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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Contrada Fiumara, 98077 Santo Stefano di Camastra, Sicily, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

We were hugely disappointed with the experience. The establishment professes to be four star when in many respects it barely merited two. Its actually a good looking place with a big pool and a quiet location by the sea. The big bathrooms and balconies were nice. It was in the service that everything fell down. The towels in the toilet... More

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We stayed here early May 2012. The weather was good and the pool was filled, but not heated, so was OK for swimming but not lounging around in. The room was clean and reasonably furnished. The breakfasts were nothing special. We ate in the adjacent restaurant and found the food good and the cost reasonable.

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Haaksbergen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Beautiful location, right on the coast. Rooms clean and comfortable, with a fantastic view of the sea, coast and some of the Lipari islands. Nice, clean swimming pool. Virtually no possibility to swim in the sea, because of boulders and waves. Certainly no beach, despite the name "playa blanca". The only disppointment for us were the staff at breakfast, who... More

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ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012 via mobile

Room for being older most spring brakers were very friendly .

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chester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Nice Pool. Large but tired room. Very Poor breakfast. €10 for 24hrs WiFi is not acceptable in 2011 La Playa Blanca does not mean it has a white beach - its just boulders. Restaurant alongside is a pleasing location (no others for several Km). Service a little armature. eg White wine was taken from a shelf and tossed into the... More

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Gdynia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2008

I am so suprised reading other reviews. I have travelled ard the world and was staying in best hotels b/c of my job, like Hilton, and Sheraton an I really do like this small coisy hotel. It is run by Italian-Polish married couple. It is just next to the sea, views from the rooms with balcony are absolutely amaizing. Rooms... More

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UK
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2008

This was the absolute worst hotel that I have ever been to. The conditions were extremely unsanitary. The maid never changed the sheets on our bed, there was mold and mildew on the walls, ceiling and in the shower. The wc near the pool area had feces on the floor that was not cleaned up until the next day. I... More

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Tulsa, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2007

Average Italian 3 star - think Motel 6, with poorer than average breakfast. Hotel is NOT in Messina, but in Santo Stefano, which IS the best town in Sicily for ceramics.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2007

I wish I had read the other reviews about this hotel first. The information on the hotel's website is not at all accurate. The hotel does not offer transfers to the station - instead, the owner of the restaurant at the train station charged us 10 euros per trip to take us there in his old station wagon with our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2006

We are a couple in our late 20's who stayed at this hotel for 3 days in June. The hotel is located on the sea with beautiful views. It was within walking distance of town which was nice with some shops and trattoria's (you have to try the granita!). It has a large pool (which tends to be full of... More

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Also Known As:
La Playa Blanca Hotel Santo Stefano Di Camastra
La Playa Blanca Hotel
La Playa Blanca Santo Stefano Di Camastra, Sicily
Address: Contrada Fiumara, 98077 Santo Stefano di Camastra, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Santo Stefano di Camastra
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Santo Stefano di Camastra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Playa Blanca 4*
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