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“Beautiful hotel, food & staff not so good.”
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Villa Favorita
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Marsala
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful hotel, food & staff not so good.”
Reviewed 10 October 2008

Having just returned from a lovely holiday in western sicily which started with 2 nights at the Villa Favorita, marsala. I have to say the hotel rooms are simply lovely and the pool too, breakfast in the garden just perfect.....BUT the hotel is seriously let down by the food in the restaurant (and there is no alternative locally so you have to go into town) It reminded me of school diners or food you would expect in an old folks home! Everything looked grey and overcooked.
I have read other reviews for this hotel and some recommended the restaurant (??) BUT I think the problem could be as mentioned in other reviews the fact that this hotel seems to host a wedding or function (even two on our second night) so all the catering staff are busy dealing with this.Their functions do look stunning, and maybe the food in restaurant can be.
To be honest I felt we, as hotel guests, were invisible to staff and the weddings are all they were interested in.Having said that I would recommend staying here (it is lovely, real comfy bed, lovely terrace overlooking main courtyard) but just eat out in the evening and be prepared to be ignored.
Marsala itself is not great for restaurants either, we found the best to be on the coast road by the archeological site Baglio dei Mille not that easy to find as it's at the end of the one way stretch and traffic in Marsala is awful.

  • Liked — Luxurious Room lovely breakfast. lovely pool.
  • Disliked — Hotel food evening meal only, lack of interest from staff except breakfast waiter who was nice
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2008

Our stay at Villa Favorita was not as good as it could have been. We only stayed the two nights but unfortunately we were not able to rest too long in the mornings as there were frantic preparations for a wedding. As our room faced the courtyard, this meant that any noise echoed through to our room. We suggest that you ask for rooms facing away from the courtyard (preferably overlooking the sea).

It is a 19th Century villa style, but is more like a function centre than a place focussed on peacefulness for its guests. It is around 1.5kms from the town of Marsala, which is not a long walk, but not a very pleasant one. The food at Villa Favorita was not particularly interesting. The bed was great and queen size, rather than two single beds, as per many places in Europe. Overall, we wouldn't come again and would recommend that if you want a peaceful holiday, go somewhere else.

  • Liked — The beds were wonderfully comfortable.
  • Disliked — The noise, with loud constant talk across the courtyard and foyer by staff, without concern for guests. Walk into town unpleasant.
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Favorita
Address: Via Favorita 27, 91025, Marsala, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Marsala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Marsala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Favorita 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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Favorita Hotel Marsala
Villa Favorita Sicily/Marsala

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