This is an excellent hotel. We stayed for two weeks, all inclusive, and were delighted with the accommodation. The main pool is huge and, as you would expect, cleaned every night. The food is excellent and we enjoyed a variety of Italian regional dishes throughout our stay. The drinks were all of good quality. All staff were always keen to help, but special thanks to Paulo, Franco, Filippo, Pietro, Angelo and Rosario for their attentive service.
The hotel cannot change the fact that the beach is a couple of km away, but, in my opinion, they make every effort to overcome it with a regular shuttle bus service. We never had to wait more than 10 minutes when we chose to go to and from the beach, and they had staff at the beach during the day to help if you needed it. If it got really busy they even used two extra minibuses to speed things up.
Other reviewers have mentioned the local bus service and its really easy to travel to Taormina, which has lots to offer and explore. From there you can also catch a bus up to Castelmola, which is a hidden gem, or a cable car down to Isola Bella. There are so many stunning views to enjoy. On several occasions we caught the buses around 9 in the morning, headed to Taormina, explored somewhere and then caught the bus back in time for the excellent lunches which were offered.
Mount Etna is always in the background and it was erupting whilst we were there. Apparently it is quite normal, but to see the lava running down the volcano at night was quite amazing, and you could hear and see it really clearly from the hotel. We decided to take the Thomson arranged trip to the summit. At 92 euros each it might seem expensive, but the trip involves a coach trip to 1900m, a cable car to approx. 2500m, a 4x4 unimog to 2900m, and then a guide to take you further on foot. What an experience! Other guests we spoke to had very positive opinions about other trips they had been on.
The majority of the guests were Italian, but there were quite a few Brits, along with Belgians and a wide range of other European nationalities. We prefer to stay in places with a mix of people, everyone seemed to get on really well and there was always a good atmosphere. All in all, we had a fabulous holiday and it was great value for money too. Thank you Hotel Caesar Palace!
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- Also Known As:
- Caesar Palace Hotel
- Caesar Palace Giardini Naxos
- Hotel Caesar Palace Giardini Naxos, Sicily