This hotel has a super-sized pool, along with a prime position near Mount Etna.
This pretty, ivy-clad hotel has a peaceful setting on the edge of town. The roof terrace offers up some great views of nearby Mount Etna, and you might even catch a glimpse from your room.
The hotel has its own stretch of sand on Giardini Naxos’s sand-and-shingle beach. It’s about a 20-minute walk away, so the hotel runs a free shuttle bus.
Based on 349 reviews
- Official Rating
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
Facilities ► View all
With sunbeds, parasols and seating areas around the poolside edge.
Hotel-run kids' club Jun - Sep
For kids up to 12 years, open mid-June to mid-September.
Open mid-June to mid-September.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
Good time in Sicily . Right choice made .
Had a very good time at Hotel Caesars Palace . Good flight from Manchester . the route from the airport was good but not much to enjoy until you got closer to Giardini Naxos . Food was very good . Room comfy and acceptable . hotel is medium sized , clean with helpful staff . Mostly Italian Family's all welcoming . Piano Man was what you come to expect from all inclusive hotels . He was fun and friendly enough . Met with nice people from different parts of the uk and beyond. Special mention to Paulo & Fillipo & Caterina behind the bar . Mt Etna was active and amazing . You need to go on this trip if your only doing one . 92 euro is a lot. Taormina for he evening is both special and stunning . Its not cheap , its stunning ,...More
guzzle-guts, united kingdom
We are going to really miss those lunches!
This is an excellent hotel. We stayed for two weeks, all inclusive, and were delighted with the accommodation. The main pool is huge and, as you would expect, cleaned every night. The food is excellent and we enjoyed a variety of Italian regional dishes throughout our stay. The drinks were all of good quality. All staff were always keen to help, but special thanks to Paulo, Franco, Filippo, Pietro, Angelo and Rosario for their attentive service. The hotel cannot change the fact that the beach is a couple of km away, but, in my opinion, they make every effort to overcome it with a regular shuttle bus service. We never had to wait more than 10 minutes when we chose to go to and from the beach, and they had staff at the beach during the day to help if you needed it. If it got really busy they even used two extra minibuses to speed things up. Other reviewers have mentioned the local bus service and its really easy to travel to Taormina, which has lots to offer and explore. From there you can also catch a bus up to Castelmola, which is a hidden gem, or a cable car down to Isola Bella. There are so many stunning views to enjoy. On several occasions we caught the buses around 9 in the morning, headed to Taormina, explored somewhere and then caught the bus back in time for the excellent lunches which were offered. Mount Etna is always in the background and it was erupting whilst we were there. Apparently it is quite normal, but to see the lava running down the volcano at night was quite amazing, and you could hear and see it really clearly from the hotel. We decided to take the Thomson arranged trip to the summit. At 92 euros each it might seem expensive, but the trip involves a coach trip to 1900m, a cable car to approx. 2500m, a 4x4 unimog to 2900m, and then a guide to take you further on foot. What an experience! Other guests we spoke to had very positive opinions about other trips they had been on. The majority of the guests were Italian, but there were quite a few Brits, along with Belgians and a wide range of other European nationalities. We prefer to stay in places with a mix of people, everyone seemed to get on really well and there was always a good atmosphere. All in all, we had a fabulous holiday and it was great value for money too. Thank you Hotel Caesar Palace!More
Walters_10, Leeds, United Kingdom
I've just got back today and I had to write this...
Just got back from a two week all inclusive booked with Thomson. We were a little hesitant about booking as some of the reivews were a bit negative. In our opinion nothing could be further from the truth - we've had a fantastic experience.. First let's be clear. The location is edge of town in a mixed residential area with some shops nearby on the main road out of town. It is in no way semi-industrail so don't be put off. In fact the out of centre location means it is quiet at night once the entertainment finishes. We enjoyed the painist enormously and it was wonderful to watch couples doing the chacha rumba and alike. (The pianist even researched a song he didn't know and played it for me the next night - ask for Lullaby of Birdland by George Shearing). Out of the hotel we enjoyed wandering around a part of town not dedicated to tourism but had normal supermarkets and shops. Secondly some have been unimpressed by the food - my family totally disagrees. If you want chips and chicken nuggets you'll be disappointed. If you want succulent meat and fish dishes, excellent pastas with genuinely good salads then you'll be fine. Desserts are a bit limited but there's plenty of fruit and gorgeous ice cream of numerous flavours. I tucked into tuna steaks, paella, seafood risotto, seafood linguni, and the occasional steak or gammon. Pizza at lunchtime was excellent too (served freshly made in the outside restaurant). Don't be afraid to ask for one big one to share amongst the family or families - we've made some new friends through the kids playing together in the pool. In the evening the big restaurant can be very noisy especially at the weekend. The smaller restaurant is quieter and had a calmer feel as a result with no queues for food and attentive staff for wine orders etc. The wine in bottles rather than on tap is better- just ask the waiters and there are plenty in the all inclusive deal to choose from. Now on to the service. All excellent from our experience. I don't expect all staff to be multilingual but enough are good at English and they will be very supportive if you try a few a bit of Italian. Swimming pool - big, cleaned every night and never too crowded. You can always get a sunbed. Entertainment - for adults it's the pianist around the pool. For children its the kids/teen club shows after dark. Some might be disappointed there are not more shows for adults but it's not that sort of place which suited us fine. Shuttle bus service to beach is good but the beach is a bit disappointing. We found some smaller patches of public beach which were informal and not regimented with rows of loungers.Plus these nicer bits are only 10/15 minute walk. Good places to visit nearby like Taormina (by local bus from outside the hotel) and you've got to visit Etna which is erupting and can be seen froom the 3rd and 4th floor balcony. Also it was good to be in a hotel with so many different nationalities and reassuring to see so mnay Italians visiting too. Now an 'even better if'. The fourth floor where we watched the volcano would make a great planetarium so how aboout a few loungers? All in all the best inclusive we have stayed in and outstanding value for money so book in confidence and enjoy the wait for a relaxing holiday in a great hotel.More
Mark A, Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Absolutely wonderful holiday
This was our first time in Sicily and most certainly won't be our last! The hotel was one of the best all inclusive places we have stayed in. Food. We dined in the smaller of the two restaurants available most nights and we're never disappointed , in fact we never had a bad meal. There were pastas salads meats vegetables and the best gelato ever . Breakfast lunch and dinner were all yummy ! Drinks no spirits til after 6pm but that was ok all top brands and beer good. Staff everyone went out of their way to help us they were all really friendly . Rooms we had a family room and it was plenty big enough for us with ample storage and a balcony. Bathroom was big too. All in all we had a lovely holiday really relaxing the pool was big and great to cool off in. We loved the vibe round the pool. Quite a lot of Italians stay here which in our view says quite a lot about an Italian hotel. Wi-fi was ok we bought it for the week it cost 15 euros or it was 7 euros per day . Can't wait to return we will definitely be back.More
Maria A, Amersham, United Kingdom
let me start by saying that this one of the best hotels we ever stayed in. we stayed for 4 nights on half board basis. breakfast was grand with everything you can imagine. dinner was grander! food was different everyday, serving from fish to pizza. dessert was mouthwatering, our favourite were the cannoli siciliani. our room had a view of a very pretty garden, preferred it to the pool area as it could be noisy. our room had an electric kettle, hardryer and fridge... the pool was magnificent, lovely place! receptionist were very helpful, they printed out bus schedules for catania for us although the main station was about 10 mins walk. bus for taormina however was just outisde the hotel, very efficient for taking the bus up to toarmina at night, enjoying the magic in the air. also the hotel has a shuttle to a part of the giardini naxos beach which it owns. was very comfortable. we would return to this hotel in a heartbeat and would recomment it everyone.More
Wendy D, Malta
Things To Do View all »
People who looked at this hotel also viewed...
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
All prices shown are updated once every morning and therefore could change at any time during the day. All prices shown are per person and are based on 2 adults sharing unless otherwise stated. When selecting an offer you will be asked to enter in the number of adults and children travelling, the applicable price will then be displayed based on your chosen party size.
Online savings - Refers to an online discount of 10% on August and 9% on September & October on holidays and applies to the basic adult cost before supplements. Available on package holidays booked online departing between 1st May 2014 and 31st October 2014 Online discount only applies to package holidays booked on firstchoice.co.uk and does not apply to flight only, accommodation only and tailor made flight+hotel bookings. Online discount is not combinable with free Child Places.
Free child places - Free kids offer applies to new bookings only, on selected summer 2014 holidays, subject to limited availability. Only 1 free kids place is available in each selected hotel room or selected apartment type or villa with 2 full paying adults. Other children must pay the full brochure price. Available on First Choice holidays only. Free child places may not be combinable with other discounts.