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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
San Vito lo Capo, Province of Trapani, Sicily

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ElaW36
Madrid, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Totally misrepresented”
Reviewed 25 March 2016 for a stay in August 2015
6
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We were very disappointed with our holiday. My husband has not had a summer holiday for three years and having saved hard for this, we were so looking forward to staying at Casa Mirto after the wonderful description of the location and amenities. However, as soon as we arrived we realized that we were much further away from the barpubs, restaurants and beaches than the description of the property had led us to believe on Homeaway and the owner's website. I had even spoken to Domenico, the owner by telephone before I booked to ask about the access to the sea and he confirmed we could access the sea 100m from the house. This was not true and meant that we had to drive to do anything. On Homeaway it says the 'sea is just 100m from the house (reefs)', which implies access, whereas the 100m is a vertical drop and its not possible to swim. This is why I rang to confirm before we booked as it was very important for us to swim without driving.
According to your description on the Homeaway website, there are quite a few misleading comments, such as:

Distance to centre of San Vito - 1km......not true. We measured it by car and it was 4km!
1km from the white sandy beach.......not true. Again 4km.
Nearest Barpub (San Vito) 800m.....not true.... 4km.
Nearest Restaurant 800m....not true.....4km.
Nearest Beach (San Vito) 1km....not true....4km.
Air Conditioning in every room.....only the bedrooms.
Microwave....not true...none available.
Barbecue.....old, rusty, dirty and not fit for cooking on.


We arrived in the dark to find that only one outside light worked and the lady who showed us into the house couldn't even see the lock on the door to put the key in. When she did, the key didn't work properly and it took her a long time to open the door! She said she'd contact us the next morning to arrange the lights, but didn't, so we had to eat inside the next night and had a lot of trouble with the key trying to open the door. On the Monday, the cleaning lady who was preparing the house below gave us her key and got someone to fix the lights. However, these only worked for one night, then we were again plunged into darkness the following night. It was impossible to cook or eat outside without lighting, as well as being dangerous trying to walk down the path, as there are 3 different step areas which should be adequately lit.
Another problem was the only place to chop and prepare food in the kitchen was on the top of the washing machine!
After only 4 days on holiday, we decided enough was enough and had to pay 700 Euros for flights home.

To summarise, we did not receive the holiday as described and when we contacted the owner regarding the stress, upset, huge disappointment and loss of money that this had caused us, our daughter and her friends, he had the audacity to accuse us of blackmail.
We just hope this review prevents anyone else having to suffer!

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Liked best: The views
Liked least: The misrepresentation of the property's location and amenities
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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ikanto
London
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Location Location Location”
Reviewed 15 March 2016 for a stay in April 2014
13
people found this review helpful

We stayed here in Spring a couple of years ago. We still talk about the stunning sunrises that we were able to watch from the table on our terrace outside the cottage; they were extraordinary. It really was like you'd stepped into a paradise holiday brochure. It was a long walk around to the entrance to the conservation area coastline (a quick drive though), but well worth it. The cottage itself is well equipped and tastefully decorated. We cooked a couple of meals using fantastic local produce, but the restaurants in the local town a few minutes drive away provide a good choice of price and eating. My friend had been unwell, and it was just the tonic he needed, but it gave us both unforgettable images. We used it as a base to visit temples and countryside, but it was always a joy to come 'home'. I would highly recommend.

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Henry M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“PERFECTION”
Reviewed 4 March 2016 for a stay in October 2015
15
people found this review helpful

The property was magnificent. It was perfectly located in San Vito area. The accommodations were stunning. The views of the sea were the best of our sicilian tour. I would highly recommend this property to friends and relatives and I hope to return soon.

By far the best place I ever went :

- unbelievable view

- the beauty of the villa (combination of sicilian traditional architecture and modern amenities)

- absolute privacy

- large rooms and terraces

- friendly and super efficient manager and concierge service

- impeccably clean

Will certainly recommend it to anybody who wants to go to San Vito Lo Capo. They could not find better.

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Sonya B
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“fantastic”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
18
people found this review helpful

the site is wonderful ... away from the hustle and immersed in the luxuriant vegetation with a fantastic view of the sea! Our stay in San Vito is and will remain unforgettable, thanks to the beauty of the place and the reception of Mr Domenico in his beautiful house. In particular, concerning the house, we were impressed by the location in one of the most beautiful corners of San Vito.

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Liked best: the natural place
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 50-64
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Terry M
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed 7 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013
15
people found this review helpful

Really comfortable, facing the sea, surrounded by nature yet close to town, with a breathtaking view.
Absolutely complete with every comfort.
The owners are lovely people and very kind We thank them for their welcome and hospitality.
Definitely a place to come back. We recommend "Casale" definitely.

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Liked best: the view
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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