I Monasteri Golf Resort is situated in the south-eastern part of Sicily between the old cities of Syracuse and Noto, the famous Sicilian neo-baroque capital, which are both declared UNESCO World Heritage sites. Only 8 km away from the sea, guests can easily enjoy a relaxing day on the beautiful Sicilian coast.
"Surely this hotel is closing down.....don't stay here."
This hotel is so beautiful, it is such a shame the way it is being run. I emailed the hotel in advance to check there would be a pool for our baby daughter to swim in each morning (a habit from home). I was advised that the outdoor pool closed the week before as it was too cold but that we could use the spa pool daily. To start with there is no way the outdoor pool had been closed for a week. It was green, filthy stagnant water. Then the spa was only open one day during our stay. We were told it was closed one day, then closed for cleaning or something the next and then that something was broken etc etc. It was ridiculous. We did not get an apology from the reception staff. It was obvious to us that it was closed to save money as there were so few guests staying. There was also no air conditioning - and the rooms were roasting. We tried to sleep with the patio door open but mosquitos came in - they were numerous due to the stagnant water. We asked reception for a fan and they said they did not have any. Again no apology. We again are of the view they switched this off to save money and lied to us. I hate writing negatively - in fact I think this is my first bad review. The rooms were lovely and the building is beautiful. The breakfast buffet was okay and the restaurant and bar staff were lovely. Ortigia is 20k away and utterly beautiful. Hotel management need to do something quickly about the state of this place. If it's too empty then close.
"Nice place bad restaurant "
The location is beautiful as well surroundings . Good golf facility . However the food level of the dinner is almost embarrassing (pasta always "scotta" = too cooked , bad quality fish and meat ) worse than in any other restaurant in Sicily...
"Very nice stay near Syracuse"
Beautiful location and very nice public places and rooms. The restaurant service and the food were excellent, with a good choice of platters. It was however a shame we could not use the swimming pool (November).
The list price for the SPA that are in the room are not the good one (even if they mention 2016). The correct price are times 2. That was a very bad surprise at the end. I've complained about it and got no feedback. That is very disappointing.
"A golf corse just for you alone"
We played the corse twice, we felt like in a private park. Never somebody in front or behind of us. Great nature and organge plantations. The personal at the reception were friendly and helpful. The corse is acceptably maintained - not more. But there is not much water around and rain is rare. The fairways are ok, the greens were very good. The corse is flat, some fairways demanding but not overly so. As we frequently are in the region we will return.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM