We spent one wonderful week in Favignana and Il Portico helped make the stay a special and memorable one. This charming hotel has a winning combination of a home-away-from-home atmosphere, simple elegance in its choice of design and accessories and a perfect location.
The service was impeccabile: always friendly, always helpful, always on hand. Leo's and Fabio's suggestions and recommendations were always spot-on. Due to the variable weather conditions, Leo would advise us which beaches to hit first and what to expect. This was very comforting, especially when we wanted to get the most out of a 7-day trip of sun and sea.
We really felt spoiled at Il Portico and in so many ways. The rooms were simple, clean and neat. The en suite bathrooms were modern and fitted with Villeroy-Boch porcelain sinks. The Frette towels were absolutely wonderful after a hot shower. The little clothes rack on the small, but appreciated balcony was a big plus, especially for hanging up beach towels and bikinis (the towels didn't dry much due to the humidity, but that's not the hotel's fault).
Make sure you try the hotel's roof-top terrace with lovely sun loungers, a Jacuzzi and an outdoor shower.
Everything was easy to reach. The 2 main squares were behind the hotel. All the city's shops and restaurants right there. Affordable and friendly bike rentals are just around the corner.
The hotel suggested a fantastic boat tour around the island with Andrea, a wonderfully entertaining captain and guide. We had a light typical lunch on board between admiring the coastline, swimming in amazingly crystal-clear waters and visiting a beautiful cove.
Last, but far from least, is the breakfast: I thoroughly enjoyed the assortment of cakes that hotel staff prepared themselves on a daily basis. The ricotta pie was heaven, the chocolate-coconut cake light and airy, the lemon-cream pie was refreshing, perfect for the hot weather. There are also cold meats and cheeses, yogurts, juices, fresh mineral water, teas, coffee, small rolls, cereals, jams.
The selected furnishings from Varaschin and Schoenhuber-Franchi made us feel important and gave this already welcoming place a relaxing atmosphere.
The airport transfers were organised to perfection. On our last day after check-out, we were able to leave our bags at the hotel and hit the absolutely gorgeous beaches of Favignana one last time. Before we left hotel staff gave us clean towels and let us use the shower on the roof to rinse off the salt water. I can't thank them enough for that. It made the departure so much more comfortable.
A big thank you to all of you at Il Portico. You really know how to take care of your guests and make everyone feel special.
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- Also Known As:
- Il Portico Hotel
- Il Portico Favignana