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Six Months In Heaven
We stayed at this property for six (6) months, while looking for a house to buy in Modica. So we know the house well. A traveler could not ask for more in our host, Rudia. She was quick to respond to any message. She has a local agent who is equally attentive.
The only problem we had was with the Wi-fi, which was sporadic. However, for the most part, it functioned normally. Here, too, Rudia was on the phone each day until reached a technician who made a house call.
Location, location, location. It is right off Corso Umberto I, a real plus. The house is extremely nicely appointed. Much thought was invested into equipping it. My husband is a chef and was very impressed with the kitchen equipment and accessories. In the bathroom, thick, fluffy white towels make such a difference! We enjoyed our stay very much.
The photos are exactly as it is in “real life”. Enjoy yourselves in the palazzo!
Olivi's Palace is in an excellent location in Modica: near the famous Bonaiuto chocolate factory, the museum of chocolate and the main coffee shops and restaurants strip. The apartment is very tastefully furnished and the kind host provided all the comforts and made sure not to use scented detergents as requested...but unfortunately it was overwhelmingly moldy. It could not be fixed. The bedroom furniture smelled of mold inside, so much that we had to leave our clothes in our suitcases. We had to keep heat and fans on for all our stay to make it acceptable. The kitchen cabinets were strongly moldy, too. Unfortunately we can't give the place a higher score.
I'm sorry for the discomfort you have perceived during your stay.
Unfortunately, your stay took place during the period when Modica had been for long time under very bad weather, with too strong rains causing much humidity in the city and consequently in the houses.
Bad weather has involved large part of Italy, newspapers wrote a lot about.
Regarding the apartment, no one had ever reported about what you have complained, it has excellent review. So, I think the factors could be two:
1 - the strong rains that had broken down in those period.
2 - I think because your particular olfaction sensitivity. You had announced me that you couldn't bear perfumes, anyway smells in general I understood, since you are allergic.
We have done all our best to make you feel good but obviously, your very sensitive sense of smell has perceived so much.
I am sorry that I haven't had a chance to try for resolve the problem, because you haven't communicated me your discomfort.
I always say to my guests that I am at their disposal for any problems during their stay in my apartments.
A call or a message was enough for trying to make what was possible to be done to improve your stay.
Great location and well equiped and comfortable apartment
Very close to the centre of Modica and shops. Great apartment with attrative and comfortable furnishings. Three small balconies to watch the comings and goings in the street below. Thanks for the welcome goodies Rudia...chocolate excellent!
Need to plan parking ahead of when needed as need to display parking permit between certain hours if not in a free parking space. These can be purchased from a number of shops particularly tobaconists...we got the hang of it. Good location to visit other places in SE Scicily.
Firstly we were warmly welcomed to the apartment and shown around. The location is perfect right in the centre of town, there are lots of places for coffee and eating all within walking distance. The apartment it's self is very well appointed, air conditioning in all rooms with balcony's leading of the two bedrooms and from the kitchen area.
We would definitely have no hesitation in booking the apartment for another stay.
Great location, comfortable and well-equipped apartment. Modica is beautiful.
A great holiday, a fantastic place to stay in a beautiful town. The apartment is good, well equipped, comfortable and near the main sites and good restaurants. You have to climb steps from the main street to access the apartment, so not really suitable for people with mobility problems.
Fantastic apartment, best location in Modica
Lovely apartment, beautifully decorated, well equipped and very clean. Excellent location, close to good restaurants, commerce and touristic attractions, but still very quiet (apart from a motorcycle going up or down the street sometimes, which is something to expect in Italy!). The communication with the owner has been always quick and very professional. We received a lot of information about the area, what to visit and where to eat. We came with a baby and the travel cot and high chair were provided at no extra cost. The apartment has its own individual entrance with a hall where we could leave the stroller (there are stairs up to the apartment from that hall). We are extremely satisfied with our choice and would no doubt come back to Modica and stay here again in the future!