Ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great location, great external facility.Posted Jun 20, 2014
Pros: Location, ambience, views, value.
Cons: Bathrooms, WIFI, room size.
Location: Wonderful location for getting to San Leone seaside and Agrigento Archeological ruins.
This hotel was well located and the staff was very professional and helpful. The property is outstanding: gardens, spa, courtyard and dining area are beautiful. The rooms, however, need work and the WiFi was awful. With a little re-modeling and updating this hotel has the potential to be one of the nicest in Sicily--- however, currently it's simply a satisfactory overnight stopover. The breakfast was very good and the staff very accommodating. Dinner, however, while tasty but the service was beyond slow (not enough help) and the wine experience was disappointing. Our first 2 bottles that we ordered had "turned" and were undrinkable. Most of the bottles that were 3rd and 4th choices were unavailable or older than the first two (which were clearly not kept at proper temperature) forcing us to order more expensive yet younger vintages of mostly Sicilian wines. Our server was very good but overwhelmed with the number of tables assigned and the kitchen did not get the food out very timely. However, our party of 4 was on vacation and the ambience and views are so magnificent that ultimately we were fine with the overall experience. Having said that, I would still recommend the hotel because of its beautiful surroundings and friendly staff and great location for seeing the archeological ruins of Agrigento.
for Everyoneby Dennis from San Francisco, CA
hotel with a viewPosted May 31, 2014
Cons: they could improve the internet services.
everything was very good there and i would recommend it highly save for the internet services.
Recommendedby Dennis from Catania
Good visitPosted Sep 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great service, great location, nice hotel. Wonderful view day and night.
by A verified traveler from Encino, CA
Baglio Della Luna, Sicily - A Hotel DisasterPosted May 13, 2011 on Hotels.com
Let's begin with trying to find the Baglio Della Luna hotel. The good news is that it is located in the Valley of the Temples, which is the only reason to be near the city of Agrigento which overlooks the Valley. The bad news is that since it is in the archeological zone, no direction signs are allowed. Our GPS didn't help. We asked various places, but their directions did not pan out. Of course we called the hotel a few times, but that didn't help either. Oh, I should also mention that the street referred to by Hotel.com does not exist, not that the correct name helped anyway. Finally, after over an hour and a half of driving every road in the vicinity, I took what looked like a private road into an empty field, we found two tiny signs for two hotels in the area, one of which was Baglio! One reason that we chose Baglio was the recommendation in Karen Brown's book of small hotels in Italy. We have followed her advice before and have always been pleased. As she described, we entered a lovely courtyard. The lady in the office was very nice and took us to our room. What a disaster! It was dark and depressing. The lighting was nearly non-existant. The bathroom had very low wattage florescent lights, certainly not enough for me to shave or for my wife to put on makeup. Then there was the cracked and dirty looking sink. We asked to see another room and then another room -- all just as bad. We had prepaid our room, but told the charming lady that we could not accept those conditions. She informed us that they also own the other hotel just down the road. She said it was a nicer property and called to see if they could take us. They could and there would be no additional charge. Thebellhop took us and our luggage over there. The room was large, bright and beautifully furnished. The name of the hotel is Hotel Domus Aurea and we highly recommend it. As in practically every hotel in Italy, breakfast is included. They have no restaurant. However, the Baglio has a fine formal restaurant that opens at 8 p.m. for dinner and at which we ate the first night. Pricy, but a very nice experience. One more comment about accomodations in the Valley of the Temples. There is only one hotel that is easy to find and has the perfect location, allowing one to walk to everything. the Villa Athena. If your budget can afford it, it appeared to be first class. We stopped there just to get directions to the Baglio and from what we could see, it is totally 5-star. Bottom line --don't stay at the Baglio Della Luna. Stay at its sister hotel, Hotel Domus Aurea or, if money is not a problem, check out the Villa Athena