We stayed at the Palazzo Failla 2 weeks ago, for 4 nights. The transfer from Catania airport takes about an hour, and is undertaken by the hotel proprietor in person..........incidentally, a very friendly and welcoming man, with a warm personality and good sense of humour, so an entertaining journey.
The hotel is great, 4 star, no pool, but nevertheless, a lovely restful place in the centre of Modica Alta, an ideal location from which to explore the town and the area. Our room was impressive with a high ceiling, complete with, 'Trompe D'oile' feature, and French windows onto the balcony, which overlooked a neat little street, no problem with noise though. The bathroom was big and modern, immaculately clean and serviced twice a day, lots of big white towels and other bathroom, 'goodies'. Room servicing was impeccable, with evening, ' turn-down' and chocs on the pillow, Modica being famous for its chocolate, of course.
Reception staff are delightful, charming, and helpful, they speak English, and are great ambassadors for their hotel and region, excellent.
We arrived late on our first night and were recommended to try a local restaurant, 'La Locanda' which turned out to be brilliant, and cheap, even though they had stopped serving new arrivals, and were packed, they welcomed us and set us up a table. It gets better.
Second night we ate at the famous, in-house restaurant, 'La Gazza Ladra', Wow ! We had seen it on UK television, but the reality exceeded our high expectations, superb creative dining, unique.
The hotel coffee bar deserves a mention, it is brilliant, with Sicilian, 'Tapas' style freebies, and the best coffee you can imagine.
Overall our trip was a huge success, we will certainly return, probably this year, for more Modican hospitality, this hotel is famous for all the right things, and deserves to be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Palazzo Failla Hotel is a four star hotel, located in a beautiful XVIII century building, not an unusual example in Modica indeed, which has been perfectly restored thanks to local skilled craftsmen. The Faillas, showing the typical hospitality of their land, decided to open their house to their guests. The moment you enter, you can feel a fascinating atmosphere given by the light scent of the ancient stone walls and the pitch stone floor, typical of this area. The exclusive furniture and refined decorations will give the final touch to an unforgettable stay. Palazzo Failla Hotel is located in Modica Alta, in Via Blandini, near two of the most beautiful architectural examples in Modica, such as St. George's Cathedral and the Earls' Castle. It's an ideal starting point to visit both Modica and the whole area ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palazzo Failla Hotel
- Hotel Palazzo Failla Modica, Sicily