We had booked to stay in the Garden beach Hotel but on arrival were told we had been upgraded to The Athenee Palace. We had 2 large 2nd floor sea view rooms - brilliant views, clean & comfortable. The maids kept them spotless. The air conditioning was on all day with no restrictions.
We were 'all inclusive' and ate mainly in the dinning room but at lunch reserved the pool restaurant for pizzas - delicious! We found the food varied, typical Italian style with salads, pastas, fish & meat - different every day. The deserts were not to our tastes but the fruit & ice cream went down well.
We cannot fault the hotel.
The entertainment team were fab, especially Michal. We took part in aqua gym, volleyball, football & ping pong. The evening entertainment was varied & amusing at times.
Drinks were readily available & little queuing. The mini bar was restocked alternate days.
We went on 3 trips over 2 weeks - Walking around Cefalu, Stromboli & Taormina/Etna. All well worth the money & great days out.
The hotel is remote but we knew that prior to going - a very relaxing holiday catering for all ages.
Best thing - not too many Brits, lots of Italians - so must be good if they go there too!