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Villa dei Papiri

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Sliema, Malta
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

I didn't know what an agriturismo was before I went to this place and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. It's a beautiful getaway for a weekend break. It's very quiet and staff are nice! The breakfast included all the basics and had fresh orange juice grown from the orange trees surrounding the property

Thank maxine2791
Reviewed 6 September 2014

The charming agriturismo Villa dei Papiri is a large converted old stone farm and adjacent buildings with a fine garden ornamented by lemons and limes, bird of paradise, hibiscus, jasmine and palms. The huge central area for breakfast, reading, sitting by the fire in winter, opens out onto a lawn where we took our buffet breakfast. The rooms are a...

Thank TaraL967
papirus, Direttore generale at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you for appreciating this place as well as your stay, hope to see you soon again here!

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 19 October 2013

We stayed at the Villa dei Papiri for four nights ten days ago and found this hotel to be very disappointing. The rooms are small and sadly lacking. There was hardly any storage space.The bathrooms are also dingy and not kept clean. There were lots of mosquitoes because of the surrounding vegetation. Since it rained heavily, the bed sheets that...

1Thank quicktravel
papirus, Direttore generale at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

We 're sorry for your sad experience , but we believe that there is a fundamental mistake in the location's choice: it is normal that being surrounded by the vegetation of a nature reserve there are humidity and mosquitoes , it would have probably been better for you to choose an aseptic hotel in the city center. At least you...

Reviewed 23 September 2013

the location in a natural reserve is a winner/ rooms and public area very pleasant and the country atmosphere is very very nice . buildings are beautifully restored and a nice orcard with pld olive trees completes the nice set-up. cleaning can be improved though by no means not "terrible" as mentioned in some reviews. as we always prefer a...

Thank OFER B
papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you for your objective review, we are glad you have appreciated your stay and this farm, we hope to guest you again in the future, best regards!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Very nice setting and full of potentials...but this is it. Rooms are lacking of some refurbishment and are very mouldy and scarcely ventilated. AC was not working, staff is not local and unprofessional, breakfast is a scandal for a so called agritourism in Italy! Despite the discount they gave me on the final bill is not a place a would...

1Thank ClaudioR_London
papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

We are sorry for your complaints, especially for breakfast which is widely appreciated by our guests, and we are still wondering what could be so scandalous..... Never mind, everyone has got his own tastes and preferences, we'll try to improve rooms as well as services. Thank you for your stay.

Reggio Calabria
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This was not the first time we had visited this agriturismo and I doubt it will be the last. Having previously tried other accommodation in Siracusa, I can safely say that this is my favourite. It's great if you like nature and want to get away from it all but still want to be close enough to the city centre...

1Thank Lucie C
papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you for coming again to this place, it shows your love for nature and relaxing holidays, and above all it's our prize for any effort we make to let people enjoy their holidays. We expect to guest you again and again for sure! See you next time!

Reviewed 1 May 2013 via mobile

In the middle of an orange's field, the facility seems very romantic at the first view. And it eally is. We were 3 people and we got a big 2 floor suite for only 125€/day, breakfast for 3 included. Not bad. Anyway you need to tolerate a not perfect cleaning of the room. Not because the room service but because...

Thank PhStrad
papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you for really appreciating the features of this place and our service, we hope to guest you again to satisfy your expectations even more. Best regards

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 27 April 2013

This place really isn't what you'd expect. Another lesson to never judge a book by its cover. The whole place is really musty and deserted, no soul or good vibe found here.. Unlike what the website suggests. Our room wasn't very clean and even worse, it was covered by millipedes! They where everywhere! And I don't mean a few, more...

1Thank Nadessica
papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Dear Guest we don't know if crying or laughing is best, because your review looks very theatrical, nearly Scary movie, with a desert hotel without a soul and millipedes everywhere; but we want to know therefore what ghosts have given you the room, the keys, they prepared breakfast that you disliked (but for which the others make us compliments), and...

West Virginia
Reviewed 6 April 2013

What a beautiful place! Citrus groves, date palms laden with dates, beautiful buildings and grounds! Idyllic.....until you take up lodging. Our room had five air fresheners, which reeked. I had to put them away, at which point, the smell of dampness took over. Arriving late at night, we piled into bed, but yuck! The sheets were damp! Next morning breakfast...

1Thank loveFoodWestVirginia
papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are sorry you had all these problems, and we thought you would have appreciated our efforts to help you about the hot water problem, but you didn't. It happened at weekend so you can understand it is a problem to have a tecnician coming to fix it, and we gave you another room; things can break and...

Reviewed 5 January 2013

Set close to the Fonte Ciane, the Villa dei Papiri is a respite for the weary traveler who perhaps wants to walk among the papyrus plants and admire the incredible blue sky and wintering birds. A short distance from Siracusa and its old city, the Villa dei Papiri offers an ample breakfast (no other meals), convenient self-catering for those so...

1Thank Patricia S
papirus, Responsabile reception at Villa dei Papiri, responded to this review

Thank you very much, we are happy to do our best and make you enjoy your stay, best wishes to you all

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The holiday farm “Villa dei Papiri” is an old Sicilian house dating back to the 19th century. It dominates a 13 hectares area rich in organic farming of lemons and oranges and surrounded by papyrus plants, palms, olive, almond and carob trees, cypress, bonsais as well as other wonderful Mediterranean plants. It is located 5 kms away from Syracuse, inside the Natural Reserve of the River Ciane & Saline, a few meters from the mythological spring source Fonte Ciane whose myth of Persephone is praised in the Metamorphoses of Ovid. It is surrounded by beautiful Egyptian Papyri, exactly the same papyrus used for the preparation of those extraordinary paper rolls on which most of human history has passed, and it continues to grow wild in this place unique in the world. The area also denotes an archaeological as well as naturalistic interest , as there are several Paleolithic remains such as tombs, caves and wells. These valuable findings show the presence of the ancient Sicilian habitation; the Sicilians were the Indo-European ethnic group that inhabited eastern Sicily, while the other ethnic groups of Elymian and Sikelian people inhabited respectively the west and the center of the island as reported by the historian Thucydides . In this vast nature reserve Villa dei Papiri is an historical building of great landscape value. Elegantly refined and equipped with every comfort it offers to its visitors the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauties of the place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Villa dei Papiri

Address: Traversa Testa Pisima 2/C | Riserva Naturale Fiume Ciane e Saline, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Syracuse > Syracuse
Price Range: $77 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa dei Papiri 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“Rooms scattered around in clusters, no particular one has better views than the other, countryside is all around the complex.”
327malcolmm, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for an exclusive Double room”
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“All looked great”
The_barleymo, 7 Jun 2015 | Read review
“locate it on GPS before you arrive - it is quite a challenge to find it. follow the signs to Fonte Ciane”
361oferb, 22 Sep 2013 | Read review
“The Exclusive rooms are larger and they're in a seperate building so nice if you want a bit of privacy. However, the suites are also really nice.”
LucieC873, 7 May 2013 | Read review
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