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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Lovely old building in ancient cobble-stoned city. Large room. Our bathroom was just down the hall, with plenty of hot water. Friendly helpful service and very generous breakfast. Our companions had an en suite bathroom. Very cold weather when we visited. Excellent warm rooms appreciated.

Thank Joan G
Rural Nova Scotia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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...

1Thank Soulee
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 2 November 2016

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)

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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...

1Thank LuiseFG
Havelock North, New Zealand
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...

1Thank Pinndi
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

1Thank francescotom
Bern, Switzerland
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...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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...

Thank Deb0730
San Francisco, California
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
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.

1Thank hugh c

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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 Carmine 23, 91016, Erice, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Trapani > Erice
Price Range: $73 - $136 (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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