streets-a real ancient hill town. Il Carmine has large, clean rooms, good breakfast selection, and is very quiet. The morning desk clerk spoke excellent English, and was very helpful with walking and parking directions.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2011

We stayed 4 nights!! Beautiful, clean,simply rooms, quiet, staff very friendly, breakfast was good. We took the cable car up from Trapani. Very romantic , days wandering around the streets visiting churchs and ruins, shops.We will return to this lovely place. My personal favorit.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Il Carmine

Property: Il Carmine
Address: Piazza Carmine 23, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Erice
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Erice
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Il Carmine 1*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Il Carmine is located on the top of Mount Erice, and it is an oasis of peace completely compatible with the history and the characteristics of the medieval town of Erice. It was a Monastery of Carmelitani friars but now thanks to a reconversion work our guests can stay in very comfortable rooms. All our rooms are equipped with the following comforts: - Italian breakfast (8-10 am); - heating system; - private bathroom (bidet, shower box); - towels and bed linen; - satellite TV; - hair dryer; - desk; - balcony (only in some of the rooms);- tidy up and daily cleaning; - change of towels and bed linen every three days;- independent access h24. ... more   less 
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