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Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa

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Corso Umberto I, 133, 97015, Modica, Sicily Italy
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The Grana Barocco Art Hotel and Spa is located in the central square of Modica. It is housed in an impressive 17th-century baroque palace of great artistic and architectural interest.The hotel has successfully maintained the noble atmosphere of this stunning building with elegant decoration, period furniture and Baroque floors. It features original wrought-iron balconies with statues, ancients columns and frescoed ceilings dating back to the 17th century .The ancient structure of the Grana Barocco Art Hotel and Spa is complimented by a range of ultra-modern facilities, like free WI FI and free sky. The spa is a great place to relax after a long day and includes a Turkish bath, sauna, hydromassage and a range of massages and beauty treatments. In the evenings you can enjoy traditional local specialities in the magnificent setting of the restaurant set in an underground grotto with glass floor over bronze age archeological finds.The hotel’s fantastic location allows you to explore Modica on foot. Recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Modica is full of fascinating monuments and ancient ruins. A highlight is its Sicilian Baroque architecture including the renowned cathedral of San Pietro, that is actually facing the hotel.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Spa
Street parking
Wifi
Coffee shop
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
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Private balcony
Safe
Flatscreen TV
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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Niclas K wrote a review Jan 2020
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First of all, we were asked to upgrade to a more expensive room because of no availability. when we arrived there was no other guest than us. Secondly, we booked the hotel because of the Spa, but when we arrived they told us that that day the spa broke. Reading other reviews it got quite obvious that the spa was not usable for at least three months. We could the „gym“, which only was two very old bicycles. Moreover the WiFi was only working at the reception and the breakfast was very unsatisfying, considering that’s is a four stars plus hotel. Cappuccino was an instant Cappuccino and they didn’t have any fresh thing to eat. Furthermore there was no parking and we could only park outside on the street and had to pay. Our wellness holiday was ruined. Cannot recommend this hotel at all.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Judith T wrote a review Oct 2018
London, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
Very pleasant staff. Central location. Room wierd dark oppressive. Bar across street with blaring TV showing football to crowds of watchers ruined my evening. Bathroom dark and damp.Breakfast every bit as wierd and unsettling. Why is it so difficult to get citrus real juice in Sicily!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled
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louisarobyn wrote a review Oct 2016
14 contributions1 helpful vote
quaint nice and clean. very central, good area close to chocolate makers :) good inexpensive restaurants within walking distance and the staff go out of their way to help. Highly recommendable though I would'nt book with breakfast next time, better go for a little walk and plenty of choice round every corner
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Date of stay: September 2016
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Manu G wrote a review Oct 2016
Lausanne, Switzerland5 contributions3 helpful votes
Hi. Room was ok, bed was comfortable. House is 400 years old. Breakfast was good. There is a spa (sauna + small pool) but you need to pay for it. 15 euros. No fitness. Good location. A bit expensive though.
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Date of stay: October 2016Trip type: Travelled
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earminjon wrote a review Sep 2016
236 contributions77 helpful votes
Had one of my worst experience to date with this hotel. We had reserved and paid for a room through Expedia and upon arriving it had been given away (double booked). The real mistake came after as no one was there to supervise the hotel. No one!!! Unbelievable, we could of stolen anything. We called the cell number and no answer. We finally after one hour got someone on the phone. No excuses... no help. No refund!!! The just unbelievable. Worst we found out this is a regular occurrence in this hotel as the whole town jokes about it. I recommend you stay at the beautiful hotel de mohar instead as we ended up doing. It ruined our evening in Modica and since we did not even get an apology, I will remember this forever.
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Travelled
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johnstonstudios wrote a review Aug 2016
Sicily, Italy152 contributions56 helpful votes
My room was very comfortable and complete with ac, tv and a spacious shower. The staff is very courteous and helpful. I had asked before arriving if there was an iron available. When we arrived I was told that they had found an iron for me! I will definitely visit again. The price was very low and the location ideal. There are many cafes and wonderful restaurants. If you wish to use the spa it, they must know in advance and can also arrange for a massage.
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Date of stay: July 2016
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Gilbert O wrote a review Jun 2016
London, England, United Kingdom15 contributions9 helpful votes
Firstly, I've seen some rather bewildering reviews of this hotel from other travellers complaining about the breakfast which I do not understand. The breakfast served (buffet style) consisted of bread, rolls, jams and preserves, Itaiian croissants (i.e. filled), yoghurts, fruit tarts, cake, a platter of cold meats and salamis, tomatoes and mozzarella,boiled eggs, breakfast cereals, a selection of teas and coffee made to order. The only thing not provided was a cooked breakfast (fried egg, bacon, etc) -- and in light of what was otherwise offered, how could anyone complain of tha? The hotel itself was beautiful, comfortable, staffed by non-professional but helpful and friendly people who all had an interest in our comfort and were forthcoming with suggestions about what to do, when to do it, how to do it, etc. They also knew the history of the building, a very old building, adapted at the turn of the 19th century, then again 10 or 12 years ago. Rooms were confortable (we saw two or three), beds comfortable and although it is all pastiche reconstruction the work has been done with taste and imagination and with Sicilian materials and furniture. I'm not a great fan of tiled floors but the tiled floors were beautiful and when my feet got told I wore bedroom slippers and turned on the heat. Easy. Bathroom was very much Italian/designer, very beautiful to look at but less than 100% practical, but that was a small grumble. Wonderful place. and incidentally, would recommend Modica as a place to stay -- more beautiful than expected, full of architectural pleasures plus a working theatre (and chocolate in abundance!), good food, and because it is on the flat it is an easier place to explore (for those with old legs and feet) than the hillier Ragusa, another baroque city.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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AlekseyR wrote a review Oct 2015
13 contributions14 helpful votes
Nice, Barocco style hotel with the feeling as old time people were living Nice location, nice interior and exterior. Different colors of the rooms that are very suitable with old original furniture. The boy on reception is friendly and speaks several languages!
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled
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Will C wrote a review Oct 2014
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom26 contributions17 helpful votes
Look, I want to be really generous to these guys because they're trying so hard, and the staff are delightful and the building is a wonderful piece of local heritage. But the truth is that the room (the red suite) was very expensive for what it is. On the plus side, it's right in the middle of town, the bed was comfy and the room was very well cleaned. On the downside, putting a bath in the bedroom is only a romantic gesture if you also put a shower in the bathroom; the room was stuffy and the air con couldn't solve this; and a rather dingy because it only has a single window in the bedroom and another in the sitting room, each of which is high up and small looking out onto (well, up into) a tiny sidestreet. Breakfast was okay, bit short on variety, but what was there was good. And we slept well, and that's the main point of a hotel I guess. Watch out: we wanted to use the "spa" but were told that you had to book it in advance and there was only availability the following day. Since we were leaving the following morning, we decided to give that a miss, which was sad as it had originally been one of the reasons we chose the hotel. Perhaps we missed something written somewhere which notified us, but it would have been nice to have been told at check-in that we needed to book. Most of the above is soluble, perhaps with the exception of the dinginess of the room.
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Date of stay: September 2014
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Room Tip: Don't go for the red suite - it's cramped and judging by the other reviews, disappointing...
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Dreux wrote a review Aug 2014
Turin, Italy20 contributions4 helpful votes
beautiful arty hotel in the center of Modica. Actually, a little bit too old... Based on the pictures and reviews in internet, we booked the room with the bath tube near the bed. Although we travelled to Sicily in May, it rained quite often so the room was incredibly wet and we had to use the heating all day long. So having the bath tube in the bedroom was not so nice (and taking a shower not so comfortable) . Above all the room was dark as the windows were oriented toward a tiny back street. Poor breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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US$92 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of RagusaModica
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Nearby attractions include Antica Dolceria Bonajuto (0.1 km), Chiesa di San Pietro (0.1 km), and Museo degli Arnesi di Una Volta (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cantunera Modica, Motycafè - Artigiani del Gusto, and Niria Fritt Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Grana Barocco Art Hotel & Spa?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Duomo di San Giorgio (7.6 km), Portale di San Giorgio (7.4 km), and Circolo di Conversazione (7.5 km).