We wanted a hotel by the sea for our last few days in Sicily so chose this one. The view from the room over the sea was lovely (we upgraded for this). We were there at the end of the season and the room was beginning to look a bit tired. Very little storage space for clothes was the main problem, only 2 small drawers and the wardrobe with very few coat hangers. Lots of restaurants within walking distance.
The co-owner of these immaculate apartments above a fishing village near Catania provided remarkably conscientious and comprehensive service. He helped me plan tours of nearby tourist sites, pointed out the cheapest transport, and provided early morning transfers to the bus station, for example. Always ready with a free cup of espresso, he treated me more like a respected family member than a tourist on holiday.
The spacious studio apartment with a deck overlooking town and sea provided plenty of room to kick back after a long day of travel. Its location, just 30 minutes by car from the Catania Fontanarossa airport, is perfect for visiting the region's major tourist attractions-- Taormina, Syracusa, Catania and Mt. Etna. It's also far enough from the main tourist centres to offer a view of suburban Scilian living..Clementines fresh off the trees, artichokes recently harvested, coffee bars with the friendliest service...While the Residence is probably best for people who rent cars for their holiday travel, Rafaele, the co-owner will help you enjoy the same wide-ranging visit by 0ublic transport. And I highly recommend the starlit walk up the hill from the nearby Aci Trezza bus stop.
The Residence's top-floor spa offers a view of the coastline from a hot tub built into an immaculate deck. The lowvprice for precious private hours in sauna and jacuzzi made the spa an affordable luxury. All and all, it's the kind of hotel one dreams of at a surprisingly low cost.
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