Santa Tecla Palace Hotel was the best choice we could have made for our first visit in Sicily and the area of Catania.
The very first impression while approaching the hotel from above the main street was just so great since we did not expect to find an estate but just a standard 4 stars hotel like the others we have seen on our way to get here.
Passing through the gated entrance and entering the estate itself was again another amazing experience.
The hotel stands on its own land and has such a great privacy with no houses around or road traffic that we were just reassured by seeing it that it will serve our purpose of relaxing and enjoying time by the sea as well as the local lifestyle.
Stayed in a classic sea view room and we were pleasantly surprised to discover that photos were not giving justice to the rooms. Extra spacious both room and bathroom, tastefully furnished and with views that were just breathtaking.
The hotel facilities offered to guests are also to be highly recommended. Breakfast being a combination of traditional Italian dishes (loved the sweets and the croissants) and international ones was a great satisfaction.
Then the restaurants, the bar open all day, the sea that you could just go down by the rocks and dive in were just the elements that made our stay very special.
This hotel is definitely and highly recommended. But if you plan a holiday with young children then maybe it will not fit your needs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Santa Tecla Palace is nestled on the cliffs of the Sicilian volcanic coastline, overlooking the azure waters of the Ionian Sea, between Catania and Taormina surrounded by the Natural Reserve of Timpa di Acireale (CT). It's convenient location makes it easy to venture out into the countryside of the island and discover all of its nature and history. Visiting mount Etna is one of the musts since it is only 30min drive from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Santa Tecla Palace Hotel
- Hotel Santa Tecla Palace Sicily, Italy