Seven Rooms Villadorata

  • Location: Town / Village
    Restaurants: In walking distance
    Beach: 10km (20 mins drive)
    Vendicari Marine Reserve: 15km (20 mins drive)
    Modica and Ragusa, both UNESCO World Heritage sites: 40 km (50 mins drive)
  • Catania Airport (CTA): 90km (1h drive)
    Palermo Airport (PMO): 315km (3h 30 mins drive)
    Car recommended
    Paid parking

Sleep in the Prince’s bed, the Nicolaci di Villadorata family was one of the noble families of ancient Noto.

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An introduction to Seven Rooms Villadorata

How would you describe Seven Rooms Villadorata in a nutshell?

Seven Rooms Villadorata is a small and elegant boutique hotel in Noto on the island of Sicily. Formerly Prince Giacomo Nicolaci’s private residence, there are now 1 Suite, 4 Deluxe rooms, 1 Superior room and 2 standard rooms, all decorated in a French style, with Italian and French linen and furnishings. Don’t miss out on the 6m-high ceilings and original frescoes in their superior rooms.

What was your inspiration to open a small boutique hotel?

I used to work in tourism and about 10 years ago I decided that I wanted to change my life. My boyfriend and I were in Milan at that time and spent a holiday in Noto, my childhood home in Sicily. It was my dream to find a little place and run a small hotel.

What would you describe to be your philosophy at Seven Rooms Villadorata?

I just love welcoming holiday guests to our home, to meet so many people from different countries and cultures. It is such a privilege to share with them my passion for this part of Sicily, to promote our region and so much that it has to offer!

Noto was your childhood home, what do you particularly like about your new life in Noto?

People here in Noto and Sicily in general are much warmer, it is like a big family. So of course I love my new life, it is a much simpler life.

What has been most rewarding to your personally since opening Seven Rooms Villadorata?

The Nicolaci di Villadorata family was one of the noble families of ancient Noto and the apartment which is now Seven Rooms Villadorata used to be Prince Giacomo Nicolaci’s private residence. We bought the residence in 2007 with the aim of restoring the French style and flavour that inspired its creation.

View from Seven Rooms
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
Standard Room with a view
Breakfast area
Living area
Entrance and living area
Seven Rooms Villadorata entrance
Seven Rooms Villadorata loggia

Seven Rooms Villadorata rooms & rates

We have 1 Suite, 4 Deluxe rooms, 1 Superior room and 2 Standard rooms at Seven Rooms Villadorata. The Deluxe rooms are very impressive because of their 6 metre ceilings and a few of them still have the original frescoes. But my favourite is room ‘Borea’, a standard room. I love the soothing colours and the atmosphere of the room – it is very comfortable and intimate and not as big as our superior rooms. For all of our rooms we selected the most exclusive Italian and French linens and furnishings in order to make each room not only luxurious and comfortable, but also one-of-a-kind.

The most popular room with our guests is the ‘Austro’ room, the old bedroom of the Prince!

  • Standard Room for 2 people / 15 m²
    289 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    A very intimate room for a sense of cocooning featuring a double bed, a bathroom with a large shower and Ortigia bathroom amenities (bathrobes, slippers, professional hairdryer) and views of the inner courtyard.

  • Standard Room with a view for 2 people / 23 m²
    299 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    A impeccably designed room decorated with a collection of corals and featuring a double bed, a bathroom with a large shower and Ortigia bathroom amenities (bathrobes, slippers, professional hairdryer) and views of the inner courtyard.

  • Superior Room for 2 people / 29 m²
    359 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    A spacious and stylish room for a profound sense of serenity featuring a double bed, a bathroom with a large shower and Ortigia bathroom amenities (bathrobes, slippers, professional hairdryer) and views of Noto’s roof tops.

  • Deluxe Room for 2-3 people / 45 m²
    459 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Extra bed (on req.)

    The late Prince’s private apartment, on the second floor of the palace, four Deluxe rooms of exceptional volumes, sunny private balcony with uninterrupted views and spectacular sunsets. The rooms feature a double bed, a bathroom with a large shower and Ortigia bathroom amenities (bathrobes, slippers, professional hairdryer) and views of Noto’s roof tops.

  • Suite for 2-4 people / 60 m²
    529 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)

    A home far away from home, on the first floor of the palace, with a Master bedroom and a guest bedroom, a private lounge, a little fridge and bar corner and a large luminous bathroom. The room features two double bedrooms, a bathroom with a large shower and Ortigia bathroom amenities (bathrobes, slippers, professional hairdryer) and views of the private palace's inner courtyard and Noto’s roof tops with its spectacular sunsets.

Included in the rates
Rates include continental breakfast with fresh local products, parking for 1 car, fridge with water and soft drinks, Nespresso coffee machine, WiFi, beach towels and umbrella.
Optional extras
Day trip on a sailing boat (with skipper), cooking classes, wine tastings, car rental, airport transfers, guided tours available on request.
Extra charges payable at the property
Tourist Tax of EUR 1 per night per person charged separately.
Children & Extra beds
Only suitable for children 14+ years old. Extra beds are available at EUR 100 per night.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 14:00
Check out time
before 11:00
Closed November to March

Facilities & services

  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Maid service
  • TV
  • Central heating
  • Honesty bar/Minibar
  • Not suitable for young children
  • Laundry service
  • Hair dryer

Very important to me is quality – the quality of the food we serve, the quality of our furnishings and fabrics, our suggestions and recommendations. Quality is always my priority. We offer our guests a high-caliber service comparable to the large luxury hotels, while remaining intimate and welcoming as only a small family hotel can be. I am usually around in the morning during breakfast and in the afternoon to help with restaurant suggestions, things to do and any other questions they may have.

Besides our beautiful rooms, we have a reception area and a huge terrace with the best views of Noto. It is the terrace of my private apartment and I share it with our guests for breakfast.

For our breakfast we serve local products – fresh yogurt from a local farmer, home made jam and Sicilian cheese. We strongly believe in the 0 km philosophy.

I wanted to create a home for our guests, so the personal welcome and the personal contact with the guests is very important to me.

Things to do in Sicily & Noto

  • Art / Culture
  • Wine tastings
  • Cooking classes
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Boat trips

Noto is perfectly located to explore some of the most interesting places in the south of Sicily: Syracuse is about 20 mins away – famous for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of Archimedes. Modica and Ragusa, which are both part of UNESCO World Heritage sites are about 45-60 mins away.

At the same time in just 8 km, you are at one of the best beaches in the South of Sicily. The Vendicari Marine Reserve, surrounded by its maritime villages and farmhouses, is a mixture of lagoons, sand dunes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. A wonderful place and not too crowded by tourists.

Of the many churches in Noto, I always recommend to visit at least the Church of Santa Chiara for its Baroque architecture and the Church of Santissimo Salvatore for its beautiful frescoes. Both are just wonderful places. And of course you must visit the Palazzo Nicolaci.

The location of Seven Rooms Villadorata

Noto is a masterpiece of Sicilian Baroque and became a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2002. The architecture of the city is just amazing with 45 churches and the noble palace – you can feel the history of the place.

When is the best time to visit Sicily?

For me the best months are May and October – for the temperature and the colour of the sky. The season in Sicily is very long, usually until November when you can still go to the beach. October is really perfect, though, it is still very warm and sunny and the atmosphere is just wonderful. Our little hotel is normally open from end of March to the second week of November.