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From $414 Night Italy, Ragusa, Modica

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • Beautiful stonearchitecture

  • Set in World Hertiage Site Modica

  • Luxury self- catering base

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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 foot or you can hire an electric bike, but a car hire is advisable 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. Allow time for exploring Modica, with its beautiful barroque architecture and wealth of churches to admire. 


Hortus is perfect for those who want to be able to cook for themselves. The wine cellar provides guests with several fantastic wines to complete the perfect home cooked meal. Alternatively, Modica has some great restaurants and cafes to try. The town is known for the chocolate it produces, which is reminiscent of the kind the aztecs made.


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child friendly


Address: Via Calamezzana 149, Modica Sicily, , Italy

Nearest airport:

Catania, 1 hour 30 minutes by car


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.

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Payments policy

downpayment: 40% when booking
balance: 30 days prior to arrival
payment methods: credit card / paypal / bank transfer

Cancellation policy

0% within 60 days before arrival 
40% within 30 day before arrival
90% within 7 day before arrival
100% less than 7 days before arrival/no show

Check-in/check-out policy

check-in: 15 - 20
check-out: 8 - 10

Early check-in: no

Late check-out: no

Pets policy

pets are not allowed

Please note

city tax: 1 euro/person/night

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Each hotel selected for its unique charm and experience by Lulu the founder.

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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.

Price Match Promise

If you find your stay cheaper elswhere we will price match and give you £50 towards your next stay with us.



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