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“Wonderfull Small design hotel, converted old horse stables into a hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cambiocavallo - Unesco Area & Resort
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Modica
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“Wonderfull Small design hotel, converted old horse stables into a hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2009

We stayed for one night at the Cambiocavallo, superb location, rooms carefully designed with italian design bathroom. In the moring you take a jump in the pool surrounded by olive trees. The staff is very friendly, excellent breakfast, great service. The only minor point is that it is situated along a mainroad to the little town of Modica, so if possible request a room at the back. It used to be a rest place for horses but the owner/ architect converted it into a small design hotel. Beaches are very close and there are great restaurants in Modica, Torre 'd Orient is a fantastic restaurant with a great view over Modica.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2008

This is a strange B&B. We arrived in the early eveining and it was like trying to get into Guantanamo - locked gates and doors everywhere. The hotel is on one of the major roads in Sicily but miles from anywhere, and isn't really a hotel at all. The staff don't appear to live on site (all the common parts were locked up after 9.30pm) you need to think beach chalet bugalow rather than hotel room. Our room was very damp smelling, and the showers were awful - water goes everywhere, and doesn't drain away which is irritating. It is a soulless place and being such a great area I'm afraid that there are many better places to stay,. The staff were nice though and it was a good breakfast, but it's not what I would call a boutique hotel or indeed a hotel at all.

  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2008

the country house is located in a beautiful place, surrounded by mediterranean trees and plants: rooms were quite nice but too noisy, you can hear every single breath of you neighbour since the walls were very thin; breakfast was poor: low quality products bought in the discounter supermarket close to the hotel...we expected home made products (at least, some) and organic food , we were in a unesco protected area so we thought the staff would have made some more effort for the quality of food. price was too high in comparison with the hotel offer, very over rated. big potential, but absolutely not properly managed.Staff was quite helpful but , in the meantime, lazy.

  • Liked — beautiful place
  • Disliked — staff and porr quality breakfast
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank mipu
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2007

Hotel Cambiocavallo is a brand new four star hotel in the countryside just south of the baroque town Modica and about 4 km from the small beach town Pozzallo. In fact, a pool and more rooms will be added at the end of this year. I also think that a restaurant is planned.
What is most beautiful about the hotel is its tasteful styling. Two local architects own this place and chose to give it a clearly modern look and feel. They also added local, rustic elements (bamboo ceilings, stone walls, beautiful colors) that make rooms, lobby as well as the outside courtyard looking and feeling cozy at the same time. The bathrooms are beautiful, suites feature a whirlpool. The floors are made of wood and feel warm to the touch.
But what is a nice hotel without friendly, hospitable people? The hotel director Enrico Caruso and his staff are terrific. We have rarely encountered such heartfelt, genuine hospitality.
We are looking forward to seeing how Cambiocavallo will keep developing.
When touring the baroque towns of Noto, Modica and Ragusa this hotel is in a great location.

  • Liked — Rooms, friendliness of staff
  • Disliked — No restaurant yet
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Cambiocavallo - Unesco Area & Resort
Address: C da Zimmardo Km 5 | Provinciale Modica-Pozzallo, 97015, Modica, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Ragusa > Modica
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Modica
#3 Family Hotel in Modica
#3 Romantic Hotel in Modica
#6 Luxury Hotel in Modica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Cambiocavallo - Unesco Area & Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the Val di Noto, in the territory of Modica, a UNESCO World Heritage city, is Cambiocavallo Unesco Area & Resort 4-star hotel by the charm of a charming hotel, in the countryside of iblea in a strategic position, 4 km from the crystal clear sea and at about 1:30 h from Malta. Born from the careful restoration of an old "posada," a resting place for travelers on horseback, is now a modern hotel with all amenities, surrounded by a lush garden Arab-Mediterranean. The hotel, fully renovated with a conservative intervention, it maintains the charm of the structure while the decor is inspired by the design criteria and research in contemporary minimalist lines and sober colors, an elegance that is, calibrated thanks to the inclusion of some traditional features: ceilings warps with reeds and wooden beams and stone walls still visible, others with lime plaster in warm colors to please the eye and the comfort of the guests. A place where modernity and innovation are combined with a typical unique and precious to give life to a unique way of conceiving the hospitality ... a sort of Concept Hotel. ... more   less 
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