Ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Madrid

Graet hotel...

Posted Aug 2, 2011 on Hotels.com
Nice team, nice hotel... Perfect as based to know the area, if you have a car...same services as 5star hotel in Taormina, with a reduced cost... Golf and services, are 10...
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Channel Islands

Very odd experience!

Posted Jul 17, 2011
Our experience at this hotel was surreal! We had booked the junior suite but when we saw the room we were very disappointed as there was no outside area and felt very enclosed. Considering this place is in the middle of nowhere we would have gone stir crazy if we had had to sit in that room all the time! As a result we asked to see alternative rooms and were shown the suite and an ordinary room. The ordinary room was right next door to the suite and identical apart from the lack of a small sitting room so we opted to move to the ordinary room, despite having paid for the junior suite. Other travelers have remarked about the hotel not being busy and we found this the case too. Unfortunately this was somewhat eerie as there was just no noise at all! We ate there one night and were the only people in the restaurant later being joined by two other couples. There was no music playing and it was a huge room with wall length mirrors which just made you feel very lonely and uncomfortable! The food was bad too so we ended up eating out for lunch the next day and buying rolls and cheese from the supermarket to eat on our patio in the evening! Also the restaurant was overrun with ants crawling all over the floor around our table - most off putting. The hotel is literally in the middle of nowhere. You cannot walk to anywhere for something to eat or drink and given the poor standard of food in the hotel this was a major weakness which has led to our overall rating of 2.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Essex UK

Posted Apr 20, 2011 on Hotels.com
Beautiful hotel, staff friendly and nice comfortable bed .........would stay here again the views were amazing.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Toronto, Ontario

Wow, what a find!

Posted Sep 22, 2009
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.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Midlands

Premium accomodation set in a stunning location

Posted Jul 27, 2009
Hotel was simply stunning.Excellent standard of furnishing staff very friendly and helpful would highly recommend.Will definately be returning in the future for a longer stay. Couldn`t fault anything about the hotel just could not understand why the hotel was massively underbooked ?? Can only presume it is in an undiscovered area of Sicily although Taormina was only 20 minutes away.I would finally like to say that is the best hotel i have ever stayed in and i have been travelling for the past 25 Years to various parts of Europe!!