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“Beautiful Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Relais Modica

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Hotel Relais Modica
Ranked #12 of 17 Hotels in Modica
Certificate of Excellence
england
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2010

We stayed at the Relais Modica for 3 nights. Its very, very clean. The breakfast is a bit basic, cereal, croissant & bread rolls etc but that wasnt a big deal for us, there was plenty of it. The owner Antonio cannot be more helpful, he was a charming man. Exactly the same applies to Lorenzo who was also wonderful, recommending tours, bars, restaurants. Our room was lovely and comfortable and the shower was fantastic. Brilliant views from the balcony. 3 nights wasnt long enough. The stairs are a bit of a setback, they are steep and there are alot of them!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank lemons
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2009

Staying in Hotel Relais allowed us to sit on the balcony and gaze at the stunningly beautiful panorama of Modica stretched out before us, with San Giorgio taking centre stage. Modica is a beautiful, real living town with fabulous architecture - it's a warm, sensuous, exciting place. The hotel is charming and Antonio & his wife are wonderful hosts; if Lorenzo is at reception, he will help you with everything and anything. It was an unforgettable stay & it was extremely difficult to leave.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Peter_Joan
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Chicago
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2009

My wife and I arrived in Modica where the street names are hard to find but the Hotel Relais was not with many signs pointing the way. Antonio, the owner, from the moment we arrived was great. He gave us great advice on where to go, things to see and where to eat. He makes you feel like your apart of his family and goes to great lengths to make sure you're taken care of while at his hotel. He speaks 6 languages which was extremely impressive. There are a lot of stairs to reach the hotel but well worth the trek. If you spend a little time talking with Antonio, he may even have a beer with you as he tells you the history and splendor of his town. Great guy and a great place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelDieHard
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Woodstock, Georgia
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30 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2009

We found the Relais Modica charming and full of character. In late November we were the only guests and were offered a low season rate of 85 euros. We chose a triple room on the top floor - Room 10 - cozy and spacious with a slanting wood-beamed ceiling and great view, and steps away from a roof terrace overlooking the town. From our window we saw the town lit up at night and heard church bells in the early morning. Proprietor Antonio Modica was kind, helpful, engaging and stimulating to talk to, and was impassioned about almost everything -- culture, food, the state of Italy and the world. One of the many gracious citizens of Modica who made our stay here so rewarding.

Stayed November 2008
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1 Thank Schweep
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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2007

Our room had an amazing view! This is the type of view that is worth the trip, waking up to it makes you forget the heat, the hours on the plane, anything! It is priceless.
The room in itself was fine and clean. The garden-roof top was a bit of a lie (where is the garden?) and the breakfast room had no window (a bit disappointing). The breakfast wasn't especially good, there was just bread and jams. It seemed poor compared to all the other breakfasts we had in Sicily.
The owner was extremely nice and helpful. He told to go eat in the restaurant called "Torre d'Oriente". This was the best dinner we had in 15 days. Not only was the food delicious but the view on the city was breathtaking (at night). We highly highly recomment you to eat there.
We are rating this hotel as average because we weren't aware that you can't access the hotel by car. This is the type of information we wished we would have known in advance. We had 4 pieces of luggage plus 2 bagpacks (yes it's a lot) but it was a nightmare to go up the 60+ steps under the heat (and to do it again the next day).
Except that, Modica is definitely worth a visit. We preferred it to its famous sister city Ragusa, don't miss it!

  • Liked — The view from the balcony
  • Disliked — The stairs!
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 Thank Rugzor
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Jackson, Wyoming
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50 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2006

We stayed here 2 nights as part of a bicycle tour package; our group of 7 loved the Hotel Relais Modica. The hotel is a lovely restored building (two centuries old), the rooms are enormous with vaulted ceilings and stone archways. All of the rooms overlook a small courtyard and have nice views of the hillside city of Modica. There is also a small rooftop terrace with nice views of the city. The owner Antonio and his wife both speak excellent English, and were exceptionally helpful in making sure that we were comfortable during our stay there. Their restaurant recommendations were also excellent.

Travelers with disabilities should note that there are a lot of stairs at the hotel, I did not see an elevator. The hotel is in a very convenient location to the main street for shopping and restaurants.

  • Liked — Friendly helpful owners, and the old-world feel of the rooms
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank RangeviewRay
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New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2006

We stayed at the Hotel Relais for 3 nights. We loved Modica and the Hotel Relais. We had a very large room and it was very private. We were close to the terrace which has magnificent views of Modica. We ran into some car trouble and the hotel owner was invaluable to us - so helpful. The staff was friendly and so welcoming. Be aware there are a number of stairs to climb but it is well worth it. Modica is a wonderful place to stay and explore Ragusa, Nota, Modica, and the marina areas. I would recommed Modica and the surrounding area as a must see for any travellers to Sicily. Must try the Modica chocolate.

  • Liked — The people
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank tuckny
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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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