This hotel was quite perfect for a family vacation with large, spacious, and clean rooms with verandas overlooking the pristine pool and Mount Etna. Though there aren't any frills when it comes to the lodging itself, one doesn't visit Sicily to spend time in the rooms and they are, by all means, extremely functional with a lot of storage space and place to spread out. It's a great point for driving to nearby Mt Etna and the beautiful town of Taormina, however, you MUST have a car if you are planning to stay here as it's situated just enough outside of the main area to require self-transport.
A note to travelers who do not speak Italian, the staff was UNABLE to communicate well in English and we were unable to get any information with regards to the area from them because of the language barrier. This is where you'll have to be a bit adventurous and rely on your travel guides and previous research. The woman who checked us in was rude, yelling "Silencio" to the 8-year-old and 5-year-old children with us who were apparently speaking too loudly. It didn't work since they don't understand Italian and we were already in the process of telling them to keep their voices down anyway. On the flip side, if you're an American tourist who wants to be away from other American tourists (like I do), then this is the place for you since there were only locals here shacking up near the beach for their summer holidays. The room rate is inclusive of a decent breakfast spread and the staff won't mind if you take away a few extra items for later in the day. There is also a bar,gelateria, and restaurant if you choose to partake after hours.
I would recommend this hotel for anyone looking to save some money by staying outside of Taormina but who is daring enough to rent a car, zip around town, and drive right up to the base camp of Mount Etna. It's especially good for groups or families who need a little extra space that other places aren't able to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il King's House Hotel Resort rappresenta una delle nuove e moderne strutture alberghiere del caratteristico litorale Jonico-Etneo, situato sulla parallela del lungomare di Fondachello in Mascali a 200 metri dall'affascinante spiaggia... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- King's House Hotel Resort Fondachello, Sicily, Italy