The CLUB ESSE SELINUNTE BEACH is located behind the sand dunes in the Natural Reserve of Belice, ‘site of Community interest' (S.I.C.), a unique and priceless place from a naturalistic and panoramic point of view, where the ‘selinon', the wild celery that gave the town its name, still grows. Selinunte was at its height of splendour in the fifth century A.C. and then quickly lost importance, so what remained of it was preserved intact and is one of the most important marks left by Magna Graecia. The archaeological park of Selinunte is the largest in Europe and a site of rare beauty.
Beach: 1.200 mt away, with free shuttle service (800 mt) and a path in the park (approximately 400 mt) with wooden walkway
Selinunte 2 km away; Agrigento 85 km away
Airports: Trapani Birgi 73 km away; Palermo Punta Raisi 98 km away
Port: Palermo 116 km away
The resort consists of a central builing on three levels, with 140 rooms, comfortable and welcoming. Each room has a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, balcony, air conditioning, TV, telephone, mini fridge, safe. They are divided into double, triple, quadruple rooms with bunk beds and quintuples. Disabled rooms available on request.
Services, facilities and sports
Panoramic air-conditioned restaurant with a large terrace. Hall, 24h reception, lobby bar and pool bar. Swimming pool (mandatory swimming cap) with whirpool area and children area, football pitch, tennis court, beach volley, beach tennis, bowling alley, free outdoor parking. Wi-fi available in common areas. Magazines and newspapers purchase pre-order service is available. Beach towels and strollers available to rent (to be requested at the booking). Laundry service. Possibility to rent dinghies, cars, scooters and bicycles. Rich program of excursions.
lub Esse Selinunte Beach is a large club-style complex. The facility offers large spaces perfectly suited to activities such as the swimming pool, the beach, the music bar and the theatre
Distance to city centre 13km
Distance to beach 2km
Distance to airport 98km
Address: +390645439344, Contrada Belice di Mare, Marinella di Selinunte, N, Castelvetrano (Tp), Italy
Selinunte, Sicily, Italy
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Our friends and we (my wife and I) spent a terrefic fortnight in July in Selinunte Beach. It's a four-star-hotel deserves five stars definetely.Perfect and very spacy rooms with a big bathroom, a balcony with a garden view decorated in white-blue (Mediterranean style). Not very many people, I would rather say - few people on week days. but a lot of italians at week-ends. It's a good experience: to practise Italian and see the latest fashion/ Italians do like to show off.A perfect animation team, fantastic music, dances, gymnastics (stretching and aqwaaerobics). The staff is polete and helpful. We were especially thankful to Nicolette (reception manager). She helped us to arrange many trips to Erichi, Trapani, Castelvetrano, Agrigento and other beautiful places of Southern Sicily.But the most wonderful thing was the restaurant and thr food was terrefic,fantastic, divine, gorgeous, Besides, the waiters liked us so much that they presented us home-made brown bread and home made olive oil. The only minus was the sea. It was rather far away (about 1 km),and that year the Mediterranean sea was cool if not cold +18. I would recommend this hotel who like quiet rest,Italian(Sicilian) cousine, Italians, sights, music,sun and happiness.
The name of this hotel gives a very false impression ,not only is it not on the beach but the beach cannot be seen. An attempt to find this allusive beach found we were wired in and there was a railway line between the hotel and beach.
Our welcome to the hotel was less than satisfactory with reception staff being unhelpful.However things did improve it was evident that a manager had given some direction.
The restaurant in this hotel is more of a canteen,all self service and the range a quality of food was not up to Sicily's usual standard.However there was wine on tap ..a positive!! There is no alternative to eating here without own transport.
Our room was fine ,spacious and overlooking the pool area. The pool was large and clean. There was a pool side bar for after dinner drinks and some entertainment but no drinks served in the hotel.
This strikes me as a family hotel although if it rains as it did when we were there ,there is little for children to do
My wife and I recently spent two nights in this hotel and never even managed to find out how far away the beach was, or how to get there. Apparently it is a considerable walk, involving the crossing of a railway line, or taking an infrequent and longer shuttle bus journey. One cannot actually see the sea from the hotel.
We were travelling by coach with a group of friends and the driver had trouble finding the place. It is right at the end of a residential or tourist complex that was never completed. For some reason it is surrounded by a fence (perhaps to keep the guests in but I’m not sure why; where is nowhere to escape to in the evening unless one has one’s own transport or pays through the nose for a taxi!).
Admittedly, the pool area is nice but you can only relax there if the attendants' choice of loud music is to your taste. In our case it wasn’t. Bizarrely, if you want a drink in the evening that is where you have to go, but bringing your drinks back into the hotel - out of range of the music - is frowned upon.
Food wise, it is buffet only, for both breakfast and dinner, and the choice of food is pretty typical of what is on offer in the many hundreds of 'beach' hotels in the Mediterranean - providing sustenance rather than satisfaction.
The bedrooms are just about OK; at least ours was clean. The only Wi-Fi available is in the lobby area and that is where parents seem to congregate in the evenings to use their tablets and laptops, while the children run riot.
We stayed in several hotels during our stay in Sicily, and this one was at the bottom of the list by a considerable margin.