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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gianni House

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Gianni House
Ranked #55 of 112 Taormina B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere”
Reviewed 20 August 2012

"Pros": The stuff is brilliant, really helpful and speak good english, the atmosphere is amazing, you feel like you are in italian family. There is always someone in the reception so you can get help during all day. Near the reception is a small refrigerator where you can buy water, juice, light alcohol, if you forgot to do it in town. Big beach towels are avaliable for rent for 5 euro. The location is a strong plus: you walk to recanati (busstop, huge supermarket, many cafes and restaurants, main discos of Giardini) in 5min, to recanati beach - in 7-10. The bus stop is just by the hostel, there is also a nice bakery where you can try cannoli, ice cream and lots of other sweets.

"Cons": As the temperature was around 35 degrees in the night, it was really hard to sleep due to the absence of air condition. We left the room about 1-2 pm every day and no one cleaned it or changed towels during 5 days of our stay. Also, they claim to have check-in at 4 pm, but my room was ready only at 8 pm.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

There's no hot water. This was the most expensive hostel we stayed at on our trip to Sicily, yet there was no hot water. You are not allowed to have any outside alcohol. So, if you imagine sipping wine on the roof, you will have to buy theirs at 8 euros a bottle. The photos look much nicer than the actual place..trust me.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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San Francisco, CA, USA
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2012

I stayed here for a week and it was so much fun to meet all the people from all over the world, and make friends, and even get to have dinner like we were family! The food that Gianni makes is fantastic, and we even got to try local Sicilian specialties as a treat from him. The place is very clean and the rooftop is amazing...so relaxing up there and I even got to watch Mt Etna erupt from up on the roof. It's really close to three different beaches, and the bus to Taormina picks you up right out front, and only takes 15 minutes. The staff will also make you feel right at home. Loved it here!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Brasilia, DF
1 review
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Gianni House is amazing!
This hostel has everything you need
Nice roons, very clean, great and delicious food, laundry service, wi-fi and specials people.
Giardini Naxos is a paradise. You can walk in the beach and the sea in front of you will put peace inside your heart.
Taormina (10 min by bus) it's one of the most romantic cities in the world.
And what about the italians?
They are amazing and specials.
The nightlife in Sicily it's something unique.
You gonna fall in love. After you try, you'll never go back home the same.
Just Gianni House can give you this! only dude!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
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Thank di_martinelli18
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Austria
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2012

The hostel has a central location and the public connections are really good. All persons of this clean and beautiful hostel are really friendly. The housemade Pasta is legendary and you have to try it. The rooms are really comfortable and every room has his own toilett and shower. We will come again in summer!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Mr_MarRic
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Flemington, New Jersey
1 review
Reviewed 16 December 2011

This is not a place to be missed. If you go to Sicily, you must stay here!!! Gianni House is so helpful for your stay. Stop here and you will not regret it - I promise. This is the best place I have ever stayed. Great information, meals, rooms - everything you need is here!!! :)

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

My husband and I stayed at this hostel for a few days. We stayed in the dorms, which are quite small, because the private rooms seemed overpriced. In fact, for the location it seemed a bit overpriced when you can stay in the hostel in Taormina for the same price or less. So, first of all I recommend staying in Taormina.
The staff, who are mostly volunteers are GREAT and super helpful. However it didn't seem that Gianni could see that as he would frequently yell at them (maybe this is the Italian way...?) and they seemed to be quite nervous and frustrated around him, which effects the atmosphere. the place was clean and breakfast is included. There is an espresso machine, but only for staff not for guests...another thing that seemed strange. So, overall an ok hostel, but a weird sort of vibe.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jennifer P
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Property: Gianni House
Address: 47 Via Pergusa, 98035, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
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Ranked #55 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of Sicily is right outside our front door and Mt. Etna, the sea, and the Taormina hills can be seen from or our lovely rooftop terrace where we socialize or just relax and take in the Sicilian sunshine! We are 200 meters from the bus station which will provide you with daily bus excursions to Mt. Etna, Siracusa, Cefalu, Alcantara Gorge, Noto, the Aeolian Islands, Agrigento, Messina, and Palermo! ... more   less 
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