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“Great location. Great hosts.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Villa La Ginestra dell'Etna Bed and Breakfast

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Via delle Ginestre 27/D, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Dallas, Texas
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“Great location. Great hosts.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights at Villa La Ginestra. It's perfectly located for visiting Mt Etna and Gole dell' Alcantara. Vincenzo and Grazia are charming and helpful. While their English is limited, they will bring in their daughter to help translate. She does speak French and with my high school French and hers, we were able to communicate very well. Great for families--they have a room that sleeps four, one that sleeps two and two rooms that sleep three. The rooms are big enough to bring in rollaways if you need them. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

The pros:
1)Strategically close to etna
2)Very calm quiet clean and relaxing location
3)Very kind and hospital personnel
4)Very good breakfast (with fresh local pastry/ treats picked up from nearby pastry shop)
5)A real "feel like home” B&B with good value for money

Opportunities to make the B&B even better:
1) Offer possibility to have breakfast before 8h00,for example with a reduced self service offer, also ok if without fresh pastry.
2) Stronger Wifi signal reaching the rooms (our room was with low signal hence slow navigation)

The rest was all excellent!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Think this is a great B&B - very friendly hosts, clean, tidy accommodation good location to walk in to town for dinner. Def worth booking.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Stayed 3 nights at this delightful B&B on the foothills of Mt Etna. The family were all so very welcoming which made our stay most enjoyable and comfortable. The room was immaculate, very clean with crisp white towels.

The house is situated in a very quiet area within walking distance of Zaffarena town with all its restaurants and shops. The B&B is well signposted in town and is very conveniently located for exploring Etna.

Unfortunately we dont speak Italian and the owner's mother Gracia didnt speak English but this wasn't a problem as we communicated in French. Gracia is a lovely lady and made us feel at home right from the start.

I recommend this B&B highly

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Villa La Ginestra dell'Etna Bed and Breakfast

Address: Via delle Ginestre 27/D, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Zafferana Etnea
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Zafferana Etnea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Absorbed in the green landscape of the south-oriental slopes of the Etna, the biggest and most beautiful active volcano in Europe, in a pleasant tourist village for summer and winter, Zafferana Etnea known as The Pearl of Etna, is located the B&B La Ginestra dell'Etna. Thanks to its geographical position, between Catania and Taormina, it represents the central base for every kind of tourist excursion. ... more   less 
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Villa La Ginestra Dell'Etna Bed And Breakfast Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy

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