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Paradise Beach Resort

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Paradise Beach Resort is situated in a splendid corner of the western part of Sicily, inside the Reserve orientated by the River Belice and the neighbouring dunes, at a few km from the Archaeological Park of Selinunte, (one of the biggest of Europe).Here you can visit the ruins of a Greek city that go back to the 5th century A.C. Paradise beach resort is at about 100 km from Palermo Airport. It is an ideal place to pass a holiday full of cultural interest, or simply relax, fully immersed in the impeccable Sicilian country-side.
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Birgi Airport50 km
Punta Raisi Airport68 km
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anna v
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Reviewed 2 May 2017
Location is in the middle of nowhere in a natural reserve near a beautiful beach, far away from everyone and everything. Hotel is clean but needs drastically a face lift.
Rooms are quite old. I guess they have never been redecorated in the last 30 years. One has to struggle to open and lock the room since the doors still lock with a common key. AC's are not switched on before June. Being in Sicily it was expected that food would at least be sumptuous and of a certain Mediterranean standard. In fact it was disastorous, never been to a cheaper buffet than the one they serve. We stayed 3 nights on half board and they had never changed the menu. If you are seated 15 minutes later after the restaurant is opened the antipasto is gone (kaput , finished) as empty dishes are not replaced. The only thing in abundance is non edible Pasta and rice. A far cry from being al dente they are so soggy you would never imagine that you are eating pasta in Italy. It surely remains like a big lump in your stomach. Food served at breakfast like biscuits is rotated and served as part of evening desert. Fresh fruit at breakfast is very sparse. We were served only canned pineapples, peaches and prunes. No fresh bananas or strawberries that should be in abundance and in season were ever served. Being in Sicily one expects at least to drink a good coffee. Imagine drinking lukewarm coffee from a pre- programmed coffee machine at breakfast. To conclude Do Not Go Close to this Hotel. It is a rip off. Never eaten a worse meal anywhere in the world.
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lifesabeach1982
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 Apr 2017via mobile
Our original booked hotel near Selinunti had an emergency with water and so we were redirected to stay at Paradise Beach Resort which is quite different in both location and style. It's a huge concrete building jutting out of a natural landscape that is a reserve.
The dining experience was unappetising in part being buffet and cafeteria like on a massive scale with echoing acoustics from clanging of dishes collected by bus boys and all the rushed activity. Food lacklustre and disappointing especially to be holidaying in Sicily and miss out on great dining experiences. Since we were part of a tour we were limited as the hotel is remote and a long distance to restaurants.
The rooms are basic. Sound is a big issue in the rooms - for three nights heard hallway traffic late into the night.
Overall it's a massive size 'resort' probably fun for kids on a school trip or large families or people hard of hearing...
Beach looked great.

Not my kind of place.
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larigirl2015
Catania, Italy
20
Reviewed 7 Sep 2015
Positive: Large, clean rooms. The bed was actually very comfortable. The beach was beautiful. Very close to Selinunte archeological park.

Negative: The hotel itself needs some serious updating. It must have been quite the place in the 70s or 80s when it was built, but now it is run-down. The lobby is pure chaos with only three elevators, there is often a long wait to go up and down. The air conditioning only comes on at 1430 and is turned off in the morning at 0630 - centrally controlled (where are we, a communist country?). There is no official parking lot or area you can pull up at to unload your car. Cars have to park on the road all around the building. The meals are way over-priced with lunch at 25 Euro per person - no options for sandwiches or a la carte. Dinner is 30 Euro per person! Breakfast was free, but we skipped the breakfast after the first morning because the experience was a mess - people everywhere and a poor selection - plus the room was stuffy because the AC was turned off at 0630!! When I checked in, the receptionist would not give me back my passport. He said I would have to come back for it an hour later because he had to enter in my information into the computer. With much arguing, I convinced him to make a copy so I could take it with me. (They were just leaving other people's documents on the counter in a very busy lobby where anyone could have reached over the desk and grabbed it.)

Overall, I would NOT recommend this hotel unless you are out of options. We have had much better luck with bed and breakfasts/home away places in Sicily. If you are an American, this is not what you think of when you think of a Resort.
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MaeTuanis
Nicolosi, Italy
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Reviewed 6 Sep 2015via mobile
Where to start? Ok good things. Beautiful beach, the best we've been in the south of Sicily. Clean and large rooms. Stop, that's it. The AC stops at 6:30 am and starts again at 2:30 pm. The room has AC controls but they don't work. Food is terrible at 25 euro per person for lunch, I'll stick with Army rations. The worst I've ever had in a hotel. The hotel is a very ugly and large structure from the 70s. The interior looks like a warehouse. Much worse than my accommodations with the Army during deployment. There are not enough elevators for the volume of people. The customer is not right ever! The staff, except for our maid Maria, was not helpful at all. I recommend getting a room somewhere else and coming to the beach at Selinunte.
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Storyteller374840
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Reviewed 8 Jul 2015via mobile
My wife and I just finished a road trip of Sicily. We stayed here for one night as a resting place between Valley of the Temples and Erice/San Vito Lo Capo. The rooms were big and staff were friendly. Buffet dinner was offered for €30 each, so we chose to drive to Portopalo and eat there instead, which judging by breakfast, we made a good decision. The place itself was clean, spacious, very family friendly but a throwback to the 80s. Their private (and the only) beach was the best aspect, notwithstanding needing to pay €5 to use it and €4 to hire a beach towel. However, it all seemed a bit strange as it was the only resort/hotel in the area, just plonked in the middle of coastal farm land.
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"Avoid rooms in second and third floor because of the noise"
Y9141DPannav
2 May 2017
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"All the rooms has an amazing view and very large rooms."
trinal753
27 Jul 2014
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"The hotel has one shop. Do your shopping before going to the hotel and enjoyed all the activities,..."
trinal753
25 Jul 2013
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 88 - US$ 241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
paradise beach hotel marinella di selinuntehotel paradise beach
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of TrapaniCastelvetranoMarinella di Selinunte
NUMBER OF ROOMS
248
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