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.
"Domenico, the smartest barkeeper I ever met"
Domenico Micali is the most creative BarKeeper I have ever met. In 10 minutes he 'invented' in his Night Bar a birthday party for my wife and it was a great success, including drinks and dance. And after the party, what a pleasure learning from Domenico the story of the many world-famous drinks, the Moscow Mull and the Bloody Mary, and the differences between Tennesee Whiskey and Kentucky Bourbon! In short, a very smart guy in the very right place. Warmly recommended.
"Good but not great"
This is first and foremost a golf hotel. Two good courses are the centre of the resort. Reception is efficient and quick. Our room was OK, fairly basic with not much of a view but nothing specific to complain about but not really 5 star. Multiple restaurants with the top of the range dining being very good, surf and grill not so good suffering an invasion of flying ants while eating. Wines expensive but good. Breakfast very average with unripe fruit, hot food that was unappetising and not hot! The pool was excellent and well serviced by staff. Both golf courses are quite long and challenging in parts but the real bonus was the fact that they are very quiet especially after the morning rush. The biggest issue for our group was the fact that evening trips out to restaurants etc was hindered by the virtual complete absence of local taxis. Individual hire of a people carrier and driver was necessary costing 85 - 110€ each time.
"Relaxed break "
I have been going to the Donnafugata Golf resort for many many years now . I can never get enough of this place . I just love being there , it's like a second home to me . Everything at this resort if 10/10 , the rooms , the food , the golf , the views , the set up , the staff etc etc , I give all top marks . I highly recommend this place .
"A wonderful relaxing holiday"
We spent a number of days at Donnafugata last month with a group of friends. It was a most enjoyable and relaxing visit. The hotel amenities including the spa and swimming pool are superb. The rooms are spacious and airy with plenty of storage space. The food was excellent with great variety and we were looked after extremely well by all the hotel staff.
After having visited the East and more popular side of Sicily we decided that we wanted a change and needed a place of quiet serenity, so we chose Donnafugata based on photos and reviews from Tripadvisor. It wasn't nearly enough! This is an oasis which appears rather suddenly on the approach driving in. Immediately you know that it is going to be amazing. The land area is vast and there is a golf cart service to drive guests around in comfort. The buildings are planned out to resemble a little village with lush greenery everywhere. The establishment is surrounded by the golf course providing further visual interest with its ponds and slopes and manicured greenery. The class is most definitely five star - the design and the decor are very stylish in a contemporary way but the touches are baroque in a pleasing up to the moment fashion. A lot must be said for the staff, every member of which is very polite, courteous and friendly. I must stress that l loved the fact that they are ALL from the surrounding area and therefore know how to reply to questions asked by guests and are very happy to share. The hotel has the best reception staff ever. This is a point l wish to find in my travels but never do as employees are always alien to the place they work at. Kudos to Donnafugata. The rooms are very well appointed, tastefully decorated with every possible need catered for, and the bathrooms are large and very well planned offering Italian Designer soap and hair and body products. Five restaurants and several bars have guests spoilt for choice without the need to leave the resort for a good meal. The pool area is superb with lots of attention to guests. The adjoined lap pool is perfect for those wanting to workout. More workouts in the well equipped gym and lots of opportunity for pampering at the spa. The majority of guests seem to be golfers who are all smiles all day long, which must be a good sign! There is a pro shop and all the amenities for the sport but most importantly the course looks amazing. We arrived by car and drove around visiting the nearby places of interest which were never far away. Traffic is not as mad as we had heard it might be. The only down side is that there are flies aplenty which seem oblivious to my efforts with citronella oils! The resort is peaceful and quiet; offers great Sicilian food; perfectly trained friendly staff; all amenities necessary and more; excellent value. I cannot be more pleased with my choice and will be back in a hurry.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM