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Grand Hotel Faraglioni

Via Lungomare Dei Ciclopi ,115, 95026 Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Aci Castello
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Mtarfa, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely spot for relaxation. Great staff, whether at reception (to promptly attend to every need from transport to a little hitch with a shower head), or the cleaning lady who, without even being asked to obligingly observed our habits to have our room done at a convenient time, or the lifeguard at the private sunlounger deck who was always... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The hotel is situated in a great spot. The views are magnificent, huge choice of places to dine out! Nice place to stay a night or two. We staid with a little toddler. The cot bed was set for us. The room was clean and tidy in an old Italian style. The continental breakfast was fulfilling. The downsize of that... More 

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Sale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I started getting a little apprehensive about this hotel with all the reviews but we had nothing to worry about. The location is excellent for sure (not that Aci Trezza is exactly massive but it is the views that win for location) and we found that just about everything else with the hotel was very good. We did 'upgrade' to... More 

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Woodstock, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We checked in here after being unhappy at in Acireale. We'd seen Aci Trezza on a day trip and decided we'd be happier there. This hotel is right on the water, and an easy walk to just about everything there is to do in town. Right next door is a cafe (Siciliana del Casa Mar) with desserts, a bar, light... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Dirty, clumps of dirt and dust everywhere. No blankets on bed, single bed sheet placed sideways on double bed. Asked for blanket at reception and was given one scruffy blanket to make my own bed. No heating that worked in our two rooms, needed to put our overcoats on beds to keep warm during the night. No toilet paper in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We had a standard ocean view room that was typically furnished and very clean. Two small balconies looked right out onto the ocean, lido and rocks; not really big enough or open enough to sit and enjoy the view, though. The toiletries were very basic. The breakfast buffet was good and also had a view to the ocean, though the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I praised this hotel last october but made some sharp remarks on the quality of the breakfast. I was here with clients touring together and they liked all of it - friendly staff, nice spacey rooms, divine view and a town with nice ambience. The breakfast had a very nice choice and offered the good bread so necessary when in... More 

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The view from our window was exceptional, and at night we fell asleep to the sound of water lapping against the beach rocks. Unfortunately to leave your room is to lose the tranquility. Except for one young lady who was kind and helpful, the staff was rude. With an obvious disgusted look, getting up from a back room and coming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Having had groups in several hotels in the Acireale area during several years my conclusion is that the hotels are not up to expectation. It is either sourly staff, complete lack of organization, lots of equipment broken or noise. FInally I was coming to Faraglioni with more than 40 persons and it was just delightful. The staff in both reception... More 

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