We stayed a week in the hotel and we used the free parking option rather than the underground paying option with our rental car. Every morning you had to sign up for a free bus shuttle to Taormina for the evening. The location is stunning as you can see the Etna volcano and bay of Girardini Naxos from the terrace you have breakfast to the pool area which has access to the sea. We selected the garden view for our room which still allowed you to walk outside and have a seaview. As we checked in during the afternoon we realised that the beach has no more sun after 2pm and the pool area was nearly full. We understood the trick that from 8 or 9am you had to first go reserve your benches in the pool area before going for breakfast. On the first day we also realised that the restaurant near the pool area only gives you a buffet option for 40 euros per person so the whole week we instead selected the pool bar for lunch. For dinner we always left for Taormina. Overall we had a nice experience and we fell in love with Sicily.