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King's House Hotel Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Fondachello
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“Spacious, clean, and beautiful views!”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

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.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2008

The hotel is very good located in a quiet place 3 min walk from the beach.
It is small, cosy, consists of 3 buildings surrounding a pool.
Each room has balcony/terrace with excellent view to Etna. The view is fantastic!
The room is spacious, basic but clean.
Breakfast was very simple - cheese, ham, bread, jam, tea, coffee, juice (not very good).
Restaurant at the hotel looks good but we only had lunch there once. The staff doesn't speak English well but usually we haven't problems in communication.
Due to hotel location (far from tourist sites) it is essential to have a car. It is 15 min drive to Giardini Naxos, 40 min to Taormina, 40 min to south Etna, 40 min to/from Catania airport.
There is a pebble beach near the hotel, it is big, not overcrowded. Sea is very good but temperature of the water in the second half of June was 16-18 degrees Celcius.
I would highly recommend this hotel for comfortable and quiet stay.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: King's House Hotel Resort
Address: Via Dott. Mario Amato 23, 95016 Fondachello, Mascali, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Mascali > Fondachello
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Fondachello
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — King's House Hotel Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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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