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Villa Paradiso dell'Etna

Via per Viagrande, 37, 95030 San Giovanni la Punta, Sicily, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A gracious building, well situated just outside Catania and with easy access for Etna. The whole hotel is full of Sicilian antiquities, marbled patterned floors and objects d'art. The rooms are beautifully old fashioned and rather grand. The surrounding gardens are spacious and lush with a good sized pool. The food was in included in our deal and was not... More 

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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40 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Villa is in the urban sprawl north of Catania on the lower slopes of Etna. It's on a busy street but when you turn in between the high walls you enter a different world. The building is elegant, the grounds interesting, the pool is classical, the rooms are also well proportioned and decorated. Everything is gracious and delightful, until... More 

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ugorendo, Proprietario at Villa Paradiso dell'Etna, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we really apologize for this bad experience you had on meal in our Hotel. we are so saddened and at same time astoninished about what you are writing about the dinner you had. We always have really positive review about the breakfast and the quality of food services. Our Breakfast always provides: Home made plum cake, jam tart,... More 

Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is my favorite hotel in all the world. Tucked away off a busy street though elaborate gates into a lush garden. A beautiful pink old-fashioned villa hotel. Our room was enormous with an annexe for the kids, the baby cot had been made up with embroidered lace and the antique claw foot bath had a jacuzzi. Breakfast is served... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed at this hotel with my wife last August. The room was spacious and cleaned. I was especially impressed with the breakfast, and I could see Mt. Etna on the morning. The room rate was just 93 Euro per night including parking. I think this hotel was good performance.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in September 2013. The place and the rooms are lovely (but get a room towards the back, away from the traffic noise, although nothing can silence the neighbourhood dogs). The real downside is the truly appalling food which seems to come from tins and frozen microwave packages. Among the worst meals we've ever had.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights at the start of a touring holiday in Sicily and couldn't have made a better choice. Although it was a little difficult to find, driving from the airport, once we were there we settled in very quickly. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We don't recognise the experience of a previous recent... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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45 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This hotel has good and bad I'm afraid! The staff are lovely. The hotel itself is lovely. However you need to ask if they have an event on when you are staying. We had an 18th B'day party. And the disco was thumping in the rooms! Until well past mid night! We eat here and my mum had veal. It... More 

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Noventa Padovana, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Visiting Sicily you can try this hotel, a bit expensive but gorgeous! Very Sicilian-style and out of the traffic of Catania . I've been there twice due to business trip as usual, but i'd like , sooner or later, to have the possibility to stay there for a few days.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Wow, unbelievable. From the time I arrive to the time I departed the service was fantastic. The hotel was about 25 mins from the CTA airport. Great place for a couple that is looking to getaway for a couple of days... Hotel is very peaceful and quiet... the decor in the room was excellent... The hotel could use an upgrade... More 

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South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very nice reception. Friendly polite very helpful. lovely room with character The food in the restaurant was good but no wine list. The restaurant Staff were excellent. No hot water in the morning and the heater was not working in the room in the evening. Once again the staff were very helpful sorting things out. Here is hoping for hot... More 

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