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Sant Alphio Garden Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5
Marina di Recanati, 98030 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #20 of 38 Hotels in Giardini Naxos
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The rooms are a little tired and need some updating. They orovide with the munimum and everything you migh get else where is an add on. They charge 5 euro per devise per day to use the internet. They charge 8 euro/ day to use the indoor pool and 2 euro per towel. They give you 2 little packets of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

I was there with my friend in August 2014. Room was clean and big enough with the balcony and view to the garden. Hotel is very well situated (5 min from the beach)and staff was very helpfull and nice. There is nothing I could complain (except we had to pay for the wifi in the room and for the sunbeds... More 

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Ramat HaSharon, Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

nice hotel for groups far away from main cities - however if you rent a car so it is a nice area and close to Taormina and giardini Naxos beach - there is a beautiful view to Etna mountain from hotel rooms breakfast and dinner are average – the hotel is very clean also a nice swimming pool there is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Arrived off-season for a one-night "treat". Receptionist welcomed us (not) by stating "I don't know this hotels.com" and spending 10 minutes looking at our booking confirmation before apparently indulging us by giving us a temporary room while she actually looked on her system to find our booking! We received no welcome, no explanation of breakfast/dinner/spa arrangements. At dinner we ordered... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for four nights on a tour. Staff were friendly & pleasant as you would expect of any hotel and spoke good English at the reception desk. Pool and surrounding gardens were also quiet good. Our room was tired and cheaply furnished, NO mini-bar stock, NO bath, air-con didn't work during daytime (petty penny pinching)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

I've actually stayed here twice. It basically is what it is, the rooms are very antiquated and bare minimum. The grounds are very nice and the staff is very helpful. The owner is always around and very nice. The pool area is very nice especially since they charge you for the beach use it does not come with your room....there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We stayed here on a Riviera trip, and found the room and general facilities excellent. The staff were helpful and room large and recently refurbished, although others on the Riviera tour had rooms not yet refurbished. The pool area was clean and pleasant. Negative aspect was the food which was bland and uninteresting. Some was virtually inedible and we ended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Positives We stayed here for 12 nights on a Dinner Bed & Breakfast basis. We could not fault the evening meals, the breakfast lacked a full English option considering how many English people were staying there, but we were in Sicily and not the UK!! The waiters particularly Andreas and Benedetto were really friendly and helpful and really tried... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed at the start of September for the second part of our excellent week-long tour with Riviera, For a four star hotel though this place could and should do a lot better. It looks great, a good location and nice gardens surrounding the pool. My big gripe however was being asked to pay for wifi. It didn't even work... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A pleasant and well maintained Hotel with good facilities. Rooms are spacious and clean,but beds are very HARD. Meals: breakfast was prompt and satisfactory. Evening dinner was lengthy while well dressed waiters tried to cope with 200 travelers from four different Tour Companies. Quality of meal was appalling; over-cooked and tasteless.

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