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All reviews town square great location free parking bed and pillows marina area hotel is located our night stay overlooks the sea comfortable hotel a bit overpriced local pastries plastic cups rooms are modern coffee machine choice of restaurants breakfast spread walking distance
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This hotel is located in a great location from all the sites and restaurants. The rooms are adequate enough for any length of stay. they are very clean. The front desk is very helpful with recommendations from restaurants to beaches. Parking is available in front of the hotel for guests only. We were able to park our car every night. Breakfast was included and was typical European breakfast from breads to fruits as well as various coffees.

Our rooms were located on first floor which had partial water view but mostly view of the open piazza in front. Showers were very good having a strong output. Beds were OK however pillows were hard and a little uncomfortable but we made it work.

In summary, this was a great hotel in a great location! I would highly recommend it to those raveling through this region.

Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
Thank Bob C
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The staff was super friendly and really helpful. The piazza is just out your window and it is a very short walk to nice places to eat and drink. We were there at the end of April and the A/C had not been turned on so it was a little warm in the late afternoon.

  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Martin M
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Our 3 night stay here could not have been better. Mariella, Ivan and the other desk staff were stellar in answering out questions about restaurants, sights and airports details.
The hotel is in a great location - right on the square above the waterfront and just steps from the town center where the whole population comes out at night for an evening stroll, some conversation and a gelato. There is some parking directly in front of the hotel and the it was easy to find using GPS.
The lobby has a bar and a dining room where a good breakfast buffet is included. The rooms are very large with safes, good closet storage and nice sized bathrooms with hair dryers. We had rooms facing the small courtyard which was great for peace and quiet at night and for naptime. The front rooms face the sea and the square which I am sure of full of nightlife during the summer season. Wifi was free and worked well.
The town center is just 5 minutes away and has great bars, restaurants, shopping and pharmacies. In the evening the whole town comes out for a stroll to see friends and have a gelato. Is was charming. We found a little bar in front of the city park and had Apro spritzers every afternoon.
The seafood is excellent but we were surprised at how good the steaks here are as well. And the Sicilian wines and beers went down nicely as well.
The location of the hotel is near the fort, the town square, and the fishing-yacht harbor. It is also an great base to explore the hilltop village of Erice, the salt estuaries near Marsala, the Greek temple and amphitheater at Segesta and the city of Palermo.
This hotel and town in now in my top 6 world-wide. DO NOT MISS IT.

Stayed: June 2018
Thank teamseattle4511
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AlMadarig, Direttore at Hotel Al Madarig, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Dear teamseattle4511,
thank you for your kind words about your experience in Castellammare del Golfo.
We are very proud to have such excellent guests as you are and hope so much to have the pleasure to welcoming you again.

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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Came here for a week with my brother in law. Rooms basic but bed comfortable and nice view over the piazza. Shower has good pressure but temperature is inconsistent needing constant adjustment to compensate for other users on the same floor robbing the hot water! Poor sound insulation in the rooms not so much from the outside but between adjacent rooms. I could hear the man next door to me peeing and my brother in law could here the man in the room next to him snoring!! Corridors a bit echoey especially if your Italian neighbours six rooms down decide to have a room party at 1:15 am with the door open!!

The staff were all very welcoming and helpful and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Very efficiently arranged car hire for us and gave us discount cards for some of the local shops and restaurants.

Breakfast was adequate with the usual cold meats and cheeses together with a variety of sweet cakes and croissants. There was always and egg option varying from scrambled, poached and a kind of frittata. However this tended to run out towards the end of service and you had to be a bit pushy to get more provided. Cereal options were relatively limited consisting of cornflakes, coco pops and a very sweet musli. There was always fresh bread and sliced loaf which you could toast. A coffee machine provided a variety of coffee options and there was always an urn of American coffee. The real disappointment was the fruit on offer. This consisted only of oranges and some fairly dubious looking apples. Considering there was a market across the road from the hotel selling a wide range of delicious fresh fruit this is inexcusable. There was always enough but you are left with the feeling that they could do better. Would I come back again? Probably not.

The town provides a good range of restaurants but there is very little in the way of shopping. The surrounding area has some interesting spots to visit but driving in Palermo is not to be recommended. Use your phone sat nav as signposting is virtually non existent!! There are some nice beaches nearby but the little bay adjacent to the hotel is untidy and uninviting. In addition it can only be reached by a series of steep steps. The harbour area is pleasant with a variety of restaurants providing fresh fish menus and the usual pasta and pizza offerings. We have had a pleasant experience but will not return to this part of Sicily.

Stayed: May 2018, travelled with friends
Thank robocor1
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

We spent three nights in this comfortable hotel. The staff were extremely helpful. We had the only bedroom with a bath but having seen inside other rooms the shower facilities looked adequate enough. The morning breakfast buffet had a good selection of food and there was a coffee machine which dispensed all manner of excellent varieties on instantly made coffee in an Italian machine.

Room Tip: There are “superior” rooms which just mean that you have a view onto the main square rather than onto an inside courtyard.
Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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