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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Moderno Hotel Erice
- Hotel Moderno Erice, Sicily