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Hotel Relais Modica
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Modica
Exeter, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Sept 2013”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Good hotel just off the main street in lovely Modica. Had 3 days here on second visit to Sicily. Town very interesting and not very touristy(yet, though Ryanair have just started flights to nearby Comiso). Best feature were undoubtedly Francesca and Antonio who were really friendly and helpful with very good English. Great to have our breakfast in the morning sun on our balcony. Facilities could benefit from a little update.
And yes, those steps which there is no easy way round...

Room Tip: Get a balcony with view of the ancient town
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

We could not have had a better welcome anywhere than that provided by Francesca, who offered late in the evening to help us carry our many bags up the many steps from the street to the lodging--the ONLY possible drawback of this hotel. (Without luggage, it's just another beautiful Italian hill-town climb.) Francesca sent us to the right restaurant, brought breakfast to our balcony overlooking the fabulous view of the town and its cathedral, phoned the owner of our next stop in Ortigia for the best directions, and (for those like us, who follow the Sicilian TV series) sent us the best way to Scicli for us to sit in the chair of Commissario Montalbano's boss under the tapestry of Veronese's painting of baby Moses saved from the water.
Our room (#5?) had a view of the cathedral perfect at all hours of the day or night. It also had the most comfortable bed and beautiful appearance--all for $110 on April 4.

Room Tip: Choose a room with cathedral view and balcony to have breakfast on (4 or 5)
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

Relais Modica was a great location to stay overnight in Modica. The rooms were good size, clean, and comfortable. We had a great view of the historic center of Modica. Plenty of shopping, sights, and restaurants nearby. The owners, Antonio and Francesca, were friendly, helpful, and welcoming. The only drawback is a big flight of steps to reach the inn, but if you have a driver to help you with your bags part way, Antonio was kind enough to help us the rest of the way. There are 9 rooms, with nice period details. Great bargain for the price!

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2013

We enjoyed our stay in Modica very much. The hotel is located in the heart of historic Modica and you have a spectacular view from the balconies and the terrace.
Francesca, the owner of the place, is a wonderful host. She told us a lot about the south of Sicily and all her tips were special and proofed itself valuable. The atmosphere at the hotel is very friendly and it's a real family environment. Breakfast tasted good and was plenty, especially when served at the balcony.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2013

We arrived without a reservation and were lucky to get a rooms in this charming family run little hotel. The main thing about this place is the friendliness of the owner - Francesca, who recommended a place to eat, what to visit, and even helped me plan the rest of my trip in Sicily. The rooms themselves are not fancy, but they get the job done, and we had a good night sleep. most rooms have balconies with great view of the old city. Mind you there are a lot of stairs to be climbed, you have to handle the luggage yourself on the stairs from the street to the gate, and parking can be tricky - but other than that I would highly recommend the place. Breakfast is european style - pastry and cofee.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

Had the pleasure of staying two nights at this lovely B&B. Wasn't sure what to expect, but from the beginning of my contact with Antonio, he was a pleasure to deal with. It didn't change when we got there. The rooms were large and very clean. Loved the breakfast room and Antonio and his wife were more then helpful. Lots of steps to walk up to the entrance but Antonio still carried our two hugh american bags up at one time. Location is great in the hear of the city. Rooms overlook the cathedral. A city and a hotel not to miss. A true feel of the culture in this city and a great base to travel to Noto and the surrounding areas. I have already recommended it to friends. Love the people in Sicily. Did find that beds in all the places we stayed were very hard. Not like what we are used to here in the US. The three New Yorkers with the big bags.

Room Tip: Ask forf the view of the cathedral. It beautiful during the day, but at night it can't be beat.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Marysville, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

My wife and I arrived in Modica by taxi on a rainy night in late September from the ferry terminal at Pozzallo. We clambered up the street to the Hotel Relais Modica. The flight of stairs to the Relais was a charming introduction to Sicily. My wife and I were instantly entranced. We were met by Lorenzo who made us feel so welcome.The room was spacious and the next morning the view from the balcony overlooking Modica toward the Cathedral San Giorgio was fabulous. My wife and I even climbed the 250 stairs from Corso Umberto to San Giorgio!
We met Antonio, the owner, at breakfast, who gave us any information we sought. My wife was so impressed that she left remarks of gratitude in the guestbook in Vietnamese, her native language. We stayed at Relais Modica ten days later to find that our last night on Sicily was every bit as appealing as our first night. Antonio and Lorenzo, piacere, you are the best!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Relais Modica
Address: Via Campailla n. 99, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Modica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Modica
#11 Family Hotel in Modica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Relais Modica 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Relais Modica is an Hotel "de charme" facing the Barocco in the town centre of Modica, from where You can easily reach on foot both the most beautiful monuments and the best restaurants and trattorias of the town. Our Hotel is an ancient noble palace completely restored 6 years ago, belonged to the Countess Mormino-Monelli and to the sicilian writer Vitaliano Brancati. You can see us on the web-siteWe just have 10 exclusive rooms all accessorizedwith private toilette-TV SAT-climatization- hair dryer- telephon, free internet point in the reception hallHotel Relais Modica is situated at 43 steps from the main road (Corso Umberto ).To reach the reception you can look for a parking along Corso Umberto , near the Theatre Garibaldi: there you’ll also see a small square where there is the Banca Intesa . At the corner of the bank you’ll see the stairs which brings up to the Hotel. ... more   less 
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