It is a bit difficult to find - keep walking along the boulevard and just before a little square with a play area you will see some signs to the hotel. By the way, keep walking along the boulevard to find a very nice tea/coffee/pastries/ice cream place.
The receptionist was very friendly, and immediately, without being asked, provided a map and started to show us bus stops, explaining how to get to the ruins, etc. Good that my partner speaks fluent Spanish and I learned some basic Italian before our trip, which has come in very useful!
The hotel itself is in dire need of refurbishment - dated, old; boy does it need new carpets and new bathroom interiors. Also, we had booked a double or twin bedroom with courtyard view: we got a twin bedroom where one of the beds was a very uncomfortable folding bed; I've never come across that before. And the courtyard view: there was a building about 3 metres across from the hotel and that was our view.
Having said that, it was clean, and after our evening stroll/dinner we came back to find a bottle of wine and 2 glasses in our room - nice touch.
If you are travelling by bus - which is a great way to see the island, by the way - and you need to go to Siracusa: you can get a ticket from Agrigento to Catania, then you must buy another ticket from a different bus company to get from Catania to Siracusa. Be very very sure to ask for the last possible connection there as you dont' want to get stuck in Catania.
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- Hotel Del Viale Agrigento, Sicily