Ratings based on 156 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Cambridge UK

Lovely hotel with lots of character.

Posted Jan 3, 2015
Pros: Large rooms, well kept gardens, lovely staff. A well stocked fridge which was not over-priced. Fantastic view of Mount Etna with all its moods.
Cons: We were not impressed by the restaurant. It was cold and the food was inedible. However, we did not have to pay for our wine which was a nice gesture.
Location: Be prepared to drive on mountain roads. Fabulous scenary.Taormina and Enna are worth a visit but it is the countryside which is really impressive.
The staff were unfailingly helpful and charming. As there were very few English channels on the TV they bought us a DVD player to play our own DVDs. The room was large with a very comfortable bed and an adjoining bathroom. Breakfast was varied and plentiful and thankfully available until 11am on New Year's Day. We hired a car which is essential as there is little to do or see in the immediate surrounds but it is a perfect base for the Etna area. We did not expect snow - but neither did the Italians!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Bostjanfrom Celje-Slowenien

Grossartig

Posted Nov 4, 2014 on Hotels.com
Das Hotel war toll, die Zimmer gross und geräumig. Das Frühstück war von der Menge und Auswahl super. Wir haben alle zu viel gegessen. Die Kinder haben die Croissons und auch die Fruchtsäfte genosssen. Einfach hervorrragend. Das Restaurant war auch mit Regionaler Küche und deren Spezialitäten ein Gourmet. Der Preis war eher gehoben, was auch dem Ambient etc. entspricht. Sehr empfehlenswert. Die Angestellten waren sehr nett und hilfreich.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by frankfrom Palm Coast, Florida, USA

Wonderful Hotel

Posted Nov 1, 2014 on Hotels.com
The front desk person, Louisa, was fabulous! She was helpful in finding restaurants, giving directions and information about the area. The pool area, public areas and courtyards, and the hotel restaurants (located in the old winery) were wonderful. The dinner restaurant staff and food were great!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Sehr gutes Hotel, optimal und ruhig gelegen.

Posted Oct 18, 2014
Pros: Saubere und große Zimmer. Gutes Frühstück und guter Service. Personal englisch sprechend und hilfsbereit. Schöner Pool und schöne Gartenanlage.
Cons: Restaurant sehr hochpreisig und Essenauswahl könnte größer sein.
Location: Optimaler Ausgangspunkt für die Region, jedoch ist ein Mietwagen erforderlich.
Aufenthalt zur Erkundung des Ätna und seiner Umgebung im Oktober.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom pembrokeshire

Comfortable, convenient, in a good location for.

Posted Oct 17, 2014
Convenient for all of the East coast and Mt Etna. The breakfasts were more than adequate with a veryety to suit all. The restaurant was also excellent
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom uk

hotel close to Etna and Taormina. October 2014

Posted Oct 15, 2014
Pros: location (close to Etna and Taormina, 40 mins from airport) and staff. Rooms, bathrooms and pool good. attractive old building.
Cons: rooms adjacent to the road could have better sound insulation.
Location: Taormina - 1/2 hour away, park adjacent to cable car - easy access to town above. Etna- all day. Syracuse and Noto -2 hours +
lovely hotel and pool. Ate at the restaurant for 3 nights, thankfully very good - but note nowhere else to go to locally, Giarre - very run down. Breakfasts, big selection, very good. Staff very helpful (had to move room, adjacent road very noisy). Organised a landrover trip up Etna via the hotel - spectacular. big onsite hotel car park
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Uitzicht op de etna

Posted Oct 14, 2014
Keurig hotel, attent personeel, auto nodig vanwege ligging
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Malta

Quaint.

Posted Oct 14, 2014
Pros: The staff made you so welcome, lovely room, spacious and clean.
Cons: Maybe an English news channel on TV. Coffee in the room.
Location: Location was deceiving, just off a main road but felt you were a million miles away. A short drive to Taormina one way and Catania the other.
Stayed here for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Sadly the weather wasn't good enough to use the pool. The position of this hotel is fab, so close to a main road but you wouldn't know. Great view of Etna. Wasn't keen on Giarre but apparently we missed out a lot..!! Staff make this place a little gem. Restaurant so inviting, with glorious food. Louisa the receptionist is a great welcome.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Bad Homburg

Sehr angenehmes Hotel, ruhig gelegen,

Posted Oct 13, 2014
Pros: Einfach alles! Sehr nettes Personal, leckeres Frühstücksbuffet, gutes Restaurant im Haus, Pool-Anlage mit Blick auf den Ätna. Jederzeit wieder.
Cons: Schnellere Flugverbindungen. FFM - Wien - Catanie und zurück über Zürich, wird lange.
Location: Eigentlich "Mittendrin", dennoch abseits vom Trubel. 20 Min. zu Fuss bis City.
Sehr angenehmes Hotel, ruhig gelegen, direkt an Zitrusplantagen. Idealerweise nimmt man sich einen Mietwagen, Taxi ist teuer! Schöne Ausflüge mit Bus und Bahn sind sehr gut machbar. Man sieht so viel mehr. Jeep-Tour zum Ätna. Erholen am Pool, in der City bummeln und die typischen Bars ausprobieren.
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Hannefrom Nordsjælland

Dejligt hotel

Posted Oct 11, 2014 on Hotels.com
Dejligt hotel, fint værelse med stor terrasse, skøn udsigt til Etna. Fin restaurant med ok priser. Hotellet ligger fint for udflugter i området, heldigvis, for området omkring hotellet er trist, larmende og uinteressant. Hvis Etna skal besøges kan vi anbefale en guidet tur, spørg på hotellet, de har kontakt til en super guide.