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Hotel / Villaggio Cala Mancina
Ranked #19 of 56 Hotels in San Vito lo Capo
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NYC
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11 reviews
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“Its adequate”
Reviewed 28 October 2010

We chose Villaggio Calamancina from our timeshare service and while the property was adequate we will not return for a second visit.

We had a one bedroom/one bath on the 2nd floor towards the front of the property. There was a small balcony off the living area. The kitchenette served its purpose and there are good markets in town. Buy your own dish soap and sponges.

Upon our arrival, the cleanliness of the flat was questionable.

Although we would like to have rented a bike, we never did. There were only a few that were functional and they were never available.

There were dogs across the street that barked constantly. I understand this is outside the hotels control but it did cause us to keep the balcony doors closed a good portion of the time. Oh, I can't forget to mention the burglar alarms in the neighborhood.

The pool is lovely but the hours are odd. Proximity to the beach and the town is good.

Wi-Fi is available for a charge and only in the pool area.

The property photographs are misleading. The good views appear to be taken from the hotel up the hill. A few of the Villaggio Calamancina rooms may have something similar but as most of the buildings are at the bottom of the hill, I doubt it.

Some of the hotel staff are wonderful, helpful, gracious and knowledgeable. Others staff members…

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2010

Lovely people and atmosphere is friendly, the views are fantastic, everything clean and it is great to have a mini kitchen, you can go to the markets and find fresh produce, bring it back, put it into the big fridge then sit outside your own private patio and admire the loveliness of San Vito in peace. The rooms are not your classic 4 star ones, and don't expect all of that in Sicily, it is not the island for it and does not need to be, as it is a 4 star island, getout there and see it! The rooms have a lot more personality and flavour, high ceilings, different shapes, all done out in a rustic sicilian way. This place is so nice and the pool is perfect.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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London UK
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Reviewed 28 September 2009

We stayed there at the end of September almost end of season, as a timeshare getaways. Not fantastic. We have 2 kids, 3 years old and 6 months. I think July or August would have been better.

KITCHEN:The kitchen area is really LIMITED literally, in the one bedroom apartment, 2 hot plates, no oven, really slow for cooking, no microwave, no kettle.....coffee maker...old tiny little silver thing which was too dirty to use...

TV: the tiniest TV I have ever seen (not good when you are stuck in when it s pourring down rain outside).

BEDS: Double bed, is not really a double bed....., it is 2 beds put together..no ideal for hubby and I.

ENTERTAINMENT: literally non existent, the staff was hanging around the swimming pool, smoking, looking at you, or going downtown, really awkward ... not that friendly

SWIMMING POOL: annoying thing is you have to wear a cap and it is shut between 1 pm and 3 pm...bad move for the kids !!!! for the first time I never went in the swimming pool....

DOWNTOWN and FOOD: not much going on, loads of restaurant but did not really enjoy anything, we struggle to find bread for a couple of days, and supermarket seem to shut doors whenever they feel like it, people semm to be sad or bored, never smiling, too tired I am not really sure...

APARTMENT: if you arrive late be ready to go to the supermarket to buy sponges and bin bags as nothing is provided unless you ask, and no wasking up liquid either, nightmare when you need to eat and wash afterwards.

BEACHES: excellent, 2 chairs and umbrellas 15 euros a day or go through the reception to get a beach service for the week...cheaper to go daily if the weather is bad !!! nice water and lovely sand

DOGS: our appartment was E12, NIGHTMARE when you stayed in, there were a couple of dogs in a house nearby constantly BARKING at night ,early morning, we had to have the windows fully shut in our bedroom, we did not really sleep...really annoying...

We rent a car, drove to the south was good..

AIRPORT, if you have a pushchair it will come out on a different conveyor opposite the cases conveyor, again there is no signs or anyone telling you where they are unless you ask....or you ll be waiting around for 20 minutes thinking that the pushchair got stolen somewhere....

OVERALL ...ok but if you have travelled around before, Spain, Cuba or the states on timeshare you won't really like it there is not much going for the kids apart from the beach and I am not sure this village converted in tourism resort made the Sicilian there happy ?????

BATHROOM: tiny in 1 bedroom flat, we can barely fit one tiny person in the

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2009

I liked this hotel and recommend it. We stayed 9 nights in May 2009 and it was a fantastic holiday, we got a good deal and the room was clean, comfortable with full kitchinette.
Staff did not have much information about near by attractions and they didn’t have any brochure or flyer.
The Internet is very slow and doesn’t work inside the room; you should go to swimming pool area to get connection.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2009

Calamancina was like a summer camp for adults and families. The perfect walking distance from the center of town, our apartment/room and balcony were a pleasure. Spotless and tasteful, with nice people all around. We liked their "everything is included" atmosphere: gated parking, beach chairs and umbrellas manned by a friendly lifeguard, mountain bikes, a pool, and plenty of staff. There were even nighttime shows at the tiny outdoor theater for kids (which we watched for a while in amusement, but didn't partake in--not having children of our own). It was nice in the evening to be able to sit outside at our own little table under a sun umbrella and sip drinks from our fridge while taking in the beautiful, sweeping view of San Vito from Calamancina's vantage point a quarter mile out of the center. HIGHLY recommended, if you can get a place there. FYI: We didn't book ahead, just showed up and got our place for 90 euro/night for 3 nights. I think it's more if you book ahead; but would be worth ensuring a place there, since they seem to fill up completely all summer.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 April 2008

We stayed here for a week in April, and it was a fantastic holiday. We got a great deal on our stay by contacting the hotel directly, and it was worth every penny. We arrived late at night, and as it was out of season the hotel resterant hadnt opened for the season, but the town of San Vito Lo Capo which was a five minute walk away had some great place to eat. When we got up the following morning we were greeted by the most stunning view of the beach and mountain from our patio.

The rooms were well kitted out, with a tv and all the kitchen utensils you could need (including table cloth and napkins which was a nice touch) and there were plenty of towels. The bathroom was lovely. The pool area was very nice with plenty of chairs and sun loungers. The pool bar like the resterant was closed but we were so near to the beautiful town that it didnt matter. The staff in reception were very helpfull and as it was quiet, let us stay in our room till after 4pm even though check out was 10am, which felt like it allowed us have another day on our holiday!

San Vito Lo Capo was beautiful, and I can highly recomend the Gna' Sara resterant for its great food and friendly waiters.

A 10/10 holiday!

  • Liked — The views
  • Disliked — That we had to leave
  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank MrsMorgan
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London
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2007

We spent 7 nights here at the end of September. The room was light and comfortable with a well resourced, separate kitchinette/sitting room and spacious bathroom. The site was well situated, just a few minutes walk away from the harbour, the fantastic fishmonger, the beach, shops and other amenities. All the staff were helpful and the hotel had some good views and dedicated parking which is handy as you have to pay on most of the roads in the area.

However, the stay was marred by the AWFUL DJing. We were shaken out of bed at 9.30 am on a Sunday by this terrible racket which continues spasmodically throughout the day and only stops at midnight. We complained and the volume was turned down a bit.

Another downer was the TINY shower in the bathroom - hardly room for one person. The swimming pool is also much smaller than you would expect from the photos and you have to wear a swimming cap. But, who needs it with the sea so near by.

So, despite the lovely facilities, I would probably choose to stay somewhere else when I return to San Vito Lo Capo which is a charming and relaxing place for a holiday. My advice to the hotel is to get rid of the DJing - we met many others who were put off by it! I am sure they are losing custom as a result of this over enthusiastic fellow. San Vito Lo Capo is not Ibiza.

  • Liked — Spacious room
  • Disliked — Loud DJ
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel / Villaggio Cala Mancina
Address: Via Eboli 29, 91010, San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > San Vito lo Capo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Vito lo Capo
#12 On the Beach Hotel in San Vito lo Capo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel / Villaggio Cala Mancina 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a green hillside just a few meters from the beach and the marina, between trees and flowering shrubs, the Villaggio Cala Mancina overlooks at the beautiful bay of San Vito Lo Capo with its expanse of white sand, offering a panorama of incomparable beauty. The village, with its typical Mediterranean-style architecture, offers the ultimate in comfort with hospitality and services comparable to a four star hotel. The elegance of the finishes and fittings, the refinement of the furnishings, the careful arrangement of green, the intelligent distribution of the common areas, the use of local handcrafts such as wrought iron, terra-cotta tiles, marble, natural stone and brick pavers, give the entire complex a unique personality. Outside, Mediterranean gardens, where you can stroll along the paths of light and vibrant colors. Behind the apartments, almost suspended over the sea, there is a large pinewood belonging to the village, from where you can admire the small town with its white houses and the wonderful bay. ... more   less 
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