Less than hoped for
Posted Apr 24, 2011
The Oceano & Mare is located a few miles from the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. It overlooks the sea from a distance, but has no direct access to the beach. It is at the very end of a fairly long dead end drive, culminating in a steep grade road to the B&B. The on site car parking is limited inside a small, gated compound. The room was adequate, but cramped for 2 travelers with luggage, etc. The breakfast was Spartan, offering prepackaged cornetti, juice boxes, do-it-yourself coffee and dry cereals all provided self service in the confines of an extremely small mini-kitchen, comprised of 5 bar stools along a counter top. The space is so small that it is nearly impossible to pass other users of the space. While we were told that we could charge our bill on Visa/MC, their internet connections were out when we arrived, & upon departure, there was no one there knowledgeable enough to execute the charge, so we were stuck having to pay cash. (We found that many Sicilian businesses had myriad reasons why they couldn't accept credit cards during our 3 weeks on the island.) We were awaken early on our last day by pounding on the room door...workmen needing to bring their trucks into the B&B necessitated our vehicle being moved. All-in-all, a less than stellar B&B, & the low point of our overnight stays in Sicily.