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“I Love Taormina” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Kennedy
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nazionale 87 | Sant'Alessio Siculo, 98030 Sant' Alessio Siculo, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Cancun, Mexico
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“I Love Taormina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

We started our trip to italy form sicily because we wanted to visit Taormina most of all and then move to costiera amalfitana. We choose this place because it was on the beach and had a fair price. We really loved it. Great position, clean room friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Burke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed at this hotel while visiting family nearby. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel like family. The owners and staff made our stay very enjoyable. The rooms are quiet and spacious and we had a sea view which was breathtaking. Bathrooms are clean, showers are on the small side, but we had plenty of hot water. The restaurant staff was equally nice and accommodating to our needs. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bermuda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We found in-town Taormina impossible with a rental car and thought surely there would be a hotel along the autoway. Ironically, one should actually stay OFF the autoway to find this Hotel which is along the coastal road about 7 km outside of the main town. The surrounding area is very residential with not many choices of places to eat. The hotel steered us to a Mexican place across the street that was passable (about what one expects for Mexican food in Italy).
The hotel itself was quite dated without being a terrifically great 'deal' (based on rates we'd paid for other Sicily hotels). I meant to look up on Booking.com what the nightly rate might have been if we'd booked ahead. I kept feeling that if I'd done so, we would have come up with a more pleasant place.

Room Tip: Our room, 408, overlooked the ocean and was quiet. If you ARE staying here, then i would have to sa...
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ayr, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2011

This is a well run 3 star hotel. The staff are as good as any 5 star hotel, friendlyand eager to please guests. The hotel is situsted on the beach with its own pool and private beach.lThe menu is typically Sicilian and the fish dishes are quite superb.
This was our 3rd holioday in San' Alessio and we shall certainly return.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Madrid, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

We spent in the hotel a week end in September and the experience was very good.
The owners were always kind and accessible.
The hotel is in a great position and is a ideal "base" to visit the eastern coast of sicily; the sea is just 5 steps away from the entrance!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2010

My partner and me stayed in the hotel for 3 nights. At the very beginning, we had booked Hotel Solemar, which is very close, but after all, we are very pleased with the result!! Icelandic vulcano became active right before our arrival, so we were transfered to Kennedy.
Since the very beginning they were extremely helpful. Rooms were not only clean, but very pleasant to stay. The sleep was great and everything was reasonably spacious!
5 out of 5 for the staff, the way they treated us, all doubts solved not only about our stay, but about the island, 1 day trips recommendations and so on.
Breakfast was fairly good and generous too, just what we needed for keep on discovering the surroundings! Bathrooms were very clean and not small at all.
Weather was not on our favour, but the beach seemed all of a temptation for the summertime.

The best: ask for sea view. You'll be impressed.
Only suggestion to improve: TV in the rooms (little bit old).

So definitely heads up for it!

Any doubts: dairbox@gmail.com

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2009

My entire family went to Sicily in late May and we stayed 3 nights at Hotel Kennedy.

In all our hotels (and by that time we had been to 5 other hotels in other cities in our Italy trip), this was by far the worst of the lot.

When we made the booking, it was with the understanding that there would be air-conditioning, though we were not yet in the height of Summer. When we checked it, the temperature was easily in the lower 30's so we requested the AC to be turned on, and were assured by the night manager that it was on.

IT WAS NOT, and was still on heater mode. As a result, we had to sleep with the windows open and became feasts for the mosquitoes. My 3 young kids had easily 10 bites each on their faces and arms. THe hotel provided insect coils but clearly we had not signed up for insect coils.

Problem was rectified the following day, but the damage had been done and I had my kids scratching through the entire tip in Sicily and our follow-on stay in Amalfi.

And then, in one of our rooms (we had total of 3 rooms for the family) the drainage in the tub could not catch up with the shower, so in the end of the shower, I was literally standing in a pool of dirty water.

The hotel looks like it was done up during the time of President JFK and looks and feels tired. The only upside was the free parking as well as breakfast.

The front staff was friendly, but sadly breakfast and the friendliness of the staff were the only 2 upside to our stay.

There's 2 small shops around for food as the hotel's restaurant was pricey, and the owners were quite friendly (the one opposite the main road to the hotel has a more friendly staff, though by evening they ran out of some of the food)

So overall, disappointed with the hotel

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Nazionale 87 | Sant'Alessio Siculo, 98030 Sant' Alessio Siculo, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Sant' Alessio Siculo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Sant' Alessio Siculo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Kennedy 3*
Number of rooms: 83
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Also Known As:
Kennedy Hotel Taormina
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