Tonnara di Bonagia
One of the more luxury hotel in Sicilia! The rooms are spacious, we had a duplex, with all the comfort you need. Lot's of little attentions!!!
Just a advice: don't take your dinning in the hotel's restaurant, the food is not equal to the quality of the hotel pool
Fab Hotel in Sicily near Trapani
I spent a week in this hotel situated 15 mins drive from Trapani centre.
1. Hotel Tonnara di Bonnagia. Wonderful hotel, spectacular location. fantastic hotel to stay in. We had an apartment which was small but compact and very well equipped. No air conditioning, ceiling fan instead which was very good, quiet but effective. some apartments have air-con. lovely bathroom. request seaview & u get a balcony or terrace. spectacular. unfortunately we didn't but it didn't matter really. maid service cleaning rooms every day and turn down service in evening. very helpful staff, many of whom speak english. fantastic breakfast.
2. fab pool with lifeguards, beautifully maintained, towels provided, sunloungers, stunning view over sea.
3. animation team (not pushy just very nice and good fun but quite low key). Great for small children. aqua gym, stretching classes, apperitif games. didn't impinge on enjoyment if you were not participating. Mini-club, 2 shows a week.
4. 1 tennis court 1 football pitch and table tennis.
5. restaurant expensive but generally good food. great staff. dining outdoors in courtyard if not windy.
6. pool bar.
7.courtyard bar for evening.
8.Great snorkelling from the hotel shore. lots of sealife. crystal clear waters.
9. small shack bar outside hotel complex overlooks marina / harbour for sunset watching over the sea.
10. the hotel also has good size bedrooms but for families the apartments are very convenient.
Bonagia is a hamlet, really unremarkable architecturally with the exception of the hotel. however it is a fishing village, around a little harbour and marina and it's completely unspoilt. watch the fishermen landing their catch etc.
Only drawback here is that there is little choice of places to eat. 3 restaurants in the town and 1 in hotel, all of which were quite expensive. there is a tiny supermarket, tiny. there is a pizza takeaway place which we didn't try. there is a bar in the main street which does dull looking sandwiches and ice creams. there are pizzerias within a few minutes drive - we didn't try. i would recommend driving into Trapani for dining for a better choice. The Sicilians staying at the hotel did not rate the restaurants in the village and drove instead into Trapani or dined in the hotel.
fantastic base for touring - we visited Erice (we took cable car from Trapani - 15 minutes drive & then cable car up), Segesta about 30 minutes drive direct, then very scenic drive back via Scopello etc. Also good if u want to visit the salt pans (we didn't) and of course very handy for Trapani. about 40 minutes from Trapani Airport. would be good base also if going to the islands.
if i was going again, i would use the kitchen facilities in the apartment more and mix self-catering with dining out.
this is a fab hotel. i highly recommend the hotel and i would return. - stunning pool, beautifully maintained, lifeguards, beach towels and loungers provided
- stunning location, backdrop of Erice to one side, sea and capo to the other.
- small unspoilt fishing village
- great staff and wonderful service
- architecturally beautiful property
- Spa facilities
- excellent conference facilities
- Tuna fishing festival annually
Taormina July + Tonnara di Bonagia
Hi, i've been a visitor to this forum before and received wonderful assistance. thank u Vagabonda and all the others who have helped. Our trip in 2008 to Tonnara di Bonagia was wonderful and we are planning another now in July. We would like to stay 1 week Taormina and 1 week Tonnara di Bonagia. The Tonnara is no longer an NH hotel and i wonder can anyone tell me is it still open and is it still good quality? We want to stay in one of their apartments, because we have flexibility and can enjoy the hotel facilities including breakfast. If anyone has information on its current status, i would appreciate it. also looking for similar set up Taormina. Residence Guilia attached to the Diadora hotel looks fab but at €240 per night is too expensive. we are 2 adults & two kids (10 & 14yrs). Appreciate any pointers. i would love to visit Taormina. We would like to stay in or near the town but not on the beach area.