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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Fanusa, Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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434spikey
Bath, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Base”
Reviewed 25 November 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed in the villa in late August early September 2014 with our two grown up children, the villa was perfect for us, the accommodation was spacious, modern design and the air conditioning was effective especially at night. The swimming pool was beautiful, easily accessible from the villa and was very quiet only sharing it with one other family. Our boys also enjoyed the table tennis. Roberto was a great host, he made us feel welcome and relaxed. Opposite the villa is a hotel with a very good pizzeria, there is a small supermarket about 100yards away and the beach at Arenella is 5min by car, 'top tip' about halfway along the road to the beach at Arenella is a fabulous bakery selling amazing homemade food and great coffee. Opposite the bakery is a fruit shop and behind/opposite the fruit shop is the entrance to the free sandy beach. We took several trips into Ortigia syracuse which is 20mins max by car, Noto 30min and Ragusa 40mins. Cantania airport is a very easy one hour drive away. Highly recommend a sat nav, roads are not well marked near the villa and in Sicily in general! However we definitely can't wait to go back to Roberto's villa and do some more exploring

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Liked best: The swimming pool
Liked least: The shower in the bathroom did not have good water pressure
Travelling group: Teenagers
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26 Nov 2014
thank you very much.
I am very happy that you have enjoyed the holiday in Sicily.
you are always welcome.
Roberto
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mikef0rre...
Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Beautiful house, fantastic host”
Reviewed 24 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The accomodation surpassed our expectations, the villa size is ideal for the size of our group (my partner and I, our child - in our room - and my sister-in-law and brother-in-law). Well finished property, and the outside space is perfect. The pool is lovely and the compound is very secure. (As per another review, there is no oven in the apartment, but a good hob, we coooked pasta and risotto on a couple of nights, there's plenty of pizzeria's around so you won't go hungry!). WiFi was decent.

The realy highlight was the host - Roberto couldn't do enough for us, and communicated really well throughout. We felt really welcome.

Location is good too if you're looking for a quiet spot. The beach is a 5min walk, but is pebble covered, but just round the corner at Arenella there is a long sandy beach with reasonable sun loungers and food. And it's only about 7km to Siracusa - around a 15min drive - to get food from the supermarket and park up to walk over to Ortiga island, which is stunning. A really holiday to remember - I'm sure we'll be back!

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Liked best: All of it, the pool is great, as is the host, location and accomodation.
Liked least: Nothing, liked it all.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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RichardN2...
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“A great find”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We spent five delightful days at Roberto's villa and were very pleased with all aspects of it. The accommodation was clean, spacious and well appointed - ideal for a family like ours (2 adults and children of 5, 3 and 6 months). The gardens are very carefully maintained and the pool is a huge plus - although too deep for a child to stand up in at all. Siracusa is an easy 15 mins away in the car (you need a car) and there is a good sandy beach a short drive away. Great value - highly recommended.

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Paul C
Southwick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Lovely secluded villa with shared pool”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Set in olive groves off a quiet road this a superb spacey villa,with four adults it didn't feel crowded. The owner lives on site and there is also another smaller villa but there were no noise problems and the owner is very friendly and helpful. There is a Wi-Fi connection that is not mention in the villa info. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars is that there was only a micro wave, not a proper oven and the kitchen area was functional and had a very 'bachelor' feel. The bathroom was excellent and very well appointed, the bedrooms comfortable and spacious.
Nearby is a local vinery called Cantine Gulino that sells excellent wines and does a fine wine tasting with a food for 10 Euros on a Saturday night.
There are local shops and a local bus service, none of the local restaurants were open at the time we were there, a little local bar also selling pastries and ice cream is two minutes away, you could do this without a car but I found one essential. However, the local driving is somewhat nerve wracking especially in the towns.

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Liked best: Space and comfort
Liked least: Kitchen
Travelling group: Extended Family
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IsabelleD...
Beauvais, France
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: la tranquilité
Liked least: le chauffe eau solaire...
Travelling group: En famille avec jeune(s) enfant(s)
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siegfried...
Belgium
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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Liked best: Großartige Gartenanlage/Anpflanzung und Poolbereich! Tolle Möglichkeit, Tischtennistisch zu nutzen, sowie Fahrräder! Gute Lage um den Südosten der Insel zu erkundschaften!
Liked least: Kühl wirkende Wohnung
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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Tommaso M
Casteldaccia
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Liked best: La tranquillità
Liked least: Le mosche
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
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