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Fiesta Hotel Athenee Palace
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was on vacations with my family. Nice hotel. Quiet, well suited rooms. View from the windows shown some discotheques. However, noise cancelation was good and I wasn't able to hear the music or any distortion.

Kitchen is not very interesting and food selection is modest. However, nice service.

Good animation. Special thanks goes to Kais and Giusto. Show was really amazing! Giusto, I specially appreciate your friendly behavior. You have are great team!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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5  Thank Alexandra S
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Excellent hotel with beautiful territory. There're several swimming pools and different vegetation.
Very nice animation program. I was staying there alone (my friend wasn't able to go with me) and animators won't leave me bored. There are many activities during entire day. At the evening there were shows and disco.
I would like specially note animator Aurelio who kept dances and aqua gym classes very professionally and incendiary! Special thanks to him!
I would like to return here next year!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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11  Thank Irina D
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

First we want to congratulate the Reception Staff for their hospitality! They try to search a solution for everything and really they find a solution! With full enthousiasm and kindness they are helping everybody!!! HIGH QUALIFIED PEOPLE!!!!

The Staff of the PoolBar is not of that kind! They cannot laugh! No one!Surly people who do not like their job!!!
About the PoolBar: When sunbaithing on the Main Pool, it's a long way to go for a drink or find some food (toast-hotdog)! Why the poolbar of the mainpool is closed?

Food in the hotel: Not a big variety! And during the weekend , when the hotel is fully booked it a big chaos! The space for the visitors to find their meals is too small!

RISTORANTE SIKANIA: DO NOT MAKE ANY RESERVATION!! Food is horrible!

About internet: They told us that WIFI is available on different places in the hotel area! NO PLACE FOUND!!!

BEACH: Too small , not comfortable, old and worn out!

ANIMATION TEAM: TOP!!! Very good shows, amazing! Very kind people! EVERYONE!!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank Dirk_Verbist
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

The Athenee Palace is combined with the Fiesta Garden. Between the 2 hotels you have use of 4 pools (3 outdoor and one indoor), 3 restaurants and 3 bars. Location-wise it's a bit in the middle of no-where so you either say in resort or use the bus service to Cefalu.

The whole complex is spacious, well maintained and clean. The rooms are to a reasonable standard and are also kept spotlessly clean. A nice touch is that the air-conditioning does not switch off when you remove the key-card so when you get back to your room it is lovely and cool.

The pools are clean (no sore eyes or ear infections during our stay).

There is a buffet restaurant at each of the hotels plus another restaurant which doubles as a pizzeria at lunch times or an a-la-carte restaurant in the evening. Food was plentiful, varied and good quality having both hot and cold at lunch times and in the evening. Salads were abundant. Bottled wine is served at the table along with bottled water or your choice of beer or soft drink. The only criticism would be that it would be nice to have a selection of sliced pizza in the main restaurant. There are squares of deep-pan margarita pizza on the kids section but I mean slices of proper pizza. Don’t go expecting English Bacon and English sausages at breakfast – you’re in Sicily – if you want this go to Blackpool! What is served at breakfast is a great variety of cereals, eggs, salami, ham, Cheese, Cooked Ham (bacon-ish) and local sausages or hot-dog style sausages as well as tea, coffee, juice etc.

It did start to get busier as we left (We were there the last 2 weeks of July) and the restaurants did start to get a bit full so whether that would result in longer queue times I don't know.

The staff were all excellent and the daytime activities seemed to be well organised. My daughter really enjoyed the kids club. The evening entertainment was a mixed bag. It started with a typical kids mini-disco at 21:00. At 21:30 there was dancing but for some reason it always seemed to be Austrian / German style music. The show (performed by the Animation team) was at 22:00. On occasion this was okay but (for me) cringe-worthy on other occasions. When this was the case we abandoned and went to the bar to listen to the live music. That said I have to give the animation team 10 out of 10 for effort!! I never say a queue of more than 3 people at the bars and the bar-staff are friendly and provide more-than-generous measures.

The beach is a little stony so take something to walk into the sea in.

Really enjoyed it and would thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: We had a top floor room with a sea view (Room 1303) - paid a little extra but well worth it!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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8  Thank BaldEagle1967
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We have just returned from a family holiday booked through First Choice at the Athenee Palace. It's a lovely hotel, spotlessly clean, with beautiful spacious grounds which it shares with its sister hotel, the Garden. There are three outdoor pools and we didn't have problems finding sunloungers, also a green area with loungers, very pleasant. The hotel has a beach and there are more loungers and umbrellas there. Food was very good and apart from the large self service restaurant there is a snack bar, a pool bar looked as if it was about to open and there's a nice restaurant which serves mainly pizzas and burgers at lunchtime (not self service, sometimes it's nice to be waited on) and an a la carte menu in the evening. The kids club looked good and evening entertainment although not top notch was fine.
We had a corner bedroom with a large balcony, a view one side of the pool and sea and mountains the other, very nice. The curtain track was broken on the window that looked out to the pool and sea though and couldn't be pulled back, although I reported it to reception it was not
fixed. There was a large flatscreen tv with about 100 channels, but only 2 English speaking, both news.
The big problem with the hotel for us was the location, the nearest town is Cefalu, a lovely town 30 minutes away but there was no public bus service and a taxi cost 35 euros each way. The hotel runs a cheap coach service which you have to book the day before, either 9am-12noon or 3pm-6pm. On the Saturday of our holiday we went into Cefalu on the 3pm coach, we enjoyed the Cathedral and wandering around the shops and made our way back to the bus stop at 5.50, very hot and sticky. The coach had been only half full when we went into the town, but there was a massive queue and we wondered if we would get on. People must have gone into the town at 9am, or in a taxi, the driver didn't look at tickets. We got on, but my husband had to stand with about 20 others, the air conditioning didn't seem to be working and it was very uncomfortable.
The First Choice rep was good, we went on two trips, one to Etna and the other a meal in the mountains which was excellent.
If you are the kind of person (and I know there are lots) who is not fussed about leaving the hotel during your holiday, this is ideal for you, especially the all inclusive option, but we like to have a walk into a nearby resort for a change of scenery and there was no where near. If the bus into Cefalu was more efficient this would help a lot. I would still recommend the hotel, we all enjoyed our week there.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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9  Thank Patsy45
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