The location of the hotel is really good, very close to Taormina, which is a cute village. The hotel is built on a steep hill, so the view is great with Mt Etna across. The beach was very good, crystal clear water. The staff of the hotel was friendly and respectful. However, when we requested some additional toiletry for our room, the reception told us they could not send anyone to our room. So, we went to the reception to get the things. In such an expensive hotel, I would not expect such an issue with the room service. Also, the drinks and food in the hotel was expensive, but this was expected. The decoration of the rooms was outdated. We did not spend much time in the room, but still the room price increased our expectations. It all adds up to the first impression of the hotel.
Overall, it was a nice hotel, but the price/quality ratio is low. With these prices, you can go to other countries for beach vacation and stay in higher quality hotels with excellent service.