Fantastic 5 star find and Expedia special rate was an incredible bonus but you need a car to get there and around. Once off the highway it's one road but you've got 30 minutes of climbing with lots of turns. Plan to get there in the daytime until you learn the road. Elegant and modern building, full spa, outdoor pool and beautifully appointed rooms and common areas. Surrounded by golf course and vineyard perched on the northface of Mt. Etna volcano. You see the steam rising and snow on the cap. 45-60 minutes from Taormina (don't miss it) Giardini Naxos(the beaches city).Plenty to chose for breakfast and all staff friendly and helpful. A/C; good size washroom; good beds; fridge and mini bar; flastscreen LCD etc. and our room had a patio with good privacy. Place is absolutely spotless. Some of the artwork was "interesting". They offer dinner but we ate out.
John from Toronto, Ontario
This spa hotel is located in Castiglione di Sicilia (Mount Etna), close to Il Picciolo Golf Club. Area attractions also …More
we had been staying at a B&B on the east beach, which had no AC and was only just starting up, so we needed to make a change. the other communities did not offer anything we liked but our friends from Catania told us about this hotel. It's a business hotel with clean crisp rooms and the staff was very helpful. The 'buffet' salad, etc. in the restaurant was wonder. The only draw back was the breakfast room in the morning was so 'hot' and not a pleasant place to eat and drink coffee.
CAS from Cave Creek, AZ
This hotel is located in Viagrande (Mount Etna), close to Le Zagare Shopping Center. Area attractions also include Cathedral …More
Hotel is a great base for visiting Etna and surrounding towns as Taormina, Catania, Siracusa and Agrigento. We could easily take day trips from the hotel to Piazza Armerina (Villa Romana del Casale) and Gole dell' Alcantara, The drive from Bronte to the north coast was beautiful as it takes you through the Nebrodi Park and forest. Took the coastal road and drive from Acquedolic to Cefalu beautiful fishing villages and Sicilian pottery shops. Pedara is a special town has several Bars and Pizza Restaurant's, my wife is gluten free, we had no difficulty finding even pizza gluten free. The hotel staff and management were very helpful, we needed to rent a car, so they helped us contract a nice Fiat with GPS, insurance and all needed paper work. The bus service is good for getting around the island, but a car makes it easer to get around and you can get off the tourist trails.
This hotel is located in Pedara (Mount Etna), where area attractions include Le Zagare Shopping Center, Palazzo Musmeci, and …More
Spent 5 nights here. Very relaxing hotel and the owners were extremely kind and helpful. Ate here twice but should have done so more as the food was lovely. Nice small pool and rustic gardens. Would certainly recommend this hotel for a quiet relaxing break.
Di from UK
This spa apartment is located in Motta Camastra (Mount Etna), close to the beach and Alcantara Gorge. Area attractions also …More
It is a truly lovely hotel. Staff is lovely, especially Maricio (the owner); he couldn't have been more helpful. The rooms and the buildings are all brand new in very good condition. Rooms are cleaned every day. The pool has a beautiful view and big enough for everyone. I strongly recommend eating in the hotel, as they serve delicious local food with bottomless drinks for a fixed price. It wasn't a problem for us as we like staying in quiet, remote places but you must know that this hotel is in the middle of nowhere with a rough unpaved road (through a dry riverbed) from the main road to the hotel. You must have a car if you want to stay there. Wifi is available only in the reception area and it is a little slow. Breakfast is the same every morning.
Here are 2 tips from me:
1) If they serve the dinner in the tiny room in the basement, ask Maricio if you can eat outside and he will do it.
2) If you like a particular food, ask if you can have it. We asked them to cook sea bass for us and they bought and cooked it for us at their usual dinner price.
Traveller from London
This country house is located in Francavilla di Sicilia (Mount Etna), where area attractions include Alcantara Gorge and Il …More