Hotel La Pineta Erice

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Average rate: $74 - Hotel class: 3 stars
Via Nunzio Nasi, Erice, Italy
www.lapinetadierice.com - +39 0923.860127

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davidx davidx
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Super views - when there are any views! Mar 11, 2010
From the town of Trapani in north-west Sicily a mountain rises. On top is the vilage of Erice. Unlike many villages in Sicily that are attractive once you get in, this one is attractive from a distance as well.

The Hotel la Pineta consists of a number of chalet type bedrooms, en suite, in a pine wood together with a reception office and a restaurant with a gallery outside. It is the only place we stayed in Sicily this year where not only the bedroom, but the bathroom as well, were being heated before we arrived.

The rooms are very comfortable and the air, as you step out in the morning to go for breakfast, is fresh with a smell of pine.

Breakfast is good - with a coffee top-up on request. The evening meal we had was good but not exceptional and the waiter took some convincing that the meal was being shared between two couples but that the wine should go on our bill.

It must be paticularly wonderful to get up there in the summer. However I could not recommend it for people with difficulty on steps as there are masses of the things to be scaled. Otherwise highly recommended.
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Two Norman castles in Erice
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spocklogic says:
Hotel Pineta is a good place. I think it was renovated/updated a bit some years ago (in Erice ways). The views are good from here, but it's a bit of a walk uphill to get to the center of things. It is nice in the summertime and due to the elevation remains temperate in weather. Nice review!
Posted on: Nov 20, 2011
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Best Hotel Views in Erice With Ambiance May 30, 2004
La Pineta in Erice, Sicily, is a hotel that offers some hospitality and good views of the surrounding landscape below. I have visited this hotel numerous times between 1995 and 2005 and can say it is a place that does endeavor to keep up the standards and satisfy its customers. I could tell numerous stories on how this establishment has gone out of the normal to satisfy a customer in the restaurant during the times I have been there. The staff in this way is excellent, and the patio is a splendid place to dine with views of the landscape below, though I did notice the views became more obscured by foliage over the years. Nature can be productive. I've eaten here many times and can recommend it for the restaurant too. There is dining in side, but has a large patio for dining outside as well.

There have been some complaints about the small reservoir of hot water for showers and power outages, but these are actually common problems in the city of Erice. It is a city of medieval construction (though parts of it are older than Rome itself) and despite modern technology it is not so easy to implement modern changes here. Things may have improved immensely since I last visited in 2002, but the next time I visit Erice I will be sure to check out the current state. I can only give it 3 stars based on my experience and it was closed for a time, only to open again the same way. It is potentially 4 stars now, but I will have to see that myself before I can report on improvements. I will certainly do that. Nevertheless, the views are certainly worth a visit, even if you chose not to stay here and the restaurant here serves good food.

Nevertheless, any state it is in there has been and probably will always be some of the best hotel views in Erice with ambiance. The courtyards of La Pineta look out on some spectacular views of the landscape below and it's really a matter of hotel upkeep that makes the difference, depending on when you you. You have to understand Erice, and it is not always up to date with the most modern ways, so expect the unexpected here, and try to embrace the nature of this place as something to experience in the past - a flavor that is quickly evaporating in the present day. Erice is a step into the past and enjoy it as such. La Pineta actually means pinewood or pine forest since the hotel is nestled in the pine trees on the slopes of the mountain where Erice is located. It's a charming locale with some of the best views in Erice to be seen from a hotel location.
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spocklogic says:
Nice looking place, eh? The rooms could use some updating though, but it's been a while since I visited too. Maybe they have made some upgrades since I was last there. I only gave it the 3 stars based on my experience and the room qualities as I remember from 2002.
Posted on: May 12, 2013
cotton_foam says:
My kind of place!!!
Posted on: May 12, 2013

Hotel La Pineta Erice Overview

This 3-star hotel in Erice is centrally located. The hotel offers a tour desk and tennis courts as well as babysitting / child services, a safe-deposit box and meeting rooms.

The hotel's front desk staff are on hand to assist you with any additional requirements you may have. The hotel also offers guests the added convenience of a wireless internet connection. The hotel's garden is a perfect place to rest and relax. In addition to a car rental desk and laundry facilities, the hotel features a TV room and a ticket service.

If you're travelling with a family in tow, the Hotel La Pineta Erice offers spacious rooms geared towards the requirements of families and kids. All rooms are air conditioned and come with cable / satellite channels, a safe and a TV. Each room is equipped with a telephone and a mini bar.

Polisportivo Provinciale Stadium is within easy driving distance of the Hotel La Pineta Erice. Falcone-Borsellino Airport (PMO) is a 70 minute drive from the hotel. The multilingual staff at the hotel will make sure your stay is enjoyable.

Hotel La Pineta Amenities

  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Tour Desk
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Desk
  • Ticket Service
  • Facsimile
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Free Parking

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