I went to Solarium and stayed there for 4 nights. The location is perfect. You have restaurants and shops just a stroll away. I rarely write reviews, but I wanted to take the time to do so, because I was particularly impressed by the gentle nature of Elisabetta and her partner to both myself and my boyfriend. They are helpful, happy and warm. It truly makes you happy to be there.
The hotel is extremely clean. I mean, I even caught the cleaning ladies cleaning the door frame of a room. The beds are comfortable and the linens fresh. Even the towels are plump and soft. Air conditioning works, and every technology is up to date with today's standards. We didn't have the beach view, but we still had a balcony. And as much as I thought I was going to be disappointed about the view, that faded because being so close to the beach, you literally wake up and go or come back to go to the bathroom even.
The hotel provides you with FREE beach beds and umbrellas, provided you bring them back at the end of the day. I stress free, because we went to Siracusa and the price for 2 beds and an "umbrellone" was 17 euros a day...it ads up after a few days, so that was really great. They are new too.
The breakfast is full, fresh and delicious. Really delicious. Definitely not continental, but still european. Expects croissants and yogurts, cookies and some egg frittata, but don't expect bacon and an omlet.
Still it kept us full until the evening, saving us some more money for skipping lunch all together. There is a market at the corner if you want to buy cheap water or snacks (I suggest you go there instead of the coffee shop next door) cheaper and more choices.
Its 10 km from Zingaro, a 5euro/person natural reserve YOU MUST go to. Spend the day, trecking and beach. Bring water shoes, and snacks or a lunch.
That's all my advice, I'm more than happy with this hotel and i highly recommend it.
(I Miss you sicily)