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

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Judith P
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“Wonderfully positioned spacious apartment with everything you need!”
Reviewed January 15, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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We have previously stayed at this apartment about two years ago in summer and returned this time in winter and saw snow from the windows! It is well positioned near the sea at Riposto and is an easy drive to a number of cities and Mt Etna. Rosario and his wife are wonderful owners/hosts who make themselves available as needed and check to ensure that all is going well and to recommend local amenities. This apartment is huge - three bedrooms and fully furnished for living. Our family included two children and my elderly father and we had plenty of room. It is both warm in the cold of winter (with unexpected snow!) and cool in the heat of summer (when we stayed in 2014). If we can find a way to travel again, we will be back again!

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Management Response
15 Jan 2017
What a lovely family!!! the best guests that you can hope to have at your home. Of course, now we can definitely say, we became friends. It has been very, very easy due to the fact that they are confidential, smiling and affable since the first contact two years ago. Really a lovely family.
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gcpc
Thornbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“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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“Incredible quality in every possible detail”
Reviewed September 2, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

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
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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
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
3 Aug 2015
We are awaiting you for the nex your vacation!
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