Torre Marabino

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Torre Marabino is an excellent, boutique hotel in Ispica in Sicily. The food here is superb.

Set in the lovely south-east corner of Sicily, less than 10 minutes from Ispica and about 4km from the nearest beach, Torre Marabino is about half an hour from Modica, Noto and the Nature Reserve of Vendicari, and less than an hour’s drive from Ragusa and Siracusa, so it is an ideal base for exploring. There are also some lovely lidos and wilder stretches of beach nearby.

Torre Marabino is boutique agritourism at its best. The sturdy Saracen tower dominates the landscape and its mellow stone gleams in the Sicilian sunshine. Inside, it feels immense and solid. In fact, with only 7 rooms-cum-mini apartments, it is intimate, homely and elegant. Original steep, shiny black stone steps wind up the inside of the tower to some rooms. A large sitting room is really comfortable and welcoming. The dining room is small and cosy. Soft greens, peaches, sunny yellows and terracotta compliment the manorial architecture and antique style wooden furnishings. It is very atmospheric.

Growers of organic vines, olives, fruit and vegetables certainly know their food. Torre Marabino’s well-known restaurant spills out onto lovely terraces, in summer, and it is absolutely top-notch for the serviceand for the classy, fine food extraordinaire. Sicilian and Mediterranean specialities are transformed by the chefs creativity and diners are in for a gastronomic delight. The wine is superb, supremely drinkable and exceptionally good. Home-baked pastries and delicious cakes, local delicacies, smoked ricotta, Torre Marabino’s own jams and honeys and so much more, all served with a delicate touch for your breakfast. You are in for a treat.

The tower stands in truly wonderful manicured lawns and lush gardens. Lofty palms, ancient olive trees and carobs, cactus gardens, topiary olive trees, neat hedges, the garden has structure and colour and is a paradise for garden-lovers. The lovely pool, in a secret corner of the garden, is the perfect place to relax.

So, if you love your food and gardens, the boutique Torre Marabino, with so few rooms, is for you. In a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere, you will have fine dining, fine wines, supremely delicious breakfasts and attentive, smiling staff.

Customer Review

Stanley Stewart wrote for the Sunday Times: “Agriturismo is evolving in Sicily. The traditional elements – hospitality, gorgeous locations, local food – are still present, but in a more boutiquey atmosphere. Torre Marabino is in the southeast, three miles from the sea and not far from the Baroque towns of Ragusa, Noto and Modica. The owners produce organic fruit and ve, wine and olive oil, all of which form part of dinner – if you can tear yourself away from the pool.”

Price/Offers
JANUARY
£716
FEBRUARY
£653
MARCH
£714
APRIL
£734
MAY
£807
JUNE
£837
JULY
£887
AUGUST
£887
SEPTEMBER
£827
OCTOBER
£734
NOVEMBER
£653
DECEMBER
£653

All prices are ‘from prices’ and can fluctuate during each month. All prices are subject to change/amendment. Prices are stated as per person, per week, based on the standard occupancy of the room/villa/apartment. Prices are inclusive of car hire or transfers, as well as an estimate of flight costs, all covered by our ATOL protection. Flight prices can vary significantly by date and departure airport, so please contact us for your own personalised quote.

Whilst weekly prices are shown, our holidays are tailor made and individual nights can be booked at many of our properties. Please call us or use the Enquire Now form for our latest prices & availability.

Features
  • Air-conditioning
  • All rooms have satellite television, hairdryers, Wi-Fi and safe
  • All rooms, except Noto, have kitchen corner
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Swimming pool late Early April to October, weather permitting
  • Pool towels provided free of charge
  • Use of bicycles free of charge
  • The hotel has an arrangement with a lido beach in Santa Maria del Focallo, charge of €15-€20 per day, payable locally (usually available from May to September, weather permitting)
  • Cookery courses (not July/August) and wine tours available (not September/October) can be pre-booked through Long Travel
  • Very occasionally the property may host weddings
  • Restaurant open to public by reservation only
  • Half-board menu changes daily and always includes a choice of one meat dish and one fish dish. The hotel are happy to cater for vegetarians and those with special diets but please tell us in advance
  • Half-board includes antipasti, prima and secondo – dessert and drinks payable locally
  • Free parking for guests
  • City tax €1.00 per person (over 10 yrs old) per day, payable locally
Location
Reviews

Stanley Stewart wrote for the Sunday Times: “Agriturismo is evolving in Sicily. The traditional elements – hospitality, gorgeous locations, local food – are still present, but in a more boutiquey atmosphere. Torre Marabino is in the southeast, three miles from the sea and not far from the Baroque towns of Ragusa, Noto and Modica. The owners produce organic fruit and ve, wine and olive oil, all of which form part of dinner – if you can tear yourself away from the pool.”

“We loved this hotel. The staff were all so helpful and friendly. The first day we arrived far too late for lunch but were immediately asked if we had eaten and then were promptly served a delicious plate of food. The setting, pool and gardens were spacious and beautifully maintained. Our room was quiet and comfortable. The food was delicious with a different menu every night. There are lots of places to explore all within an hours drive some much closer. Beautiful beach within 10 minutes drive.The wine from the Marabino estate was excellent and it is well worth having a tour of the vineyard. We had a lovely holiday and will certainly return.” Michael & Jane, London

“We had a warm welcome at Marabino and had one of the rooms with a sea view, nice bedroom and bathroom with plenty of space. For the evening meals Salvatore was charming, explained all the dishes to us and kept us laughing. The food was amazing with a different menu each night we were treated to some special dishes. We tried a different wine each night and ended up bringing some back with us. I would have a glass of their Moscato with the final dish and this was exceptional. Breakfast was also a delight with fresh baked tarts each morning which were mouth watering along with their own honeys and preserves.” Andy & Wendy, Bakewell

“Service, helpfulness and food & drink are all first class, far more than you would expect for this kind of hotel”
Michael & Imogen, Dulwich

“Torre Marabino was exceptional value for money – evening meals were fantastic.” John & Pamela, Morpeth

“Just to let you know that we had a wonderful time at Torre Marabino. The staff were all endlessly welcoming and efficient, the room was great, the food was lovely and the hotel itself was everything you said it would be.” Hedley & Marjo, Sturminster Newton

“Wow! What’s not to like? Fabulous property in wonderful surroundings. Lovely, lovely people and excellent food.” Colin & Vilma, Truro

Extra Information

Available Board Basis

B&B and HB

Nearest Airport(s)

Comiso

1 hr 5 mins

Catania

1 hr 30 mins

Palermo

3 hrs 30 mins

Nearest Town
Ispica

Places of Interest
Ispica Gorge, Scicli, Noto, Siracusa

Distance to Coast
Approx. 4km

Internet Access
Yes

Swimming Pool
Yes

Restaurant
Yes


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