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“If you're going to Favignana, make sure you book Il Portico”
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Hotel Il Portico
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“If you're going to Favignana, make sure you book Il Portico”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2009

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.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2009

We had a nice few days at the hotel which is run in a very friendly and quiet manner by the young Gentile family. Well appointed and tastefully furnished rooms, modern and comfortable. Nice breakfast. Great roof terrace! The ambiance of the hotel is relaxing and because of the location, a couple of minutes from the port and just round the corner from the main church and town square, you get the benefit of being near everything the town offers. Defintely a great place to recommend.
Nigel Moore

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with friends
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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2009

We stayed at Il Portico hotel on Favignana for our friends wedding in April. The hotel is fantastically located in the centre of the town just minutes from the ferry port and the decor is very clean and modern. We were welcomed by a very friendly manager who checked us in early and showed us all that the island has to offer on a free local map.
Our room was spacious, big by Italian standards, and again the decor was modern, with flatcreeen TV and a fantastic bathroom with hundreds of towels! The rooms were cleaned very well every day and the maid very friendly. The breakfast is superb with fresh cakes from the local bakery every day and lots on offer at the buffet. The modern garden and rooftop solarium are an added bonus also. The only downside are the slightly thin walls which means sound can travel a bit from room to room but its not really disturbing enough to merit a bad mark against this great little hotel.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Dunboyne, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2008

Great hotel. Very helpful staff. Good breakfast and jacuzzi.
Staff very accomodating when asked to print out boarding passes.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2008

Just got back from Favignana today, we stayed at Hotel II Portico for 6 nights, it was a lovely modern clean hotel and the staff are really helpful, you have a good choice for breakfast, covering savoury and sweet tastes. It is also really good to have internet fascilities as well.
The island is good for swimming and snorkelling and a scooter is recommended for travelling about the island.
I would definately recommend this hotel, the shower is lovely with great water pressure. Which we found was a problem in the older hotels.

  • Liked — Clean and modern
  • Disliked — Beds a bit hard
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Devon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2008

I stayed for 4 nights at Il Portico and loved every minute of my time there. The hotel is absolutely lovely and so well designed. The staff are charming and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. I will certainly go back to this hotel.

  • Liked — Lovely hotel with absolutely charming staff
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2007

We have recently returned from nine days in Sicily and spent just one night at the Il Portico on Favignana in the Egadi Islands. The hotel is sleek, contemporary and beautifully-appointed. Rooms are not large but have excellent beds, modern decor, fantastic showers, and lovely terraces. The lobby has high-speed internet and a nice bar, and the breakfast is lovely. The manager Leo is fantastic - incredibly helpful and friendly. He helped us book two nights at another wonderful hotel in Selinunte (Hotel Admeto).


We wished we had stayed longer, and also had taken the time to ferry over to Marettimo for a day trip of swimming and exploration. Definitely recommend renting bikes to explore the island and the Tufa quarries. There is also a superb family-run ristorante at the far end of the plazza around the corner from the hotel (it begins with a B!)

Stayed July 2007
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Property: Hotel Il Portico
Address: Via Antonio Meucci 3, 91023, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Islands of Sicily > Aegadian Islands > Isola di Favignana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 16 Hotels in Isola di Favignana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Il Portico 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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