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“Very nice and comfortable hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Main Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Cristoforo Colombo, 98027 Roccalumera, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Roccalumera
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“Very nice and comfortable hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very nice, modern hotel situated just in front of the Roccalumera beautiful crystal clear sea.
The rooms are clean, fully equipped, spacious and comfortable, all with a nice balcony for your private relaxing.
The hotel owns a private beach which is about 50-100m from the hotel and offers sunchairs and umbrellas for 5€ per person a day
The hotel has also a cafe which is very nice and also one of the best places in Roccalumera to have nice drinks or to make a break during the day and taste some local good food.
The hotel staff is friendly, professional and tries to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
We spent 10 days at Main Palace and we had a wonderful staying there.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Stayed here one night in September, Address was incorrect for my Garmin GPS! Frustrating!
Advertising said the hotel had internet in all rooms in the hotel, what it didn't say was that it was 5 Euros for 3 hours consecutively, runs out in 3 hours from when you begin access, and that if more than 2 or 3 people are on line the service is virtually useless!
The hotel also claimed a view of the beach at one price, they don't tell you about the traffic noise as it is on the main road in town! The other view is of supposedly Mount Edna, what we saw was a run down apartment 25 meters from our balcony looking into our room! Photo attached!
We also paid 8 Euros for secure parking in the basement, no security, the door didn't work to close in the garage, and no refund was issued as we prepaid the stay. Our car would have been more secure out front on the road in plain sight!
The air conditioning system didn't work, except on high all night and kept changing from too cold to too warm with too much noise to have a good sleep.
One good point the bed and linen was of an excellent Italian quality. We asked to change rooms but they were booked with a large tour from Brazil.
Everything was a surcharge, we wanted to use the room for a quick swim which would require a surcharge for towels!
Also they had a new, broken high tech balcony door which had a broken lock so we were essentially in an unsecured room all night.
The staff (not their fault) were unable to resolve any of our issues!
Management could make this a very good hotel by looking after some small details!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We´ve been there for our Honeymoon. The Hotel itself is probably the most impressive building and eyecatcher (especially at night) of the whole village and there is definitely no better place to stay in roccalumera than the main palace hotel.


pro:

- we´ve had room 230, to which an amazing whirlpool on an amazing terrace with an amazing view belongs.

- the room itself is quite big, and is equipped with a flat-tv + sky (mostly italian/english language), mini-bar and safe and also air condition.

- the bed is very comfortable, and we did sleep very well.

- the bathroom is not that big but modern and well done.

- the hotel staff is very very friendly, and try to make your stay as comfortable as possible - A+++

- the private beach is about 50-100m from the hotel and offers sunchairs and umbrellas for 5€ per person and day. (you can also just cross the street in front of the hotel and use the public beach for free if you like, or if you just want to jump into the crystal clear sea, not staying the whole day at the beach)

- the hotel offers a bar (mainly outdoor), which is public at night. very nice ambiente and also one of the best places in roccalumera - to have a drink.

- the breakfast is (italian like) mainly sweet, but very nice. the staff is prepared to serve your wishes if something is actually not available.

- you can also have lunch/dinner at the hotel (25€ each), which is in buffet form. but we did not take this option.



contra:

- the hotel is actually not completely finished yet which leads eventually to construction noise.

- the garage is one of the hotel´s construction sites. you have to fully pay for parking but the hotel refuses any responsibility for damages! (of course there where no damages) this is not what I expect, if I pay for parking my car between construction tools in a publicly open (the garage is always opened) garage.

- some things (especially in the bathroom) should be fixed. it is not that dramatic, but the holder for the towels or the toilet paper as well as some electric switches should be fixed properly.

- the privacy on the terraces of the rooms which have terraces is not really given. not really a problem, but sometimes this can lead to a kind of uncomfortable feeling.





at the end, we really enjoyed our stay as well as the main palace hotel. roccalumera itself is not that lively. restaurants are rare, but one of the best (la vela) is situated right next to the hotel. it is a good starting point for exploring sicily!
the main palace hotel is definitely the hotel of choice for a stay in roccalumera, and should always beeing considered when going to sicily.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Main Palace Hotel
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 98027 Roccalumera, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Roccalumera
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Roccalumera
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Main Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An impressive building in the centre of Roccalumera, the Main Palace Hotel offers a rooftop terrace with bar, and a 400-m² spa with fitness centre. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi and a balcony. The free private beach is 100 metres away.The elegant rooms of the Main Palace Hotel feature a flat-screen TV with Sky channels, individually controlled air conditioning, and a minibar. Some rooms overlook Mount Etna, and some have views of the sea. ... more   less 
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