Having travelled in Europe frequently, I'm used to thinking "what will be wrong with this hotel? The shower? the breakfast? the bed?" and this is one of those places where everything was beyond perfect.
Our room was more than large enough with a fantastic bed and lush sheets, the shower was large and came with excellent amenities, and everything was spotlessly clean.
The grounds are extremely well manicured, and the infinity pool is beautiful (they have a spot in there where you can sit on built in benches and enjoy some whirlpool jets). We also enjoyed playing some tennis on our last day (the court can be reserved so check with the front desk).
We also enjoyed dinner here one night, and the food was only surpassed by the service. Truly, the best past of staying here was the service. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating, beyond anything I've experienced in Europe or even the US!
In addition, there was the greatest breakfast. Fresh cut fruit, fruits in syrup, cakes, breads, yogurt, cheese, fresh ricotta, cereal, fresh squeezed blood orange juice, and of course the espresso bar which served us one of our favorite cappuccinos.
Lastly, I have read some past reviews, and I believe that they have made significant improvements as we had a fantastic AC unit and wifi was free (although I would recommend finding a way to have free wifi on the entire grounds of the hotel, we had it in our room and in a few select spots).
We had walked in the day before and were very lucky that they had availability for the 2 nights we had left on our honeymoon. Thank you so much for making the end of our trip so memorable, and we hope ot be back one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alcantara Resort is set in the beautiful valley of Alcantara, 7 Km. away from Taormina and very close to the magnificent gorges of Alcantara. The resort has 21 rooms, all them arranged in sicilian style and all of them are spacious and bright, classically furnished and equipped with private bedroom, mini-bar, piped music, TV with satellite channels, Internet Wi-fi. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alcantara Resort Sicily/Gaggi, Italy