Ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

3.9 out of 5
77% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pennsylvania

Jewel on the Med

Posted Sep 15, 2015
Pros: The hotel location was centrally located between Catania and Messina.
The rooms were clean, well maintained. The staff was very friendly and cooperative. The hotel provided a wonderful breakfast and had a awesome pizzeria on site. Location was great view of Mt. Etna and the Med from our balcony.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Wales

Great Pizza

Posted Aug 6, 2014
Pros: Pizza
Cons: Internet Access (intermittently available in reception)
Location: Beach over the road with access to facilities included in the price.
Don't be put off by first impressions - this is an ugly concrete hotel from the front, but a really lovely one from the back, with a great pool, plants and flowers and a fantastic pizza restaurant. Staff are very friendly, but are possibly prone to saying yes without quite understanding what you are talking about.
5 out of 5
for Families
by A verified traveler from Czech Republic

Nice hotel next to the beach with with view of Etn

Posted Aug 2, 2014
Pros: Wery friendly personal,good location and very nice wiev of Etna and see.
Cons: All wos excellent!
Location: Near is very nice marina in Riposta.
We stay in this hotel for 6 nigths with 2 childrens.There is a lot atraktions for children and nice swimming pool.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Pleasant hotel with good amenities

Posted Jul 13, 2014
Pros: Pool, staff & view.
Cons: Rooms could have been a bit more comfortable.
Location: Taormina and Etna close by. Alcantara gorge also plus mountain villages to visit. Very important to have a car.
We stayed here for a week and had a relaxing holiday. Hotel was attractively situated with Mt Etna smoking in the background. It has a good pool and restaurant/pizzeria and it's own private beach though personally I preferred the pool. Rooms were basic though provided an adequate level of comfort. Staff, both reception and restaurant were very friendly and helpful.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Germany

Good hotel for the money

Posted Jun 28, 2014
Pros: price and staff
Cons: upgrade the rooms
Location: will need a car. 30 minutes from Catania airport, 20 minutes from downtown Catania, 45 minutes from Mt Etna, 45 minutes to northern tip of the island.
Hotel was nice in a good location north of Catania, but away from city. you need a car to get around. Staff was great, rooms were simple but comfortable, breakfast was very nice, dinner at the pizzeria was also good.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Terri from california

Wish we could have stayed longer!

Posted Jun 1, 2014
Pros: Staff was great!
Cons: Air condition was not yet turned on. Definitely update the shower.
Location: Mt Etna was about an hour away, a must see. Taormina, Catania and, Siracusa are all great places to see.
Staff were outstanding, always a smile and very helpful. Rooms were good, a bit dated and the shower setup coud be improved. The gardens were lovely and the food was good. Swimming pool was nice, large and clean. We enjoyed breakfast each morning and dined at both the Pizzera and main dinning room, each had plenty of variety and the food was good. Definitely need a rental if you want to get out and explore. Overall we enjoyed our experience and would consider staying there again.
2 out of 5
by orlando from Hong Kong

Could be used as base hotel

Posted May 30, 2014
Pros: Very economical, good value
Cons: Staff could be more efficient
Location: Location is quite far from tourism area and not very easy to find. Although beach across the road, but is not convenient for kids.
Staff is not very cooperative, mainly on breakfast. Internet only available at lobby, but didn't work.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Take care out of high season

Posted May 11, 2014
Location: Very limited eating/drinking in easy walking distance, nearest are in Riposto which is about 20 - 30 mins walk.
We went early May. Staff were friendly and helpful, rooms clean. Fantastic view of Etna in the background. Private beach was open but no facilities, pool closed, and on at least 2 nights the hotel bar was closed. You need transport if you're staying here!
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by Lorenzo from NY

The Hotel Atlantis

Posted Aug 26, 2013
Pros: Beautiful hotel, beautiful location, beautiful people...
Cons: Larger showers...
Location: Beautiful location. You must go to Taormina, Giardini, & Isola bella...
Beautiful hotel, beautiful location, beautiful people. We just wish the showeres were a little bigger.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Aug 29, 2016
Nessuna area fitness e campi da tennis trascurati, colazione sufficiente, solo per chi non ha molte pretese