We were on the Carrani 6N Fantasia Siciliana Tour and after bussing it across Sicily this hotel was a very pleasant place to stop for 2 nights. Whilst here we had field trips to Taormina and Mt Etna which were relatively close by.
The hotel is one of a few hotels on the side of the hill with access via lifts and cable cars. Our room was well presented and clean and on the balcony we looked over the pool and had exceptional ocean views which was definitely the highlight for us.
The hotel restaurant had reasonable food and when we were there catered for a number of tours so keeping the food coming was well done. At night we had a few drinks by the pool listening to one of the barmen playing the piano and singing a few songs which was a pleasant way to spend some time with our Australian friends.
The negatives were that, other than the singing barman, the staff were cheerless with no welcoming smiles at all. Maybe it was the end of the season and they were all tired but a few smiles would have improved the atmosphere. Also surprisingly we had to pay for the Wi-Fi.More
- Free Wifi