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“Horrible experience at a trashy hotel” 1 of 5 stars
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La Baia di Ulisse
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Lungomare, 15, 98040 Venetico, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Venetico
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“Horrible experience at a trashy hotel”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Upon arriving after a horrific bus/train/taxi ordeal from the Catania airport, we were given a tacky room on the outside of the first floor (one of the ones pictured with the red bed). The door didn't work and the knob actually fell off so we were taken to the room next door. The shower didn't have hot water and I strongly suspect that these rooms have been broken into and not repaired. We again complained and were shown an inside room that was a studio with a living room/kitchen and a bedroom. The decor hadn't changed since the 1970s or so and the mattress was probably from about then, completely worn out. The stove didn't work at all but at least the shower had hot water. But again the bathroom door handle fell off. It had an in-room safe but that's the only good thing I can say. At least they had a half decent breakfast by budget hotel standards. We were lied to several times by the receptionist who was pushing a 150 euro shuttle from Catania airport (she said there was no train or bus service to Venetico which is completely false), and a tour of the Aeolian Islands and Stromboli volcano that didn't look anything like the tour from Milazzo. Stay there at your own peril...

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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papocchio, Proprietario at La Baia di Ulisse, responded to this review, May 25, 2014
Dear customer, its review is false.I invite readers to read more reviews.The hotel is new and ultra-modern rooms equipped with all comforts.She is a liar and an ignorant, in fact says that the decor and the years 70. I have found that she is a relative of a man my competitor, then I apologize to my company and to all readers.People like you should not be allowed to travel, you are a liar and should stay at home.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Deptford, NJ
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

The hotel is an confortable informal bread and breakfast on the beach.

The hotel is right on the beach with a beautiful panorama of Capo Milazzo and the Aeolian Islands. The Rizzo family and the staff were very accomodating. I was in the area to connect with my Sicilian roots and they assisted me with my relatives and helped me with the dialect and with directions to the locales that I wanted to visit.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Lungomare, 15, 98040 Venetico, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Venetico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Venetico
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — La Baia di Ulisse 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Venetic (ME) is an old village located at only 10 minutes from Milazzo, half an hour from Taormina-Catania airport, facing a group of small Islands called Eolie; straight on this bay, along the seaside, lies "La baia di Ulisse", our modern and smart hotel-residence. A charming, warm atmosphere offers you the best "welcome home" as soon as you reach us; all apartments are modern furnished and on the sunny side of the bay. Our geographic position allows you to go in a few time to Taormina, Eolie islands and Etna vulcan (more then 6000 feet height!). The hotel has also a private beach where the sun shines all over the day and the warm Mediterranean waters invite you to swim and dream. In the night, at least, music and country dances will attract you as the magic Ulysse's Sirens. ... more   less 
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