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Guest House Residence

Via Reitano Spadafora 1, 98124 Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 25 hotels in Messina
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014
carmelinda7 Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I spent a month in Messina for a study abroad elective and my school set me up with the Guest House. This place was up to par with the American standards I am used to back home, but "Italian enough" to remind me that I wasn't in the US. Antonio, the owner, and his family are wonderful people and gave... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Our stay was pleasant. The Rooms and bathroom were clean. It was a Reasonable price. Free wifi. Good breakfast. Not very close to main town (we did walk once and the tram stop isn't far but not sure how you get a ticket because you can't on the tram). The rooms were noisy but otherwise the staff tried to make... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The Guest House was a comfortable place to stay in a city that is not a tourist magnet. It is good value, reasonably basic and accessible by the Tram that runs from the station. There are few shops and restaurants around so you will need to walk around for dinner, although there are some bars close by.

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Sacramento, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Ending our tour of Sicily we needed a place to stay in Messina before heading to the mainland. Once again, thanks to Trip Advisor, we found the Guest House. Street parking was plentiful and our reception warm and welcoming. As others have said, the rooms are modern and fairly spacious. All was very clean (bathroom included!). The room overlooked the... More

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Saint-Paul de Vence
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

After a non-stop 1300 km drive what a relief to arrive at the Guest House Residence and be warmly welcomed: no hassle with paperwork, no need to carry the bags to the room, good advice where to park the car safely, all was great from the first minute. Later on, we appreciated the time spent to describe Messina landmarks, to... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The room was perfect: beautiful modern design, very clean, a real value for money! And the hosts were ever so friendly and more helpful than I would have ever expected. I am very grateful for the help they offered for me. I very much hope to come back one day. I wish the owners of Guest House Residence the very... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

We stayed here in April and loved it. The owner was very friendly and looked after us by helping with parking, giving us suggestions on where to eat and what to see and generally making sure we had whatever we needed. The room was clean and spacious and had a modern look. We were asked what we wanted for breakfast... More

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Grouw, The Netherlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We reserved a hotel in the centre of Messina, a short walk from all special things, with the possibility of an own parkingplace. The hotel is new, the work for 2 brothers, and hostitallity was number 1 here. For every question they had an answer. The best answer was that on the question where we zould have a nice dinner.... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

The harsh furnishings make for a very echoed sounds so hard to get a good nights rest with sounds of autostrade near and people coming and going v early/late. Otherwise a very modern and nice hotel would fool you from the outside. Earplugs recommended but best for ferry and good value.

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Lebanon, New Hampshire
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We are so glad that we used tripadvisor's reviews to book this hotel. The room and service were impeccable. It was especially appreciated after a long overnight flight from Boston to Rome, Rome to Catania, then bus to Messina. We wanted to be close to Messina's harbor to catch our cruise the following day. After a refreshing night's rest, a... More

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Address: Via Reitano Spadafora 1, 98124 Messina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Messina
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