Good hotel and good stay
Posted Oct 31, 2013
The hotel is kept well. The style is something like liberty, I would say. The room we had was comfortable, with fridge filled with usual expensive small drinks (like other hotels), parquet on the floor, thick glasses in the door of the small balcony, sky on demand, bathroom in good state. On the whole the room was clean. The view of Mount Etna from the terrace where we had breakfast was spectacular. We were lucky there were no clouds for all the length of our stay.
Breakfast included various juices, almond milk, slices of bread (rye bread too) and toaster, yoghurts, coffee, tea bags, green tea, croissants, cappuccinos, honey in little jars, jams, cakes (which unlike croissants weren't covered), ham, slices of cheeses...you should be able to pick something satisying your tastes.
The little garden it's worth a visit.
People at the reception were affable.
Location of the hotel: bear in mind that if you want to go around in Sicily the best way is hiring a car (or a moped or bike). Public transports outside the main cities are poor. The hotel is situated in an area which is part of the hinterland of Catania, but urban bus lines don't get there. If you have a car, the hotel is ideal for excursions to Mount Etna, but also Taormina, the ceramic capital of Caltagirone, and Siracusa and all the other baroque towns like Noto, Ragusa and Modica. Catania town centre and Acireale are worth a visit.