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“Better than nothing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Florio Park Hotel

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Florio Park Hotel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Terrasini
Certificate of Excellence
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97 reviews
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“Better than nothing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2009

We stayed one night at this hotel because we had an early flight the next morning.

The hotel isn't too bad, would need an overhaul. The first room we had came with a view of a wall. We were able to change it for a room with a balcony and a partial view of the sea. The room is of a good size, clean and with a nice clean bathroom.

The reception staff is very cold, arrogant and unpleasant.

For supper, we were required to purchase a ticket in advance of supper at reception. I think the reason they do this is that otherwise customers would walk out when they saw what was offered. It was a buffet, we were not told in advance that it was a buffet. There was very little choice. They fill two trays with the same food to make the choice look larger. The food was tasteless and certainly not traditional Sicilian food. Unfortunately, there wasn't much around the hotel to eat at so we didn't have much of a choice. The dining room was very noisy. Filled with buses of tourists as a stopover on a tour. Overall the supper is way over priced.

The pool is very nice. There is also a beach not far away but it didn't look too nice.

The airport is fairly close although you have to take the motorway to get there (2 exits away). Nevertheless, a road from the hotel leads you directly to the motorway and the directions from that point are simple enough.

Breakfast is included with the room but it is served only as of 7:30 AM. This is nuch too late considering many people stay here because they have an early flight. It's handy for the hotel, they offer free breakfast but they put too late for most people to take advantage of it.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you are staying for only one night. Do not stay here for a vacation of several days.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2009

I've been to Terresini 3 times now. We found hotel Florio by accident. Initially we booked Hotel Azzolini and walked out with disgust even though they had us on a no cancellation contract we let them keep the money. We were delighted to find this Hotel Florio just 200 meters further along the road.

It seems a lot of thought has been put in to guest comfort at this hotel.
Hotel Florio is in a gated complex which is important to keep unwanted guests away such as dogs that howl all night long. The rooms are situated sufficiently away from the road to minimise any disturbance from street noise. The hallway's to the rooms are thickly carpeted to cancel noise. The bed is lush. The rooms are clean and modern.
A good night's sleep can be expected.

The complex has a host of features starting with it's useful little store to shop for essentials, a Wellness Center (that I didn't get to actually see on my particular stay), large swimming pool, tennis, crazy golf... and the list goes on. They have an animation team (entertainers) to amuse families all day long. The bar has a nice large selection of drinks.

The hotel is located about 2 km from the town center. So you can ramble into the center or pay about €15 in a taxi. Remember taxis are always very expensive in Italy. While you are literally a couple of hundred meters to the Airport property, to take you to the airport the taxi must drive a long way around the perimeter to the entrance which will cost about €35. Plane spotters will love sitting by the pool watching the occasional jet fly off into the distance.

For a mere €72 per night we got a double room and breakfast. As far as hotel breakfast buffets go this was middle of the road, I've seen better and I've seen a lot worse. For the included price I'm not complaining.

Dinner was a no-go for us and perhaps the only real disappointment about this hotel. To me it was an overpriced buffet (€25) with a poor selection. The consolation is that you can eat lots if you want, but we didn't want any at all. I can get a freshly cooked 4 course meal in an Irish hotel for this money, and Ireland is not a cheap place to eat. Until they address this problem you can go into the town square and soak up the Italian athmosphere in a small restaurant for about the same price, which is why I love to go to Terresini anyway. Alternatively look out for the small restaurant behind the tennis courts. They have Pizza from €3.50! It's just a 2 minute stroll around the fence. There is also another on the corner but that's far more expensive and we didn't think it was any better.

If you don't like lounging at the large pool with glorious views then you have access to an impeccable private beach. The hotel is on high land / cliff face so there is a climb down. However once the venture is made the setting is perfect and comfortable, just don't forget anything.

Look out for there 2 or 3 night 1 or 2 person Wellness Offers that might be hard to find online since usually only the cheapest offer is displayed.

We will be going back for those soon, an all expensis paid spa treatment break.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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sanmigueldeallende
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2009

We stayed here because of it's proximity to the punta raisi airport--the occasional plane scuds right across the breakers--on our last night in sicily. The town itself is a sort of lower middle class getaway for Palermo. However, there was no town to speak of in which to find a decent meal. The resort is behind a big wall and has an automatic gate protecting it (from what you might ask)--to get in to the resort I had to punch a call box and the gate grinded open. There is a long winding drive through anodyne buildings of unknown purpose. The resort proper is about 1/2 km down the road. Big reception hall, concreted terraces, and more rows of 2 story hotel rooms. The rooms have the feel of a mid range airport motel in a 2nd city. The resort has a big pool again, bounded by a large concrete terrace and the whole complex sits on a low bluff over the sea. However, there is no apparent access to the sea. Once can see people frolicking on a working class beach below, though. Dinner was a fixed price buffet, very expensive and very tasteless for what you get--but it did reward in volume. There was a first confirmation party going on in the sea view dining room and we and a fair number of people that seemed to be vacationing there (I cannot imagine spending my vacation there--it offers nothing but heat and the whiff of kerosene from the adjacent runway) sat a far piece from the sea-on a concrete terrace. Another odd aspect of the hotel is that there is a "Team Karibe" present--which appeared to me to be a set of activity leaders and greeters, "tummlers" in the parlance of the Catskill resort--they more or less skulked about during our 14 hours there, but did form a greeting line as we entered the dinner hall.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2009

We stayed at the hotel one night, and booked it by accident on booking.com
On booking.com they claim to be 2,3 km from the airport, well 35€ is more or less the price in a cab, so it is certainlly not true.

the pool is nice, the view from the poll area plesant, the saftff around the poll was kind and helpfull, BUT the food, the rooms etc. there is better hotels at the same rate. we paid 109€ for adouble with a baby cos and "breakfast".
we thought aboiutb eating there to make life easier with our 18 minth old daughter, but they had only a buffet, and the food on display was a disgrace - you can get so good food in Italy, so why mesh it up so badly?
However there is place just outside the hotelæ called the Pirate, stunningly ok to the price, I can only reccomend thios place highly.
The breakfast was was bad real bad, worse was the attitude from the waiters, for 35 min no on came to hel or serve us, the cleaned tabæes 2-3 m from us. however we managed to look up some plates and cup's knife spoons etc., and made some coffee ourselves, almost like monty phyton he he, at leat we could laught since we knew we would leave the hotel already at 10:00 - but who in the name of god gave that place 4 starts, it maut have been for the entertainingly bad service, and strange clientèle.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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St Albans
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2008

We booked this holiday independently and stayed at this hotel for a fortnights holiday at the end of July with our nearly 5 year old daughter and 11 month old baby. I would describe this resort as going back in time to 1970's Butlins Holiday Camp.

The hotel is very close to the airport and the local taxi firm will charge about 40 euros to get you there, a little bit steep but what can you do? The Reception area is pleasant enough but somewhat dated - we had high hopes. We were then lead to our room-our hearts sank. The room is separated into two living quarters plus the bathroom. The air-conditioning unit was old and did not pump out sufficient cool air and was located in the main part of the bedroom which meant the other living area and the bathroom did not get any cool area at all. It was a very bizarre feeling going into the different temperatures at each side. There is a TV but no English speaking channels. There is a flat screen TV in the bar area which has sky TV but you will need to ask the bar staff to access it.

The bathroom had an unfortunate smell of being old and the toilet cubicles were stained. The cleaning staff did their best to clean it but I think it just needed replacing. There is no bath just a shower which leaked and the flooring in the shower were very slippery.

Included in the holiday was breakfast, lunch and dinner. The choice at breakfast is very disappointing - starts and ends very early (09.30). Lunch is a buffet and was far better in choice than dinner. The whole dining expierience was a little tiresome after a couple of days as it is a bit of the same thing everyday. The food does run out quite quickly and the staff do manage to keep on top of things but you may have to go back to wait for it.

Both pools are very good, one being a childrens pool next the the mini-club and a very run down childrens play area (beware of the pot holes and stones!!!) Access to the beach is towards the back to the hotel, the private area of the beach is separated only by a rope from the public beach. There are parasols and sun loungers provided. Please note that this hotel does not provide you with pool towels, you will have to bring your own.

The nearest village is Terrasini which is about a 20-25 minutes walk from the hotel. There is a little cafe which sells bottled water and beach towels as you turn right outside of the hotel. The walk to the village is somewhat different, there are no pavements. Piazza Duomo is where the main square is and it is best seen at night where everything comes to life. There are restaurants, cafes, bars and a little arts craft market located off the main square. Arabesque Restaurant (via V Madonie) is definately one of the best restaurant in the village, gets very busy and opens at 8pm.

The staff are very good and very friendly but the whole resort needs serious updating and modernising. The current website is very dated and dont bank on the rooms and pictures to give you an accurate picture of what it is like.

I think one week would have been enough at this resort but two weeks was torture and could not wait to leave. I will have two lasting memories of this holiday - the awful room and the hideous song that the entertainment staff sing and dance to twice everyday.

  • Liked — Swimming Area
  • Disliked — Rooms
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Ghent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2006

Good hotel, the rooms are clean and spacious enough, nice very clean bathroom. Nice swimming pool, never too crowded, and near the beach. The food was good and the staff very friendly and helpfull. The only thing I didn't like about this hotel was that it's full of French people, mostly arrogant and unpolite (especially towards the staff) and not even trying to speak 1 word of Italian! Part of the animation team was French and didn't seam to care about non-French tourists. The Italian guys of "animazione were very extremely friendly to overybody. Anyway after France lost the world cup finale (soccer) against Italy the French suddenly became much quiter :). Grazie Italia ;)

  • Liked — The very friendly staff,
  • Disliked — like I said, the French tourists
  • Tips/Secrets — try to say "buon giorno" instead of "bonjour" or "hello", the staff loves that!
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2006

We stayed here for one night only before heading out of the airport (Palermo Punta Raisi).
The room was fine, had a double bed and one single. A fridge, sink and stovetop, large shower in bathroom and was kept clean. Not the newest of furniture and bedding but once again clean. We had a good rate for the hotel and there were two pools (one adult one childrens) that were nice and clean. The dining room and terrace area were large with nice views. Breakfast was continental and good/filling buffet. There is a snack bar/american bar serving sandwiches, patries, soft drinks and alcohol as well as grantias and ice cream etc. all day. Prices were of course a little steeper but with your own fridge and stove you could easily save some money with regular groceries. We did not visit the spa but heard it was very good. The children's play park left a little to be desired and that would be the only fault - a bit delapidated! There is a small 'gift' shop which also has souveniers, cigarettes, candy etc.
Nice tennis courts, great walking area, private beach front with umbrellas/lilo's for free. A taxi ride is 30 euro and about ten minutes down the road to the airport. Good for early morning flights.
Would stay here again for early flights but it is out of Palermo itself so not recommended if you wish to see the sights otherwise you will be paying out a lot for transport (unless you have your own car). If I was visiting Palermo I would stay downtown as the bus and train transport is very cheap and easy to use.

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Property: Florio Park Hotel
Address: Via P. Impastato N.41 | Terrasini-Cinisi Mare, 90045 Terrasini, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Palermo > Terrasini
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Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Terrasini
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Hotel Class:4 star — Florio Park Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 210
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