The view from our room was unbelievable, the Temple of Concordia in all its glory. It is really breath taking, waking in the morning and looking out across your terrace at this exquisite 2500 year old Greek monument.
The staff here were also excellent and Salvatore in particular went out of his way to make our stay special including arranging a trip and overnight stay in Taormina. Breakfast was very nice too with good, friendly service.
Why not a higher rating? Room was nice and well furnished but small and did not feel luxurious given the 5* rating and pricing. As other reviewers have said the food and drink prices were prohibitive, a glass of wine costing more than a decent bottle in a nearby restaurant. The main disappointment was during our 12 night stay there were 3 wedding parties which were noisy affairs, The car park was full and on one night we got very little sleep as the sub karaoke band played until after midnight and the noisy guests carried on partying. A sleepless nights was not what I expected at over 300 E a night. In hindsight a couple of nights here followed by a move to another centre would have been better.
- 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