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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
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  • Terrible5%
5 weeks ago
“Lovely place”
7 Jun 2017
“Such a lovely place to stay”
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Concierge
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Restaurant
3 Star Hotel
The holiday farm “Villa dei Papiri” is an old Sicilian house dating back to the 19th century. It dominates a 13 hectares area rich in organic farming of lemons and oranges and surrounded by papyrus plants, palms, olive, almond and carob trees, cypress, bonsais as well as other wonderful...
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Location and contact
Traversa Testa Pisima 2/C | Riserva Naturale Fiume Ciane e Saline, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
42.2 km to Fontanarossa Airport
5.9 km from Ortigia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We staid in Villa dei Papiri for three nights. It was rather good experience . The place is absolutely beautiful , quiet and relaxing but great potential of it just been completely ignored for some reason . Nice pool and a restaurant would improve it...More

Thank Frosya B
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place is like living a dream , the staff mainly Giuseppe are very helpful and friendly,,,very clean and wonderful place to relax, It was a pity we stayed over for just a night but will surely return for a couple or more nights next...More

2  Thank Sergio A
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great to visit, but please whoever is travelling by car do not follow GPS coordinates especially if it has rained, a veritable deathtrap. Have to thank my lucky stars for driving a Subaru XV, a small car would not have made it in the muddy...More

1  Thank Malcolm M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We only had time for one night and had the breakfast buffet which was most satisfactory. Would definitely recommend and revisit. Rooms were clean and nicely decorated. Dining hall has so much art and ornaments to view - really lovely.

Thank Tos69
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Unlike most sicilian ´agriturismos'--well known for their welcoming generosity, this establishment only grudgingly will acknowledge your presence. Theyir breakfast is not worth showing up for, and although they do not serve lunch or dinner ("we are NOT a restaurant'" we were haughtily told), they refused...More

5  Thank bwilde2016
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The holiday farm “Villa dei Papiri” is an old Sicilian house dating back to the 19th century. It dominates a 13 hectares area rich in organic farming of lemons and oranges and surrounded by papyrus plants, palms, ...More olive, almond and carob trees, cypress, bonsais as well as other wonderful Mediterranean plants. It is located 5 kms away from Syracuse, inside the Natural Reserve of the River Ciane & Saline, a few meters from the mythological spring source Fonte Ciane whose myth of Persephone is praised in the Metamorphoses of Ovid. It is surrounded by beautiful Egyptian Papyri, exactly the same papyrus used for the preparation of those extraordinary paper rolls on which most of human history has passed, and it continues to grow wild in this place unique in the world. The area also denotes an archaeological as well as naturalistic interest , as there are several Paleolithic remains such as tombs, caves and wells. These valuable findings show the presence of the ancient Sicilian habitation; the Sicilians were the Indo-European ethnic group that inhabited eastern Sicily, while the other ethnic groups of Elymian and Sikelian people inhabited respectively the west and the center of the island as reported by the historian Thucydides . In this vast nature reserve Villa dei Papiri is an historical building of great landscape value. Elegantly refined and equipped with every comfort it offers to its visitors the opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauties of the place. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Concierge
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Family Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Room types
Family Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Hotel class
Room types
Family Rooms, Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
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"Rooms scattered around in clusters, no particular one has better views than the other, countryside is all..."
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"All looked great"
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"locate it on GPS before you arrive - it is quite a challenge to find it. follow the signs to Fonte Ciane"
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