This hotel was nothing short of amazing. The location was prime - set in a small alley and centrally located to all walkable attractions. Our room was HUGE - big king bed, enormous bathroom and even a little alcove with a wardrobe. The hotel, despite being at near-capacity, felt like it was all ours. Quiet, beautiful layout and a very nice breakfast the following morning. We only had interaction with 1 staff member and she was a pure delight. As previously mentioned, once we parked the car, we had no need for it during our stay as the hotel was located in the midst of everything. It sits right on the Piazza Duomo so walking to the Duomo itself, as well as the cute bars, restaurants, and the Giardino Ibleo was very easy and only enhanced our stay. I would 100% recommend a.d. 1768 again and again.
This was a really exceptional place to stay and a highlight of our trip to Sicily. The owners eye for detail and for history, with a great modern touch shines through. We loved our room and the common areas of the hotel. Staff were very friendly and the breakfast was great. Location in the heart of the city and easy to walk and enjoy the town.
Old building whose interior was recently renovated in ultra-modern design. Rooms are very nice with balconies overlooking main pedestrian mall.
Problem: I was there in early November and they had turned the room cooling off, so to cool the room off at night I had to leave the door/window open, that let noise and tobacco smoke from the street below in, which was very unpleasant. With a new renovation, why not have a mechanical system that allows on-demand cooling? In a rural location, this might be acceptable but in the middle of town, it’s an issue, particularly at a “luxury “ hotel.
I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights in room "Donna Agnese". Beautifully designed and decorated, the room was lovely. The hotel is so pretty without being fussy. A wonderful mix of original stone ceilings/walls/floors with new floors that blend with the style. Quirky art, very comfortable bed and pillows, extremely clean - the hotel is brand new.
The owner is so nice and helpful at providing suggestions for where to eat and assisting in making dinner reservations. She took time to sit down with me to explain a map of where I should visit in Ragusa, which was so hospitable and unexpected.
The hotel is perfectly located, on a side street off of Piazza Duomo. You can spend an early evening here, people watching while sipping an aperol spritz. Also walking distance from the community garden and from Ragusa Superiore, where you can have the most beautiful view back down to Ragusa Ibla.
We stayed for 4 nights in this hotel and loved it. One of the best we ever stayed in. A beautifully restored building converted into a luxury hotel with all the facilities, but done in such good taste.
We stayed in one of the suites on the top floor. The room, sitting area and bathroom was large and spacious. The bed and linen of top quality. Windows insulated and windows shuttered so you have a really good night's sleep.
What makes it special is the care that was taken in selecting the fittings and furniture - everything is top quality designer items with a few well selected antiques, done very tastefully. Funky and modern with some cool art, but perfectly blended with the historic building.
On the practical side, there is enough packing space in the closet and bathroom with a good quality hair dryer. Bedside tables and reading lamps also done well. ENough plugs for charging.
Breakfast was great and tastefully done
Giusy and her staff was very helpful with suggestions and making reservations.
A rare find that we can only highly recommend.