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Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619

Corso Italia 115, 97100, Ragusa, Sicily Italy
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#5 of 46 in Ragusa
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The Relais Antica Badia is set in a grand 18th-century villa in the centre of Ragusa, a 5-minute walk from the Ibleo Archaeological Museum. It features a luxury spa with sauna, turkish bath and massage service. Its large halls have Baroque-style frescoes. The hotel has comfortable guest rooms, elegantly decorated with luxury fabrics and antique furniture from Sicily and all of Europe. The heritage of the Relais Antica Badia has been beautifully preserved during its renovation. It is complimented by a range of modern technologies including conference facilities and free Internet connection. Sample some delicious Sicilian dishes at the hotel's restaurant, Truffle Bistrot, all prepared using only the finest and freshest ingredients.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Business Centre with Internet Access
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Non-smoking hotel
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Adam91 wrote a review Apr 2022
Vancouver, Canada69 contributions37 helpful votes
We spent 4 nights at the Relais Antica Badia and used it as a base to explore Ragusa, Noto, Scicli, Marzamemi, Modica, and even managed to fit in a winery visit thanks to the wonderful staff at the front desk. (All day trips are highly recommended.) The room (Room 205) was amazing with a lovely balcony overlooking the Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista. The bed, bathroom, and finishings were terrific - the nicest hotel on our travels so far. Breakfast was BIG and excellent quality - too big so we wanted to save room for other meals and had coffee at Caffè Italia instead, a lovely place across the road. We had aperitivo and dinner at the adjoining restaurant, Ciano, which is not to be missed! It was the best meal we had in Sicily so far (we're serious foodies). Definitely Michelin quality inventive food where every dish Is gorgeous, packed with flavour and very inventive. Every dish is like opening a present. And how often do you leave the restaurant having made friends with the head chef, sommelier and wait staff! Awesome! Parking on site worked well for us, but there's also a lot around the corner. Honestly, this visit was a real treat and we highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2022
NitinK wrote a review Apr 2022
Rotterdam, The Netherlands11 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel is situated in the center of Ragusa superior. We stayed in their junior suite named 'Baronessa Antonietta' which was one of their recently renovated rooms and it provided a nice view of the Cattedrale di San Giovanni Battista. The room was very aesthetically renovated and we really enjoyed our stay. The front desk staff is extremely helpful and the breakfast was very good both in terms of spread and the service.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Unexpected Travel wrote a review Jan 2022
Gig Harbor, Washington29 contributions4 helpful votes
In November 2021, we stayed at Relais Antica Badia. We had seen from a few reviews that it was an amazing stay, but we honestly didn't know what to truly expect until we got there. Walking around this property transports you to 1619 which as so fascinating and beautiful! You are basically staying inside a museum with 1619 artifacts, gorgeous antiques, candelabras, ancient paintings, etc. And instead of the area being roped off, where you aren't allowed to touch anything, you are actually allowed to sit on the antiques and touch all of it (treat it gently of course!) Upon check in, we were greeted by the person at the front desk with such warmth and he was so helpful. He even helped up navigate the tight parking, which is on their property and private which was great. He walked us to our room and showed us where breakfast would be served, and on the way, showed us the incredible seating areas that we were welcome to enjoy. The room where we had breakfast was out of this world! Our room had all of the amenities one could want along with a walk in shower (Important to me since I slipped in a tub in the past and broke my wrist). The room was clean, very comfortable and also takes you back in history. The breakfast has been recently revamped per the hotel's amazing Manager, Ignazio Ottaviano and was fabulous! Ignazio has the friendliest personality and most sincere and bright smile! Besides the many delicious choices on the long table by the historic fireplace, they will also serve you a hot breakfast and champagne! We enjoyed this stay immensely!!!! We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone! Directly across the street is the incredible Cathedral di San Giovanni Battista that you can go inside. At the front of the Cathedral there is a plaza with a few restaurants / bars and pastry / gelato store which we loved. Also, the same street as the hotel, if you want down the street there is a great Antique store that I found an incredible candelabra in that I so happily took home. It's called RomAntic and the owner, Rosanna Cartia, was charming. I only knew about this place because Ignazio (Hotel Manager) was kind enough to share it with me when I asked where I could find Antiques. Thank you Ignazio! We also went to visit a great nearby castle (you need a car) called Castello di Donnafugata. It was a castle and one of the best costume museums I've seen along with beautiful grounds that you can stroll around. Anyway, needless to say, if you are going to Ragusa, you should definitely stay at Relais Antica Badia. It's a fabulous stay that you won't regret! In fact, I'm a Tour Operator and plan to create a tour to Sicily and will plan on using this hotel for my guests. This is how much I loved it!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Ignazio Ottaviano, Direttore generale at Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619
Responded 4 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, Thanks for your exciting review! It was really a pleasure to welcome you and your husband to our Relais which always gives those who stay in some amazing authentic moments. Personally, I like to define it as a frozen in time marvelous house-museum: seeing is believing. We look forward to seeing you for your next tours in Sicily! Greetings from Ragusa, Ignazio Ottaviano Hotel Manager
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Jürgen K wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions2 helpful votes
Great location in the center of Ragusa superior in the heart of Barock Sicily. Great service and hospitality. And great experience in one if the most beautiful boutique hotels in Italy. Thank you Ignacio. We will be back as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Take a cab to come back from Ragusa Ibla.
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Pete G wrote a review Oct 2020
Zejtun, Malta130 contributions66 helpful votes
Really liked this place. The superior rooms were very spacious and well appointed. The staff more than helpful and friendly. Limited parking if you book in advance which is well worth doing. Breakfast was extensive and served in the most amazing rooms. We didn’t eat preferring to go out to Ibla in the evening. Highly recommend this place
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
dr_aaltonen wrote a review Jul 2020
Helsinki, Finland301 contributions246 helpful votes
Hotel locates in an old building at main pedestrian street in new town. Our suite was not en suite but a big room. Bathroom was quite tiny. Rooms have names, not numbers, and they are not easy to find first time. Service was not the best. We arrived early due to ferry from Valletta. There was no check-in before 1 pm even while there were only few guests in the hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Jupiter81 wrote a review Jan 2020
Ireland383 contributions243 helpful votes
This hotel is an old XIX aristocratic palace beautifully restored in the center of Ragusa in front of the city Cathedral. The rooms are very beautiful, very well decorated (with pretty furniture and lights) and very confortable. Breakfast are in a nicel room of the palace (near the ball room), very complete with many thingst to eat and drink. There is also a very good spa inside the hotel. The staff is wonderful, taking care of everything you need.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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paulamA5720XN wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Angeles, California20 contributions43 helpful votes
This hotel was dimly lit and somewhat run down. Ragusa is actually on two hilltops and all the sights are on the other hilltop, which requires going down and up winding roads. This hotel showed its age with dimly lit rooms and hallways. The only thing new was the elevator. Parking was available for 15 Euros daily. Breakfast was ample but the quality was disappointing and not very fresh. The hotel staff was polite.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: As for a sunny room and maybe you will do better than we did.
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andrew l wrote a review Oct 2019
Seville, Spain28 contributions30 helpful votes
Interesting boutique hotel old Abbey. Located upper Ragusa so need to walk down, down, down to lower Ragusa where al the action is. But the walk down is spectacular especially evenings before sunset. Take a taxi back. Rooms comfortable but not luxurious. Light challenged which is common for "boutique hotels". Friendly but skeletal staff. Quiet, Breakfast, meh.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Room Tip: End of hallway
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1 Helpful vote
JenTay2014 wrote a review Oct 2019
Cortona, Italy35 contributions25 helpful votes
This small hotel is a hidden gem in Ragusa wonderful old baroque feeling and furnishings. The friendly staff park your car order taxis to and back from Ibla which is very busy with tourists so we enjoyed staying in the higher part of town. A good restaurant on the corner too.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Antica Badia Relais Hotel
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Frequently Asked Questions about Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619
Which popular attractions are close to Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
Nearby attractions include San Giovanni Battista's Cathedral (0.09 km), Pasticceria di Pasquale (0.2 km), and Ragusa Archaeological Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattoria da Luigi, Circolo Italia, and Camiolo Pizza & Ciccia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619 have airport transportation?
Yes, Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619 offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619 offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Relais Antica Badia - San Maurizio 1619?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo di San Giorgio (1.2 km), Portale di San Giorgio (1.7 km), and Circolo di Conversazione (1.4 km).