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“Great views and mmm”
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Villa Linda
Ranked #17 of 38 Hotels in Giardini Naxos
Boring Bedfordshire
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great views and mmm”
Reviewed September 23, 2007

Stayed on the top floor. Looking straght out you can see the sea (although one road back) and looking right you see Etna. Breathtaking.
Everything else about the hotel was very standard. However, when it says Parking it means there are 2 parking spaces on the road. We managed to nab one fairly early (and put a note in the car) but they didn't seem to be ticketing when we were there.

  • Stayed September 2007
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Reviewed September 9, 2007

My fiance and myself stayed here for 7 nights and i have to say was the worst hotel i've stayed in, and i have travelled to many countries and stayed in all ratings of hotels. The staff were polite and courteous, and the hotel was near the sea, thats were the positives end. The brekfast options were terrible and options mean 3 choices, melon, cereal and croissants. Advertised in the brochure that all rooms have balconys is untrue, as my room had a stairwell in front of it as did the floors above and below it. If you were unfortunate to have a room close to the elevator or the stairs, plan to get only get 3-4 hours sleep because of the constant noise of doors banging, the elevator making noise and people going up and down the stairs, the echo is so loud. It is not a 3 star hotel, it is not worth the money we paid for it, and should be advertised as a bed and breakfast and improve the breakfast.

Stayed September 2007
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Northampton
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Reviewed August 27, 2007

We stayed at the Hotel Linda for Five Nights in July 2007 and found the experience very pleasant.

The hotel is located at the end of a resort road and was reasonably quiet. The staff were very friendly and the owners had a good sense of humour and were always accommodating. Breakfast offered a good continental selection.

The rooms were extremely clean and well maintained ours offered lovely views over Taormina from the balcony.

Giardini Naxos is a busy resort which is developed quite tastefully. In the local vicinity of the Hotel Linda is a good range of restaurants and bars, but they do tend to get quite busy. Our pick of restaurants was Sea Sound, with an excellent array of fish on offer.

The beach directly in front of the Hotel Linda is quite stony, but if you venture into the town you have a sandy, although very busy beach. Overall, we found the beaches a little disappointing in Sicily, compared with other areas of Italian influence.

Away from Naxos, take a trip into Taormina, there are stunning views from the town. The Isola Bella is also enchantingly beautiful. A trip to Etna is also a must, if you have a hire car, you can drive so far of the way up for more spectacular views.

The only down side to our visit was the fact that our hire car was broken into, something that the locals said isn't unusual for a Saturday night. Take care!

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  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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Dublin Ireland
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Reviewed July 28, 2007

We arrived in Sicily to beautiful weather and this horrible little hotel. The food was stale and unacceptable for 2007 standards. We found the staff very cranky and unhelpful at times. Nobody even knew where the post office was. It was very quiet and the rep didnt seem to know about the local entertainment. We found our own. They had no facilities, pool etc. We booked last minute and we were very dissapointed as were the other Irish guests we met. The ratings on the internet sites said that hotel Villa Linda was about 8.2. I wonder if these people actually stayed in this hotel. This is not a 3 star hotel rating by any countries standards. I would not recommend this hotel.

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  • Disliked — The smell off the man serving breakfast.
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2006

We spent 10 nights in the hotel "Villa Linda" and i would recommend this hotel to anyone!
Very friendly helpful and polite staff, clean rooms. We felt as at home! The breakfast and dinner were fine!
The building is beautifully located and has a fantastic views over the sea and Mount Etna.
Hope to go back again as soon as possible!
Franco, grazie di tutto!!! Saluti!

Stayed September 2006
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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2006

We stayed at Villa Linda during the second week of May 06. Our room on the 6th floor (5th floor if you count the way Europeans do) had a very pleasant view of Mt Etna to the south, the ocean directly in front of the balcony, and Taormina to the left. The proprietor, Franco, allowed me to practice my fractured Italian on him, and he didn't wince at all. Franco is a very friendly, helpful guy, and made our stay very comfortable.

Stayed May 2006
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Additional Information about Villa Linda

Property: Villa Linda
Address: Via Recanati Marciapiede Holidey 2, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Giardini Naxos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Giardini Naxos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Linda 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Villa Linda is located on the coast of Giardini Naxos just 50 metres from the public beach of Recanati. Is situated less than 1 km from the city center and few minutes from the bus terminal from which you can get a bus service to Taormina, Catania and other places of interest. There are many restaurants, bars, café's and shops close to the hotel.Hotel Villa Linda offers rooms with private balcony with see or Etna view. All the rooms have bathroom with shower and hair drier, flat screen TV with satelite channels, autonomic air conditioning, safe, mini fridge and free Wi-Fi.Hotel serves american buffet breakfast every morning.The reception is open 24h. ... more   less 
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