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Hotel Villa Athena

Via Passeggiata Archeologica 33, 92100, Agrigento, Sicily Italy
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#2 of 29 hotels in Agrigento
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Situated 200 metres away from the Temple of Concordia, a true masterpiece of Doric art dating back to the 5th century B.C., Villa Athena is a place which transcends time and space, where nature art and beauty have been merging together for over 2,500 years in the presence of the gods. Villa Athena is the only 5-star hotel situated within the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples, which UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site, with an exclusive direct entrance. A magnificent residence of the end of the 18th century, the villa has 27 between suites and rooms, many of which have view on the Temples or on the garden with ancient olives trees. The garden of the villa blends into the landscape of almond and olive trees that surrounds the magnificent millennia-old temples; from here the Temples of Concordia and Juno can be seen on the Terrazza degli Dei, the restaurant of the hotel. The terrace is open every day, both for lunch and dinner. To complete the beauty of the villa, the hotel has a panoramic outdoor swimming pool, a charming garden bar Federico II, a refined SPA with a wellness area and two cabins for massages and a fitness center. The hotel has free WI-FI and free parking for all the guests.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Electric vehicle charging station
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Private balcony
Room service
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Walk-in shower
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian
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IanFarnell wrote a review Oct 2020
Skipton, United Kingdom
Staying here is always a pleasure. The location is one of the best in the world. The quality of food wine and staff are commensurate with the situation. During the Italian lockdown the whole thing becomes surreal. Here we are on the terrace of the gods overlooking the flood lit temple of Concordia. Enjoying great food and drink. The staff are first class. The restaurant is full of people daring to enjoy themselves in these awkward times. I only wish that budget allowed us to stay here until it’s all over. Looking forward to next time already.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Jo W wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom
Highly recommend this hotel. We had a wonderful ground floor room with a private terrace, with views of the temple. Huge room, with a closet and very well-equipped bathroom. Breakfast was the best we had in our two weeks travelling around Sicily. The private entrance to the temples from within the hotel grounds was a very welcome convenience. We also ate in the restaurant in the evening, and the tasting menu was superb.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Richard S wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom
The location of this property, looking over the Valley of the Temples, is stunning and the room rate reflects this rather than the size and comfort of the rooms. After a slight wobble on arrival, when we wanted to change rooms, the staff in reception did well and all the other staff were charming. Very good food in the outdoor restaurants.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Nikthegreek75 wrote a review Sep 2020
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Excellent stay, beautiful restaurant, swimming pool, food, people, everything was amazing and the hotel in the valley of the temples and provide access to skip the queue, excellent breakfast, great easy stay and comfortable bed
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Date of stay: September 2020
Serhiolit wrote a review Sep 2020
Paris, France
Very pleasant and relaxing stay. The hotel delivers what it advertises - small and cosy (probably 20 rooms max) yet enough to have good atmosphere over breakfast and dinner (even during Covid times). Lovely clean and well-looked after garden and pool. Magnificent views over Valley of the Temples - right from our room as well as across any hotel point. Our room was large and specious with perhaps a little bit dated decor but in line with Greeko-Roman feel of Agrigento hence I was not too fussy about it. On-site restaurant was good but service was not well coordinated, at least everyone was relaxed and spoke ok English. They have a pianist playing live every evening over dinner time "call-centres" type of classics (ha-ha) like Nessun dorma and Titanic which I think was a bit tacky but still sweet because it was live, and I think it goes well with more senior crowd of clientel perhaps Hotel has a private access to the Valley of the Temples and sells tickets from their reception to staying guests- so no queuing under the sun to get to the valley. Hotel is happy to call for local taxi to get you to Agrigento for dinner or just see the town or visit a local beach (in San Leone - which is a bit trashy in my view, sorry). In overall we had a pleasant stay at this slightly dated hotel. However, if I had to stay in Agrigento area again I would definitely return to Villa Athena as it is the only proper 5* SHL hotel in the area and staff does their job well.
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Date of stay: August 2020
US$140 - US$912 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Villa Athena
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Villa Athena?
Nearby attractions include Valle dei Templi (0.6 km), Tempio della Concordia (0.9 km), and Tempio di Giunone (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Villa Athena?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Villa Athena?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Villa Athena?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Villa Athena?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Villa Athena?
Conveniently located restaurants include Il Re di Girgenti, Trattoria dei Templi, and La Terrazza degli Dei.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Villa Athena?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Villa Athena have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Villa Athena offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Villa Athena?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Villa Athena?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Villa Athena offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.