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Strada Statale 115, km 131 Contrada Verdura, 92019, Sciacca, Sicily Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 26/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 26/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 11 hotels in Sciacca
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Verdura – a paradisiacal expanse on Sicily’s stunning southwest coast – is their flagship resort. 230 hectares of sun-blushed Mediterranean coastline, countryside and hotel: space for the Forte ethos to shine. Insightful hospitality quietly caters to every desire. Sleek, environmentally sensitive architecture fuses with Latin terracottas, ochres and violets. Local charm with universal style. Italianate furnishings, breeze-brushed white muslins and, always, a sea view. Verdura’s vast scale and escapist atmosphere afford endless indulgence and choice. Choice to unfurl in its capacious spa, or lap its infinity pool. To play tennis among its orange groves. A round or two of golf. To master Sicilian cooking, or simply savour it by the sea. To explore Verdura’s 12th-century tower; helicopter across Etna; or stroll along its private beach. It’s your decision, at the Fortes’ invitation.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Infinity pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Russian, Spanish, German, Italian
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Claire B wrote a review Nov 2020
Gt Dunmow23 contributions48 helpful votes
I went here for some late summer sun with my son. We chose this resort so my son could play golf, and he did and enjoyed the golf. The weather wasn't great so we needed other things to do... there isn't really anything here once you've been into the spa. The resort is miles from anywhere, the nearest town didn't have anything to offer. Concierge recommended a restaurant there which was awful and we left before we sat down. I'm a vegetarian and found it difficult to find things to eat at the resort after the first few days (and had to eat the same things). The place had a strange energy about it, the buildings austere, like a prison camp, concrete and sharp edges, nothing to soften the harshness in the interiors. There was no natural beauty here, the beach was fake, the palm trees carefully positioned in rows. It felt cold (though having everyone walking round in masks didn't help!). A few days into the trip I discovered that the Illuminati have an annual get together here (obviously no public allowed) under the title of Google Camp. Staff are sworn to secrecy about the event and there's no way any press could get near the place. They also hire the Valley of Temples (complete with many sacrificial alters) for a big event as part of their camp so piecing together what I saw there together with what the illuminati are rumoured to get up to left me feeling very uneasy and I checked out the next day moving to the other side of the island which was far more beautiful and it was so nice to check into a Belmond hotel. I would advise anyone visiting Sicily to choose the north east side of the island here both Belmond hotels there are beautiful.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 27 Nov 2020
Dear Mrs Claire B, Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent visit at Verdura Resort. We regrettably read that your time with us did not meet your expectations and that you found the Resort somewhat lacking of personality. As you can read from other guest’s comments, the layout of the resort and the beautiful territory that surrounds it, have enticed many of our guests who continue to returned year after year for its sense of peace and tranquillity. Having said that we offer numerous activities within the resort to entertain our guests. In relation to outdoor activities to experience off season, there are several excursions including visits to a medieval village, to the enchanted castle, to the Greek temples of Agrigento and Selinunte, unlocking some of the local secrets found in this part of Sicily. We would love to welcome you back, and should you decide to, I would be most honoured if you would contact me directly so that I could personally ensure a personalized experience in the hope to restore your confidence in us. With kindest regards, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
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GSUKKENT wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom147 contributions103 helpful votes
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A top quality resort. Well equipped sea view room; it didn't have a particular Italian feel, though it was luxurious and tasteful. The swimming pools are massive. Good pool side service and plenty of space to relax and keep your distance. The spa is very well equipped; only gripe was the difficulty in getting slots, which seemed more a function of staff availability / shorter hours (presumably as a result of COVID). Good outside pools. For a resort, I was especially impressed with the food (breakfast to one side) as it was consistently outstanding; dinners were very enjoyable. We particularly enjoyed Amare for dinner, which is located by the beach and specialises in fish and pizza. Really exceeded expectations. And a cocktail before dinner at the bar is highly recommended; great waiter (offering recommendations on the hotel's house cocktails, which were excellent) and stunning sunset. Do not miss that experience! Breakfast however suffered a little bit as a result of COVID as they can no longer offer a buffet and everyone seemed to arrive at the same time, which meant that it was difficult to get service. A shame but it is something they will no doubt address as we all learn how to work around the virus. Overall the staff are excellent; from the concierge, reception, waiters, cleaning staff.... Personable, nothing is too much trouble... I have too many names of staff to commend. Make sure you visit local attractions; the Valley of the Temples (50 minutes away) is remarkable. I am not sure I would go back Verdura as I have now seen that part of Sicily and prefer to explore during the day (rather than spend time in a resort) but I would definitely recommend the resort. I would not hesitate to stay in another Rocco Forte Hotel based on this experience and can think of few resorts offering such stunning food. Thank you Verdura for a great stay
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 6 Oct 2020
Dear GSUKKENT, Allow me to thank you for finding the time to share your feedback about your positive experience at the Verdura Resort. I will extend your compliments to the entire team, who will be delighted to hear how they contributed in creating such enjoyable impressions. While I understand you have become a connoisseur of Sicily, having visited the island thoroughly, we still hope you will decide to come back again in the future. In the meantime, allow me to say that we will be opening a second Sicilian hotel in Palermo in Spring 2021, just in case you would like to experience the beauty of this charming city, full of history and with a great culinary heritage. Additionally, our Villa Igiea is a great example of Italian Liberty Style, with a lovely view overlooking the sea, a stay not to be missed! Thank you your commitment towards Rocco Forte Hotels. From our side we will keep doing our outmost to make your next experience with us even more memorable! Kind regards, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
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eleph4nt wrote a review Nov 2020
London50 contributions90 helpful votes
Let’s start with the positives. The property is stunning. Much better looking than what I was expecting. For some reason the pictures available online don’t do it justice: I got the impression of an industrial-looking concrete resort with cheap finishes. In reality, it’s a charm. I would strongly recommend one of the sea front rooms or suites; watching the sunset from your own patio with unobstructed view is well worth the extra cost. Finishes are showing a little bit of age, but overall they are still excellent. The resort’s facilities, particularly the pool and the SPA, are also beautiful. One big caveat: we were there in September and occupancy was very low. I am not sure how this resort would feel when it’s at full occupancy in super high season... There is a concrete risk it could feel like a mass resort (it’s massive). Service overall was very good, with some room for improvement. Breakfast service was particularly slow and a little chaotic, but that’s understandable given that due to COVID regulations they couldn’t run a buffet. One of the beach attendants was full-on rude, but thankfully his colleagues were great. Food was good, but not great and quite frankly overpriced. This might be an issue for extended stays, given there is very little around. On the other hand, the bar upstairs was excellent. I would certainly consider it again for a weekend getaway in mid/low season. Probably not for a long stay or for high season.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 26 Nov 2020
Dear eleph4nt, Thank you for choosing Verdura Resort for your holiday and for your feedback. We appreciate the compliments extended to the various facilities of the Resort such as the Spa and we are pleased to read the positive feedback overall in regards to the service. This has been indeed a strange year for all and breakfast was probably the most challenged outlet of them all considering we could not offer our famed buffet and its offerings, but instead had to bring the experience to the table; we will take this as a learning opportunity. On another note, we sadly read about the experience not so positive related to the service offered at the beach by one of the lifeguards and we regret leaving you with a poor impression on this occasion. Thanks again for the constructive feedback and we hope to welcome you back next year under "normal" circumstances. Yours faithfully, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
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Mirage wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a disappointing stay at the Verdura resort unfortunately, largely due to service. Good points: - the rooms are spacious and well equipped. We stayed in one of the Deluxe rooms which has a gorgeous view (definitely no need to upgrade to the next level room as you end up on the ground floor with a less nice view) - they have imported soft sand on to the beach which is really nice to walk on compared to pebbles - the food at dinner was good without being overly expensive. Service at dinner was good and definitely much better than breakfast/ lunch - parking was free and easy - reception staff polite and helpful Disappointing areas: - on arrival we weren’t shown around our room. Not a big deal but I would usually expect this for a boutique hotel. Our electronic key card didn’t work so we had to call reception from our mobile to get someone to bring a heavy duty metal key which we had to use the rest of the trip. - the room phone kept showing as our neighbours room which meant the reception staff kept calling us by the wrong name and our room service order would go to the wrong room. By the time it arrived to us it was cold and had been reheated which made the food taste poor. - breakfast and lunch service was really appalling and certainly not what we expect from a 5 star resort. We had to ask multiple times for things, orders were forgotten or wrong. Breakfast was never quicker than 1.5hrs which means most of your morning is wasted. We had a day trip to do and told the staff we needed to order food but you had to order coffee then wait for another person to come and take your food order which was usually over 20mins later. Other people were even getting up from their tables to go and ask the staff for something as they were so inattentive and slow. They seemed to have a lot of staff so I really don’t understand why it took forever. - there was no complimentary water in the room until towards the end of our stay when a couple of small bottles would occasionally appear. The water in the room was expensive. I find it grating when there is no complimentary water in the room as it feels a bit cheap for an expensive hotel in a hot country not to include this. - the spa was prohibitively expensive and so we didn’t use it - location is in the middle of nowhere so if you don’t have a car and want to do trips it is difficult - the beach bar was closed most of the time we were there and there was no beach service, if you wanted a drink or food you had to walk to the pool bar with similarly awful service as per breakfast Overall the resort is beautiful and if wasn’t for the terrible service I’m sure it would have been a great stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TraveltheWorld wrote a review Oct 2020
United Kingdom6 contributions9 helpful votes
Verdura has the potential to be wonderful with the beach and spa and great kids club. But the rooms are in big need of updating, looking old and with humidity staining the bottom of the walls in the bathroom and with pretty much zero sound isolation between the rooms, making it feel like one is sharing the room with the neighbors. Towels at the beach are so old they all have threads coming apart. Service is great but can not compensate for a somewhat mass market look of the restaurants. Overall poor value for money. Bills itself as exclusive and high end but feels much more like old luxury rather than updated current luxury.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 Oct 2020
Dear Traveltheworld196, I wish to thank you for choosing to stay at Verdura Resort for your holidays and mostly for taking the time to share your comments with us. We appreciate the feedback given on the location, scenario and service, yet we regret to read about your feelings related to the product. Having said that I understand that your overall experience was positive, therefore I do hope that you believe in our commitment for improvement and would therefore still consider to stay with us again. Please feel free to make direct contact with me upon your next visit, so that I can ensure your next stay will be pleasurable in every respect. With kindest regards, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
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US$332 - US$867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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rocco forte verdura golf hotel sciacca, rocco forte verdura golf and spa resort
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of AgrigentoSciacca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
203
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Frequently Asked Questions about Verdura Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Verdura Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bar Caffe' Zamenhof (7.1 km), Fattoria Bassa Corte (6.3 km), and Spiaggia di San Giorgio (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Verdura Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Verdura Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Verdura Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Verdura Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Verdura Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include American Bar, Capada, and Ristorante Pizzeria Pronto Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Verdura Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Verdura Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Verdura Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Verdura Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Verdura Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Verdura Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, German, Italian, and Russian.