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Relais Villa Favorita

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Everytime I need a break from the rainy London I return to sicily with a direct flight to Catania, and Villa Favorita is just the perfect place to switch off and take a break in a warm place! this relais stands just 4km from the sea in Noto and is run by the owner which makes it very homelike. Rooms...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

If you want to visit the area of the Sicilian Baroque, this place is a good solution. The villa, but it looks more like a masseria, dates from the 18th century, and has a stunning pool for real swimming. What should really be improved is the food at breakfast, not really worth a 4-star resort. The room was smallish and...

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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

A very positive start to our week-long trip through the island. The staff were lovely, very helpful and charming, thank you! The hotel decor and rooms were typically Italian: halfway between old fashioned and traditional chic. The hotel and grounds were totally clean and well maintained though. The pool area was lovely: nice set up of loungers parasols and a...

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FAVORITA1, Direttore at Relais Villa Favorita, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, we thank you for your kind review. IT was a pleasure to have you among our guests. Hoping to have you again as our guests. Regards

Burford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 June 2016

You couldn't want for nicer surroundings, comfortable rooms, spacious photogenic grounds, impressive swimming pool but other than for breakfast their restaurant is a great disappointment. Therefore book on a B & B basis and eat in nearby (taxi ride) Noto

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FAVORITA1, Proprietario at Relais Villa Favorita, responded to this review

Dear Mr Peter, we thank you for your compliments about our Relais. We are sorry that you did not appreciate our home-made kitchen with products of our organic garden. Probably it was not right for your taste and habits. We thank you for your stay.. Kind regards.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Amazing historic hotel in a peaceful rural setting with a lovely pool and helpful staff. Like the other reviews the food is not great but with Noto only a short distance away it makes a perfect base. It is lovely to be able to sit outside and enjoy breakfast in a quiet countryside.

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Thank Sandra T
Reviewed 29 May 2016

This hotel has marvellous buildings and a wonderful setting in the beautiful Noto valley. Sadly, that is where it ends. The rooms are poorly designed and equipped. The stingy managment employs few staff who are overworked and stressed.

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FAVORITA1, Proprietario at Relais Villa Favorita, responded to this review

Dear Mrs or Mr P D, We are sorry for this anonymous review . The property adopted a Sicilian style in hospitality, made of simple elements. This is the first negative comment in 12 years about stressed staff, who is the same in these years. Maybe also "our guest" was not relaxed and we are really sorry about that, because...

Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Firstly our room was over the kitchens, and the smell was not very nice, we were moved to a fantastic room in the South wing overlooking towards the sea, and over the gardens, A car is definitely needed as Noto is four miles away and there are no restaurants nearby. Staff very friendly and helpful.The food in the hotel was...

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FAVORITA1, Proprietario at Relais Villa Favorita, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the restaurant because we take great care in choosing all the products we use to cook and serve all our local dishes. The menu has been greatly enriched since your stay so we hope to have you back to change your minds about the food.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We loved our stay at Villa Favorita. The building is historic, in a very rural setting, very clean, spacious, lovely garden, terrace and pool. The staff are all charming, especially Eleonora and Patrizia on Reception, who could not have been more helpful. The food is not great, but it doesn't matter, you are only 10 minutes by car from wonderful...

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FAVORITA1, Proprietario at Relais Villa Favorita, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your helpful review. We are sorry about the food and we have worked on our menu and products all season to offer a better service. Hope to see you again to taste our new menu.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 2016

lovely villa to stay ! a good ,clean and nice 3 stars.facing the lovely town of Noto. The girls at the reception are the stars of the hotel: absolutely charming and very helpfu: Patrizia and Eleonora THANK YOU the swimming pool is fab! the only hiccup: the food ....it is a shame as we have found such nice courses elsewhere...

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FAVORITA1, Proprietario at Relais Villa Favorita, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We have a whole new menu so we hope to see you soon to change your mind.

Oregon
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The grounds and rural setting are absolutely fabulous. The staff did all they could to make our stay enjoyable. The breakfast was one of the best we had in Sicily. There is good parking on site, and our entire experience was wonderful.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Villa Favorita Relais, placed in the Val di Noto in the heart of Baroque Sicily and was born with the transformation of the 18th century villa property of the Di Lorenzo barons of Granieri marquis of Castelluccio family. At this day the Relais is still run by direct descendants of the family. The Relais is 2,5km from Noto, capital of Baroque Sicily and UNESCO site since 2002. The sea is only a five minute drive and offers both beach clubs and more wild sites where you can taste the real and authentic beauty, colors and smells of the Mediterranean sea. The ancient adobe is the ideal setting for a vacation lost in the flavors of Sicily. ... more   less 

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Address: Strada Provinciale 34 | Contrada Falconara, 96017 Noto, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Noto
Price Range: RM479 - RM896 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Relais Villa Favorita 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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