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Jolly Hotel Messina

4.0 of 5
Via Garibaldi 126, 98100 Messina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 24 Hotels in Messina
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

hotel locate in the centre of Messina,few minutes walking from harbour and railway station/ Isolation is excellent,from window beatiful view over Messina bay and Italy coast/ Breakfast is wonderful/ Hotel needs reconstruction

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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

When we arrived, we were informed that the air conditioning was broken. They were decent enough to let us cancel without penalty, but we would have been better to email us ahead of time with an alert.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Had to share this review with you all, we had an unforgetable experience. the hotel looked amazing from the on-line website but we had a shock when we arrived there. The front of the hotel is desprate need of a refurbishment and the interior is hidious...! The rooms are asking for help and not to mention that the sheets were... More 

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Zoersel, Belgium
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

good points: * the location for me, but for other people may be not; however, not too far from the city center and the harbour and the station. * you can ask (and receive) rooms with view over the sea, the boats... very nice; the rooms are big enough and the beds are ok. The isolation is excellent. * really... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

The Murano chandelier in the entrance hall is a real beauty and so are the little touches of other Murano glass in the rooms. This is not a pretentious hotel but it has the best to offer, an amazing feeling of space and a view on the strait which can't be beaten. It was such a pleasure to see the... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2010

...in every way. You are welcomes to a dated hotel that is ridden with fruit flies, a musty odor, stale cigarette smoke, inadequate light, painfully tiny elevators, old and oddly stained rooms, and the list goes on. I'd rate this hotel 2-star at the verrrry best. I am not a hotel snob but a value shopper. I found home-run quality... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2010

right on the seafront, now where the large cruise ships dock, the hotel has some 150 rooms, but only 6 keys were not hanging in reception. breakfast was laid for 4 tables nothing at all wrong with the service, but it was odd being so empty. good little pizza pasta restaurant next door. trams run right past the front of... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2009

We arrived, but never unpacked our bags. Changed our plans and drove back to Palermo/Monreale to the Genoardo (where we had previously been for 5 wonderful nights). The Jolly charged us for one night only. Our original reservation was for 3 nights. The Jolly was dingy and smelled like dirt. As far as the view from the hotel, we saw... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

15/20 minutes walk from the coach/bus/train stations - directly alongside the port/harbour - water taxis/small ferries and cruiseships. Busy roads on both sides of the hotel with tram line. We had a room facing the harbour, and it was very pleasant watching all the activity, including locals fishing. Hotel staff were friendly enough, but did not speak English and wanted... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2008

jomcvite your review sums the place up nicely,. mainly due to the fact i was staying thier with you. The worst hotel in Italy, Sicily, and second worst in Europe ive come across. I enjoy the italian hospitality far more than the french so when that guy on the front desk was the first italian interaction we got since a... More 

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