The ivy-clad Hotel Caesar Palace has bagged a private stretch of Giardini Naxos’ sand-and-shingle beach. It’s 10 minutes away on the hotel’s free shuttle bus, which will also drop you in the centre of town. Back at base, it’s the pool that scores points. It’s big, and framed by loungers, palms and ferns. Rooms are also pretty spacious, and come with air-con in summer and satellite TVs. You’ve got the option of a balcony, too. As for dining, there’s a buffet restaurant, and the beach is lined with trattorias and bars.
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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
For kids up to 12 years, open mid-June to mid-September.
Open mid-June to mid-September.
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We have just returned from a weeks stay at the Caesar Palace Hotel. It is the second time we have stayed here and again had an excellent holiday. The hotel is spotlessly clean, cannot find fault with the rooms or facilities. The staff at the hotel are all very friendly and welcoming especially the staff in the bar area. The food was good and the restaurant was well organized and the waiters very attentive. We will definitely be returning next year.More
not las vegas
My wife & I have just returned from two weeks all inclusive at the Caesar Palace Hotel, and can safely say I would not be our first choice, if we went back to this area of Sicily with First Choice. I tend to read through reviews and but I can agree with the last two reviews. Hotel - upkeep and is in need of, main lift broke down on our last night so you had everybody that was leaving that Sunday morning trying to get down in the other 4 smaller lifts, also the cleaner's and porters had to use these lifts as well. Rooms - are clean and adequate, as to avoiding the rooms above the pool area, our room had a terrace and once the door was shut we heard no noise, even with two weddings on either weekend, the only noise was from the air con. Bar/Restaurant - the bar staff took along time to register our regular drinks, restaurant was nothing special for breakfast, lunch/dinner was always the same no real variety, staff although were helpful and maître d , Franco , after a couple of days recognised us and waved us through to tables that were away from the coach parties. Area - disappointed with Giardini Naxos area its self, dirty,crowded with about 3 tourist shops and 4 restaurants along main front. Trips - we took 3 trips , Mount Etna, Godfathers footsteps and Syracuse which were good value. All in all , if we return again we would try the Palermo areaMore
insignia9, Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Having recently returned from a week at Caesar Palace Hotel I can safely say we will never return, we were thoroughly disappointed. We visited for one week on an all inclusive basis. I will start with the positive aspects of this hotel. Firstly, it is spotlessly clean. The rooms, bathrooms, public areas and restaurant are all without complaint in terms of cleanliness. I even witnesses cleaners on their knees scrubbing the legs of tables. Secondly, the hotel is attractive to the eye. While the rooms themselves could use a little modernising they are fit for purpose. The pool area is beautiful. With regret this is the extent of my compliments. Location – The hotel is some distance away from the beach, shops, bars and restaurants (although there is a supermarket nearby). Neither my husband or I, both fit and healthy, object to walking however this particular walk is neither pleasant nor safe. You need to walk along very busy roads which are poorly maintained, have little or no lighting and only have occasional pavements; effectively you are walking along a busy high way. This is something most of us would never attempt in the UK and it is no safer abroad. The walk would not be possible for those less mobile (including my mother who visited separately) and so these people need to rely on the taxi or hotel shuttle bus. Shuttle Bus & Taxis – The shuttle bus is very regular during the day however finishes very early (19.15) so for those of us who prefer to go out or stay out a little (or lot) later you need to make other arrangements. You will also need to compete to get a place on it and we learned quickly that Italians (or Sicilians) have no regard for queues, who is first or basic manners. You can expect to be, literally, pushed out the way by adults and children alike so be prepared to forget your manners for the duration of the holiday, they get you nowhere in this part of Italy. The hotel reception will call you a taxi and there are no problems with this. The standard price to the beach/shops is €10 for two people although this increases if there are more passengers. The average wait time was around 20-30 minutes so call in advance if you have made time specific arrangements. Getting back to the hotel is much harder at night time. While there are taxis during the day this sleepy town seems to finish up early so if you want a taxi after, say, 21.00 you will need to wait a long time. The taxi rank (at the petrol station) is empty and despite every taxi driver passing us their card with telephone number we never managed to get an answer and so it was pot luck if we managed to get a taxi. For this reason again the less mobile may be reluctant to leave the hotel as you may not get back easily. Food and restaurant – I had to keep reminding myself to call this a restaurant and not a canteen because canteen is effectively what it is. The waiting staff are disinterested and not courteous. That said the same staff were there for our whole seven days at every meal so they are likely overworked and underpaid, either way don’t expect any Italian charm from them. If you are in a larger group the staff will accommodate you which is good, I have been to all inclusive before where no such effort was made. If you are a couple then you will be made to sit at a table for four with another couple, this is a bit awkward. We also had one incident in the canteen where we were made to sit at a dirty table (spillages etc) as the waiter did not want to get the other table dirty. The food is passable. There are generally two pastas, two meats and maybe a couple other things. There is a wide array of fruits and salads and occasional soup (which is lovely), there is also bread and rolls. The problem with the food is it is much the same and what frustrated me most is nothing, and I mean nothing, was labelled. This is a bit an issue for me as I am pregnant and so need to avoid certain things (swordfish, soft cheese etc) and so as I had no idea what many things were I couldn’t risk eating them. The kitchen staff and waiters don’t have a good enough grasp of English to help, all seafood is referred to as fish (that said I have no concept of Italian so this is my fault too). All the same food should be appropriately labelled especially as they serve things like pork and shellfish which generally people take care around. Once again in the restaurant you can expect to be pushed to the side by the locals, they will barge through, reach over your plate and rudely pick out the good ingredients and leave the rest (on one occasion as I queued for pasta the Italian lady in front proceeded to pick out every single muscle and left only pasta for everyone else). Bar – The issues with the bar are that they insist in serving everything in plastic glasses regardless if it is day or night. During the day this is understandable to avoid breakages at the pool but in the evening this is ridiculous. You can order a glass of wine or prosecco and you will be served it in a plastic tumbler. The bar area itself is a big foyer so in the evening you can sit in a big open foyer with a drink in a plastic tumbler. The area is devoid of any class or atmosphere, it’s more like a waiting room. The entertainment is poor. For the entire seven nights of our stay the same, elderly, gentlemen played the keyboard. He occasionally sang a song (an old one!). All in incredibly boring. Generally speaking this hotel may have the appearance of a 4 star hotel (with the exception of the bar and restaurant) however nothing else about it supports this. The staff are disinterested, even rude, the food is edible and nothing more, the entertainment is poor and you won’t be trusted with an actual glass (this isn’t to mention how unfriendly to the environment it is to continually use plastic). We were also hit with a mini bar bill while checking out. Something we had not been aware was chargeable, not generally being the case with all inclusive, it was only some water and some pepsi however as there was no price list in the room we assumed it was the same as most all inclusive and included. This was not the case. Quite staggering really seeing we could have got the same things from the bar and simply taken it to our room for free. Rip off. If you want wi-fi you will pay through the nose for it. I am thoroughly disappointed with First Choice following our experience at this hotel and will be more careful when considering them/Thompsons next year.More
453lauraa453, Motherwell, United Kingdom
Only OK stay at Caesar Palace
Just returned from a week's all inclusive at the Caesar's Palace. Room and Pool - room was a nice size, clean and well maintained. We had a balcony - this looked over the pool which did make it a bit noisier. Only issue we had was with warm water, if we showered after 6pm it was often cold. Pool and area around it was also clean. We had no problem getting sunbeds any day, but did have to play musical chairs in order to stay in the sun. Unfortunately what could have been a relaxing atmosphere was ruined by music being played and often sung along to through the mic by the animation team. This might have been enjoyed by the kids but I didn't want to hear Gangnam style and Katie Perry on repeat. Over lunch there was no music so we made sure to enjoy this time. Food - adequate although a little unvaried - 3 types of tomato pasta gets a little boring on a daily basis. We wouldn't have wanted to eat in the hotel for longer than a week. Nice to be at end part of the restaurant with the rest of the all inclusive guests as this removed us from the cattle market section of the restaurant that was full of running and screaming Italian kids. Dinner and Lunch were very similar and always lacked food labels - we began to joke about mystery meat night. Breakfast was typical with cereals, meats and cheeses, and pastries - perfectly fine (probably the best meal) but staff we slow to turn tables around which meant often eating at a dirty table. Drinks menu was a little limited - needed cocktails in the evening and drinks to be served in glasses rather than plastic cups. Area - area around hotel was a little unsavoury but we did not really venture out. There were a couple of supermarkets close by. And the beach and town were a 20-25 min walk away/short shuttle bus run by hotel. Trips - Etna by Sunset was a highlight of the holiday. Was very cold up the top (6 degrees) but well worth it and had a nice meal at a local restaurant. Overall Experience - Hotel could do with some general polishing up to truly be a 4* hotel. Felt we got inferior treatment from the staff as we were not Italian. One man and his keyboard does not constitute quality evening entertainment, one night a folk trio performed at the hotel and were fabulous - more of this would have been appreciated.More
emmafee, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Good for families
The hotel is very big. The pool is not so big og it can be very crowded. It is difficult to swim or rest beside the pool. Middle of day is music and entertainment so you can get disturbed if you want to read or rest. The best rooms are in back side where you can not hear the noise. It is 20 minutes walking to senter and beach. There is shuttle to beach but there are many people that wait for it and limited place. Better to walk. The walls are very ting so you can hear noises from shower or people who walks in the corridores. There are plenty of food for lunch and dinner. But almost very similar food every day. Same for breakfast.More
Fershtet, Oslo, Norway
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