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4 Bedrooms, 8 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Noto, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A beautiful apartment located in the heart of Noto.”
Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My husband, 2 teenage boys and 11 year old daughter and I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful apartment in the heart of Noto. The apartment is thoughtfully and tastefully decorated in a vintage style making it feel very luxurious and special. The kids were very pleased to each have their own en-suite bedrooms. As a family we were quite wowed by it. It is very clean and has everything you need to cook and self- cater if you wish to not have every meal out. It is located right in the centre of Noto, so on shutting the front door you are in the midst of a stunning baroque hill top town on one of its main squares linked to the main pedestrianized thoroughfare. It means you have lovely views from the apartment over the town, and in the distance from the top balcony you can see the sea. There are 2 living rooms inside and 2 areas outside that you can just sit and enjoy your surroundings.

We would highly recommend both this apartment and Noto as a place to visit. There is a steep full flight of stairs to climb to get up to the apartment, plus another staircase within the apartment so not recommended for someone in a wheelchair or for those who find stairs difficult.

One thing to comment on: it was a real test to find the apartment on our arrival in Noto. We had the address which we put into the satnav. We easily drove to Noto from the airport in Catania. Noto, as an old baroque town has lots of very narrow streets, many that are one-way. Plus it is challenging negotiating the Italian way of driving when you're not used to it! The satnav took us near to the apartment but we couldn't work out how to actually to get to it. The owner was unavailable when we called him for directions. The roads in the centre were barricaded after 8pm to make it a pedestrian only area. In the end, out of sheer frustration, my husband moved a barricade and we were able to find the apartment. Concetta, the house-keeper who was waiting for our arrival speaks no English so that was challenging too, although she seemed very lovely.

We had parking immediately outside of the apartment but we had no guarantee that a space would always be available when we required it. We had no permit showing that we were entitled to the space. Mostly it wasn't a problem to park and we usually found parking on the square that the apartment overlooked. Otherwise there is a small car park very near the apartment or a larger one about 10-15 minutes walk away.

The wi-fi didn't work at all during our stay but there are so many other good things to commend this apartment. If we needed wi-fi we went to a cafe with internet.

A previous visitor complained that there was no breakfast provided. We didn't expect this as it's not advertised as bed and breakfast but we were delighted to be given vouchers to visit a local restaurant for breakfast on several days. We really enjoyed our Italian breakfasts and this was an added bonus.

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Liked best: the quirky beautiful apartment in a stunning place
Liked least: finding the apartment on our arrival and parking
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Arrigo A
Bologna, Italy
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Honestly disappointed”
Reviewed 10 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Casa San Domenico is a beautiful building in the center of Noto, the design of the interiors is stunning and the view from the terrace is breath taking.The housekeeper /receptionist Concetta is a kind gentle woman always available for good advises and needs.
Unfortunatly all these good things do not substitute the lack of services:
-breakfast is not included
-even though it is indicated as included service, the daily cleanig is not provided . You must ask for it and be ready to pay an additional charge.

The requested price is too high considering the complete lack of service.

For sure we will search different accomodation for our next visit in Noto.

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Fabio P
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Reviewed 22 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Liked best: camere ben arredate
Travelling group: Compagno/a
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