Before mentioning how good this hotel was, I will first point out my extreme disappointment in the lack of an aforementioned underwater treadmill! Obviously it made no real difference to the break, but after reading so many great reviews of this unusual water item I had become quite excited to give it a go. Perhaps as we traveled in April it was too early, the underwater treadmill may in fact be seasonal.
Enough said on that.
If you want to get away from the fast paced Sicilian cities this hotel is perfect for you. The hotel is easy to find once you come off the main road, it is down an isolated track leading up to farm country. The surrounding area is beautiful and the place is a welcoming sight for weary travelers having just had to deal with Italian drivers.
The reception always had a very friendly member of staff ready to help you with all of your needs. We received a very warm reception along with instructions on how to get to nearby Ragusa. Artemisia is quite far away from Ragusa but if you are driving this shouldn't be a problem (except for if you want a drink at night). We discovered two decent traditional pizzerias and restaurants within five minutes by car.
Breakfast was great, I'm not normally the biggest fan of pastry in the morning but found it hard to resist the wide spread presented each morning. There was also cereal, bread and sausage bacon and scrambled egg available.
Our room was a traditional converted farmhouse, spacious comfy and homely.
We had a sample 10 minute massage the one morning and would have purchased a full hour had we been staying for longer.
During the day there were workers building what I assume was to be the new on site restaurant so hopefully if you are going later on in the year this will be complete and if you want a drink you can stay at the hotel for dinner.
There were bikes available as well as a rickshaw that you could ride around the hotel grounds.
All in all a lovely hotel in a great location with lots of friendly, helpful staff.
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- Also Known As:
- Artemisia Resort Sicily/Ragusa, Italy