This was the most outstanding B&B accommodation on our recent tour of Sicily this August. The building is magnificent, both inside and out, and deserves a 5 star rating along with the excellent service we received. The house is beautifully furnished and full of interesting paintings and other interesting pieces. Our bedroom with ensuite bathroom was huge and slept our family of 5 (2 adults, 3 teenagers), really comfortably. Our host was absolutely delightful, genuinely friendly, charming & very helpful. Each morning she laid a breakfast fit for a king, with home-made preserves, breads and sweets. Downstairs there is a huge entrance hall which accommodates a table tennis table and, with added free Wifi, this kept the kids happy whilst we did some serious roaming. Across the street is a lovely cafe selling all sorts of Sicilian salads, snacks and the wonderful 'granitas' that were a must in the baking hot weather. A parking permit is available for on-street parking from the proprietor. Ibla itself is full of alleyways to explore, magnificent views and a lovely place to relax and enjoy the wonderful architecture. For Inspector Montalbano fans, it is a short drive to Puta Seca beach, the fictional home of Montalbano whilst various locations around Ibla & Ragusa have been used in the films.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in Palazzo Castro means intimately enjoy the essence of Sicily. The building is magnificent, its history goes back three hundred years ago and the descendants still live there. From the two suites, both with frescoed ceilings and bathroom private, you can enjoy one of the most fascinating square of Sicily, thanks to the long balcony on the cathedral square of Ibla. For those who prefer a more intimate atmosphere there is a twin bedroom, with private bathroom, with a balcony on the roof garden and view of the dome and the surrounding hills. Finally, two attic rooms, with a flight of stairs to access, reveal the hidden intimacy of a house of yesteryear. In all, five bedrooms, each with private bathroom, with possibility of third and some of it fourth bed; safe and wi-fi. The palace has been completely renovated, with services and facilities up to date (elevator, heating, air conditioning); along the halls are followed up antique furniture, frescoed ceilings, antique floors and luxury finishes. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Castro Al Duomo Ragusa, Sicily, Italy