We arrived on Boxing day and it seemed like we were the only guests at this hotel. The exteriors of the building look attractive enough however the rest leaves much to be desired. The hotel door was wide open letting in the cold air, no carpets, no heating. Same in our room. There was a functioning air conditioning unit however you had to switch it on yourself so when you came in after a day out you were faced with the prospect of a cold room. The room was of a decent, even one could say generous size however the furniture is dismal and sad. No attempt at decoration and the room just offers you the bare basics.
The first night I took out my Ipad to connect however internet connection was locked. I phoned reception and asked for the password since this was advertised as being free in our booking confirmation. They guy at the desk informed us that there was a EUR3.50 charge for every 30 mins of access!
The next morning the receptionist ( a rather sweet lady) promptly rectified the matter and we were given access, however I have to comment there is a rather pompous procedure to be followed. To use WIFI you have to physically go to reception, the receptionist asks you how many hours you need and prints out a receipt for every hour. So you have to keep these chits and every hour you have to log in with a different password!
Breakfast was ok however eating is a huge room full of empty chairs and tables felt eery.
This place needs a total refurbishment and needs to be staffed with a receptionist 24/7 not just in the mornings. We have stayed at much better places for less money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa Favorita Relais, placed in the Val di Noto in the heart of Baroque Sicily and was born with the transformation of the 18th century villa property of the Di Lorenzo barons of Granieri marquis of Castelluccio family. At this day the Relais is still run by direct descendants of the family. The Relais is 2,5km from Noto, capital of Baroque Sicily and UNESCO site since 2002. The sea is only a five minute drive and offers both beach clubs and more wild sites where you can taste the real and authentic beauty, colors and smells of the Mediterranean sea. The ancient adobe is the ideal setting for a vacation lost in the flavors of Sicily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais Villa Favorita Noto, Sicily