My wife and I stayed in a front room with a balcony, room 6, for one week. The hotel was exactly as we had expected following other reviews, spotlessly clean, very welcoming and very Italian. It was smaller than we had ever stayed in before, only 10 rooms, but lived up to its billing as a "boutique hotel" and the staff provided excellent service and were very helpful. The position was very central and exactly what we wanted. (However the amazing Gelato sold right opposite made it impossible to go in without buying one). As per all reviews the breakfast served on the spectacular terrace, with the wonderful views of the sea and Etna were worth the climb up the stairs, as never used the lift to try to work of the Gelato. We would certainly recommend this hotel to anybody.