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“Giardini better than Taormina” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Alexander
Ranked #16 of 38 Hotels in Giardini Naxos
Vancouver
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Giardini better than Taormina”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2012

Virginia is a lovely woman, and her staff are so nice! Virginia speaks English, the others mostly Italian. So practice!

The room was clean, and from our balcony we had the BEST view of Mt Etna and Taormina.

If you want sandy beaches, best bet is Giardini. Taormina's beaches seemed pebbly.

Hotel Alexander had easy access to wonderful restaurants on Giardini's "main strip".

The breakfast is very continental: Sicilian cookies, coffee as you request, bread and butter. On one morning I had hard-boiled egg.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

The hotel is very clean, the size of the room very good. We arrived at 9 PM, after battling traffic on the eve of Ferragosto. Unfortunately there was no one available at the reception desk to check us in for more than an hour. We found the room comfortable and clean. Parking was very difficult. No lot nor valet service. The bathroom was very basic. The sink's soap dish and cup holder were on the shelf, unmounted. The AC was adequate, although when we turned it on, and stepped out to get a bite to eat, we returned to find it and a bedside light had been turned off. A bit eerie. Again, the room was clean and basically serviceable.

Room Tip: Recommend you arrive before 6 PM. Bring your own towels.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ggbeaumont
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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2012

My friend and I were in this hotel for 10 days. Touristic agency booked this hotel for us. I was pleasantly surprised the moment I've entered the room. The room was huge. This was the room with two single beds and there was lot of space. This is not a general rule for Italy. We've had a big balcony with a sight to Taormina. The room is cleaned every single day, but if you want clean towels every day, you'll have to ask.
People working in the hotel are very nice. They will try to talk to you, even though they speak English poorly or don't speak it at all. They were interested to give us useful peace of information whenever we told them what we plan to visit.
Position of the hotel in the city is very, very good. Beach is near by, you don't have to walk long. Supermarkets (two of those) are near by. Bus stop to Taromina, Catania,... is also near by.
Few things this hotel is lacking to be perfect:
there is no refrigerator in the room
breakfast is poor (for the people that are not from Italy)
One general information, you should be aware off is city-tax you'll have to pay on your leave.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Aleksandra S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

Hotel is in the nice place, the owners are very nice, they keep it clean. The aircondition works fine, but after 2p.m. my main disapointment was poor breakfast, every day same jam, bagle, one butter and coffe with milk. If you ask for tea and coffe, you dont get milk. In other hotel, with the same price oure friends had egs, salami, cheese, juices and lot more. They even didn't gave us a pitcher of water on the table.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank marijamagdalena
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Property: Hotel Alexander
Address: Via Nixa, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Giardini Naxos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 38 Hotels in Giardini Naxos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alexander 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel Alexander is a newly built hotel, nicely decorated and furnished with care. Located 50 metres from the sea, is in the turistic centre of entertainment but in a quiet and silent place The warm and hospitable atmosphere in the hall, the comfortable rooms, the friendly owners will make your holiday at the Hotel Alexander pleasant and relaxing. The hotel is air conditioned and equipped with elevators and private parking. L'hotel ALEXANDER dispone di 29 camere, climatizzate, tutte con ampio balcone, con vista sullo splendido panorama dell'Etna o di Taormina, estremamente confortevoli e dotate di servizi igienici privati, televisione, e cassaforte. The Alexander hotel offers 29 rooms with air conditioned, all of them has large private balcony with beautiful landscape of Taormina or Mount Etna. All them are extremely comfortable and have private bathrooms, television and safe. La sua eccellente ubicazione a 50 mt dal terminal bus, permette di effettuare comode escursioni verso tutto il territorio della Sicilia, ed è facilmente raggiungibile sia dall’aereoporto di Catania sia dall’autostrada A 18.Its excellent location 50 meters to the bus terminal, allows for comfortable excursions to the turistic and historical place of Sicily, and is easily reached either from the Catania airport and from highway A 18 ... more   less 
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