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Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Not cleaned hotel, not hospitality staff. They write that they have private parking, but it's false. Poor breakfast. When we came downstairs to ask where is restaurant , the woman on reception talked on phone and didn't put any attention on us. So we found it by ourself. Totally dirty. Never stay again.

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Thank Christina R
California
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Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

We decided to stay here for our last 2 nights in Sicily, instead of Catania. We wanted our last 2 nights to be in a picturesque town on the water. And, Acitrezza was an excellent choice. Hotel was nice, ocean view overlooking the large black boulders the Cyclops threw at Ulysses into the sea! Nice eateries are all within a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

This hotel was good. The breakfast was really great. The staff is very nice and lifeguard and breakfast server remembered us each day. The beds unfortunately are very very hard. Overall it was a nice place to stay.

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Reviewed 14 October 2015

The Hotel is very charming, nicely directely at the seaside with a wonderful view. The rooms are big and ok, not to pretty and really getting ready for a renovation. the staff was very nice helpful. Busstop Close and a lot of seafood Restaurants nearby. The Hotel Website lookes better than the Hotel.

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Castel Guelfo di Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

On the phone rate is 93EUR, but booking it here it is 70EUR.. Built in 70s with the charm of a bunker/ 2 storey car parking, hall stinks, not ventilated, main door broken (since!? When?!). Access to b/f is from outside, or thru a devastated in-ground tunnel 2m large... In there....the spoiled b/f area, a radio broadcasts funky noisy commercials.... More 

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direzione h, Direttore at Grand Hotel Faraglioni, responded to this review

Dear "not guest" (as you have not stayed at our hotel), your analysis made upon 10-15 minutes inspection in the entrance-hall and breakfast room of our hotel, without even a look at the room reserved, is impressive. We do not want to argue about architectural sense of beauty, nor about musical preferences, being these strictly personal. Your request on the... More 

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

If you want an hotel close to the sea in Aci Trezza this is probably the only option. That seems to be, imho, its the only positive aspect of the hotel. Whilst claiming 4 stars I have no idea what that is based on. The hotel seems to have been designed as a conference centre with the option of using... More 

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Reviewed 4 September 2015

The Hotel is listed as a 4* hotel but is nothing more than an average 3* hotel. Certain things such as chipped breakfast crockery and pealing ceiling paint are surely not on for 4* hotels. The Free Parking is nothing more than a joke. Wifi reception was poor However business is all about location and surely the location makes up... More 

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Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Recommended by locals, you will not find a better breakfast with a view anywhere. Rooms are large, clean and comfortable. Television stations are limited to news if you're are English. Staff is excellent, helpful and courteous. A nice place to revisit.

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Mtarfa, Malta
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

A lovely spot for relaxation. Great staff, whether at reception (to promptly attend to every need from transport to a little hitch with a shower head), or the cleaning lady who, without even being asked to obligingly observed our habits to have our room done at a convenient time, or the lifeguard at the private sunlounger deck who was always... More 

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Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

The hotel is situated in a great spot. The views are magnificent, huge choice of places to dine out! Nice place to stay a night or two. We staid with a little toddler. The cot bed was set for us. The room was clean and tidy in an old Italian style. The continental breakfast was fulfilling. The downsize of that... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Faraglioni

Address: Lungomare Dei Ciclopi 115, 95021, Aci Castello, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Aci Castello
Price Range: $75 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Faraglioni 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Faraglioni Province Of Catania, Sicily - Aci Castello
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Aci Castello
#5 Luxury Hotel in Aci Castello
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“ask for a room with view over the sea”
 of 5 bubbles Anygisi, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Thehotel rooms with both sea views and views of the lane behind. Choose the former which whilst more expensive are also larger.”
 of 5 bubbles Biker21_11, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the seaview rooms. If seaview rooms are not available go for another hotel as the non seaview rooms overlook a narrow noisy street”
 of 5 bubbles JB0807, 4 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Sea views are breathtaking”
 of 5 bubbles NatalieHeywood, 12 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Definitely pay the upcharge for a sea view room. Otherwise your balcony will look out over an ugly view.”
 of 5 bubbles 961diannew, 7 May 2015 | Read review
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