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Tenute Plaia Agriturismo
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

The first impression is that it is obviously not a 4*. It looks like many cheap elements have been added like after thoughts just to tick the boxes. For example, they technically have a swimming pool, but it is the worst one I've ever seen, just an addition on an unused corner.

I'm not sure why it is called agriturismo. Apparently it has a small vineyard somewhere.

The rooms are clean, but they are not very comfortable and the decoration is horrible. The tv and AC are two clear afterthoughts to get points for a better rating, and they are not integrated at all. The rooms are too tall and the design takes no advantage if it. They feel empty. The lights don't have enough shading, so the light bulbs stick out and cause glare. The bathroom is made of very cheap elements and poorly designed. The rooms have nonprivate space outside, not even somewhere to seat in most cases.

The best is provably the view from the restaurant, but even that is partially blocked by the bushes in the garden, wich is basically not accesible apart from a small strip of grass. The other main feature is the central patio, but it is basically an empty space with no use. Actually, it would've been much better if the swimming pool (a proper one) was there, and the entrance took place from outside.

The only common space is the restaurant, which nobody uses because obviously everybody prefers the terrace. Apart from that there are no common internal spaces, so when it gets dark the only option is to go back to your basic room. There are a few desk chairs here and there, and even a primitive swing for kids, but they risk landing hard on the tiles. Again, just afterthoughts to tick the boxes.

The hotel is quiet, very quiet indeed, apart from annoying late music from a nearby pizza plaze in the weekends. Unlike other hotels in Scopello, this is one km from the village, so if you want to enjoy any bar/restaurant you either go walking or pay for the village's parking. I'm not sure how the restaurant survives so far from the village. Apparently it is overpriced and there is no menu online. After having a disapointing breakfast with nothing worth mentioning we decided to dine somewhere else.

Being an agroturistic place in the south of Italy, I would've expected to be able to taste their great produce from their own yard. Something like nice bread with juicy tomatoes and tasty olive oil would be a good start for breakfast. Instead we found cold eggs, tasteless tomatoes, something that wasn't really bread and regular oil. What a shame.

Finally, the toilet broke on the second day, the tv had to be fixed, we found that the room was left open after cleaning, and we found a pair of glasses in the night table from a previous customer.

Some of the staff was nice and some wasn't. All in all they did not look very professional. We tought perhaps the atmosphere would be more of a family run business, but nothing further from the truth.

I would say it is just a clean place to sleep with little atmosphete, and for just that I believe they charge too much. However, the potential for a great place is still there, but it needs many changes.

Room Tip: rooms facing tbe courtyard seem to be better
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Victor L
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I stayed here just for one night with my sister after a trip from Taormina. Really wish I had stayed in this area longer. It is wild and rugged. Beautiful. Scopello and peaceful sea cove within walking distance and simply stunning. The agriturismo itself is rustic and would love to stay here again, enjoy the peace and go hiking. The slight downside is the swimming pool isn't really a pool that an adult can really swim in.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
Thank feross75
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

This place is rather enigmatic. High quality in some ways - comfort, location, facilities, are excellent yet it has rather cool and impersonal service. They were very helpful supplying a laptop lead converter, but reception was often shut, and always closed at 8. Also, it is rather surprising that no rooms have a good view of the wonderful scenery around the place.
Service is mixed - some smiley and attentive, others - cool and aloof. Surprising that after 6 days the reception could remember neither our name or room number - there are only 10 rooms!
The restaurant seems to have high standards, and the evening meal is excellent - yet breakfast is dull, with some quite inedible, baked eggs, and unripe fruit. Its seems that the fruit is always kept in the fridge. A sure way not to ripen.
A few small touches of service, and a revision of some kitchen/service practice would make this hotel very good indeed.

Stayed: September 2017
Thank John B
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

Four of us stayed here for two nights at the beginning of a self-guided bike tour--the layout of rooms around a courtyard was like a modern version of the setting for the "Jar" story in the Taviani Brothers' Kaos. Very cinematic. We intended each night to walk the short distance to Scopello for dinner, but were so exhausted we decided to eat at the hotel's restaurant--GREAT decision since the food was fantastic, and the view from our table al fresco breathtaking--setting sun, raving pink clouds, blood orange moon rising. Rooms were comfy and well appointed; staff friendly and helpful when we had a minor flat tire emergency.

Room Tip: There is a swing set and play area behind one side of the square--a room on that side might be good for families with kids.
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank Jean W
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went to Tenute Plaia for a dinner on a Wednesday night during low season (only four tables to serve).
We waited 45 minutes for spaghetti and a veggie cous cous. Service was so slow and quality of food was just ok.
The location is very nice but the restaurant itself is nothing special (quite boring). Overpriced

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Alessandro M
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