The pictures do not exaggerate the beauty of the Villa Athena. It truly has the most sumptuous setting and is high end without being stuffy. TWO words to the wise - the rooms are very disparate in terms of what they offer- IF you want a room with a view be very clear what you chose. The first floor rooms are actually hunkered down below the foundation - think a very beautifully appointed bunker - and felt a bit strange in their layout. Having said this, that I could forgive BUT we had two negative experiences with the restaurant. Glacially slow lunch and dinner service and food that did not live up to expectations. The wait staff were lovely, kind and personable, but at times appeared to be distracted, disorganized and even "checked out". We were surprised and disappointed. I would stay here again but would be more strategic in my room choice and more open to the idea of eating off site.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Villa Athena re-opened in July 2009 after an extensive and authentic restoration which lasted one year. The entire villa underwent a massive renovation to meet international luxury standards. The hotel features 27 large comfortable rooms and suites, most of them facing the enchanting Tempio della Concordia. A traditional cuisine-based restaurant Il granaio di Ibla, a Lounge bar, an outdoor swimming-pool and a gorgeous park complete the outstanding services of this new luxury property. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Athena Hotel Agrigento
- Hotel Villa Athena Agrigento, Sicily