Colleverde Park Hotel
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Spent the morning at the famous archaeological site, Valley of the Temples. There are 8 temples, dating from the 5th century BC, at this UNESCO world heritage listed site. The most impressive was the Temple of Concordia - the most impressive surviving Doric temple in the Greek world, second only to the Parthenon in Athens. Really enjoyed wandering …
I'm sorry to leave Taormina today. It is a lovely town with lots of little villages to explore on neighbouring hills/mountains. If you can stand the black sand, the beaches below Taormina and along the coast would be a very pleasant and relaxing way to spend a warm day. Taormina is a town I would happily come back to for another stay.
... celebration is to fill the steps with either hundreds of candles or flowers and the photo we saw of this was stunning. We looked around this little town for a while. We then went on to see the villa Romana Del Casale. An Emperor owned this villa about 300AD. It was partly destroyed in a mudslide. One day a peasant was digging a well when he discovered part of the villa's mosaic floors. To cut a long story short eventually someone restored it to the ...
... Villa Romana del Casale which has world renowned mosaics.
Having been disappointed with the Roman site at Syracusa earlier in the week I was not expecting too much but the mosaics were absolutely fantastic. So vivid and detailed and on a huge range of subjects. The villa was immense with giant reception rooms and a garden with several fountains both inside and out. The site was occupied by several different buildings but by the first decade of ...
... sure we stayed friends. Declined the anipasto. However, we were then told about the special fish dish that "my brother" has made tonight........ what do you do. We had the special fish dish, then our special pizzas. Definitely worth returning for!
The brother also came out to make sure we enjoyed the fish, and beamed when we said bueno.
Half an hour later and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsColleverde Park Hotel Agrigento
Lovely hotel with beautiful gardens and views of the Valley of the Temples. It's location leaves much to be desired. Unless you have a car, you need to eat at the hotel because nothing is in walking distance. However, the food at the hotel was good. The staff were delightful.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Colleverde Park Hotel Agrigento
The Coleverde Park Hotel is a wonderful hotel and a great value. The hotel is flanked by beautiful gardens and a spectacular view of the Valley Dei Templi. The four of us, all girls, stayed at this hotel in a quadruple room in early June for two nights. We had a nice stay. Our room was on the first floor and was quite large and very quiet. The beds were comfortable. We were able to leave our windows open and enjoy the nice cool night air. Upon our arrival we were offered a private, English speaking, guide to the Valley Dei Templi. We went at dusk and it was thoroughly enjoyable. The night air was cool and the temples against the sunset were beautiful. We had a car, so we were able to go into town. The hotel is fairly close to the corso where we shopped and had great lunches and dinners. We loved Agrigento and we would consider staying at the Coleverde Park Hotel again.
We had a very pleasant 3 night stay at the Colleverde. The young man who checked us in was very pleasant. He was kind enough to check on the status of my lost bag at the Claim office at the Palermo Airport and even had the patience to endure being put on hold for a very long time. Our room was quite large for European standards and the king bed was very comfortable. The view from our room was beautiful and the same one that is on the website! The bathroom large, clean and well-equipped. The breakfast was very adequate but the best part was dinner all 3 nights in the Hotel Dining Room. The food was delicious and so very fresh! I especially loved my pasta in an eggplant boat!! The wait staff were polite, efficient and very nice! The parking was very adequate. We think the Colleverde is a great value for the price and would stay there again. It is the equivalent of a very nice motel in the US.
Met at the reception desk by Mr. Pisano. He, having lived in Middle Village, Queens,NY spoke perfect English. Showed us to our room which was quite large (king size bed) . Bath was your average US size with a Tub/Shower/Toilet/Bidet.
There are three Italy 's of course: the good one, the bad one, and the indifferent one. This hotel definitely belongs to the bad one. As has been written here, you really do have to see this hotel to believe it. And it really is in a great position, the park behind it being on the edge of the Valley of Temples. But when we arrived late in the afternoon, after quite a drive through Sicily, personel was unpleasant. Upstairs everything about the small and dark rooms appeared to be austere, except for the price, that is. When we somewhat later tried to book a table in the restaurant in the park, we couldn't, since there would be a marriage going on at night, which indeed there was. There were of course no apologies. Breakfast next (sunday)morning was a disaster. It took them a lot of trouble to get a few stale cornetti together. When I complained, and said to the people behind the desk that I had been staying in better two star hotels, they responded in Italian Style, shrugging. They obviously belonged to the indifferent Italy. This hotel is an insult. Avoid it, just as you should the free parking places all around the Valley of Temples, which are run by very unpleasant looking young men, who are offering not to damage your car.....
This hotel has lovely gardens and a fantastic view but the rooms are very ordinary - it has the feel of a business hotel. Overall pretty good but don't go expecting anything too special.
See it to Believe it
Wow. Everything about this hotel was amazing. The rooms were comfortable with amazing views, make sure you book a room with a view over the temples you just can't beat it. The staff were very friendly and spoke very good English. The most amazing thing was the gardens, the hotel has an outside seating area looking over the temples and a mass of gardens which you are encouraged to explore. The hotel is situated quite a walk from the town but we were only there to see the temples and did not once need to venture into the town. The food was as superb as everything else including the rates.
Nice modern hotel in a beautiful garden setting. You can watch the sun set over the Valley of the Temples from the patio. Staff are polite but not warm. Food is good. We would return.