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“Small, quiet hotel in the heart of Erice with friendly service”
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Hotel Moderno
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Erice
Reviewed September 14, 2011

Small family operated hotel with clean rooms and excellent service. Erice is a great place to unwing for a few days. The town is quaint and very clean. Our dining experience there was also remarkable. The food we ate was as good as anywhere in Italy or Sicily. Highly recommend this little hill town for a few days. Commanding views of the countryside from the castle and small park beside it.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Eddie R
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Reviewed June 9, 2011

Driving up to Erice is a nightmare if you have a height phobia, but it is a charming little town and well worth the drive. It is also very convenient as a base from which to do day trips to the other points of interest in western Sicily. The hotel is clean but sparse, my major complaint being the breakfast. There was no protein whatsoever unless you had milk in your coffee. It is not a hotel you could manage if you had a respiratory ailment or difficulty walking up hills. Parking is in the town lot below, and you must walk up to the hotel fom there (about 100 yards up hill). They charged 1 euro for ten minutes usage of their internet connection.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2011

The perfect finish to our Sicilian holiday was Erice. The Moderno is a small, family-run hotel with a great kitchen. The room we had was spacious and spotless. The owners and their staff were very helpful. We'll be back.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank WillieAndRae
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Reviewed October 22, 2010

Erice is really worth a visit and turned out to be one of the most interesting old cities I have visited in Italy over the past 10 years. But if you don`t have to,- I wouldn`t stay overnight anywhere. Go up there, take the 2 hour walking tour on your own which is clearly signed. Great views and fantastic photo opportunities. Moderno is a typical 3 star family hotel and overall it was clean, quiet and nice. Breakfirst is "italian",- so If you need a huge continental buffet this is not the place. But great location for parking and a very nice little winebar across the street. Think twice about going to Erice in high season over a week-end,- the place will be crowded with turists. In the low season be aware that it`s allmost 900 m above sealevel and while sunny and clear skies in Trapani,- you could have lots of gust and rain in Erice... so go on a sunny day.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Landolt
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Reviewed October 1, 2009

most rooms noisy from passing revellers until after 2 am. At breakfast, toast was 'impossibile': they hide the fresh fruit, no fresh juice and bad bread. Only take on the proprietress, if you can survive sicilian scorn, on a Fawlty Towers level. Roof is accessible but no amenities or prospect of any service there. Stay at the Elimo Hotel close by, which is far nicer, or at the quiet La Pineta.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank culturemanUk
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Reviewed August 31, 2009

nice staff, great location with a lovely terrace of city view and a nice,generous continental breakfast.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank anninog
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Reviewed October 21, 2008

Erice is a beautiful medieval town that is definitely worth the visit. However, not worth staying a night at all. It's perfect for a day trip but I strongly recommend staying on the beach or elsewhere like Trapani. I attended a conference in Erice and stayed 5 mights at the Moderno. The only positive about this hotel is that some of the staff were nice and the rooms, although VERY basic, were clean. I had a room looking into the inside court (no view) and the water pump kept making noise everytime someone took a shower. The breakfast was VERY simple, croissants (sometimes fresh sometimes dry), few cereals and smalll selection of cheese and salami in the morning. The dining room felt like being in a cave and at night, the staff were extremely rude, kicking us out at 9:30. Receptionists at the front desk were for the most part nice and friendly. The patio on the roof of the hotel was worth it. My colleagues stayed at various hotels in the town and most were as depressed as I was about staying here. We ate dinner in a few restaurants and the food was absolutely disgusting. Pastry places are ok. Since this is a tourist only place, don't expect to find any shops other than overpriced souvenir shops.
So in all, Erice is wort a visit, for a day, but don't plan on any good food or good hotel experiences.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled on business
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2  Thank Caro077
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Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele no 63, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Erice
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 14 Hotels in Erice
Price Range: $81 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Moderno 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Erice, with it's silvergray smooth roads, all of a joint of ancient stones, it's flower-filled courtyards, the tiles of the roofs made ​​opaque by time, embraces the modern Hotel Moderno that has only the name and the services, since the it's foundation dates back to the nineteenth century. Of this century it retains the elegance and hospitality worth of the old lodging traditions. The hotel has 40 rooms, for a total of 82 beds, equipped with heating, bathroom, telephone, TV, minibar and air conditioning. The hotel is decorated with simplicity and with a special attention to detail that puts the modern comforts in perfect harmony with the atmosphere and the places that surround the hotel. In addition, the entrance to pets is allowed. A roof terrace to spend time relaxing, captivated by the beauty of the panorama, especially at sunset, it becomes a unique framework. ... more   less 
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Hotel Moderno Erice, Sicily

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