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Private Room, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Fontane Bianche, Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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Pav0l
Bratislava, Slovakia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A house with the stunning view”
Reviewed May 30, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The house has a perfect location with stunning views of the sea from the garden and terrace. The house was very well equipped and clean. Mr. Supun, the man in charge for the house, was very reliable and punctual.
The house has its own place for sea-bathing, but for those who prefer nice sandy beach, Fontane Bianche is just 2-3 minutes drive by car (and another beautiful beach Arenella is some 15 minutes by car). There are some amenities (basic) in the close vicinity of the house, but make sure you rent a car, it is much more comfortable for exploring the beautiful towns around (Siracusa, Noto etc.)
In a word, we had an excellent holiday.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 30, 2017
Dear Sir Pavol, it was an honor having you as our guests, we are grateful that you have enjoyed our location and Supun's friendliness. I hope to host you another time, as soon as you will again want to relax yourself between the sea of Fontane Bianche and the scent of Siracusa, Noto and Sicily. Thank you so much!!
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Cristian...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice location, poor maintenance”
Reviewed October 10, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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person found this review helpful

Great location but unfortunately the villa is not clean. Bed sheets are smelly, the floors have not been clean when we arrived.
We requested a vacuum cleaner and we cleaned the rooms by ourselves.
For kids was a great experience as you have a great yard. We also used the barbecue on the upper terrace to grill some fish and shrimps. Great experience.
At the end this house can be a great if someone takes more care and it is clean.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Maintenance
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Oct 10, 2016
I totally contest the lack of cleaning of the house and of the sheets. We would have immediately proceeded if you had said that, as we immediately provided you the hoover, not because the house was dirty, but just because there were many children and you don’t use the broom. The house provides our guests washing machine and double changes of laundry ( sheets, towels, beach towels ecc..) Our servant, Supun, was every day there at your disposal: if you had had any demands (as you did many times), you could have addressed to him to meet immediately your necessities . We could have immediately changed the sheets without any additional cost.

Instead, I want to underline that at your check-out, we took out 5 big black bags of trash which we found inside the two houses (despite Supun picked up the rubbish outside daily when he does the external cleaning). The houses were in so very bad conditions that our operators took 6/7 hours for each house to make them proper. Besides that, dishes, pots, fridge, terrace and barbecue were left dirty. We found 2 broken microwaves, and the sink trap of kitchen and WC plugged.

Not least, for your courtesy, we agreed the check-out at 18,00 PM on Friday because you should have left at 5,30 AM of the morning after (Saturday). But we waited for the check-out till 10,40 PM without any extra charges.

We accept every suggestions, but the house is well treated, really loved and we always take care of our guests.
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Annie G
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fabulous Location”
Reviewed February 3, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

I and my family had an awesome experience at this place. We stayed in the villa on the seafront of Fontane Bianche.The apartment was clean, comfortable and well furnished.The location without a doubt is a best place to stay.

5 Star boutique hotel experience in the villa! Would highly recommend to anyone looking to spend some quality time with their friends and family.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Wojtek Z
Warsaw, Poland
1 review
“Perfect location seaside appartment”
Reviewed October 16, 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Great view and very nice well mantained small garden and roof terrace (especially as we were alone - other two appartments were free). Sea nearly at your feet, rather not for very young children (snorkling options - rocky) anyway sandy beach not far away. Apartment small but very well equiped a bit dark and frowsty. Very good location - short driving time to Ragusa, Modica, Noto, Syracusa, Cava Grande and Marzamemi.

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Liked best: View and location
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 23, 2015
Dear guest, thank you for your comment about your recent stay at Residence Holiday House! I'm pleased you found our house to be in an excellent location and beautiful and charming property, I'm sure you enjoyed the breath taking views of the sea. I would like to inform you that the rocks by the seaside are quite flat and at sea level, it's quite safe and the water is not deep in that area. There is no danger for children and adults to swim, to snorkell and enjoying the seaside. Thanks to its position just in front of the sea the apartment is quite aired and there is a lot of direct lighting.
We look forward to welcoming you again to appreciate and experience a great stay with us.
Warmest regards
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Egil2013
Oslo, Norway
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very nice villa and beautiful scenery.”
Reviewed July 6, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Very nice place, tranquillo, beautiful water and nice people. Very nice villa. We did well without a car, but it is arguably easier witj a var.
The kitchen equipment, glasses, dinner plates , knives and forkes, could have had a cleaning before our arrival. Del resto, tutto perfetto.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 15, 2015
Dear Mr Egil, thank you for choosing to stay at our Holiday House and for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay.
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed our villa overlooking the sea and the location it is set. Our sea is really fantastic, we agree with you!
About kitchen, we offer at our guests a well equipped kitchen with an accurate an careful cleaning; anyway you could ask for an additional cleaning for free!
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again!
Warmest regards
Maraldo Casavacanze
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Erik Z
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice Appartment with good value”
Reviewed April 14, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for one week beginning April. Likely we were the first ones of the season, so everything was damp and cold. Despite the advertisement, there is no heating. The controls for TVs and AC did not work -- low batteries. No toilet paper. The stove gas was still off.

Despite the fact that proprietor does not speak a single word of English (contrary to the advertisement) we could communicate with hand and feet and get much of it fixed quickly. We obtained a small electric heater to keep us warm in the kitchen, but the bedrooms remained cold and damp.

Apart from that, we enjoyed our stay - the location is spectacular and the appartment is clean and beautiful.

I recommend that the proprietor puts in more effort to get the place ready for occupation at the beginning of the season. She also needs to put in a good heating system if she wants to rent the place out that early in the year.

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Paolino C
1 review
Reviewed May 11, 2018 for a stay in April 2018
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