Ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
73% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by ColinS from Hertfordshire

Great Location Friendly Staff

Posted Jun 23, 2014
Pros: Location & Staff
Great stay - Upgraded to sea view - lovely room So near to Old town and beach facilities Cant wait to go back
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Good location

Posted May 21, 2014
Goid location. Would be very noisy in higher season. Very clean. Nice location and great view. Beds very hard but rooms very clean. If you want a hotel with charm this is not it. Breakfast only ok especially after guest house stay in Taormina .
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by Barbara from UK

Close to beach

Posted Oct 26, 2013
Pros: Nearness to beach
Cons: Dining room
Location: Loads of restaurants and lovely old town to explore
Very helpful staff nice atmosphere, dining room looked beautiful, but looked like it was dressed for a wedding obviously didn;t attract people as most nights it was empty.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Raj from Washington DC

Great location tidy hotel

Posted Oct 8, 2013 on Hotels.com
We had a great time during a short 1-night stay. We could walk from train station, to the beach and many sites... wished had stayed longer.
4 out of 5
for Families
by CC from UK

Great location, nice hotel

Posted Jul 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
Good points: hotel is pretty much on the beach, a few mins walk into the old town, good breakfast, comfy rooms, friendly staff. Bad ponts: poor aircon, and never had any hot water in the shower. Overall would recommend due to location.
2 out of 5
by Roger from Sheffield UK

Sea-side hotel out off season .

Posted Feb 16, 2013
Pros: Just opposite the beach and a short walk from the town
Cons: Lack of hot water.
Just spent 2 weeks in Sicily in a variety of hotels. Riva del Sole was the most expensive, but by far the worst. We stayed for 1 night in February. The heating in our room seemed inadequate, always feeling chilly. The biggest problem was a complete lack of hot water in our bathroom. We complained twice in the evening without success. The following morning we complained again and were given a key to another room with hot water. Pity they couldn't have done that the night before. The problem was compounded by the fact that no-one at the front desk spoke much English. In previous hotels the front-desk staff always had adequate English and surely this is a prerequisite of the job. Also the towels were like cardboard and the walls were like paper. We wouldn't have minded if it was cheap but it was the most expensive we stayed at.
4 out of 5
by June

Perfect Location

Posted Oct 8, 2012 on Hotels.com
Close to must see sights, across the street from the beach - could walk everywhere. Had room with balcony overlooking the water - great.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Sicilia

Perfect location but...

Posted Sep 7, 2011 on Hotels.com
Hotel Riva del Sole is in a great location only a few feet away from the beach and a short walk from all the restaurants and shops. Beautiful view. Two things left me with desire of maybe looking for another location next time I go back: -Air conditioner in the room was horrible. We were 4 families in 4 different rooms and all the rooms were the same. -I called the front desk for assistance with the internet and the manager hanged up the phone on me.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Glasgow

riva del sole cefalu

Posted May 12, 2011 on Hotels.com
General atmosphere uncongenial despite good level of material comfort. Service patchy, hair dryer and TV remote did not work, breakfast very poor (over-abundance of sweet products, poor joghurts, meats and cheese. Mature couple
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Portland Or

Very nice hotel

Posted May 1, 2011
Hotel Riva del Sole is in a perfect location for touring the Taormina area and offers a quiet relaxing beach experience as well. The rooms have huge private balconies overlooking the ocean and pool with views of the beautiful coast line. I will recommend it to friends and stay here again when I return. It is a very good value in an area of very high price hotels.