Colleverde Park Hotel
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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
Great Stay and Good Location
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.
A Wonderful Experience!
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.
We checked in, left for the day to explore the ruins (which we loved), took a ride to San Leone (ugly), had a cup of coffee across from the hotel (had a political discussion with a few of the patrons (half English/half Italian) and had dinner in the center of town.
We loved it all. We will probably not return to Agrigento again but if asked would recommend this hotel. Did not have a problem parking in their parking lot as a spot was available on the higher and lower levels.
Breakfast was fine. Bread, jelly and coffee (expresso for husband).
Price was in line for location, amenities.
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.....
If there was something that went wrong during your stay we deeply regret it, however, it is not possible to know exactly what went wrong with your stay in order to better ourselves.
Nobody has said anything about breakfast, we serve continental breakfast, if you wanted something different you could have just asked. Maybe the problem was that there were groups the day you were here (if you stayed the night of April 18th it's possible because we were fully booked) maybe you came down for breakfast late or after the group had breakfast and you found little left.
One of the things clients like the most about our hotel is their friendly staff; so maybe the approach you had with the person at the reception after breakfast was due to your experience with breakfast. We are all humans, so it's only natural that if a person talks to you in a bad way and you try to be polite and the person continues to talk to you in a bad way your humor changes... it's just a part of human nature.
About eating on the terrace... You were not told you could not eat, we could just not serve dinner outside because there was a banquet in the internal restaurant and waiters could not go in and out, but if you wanted to eat you could eat in the restaurant inside.
The problem about free parking all around the valley of the Temples is an administrative problem and definetely we can not be blamed for this, however, they are parkings you can pay for and would not have any problem with the "very unpleasant looking young men, who are offering not to damage your car....." as you call them.
Rooms are not austere and dark. And the prices of our rooms are even lower than 3 star hotels. It all depends on your expectations. We do not promise more than we can offer.
We are sorry you had such a bad experience.
Lyra E. Ramos
Colleverde Park Hotel
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.
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