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Reviewed May 14, 2017

I will NOT recommend this hotel to any FAMILY WITH CHILDREN or any Northern European turist / Scandinavian turists.

The pictures show a beautiful pool but it is obviously only for show. No other guests use it and when we used it during the day we were asked to be completely quiet because there was a mandatory siesta time "Children need to sleep!" (said by staff). (We saw no other small children in the hotel). Our 7-year-old definitely didn't want to sleep and with a pool and 34 degrees it is hard not to splash a little around the pool! This Siesta time wasn't stated anywhere on the website or in the hotel at the time of booking.

The receptionist were unfriendly or just bored at his job. We asked for help with snorkeling places and beaches but he didn't really care to help.

You think this hotel has a perfect location... Here's the thing: There is no view to the sea from the hotel. The pathway UNDER the road to the beach is blocked by fence and sand. Therefore you have to cross the big road and during summer season children can't do this alone. The road is extremely busy and you enter the road from a set of stairs and directly out in the driving lanes!

The beach brings other anoyances like the sales car constantly driving by with loud speakers screaming out: "Fragola, Limone, Brioche...". The goes on from early in the morning and you can hear it all from the hotel!

The room was very clean and nice. The maids were friendly and did a good job.

Breakfast was poor with dry bread and old pastries and they didn't manage to boil water for tea. After more than 3 requests they served water about the same temperature as the pool! Other staff were rude.

The beach is not that attractive and Lido di Noto as a town has absolutely nothing to offer. We will recommend this: Spend time in Syracuse, maybe half a day at the beach or in Noto if you must pass by, but save your valuable vacation for all the other beautiful places on Sicily.

  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled with family
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Thank EmNaMi
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Junio A, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Mediterranea, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

We really don't understand how someone, after one year, can write a review about an hotel! It is at least a little suspect... Anyway..
1) The pool is not a big pool, but it is not only for show. After all, for us would be ridiculous to have a big pool considering that Villa has only 15 rooms and it is just a few metres far from the sea. Many of our guests use it during Summer and no one complains. There is not a mandatory siesta, but we only ask RESPECT for other guests who choose Villa mediterranea to relax, considering that when these children were inside the pool, were screaming all the time.
2) Our receptionists are very friendly and they really love their job. They have been working for 8 years here in Villa mediterranea and rarely our guests have problems with them. Of course, this is true when guests are not rude and don't expect to do what they want just because they pay.
3) The pathway under the road to the beach is blocked because it is not ours and in fact we don't even talk about it in our website, or in Booking.com and Expedia. So we really don't understand what the "reviewer" is complain for!
4) The "big road" is just Lido di Noto boulevard in front of the hotel and it is very easy to cross because there are always many people doing that in order to go to the beach. So nothing uncomfortable.
5) Breakfast together with room cleanliness, is one of our strong points, so we don't allow anyone to lie about it!

Villa mediterranea is not perfect (nothing is perfect), but for sure we love our job and do our best to make our guests' stay comfortable and relaxed.

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Reviewed November 13, 2016

We had stayed in Lido di Noto before but chose this hotel instead of another. Very glad we did. Nice rooms, quiet location, lovely garden, small pool, great service, nice breakfast and good value. I would stay here again without hesitation. The location is great for this part of Sicily, nowhere is more than about an hour away, Ragusa, Siracusa, Noto, Donna Lucata, Scicli and Marazememi. Relaxed and informal. Wonderful

  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Spent 3 nights - enjoyed the stay very much. Everything was as expected - and especially the location is great, own access to lido de noto (beach 50 meters away), nice garden - and what I value - its a QUIET place, - plenty of kids, but it is not in itself a hang-out place , due to very little pool, and shady garden. Great restaurant on-premise, eat there instead of the tourist traps in Noto main streets. Highly recommended - we would love to come back. Only minus - room ok, but bathroom on the small side.

  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

A very nice small hotel situated quite near a wonderful shore. Good location to visit Siracusa, Ragusa, Noto and Modica. Very peacefull hotel with a beatiful garden and a small pool. Friendly staff and very good breakfast.

  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled with friends
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Thank Karlevi
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Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

We spent a few days in this nice hotel. Rooms are very clean and well equipped.
Door is just in front of a beautiful garden where you can seat and relax, perfect for a Spring-Summer hotel!
Terrace upstairs with sea view is a cool location for breakfast and romantic for evening dinners.
By the way for breakfast you have a pretty good choice and restaurant menu is unexpectedly rich and good.
In general staff is very friendly and helpful.
Beach, which is not crowded at all, is just a few steps far from the hotel. In September water is still warm!

We will come back, for sure

Stayed: September 2015, traveled with family
Thank Weiss P
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