November 26 2011
"Superb location, very comfortable and great staff!"
Even the wet and cloudy early November weather couldn't spoil our stay here. We were made to feel special by the staff from the moment we stepped through the door and they were unfailingly cheerful and helpful throughout our 5-day stay. Special mention for Charlie and Katherine, but that is only because they were on duty for most of our stay! None of the staff could be faulted at all. We were given great advice on restaurants, transport options etc. and nothing was too much trouble for them.
Our room was very comfortable with a large, covered (useful in the weather!) balcony and views over Etna and the Med. the buffet breakfast interesting and varied, and the restaurant staff cheerful and attentive. We enjoyed our picturesque walks down the steps from the church, following the path used by worshippers from a bygone age, to the centre of town which takes about 15mins, but called for the very reliable hotel mini-bus service for the return journey!
Sadly the weather precluded a trip up Mt Etna and in fact, we only saw it for about 2 hours early one morning, but can't think of a better excuse to return here!
Reviewed on TripAdvicor 26 November 2011
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