The Restort Donnafugata Golf & Spa is located just a few kilometers from Ragusa, near the Castle of Donnafugata. Easily accessible for guests arriving by car, the hotel has convenient private parking. The airport of Catania is only a one and half hour drive away. The hotel also offers limousine service on request.
UNESCO World Heritage protects this verdant Sicilian countryside, characterized by sturdy, dry stone walls and carob trees. With Noto, Modica and Scicli just a half hour’s drive away as well as a stunning Nature Reserve Club (5 km from the hotel), getting to a day’s chosen destination will be a breeze. Try out the sparkling sand of sunny beaches or simply relax and enjoy one of the world’s most cherished worldwide vacation spots.
"Appaling service - definitely not 5 star"
Stayed at the resort as part of our golf trip to Sicily. The resort has a nice feel to it in the rolling hills of Southwest Sicily and we liked the golf courses - many interesting holes and the landscape plays very well into the courses. By far better than the boring courses at the Verdura resort though not very difficult for single handicappers. The links course has nothing to do with links golf courses, nevertheless it was an interesting course to play. The house keeping staff was friendly and the room clean. The spa was lovely (though the one hour maximum-policy is really strange in an off-peak time) where we also received friendly service. The location is decent near Ragusa and Modica, and relatively close to Noto. I have to give 2/5 with the reasons below: Service. At breakfast we had the most horrible service (or well no service) with the male staff member rather chatting with his colleagues (who btw were eating at breakfast amongst the guests - sorry this does not fly!) than asking us if we wanted a coffee. 15 minutes later he walks over after we picked up our coffees from the machine (coffee was disgusting - how can you not service proper coffee in Italy'') to ask "do you want coffee" and then proceeds to chat with his colleagues again! On the last day we also found out by observing others being served that you can order eggs. Not that anyone told us that. On our first day playing golf we arrived at the pro shop to check in at 7 45 (15 mins prior to our t-time) to find that no one was there to check us in. No one also picks up the pro shop/club house telephone after 3pm. Some staff members (spa staff included) are genuinely friendly and service-oriented but too many avoid eye contact and do not greet guests. Food. We ate at the 19th hole restaurant at lunch time and picked something from the buffet. The food was stale and had no taste to it. The pork in lemon sauce was rubbery and the cannolo ricotta filling tasted old and the pastry itself was soggy and soft - definite signs they were prepared days ago. Just horrible. If it is not busy time at the resort then do not offer a buffet if you cannot offer fresh food! Quality of breakfast was also abysmal with cold pancakes and waffles and zero variety. The round small donuts were hard, a sign that they were also old. Room. While clean, it was maybe at a 3 star level as it was rather small. Hard, creaky twin beds, uncomfortable pillows (though they do offer a pillow service). The bathroom was fine but not 5 star for sure. Obviously coming at off peak time we received a great rate but I would not pay the prices at peak season. All in all a very disappointing stay.
"Lovely golf resort for training camp!"
The Danish Golf National Team held their annual training camp at Donnafugata from 14-21 February 2017. We had received a great offer and were excited to explore the facilities at Donnafugata. When we arrived on Feb 14 we were welcomed by the friendly and service-minded staff at the reception - you felt very welcome and got the feeling that this is a very unique spot in Sicily...the main lobby is amazing! ROOMS/HOTEL: The rooms are spacious with a large bathroom, comfortable beds and lots of closet space. The interior and resort is beautiful and the buildings blends perfectly into the surrounding green areas. Everything is well maintained. Outdoor pool area was closed for the winter but it looked nice - fitness/spa area was great. Loved the steam bath and the indoor pool where you could easily spend 60 min. per day (if we only had the time to so do :) ).... Wifi works great around the resort - all the way from the lobby to the driving range. FOOD: The breakfast was amazing with everything you could desire! Loved the Latte Macchiato and nutella croissant! We had buffet lunch and dinner as part of our group event and the food was good. Lots of pasta with different sauces - perfect for young athletes with a busy schedule. As an adult gourmet I could have hoped for a bit more variety in the menu - maybe next year :) GOLF: Obviously the golfing facilities was the most important thing for us! Unfortunately the short game area and putting green was not up to standards and that was really our only concern for the week - had they been better I would have given the resort 5 stars! The condition of this area should be improved if we shall come back to Donnafugata next year as this is crucial for the players' ability to practice well throughout the week. The driving range was fine and the two 18 holes course (Links and Parkland) were great and very different which gave the players lots of variety during the day. The greens on the courses were in a better condition than the putting green, so thumbs up for that. All in all Donnafugata is a beautiful spot in the Sicilian countryside and hopefully we will return next year!
"Amazing hotel and great food & service "
Been there for one night beginning of December. I have to say that the place is stunning and great views and golf courses everywhere. Very nice arrival experience with the reception lady who checked us in and gave us a nice free upgrade. Food is great in all restaurants and has a lot of option and the real taste of Sicilian food. Gold courses are great especially parkland and the ladies at the gold reception and really friendly Definitely coming back again and for looking forward spending the new year eve there.
"Lovely hotel with service from the heart "
We stayed over a long weekend at this beautiful hotel. From the check in till the check out we experienced excellent service from everyone. Especially the concierge team was very helpful and gave us good recommendations. The golf course is well maintained and we enjoyed our rounds of golf. All in all definitely recommendable.
"Great stay, friendly staff"
I stayed at the hotel for a weekend mid November and was blown away by the friendliness of the front line reception staff. I had a young guy help me with my luggage and he explained the resort to me and all the facilities. The food was great, however I wish they had more variety. Overall I'd definitely recommend it and come back.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM