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“Relaxed quiet hotel for romantic holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Giardino dei Greci Hotel
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Via dei Sei Mulini | Contrada Sirina, 98030 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #16 of 39 hotels in Giardini Naxos
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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“Relaxed quiet hotel for romantic holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

My wife and I loved the clean elegant decor of this hotel. Rooms and communal areas were very clean. The staff were very warm, welcoming, and professional. They researched local information helpfully and efficiently. Each morning our breakfast drinks order was remembered, and my cappuccino sometimes came with a smiley face in cocoa dusting!

Hotel is in a small residential area, so is normally quiet compared with the seafront hotels. Area is safe night and day. 10 minute walk to the nearest restaurants along the sea front.

Taormina South Europcar pick up point is 10 minutes walk away, so very handy.

We had treatments at the in-house spa. This is a separate business to the hotel. The spa's credit card machine didn't work properly and my wife got billed twice. She found this out on returning home. The hotel were excellent in chasing this up with the spa and it all got sorted out well. So kudos to the hotel for being so efficient in dealing with a problem.

It was a really happy romantic holiday for us, and we are looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Me and my wife, had staying 7 nights (starting on 25 th April to 2nd May) in this hotel, and I can say that it is a clean, silence and nice hotel. The staff was OK. But it was so difficult to go to the beach (very dirty), or walk along the streets (nothing special built for the tourists to get walk , in all Giardini Naxos litle town).
it is about 1000 m. (1 Km) far from the railway station (connections with the main cities of Sicily ) and the bus station.
I was in 3 trips : Etna vulcano, Taormina and Siracusa town. It was interesting and very nice. The weather was a little bit cool (in the morning and at the beggining of my staying), but all the days was sunny, with few clouds and the temperature was max. 22 degrees Celsius.
All in all, I'll never go to Giardini Naxos again (better Taormina).

Room Tip: higher floors are better (nice panorama and silence)
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Ok so a few reviews go on about the area. On the approach road it might not be the prettiest street in the whole of sicily, but it's not a problem. It's a small beach town developed from a fishing village originally I believe so the whole point of the place (Giardini Naxos on the whole) is that it isn't flashy.

We arrived late after an interesting journey from the airport on Bus and Train because we didn't hire a car and didn't want to pay the high airport transfer. The hotel staff were so welcoming and ready for us so that the checking in process was really quick. Helpful with where to eat and drink and how to get up to Taorimina (on a very fun bus ride!) and all round couldn't fault the service.

Breakfast is what we expected from a european hotel and we ate well each morning.

The pool was lovely and because it's not in the main touristy area it means it's nice and quiet.

The room was a good size with a four post king bed (not two twins pushed together) with a big balcony that also had two sun beds on it.

My only tiny problem with the hotel was the shower, which didn't always drain properly - but that's just a bit room specific.

I would happily go back to this hotel if I visited this area again (and after all the lovely food and drink and experiences we had I think we're definitely going back).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

felt very much UNwelcome throughout our trip.. facilities and rooms are fine but you really get the feeling that the staff would rather you weren't there....pool closed for a day but no reason nor apology given, bar closed, jacuzzi closed, cafe closed most of the time then when open ish there's no one manning it, breakfast- depended on what was happening as to what you could get, if it's been a busy morning for the miserable staff and you get there after 8.30am, forget it. (breakfast was supposed to finish at 10.00am..) when the pool was open the pool boy plays dance music at full blast and only turns it down when the boss wanders past. (we asked repeatedly to have it a little less loud but this only worked for 20 mins at a time. as soon as he got to a track he liked, back to full whack. i don't mind music honestly but it was so loud i couldn't read! great if you want a 'party' hotel but not for relaxing by the pool. plus he only had one cd so i now know it by heart...)
i've never known a hotel to give us this aftertaste. real shame as the facilities are fine and the location is a good base for the area.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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malta
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

the hotel is nice very comftable with a large pool,the room was always spotless but without a balcony so u have to go downstairs to smoke a cigarette, the b`fast was nothing special very limited, aboat the area really disaponted very dirty and filty i would`t choose giardini naxos again for sure

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

Hotel located in a quiet area. You don't need to worry that buses will wake you up in the early morning or late comers in the hotel will wake you up. The staff was very helpful and offered us great hospitality. Rooms refurbished recently and very up to standard. Good value for money. Breakfast delicious - with doughnuts and croissants freshly baked each morning..........Swimming pool area clean and beautiful. Definitely recommend this hotel

Rita and Igino
Malta

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived a this hotel. The online reviews weren't very good and to be honest, the location is not the prettiest but the hotel is a proper 4 starts and just 400 meters from the train station (can't beat that!) and 2 minutes walking from the beach in Naxos. (cheeky taxi driver at the station asked EUR 15 to take me there - just walk!)
I loved staying in Naxos as I didn't depend on minibuses carrying me to the Lidos and had the peace and quiet I wanted (whilst Taormina can be too busy). The nearby beach was great and I also had the option to take the Interbus to Recanati - the most beautiful beach in Giardini Naxos!!!
Back to the hotel... the breakfast was very good (eggs, bacon, bread rolls, jam, fruit, yogurt, etc) and staff were very friendly. The swimming pool was great (clean and big with loungers and fresh towels) and there was a jacuzzi on the 1st floor terrace (it was hard to find the entrance though). The bedroom was very clean, the towels fresh and the air-con very good.
I'd suggest that they "upgrade" their pillows as I struggled to sleep with them. Also, the pipe noises in my room woke me up everyday at 06:00 as the people sleeping next door insisted in waking up at this crazy time!!!
I was a bit cheesed off when I was refused an iron and iron board - they probably wanted me to pay for laundry -, such courtesy have never been declined to me before.
This hotel lacked a business area (PC, printer) but I can see why some people would not bother with. The manager was very kind in letting me use his desktop PC to print my boarding pass.
I'd definitely recommend this hotel and have plans to go back next year.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room and not on the first floor.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via dei Sei Mulini | Contrada Sirina, 98030 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Giardini Naxos
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in Giardini Naxos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Giardino dei Greci Hotel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel "Giardino dei Greci, is set between Taormina and Giardini Naxos, just 200 meters from the sea and less than 1 km from railway station. The hotel offers its guests the ideal holiday, the perfect combination of business and relaxation, thanks to its privileged location and its facilities including beauty center, gym, indoor pool, outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub and meeting room. The professional staff is carefully selected and highly qualified to meet all your needs. The warm sun of Sicily and the excellent hospitality will make your stay an unforgettable experience.All the spaces of the hotel are elegantly decorated to create a relaxing, intimate and comfortable atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Giardino Dei Greci
Giardino Dei Greci Giardini Naxos
Giardino Dei Greci Hotel Giardini Naxos, Sicily

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