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“Most MEMORABLE B&B we have ever stayed at!!!”
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Camera con Vista
Ranked #94 of 221 Agrigento B&B and Inns
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Most MEMORABLE B&B we have ever stayed at!!!”
Reviewed 5 October 2011

We stayed at this lovely & charming B&B for one night while in Agrigento to see the Valley of Temples. There was music playing when we entered as well as being greeted with smiles and espresso and the first question being "what kind of croissant we would like in the morning?" The owner Nello (who gave us this warm welcome) is probably the most serene and tranquil man I've ever met. Our room was on the top floor called the GEA with a HUGE patio, plenty of space and a clear, amazing view of the Temples and Agrigento. Thank you Nello for such a memorable stay (and your homemade chocolate ice cream!) All I can say is it was "Paradiso."

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

The 2 big plusses of this B&B are the friendly, enthusiastic owner and the proximity to the Valley of the Temples Park. Just across the street is a back entrance to the park and a taxi stand with drivers who take you to the other side of the park and the archaeological museum for a small fee.

The owner is very charming. He conducts tours of the temples in French and Italian, but not English. Still, he speaks English far better than I speak Italian and gives very helpful suggestions for touring strategy and restaurants.

Our room -- Olympia -- was spacious for 3 and had access to a large roofside balcony. In was clean and comfortable.

My only reservation is the setting. Despite the veiw of the temples at night, the area is a dusty, newly-constructed area outside of town and has little charm. We did not find any good restaurants in walking distance -- although there are plenty of great restaurants in a 10-minute drive or less. It would be much more charming to stay in the old town of Agrigento -- but also much more difficult to drive, park, and get to the Temples.

In short, this makes a good 1 or 2 night base for seeing the Temples, which were one of the best sites we saw in Italy. If that is your main reason for coming to this region, stay here. But if you are looking for a charming setting to relax during the day, this isn't it.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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canberra
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132 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

we were disappointed with agrigento and camera con vista. the room was in need ot repair with flaking plaster and wet walls. the service was indifferent and in favour of french speakers. almost impossible to locate

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

This is a covienent location with great views of the Temples from our balcony. The owner Nello was very accommodating. We bought food at the local supermarket to have a picnic dinner on our balcony. Nello supplied us with a wine opener, glasses and plates from the kitchen. The rooms were spacious and clean, and the breakfast was good.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
465 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2011

Not a bad B&B. Rooms are spacious, relative modern, spacious bathroom. The hotel is a bit avoid of soft furnishings so it sounds all a bit stony (marble floors etc.). I do think this helps in the summer with keeping it cool. We had a room with balcony from where you can see the temples, cool, nice to just sit and read a book. Although it's a dead end road there is traffic with also some traffic noise from the nearby roads but nothing that is inconvenient, it's all very bearable.
Ask the owner on the best route on how to see the temples. Although there is an entrance right across the B&B he recommends to take a taxi from there to the museum and walk your way back to the hotel. He'll show you, it's worth following his advise, you see it all without having to backtrack your route for most of the site.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

Extremely helpful owners and staff. A wonderful location. Facilities rather basic but made up for by the positives.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ottawa
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

Camera con vista has everything going for it – modern style and comfort, superb location, easy accessibility for car travel and to Sicily’s most dramatic archeological sites. The hotel stands out for the welcome and personality of your friendly, knowledgeable and memorable host. Agrigento and Camera con vista deserve more than an overnight stay. Thank you Nello for the travel recommendations – the Sciacca porto as the fishing fleet returns was memorable.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Camera con Vista
Address: Contrada Bennici 4 | Valle dei Templi, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Agrigento > Agrigento
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 221 B&Bs / Inns in Agrigento
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Camera con Vista 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Room with a View is at 200 mt. from the entrance of The Archaeological Site of The Valley of the Temples, part of the World Heritage List since '98. We are very close to the house where the Nobel Prize writer Luigi Pirandello was born and the Kolymbetra Garden, one of the treasures of the Italian Environment Foundation (F.A.I.). The hotel has private parking for guests, free of charge, within the perimeter of the villa. ... more   less 
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