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“A great B&B experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Sparta

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Villa Sparta
Ranked #30 of 92 Marsala B&B and Inns
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582 reviews
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“A great B&B experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2011

I had never stayed at a B&B before as I had a pre-conceived notion that hosted accommodation would bring with it an obligation to have uncomfortable conversations with other guests. This experience has completely converted me into a B&B afficiondo.

Giulio and Manuela were both lovely and unobtrusive hosts. Helpful and caring, both leading up to our stay (in terms of emails to sort out arrival times/greetings etc) and during our stay (with recommendations of what to do in Marsala and a great breakfast). We hardly saw the other guests, all of whom were on their own holiday timetables, but when we did everyone was friendly.

The villa was somewhat difficult to find even with our GPS as it took us up crazy one laned bi-directional streets and I ended up having to call Giulio for help. Turns out we were only 200m away at that stage and just had to drive further on the street we were on, looking for a big yellow wall/fence (we had driven past twice already but hadn't noticed any signage and couldn't make sense of the numbering). Once in the grounds the villa was beautiful. Renovated superbly. We had a twin share room on the ground floor (I think there may have been 4 floors in total) . Single beds were fine. Bathroom brilliant with the best shower I had in Sicily (roomy enough to dance in). The gardens were great and there was even a hammock strung up, if you wanted to stay and relax. Breakfast in the morning was tasty, fresh and had enough variety to please everyone.

Giulio was a useful tour guide. He suggested going to the salt pans and the island of maiola (?) as well as to a local trattoria for dinner. All these suggestions were great. We also visited the Florio winery on our way out of town and learned more about Marsala wine than I thought possible. A great place to stay with wonderful hosts - would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Greenville, Delaware
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2011

Giulio was a wonderful host during our 4 night stay at Villa Sparta. Manuela greeted us with a huge smile and showed us our rooms. The rooms are simple but just what we wanted. The views from the villa are terrific. Breakfast each morning was very nice. The restaurants recommended were also good. We didn't want to drive into Palermo so Giulio offered his services as driver/guide and we went to Monreale and Palermo. Had lunch and saw the markets in Palermo and the Catacombs.
Our friends and my husband and I thought it was a great start to our two week stay in Sicily. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Sparta. highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2010

We stayed here having been stranded in Sicily following the volcanic eruption and cancellation of our flights. Julian could not have been more helpful. Not only did he take time to make us aware of where to eat, visit etc. he accomodated us way beyond what is required. The villa itself is magnificent. It was like staying in a castle. The rooms are superbly decorated and comfortable. The ambience of the villa needs to be experienced to be believed. Breakfast was fantastic. The only tiny issue I would have is that is was too far to walk from the villa to the centre of Marsala but that said we got taxis and enjoyed the time we were there. Definitely give Villa Sparta a try. You will not regret it.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Sparta

Property: Villa Sparta
Address: Contrada Amabilina 3, 91025, Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Marsala
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 92 B&Bs / Inns in Marsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Born from the memories of an old vintage Sicilian building, Villa Sparta makes it possible to combine simplicity and comfort, of ease and relaxation. Ideal for anyone looking for a bit of well being and poetry, but at the same time warmth and elegance. Soft and informal, the welcome Villa Sparta welcomes the guests of intimacy, projecting in shaded and fascinating oasis where the gaze is lost in the sea and the colors of Old Sicilia.Rilassati, breathe plan. Here you can do it. A few kilometers from the tales of Homer, Villa Sparta is a frame of Sicily surrounded by the blue sea, sky and antiquity, in a crossroads of merchants and travelers, legends and flavors of the East. Situated in the lap of Marsala, known dodge traffic and chaos, and at sunset reveals its deepest secrets: the coasts and their views silent enigmas of archeology and warm subtle scents of the Thousand and One Nights. ... more   less 
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Villa Sparta Marsala, Sicily

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