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Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I’m traveling among Europe and Middle East and during the new year eve, I had the fortune to stay in this property. I had an amazing experience at Donnafugata Resort, the rooms are gorges, very clean and detailed oriented. I was delighted of the customer service at the reception, moreover I was extremely impressed of the quality of the food and beverage at the restaurant. The presentation of food was done by artist chefs, the quality of food was over the top! The service was all over the place even do was very busy for the year end party celebration. Best in class by far! John

I visited the hotel for 3 nights to celebrate the new eat. I have to say that it was amazing starting from the reception staff to the bell guys who take us to our rooms to the housekeeping ladies New year party was amazing and food was great. We dinned in Carrubo restaurant and we really enjoyed the 7 course dinner and a very elegant food presentation. Next day brunch was also nice and we loved the life entertainment they had in the 19 hole terrace can’t wait to come again in summer with my family

Just came back yesterday from a fantastic 5 night stay at this resort. From the moment you arrive you are treated with the utmost of courteousness by all the staff present and the resort itself is beautiful and well kept. I have to make it clear that I am no Golf player myself hence cannot comment on those facilities. We were staying in a Superior room with a terrace and this room was very clean throughout our entire stay. It is very spacious and the wifi connection is quite strong. Furthermore you also have satellite television in the room (Sky) and this is great if staying in and watching the football! We also made ample use of the gym (quite well equipped) and the spa. In fact we had a massage and this was quite a good one. The kids club also deserves a special mention. My three year old loved it and she never wanted to leave. The staff who manned it were very professional and also spoke English which was a great plus given that my daughter doesnt speak Italian. I also particularly liked the night bar which had one of my favourite whiskies (Bushmills Black). The staff there were also very professional and pair this with the ambience, then you have a great night. The restaurants on the other hand do need some fine tuning. Breakfast is exceptional with ample choice and fresh dairy and fruit products - especially loved the blood orange juice. We dined twice at Bedda mia - first time we had a pizza and this was very good - enjoyed it a lot. Second time however I ordered a steak and when I cut through it was still cold in the middle. They then cooked it again and this time it was fine - however it needed some salt. New Years eve dinner was not spectacular either from a food quality perspective (especially the overcooked pork) - BUT - the entertainment on the night was great and watching my three year old dancing the night away provided precious moments which will not be easily forgotten. Will definitely be returning.

Spent five great days in July/August this year. Travelled as three couples and all agreed it is as good a 5* golf hotel as you get. Rooms were excellent, the pool luxurious with plenty of pool towels. Cocktails outside at the courtyard bar in the evening were superb as was the service all over the hotel. Concierge and reception staff really helpful. If you are a discerning golfer, you will have played tougher courses, but the two 18 hole tracks at Donnafugata were in good condition and uncrowded. Situated about 20 mins from the seaside town of Marina di Ragusa if you wanted to venture out.

Loved this place which had a lovely hotel set in beautiful countryside. 2 Good golf courses although the greens were not switched before early morning play. Lots of horrible flies. Gorgeous pool area and nice food. Really enjoyed our stay here although hardly ever in the room !

Qualitative service, good and well presented plates, in line with the overall experience at this premium resort. After a nice day of golf on the Links was a a positive and pleasant surprise. Well done.

I have recently returned from a two night business trip to this hotel. The hotel lies in the beautiful Sicilian countryside and has it owns 18 hole golf course with many of the rooms offering views overlooking it. The rooms are all of a high quality standard and offers all the facilities you would expect from a 5* property. We ate in the main buffet breakfast as well as the on site restaurant and all then food we had was delicious and of a high standard. The breakfast especially had lots of choice and catered to all tastes. Although we didn't make use of it, we had a tour of the onsite spa and wellness centre which again was of a high standard. I really enjoyed my stay at this lovely hotel especially in the outdoor areas such as the around the infinity pool and the lovely outdoor square from the restaurants and bars.

A lovely spot but the entrance road to it is very poor and scruffy. You have to park away from the hotel and walk up to its non decrpit entrance. Staff are friendly,rooms are spacious and well equipped. Lovely grounds poor signage can leave you wandering around . Nothing feels really joined up ! Food was Ok and breakfast a bit canteen like. Pool and facilities are excellent. I don't play golf and visited for a 2 day conference

Seven golfers, mixed group, 5 nights, 2 rounds on each course. Let's start with the positives. Nice welcome, good size room, clean and well serviced. Excellent concierge/front desk service. Good breakfast buffet selection. Efficient caddy master support, helpful proshop staff. Lovely old courtyard area with excellent cocktails service in the 'night bar'/sunset bar. Very nice indoor pool/hydrotherapy layout. Attractive ourdoor pool and extensive pretty gardens. BUT....its a golf resort and its not being cared for anywhere close to well enough out on the courses. Both have excellent design layouts. The Links especially has lots of really interesting and memorable holes. But if you've got a course which is littered with many huge bunkers you have to ensure there is enough sand in them! Many were virtually bare, with no sand running up to 360 degree vertical lips, stones galore (and even the odd broken bolt to contend with. Such a shame. The Links fairways too (and some tees) were neglected with a quiet significant rabbit damage. The Parkland course was mainly in better condition and the greens putted better. But large areas of fairways had been infested with weed and coarse grasses. The fine dining restaurant was closed throughout our stay, so we ate out after the first night. The Clubhouse restaurant was poor, with poor service, even surly on occasion. The buffet at lunch was fine, but the salads from the a la carte menu were atrocious. Overall the review has to be decided by the quality of the golf offering...and that's only 3 star. It really needs more resource allocated and significant refurbishment on both courses. I hope it gets it....SOON.

We stayed at Donnafugata as the first part of a two destination trip with Verdura. The resort is undoubtedly very pretty, with a lovely central square with bars either side. The main restaurant had excellent food, pricey but as the £ has slumped against the Euro it is to be expected. The staff were very friendly. However, there were several issue with the resort. First, was our room with a bed like concrete to sleep on. Despite complaints over several days and many failed attempts to add toppers, the bed remained very uncomfortable and the lack of sleep affected our enjoyment of our stay. We finally gave up trying to get the bed softer when quite comically, housekeeping put a set of pillows underneath the top sheet! This made the bed about a foot higher than it would normally have been and absolutely impossible to sleep on - this is a five star resort, remember!! Considering that the property appeared to us to be barely half full during our stay, it was very odd that at no point were we offered a bed in another room to try. Our private terrace was also a mess, constantly covered in cigarette butts blown across from our neighbours' room. The smokers left half way through our stay, but their full ashtray of butts remained for the remainder of our stay. Sadly, there was also little point actually having a terrace, as the sun could not be seen from it after 9:00 in the morning. The next issue was the state of the golf courses. Both were in very poor condition, the Parkland especially had dreadful fairways full of weeds and ant hills. The Links course was slightly better, but throughout our stay we did not see any greens staff working on the course. When we asked in the pro shop about the condition of the courses the director of golf did not even bother to come out of his office to talk to us. Is this five start service? Our conclusion that the resort is struggling financially is based on the lack of staff (both on the course and manning the bars), the lack of clientele in the property, and the final clincher was when one of the senior staff heard that we were moving on to Verdura he handed us a business card to pass on!!! Despite being situated in a nice quiet location, we will not be returning to Donnafugata. Verdura has probably taken much of the golf business away from this resort, and for very good reason as it is a far better resort. For golfers looking for luxury and good quality golf courses Donnafugata could not be considered in the same class as Verdura.

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Hotel highlights

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

Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa places you within a 15-minute drive of Archeological Park of Kamarina and Castle of Donnafugata. This 202-room, 5-star hotel has a golf course, a full-service spa, and 5 restaurants. It's in a regional park and also within a 15-minute drive of Scoglitti Marina.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. There are ample dining options with 5 onsite restaurants, including Il Carrubbo, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves dinner, and Il Ficodindia with its pool views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 4 coffee shops/cafés.


Rooms

All 202 soundproofed rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.


Property features

Guests of Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. There's free parking and an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Superior Room, Patio

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Luxury Room, Patio, Golf View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Premium Room, Patio, Garden View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, Terrace, Golf View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

88% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1503 reviews