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“Truly welcoming Family-run hotel, fantastic location”
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Hotel Federico II
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Reviewed August 12, 2010

We arrived late in the evening (just after midnight) after a long drive from mainland Italy, but had called ahead to advise of this. The wonderfully friendly Sicilian family who run the hotel were able to prepare us dinner before the kitchen closed, and we were tucking in 5 mins after arriving (food was excellent). The son of the owners even parked our car in the winding, narrow streets for us - what a first impression!!

The hotel itself is great - set back from the main town square, smack bang in the centre of the town, down a side road. The room was exceptionally clean, high ceilings, and even had a balcony overlooking the windy street at the side. It all made for a very pleasant stay.

The staff couldn't be more accomodating or friendly - always on hand to offer advice on things to see, places to eat, trips etc. they really bent over backwards. The hotel restaurant is fantastic too - we had a very nice meal here, and very reasonably priced. Great local wine list too.
The hotel is located perfectly for the local sights - a short walk to anywhere in the town. Our balcony view was great too, a real slice of Sicilian mountain living down the winding back roads of the town.

I can't fault anything with the experience.

There's a fantastic pizza restaurant nearby too, offering a panaromic view over one side of the town and the valley below. Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2010

This was our second trip back to Hotel Federico II. Franco and Maria are the best of hosts. Dinner was fantastic and the atmosphere was just great. Our room was clean and well furnished and had a modern bathroom. Most of all we were treated almost like family. We plan to return around Christmas this year. Cant wait

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 19, 2009

Friendly family run hotel. Just been converted. Decor and furnishings excellent. Restaurant very good. Owner very friendly and knowledgeable.

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2009

We have nothing but praise for this hotel. The owner was very friendly and helpful (even led us by car to the hotel!) The room was very clean and well serviced. The room and bathroom were large and had a balcony. Good central location in this fairly quiet village with magnificent views of Mount Etna. Parking was in the local square.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 4, 2009

The minute I saw The Hotel Federico II on Expedia I knew that was the place to stay...This was my first time to Italy and I wanted to capture the authenticity and culture and lifestyle. My fiancé and I were extremely pleased at the warm and cozy appearance of the hotel....the hosts & hostess' made us feel like we were family a home away from home, with their friendly service and helpful hints to make our dream vacation a memory that will last a lifetime. I highly recommend The Hotel Federico II - we have traveled often and this hotel had to be one of the nicest we have ever stayed in. I also believe that the star rating should be higher. The food, amazing. The rooms spotless. The service impeccable, all this in a hotel nestled in the quaint town of Castileone, with its cobblestone streets and historic sites. It is centrally located in the mountains with spectacular scenery of Sicily. The hotel is close to many attractions including, Mt. Etna and Taormina which we visited often during our 8 day stay...Can't wait to go back

Andrew & Carmela Abbadessa

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 25, 2009

Completely new, 60 Eur per night, rooms are big and clean as well as the bathrooms. Unfortunately the hot water was not really hot...

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank DinkaYa
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Reviewed October 28, 2008

The hotel is situated in a small and very scenic village which has a fantastiv view over the Alcantara area. You can get there by bus but in general it's better to have a car to experience the area. The hotel has been restored very tastfully maintaining it's original features. The rooms are spacious and aestetic.
The staff is very helpful an friendly and makes you feel welcome every second.
In the affiliated restaurant "Sine tempore" the typical sicilian food and regional products were excellent and the prices good value for money.
If you are looking for a restful place to stay and like the experience of Sicilian life and hospitality I just could recommend this lovingly run hotel!

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Maggiore Baracca 2, 95012, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Castiglione di Sicilia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Castiglione di Sicilia
Price Range: $55 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Federico II 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Between the extraordinary territory of the Etna Park and uncontaminated Alcantara Valley, on a sandstone hill , is located the medieval town of Castiglione di Sicilia. Here in the heart of its historic centre, in an ancient palace of 14th century, completely renovated was born Hotel Frederick II. The hotel offers 9 rooms, all elegantly furnished and equipped with every comfort and is the ideal place to spend a holiday in relax for discover the natural beauties ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Federico Ii Hotel
Hotel Federico II Sicily/Castiglione Di Sicilia, Italy

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