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Arathena Rocks Hotel

Via Calcide Eubea 55, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
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Coleford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This hotel is in an excellent, quiet sea front area of Ghiadani Naxos in an historic part of Sicily dominated by the smoking volcano Mount Etna, with superb views of the hill top towns of Taormina and Castelmona. There is no beach here but a very large swimming pool and easy access to the sea. The hotel is very traditional... More 

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St Helens Merseyside
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We stayed for one week in late August 2015. The hotel was at the end of a side street about ten mins walk to the beach. The furnishings were very traditional and lovely. We tried to book a room with a sea view but were told there were none available, even though we were happy to pay for the upgrade.... More 

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Herefordshire
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

I loved this hotel. The location was out of Giardini Naxos and at the end of a no through road, so no passing traffic, although it was only a 10 min walk to get to the start of the town. So, why haven't I given this 5 stars. Mainly for two reasons. 1. We booked a room with a balcony,... More 

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S Cumbria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

If the accommodation was as good as the staff it would be a 5* hotel but unfortunately that was not the case, 20 years ago the hotel would be a good 4 star hotel but the facilities were generally in need of an upgrade, in 2015 you would have thought having a shower would be relatively simple but not here... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Just got back from a weeks stay. 3 adults in 2 rooms via Simply Travel. Parts of the hotel could do with some TLC. Staff are very good. Food fine, but predictable. Wine prices OK. Air con in one of the rooms was poor & the shower kept changing temperature. Enjoyed our stay but probably wouldn't stay in Giardini Naxos... More 

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Hockley Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a brilliant week in this lovely Hotel, the room was great, we were lucky to have a marvelous view, the staff were all so good at what they do,the reception, dinning, maids, pool all made our holiday perfect, we had a gala night in August, so much work went into it, live music, good food. thank you all.... More 

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Etten-Leur, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A perfect family hotel where the personnel shows great empathy for its guests. The servants in the restaurants had a personalized approach towards their guests; they were able to get good contact with all age categories, from young to geriatric people. They showed a lot of enthousiasm and brought a lot of humor in their work.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We are experienced travellers who have stayed in numerous hotels, on holidays and for business, over a period of many years. As a result we have developed a reasonable ability to be able to discriminate between good and bad. The Arathena Rocks Hotel sits at the top of the first category. The staff are the principal reason why the hotel... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed for a week in early July 2015. The hotel is about 37 miles from Catania airport and situated right on the rocks with direct access to the sea. There is also a salt water swimming pool. The snorkelling is superb - very clear water with an abundance of fish and the rocks make for caves, overhangs, pits etc.... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

One week stay . Very good service and nice staff. Room cleaned every day. Beautiful view . End of a very quite street so no disturbing traffic noise. Very nice salt water pool. Reccomend room with sea veiw. Close to bus stop , only 3 mins to walk from hotel. Bus goes to Taormina ++ You should visit Taormina and... More 

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