"Great Spa Hotel excellent food with a view of Etna"
The location is very rural, in the Bove Valley north of Etna, a wine growing region, really very remote and has a spectacular back drop of the northern side of Etna the nearest town is Linguaglossa. Located 11 miles from Taormina and only about 15 minutes off the toll road.
An ideal location for trekking into the volcanic regions and getting away from everything, the views are great and facilities very good indeed, the spa and restaurant at the hotel are both recommended.
The menu offers a four course set meal with local wine (very good) at 45 Euro, A la Carte is more expensive but very good indeed, be warned you actually get 6/7 courses with the extra bits thrown in, top quality stuff.
A car is a must have and be warned many of the local roads just cease to exist without warning, a amp is needed as sat nav keeps dropping out, the staff were very helpful and really friendly English being spoken by most.
Easy drive to Etna cable car (via toll road) about an hour, the same to the airport, 25 minutes to Taormina (don't drive in Taormina park at the lower cable car is not a driving place!).
All in all a lovely setting for a few days break in a very luxurious hotel spa we would certainly return and recommend.
Bob from London
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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
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Staff, particularly the Reception staff, were excellent and couldn't be more helpful. The facilities are outstanding particularly pools and spa, grounds, location, buildings and public rooms. To be critical, the room we were in was a bit small but with a large balcony with superb panoramic views and the bar area was a little sparse. Our shower needed some maintenance to the curtain and shower head but compared to the positives that were so many, these were minor points.
Ian and Di from Cumbria, UK
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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
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