Torre Macauda is over-priced. It should be rated as a 2 star hotel - or less. Please avoid staying here. We booked 3 rooms. There were hundreds of ants in my parent's room. Management does not care. Once you pay, it is difficult to get your money back. If you are seriously thinking of staying here for more than 2 days, please book and pay for 2 days first before you commit to a longer stay.
The hotel shows its age. The rooms are spacious, but very basic. Breakfast was horrible! Most of breakfast consisted of sweets such as donuts, pasties, and cookies. My parent's were born in this region (they now live in North America), and they wondered why there was no milk, no cheese, no eggs, no oranges, no bananas or other fruit! It is quite sad when a hotel cannot even offer the bountiful fruit and fresh food of its' region to the guests.
For the price we paid, there should have been better quality food at breakfast and dinner.
One morning my husband asked for a hard boiled egg. We were brought to the back room, given a pot with water and told to boil our own eggs, and not tell the other guests about it. So, they do have eggs! We were sick of the food after 2 days.
The pool was ok. But, beware of the beach area. You have to catch a bus (included in your hotel price) which takes you from the pool area down below cliff where the beach is. The bus is never on time. Some days, it did not even show up. When you finally get on the bus, it is crowded and most of the time, only standing room was available.
Then, there's the beach. Honestly, it looks more like a lagoon. It is a very short beach. Not wide at all. There are no beach chairs, nor umbrellas. The beach is rocky, and the water cold. There are not any stairs/steps that lead to the beach. You have to hobble along the rocks. To make things worse, it's a public beach, not a private beach as Torre Macauda leads you to believe because we ran into local people who told us that many locals swim here. There are no washroom services, nor drinking water or food available at this beach.
We were lucky enough to have our on transportation, however we still felt cut off from the rest of the region. We will never stay here again. I suggest you look for a hotel in town, or book an apartment or bed & breakfast in town. Really shop around and do your homework.
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- Also Known As:
- Torre Macauda Sciacca
- Torre Macauda Hotel Sciacca
- Torre Macauda Sicily/Sciacca