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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Noto, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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DayleF9
Tucson, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
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“Wonderful place, Excellent value”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We stayed in the downstairs garden apartment for a week at the beginning of October. It's a quiet, comfortable place, very spacious for just the two of us. Angelica is the perfect hostess....friendly, charming, professional. She provided wine and enough food to get by for a day so we didn't have to rush out for food right away. Also, plenty of helpful information for our stay. Well stocked kitchen with everything we needed. Also nice to have a washing machine available. When suddenly wifi wasn't available, we went to a cafe/bar, emailed Angelica, she called Maria, the very efficient housekeeper, and it was working again within the hour. The flat was clean, nicely and interestingly decorated, and has a unique, historical atmosphere. We didn't use the garden, except for picking some basil and a hot pepper, because of mosquitoes. The flat is very peaceful and private, though we occasionally heard music, television, or voices of neighbors. The bedrooms are away from the street . Parking is on the typically narrow street in front of the building. Depending on the time of day, it was usually easy to find a parking space nearby. The location is great for walking down into the main parts of town. Plenty of things to see and places to eat and drink. We found it relatively easy to drive into Siracusa on a Sunday, park in a lot, and enjoy a morning walking around Ortigia (recommend Caseificio Borderi, an excellent deli in the Ortigia Market). Angelica provides a great list of cafes, restaurants, and bars, as well as attractions in Noto and the surrounding area. Much enjoyed.

Date of stay: October 2013
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 14, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: Being right in the heart of the town and being so comfortable.
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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london
Reviewed November 11, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

Date of stay: October 2012
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Paris
Reviewed October 2, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

Date of stay: August 2012
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Liked best: Comfort and decoration
Liked least: No pergola on the terrace at the first floor.... Impossible to be there during the day...
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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Bastien L
Paris, France
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5 reviews
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“Perfect stay in charming atmosphere, in a tastefully designed home”
Reviewed June 3, 2012 for a stay in May 2012

The advices before booking were perfect.
We've been welcome "as at home", an a very nice place.
Just everything perfect.
Based in Noto, we visited Etna, Syracuse, Ragusa, wonderful beaches. It is an excellent location fo East Sicily.

Date of stay: May 2012
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Liked best: Charming home, area and people.
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Dani F
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A wonderful home in a charming Sicilian town”
Reviewed May 28, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Noto is a charming southern Sicilian town, with good food, lovely scenery, excellent cafes, and friendly people.

Piano Alto is an exceptionally nice property — very spacious and comfortable, well maintained, airy, and well equipped. We stayed on the second floor and had a great time there. Our hostess Angelica helped in any way she could to make our stay pleasant and had loads of good advice no matter what we wanted to do. She really knows her way around!

Highly recommended!

One word of warning — don't trust Google maps — especially not when driving from Ragusa to Noto. The route it suggests takes you through a precarious dirt road which ends at a farm in a dead end.

Date of stay: April 2012
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Liked best: The owners helpfulness
Liked least: Everything was great. No complaints.
Traveling group: Extended Family
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kaliz
Lausanne
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 17, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Date of stay: September 2014
Traveling group: Friends
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