Ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Beautiful place to stay

Posted 13-Jun-2014
Had a really enjoyable week here, food was delicious and the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Keith from London

Most awesome vacation you could ever have

Posted 02-Jun-2014
Pros: everything, simple as that
Cons: they have thought of everything, truly professional
Location: so much nearby it is unbelievable and the location is just to die for
Professional, friendly, accommodating, plush, panoramic, breathtaking all of these words explain this hotel
4 out of 5
by A verified traveller

The owners are a delight

Posted 25-May-2014
Pros: The setting
Cons: Noise travels very easily through the hard structure.Some sound deadening might help. The bed linen could have been fresher. Coffee/ tea in the room
Location: Mount Etna is within easy travelling distance by car.
We stayed here for 3 nights. Unfortunately the weather was below average and we weren't able to enjoy the pool and terrace as much as we would have liked. The buffet breakfast was first class with plenty of choice. The evening meals are high quality with each course accompanied by an explanation by the owners of the origins and method of preparation of the ingredients.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

This traveller left a rating score only Posted 11-Nov-2013
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Chris from Ascot, UK

Very nice hotel in the mountains

Posted 30-Oct-2013
Pros: Friendly, comfortable with excellent food
Cons: Soap and shampoo in the bathroom
Location: Walks in the Alcantara valley, visit the city of Taormina, go to the top of Mount Etna
Great service by the owner and wonderful dinner experience in the hotel dining room.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Aussies from Sydney

Nice rural break

Posted 23-Oct-2013 on Hotels.com
WE enjoyed it very much. The couple who owned the resort and their staff were excellent - helpful and informative
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Brian from Bristol UK

Well placed for Etna and surrounding area

Posted 29-Sep-2013
Pros: Comfortable rooms, relaxed atmosphere and hepful staff.
Cons: Perhaps access to some afernoon refreshments. If you're eating at the hotel it can seem a long wait for the start of the evening meal.
Location: Etna is a must and the Alcantara Gorge is worth a visit. Taormina's amphitheater is spectacular and the town has numerous other attractions.
The hotel was well maintained and the owners were very helpful with tips about the best places to visit. You'll need a care to make the best of your stay as it's a fair way from the airport and coast, with limited public transport. Buffet breakfast is leisurely - served from 8-10 and evening meals are an interesting mix of local ingredients, traditional Sicilian fare and the hosts own innovations. The 4 course meals are cooked fresh from locally sourced ingredients, with a fish and pasta course, but not huge portions and you have the hosts personal explanations of the dish, its origins and preparation.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Angela from Westmeath

Lovely hotel in the mountains

Posted 24-Sep-2013
Pros: Very friendly staff. Spotlessly clean. Setting is fabulous.
Cons: Proper translation on the room amenities.
Location: Location is very rural. The gorges are nearby.
The surroundings of this hotel are absolutely beautiful, the scenery is stunning. Pool area is lovely and quiet most of the time, we even had the whole pool to ourselves a few times. The people that own the hotel are very nice, they will help you out as best they can. We had understood from the room amenities that are advertised that we would have a kitchen, we were delighted with this because we thought that we could cook lunch and dine out in the evening, but the issue was that a "private kitchen" meant basically a kettle. We had dinner the first night there and although the food was lovely, we thought that it was a bit over-priced. We were offered a choice of either grappa or limoncello after our meal, and my husband thought it was so nice he asked for another one. When we checked out and paid our bill, we discovered that we were charged for the three drinks at €4 each, we didnt expect that.Rooms are definitely not sound-proofed as advertised, we could hear the people next door using the toilet. Overall it was a lovely holiday, but it is very rural and no restaurants or bars in walking distance. A car is definitely needed.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

A lovely oasis!

Posted 16-Sep-2013
Pros: Practically everything.
Cons: The type & size of towels & the size of the shower cubicle, my husband & I are both tall people, so these could do with being bigger.
Location: The location is perfect for exploring the whole of the East Coast of Sicily! Etna of course, but even Agrigento is achievable!
The hosts are delightful, nothing was ever too much trouble! Always in good humour and had plenty of sightseeing advice. This resort has a very relaxing atmosphere, the evening meals were lovely, breakfast was too! Unfortunately, we didn't have time to take advantage of the Spa or pool facilities, 5 days just weren't enough.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Mr S from London

Great quiet hotel

Posted 14-Aug-2013
Great hotel with excellent caring hosts. Breakfast was one of the best that we've had at various hotels in europe. Excellent location to visit Etna etc - great place if you want a bit of piece and quiet.