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.
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|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.
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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.
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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
Big and Noisy Resort
This place is a massive resort-style hotel with swimming pools, shuttle to the beach, resort card to pay for extras, and a kids club program similar to Club Med. It was crowded with families with children (school holiday time) when I stayed and it got a bit noisy and rowdy at times. The evening program can go quite late (karaoke and other concerts) and is loud, so don't plan for an early night. Nice rooms (mine had a little balcony) and clean bathroom except for a dirty and chipped toilet seat. The shower sprayed a mist of alternating warm and cold water, but the pressure was good. The freestanding sink provided no bench space for toiletries. The buffet breakfast and dinner provided a good choice of local food with lots of eggplant, zucchini, potato, tomato and pasta dishes. The variety changed a little each night providing enough to choose different things. (Hint - get to the self-serve ice cream before the kids). Pay as you use wi-fi, the in-room safe (key from reception) that could be lifted out of the floor so I didn't bother, and the old fashioned golf ball sized solid brass room keyring with tassel didn't score any points with me. Supermarket within 5 mins walk but not much else nearby. Would recommend for families.More
TerryY43, Newcastle, Australia
Sicily "we took the canneloni"
Not only is Sicily renown for the godfather films and of course The lady herself MT Etna.it is an island of beauty history and culture.We decided to stay on the Taormina side of the island as we thought this was the best side for what we had planned.We stayed at the Caesar palace hotel in Giardini Naxos .The hotel in our opinion was in a good location although not on the beach it has an excellent free shuttle bus to a wonderful private beach with free sun loungers and umbrellas. The shuttle also goes in the evening so you can stroll along the promenade or take a drink.We stayed on an all inclusive basis with a good choice of food,a choice of where to dine ,and you could serve yourself with the wine etc,but we preferred a bottle on the table(when in Rome as they say).We had a wonderful room overlooking the pool with a massive balcony and we could just see the top of Mt Etna.There are two swimming pools ,smaller one for children and plenty of sunloungers.The excellent animation team are always about to make sure you have a good time if you have any children they are kept occupied, even on the beach and productions at night time in Italian but still very enjoyable.There was other entertainment on not to everyones choice but to have a drink and relax.As i said we like to go out and about ,so our first trip was on the local bus to Taormina bus stop right outside the hotel 3euros each return,you can get this ticket in the hotel.Taormina is a beautiful place to explore the ampitheatre 8euros entrance fee, or try the gardens witch are free and wonderful views of Mt Etna.Whilst you,re there take the next bus up for more spectacularviews to castlemolar 3euros each return.also try the cable car down to isolabella have a dink an chill on the beach(pebbly).3euros each each way but well worth it.We did book one trip with our tour operator to the Alcantara Gorge and Mt etna ,you will have to pay 5euros each to go down to the gorge but its amazing ,take your towel as you can wade into the gorge.It goes without saying the views on Mt etna are amazing you can pat extra to go right to the top but take a jacket can get cold.There's time for lunch up there but the hotel supplied an excellent packed lunch (order the day previous.We also wanted to go to mainland Italy so we got the local bus to the railway station (to far to walk)went to messina 8euros each return don't forget to validate your ticket ,two minute walk from the station to ferry port over to Reggio Calabria approx. 7euros each return had walk along lovely promenade for lunch at Pepys .returned to the hotel and back for 6 in time for G&t.Its also worth getting the train to Catania amazing Fish market and big market on Fridays.we also took a small boat trip from the private beach to the Grottos and Isolabella.15 euros for 2 hrs and a drink you get an discount with staying at the hotel.All in all we had a wonderful holiday well looked after by all the staff .And for the ladies there's an outlet shop with all designer bags. shoes and sports wear at reasonable prices(sorry guys.And one last thing please check that you will have to pay the 1.5 euro pppn hotel tax.We really did enjoy the cannelloni.More
123colin, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
I should start this review by saying that I'm basing my opinions in comparison to pervious trips to 4* Hotels in Europe and beyond. The pool is a good size and a very nice temperature, the gardens are pretty and the area clean. There are not always enough sun beds to cater for the demand and this seems worse at weekends when a lot of locals seem to descend on the hotel. It wasn't a big problem though. What was a problem however was the incredibly load music the young entertainment team insisted on blasting out at regular intervals during the day making it very uncomfortable to relax or read anywhere around the pool area. The rooms are quite spacious, we opted for a balcony room for an extra Â£80 which is not great value but had a welcome bottle of wine and fruit on arrival which is a nice touch. The room was clean apart from a lot of hair on the floor. All inclusive is necessary because of the remote location and this has been the biggest disappointment for us. Breakfast offers no fresh cut fruit and very limited cooked food. Some cereals are available but it mostly consists of cake and not particularly nice croissants. Lunch is most peoples favourite meal at the hotel. Pizza, pasta and salads are available everyday but the dishes aren't labelled and the staff unable to understand requests to inform ingredients. Dinner is repetitive to say the least, I ate the exact same pasta dish every night for a week. Desert consists of the same 3 or 4 cakes each evening and there is no obvious starter option other than salad. The bar staff are one of the most miserable bunch I've ever encountered with some of them conducting entire orders without a single word throughout. The wine is on draught and appalling, it appears to be carbonated and therefore gassy, not what you would expect in Italy and totally unacceptable. Bottled wine is available on request with meals but not from the bar. Location of the hotel is not ideal with little around the hotel to do. Bus to Toarmino is good value and worth a visit but Naxos is disappointing. Overall we are left feeling the whole experience could and should have been so much better. Many of the issues could be improved very easily with staff training and listening to feedback from customers but the management seem content to pay lip service only to them.More
Big and Brash
My wife and I did a 2-week tour of Italy âTop to toeâ with Travelsphere, it was a coach tour staying at 5 different hotels. This was our last hotel, and was the best of the lot, and we stayed here 3 nights. The room had a/c, a fridge, a hair dryer, and a TV. It also had a safe and wi-fi, but you had to pay for these. The hotel was enormous. It was very clean, and had a very nice swimming pool. Breakfast and evening meal were by buffet, and the food for both was fantastic. It was in a very dull area, virtually no shops, restaurants, or bars nearby, and the boring beach was a 30 minute walk away, or you could book on the hotel's infrequent shuttle bus. The hotel had a Foreighn Exchange - but offered only 105 Euros to the pound...I was getting 120 to the pound in the UK, and 116 in mainland Italy. The hotel had lots of facilities, beach towels, roof gardens, buses, etc, but none were advertised much so you had to find out for yourself - the hotel should idealy list all its facilities in a book in your room. The hotel was too big and impersonal for my liking, and there were always things going on eg weddings, meetings, and a big turnover of guests. It was a good base for seeing Mount Etna, and it was relaxing sitting round the swimming pool, but I think 3 days in this hotel was long enough.More
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