Ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

3.6 out of 5
71% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Dana from Toronto

Monastery accommodation, very convenient location

Posted May 30, 2014
Pros: proximity to many sites, convenience, close to major street in the city centre (2 minutes walk), safety, price, staff attentiveness
Cons: wi-fi
Location: churches, old library, Valley of the Temples, beaches
I stayed at this BB couple of weeks ago for 10 days. It was very conveniently located in the historical centre, and also quite close (5-10 minutes walk) to the bus and train terminals. The nuns prepare delicious sweets based on local recipes, which they serve at breakfast. The big thing about the breakfast is that the guests have to share a large table, instead of sitting at small, separated tables, like usually is the case with other hotels. This leads to wonderful conversations among the travellers, and I personally have enjoyed many such great moments during my stay. Also very close to this location are major sites from the historic centre, mainly churches. By taking the bus from the bus terminal, one is within few minutes to many of the attractions outside Agrigento: Valley of the Temples (very close, it can even be reached by walking, but it requires a bit of it), then San Leone with its wonderful beaches, Casa di Luigi Pirandello, where the great writer was born, etc. The frequency is very reasonable, within 30 minutes - 1 hour of each other, and some lines even run on Sundays! This is quite rare here in Sicily. The sea is a light turquoise, a beautiful colour almost as far as the eyes can see, it just gets a little bit darker towards the horizon. This is another thing unique to what I've seen in Sicily so far. I would enjoy anytime staying at this BB again, it was very safe and btw: it has its own monastery complex, very old, to visit. The complex is magnificent!
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Staying in a Convent

Posted May 26, 2014
Very late arrivals are not on the menu here. It is a B&B in part of a convent and is accessed by small covered windows and speaker phones. We stayed for 3 nights during which our room was not serviced. Breakfast was limited with no choice. However against the Convent is situated in the centre of town and walking or bus access to everywhere in the area is simple. We went to the Valley of the Temples on the local bus. This is a must-see of Sicily. The restaurants within walking distance are all excellent and friendly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Good value for money but breakfast disappoints

Posted Sep 1, 2013
Good value for money. Easy to find, has a car park, the nuns are nice and friendly. Perfect for families. Only disappointment was the breakfast. We got one almond pastry, some 'fette bis cottage' and jam.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Nic from Edinburgh

Charming experience

Posted Aug 25, 2012
Pros: Breakfast atmosphere
Cons: Would be difficult to find in the car - recommend walk up from town first - then easy turn up off the main square
Location: Central but quite due to location in arab type close quarters.
We had a comfort room which delivers as expected from the pictures on the net i.e. clean but basic. There was no view over the sea but into the courtyard of the monastery. The charm of the place is in the interactions, the communal breakfast where we had lovely conversations with the Sister, French, Spanish and American tourists. The 5 star ratings are not about 5 star accommodation but about the charming experience. We enjoyed our 3 night stay here. Hot water, plenty of liquid soap, good air con, courtesy bottle of water on arrival. Close to town but not disturbed by the noise from the trendy late night pub. Agrigento is an underestimated place to stay. You must experience the chatter of the birds and the old guys in the square at 5 pm. P.S. there is a lift - handy for suitcases.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great place to stay in Agrigento

Posted Aug 23, 2012
Great location, great accommodations. The sisters were gracious. I would definitely recommend this for a stay in Agrigento.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from quebec

Heureux sejour, soeur Maria Gabrielle serviable

Posted Aug 5, 2015
Pros: Tranquillite et proprete des lieux
Cons: WIFI
Milieu silencieux propice au repos. WIFI intermittent, malheusement
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

suggestiva sistemazione nell'ambito del monastero

Posted Jun 26, 2015
Pros: La posizione nella parte alta della città e la tranquillità.
E' stata una buona esperienza per la gentilezza ed accoglienza del personale. La posizione non è semplice da raggiungere con l'auto. Bene la possibilità di parcheggio all'interno della struttura.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Personale cortese, ma punteggio troppo alto...

Posted Feb 1, 2015
Location: Per coloro che non sono abituati a camminare (anziani, pigri, ecc.): calcolate 10-15 minuti di salita dalla stazione al B&B.
Un punteggio troppo alto può diventare controproducente quando la struttura non risponde alle aspettative del cliente. La scelta di questo B&B è stata determinata proprio dagli ottimi voti assegnati dagli utenti che vi avevano alloggiato in precedenza. Una volta giunti sul posto, però, si rimane un po' delusi. Che le camere fossero essenziali era noto, e comprensibile trattandosi di un monastero, ma in quanto a pulizia non ci siamo: polvere depositata sulla cassetta dello scarico (con capello lungo annesso), nel bagno vecchio mobiletto in plastica ingiallito sul quale non hai voglia di poggiare nulla, telecomando ricoperto di polvere e, nello spazio comune, la tovaglia di plastica abbastanza sporca e appiccicosa. Consiglierei inoltre di montare, all'interno della doccia, un ripiano su cui poggiare i saponi, e di dotare le camere di asciugacapelli. Il letto era abbastanza precario. Da migliorare anche il cappuccino, che in realtà è un caffellatte. Di positivo c'è che il personale è, come già segnalato da altri utenti, cortese e disponibile. Alle nostre richieste si è sempre risposto in maniera pronta e puntuale. Nel complesso, il giudizio sulla struttura è positivo, visto anche il prezzo contenuto e la posizione centrale, ma non certo da 4 su 5 (punteggio rilvato prima della prenotazione). Ultima osservazione: la città è bellissima, ma il trasporto pubblico non è organizzato benissimo. Gli autisti sono disponibili, chiedete a loro conferma sulle corse, anche più di una volta..
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

grazioso Hotel

Posted Jan 7, 2015
grazioso Hotel a due passi dai principali monumenti del centro storico di agrigento . si trova facilmente posteggio. unico neo non è facilmente raggiungibile utilizzando il navigatore. meglio inserire nel l'indirizzo via atenea ... molto bello, caratteristico .... Molto bella la vicina chiesa barocca
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Madrid (España)

Estancia peculiar y agradable

Posted Sep 10, 2014
Pros: Un recuerdo a Sor Faustina que habla algo de español y a la hermana que normalmente enseña la iglesia, cuyo nombre no recordamos.
Cons: El colchón, que podría ser más firme, aunque llegas tan cansado que duermes bien. Y el baño podría estar mejor acondicionado.
Location: La ubicación te ofrece un fácil acceso peatonal a restaurantes y zona de ocio sin los inconvenientes del bullicio.
En primer lugar, Agrigento es un desastre para acceder a todos los alojamientos en general tanto en coche como a pie por el escalonamiento de las calles. Partiendo de este hecho, elegir el Monasterio ofrece la ventaja añadida de que estás en pleno centro de Agrigento con la tranquilidad propia de un recinto conventual, que además tiene parking gratuito propio. Eso sí, que a nadie se le ocurra intentar llegar con el coche hasta allí por sus propios medios, es mejor dejarlo antes de entrar en la Vía Atenea (calle principal del casco viejo y restringida al tráfico en distintas franjas horarias) y desde allí subir andando al Monasterio para que te presten asistencia las monjas: avisarán a la madre abadesa que seguramente os acompañe para indicaros cómo acceder y os facilitará una tarjeta de aparcamiento para residentes, que os permitirá circular por el casco viejo sin ser multado. En cuanto a la habitación, es muy espartana pero correcta, amplia y con televisión, aire acondicionado, baño completo dentro de la habitación. Suficiente para descansar cómodamente. En la zona común de la hospedería hay un frigorífico y una especie de office. Al llegar nos dieron, como es típico en Sicilia, una botella de agua grande fresca. El desayuno ha sido el mejor en toda Sicilia (y hemos estado en 4 alojamientos) con café, cola cao, miel, fruta, y dulces hechos por las propias monjas. A destacar la atención que nos prestaron en todo momento las monjas y el personal secular de la hospedería.