My husband and I spent four days at Villa Lauro last week. We chose this hotel as it received such good reviews on trip advisor but I didn't feel it lived up to those excellent reviews.
Firstly, it's pretty difficult to find amongst the small streets of Ragusa and when you have, parking is a nightmare. The street is very narrow with with high pavements. Unfortunately we managed to scrape the paintwork and wheel hub on our hire car on the side of the pavement.
The room was ok but the our bathroom and shower area was tiny and not very luxurious. I don't know what the other rooms are like.
It really is just a bed and breakfast as there is no food on offer other than breakfast. The gardens are beautiful and the swimming pool looks nice but the weather wasn't warm enough for us to use it. However it was warm enough to sit outside to have a drink and there was no outside seating except for the very uncomfortable, but chic sun loungers. We did ask for one of the breakfast tables to be put outside on the patio so we could sit outside. To be fair they were more than happy to do this for us but I don't like having to ask for basic facilities.
The breakfast was very Italian with many cakes and pastries. There wasn't much choice if you are not keen on a sweet breakfast. Not really to our english taste. However you can't always expect to have what you are used to.
The staff were helpful and polite. The villa is a beautiful old building with lovely renovated rooms but the whole experience was just ok and not special as I thought it might be.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Villa del Lauro is the best place for even the most demanding tourist. It is a very peaceful place for a stay where you can have every type of quality service and comforts together with a culture and art experience. Everyone has the feeling of being in a place out of time, thanks to smell and colours of the garden and the swimming pool with its spa zone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Del Lauro Sicily/Ragusa, Italy