We decided to go to Etna Hut for 5 days following the great reviews on tripadvisor. Little did we know what to expect ! The past reviews all referred to Etna Hut and the 3 small huts just behind Etna Hut. We decided to go for what was thought to be a great option by renting out the Etna Villa located few metres away. We were welcomed by the owners who seemed very nice and were given the keys to go to the Villa .The villa exterior needed must doing however inside was like going into a 1940's hostel. Old furniture, horrible old fashioned curtains, not to mention the dust everywhere and filty kitchen full of insects plus plus. Thankfully there was a functional fridge and washing machine.The bedrooms and bathrooms were even worse. When one uses the bathrooms you feel that pipe works wanting to explode with the noise. Not once did we use the villa for dining considering the bad state of the kitchen, even the kids told us that everything was so disgusting.
The website said the villa was airconditioned but there are only 2 a/c in the whole house. We were two families and had to move the 5 kid's beds into our main bedrooms to cool off during the night. First night we were told that the hosts will be cooking pizza in their stove oven and so we decided to dine at the hut, foolishly without asking the price per person. Whilst sitting in the terrace the host suddently took off with her car and came back 20 minutes after when we realised that she came back with pizza boxes ( conveniently bought from a bakery shop close by) and presented same to us (half cold and nothing special ) which at the end of our holiday we were charged €120 excluding drinks for 4 adults and 4 kids. We were therefore taken for a ride once again ! The host were so unwelcoming and never even asked us if we needed anything during the 5 days that we did not even bother to dine or use the facilities (always with additonal charge) there again. At the end of the holiday we paid our bill and thankfully left the place! A piece of advise is not to be impressed with the website....look carefully at the photos of the villa before booking ( which conveniently were only loaded on their website the week before we arrived). Despite all this it did not ruin our holiday at all..... !!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The B & B Etna Hut is located in Nicolosi, in the heart of the Etna Park, near the highest and most active volcano in Europe, among pine forests and beautiful vineyards. Made of wood and lava, Etna Hut is a beautiful villa surrounded by a multicolored garden, which mirror the extraordinary vegetation of Etna. Equipped with tennis court, swimming pool and solarium, available for guest, the structure has its pride in the large panoramic terrace. The pool terrace is equipped with sun-beds, tables and umbrellas for the guests.There are 6 rooms: 1 double superior (large double with panoramic view), 3 double standard and 2 double economy (internal double with no view). All rooms are not smoking and equipped with every comfort: private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries (shampoo, towels), orthopedic mattresses, digital TV, air conditioning, safe with encryption. There are no single rooms but double single use.The internet connection is possible with WiFi from any part of the structure. Breakfast, included and served on the terrace, is basically sweet (but on request can also serve salty) with the inclusion of some typical products. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Etna Hut Bed And Breakfast Nicolosi, Sicily, Italy