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Agriturismo Galea
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is well maintained property. Clean and comfortable. But please note that it consists of 2 parts, about 1 km apart, both in lemon tree garden. When booking, ask for the main part, because it has a poll and restaurant. The dinners at the restaurant are very good and very reasonably priced.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Quite a relaxing place to stay for the weekend in the middle of lemon groves and vineyards with fresh bfast every morning. B'fast and dinner are served in a pretty rustic room. We opted for halfboard at a reasonable price but were a bit disappointed. Would opt for A La Carte next time. Loved the pool with the view of Mount Etna and my daughter loved the playing area too. A useful tip...when booking ask for a room close to the restaurant and pool. Parking is free and ampious. Good location for visiting east Sicily.

Room Tip: Ask for a room inside the agriturismo. Easy to locate with GPS.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

make sure you know that this place is situated on two sites, one around the swimming pool and restaurant and the other 800 metres away down an unattractive road. We were disappointed to find we were placed on the latter site on our arrival, and the proprietor agreed that the advertising on venere.com was inaccurate. After this initial disappointment all turned out very well. Our room was large and spotless, the breakfast was very generous, the pool was lovely and the dinner was served in a lovely garden setting, prices very reasonable. Our hosts wewnt out of their way to make up for the "misunderstanding".

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Agriturismo Galea is a very nice and good accomodation to be with great service from the staff. The room is perfect and other facilities are available to make your stay enjoyable. A beautiful location and it is good that via signs on the road on time Galea is referred to. This time I brought a visit together with my brother in law, but it is also a perfect location if I come with my wife and children.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights and had a very pleasant experience.

Pros
-Amazing pool!
-Great and cheap restaurant as part of the farm
-Decent rooms
-Beautiful lemon groves
-Friendly and professional staff

Cons
-Rooms are a bit ugly
-Staying at the annex is sort of annoying (common area, pool, restaurant are a minute's drive away)
-Location is in this ugly little town that has nothing to offer... and it's quite a drive to Taormina or Siracusa (alternatively, it's a good base to visit both)
-Bed is that standard euro not-comfortable-hard-bed

Make sure you go to Cala Mosche south of Siracusa!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in early July. It was peaceful, friendly, attractive setting and blessed by beautiful views to Mt Etna and the sea. The rooms were spacious and equipped with everything we needed. The pool was a good size, clean and in lovely surroundings. Meals were lovely (we stayed half board and had the set menu - 3 choices for each course) and the restaurant setting was very attractive.

The only downside was the shabby approach and rather tortuous route from the autoroute exit - but persevere Galea is an oasis and well positioned for access to some lovely places to visit.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed at the Agriturismo Galea for a week in late June. It was better than I could have hoped for. Due to having our driving licences stolen a couple of days before our holiday we had to cancel our car hire, and having travelled to Sicily several times I was really worried about being isolated. I shouldn't have!

We managed to get a taxi from the airport no problem (though this was 70 euros plus a tip) and as we arrived at around 930 at night the property looked great all lit up. Staff were there to welcome us and after being shown to our room we were welcomed into the restaurant for dinner. The menu is extensive and well priced. It is open every night and due to our lack of a car, we ate there most evenings and never got bored.

The rooms are simple but spotlessly clean and you have a small fridge which enabled us to store water and lunch items. However there is also a kiosk by the pool which is open from 11 till 3ish where you can buy drinks, sandwiches and icecreams.

The best part of our stay was the staff who work really hard and are always on hand. We don't speak Italian though I try and everyone was really patient with us. We hired (free of charge) bikes on site which enabled us to cycle the short distance to Riposto and Torre Archirafi. The staff also booked an etna trip for us, as well as taxis to dinner locations. They were so helpful. During the day they would approach us with samples of food to try and on the last day, drove us to the train station (refusing to book us a taxi!) and gave us a free bottle of the limoncello made on site.

All in all a wonderful stay made extra special by the great staff. We will be back next year. Thank you Agriturismo Galea!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Additional Information about Agriturismo Galea

Address: Strada 4 Provinciale Per Riposto n. 16-21, 95018, Riposto, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Riposto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 Specialty Lodging in Riposto
Price Range: $82 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Agriturismo Galea 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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