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S.P. 79, Km 91 Contrada Passo di Gurra, 92013 Menfi, Sicily Italy
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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The La Foresteria resort is the hallmark of the hospitality of the Planeta family, the ambassadors of Sicily and of its fine wines and oils throughout the world. Located on the southwestern coast of Sicily, in Menfi, a town between Selinunte and Agrigento, it bears resemblance with a typical village of rural homes standing on the hill to watch over the surrounding vineyards and olive groves. An enchanting site located just 4 km away from the crystal-clear sea and the beaches of fine sand of Porto Palo, which has attained 16 Blue Flags, an internationally recognized eco-label awarded to seaside resorts that meet criteria on sustainable environmental management. La Foresteria has 14 spacious rooms, each of which blends together a sense of essentiality and style to offer a vacation truly Mediterranean in spirit in a place of genuine beauty and superb hospitality of the Planeta family. A stay at La Foresteria means enjoying a special vacation and unique experiences: the cooking course that our chef Angelo Pumilia holds to teach you the recipes of the Planeta family and the secrets of traditional Sicilian cuisine, from Sicilian-style pasta with sardines to "true" caponata, from the superb timbale in Ricotta cheese crust to scabbardfish with herbs. Every recipe is made with local ingredients and finely matched with the best Planeta wines. While staying at La Foresteria, you can visit the wine cellar where you can taste wines matched with the dishes of "Casa Planeta". The resort also offers a wide range of services: a restaurant, a marvelous deck level swimming pool, a relaxing Turkish bath, fitness area, bicycles at your disposal for ride to explore the nearby olive groves and vineyards, guided tours to archaeological sites of Selinunte, Agrigento (Valley of Temples), and Segesta. Please refer to the calendar of events and happenings with all the available offers to choose the type of stay you prefer: wellness, sea, romantic, fine cuisine (and drinking), cultural, weekend, last-minute.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Baggage storage
Wifi
Infinity pool
Pool with view
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Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Private balcony
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Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Telephone
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English, French, German, Italian
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Eric P wrote a review 21 Jun
Akron, Ohio26 contributions39 helpful votes
Stayed with my wife and 14 year-old daughter for four nights. The setting, the design, and the food was amazing in every regard. I would strongly recommend the cooking class (Angelo is fantastic) along with the wine tour and tasting. There are a few nearby (less than 30 minutes) towns worth exploring too (Sciacca has plenty to offer) but simply relaxing at the hotel was great. The staff (all supermodels!) were great in assisting with anything from trip planning, wine recommendations, etc. A great deal of care was put into the design and operations of the hotel and restaurant and it shows.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Shorty55_13 wrote a review 13 Jun
Marborough, MA72 contributions18 helpful votes
Set among gently rolling green hills with views of vineyards and olive groves, La Foresteria Planeta resort is the ultimate in peace and serenity. While our schedule did not permit time for the many amenities offered, we did enjoy a wine tasting among the ruins at Planeta’s Ulmo winery. The entire staff was constantly at the ready to offer the best in customer service. We thoroughly enjoyed the extensive breakfast buffet as well as the chef’s creative, original and oh-so delicious dinner menu offerings.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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jclin10 wrote a review May 2022
New York City, New York100 contributions11 helpful votes
We had an amazing lunch, in the midst of beautiful grounds, with a lovely view of the sea beyond and the vineyards in between. We found the staff to be very attentive and caring. Afterward, we strolled around the herb gardens, which we enjoyed very much. We wish we could have stayed here.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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mymx wrote a review Sep 2021
philadelphia183 contributions19 helpful votes
I had the luxury of spending 5 weeks in Sicily. My finals days were spent at the planeta menfi. I spoke with a member of their team to plan a great last weekend, I was very excited about the gorgeous beach that planeta guests could use. I confirmed with the planeta staff who promised me that the beach club was open until sept 30. I arrived on the 26th for my extravagant weekend with wine dinner pairing to find out they closed the beach club early, I felt betrayed by this. The entire vibe was gone.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Nolagurl1956 wrote a review Sep 2021
New Orleans, Louisiana89 contributions35 helpful votes
One of the nicest resorts I have stayed in. Every detail, down to the linen napkins is planned. All staff are attentive and helpful. The rooms are beautifully designed and comfortable. The food is delicious and chef Angelo is imaginative and accommodating for special allergies. After our first day the staff remembered I was gluten intolerant and brought gluten-free bread to every meal. Then there is the view and the grounds. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the resort is.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Claudio wrote a review Jul 2021
London, United Kingdom53 contributions20 helpful votes
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We thoroughly enjoyed dinner at this place. The service, the food, the location and the wines are absolutely world-class. The Terebinto and their Chardonnay -both made with grapes from the same area - are stunning! I am surprised they don’t have at least one Michelin star…yet! I wholeheartedly recommend it!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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eleph4nt wrote a review Nov 2020
London50 contributions92 helpful votes
La Foresteria Planeta occupies a wonderful spot, on top of a hill overlooking vineyards. It is a charming property, ideal for a couple of nights of relaxation. The restaurant is very good, with a beautiful view of the hills at the front and the kitchen at the back. To be precise: the lunch service was not so good (some bland recipes), whereas dinner was exceptional. The wine is a highlight, featuring plenty of vertical selections of Planeta’s most famous wines going rather far back with vintages. My only point of criticism are the rooms. We had a Junior Suite (supposedly the highest category). The decor is rather dated (especially the bathroom). The biggest issue was the VERY noisy air conditioning unit. We flagged it to reception but it was clear that there was nothing they could do. It made it hard to sleep, choosing between swarming hot temperature or constant noise.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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Voyager640215 wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom20 contributions4 helpful votes
Nice hotel and wine experience. Owned/run by the Planeta family/winery. Room large and comfortable with good views over the vineyards to the sea. Food good albeit menu choices limited if you stay more than a couple of days. Wine excellent.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled
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benham88 wrote a review Aug 2020
St. Albans, United Kingdom3 contributions4 helpful votes
Beautiful destination hotel, lovely staff but service is lacking. We are mid way through a 2 night stay and were anticipating eating all our meals here. Unfortunately, due to the service, we have made other plans - which is a shame, and a disappointment :-( We have been here for 24 hours and on 3 separate occasions been left feeling dissatisfied by the poor service... 1. Ordered 2 glasses of wine by the (beautiful!) pool area in the afternoon - they didn't arrive. 2. At sunset we ordered 1 Apperol spritz and 1 glass of the Planeta sparkling wine - 2 Apperol spritz arrived. 3. We sat down for dinner at 9pm as arranged (the restaurant has 12 tables) - we waited 45 minutes and reminded staff 3 times before we were served our wine, it eventually arrived after our starters had been served, and the wine was not chilled. We are still enjoying this wonderful place, and the staff are all lovely people - unfortunately they do not seem to notice, and therefore rectify, their service inadequacies. Considering the room rates, and the wine & food prices, things should be better...
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
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stevesol6718 wrote a review Nov 2019
New York City, New York477 contributions242 helpful votes
Majestic resort in the middle of wine country. Fantastic views with a beautiful infinity pool, perfect to relax and enjoy a drink or wine. Dinner was delicious and eaten in an outdoor arbor covered space. Wines of course were excellent. Just a perfect place to spend a few days away from it all.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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PRICE RANGE
US$294 - US$349 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of AgrigentoMenfi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Foresteria
Which popular attractions are close to La Foresteria?
Nearby attractions include Azienda Agricola Montalbano (4.1 km), Porto Palo di Menfi (2.9 km), and Pensiero Contemporaneo (7.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Foresteria?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at La Foresteria?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Foresteria?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Foresteria?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Foresteria?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trattoria Casa Mia, Bendicò Pizza Contemporanea, and Enoteca Siciliana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Foresteria?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does La Foresteria have airport transportation?
Yes, La Foresteria offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at La Foresteria?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at La Foresteria?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Foresteria?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.