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S.S. 115 Km 131, 92019, Sciacca, Sicily Italy
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#2 of 11 hotels in Sciacca
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Verdura – a paradisiacal expanse on Sicily’s stunning southwest coast – is their flagship resort. 230 hectares of sun-blushed Mediterranean coastline, countryside and hotel: space for the Forte ethos to shine. Insightful hospitality quietly caters to every desire. Sleek, environmentally sensitive architecture fuses with Latin terracottas, ochres and violets. Local charm with universal style. Italianate furnishings, breeze-brushed white muslins and, always, a sea view. Verdura’s vast scale and escapist atmosphere afford endless indulgence and choice. Choice to unfurl in its capacious spa, or lap its infinity pool. To play tennis among its orange groves. A round or two of golf. To master Sicilian cooking, or simply savour it by the sea. To explore Verdura’s 12th-century tower; helicopter across Etna; or stroll along its private beach. It’s your decision, at the Fortes’ invitation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Infinity pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycles available
Boating
Diving
Golf course
Hiking
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Solarium
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
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Ocean view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
Russian, Spanish, German, Italian
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alex wrote a review Today
Paris, France1 contribution
Good impression overall however a lot to improve , notably Rocks / stones on the beach Sun beds are 1 star hotel quality / unacceptable for this hotel standard - need also to add a mattress on each sunbed TV room is very tiny and old Food portions especially for the lunch/salads are too small. Beach bar Botanico too small and need to add more waiters. One place for serving lunch is not enough given the size of the hotel. Need at least two including one serving by the beach. Or at least sharing / snack food. Bathroom missing by the beach I would therefore recommend however many points really need to be improved to meet high standard quality hotels . And are disappointing. As the hotel has a strong asset : its wide space to deploy its full potential. Which is only partly used.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GSUKKENT wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom147 contributions104 helpful votes
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A top quality resort. Well equipped sea view room; it didn't have a particular Italian feel, though it was luxurious and tasteful. The swimming pools are massive. Good pool side service and plenty of space to relax and keep your distance. The spa is very well equipped; only gripe was the difficulty in getting slots, which seemed more a function of staff availability / shorter hours (presumably as a result of COVID). Good outside pools. For a resort, I was especially impressed with the food (breakfast to one side) as it was consistently outstanding; dinners were very enjoyable. We particularly enjoyed Amare for dinner, which is located by the beach and specialises in fish and pizza. Really exceeded expectations. And a cocktail before dinner at the bar is highly recommended; great waiter (offering recommendations on the hotel's house cocktails, which were excellent) and stunning sunset. Do not miss that experience! Breakfast however suffered a little bit as a result of COVID as they can no longer offer a buffet and everyone seemed to arrive at the same time, which meant that it was difficult to get service. A shame but it is something they will no doubt address as we all learn how to work around the virus. Overall the staff are excellent; from the concierge, reception, waiters, cleaning staff.... Personable, nothing is too much trouble... I have too many names of staff to commend. Make sure you visit local attractions; the Valley of the Temples (50 minutes away) is remarkable. I am not sure I would go back Verdura as I have now seen that part of Sicily and prefer to explore during the day (rather than spend time in a resort) but I would definitely recommend the resort. I would not hesitate to stay in another Rocco Forte Hotel based on this experience and can think of few resorts offering such stunning food. Thank you Verdura for a great stay
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Responded 6 Oct 2020
Dear GSUKKENT, Allow me to thank you for finding the time to share your feedback about your positive experience at the Verdura Resort. I will extend your compliments to the entire team, who will be delighted to hear how they contributed in creating such enjoyable impressions. While I understand you have become a connoisseur of Sicily, having visited the island thoroughly, we still hope you will decide to come back again in the future. In the meantime, allow me to say that we will be opening a second Sicilian hotel in Palermo in Spring 2021, just in case you would like to experience the beauty of this charming city, full of history and with a great culinary heritage. Additionally, our Villa Igiea is a great example of Italian Liberty Style, with a lovely view overlooking the sea, a stay not to be missed! Thank you your commitment towards Rocco Forte Hotels. From our side we will keep doing our outmost to make your next experience with us even more memorable! Kind regards, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
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PH wrote a review Yesterday
Brussels, Belgium1 contribution
One of the most beautiful resort in Italy, very wide resort, green, beautiful landscapes, white sand beach, huge swimming pool, top quality service from all employees everywhere in the resort, all employees wearing protection mask at any time, top respect for all sanitary measures High quality level spa and especially Top food from all restaurants , nice sport academies and magnificent golf inside the resort Just perfect
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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K_H_Germany wrote a review 8 Jul
Germany59 contributions93 helpful votes
We stayed at this resort for five nights in June 2021, in a Superior Deluxe Sea Front Room. Since we had only booked one day before our arrival, and had booked a transfer from Catania airport to the resort (an approx. 3 hour trip) through the hotel, we arrived under the assumption that it would be clear to the hotel staff, giving our time of arrival at Catania airport and the transfer time, that we would probably want to have dinner after our arrival. This in particular because no one had asked us if we wanted to make dinner reservations, or informed us that this may be necessary. However, to our surprise, we were informed on arrival that only one (of the four) restaurants of the resort was open, and there was no table available there until 10 pm. The alternative offered to us was to have dinner at the bar, or in our room. After we clearly expressed our dissatisfaction with these options, the restaurant happened to be able to identify a free table for the two of us already at 21.15h or so. That came in handy because we had to move to a different room because our original room had an ant colony in the bathroom. To be fair, the change of rooms was handled with no problems while we had dinner, and we did not experience any issues with ants in our new room. Unfortunately, our dinner at the "Amare" restaurant did not improve our first impression of the resort. The food was horrible and grossly overpriced. We asked the waiter for a recommendation, and he recommended a "typical Sicilian pasta" with prawns. The pasta cost EUR 42 per person (which is more expensive than the primi piatti in the Michelin-starred Heinz Beck restaurant in the Ashbee hotel in Taormina, to give you a comparison) and was absolutely tasteless. It tasted like pasta with sugar, butter, some tomato sauce and dead fish. The service was non-existent. My spouse served wine and water himself all evening - sorry, that just does not work if you sell a bottle of Planeta Cometa for EUR 55 in Sicily. We wanted to order more water, but no one noticed, so we got none. The entire staff appeared completely untrained and was running around helplessly and inefficiently. We had passed a wonderful stay at the Hotel de Russie last year and were really shocked about the level of (non-)service at the Amare restaurant. To be fair, the restaurant manager took off the EUR 42 p.P. for the horrible pasta dish from the bill after we complained about the non-existent service. After this experience, we did not dine at the resort again; we went to Locanda Perbellini al Mare in Bovo Marina and the Hostaria del Vicolo in Sciacca instead the following evenings. In general, one should be aware that the resort is in a rather remote location, and taking a taxi to outside restaurants or sights is rather expensive. E.g., the taxi we reserved through the hotel to go to Bovo Marina cost EUR 120 (return trip). Our room was very nice, but the housekeeping could have been better - no one cleaned the terrace during our entire stay. Quality of turndown service varied. The resort as such is nice, with a large pool area, and generally well maintained. The golf course also made a good impression (but we did not play there). Swimming in the sea is not so great because it is a beach with large pebbles, which make it uncomfortable to access the sea. We did not try out the spa because we found the massages and treatments grossly overpriced. Yes, it's a Rocco Forte hotel, but I am still struggling to see why massages there should be twice to three times the price of massages in Germany, given that wages are much lower in Sicily than in Germany, and given that very little in the resort is up to Rocco Forte standards. The only area of the hotel that was up to Rocco Forte standards was the bar, thanks to Yussuf, the excellent barkeeper. I would also like to thank the management for offering to discuss the issues we experienced with us when we left, and for taking certain items off the bill (namely the horrible dinner in the Amare restaurant). Let me be clear: The resort is not bad, but is is simply not up to Rocco Forte standards. It's more of a nice resort for a family vacation with small children (think an upscale Club Med), with a Kid's Club and kids plates. At the same time, it is charging the same prices as other, "real" Rocco Forte hotels - actually, the incidental costs were much higher than in the - fabulous - Villa Igiea. Interestingly, the Villa Igiea did not appear to have issues finding qualified staff, even though it only just opened in June. To sum up, we do not regret having stayed there, but we will not return either.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear K_H_Germany, Thank you very much indeed for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at Verdura Resort. We always enjoy hearing from our guests, during and or following their visits. I am extremely saddened to learn that on this occasion we did not quite meet your expectations and would love to connect with you personally to further discuss your experience. In the meantime rest assured that your constructive feedback has been shared with the team to learn from your experience and for future betterment. I look forward to hearing back from you. Kindest regards, Massimo Moreschini Resort Manager
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Pascal Kravetz wrote a review Jun 2021
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If you are looking for a one of a kind experience where you can leave all your troubles behind, and get treated like royalty, this is the place to go to! The Verdura resort has it all. The 60 meter infinity pools (yes, it is two of them), the golf courses, the spa (the biggest in Europe, I believe), the restaurants, the rooms and villas, the private beach, the location itself and especially the bar around bar chef Christian and his staff with their amazing cocktails and anybody working around the resort in general operates on a level that is hard to match. Thank you everybody for treating us so well. Me and my friends will most certainly be back. Grazie mille...!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Giacomo Battafarano, General Manager at Verdura Resort
Responded 16 Jun 2021
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you very much for choosing to stay at Verdura Resort. We are truly delighted and proud you took away such positive impressions of your recent stay with us. The entire team is most grateful for your compliments and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future. With best wishes, Giacomo Battafarano General Manager
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US$332 - US$867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
rocco forte verdura golf hotel sciacca, rocco forte verdura golf and spa resort
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of AgrigentoSciacca
NUMBER OF ROOMS
203
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Frequently Asked Questions about Verdura Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Verdura Resort?
Nearby attractions include Fattoria Bassa Corte (6.3 km), Bar Caffe' Zamenhof (7.1 km), and Spiaggia di San Giorgio (4.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Verdura Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, a swimup bar, and free wifi.
Which room amenities are available at Verdura Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Verdura Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Verdura Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Verdura Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include American Bar, Capada, and Ristorante Pizzeria Pronto Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Verdura Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Verdura Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Verdura Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Verdura Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Verdura Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Verdura Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, German, Italian, and Russian.