Agriturismo Villa Dafne

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This sprawling working farm overlooks the Sicilian countryside
  • It’s a 10-minute drive from medieval Alia and 90 minutes’ by car from “complex, multi-layered” (Rough Guides) Palermo
  • There’s an outdoor pool and an organic restaurant using home-grown ingredients
  • Some of the rustic-style rooms have loft bedrooms

Enjoyed This
"Villa Dafne is very beautiful, charming and peaceful place. The staff were very kind and helpful, we were with little baby and they gave us every day boiled water and they boiled baby-bottles every day. The food in the restaurant are very delicious and it was value for the price. We will visit again the villa for sure!"
20 Nov, 2019
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The lush Sicilian landscape spreads out from Agriturismo Villa Dafne, which offers a traditional countryside stay in a secluded location. Set on a 200-hectare working livestock farm producing cheese, meat and tomatoes, the hotel’s rooms and apartments are housed in quaint shutter-lined buildings clad with stone, and dotted amidst palm tree-flanked grounds. Alia, a medieval village known for its Art Nouveau architecture, is a 10-minute drive away, whilst Castello di Caccamo, a clifftop castle dating from the 11th century is around 45 minutes’ drive from the farm. The Madonie Regional Natural Park, “a haven for hikers and nature-lovers” (The Guardian) takes about an hour to reach by car and “flamboyant and feisty” Palermo, with its “citrus-filled cloisters, stucco-laced chapels and vintage stores filled with the threads of faded aristocrats” (Lonely Planet) is a 90-minute drive away.

A relaxed, homely feel characterises Agriturismo Villa Dafne, from its cosy wood-panelled lobby area to the numerous paved terraces, which overlook the farmland. Guests can start the day with complimentary breakfast and sample organic ingredients grown on site, both in the restaurant, which serves traditional Sicilian dishes, and in the pizzeria, where a patio with a gazebo offers al fresco dining. There’s a seasonal outdoor pool with a children’s area, and other activities include horseback riding, hiking and cookery lessons (fees may apply), as well as free educational tours of the farm.

Guestrooms and apartments are decorated in a rustic style, with tiled floors, patterned fabrics and wood furnishings. All include free Wi-Fi, mini bars and TVs. Higher tariff rooms add hill views and antique-style furnishings, whilst apartments include loft bedrooms, wood-beamed ceilings and balconies.



  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant


  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(45 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Agriturismo Villa Dafne over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
3.4 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Villa Dafne is very beautiful, charming and peaceful place. The staff were very kind and helpful, we were with little baby and they gave us every day boiled water and they boiled baby-bottles every day. The food in the restaurant are very delicious and it was value for the price. We will visit again the villa for sure!
20 Nov, 2019
Enjoyed Most
Great place. Not 4 stars accommodation. Rooms are a bit tired and not sound protected. Good food. Friendly people. Roads around are not so good and not much to do near by. But very pleasant drive. Great stay for 2-3 nights.
08 Nov, 2019
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It is a nice hotel, but the food was rather bland and not a much to choose from. It was not far from towns, but the state of the roads meant that we did not want to drive in the dark, so had to eat there.
Other Comments
It was late October and chilly at night without heat on in the room. The lighting was poor and it was difficult to read in the room. NO international TV channels.
Teresa 02 Nov, 2019
Other Comments
Restaurant - food boring, wine list poor, swimming pool could be considered dangerous (1.8m deep and only 1.6m deep at its shallowest). Pool access is bu two ladder steps at one end and 3 ladder steps at the deep end). Sun loungers worn out - those with fabric mean that you lie on three bars!
Alan 24 Oct, 2019
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Other Comments
Lovely place but only for a chill out few days as journeys to see the sites are rather long and tortuous
Fiona 23 Oct, 2019
Enjoyed Most
Lovely Hotel with excellent staff and service. Food and facilities were very good. The Farm tour and the Cookery class were also very good. We enjoyed the holiday ery much and intend to return.
Nicholas 22 Oct, 2019
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A great place to stay. Very welcoming people and the food is fantastic. It's out in the countryside but that's hat we expected. A great place for a break. super swimming pool too
22 Oct, 2019
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Staff fantastic, food unbelievably good. Cannot recommend the place highly enough. Can be accessed by train, station 10 mins drive away. Car highly recommended, we used the train to explore.
Other Comments
Farm visit very informitive Local walks highlighted and not difficult. There is a pool.
15 Oct, 2019
Enjoyed Most
A very lovely place, rural and isolated. The staff are friendly, speak reasonably good English, and are happy to help you learn Italian as you go along. Food was excellent, especially at Dinner. Also very good, very reasonable pizzas in separate restaurant. Endless locally made red or white wine, not too heavy, so no hang over! Also, do try the home made limoncello, whatever your experience have been of it in the past. Breakfast perhaps a little repetitive, but all good local produce. Our room was plain and well furnished, with a little kitchenette, so we could make tea (boiling water on the hob in a saucepan!) and store food and drinks in the fridge. The standard of housekeeping was excellent. Make sure to seek out Mr Peppo behind reception, and Maria Rosa in the dining room. Friendly, helpful people, as are all the staff.
Other Comments
Be prepared for a very relaxing time.Youll need a car. The roads in Central Sicily are often very poor, suffering a lot of subsidence. It takes a long while to get anywhere! Railway station about a 15 minute car ride away. Trains are cheap and regular, but don't always go when you want them to go. Make sure you visit Alia, the nearest town, forty five minute walk away, up hill all the way, or drive there in 10 minutes. For provisions, some good beers, wines, very cheap coffees and great ice cream. Market days during the week. Very friendly people. Also visit Cefalu for a great beach resort with excellent fish and seafood restaurants, and an historic Norman/ Moorish cathedral, which is popular for weddings. Don't miss the Greco/ RomanValley of the Temples at Agrigento on the South Coast, astonishing sight.
Stephen 07 Oct, 2019
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Very good value for money.
ANDREW 04 Oct, 2019

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