We stayed at the Park Hotel Silemi last week and found it a very clean hotel with staff very friendly and helpful. However, the weather was against us for 4 days of the week and we found ourselves at a loose end what to do with ourselves…if you want to rest and read ,then it’s an ideal retreat.
The excellent pool had just opened for the summer and we managed a swim just before rough seas closed it again tipping large amounts of black sea gravel into it ,it’s that close to the beach. The ‘pool man’ worked like a Trojan to get it re-opened and succeeded, well done!
The maids leave the (huge)rooms clean and tidy but look out for mosquitos! I was eaten alive even after I scoured the rooms for the little varmints!
The bad points of the hotel are that it’s a bit of a walk from town (Letojanni)and the breakfast could be better. The dining room could do with a serious uplift although the staff are helpful and will try to cater for what you want…sitting out on the terrace is very pleasant.
The bar is operated by a very cheerful ,helpful and friendly barman who does a very good G&T
The bus service to Taormina is nearby and punctual (not that often, though) and Taormina is worth a visit up in the hills and overlooking the sea…it’s just that 3 visits in a week were too many!
There are a few good places to eat in Letojanni ,we only tried places on the front. We found that ‘Victor’ was good, ‘Ninos’ good but expensive and ,not much choice,if you don‘t like fish. We found the best of all was ‘Caio Caio’ on the beach where the staff were friendly and the menu varied (I recommend the local sardines..two dishes ,one with pasta and the other (more expensive)fried in breadcrumbs)…with the roasted aubergines and a bottle of the excellent house wine (Caio Caio) red or white ,a €30 bill for two was very reasonable.
Letojanni is a pleasant enough place to visit with a couple of piazzas to sit in and watch the world go by ,just a shame that the locals can’t clear up after their many dogs, the walk down the front was spoiled by numerous piles of dog poo and pot holes in the pavement…some people even allow their dogs to do their business on the beach
Overall,we enjoyed our holiday but couldn’t stay in the hotel all day
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Park Hotel Silemi is a quick 500-metre stroll from Letojanni's lively restaurant and bar area. Buses leave regularly from just outside the hotel for Taormina city centre, which is just 5km away. With a Mediterranean décor and balcony, all rooms at the Silemi come with air conditioning, a minibar and a satellite TV. Some feature a sea-view balcony. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. Park Hotel Silemi offers a free equipped outdoor pool and private beach, plus a restaurant with terrace overlooking the Taormina Gulf, open from June untill Sept.. It is 10 minutes' drive from ancient Taormina and just outside Letojanni. Parking is free. Park Hotel Silemi offers professional service and a peaceful, relaxing location with stunning views of Taormina Bay. There is a lounge and open-air snack bar too ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Letojanni
- Park Hotel Silemi Letojanni, Sicily