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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Tysandros, 52, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #24 of 39 hotels in Giardini Naxos
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel came as a surprise because our hotel in Taormina kicked us out because of previous reservations. We decided to go down the hill and give it a try. The town is nothing to write home about but the hotel was beautiful, great breakfast, great staff and the best gelato out the door and to the left.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Lovely hotel, with charming rooms and interesting interior. Staff was helpful and friendly. Good connection to Catania (its about 45km) and Taormina. Breakfast was poor and monotonous, but with beautiful view from dining terrace. Small bathroom...

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Hertfordshire
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53 hotel reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This hotel was chosen by our tour company. It is different from most in that the furniture is old & quirky though not quite antique. The reception rooms are nice & the attractive breakfast room on the top floor has wonderful views. Breakfast itself was mediocre with the same things on offer each day & never enough fruit salad. Our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Our room was in front of the sea but because of bad isolation, we had terrible nights. We took 2 nights and the room wasn't cleaned the one day we had. Espresso coffee is not included in the breakfast, you have to pay extra for that. Finally, we were kindly advise to use the parking lot of the hotel even... More

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Denmark
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9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

La Riva was a last second choice, because the alternative accommodation reserved from home turned out to be too sedated. We found the hotel in our Lonely Planet guide, showed up in the reception and were lucky enough to get two adjoining double rooms with shared bath on the top floor for our family of four at a reasonable price.... More

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Poor breakfast is the only objection, and fact that every morning we have a same food for breakfast, but and this is ok when you have an amazing view to the see and bay from your restourant. :) Everything else is so good.

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London
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23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This is a good little hotel on a rather noisy seafront, with lovely rooms furnished with old-style, dark-wood furniture - a nice change from the usual cheap rubbish you get in budget hotels. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the common areas are uniquely decorated, showing real care and attention to detail. We particularly liked the surreal concrete... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Giving this hotel a 4 star for the views, friendliness of the staff and antiques. Great base to explore the area and close to good places to eat out. Ask for a front room for the sea view. Outside seating area for breakfast was lovely.

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Huddersfield
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24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is a quirky hotel, full of curios (some might be antiques, but many of the things which decorate all the rooms and corridors are rather younger). The breakfast room on the 4th floor has a seaview: what a treat. The coffee is good and there was a good range of foods in the buffet. If you climb right up... More

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Postojna, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

The hotel have amazing location in the center of hapenings. The hotel staf is very friendly and they try to give the filing to their guests that they are very welcom . And I must not forget to give them and other people of Giardini Naxos the best rating for their warmth and kindness. Me and my wife visit Giardini... More

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Also Known As:
La Riva Hotel
La Riva Giardini Naxos
La Riva Giardini Naxos, Sicily
Address: Via Tysandros, 52, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Giardini Naxos
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Ranked #24 of 39 hotels in Giardini Naxos
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Hotel Class:3 star — La Riva 3*
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