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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Riposto, Province of Catania, Sicily

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gcpc
Thornbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment”
Reviewed November 4, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We (2 adults & 1 child) stayed at Casa Iolanda for 6 nights in Oct 16. The owners Rosario & Mariella greeted us on our arrival at 22:00 (they live in the next town) and showed us around the apartment and how everything worked, etc. They even provided milk, water, bread, meats and fruit for us - a lovely touch.

The apartment was very clean and has air conditioning, which was welcome as we stayed during very warm weather. All cooking and cleaning utensils are provided. Secure parking was available although we parked outside the apartment with no problems. The apartment is situated approx. 100 metres from the sea and within a short walk of the town centre.

The apartment had more than enough room for the 3 of us and is well located to explore Catani, Mount Etna and other local towns. I'm unsure of the local bus / train services so a car would be advisable. Two small supermarkets are both within a short walk (as you turn right out of the building).

Rosario & Mariella were always on hand if we needed any questions answered and were very friendly & hospitable towards us.

We would definitely stay again at Casa Iolanda and recommend it. Grazie!

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Liked best: Size of apartment
Liked least: Some noise heard from other apartments - but nothing significant
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
4 Nov 2016
Lovely family, the best people at whom you would like to entrust your apartment. They have been inside as owners. Also very kind and familiar with us. Just like old friends. Of course very suggested to all hosts as guests. Five stars for them too!!!
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Diego_B_L...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible quality in every possible detail”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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I have been travelling across italy during the last couple of weeks and this is by far the best apartment we have rented. Rosario and Mariella are wonderful and friendly hosts, they are always willing to help you, give you information and tips about what to do and where to go. The apartment is incredibly well equiped in every possible detail you can imagine. They received us with a pack of things like water, cookies, cleaning products, soap, shampoo, soap for the washing machine, etc. etc. etc. They even have a first aid kit! Thwy have air conditioned and led TVs, in every room. The sea view from the balcony is beautiful and we enjoyed a lot to have dinners there. Cleaning was stunning, Rosario and Mariella keep every corner of the house cleaned to perfection. I will also strongly suggest the location, Riposto is a lovely small village located very close to catania and taormina, it is actually much better to stay there and not in taormina (which is much more expensive, noisy, and where you will end up eating at an international chain with fake italian dishes, instead of having a real sicillian experience!). After some years of touristic trips I have to say that I never was so pleased with a renting like in this case,

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Management Response
3 Sep 2016
What a lovely family!!! we began the communication with a good professionality and have finished in a deep and respectful friendship. Of course we hope to have them into our property once again, as it is a pleasure to have contact with these special people. Thank you to have enriched our experiences.
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adrianD77...
Brisbane Region, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Great place, great location”
Reviewed May 4, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Fantastic location for this place and also a wonderful view. We were well looked after by the owners and enjoyed freedom, yet safety at this location. Easy to park, and better still great walks along the promenade. Places to eat as well as supermarkets nearby. Happy to recommend it to anyone.

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Liked best: Position position position
Liked least: The rubbish on the street, not the owners fault but rubbish is not nice, especially the beachfront
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
5 May 2016
Great people, very friendly and communicative. Just a pleasure to have them into my property. Strongly recommended to all hosts. Hope to see them once more in the future.
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Duiven, The Netherlands
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Nov 2015
Lovely family. Communication and smiling persons. It has been a pleasure to guest them in our apartment. The Children were very funny. Thank you for your stay. Suggested to all the hosts.
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Reviewed September 3, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Sep 2015
Amazing family! All, one by one, child comprised! Really hope to have again them in my apartments. If twice why not three times? Especially for Sofia(15 months old) that wants return to taste the sicilian cuisine! I am awaiting, Victoria, in the meanwhile have you nice days and good luck. Strongly recommended to all hosts!!!
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Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Travelling group: Solo
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Management Response
3 Aug 2015
We are awaiting you for the nex your vacation!
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Shrewsbur...
shrewsbury
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent apartment, in superb location.”
Reviewed June 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

From the first contact with the owner, the renting of this apartment has been very smooth, and worthwhile. We were met on our arrival very warmly and shown around. A lovely touch was the provisions that Rosario and his wife provided us with. Very kind. The apartment is large, and extremely well equipped. As good as home! We have been here for two weeks and return to England tomorrow. Due to the excellent location in Riposto, with very good local shops, eateries and bars we have not needed to take the car out in the evenings, which has meant a glass or two of very good local wine could be supped!! During the day it has been very easy to sight see. The. Circumetnea which is a single track railway starting in Riposto is superb. It goes around the villages of Etna, takes three and a half hours and ends in Catania. Then get the mainline train back to Riposto . By car it is very easy to get to Taormina , and many of the little fishing villages along the coast to Acireale and of course lovely Siracusa in the south. A very easy trip takes you to the southern slopes of Etna, get on the cable car, mini bus, then with a guide walk to a crater. Wonderful! Beach lidos are available on the coast road north, we had several days on sunbeds reading. All of this and much more from this excellent apartment. Thank you to the lovely owners, your interest and kindness has been much appreciated. We highly recommend this apartment to future guests. Lyn and Mike of Shrewsbury.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
7 Jun 2015
Lovely, lovely guests. We have had once more the luck to meet so good and precious people. Lynda and Mike since the first contact have been deeply observer of particulars. They asked about what the house and the place can offer to them and we are happy that they found what they were looking for. Them satisfaction is our target. Thank you Lynda and Mike and see you soon once again in Riposto.
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