My cousin and I stayed here for 3 nights as our "splurgy" stay on a week-long trip to the southeastern part of Sicily.
Our room was comfortable, with a spacious bathroom that could have been improved by slightly more counter space but was still very nice. Because this hotel is in a largely rural area, it was very quiet at night and we slept extremely well.
We loved the views, and found the breakfasts delicious and varied. They included boiled eggs, bread, cheese, and meats, cereals, pastries, local jams and marmalades (some of which seemed to have been made from fruit grown at the hotel, which used to be a farm), and of course all the coffee/espresso drinks you might expect in Italy.
We also ate dinner there, though as two smallish women, we were unable to finish the generous portions of the four course meal provided, and the waiters kept being offended! However, the food was very nice. We especially loved the vegetable buffet first course, but the pastas were also lovely, as were the fish (according to my cousin) and the chicken (according to me).
We rented bicycles from the hotel one day, and after a longer ride in the morning, we biked to the beach in the afternoon. I also had a massage, which was excellent and energizing, and helped to realign me the day after the bicycle ride! We did not use the swimming pool, but it was nice to have the option.
The staff was friendly, professional, and helpful, and accommodated all of our requests. They even allowed me to print out a couple of pages on their printer.
Considering that I have paid more to stay at very generic, corporate hotels in major cities, I think that this place is extremely good value. It felt luxurious and indulgent, without being outrageously expensive, overdone or showy.
This would be a lovely place to stay with a romantic partner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the top of a hill, La Corte del Sole offers its guests a wonderful view over the Vendicari Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful Sicilian reserves. Thanks to the skillful restoration of a typical nineteenth-century ancient Sicilian manor, La Corte del Sole has been realized looking after every single detail, using only noble materials. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel La Corte Del Sole Noto, Sicily