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Relais Torre Marabino
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ispica
Certificate of Excellence
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Excellent hotel with a fantastic pool and gourmet food”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stayed 5 nights with our family of 5. The Relais is excellent. We had a spacious apartment and enjoyed trips to the nearby beaches. The pool is excellent and the staff very friendly and charming. The stand out food deserves particular mention. The food is gourmet with a very talented chef and the serving staff are exceptionally friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. All in all excellent.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Francesco P, Direttore at Relais Torre Marabino, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear Richard,
thank you very much for your review. These words are really important for us and for all the future guests. We hope to see you again.
We wish you all the best

Kind Regards
Simona Belluardo
Relais Torre Marabino****
Ristorante La Moresca
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

We stayed for 14 nights in july, This was our second visit to Torre Marabino, the owners and the excellent staff would go to any length to make to make our stay perfect, our room was lovely light and clean with views over the gardens country side and to the sea, the pool and grounds are wonderfuly kept. Breakfasts were a real delight freshly baked by Elena each morning, sweet and savoury pastiries (she should be on Italian bake off) dinner was excellent using fresh organic produce and wine professional and friendly sevice by Luigi and Marghenita.

we would like to thank every one at Torre Marabino for making our second visit just as enjoyable as our first,looking foreward to our next visit

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesco P, Direttore at Relais Torre Marabino, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear JAD53,
thank you very much for your review. We are waiting you for the third visit.
We hope to see you again next summer.
We wish you all the best
Greetings from all the Staff

Simona Belluardo
Relais Torre Marabino****
Ristorante La Moresca
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Syracuse, Italy
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

It's our fourth year in a row and it's every time a wonderful experience.
Location, Food & Staff are awesome.
Great!!!

E' il quarto anno di fila che con la mia famiglia presso il Relais Torre Marabino.
Semplicemente fantastico...!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Francesco P, Direttore at Relais Torre Marabino, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear LuPi_80,
many thanks for your review.
It's always a pleasure to have you and your family like guests
See you next time

Best Regards
Simona Belluardo
Relais Torre Marabino****
Ristorante La Moresca
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Cork
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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

A wonderful Sicilian holiday...made possible by a combination of amazing, friendly and professional staff especially Simona, Lorena, Elena, Luigi and Margarita; superb 'real' food and fab Marabino wines!; this is a magical home from home...everybody was so friendly and helpful. We loved it.

Ci torneremo!

Fergal & Catherine

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesco P, Direttore at Relais Torre Marabino, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear FergalKeniry,
many thanks for your visit and for this title "Home from Home". We remember very well your stay, we are happy to have met you!!!
We wish you all the Best

Greetings from the Staff :-)
Simona Belluardo
Relais Torre Marabino****
Ristorante La Moresca
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We've been 3 times now and have loved each trip. Great wine, exceptional food, wonderful friendly staff. The wine from the Marabino estate is well worth a try, and it's easy to arrange a visit to the vineyard if you fancy a wine tasting opportunity. The moscato is one of the best dessert wines I've tasted (and Sicily is one of the best places to taste it - also try the passito from pantelleria if you can).
It's also very easy to visit the local area if you have a car e.g. Modica, Noto, Syracusa and Ragusa are all within reach (plan for lunch since there are some fantastic options in each). We'd definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Francesco P, Direttore at Relais Torre Marabino, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear Owen,
Thanks a lot for your review in this important community.
We hope to see you again in Sicily at Torre Marabino Relais****

Best Regards
Simona Belluardo
Relais Torre Marabino****
Ristorante La Moresca
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Morpeth, Northumberland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a week's stay at Torre Marabino. We had a fabulous time. This is a small family run Agriturismo hotel set on a working farm in the Sicilian countryside. You are immediately aware of the peace and tranquility of the site. It is a beautifully restored Saracen tower with large rooms with lofty ceilings. They are simply but comfortably furnished and we had a very well equipped shower room. We were in Don Pasquale with a double aspect looking over the countryside and the beautifully tended gardens. The swimming pool was lovely with sunbeds and sturdy parasols which withstood some fairly hefty breezes during our stay. The garden offered shady spots to read a book and there was a small children's play area. Our meals were served on shady terraces and were excellent. The breakfasts were a real delight with a mix of sweet and savoury pastries, cold meats and cheeses, fresh fruit, a range of juices and excellent coffee. This was all prepared freshly every morning by Elena who has the lightest baker's touch I have ever come across. I will never taste a better croissant or lemon cake. Dinner was a gastronomic delight. Lovely Sicilian food prepared using organic products from the farm where possible. Not a massive choice but this encouraged some adventurous choices such as oysters and a delicious carpaccio of beef. This is an ideal base to explore the SE corner of Sicily. The Towns of Modica, Scicli, Noto and Ragusa offer excellent examples of Sicilian Baroque towns. Also the quaint fishing towns of Marzamemi and Donnalucata are worth a visit. After a morning of exploration we loved to return to this peaceful haven to relax by the pool and look forward to dinner. Idyllic.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesco P, Direttore at Relais Torre Marabino, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear KarenLesT,

thanks a lot for this "Perfect" review. It was a pleasure to meet you.
You have described everything in detail, thank you again.
we wish you all the best

Best Regards
Simona Belluardo
Relais Torre Marabino****
Ristorante La Moresca
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Our Superior room at the Relais Torre Marabino was “Moscato”, which was split over two levels. We went down three stone steps into the ground floor (kitchen and living room), then up a staircase to the first floor (bedroom and shower room), from which the ground floor could be seen over the interior balcony. This was a very clever conversion. The ceiling was curved, and whoever tiled the wall of the walk-in shower so beautifully must have been a genius. Our bed was comfortable, and we would recommend this characterful room to other visitors.
Our room was the nearest one to the pool, but the weather was cold and very windy, so we didn’t get the best out of it. The day we moved on was, of course, sunny and warm.
Breakfast, with much to choose from, was well presented and featured the breakfast chef’s own pastries. It was served outside on a sunny terrace under olive trees on our first morning, but came indoors when the weather deteriorated.
In the evening the offer of aperitifs at 7.30pm at 6 euros a head did not seem particularly good value, so we only did this once. It did get us chatting to other guests though and, by the time we left, we had talked loads with countless other visitors. All very friendly.
We ate dinner at the Relais each evening. We like to split a bottle of wine with our food, and didn’t fancy going out and taking our chances at night on the Sicilian roads. Each evening the menu offered different choices of starters (2), second courses (2), mains (2: usually one meat and one fish/veg) followed by whatever puddings were available. The cooking was good, but maybe not quite as good as suggested by the menu and the prices.
The stormy weather meant that we spent more time in the car than we had planned. One day we drove to Capo Passero, where the sea was rather spectacular, then along the coast to Marzamemi, where we enjoyed a picnic lunch watching kitesurfers whizzing across the bay. On another day we went to the old pre-earthquake cave dwellings in the gorges of Ispica’s Parco della Forza, followed by a drive to the Cava d’Ispica. It was astonishing to realise that people lived at these sites from the Bronze Age until the 1900s.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Francesco P, Direttore at Relais Torre Marabino, responded to this review, 8 October 2014
Dear GreenwichPowderhound,
many thanks for your review especially because you have found time to describe your stay at Torre Marabino Relais****

We hope to see you again
We wish you all the best

Simona Belluardo
Relais Torre Marabino****
Ristorante La Moresca
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Property: Relais Torre Marabino
Address: C. Da Marabino SP 46 | Ispica, 97014, Ispica, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Ispica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Ispica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Relais Torre Marabino 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nel Verde della Campagna Ragusana con Vista Mare un'antica Torre Saracena si erge maestosamente per dare ospitalita e regalare Charme ai suoi ospiti. Location piena di Relax, Suggestica e molto Romantica.Ideale sia per una fuga d'amore in coppia sia per le Famiglie con bambini piccoli. Ristorazione di alto Livello curata nel dettaglio, per rendere omaggio ai sapori di Terra e di Mare. Ottima Carta dei Vini e Prodotti esclusivamente Biologici. Posizione stategica per scoprire i luoghi di maggiore fascino, dalle citta del Barocco Siciliano alle spiagge piu belle dell'Italia Sud-Orientale.Lasciatevi piacevolmente incantare da una terra che quotidianamente si presenta come un Museo d'Arte e Cultura fra Sole e Mare......Vi stiamo gia aspettando ... more   less 
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