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Villa Hirschen
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Reviewed 10 September 2011

My Girlfriend and i were made very welcome by Mr Russo,the Hotel was very comfortable with great views of Etna and and down towards the coast,highly recommended

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

Zafferana Etnea is a delightful small hillside town. Superb views to the sea & to Mt Etna. In August lots going on in the town. Performances in the amphi- theatre, open air dancing in the centre. A vibrant atmosphere after dark in the town plazza, but not alot happens until after 10pm, so best do as the locals do, take a siesta. Everyone I met was friendly & happy to see tourists. Daytime trips to nature reserves, the coastal towns & Mt Etna hikes are all available. Note, Poor beaches, black lava, some are difficult to access the water. Public transport is none too frequent so a car is a great benefit. Villa Hirschen, a family run B&B. Situated on a large elevated site above the town. 20 mins easy walk into centre, much more testing coming back up the fairly steep hill. Pleasant, quiet , well appointed en suite rooms with air con, fridge & safe. Good selection for breakfast. Secure gated car parking. Outside seating area.. The family are always around, they are helpful and usually happy to oblige by providing transport locally. Little English spoken but fluent in German. They have an arrangement with a local hotel pool to enable guests to swim there, (at reduced cost).

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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 August 2011

Had a wonderful stay. Mr Russo and his family can't do enough for you. It's up the hill from the town centre and is a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the busy square. Suggest you hire a car as buses aren't that available if you want to go further afield but to be honest Mr Russo will drop you off if you ask.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

stayed 1 night in July 2011 while touring the Volcano. Very nice owner arranged for a guide to take us to the craters and to the different sightseeing areas around it. We had a spacious, very well lit, quiet and clean room, which included a nice terrace to enjoy the view of the roofs and steeple of Zaffarea Etnea (the B&B is 5-10 min walk from the central square, a nice walk to take when coming back after great dinner in the village). Will be back if in the Etna area again!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 October 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via delle Ginestre 38, 95019 Zafferana Etnea, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Zafferana Etnea
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Zafferana Etnea
Price Range: £42 - £69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Villa Hirschen 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Hirschensorge sulla turistica Zafferana Etnea, città che affascinò poeti, pittori e star, a metà fra il mare e l’Etna, immersa nella natura e nelle antiche tradizioni della Sicilia autentica. Sede ideale per effettuare escursioni nel parco dell'Etna e nelle principali città d'arte siciliane, Villa Hirschen è immersa nel paradiso boschivo etneo, in una moderna struttura con grande parcheggio interno. Ci piace offrirVi il miglior comfort ( TV satellitare, radio, frigobar, aria condizionata, mini cassaforte, telefono diretto e tanto altro) ed – al contempo – il fascino di una vista sul mare e sull'Etna che davvero non possiamo descriverVi. Situated in the tourist Zafferana, a town which attracted poets, writers and stars, halfway between the sea and the 'Etna, surrounded by nature and ancient traditions and authentic Sicilian.An ideal base for excursions in the Etna Park and most major cities in Sicily, Villa Hirschen is immersed in the paradise forests of Etna, in a modern facility with great parking. We like to offer you the best comfort (TV, radio, minibar, air conditioning, mini safe, direct dial telephone and much more) and - simultaneously - the charm of a sea and Mount Etna, which really can not describe. ... more   less 
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