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Grand Hotel Dei Templi

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is too old and needs a proper makeover. The swimming-pool was out of order - as it was in May - but the receptionist assured me, that it was working yesterday. Wi-Fi only in the lobby. Staff in restaurant and bar are super! But the rooms are just not up to it. Two out of three tiny elevators worked. If anyone invests a couple of millions, the hotel can be Grand again

Unless you're really desperate for a place to sleep, DO NOT go there. It's rated as a 4-star hotel and am really wondering HOW and WHY - I'd give it a one just like I did here. The carpets were filthy in the hallways AND the rooms. I didn't walk barefoot in the room because they were stained and smelled. The room we got was last updated probably sometime in the 70's. The furniture was very old and barely functional. There was a little refrigerator that did not work which we happened to need. The old TV box didn't work and waited 30 minutes to get another one and ended up just having a few local channels. When I called the hotel a few hours prior our check-in, there was a very irritating sound to the point when I had to distance my mobile from my hear. The same thing happened when i called from our room to the reception. There was NO WIFI in the room, just in the lounge area. The breakfast was actually OK but that's pretty much the only positive thing I can think of. All in all, it was a horrible experience and money thrown out of the window.

Unbelievable that any accommodation rating service could grace this place with 4 stars...the place passed it's prime in the 70's. No TV service, no mini bars, 1 elevator in service, rugs stained and worn, walls scuffed and dirty. Not even plastic glasses in the room, you have to ask at the front desk.. Somebody needs to get there, review the joint and update the status on this hotel, to save other people's expectation of quality accommodations.

This hotel might have been awesome in 1974. And then someone decided to not maintain it for the next 40 years. We stayed here for two nights as a base for the Valley of the Temples - it was apparently the only hotel with a vacancy when we booked. Gee, wonder why? This hotel has seen far better days, but THESE DAYS, it is a tired and old hotel that is in need of a major facelift. It has good bones, and IMHO, it is in need of primarily cosmetic work. The staff were fantastic, the DJ at the pool was entertaining, and the breakfast was par for the course. The pros: - close the the Valley of the Temples - lots of parking - clean pool - helpful and friendly staff - good proximity to some markets and liquor stores - good proximity to the beach (San Leone - lots of dining options there) The cons: - old and gross (some rooms had laminate flooring which was far less gross than the 40 year old carpet!) - no wifi in rooms (lobby-only) - smallest shower ever - horrible balcony views (the backside overlooked the garbage area - nice!) - pool is 6 feet deep from end to end - great if you like treading water! - only one elevator was working, and the elevators hold maybe 3 people...we got really friendly with the circular staircase! All in all, we survived, but there are a ton of choices in the area (when available) - not sure how this place is pulling 4 stars!

We were surprised at the extremely long distance from train station to the hotel. The town and the temples were far away, and bus or taxi rides long and not inexpensive. The hotel itself was extremely shabby. Bathrooms and decor outdated, worn, and barely functioning. Wifi not available except in the lobby, which was not really a place I would want to spend time. We ordered a drink at the bar before retiring, and after about a 15 minute wait, they served us warm gin and tonic with no ice. When we requested ice, they told us the machine was broken . We did not drink the cocktails and sent them back. They insisted on charging us anyway. Obviously, not a place that depends on repeat business.

We only stayed one night on a tour. We were the only people in which was just as well as only one of the two tiny lifts was working. It was clean but oh so tired and depressing in a poor location by a busy road junction opposite a scruffy shopping outlet. Our room smelt, possibly from smoking possibly from damp from the end wall. We overlooked a shabby scene of "courtyard" and a half finished building opposite, but it was surprisingly quiet overnight. Those on the road elevation were less fortunate. A so-so dinner was provided and breakfast was ok but no more. It would have been very depressing to have stayed any longer.

This hotel has seen better times and is suffering from the recession with very few guests. The food was very poor with only one choice on the evening menu. Some of our party of 21 went to restaurants in the evening as the hotel food was so poor. The advertised swimming pool was closed and obviously had been for some considerable time which was a disapointment, the excuse was that it was being refurbished but this was not convincing. The room was fine and the staff were friendly and helpfull

Arriving late evening we searched high and low for a hotel and were told to look for this one on the road out to Syracuse. Upon finding the rate an agreeable 60 Euro, we stayed here. In retrospect I'm glad we DIDN'T see reviews on Trip Advisor or or we probably wouldn't have stayed here. The only reason I am rating this hotel, 'poor' instead of 'average' is that the airconditioner didn't work in our non-descript room. This wasn't apparent until we returned from dinner (they recommended a nice restaurant rather than 'pushing' their own). When we asked someone to come, they did, however it did not get better. We were offered a chance to change rooms but declined, as we had our stuff all over the place. The breakfast (buffet) was better than average for our (basically 2-star hotel) trip. Their wireless internet also worked (in the lobby), and this was very welcome. The receptionist was one of the most helpful of any hotel we stayed at. Folks, I'm here to tell you, you can do a LOT worse! This is NOT a 4-star hotel, but at least they don't charge 4-star prices. If you're going to Agrigento, make certain you plot out a hotel to stay at before you get there ... however, if you don't, the Hotel Dei Templi is a half-way decent option.

We were in this hotel for only one night. Can't say that much. Staff is friendly, room is clean.

We stayed at this hotel on a coach tour. Even before we arrived our guide was apologetic about the quality. I would have to agree with many other reviewers- definitely not 4 star. The whole place needs a major upgrade.


Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Grand Hotel Dei Templi is located within a few miles (5 km) of San Leone Beach and Temple of Heracles. This 146-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free self parking and a conference center. It's also close to Temple of Olympian Zeus and Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 146 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens and balconies. For entertainment, guests can expect to find TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets. Minibars, safes, and phones are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2004, Grand Hotel Dei Templi offers a children's pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a business center, a seasonal outdoor pool, and express check-in.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

21.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 136 reviews