To start, it is by no means a four star hotel. The rooms are ancient!! cheap ceramic tiles, bathroom with towels, some of them threadbare, water coming from the ancient shower cold....
We had made a reservation of a sea view room THREE months in advance, only to get there and find we were on the first floor, with a view to the roof of some building, PLUS the railway track! They said we were facing the sea..(yes, in the direction of the sea, but no sea view) Finally after raising up my tone, and after I had been assured there were no more rooms, "by miracle" they found a room for us on the second floor. This was a hint of what was to come...The hotel privileges friends, outsiders that are not even staying in the hotel..On the beach, same system, you will never get front row umbrella because that is for their "friends" , at night, they invite you to dance in the beach bar..The only thing you do is to spend money on drinks, BUT they don't let you sit at the bar, because EVERYTHING is reserved to friends coming from God knows were...I had paid for 2 rooms for 10 days, and I didn't have the right to sit at the bar....Too much!!
Breakfast leaves much to be desired: no natural juices, no fruit salad (and you are in Sicily) Pastry must be supermarket bought...I forgot to say that the beach staff is the rudest I have seen in years...One of them came at 6pm (best time on the beach) and he closed my umbrella, and put my things and clothes on the sand, because he had to leave...a real nightmare!!
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