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“Absolutely Wonderful”
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Villa Daphne
Ranked #3 of 38 Hotels in Giardini Naxos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Villa Daphne in Giardini Naxos for a total of 6 days and it was absolutely wonderful. The hotel is small and has only 22 rooms so it is very quiet and ideal for a relaxing holiday. The rooms are also fully equipped with everything you need and are quite big (we had the standard rooms overlooking Mount Etna and Taormina. Its location was perfect as it was only a minute's walk away from the bus stop from where you can catch a bus to Taormina, Isola Bella, etc. The beach (Recanati beach) is not more than 10 minutes away and the area is full of great restaurants and cafes which serve amazing food.
I would recommend the hotel to anyone planning a holiday in Naxos!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

The second time we stayed at Villa Daphne. Gaetano and his staff made/make every effort to let their guests feel at ease. Although the hotel was full you never have the feeling the place is packed as in other hotels. See you next year Villa Daphne!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Set just away from the beach front in a quite location plenty of free parking space right outside( at least in July) not sure in peak August.?This modern but traditional hotel is small with lovely garden and pool.Our nice size room faced onto the road beyond the garden but the sound proofing was excellent with little or no noise to disturb a comfortable night.A small improvement could I think be made with breakfast a little limited in variety,such a high standard of fresh baking and produce we found everywhere in Sicily.We stayed for a week and had lots of help from the front desk staff who were very friendly.A perfect spot for couples, we had a car to get around but plenty of people used the bus just 100 yds.away,next to the tourist information office which is quite useful.
Sicily is a wonderful place to visit such a variety of things to do and see .Taormina and its Greek theatre are wonderful,as is a trip to the summit of Etna if you have the energy,an unforgettable experience.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We went to Sicily for our honeymoon and stayed here for 10 days. Well we can truly say it was one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Location is superb. 50 meters from the bus stop from where you can go anywhere. Buses to Taormina are nearly every 15 mins. Taormina town is well know so for that its crowded and expensive so if you are looking for value for money Giardini Naxos is the place to stay. Hotel is located in nicer and quieter part of town. Its very closed to the beach. There is plenty of restaurants near by (especially gorgeous "Sea Sound") and local supermarket with deli. Our room was specious with a pool view. Couldn`t wish for a better one.
What stands out above the rest is the very friendly, professional and helpful staff.
We loved everything and will definitely come back in the future:-)

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

I stayed at this hotel on a recent trip to Sicily. The location is very convenient however Giardini itself was completely dead, this may be because I went during April but it was quite disappointing. Another problem with going here out of season was that the hotel pool didn't open until May. Had I of known the pool woulnt have been open I probably would have considered a different hotel.

Fortunately Taormina is only a 20min bus journey away and the bus stop is right outside the hotel.

The staff here are very helpful and breakfast each morning was really nice. The rooms were a lot smaller than expected but that wasn't too much of a problem.

Would recommend this hotel but not after suggesting Taormina is a much nicer location stay even if it is slightly more expensive.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Villa Daphne the first week of October. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The hotel is small,and no things for children to do so it was also very quiet. It's 5 minutes from the bus stop, so it is easy to go sightseeing, and their recommendations for dinners were also perfect.The only reason I won't give this an ""excellent'' is because they have a very limited lunch menu and the pool area is very small and very hot! There is no breeze to cool you off. Having said that, I do recommend this hotel for people who like the quiet and don't plan to spend lots of time at the pool. We had a very late pickup for the airport, and while we couldn't have a late room checkout, the owner allowed us to use his office shower before we left. The rooms are large and cool, and extremely clean. Great hotel!

Room Tip: Choose a Superior room. They are on the back side and not on the street.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

I have just returned with my wife from a week's stay at this fantastic little hotel (12 Sept 2012). The accommodation was first class and our room had been completely redecorated and refurbished. The hotel was cleaned throughout on a daily basis. The air conditioning has obviously been upgraded as the room had a programmable digital control. The 3 star rating is difficult to understand as it was in our view superior to many 4 and 5 star hotels that we have stayed in around Europe and the USA! A good buffet was available for breakfast and dinner was ordered from a varied menu and food was expertly prepared and beautifully presented each evening on the candlelit terrace. The pool and surrounding area was clean and extremely pleasant. Hotel staff were very professional and friendly. The bus stop located 50m along from the hotel provided easy access to a number of locations at a reasonable cost (including Catania airport 7.50 euros each way). As someone that is not easily pleased, I cannot praise this hotel enough - you will not be disappointed with your visit! Peter Mountford.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Villa Daphne

Address: Viale Dionisio s/n, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Giardini Naxos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Giardini Naxos
#3 Family Hotel in Giardini Naxos
Price Range: $104 - $674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Daphne 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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