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“Third time says it all”
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Le Cinque Novelle
Ranked #25 of 212 Agrigento B&B and Inns
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Third time says it all”
Reviewed 22 February 2013

This is the third time we have stayed with Giovanni and every time the standard of the rooms, the breakfast and the warm and friendly welcome we receive is to the same high standard. If you go the Agrigento stay with Giovanni. If you are disappointed in any way you ... well I'm not going to get personal!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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malta
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

This B&B which is run by Giovanni and Guisi is extremely good value for money and highly recommendable. The young owners are pleasant, helpful, very willing to please and full of enthusiasm. The location is central as it is just off the main road, Via Atenea. The exterior is not at all impressive, however, on entering we found that this B&B is a lovely place, designed with taste and imagination, in a simple, clean and modern way by Giovanni himself. The bedrooms were very comfortable and we appreciated the little extras in the shower room. We were asked whether we wanted sweet pastries or savouries for breakfast and we chose a little of both. We found an abundant breakfast, of a selection of traditional Sicilian snacks and pastries and also yoghurt. It was pleasant to chat with Guisi who has a very cheerful disposition and also makes a really good cappuccino. The restaurant they recommended for our evening meal was also very good. The only minus point is that it was not easy to drop off our luggage outside the B&B, however Giovanni would surely give a helping hand. He provided us with a pass for free parking at a nearby car park. We really appreciated the complimentary bottle of homemade limoncello that Giovanni gave us just as we about to leave. We only stayed for one night and we regretted not using Le Cinque Novelle as our base for visiting the surrounding area because Agrigento is a beautiful city, however we shall certainly go back.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Geraldine S
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2012

Giovanna was a wonder! He helped us plan our time in the city, including advice on the best places to eat (both for an evening meal, and to navigate to the best of the options near the valley of the temples).

The B&B itself was gorgeous, felt like stepping into a moment of luxury. The room was fairly basic, but wasn't lacking in any way.

I was especially impressed with how communicative Giovanna was. A few days before we arrived he had a maintenance issue in the room we had booked. He emailed, texted and telephoned us right away, and offered several options for a solution. Really made us feel looked after!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 6 May 2012

We only spent one night at la Cinque Novelle and it was great, We were welcomed by Giovanni who was very helpful. We were able to park our car for free very close. He also advised a very close by restaurant for lunch: expanificio. We loved it so much that we went back for diner!
The rooms are very nicely arranged and comfortable. Breakfast was awesome: so many fresh pastries and so good that you want to try them all!
We would definitely go back for our next trip.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Siegen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

Le Cinque Novelle is a very nice Bed&Breakfast in the center of Agrigento. The rooms are in good style and orientated on a motive of the Italian writer Luigi Pirandello. We had a silent room with view to a little garden. At the first morning a very sweet breakfast was served. It was delicious but not easy to digest. Therefore we asked for a less sweet breakfast. The next morning we got the best breakfast on our 2 weeks Sicilian roundtrip. The owners are very friendly. The Bed&Breafast lies on a small street and is not easy to find. Better you ask at the beginning of the center to the right direction. With the help of the owners we could park our car free of charge in a parking garage nearby. Really good service!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Wow! What a gem of a B&B! We had a spacious well-furnished room. The premises was in excellent condition, giving us the impression that it was newly opened. Our breakfast was a large assortment of incredible Sicilian pastries, with juice, coffee or tea. We were provided with directions to a restaurant the first evening, and then a map and directions to the bus station later. Would we stay at Le Cinque Novelle again? The answer is an astounding yes!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank tes321
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2011

We had a booking confirmed by email for Saturday 22nd October through hotel.info. We had no other contact from the owners but didn't think that was strange. We arrived at 1pm by bus from Catania airport but the place was shut up tight. We rang the bell and knocked on the door so much that another occupant of the building put his head out the window to tell us the owners were not there- his English and our Italian were equally poor but we understood that the place was closed. We gave up after 15 minutes as it was cold and beginning to rain and luckily found a really nice B&B furthur up Via Aetnea.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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lecinquenovelle, Proprietario at Le Cinque Novelle, responded to this review, 19 November 2011
Dear Sirs F.
I remember my long awaiting your arrival until 10.30 am ...

Yes, because contrary to what you say, I was at home waiting for you patiently, to no avail!
All other guests (no. 8 people), arriving for the day, are regularly arrived ... except you.
But to understand what happened, I just went to talk to my neighbors and I understood everything ...

You knocked on the wrong bell, that you knocked on my neighbors and not to me.
The person who responded to nationality is Filipino and she speak and understand no English or Italian. Yourself, talking to you, you've got it!
She is the sister of my neighbors, also Filipino.
She was at her sister's house as a guest and your words have meant you were looking for her sister and her husband were not at home because they were still at work!
And in any case: my neighbors how do they know if I'm at home??

As I have already responded to a strange and pass review, my phone number and clearly visible next to the door. And to prove it, I will publish a photo that shows him clearly.
Moreover, in receipt of your reservation, you were already in possession of all my phone numbers!
Why do not you call me?? You would have immediately realized that I was in the hotel waiting for you!
But you did not waste any time to leave your negative comments!

Strange, is not it?

Dear TripAdvisor users: in the words of Luigi Pirandello, Agrigento is a city of paradoxes .... and this is one of those!
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Property: Le Cinque Novelle
Address: Via Giovanni Amendola 24, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Agrigento > Agrigento
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 212 B&Bs / Inns in Agrigento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Cinque Novelle 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agrigento, crib of Magna Grecia, earth of different dominations, with its narrow little streets, the suggestive stairways, the barroc balconies and the marvelous Valle dei Templi that it illuminates some precocious flowering of the Almond tree in February, hand a warm welcome to its visitors.Our structure is an ideal destination for the one who wants to bathe in the rich local culture, to taste the delights of our kitchen and confectionery, to enjoy the magnificent sun and the sea of the South.It sets in the Historical Center of the city, with autonomous entry and sight to sea, it is near to monuments as the Monastery of Santo Spirito (ancient house of the Contessa Marchisia Prefolio Chiaramonte), the ex - Collegio dei Filippini (today center of important pictorial and photographic shows), the Church of Santa Maria dei Greci (still built on an ancient visible templar plinth), the Bibliotheca Lucchesiana and alone 80 meters away from the Theater Luigi Pirandello.Recently renovated, finished with exposed sandstone, brick arches discovered during construction, local pottery and tools of ‘900s, our hotel offers all modern comforts in a rustic and elegant ambient, decorated in poor art. With bedrooms, double or twin rooms with air conditioning, heating, bathroom with shower, heated towel rail, hairdryer, TV, Digital TV, safe, Wi-Fi and offers a rich breakfast.Our target is the total satisfaction of our guests to feel them as at own home ... with a lot of sympathy, warmth and hospitality ... the "magic formula" B & B! ... more   less 
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