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Rural Nova Scotia
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I both loved Il Carmine, with its wide hall, lovely courtyard, wide stairway, and friendly staff. Our room was large with a balcony overlooking the courtyard. The ensuite bathroom was very clean, with lots of towels, adequate space, shower, bidet and toilet . The room had extra bedding, if needed, a large wardrobe, places for luggage, bedside... More 

Thank Soulee
Oslo, Norway
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice and simple hotel with a good atmosphere. The staff is friendly and service-minded. Breakfast is ok. This is a former convent and the interior is still affected by it. They have a separate chapel for guests' use. The hotel is located at the back of town and does not have views. Good parking (in November)

Thank terje52
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

One does not get the chance to stay in a former convent very often, and this one retained its former atmosphere - very quiet and sparsely furnished. The room was comfortable and we did not need a better tv; the breakfast, presided over by a very welcoming and helpful lady, was excellent. Only criticism: We stayed for several nights but... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We chose Il Carmine in Erice from their website and other reviewers' comments. We stayed just one night. Everything in this tiny village is easily see-able in a few hours. Parking: we had a rental vehicle so this was important. Our GPS got us to with 200m of the place at the end of a very narrow road. We were... More 

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22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Great value for money: simple, clean, comfortable accommodation, and you are actually sleeping in a old monastery! Breakfast is awesome, and the service is excellent. We had a great time, highly recommended

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Bern, Switzerland
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253 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Well this may be only a former convent, but it sure feels like one now. If you are looking for a family-type cozy place, this is not it. Although the building and grounds do have their charm, the rooms are extremely spartan, although not uncomfortable. The atmosphere is quite reserved and quiet, and with all the religious iconography all over... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Caveat: You come to appreciate Il Carmine's location once you find it! (We passed it twice.) Lovely building with a beautiful private courtyard...and charming evidence of the convent this once was (including a chapel). This was just outside the touristy area of Erice and an easy walk to everything. The staff was gracious, but not overly friendly. Included breakfast was... More 

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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

After the luxurious Villa Igiea in Palermo, we changed gears and chose a monastery - a former convent - in Erice. This place fits the character of Erice - remote, austere, old. The amenities are minimum but comfortable. The ambience is quite special and spiritual.

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Victoria, Canada
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48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Charming place to stay once you find it! Clean room, great breakfast and the delightful Silvia tracked down our lost luggage- what more could one ask? HIstoric building in an interesting setting. Delicious breakfast cake cooked on the premises by someone who took pride in her work.

1 Thank hugh c
Blueys Beach, Australia
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103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is supposed to be religious tourism as the hotel is a converted convent. It's difficult to believe that nuns would have had such large rooms and they probably didn't enjoy the volume of hot water that we did in the shower. We loved this experience. The building though spartan is beautiful. The room was very clean, the floor tiles... More 

Thank Marj H

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Il Carmine is located on the top of Mount Erice, and it is an oasis of peace completely compatible with the history and the characteristics of the medieval town of Erice. It was a Monastery of Carmelitani friars but now thanks to a reconversion work our guests can stay in very comfortable rooms. All our rooms are equipped with the following comforts: - Italian breakfast (8-10 am); - heating system; - private bathroom (bidet, shower box); - towels and bed linen; - satellite TV; - hair dryer; - desk; - balcony (only in some of the rooms);- tidy up and daily cleaning; - change of towels and bed linen every three days;- independent access h24. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Il Carmine

Address: Piazza del Carmine 23, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Erice
Price Range: $70 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Il Carmine 1*
Number of rooms: 9
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“A room with a balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles HAPPYOZZIE, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms that overlooked the courtyard are said to be the best.”
 of 5 bubbles 984kerryh, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Rooms with balcony”
 of 5 bubbles BunnyTravel_11, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Corner room was large. Others no so much”
 of 5 bubbles Gregt33, 12 Sep 2015 | Read review
“An old residence for nuns I think, all rooms large and similar.”
 of 5 bubbles wpmcg, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
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