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Arathena Rocks Hotel

Via Calcide Eubea 55, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Arlington Heights IL
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126 reviews 126 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is quite nice. It has both a pool and unsupervised swimming in the sea. The public areas are decorated with antiques gathered from all over Sicily. Some rooms have balconies overlooking the sea. Our room was windowless but reasonably spacious. They serve a nice breakfast buffet and have a bar open during the day. The grounds are nicely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

... Is key and the hotel has one of the best! Yes you will have to walk a kilometer to go to the center of the city but on the other hand you have 5 steps to jump from the hotel to the sea (direct access). Rooms are good and big enough. Overall the clients seems to be retired people... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

When looking for hotels in Giardini Naxos it was quite hard to find many appealing hotels as most in the town where quite small and didn't have a pool. We found the Arathena Rocks Hotel just out of the town. The rooms where massive in comparison to other hotels that I looked at and the pool was brilliant. After reading... More 

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Dublin
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights in August. We were a bit worried about distance from centre but we were delighted with location. We enjoyed the pool and the walk into town was always pleasant - even at lunchtime. There are plenty of restaurants close by if one doesn't feel like the 20 minute stroll. We chose this hotel because... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

I visited the hotel with my girlfriend in July 2014 which was said to be peak season. Even so the hotel never felt crowded with its spacious public areas. We had a seaside room with a balcony overlooking the salt swimming pool and lava rock seashore. It was a very soothing sight and the breeze from the sea gave some... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I cannot praise this hotel enough. The staff are all efficient and very helpful, checking in and out was a breeze. Our room was immaculately clean , with linens and towels changed daily. The room was huge, with a lovely balcony overlooking the sea with table and chairs. Certainly worth the small surcharge for sea view ! It is an... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 4 days at the start of June. It is beautiful and very quirky. The pool is by far its highlight as it backs onto the lava rocks. We snorkelled off the rocks several mornings. We were delighted we stayed here instead of in Taormina itself as we got the best of both sea and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. The room was great, overlooking the lovely salt-water pool and rocks and sea beyond. This is out of the main Giardini Naxos seafront and we were glad of that, because GN itself was a bit run-down and the poor relation to Taormina up on the hillside. Good points - very helpful reception... More 

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Moscow, Idaho
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights and had big rooms with a wonderful view of the ocean. The staff was helpful and friendly. The food at the restaurant was very good. The bedsheets were starched or new and stiff as paper, but softened up after a night of use. The only thing I missed was wifi in the room, it... More 

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Milltown, N.J.
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our second hotel was in Giardini Naxos at the base of Taormina. It was Arathena Rocks. The hotel has two great views, one of the sea in front of the hotel & the second to the left of Taormina & Castelmola above it. The rooms were clean and spacious with a balcony outside. It is decorated with lots of antiques... More 

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