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Arathena Rocks Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Calcide Eubea 55, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is a hotel with an enviable location, situated as it is at the end of a quiet, private road next to lava-formed rocks and the sea. Its antiquated Sicilian-style decor and furniture downstairs in the lounge and reception areas adds charm, and the sunny breakfast room has a great view across the sea. The bedroom, which had noisy and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Have not been to The Arathena since the birth of our grandchildren. Just booked to return in June 2014. It will be like visiting family can't wait. Looking forward to a complete holiday of pampering in a lovely part of the world.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We are back home in the United States and we feel satisfied with our experience in Giardini. The hotel Arathena is magnificent, located in a very picturesque part of Naxos. It is beautiful. We called it "un angolo di paradiso" and paradise it is. It is where nature, Etna's lava rocks, meet the ocean and where, in times past, the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed here for one week in the beginning of July and stayed in one of the two suites they have. The room was huge, furnitured and decorated with interesting bits and pieces, all a little dated, but quite sympathetic really. The balcony was also very spacious and sunny, it could have even fitted a couple of loungers on it.... More

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Address: Via Calcide Eubea 55, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Giardini Naxos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arathena Rocks Hotel 4*
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