Hortus (Latin word for garden) is a sophisticated and private Sicilian Chic Retreat with 3 luxury suites (sleeping 6 adults and 2 children), garden and private grotto spa in the heart of Modica Alta, south east Sicily. Hortus can be found in a 16th-century building next to the cathedral of San Giorgio and is an ideal boutique hotel alternative for couples, friends or families looking for a luxury self-catering base from which to explore Sicily and this UNESCO World Hertage site. Modica is easy to navigate by food or you can hire an electric bike, but a car hire is recommended if you plan to go further afield which we thoroughly recommend. Sister Chic Retreat Casa Kimiya' is also a great alternative to a boutique hotel in Modica. The contemporary kitchen and living area is built into the original structure (which dates back to 1554) with exposed stone walls, stone archways and original features. The wine cellar has been created in the underground cistern and can be accessed by a beautifully designed glass and iron staircase. The kitchen table seats 6 and the garden has a summer dining area with a BBQ and small herb garden.
Relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi, read a book amongst the pomegranate, orange and fig trees or simply enjoy the silence and solitude.
The 3 luxury suites at Hortus all have their own private bathrooms and have been furnished with exquisite attention to detail. Local stones, materials and fabrics have been used and the comfortable beds are draped with traditional Sicilian bedspreads. Lime plaster walls & floors and vaulted ceilings create a monastic and calm atmosphere. The Acqua Suite features a round bed and a bath made from volcanic stone whilst the Fuoco Suite has a king-size bed with a lava headboard. The Aria Suite is on the top floor and has a double bed with a black stone headboard and its own terrace overlooking the cathedral of S. Giorgio.
Catania 1 hour 30 minutes
40% deposit required when booking, balance within 30 days prior to arrival (PayPal/bank transfer)
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Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
The rates at Hortus are for all 3 suites include linen, energy/water consumption, cleaning, WiFi. They do not include the City Tax of EUR 1 per person per night which is payable in cash. A refundable damage deposit of EUR 400 is payable in cash on arrival. A minimum 2 night stay is required. If just 2 people would like to stay then a discount of 40% is applied to the rates.
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