This pleasant, small, offstreet motel, which we found courtesy of tripadvisor, was a pleasant surprise. It is way outside the busy city, so everything is blessedly quiet. It is modestly appointed in the IKEA mode, but room 12, for example, has a big bed, a big armoire, A/C in the room, a mini fridge, and--at least as important to today's travelers-- fast, unlimited wifi in the room. There are big, fluffy towels instead of the waffle tablecloths you often find in Italy, lots of hot water in the shower, and drains that drain quickly (often one of the weak points of Eurpean plumbing).
The staff are young, cheerful, and helpful, and Adriana is very generous with her time (she even let us use the washing machine for a small wash).
Slight disadvantages: No soundproofing, and the place does echo like a tunnel, so earplugs might be good for some. Our room, on the ground floor, had only one window, which faced a big security light on the neigboring wall. There are no shutters, and the blackout curtain was not quite big enough to exclude all the glare--though it did a pretty good job. Shutters, and the ability to leave the window open at night, would be good to have.
But these are minor details. For those on a somewhat limited budget, this little motel is a real find.
By the way, the motel is associated with an excellent restaurant just a few doors down from the hotel reception. It is the Scirocco, a nice bistro with pretty tablecloths and such, which seems to be much loved by locals. I can tell you WE loved it! Boy, do they have good food--big servings, nicely prepared, and surprisingly low priced.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Along the promenade of Noto in the countryside just a few meters from the sea is the Hotel Noto Marina. New building with a unique atmosphere, offers its guests a welcoming atmosphere in a corner of Sicily where the Mediterranean paradise with its crystal clear sea and its beautiful golden beaches provide the backdrop. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Noto Marina Sicily