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“Peaceful but Middle of nowhere”

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Masseria degli Ulivi
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Noto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 27, 2013

As usual mixed feelings. Somewhat fraught journey through Noto on a festival day trying to find the signs to the hotel. It is nine kms going north out of Noto by the way. The room was lovely with a high ceiling and the public rooms are airy and light. There is plenty of room to stretch out in the gardens and the altitude must be good on a hot day. I didn't miss the pool as there was a cool breeze but a family was complaining that the pool hadn't been filled yet. Most people ate in the restaurant which was fine though the service was eccentric.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Absolutely breathtaking grounds encompassing the beautiful hotel. To place in words would be vain! Therefore I will not reach the 200 word minimum. The place is amazing, worth every second, and the staff was much more than accommodating.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

A lovely hotel in a beautiful setting, the grounds were immaculate and the rooms were well appointed and clean. The food in the restaurant was delicious with a good choice; if you are staying for more than 3 nights it is possible to negotiate a half board deal.
The staff spoke good English, and were friendly and helpful.
This is an excellent area to stay as it offers peace and quiet but with good access to Siracusa and Noto as well as a wonderful scenic drive to Avola on the coast.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We spent several nights here and dined at the on-premise restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
The rooms are clean and spacious, white and newly decorated - both the bedroom as well as the bathroom. Staff is professional, yet friendly and helpful.
The on-premise restaurant stole our hearts. Franco served us with a professional pride and attention and advised us well on wines and occasional dishes. The food was nicely presented and presented typical sicilian dishes some of which surpingsinlgy delicious. Do pay attention to what you select and your almost sure to have a real treat. Meals cost us a 60-80 Euro where we had antipasti and primi's or secundi's and an occasional extra dish. The very fine wines were charged up to 20 Euro a bottle.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

We enjoyed a very nice stay here during last summer.
Fantastic area with a lot to see. Simple but spacious rooms.
The garden is wonderful and so peaceful! We particularly enjoyed having dinner under the stars on the terrace choosing from an interesting menu.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank John P
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed in this Masseria in July 2012 with my partner. The masseria is in the countryside, 20 min's drive from Noto Town, you absolutely need a rented car to travel here and there. The room is very simple but tidy and has everything you need. The infrastructure in general is very charming, surrounded by olive trees everywhere. There is a beautiful swimming pool, unfortunately it was all the time crowded with children jumping around (and many children!!!) so me and my partner were going to Vendicari and other fabulous beaches around the area. The swimming pool as such is very very agreeable and the countryside with olive trees absolutely fantastic. We did not test the restaurant so I have no idea if it's good or not but there are many very good alternatives to eat in Noto or in Ragusa or in Modica. You should absolutely visit these towns as well. It is like to walk in open museums. The breakfast was disappointing though, neither the cappucino neither the juice were inlcuded and you had to pay extra if you wanted something that in every hotel/b&B is almost natural. One morning they brought us a sorbetto al limone, it was not a sorbetto but a plain ice cream....basically very poor quality of products, same with the limoncello we took one evening, it wasn't great quality and you could notice it immediately. The staff was kind but nothing special neither. In general we enjoyed our stay, quality price overall very well appreciated and probably a very good masseria for families.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

When we arrived, our room did not look too good since the view was poor and the room was facing west which meant that we would have to keep the door and windows closed. We were kindly given another, better room. Masseria degli Ulivi is a beautiful holiday resort with quiet and spacious surroundings. Good service (including the waiters) and excellent food, indeed the best food we had in Sicily.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Masseria degli Ulivi

Address: Contrada Porcari s.n.c., 96017, Noto, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Noto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Noto
#4 Luxury Hotel in Noto
#8 Family Hotel in Noto
Price Range: $108 - $249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Masseria degli Ulivi 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Masseria degli Ulivi is nestled in the Iblea countryside where olive trees, carob trees and Mediterranean scents abound. The Masseria is part of the old farm holding, full of character and atmosphere: The Reception area - Restaurant - Bar - Sitting area with reading and conversation rooms. Wherever you turn you will find quiet corners and delightful sights like the small rock and herb garden or the courtyard with table service amongst the jasmine and climbing roses. The rooms are positioned individually on the land, guaranteeing peace and privacy and together with the main building of the Masseria, evoke in the visitor the sensation of being in a small rural village. Most rooms are double and can be Standard or Superior according to size, comfort and outside space for private use. There are also triple and family rooms on two floors. In our comfortable candlelit dining-room, under a traditional roof made of plaster and cane, our guests can enjoy a discreet and friendly service, always attentive to individual requirements and special requests. In summer you can have breakfast outside on the terrace surrounded by the scents and colours of the countryside and in the evening you can dine in the cool of the olive trees immersed in the profound peace of the Iblea nights. Guests can relax and enjoy the large swimming pool and sports area surrounded by olive and carob trees with a sundeck and sun beds as well as a sports area with a tennis court and boules alley. ... more   less 
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Masseria Degli Ulivi Noto, Sicily

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