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Grand Hotel Faraglioni

Via Lungomare Dei Ciclopi ,115, 95026 Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Aci Castello
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Qawra, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Nice mid range hotel with very hospitable staff. Clean rooms though a bit old fashioned. Nicely located as it is sea front. Public parking no problem at all. Good breakfast and nice restaurants in the area. Would definitely recommend

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Santa Barbara
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33 reviews 33 reviews
32 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
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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Norwegian
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Norwegian
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived in Sicily at Catania Airport and this was our 1st hotel where we stayed for 2 nights. It is located just few km from Catania city and still away from all the traffic and crowd. Front line at Riviera dei Ciclopi. Great view and easy access to the beach platform in front and different water sports offered. The... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Amazing view of the world famous Faraglioni. Located on the main strip called Via Lungomare. They also have parking, but very hard to find. I checked in and was escorted to parking under the hotel. Rooms are average, but the lobby and cafe up front are fun for people watching, sunsets, etc..

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Moscow, Russia
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60 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed at this hotel just for one night. It had some pluses - near the sea, with sound of waves in the night even with closed windows. But the room needed a quick renovation - cupboard was with broken shutter, ceiling was dirty, bath had a broken shower, breakfast was poor. So you had to think about staying at... More 

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united kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

It was in a good position, just a 5 minute walk away from a lido with easy access to the beach. The beach along the coast is rocky with no sand, so it was worth paying 8 euros each at the lido for the day for easy access to the sea, loungers, umbrellas etc. We stayed in the hotel at... More 

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