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“A HIDDEN GEM on the Acireale coastline!”

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Hotel Santa Tecla Palace
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Santa Tecla
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We were amazed by the breath-taking sea view from our room (429) that we could enjoy every second of our stay there. Imagine your morning stretching or chilling evening with a glass of Nerro d'Avola wine on a terrace overlooking the swimming pool as well as the sea.

The infinity pool filled with sea water was a perfect place to relax after a trip around island (Ortigia, Noto, Ragusa Ibla, Modica <3).

The room was large with a very comfortable king size bed, a spacious closet/wardrobe, a TV air conditioning and a spacious bathroom with a shower. The breakfast was delicious but we missed more vegetables (next time - cherry tomatoes, please :)).

I have to admit that some people were not so friendly. I was annoyed by lack of free iron, welcome water and a behavior of one person from the reception.

However, a big "THANKS" to Chiara, Saro and Giuseppe who made our stay special!
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE!!!

Room Tip: Take the highest room with the sea view.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The breath-taking sea views: from the rooms (with a stunning sunrise), from the hall, from the terraces, the 2 restaurants, the pool....
The infinity pool filled with sea water
The undisturbed peace and quiet of the sun-bed lounging area 1 step from the rocks
The private access to the sea
The possibility to have a true Thai massage by an exquisite, professional masseuse in a cool room built out of lava rock, right on the sea

In terms of facilities, this hotel is a true hidden gem on the Acireale coastline - the staff is attentive (some even remembered us from last year), they go out of their way to cater to simple small things you might desire.

The restaurant "La Rada" has a limited menu which changes every evening - this guarantees fresh fish and gives breadth to the chef's creativity. The maitre deserves special mention, as he was very attentive.

The rooms are clean, with a soothing sober design; the beds are potentially hard for some travellers, but truth be told I've only been experiencing hard orthopedic mattresses during my entire 15 day trip around the island...eventually you do start feeling the benefits.

Parking is ample and easy (not something to underestimate here!).

All in all, we came here last year and will continue to return in the future. I picked this hotel to start off a sicilian experience trip with my partner and friends, and it was a great start!

Room Tip: Seaside rooms are worth the extra
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank FN569
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I love this hotel as it has the best location and service but is not ultra expensive! Absolutely must : have lunch and /or dinner in the outside restaurant, Osteria Antonio and follow suggestions of your waiter Orazio, you will never be disappointed! Most delicious food and friendly 5 stars service! Lifeguard service on the beach is amazing, they are there for any possible problem and solve it! Try the thai masseurs , she is outstanding! I went back for 3 years and never got disappointed!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

We were mesmerized with the charming and splendid view of the sea when we checked into our very spacious room that has a nice patio overlooking the swimming pool as well as the sea.

Service was excellent and staff gave us everything we needed. Bathroom was spacious and had a jacuzzi in it!

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and we were definitely choose to stay here again when we visit Sicily, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO EVERYONE!!!

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I stayed here recently and was with a group of business associates. It is a lovely location overlooking the sea, but it is not walkable to anything. Although this massive hotel is painted bright purple, the view is spectacular and the outdoor areas are spacious (and the pool is large, although in the middle of everything). I was fortunate enough to have a decent-sized room with a balcony with a sea view. (Some of my colleagues were not....and it seems all rooms are not created equal here). If you are there on vacation, you won't mind that the wifi signal is only good in the lobby area -- and most often did not work in my room. (Others who I was traveling with had the same complaint). This was very frustrating, as I needed to work. Also, my room was very warm. I think there was a temperature problem. I mentioned it to the front desk and they said it needed to be fixed from "up front" but nothing worked. So, I just kept my sliding doors open while I was in the room. But the sliding doors don't have screens on them (normal for Europe), so I did not feel comfortable keeping them open all night long. The food is good here, although I was charged a different price every day at the bar when I purchased a bottle of water for my room. Kind of strange. Very cute gift shop, too.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled on business
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Thank Marla C
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Additional Information about Hotel Santa Tecla Palace

Address: Via Balestrate 100, 95024 Santa Tecla, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Acireale > Santa Tecla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Santa Tecla
Price Range: ₹ 8,455 - ₹ 9,821 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Santa Tecla Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 182
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Santa Tecla Palace is nestled on the cliffs of the Sicilian volcanic coastline, overlooking the azure waters of the Ionian Sea, between Catania and Taormina surrounded by the Natural Reserve of Timpa di Acireale (CT). It's convenient location makes it easy to venture out into the countryside of the island and discover all of its nature and history. Visiting mount Etna is one of the musts since it is only 30min drive from the hotel. ... more   less 
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