We came away having stayed 14 days at the Torre don Virgilio Resort slightly disappointed. It promised so much but it badly let itself down.
But let me tell you about the good points first. The hotel is set in the wonderful Sicilian countryside just a few kilometres outside Modica. Our room and the hotel as a whole were spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. The swimming pool had the softest water I have ever known. It made you just want to dive in and splash about. Mind you the blistering hot sun could have had something to do with it as well.
It’s a shame a 4 star hotel doesn’t have a proper lounge within the hotel for guests to sit comfortably and talk. In fact in the evening unless there were guests staying for dinner the courtyard and reception were closed and deserted by 9pm. With nothing else to do we often finished up having an early night.
A lot of reviewers have mentioned the level of food at breakfast. True they were no hot food and the choice of bread, jams and cakes were rather limited but we found the breakfast adequate. The stunning courtyard setting made up for lack of breakfast choice. Where we did have an issue was when had dinner at the hotel. The pasta my wife ordered as a first course was hard as rock. For an Italian chef not able to cook good pasta is a cardinal sin. If his mama reads this review she would beat him from one end of Sicily to the other and rightly so. The main course we ordered supposed to be spinach wrapped in chicken. What we got was a finely sliced piece of processed meat the type you can buy at Iceland or Asda for £1. It was completely inedible and we refused to eat at the hotel again. There were much better restaurants in nearby Modica.
As I said at the start of this review the Torre don Virgilio Resort offered so much but badly let themselves down. If they aspire to be a proper 4* hotel they will need to improve the quality of their food, and get a chef that can actually cook. A bar where you can have a beer, class of wine or even a cup of coffee would go a long way to enhance this hotel. As it stands now I would say it is just OK. Not good and not bad.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in wonderful countryside of Modica, Torre don Virgilio is a beautifully renovated and atmospheric resort. The building was a residence period of 1600, began as a fortified farm in harmony campaigns modicane. A winning combination of history and nature for a traveler who loves living in a refined, who loves elegance, good taste and attention to every individual - however small - detail. The interior of the hotel is well equipped with mirrors and other period furniture and artifacts. The 18 rooms and suites equipped with every comfort enhanced by large flowered terraces reflect the enchanting atmosphere of the place and is available with a simple yet elegant at all obvious, embellished with exclusive details such as embroidered sheets, furniture niche and impeccable service. Torre don Virgilio offers a vast array of services, including a bar, a restaurant, a smimming pool as well as a meeting room. The book bar (120 m2), is the ideal place for relaxing, reading a book, listening to music or surfing the net (the Wi-Fi connection is free of charge). The resort is located conveniently just 7 km away from the baroque city of Modica and many more turist centers and historical attractions are reachable by car. The Catania Fontanarossa airport (CTA) is 108 km far from the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Torre Don Virgilio Resort Modica, Sicily