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“Perfect escape from the holiday crowds”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Scopello, Castellammare del Golfo, Province of Trapani, Sicily

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Sudha S
New York
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Misleading Picture of Terrace on the Sea-Not a Dream but a Nightmare”
Reviewed 9 July 2018 for a stay in May 2018

We arrived here after a long drive to find that the leading photo of this rental is completely misleading.It shows a beautiful terrace overlooking the sea, which is actually a 150 meter walk on a dusty road within the complex of cabins/ homes, and then several steps down too! The advertisement lead me to believe that this is the view from the house. The small 1 bedroom house itself was very nice, but the view from the patio was of a dug up field and the parking spot for our car. I felt cheated.

I think the owner should put in bold that this picture is actually a terrace for common use to all homeowners( 4-5 maybe) and a 5-10 minute walk and steps down. The swimming platform is downright dangerous unless you are young and strong. When I arrived, I found a neighboring guest in a small cabin and asked him to show me this terrace and the place to swim. After walking 10 minutes and climbing down maybe 40 steps, I was incredulous when I saw the jumping off point for a swim, and asked him how he returns from his swim even if he jumps from the rocks into the open Mediterranean( not a protected bay or cove) and he grimaced and said-" Its not easy"! Then I asked- " Does your wife swim?" and he laughed and said a vehement " No". I asked him if he knew that the terraces were a walk away and he said they googled the house, found the website and looked at the floor plan. I should have researched this more, but I trusted the TA listing, which had no floor plan.
When I called the owner upon arrival and expressed my disappointment, I suggested he rent me a house which was closer to the sea and did have some view, but he did not give me a definitive answer, so we decided to leave. This was my only dissatisfactory rental in a 5 week trip to Sicily where I rented 8 different accommodations. Lesson learnt- Research Research and Research before you book!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2018
Gent.le sig.a Sudha S., la ringrazio per l’opinione da lei espressa perché è importante per noi capire se c’è qualcosa da migliorare per soddisfare i nostri clienti. Sono molto dispiaciuto che abbia definito la nostra struttura un “Nightmare”. Come dichiarato nella descrizione pubblicata su TripAdvisor, le nostre ville si trovano all’interno di una grande proprietà con ulivi e giardino mediterraneo e con accesso diretto e privato al mare; tutte le ville hanno patio, area attrezzata per il barbeque e ampi spazi per parcheggiare l’auto, e fino ad ora, non ho mai notato che gli ospiti abbiano parcheggiato la propria auto davanti casa. La descrizione di TripAdvisor è completata da planimetrie di ogni villa e da localizzazione google.
Sono curioso di sapere chi è “l’ospite vicino” con cui lei afferma di avere parlato in quanto proprio quel giorno tutti gli ospiti della struttura erano impegnati in una visita guidata nei dintorni, accompagnati da me personalmente. Infine sono dispiaciuto che essendo lei arrivata in anticipo rispetto all’orario che lei stessa aveva indicato, ha ritenuto di andar via prima ancora del mio arrivo (le avevo detto telefonicamente che sarei arrivato in massimo 20 minuti) e non ha risposto alle mie numerose telefonate ed alle numerose telefonate dello stesso TripAdvisor, da me prontamente avvertito.
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ARRIES9
Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
“Perfect escape from the holiday crowds”
Reviewed 29 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017

We had a wonderful time at Walking on a Dream. Dario is a charming host and gave us great tips for restaurants, beaches and attractions in the area. He was always responsive to our needs. The villa is well equiped, with good wifi access We loved spending time on the decks built on the rocks at the seaside end of the development, especially at sunset. We very much enjoyed bathing in the calm morning sea. I highly recommend Walking on a Dream, especially if you enjoy a peaceful, quiet retreat.

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Lorenzo65...
Brescia, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Corinne-C...
Lille, France
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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eldaml
Sicily, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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