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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Giarre, Province of Catania, Sicily

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Greg S
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Beautiful flat but in the worng location”
Reviewed 13 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Casa della Giara is probably the most beautifully and generously appointed holiday accommodation we've ever stayed in. The flat has everything that a visiting family could desire, especially if they intend to eat all their meals there. The extensive terraces that surround the flat are also beautiful.

There were one or two maintenance issues, and although they did affect our enjoyment for one evening, were quickly dealt with by Salvo (the owner) the next day.

Our biggest problem was the location in Giarre. We chose Giarre as it is close to Etna, and convenient for a ride on the Circumetnea railway. Giarre is a most peculiar little town, and seems to be almost devoid of restaurants and street-side bistros. As we did not want eat at home every evening we tried to find local restaurants. These were few and far between, and not easy to find, even with GPS guidance to the supposed address. The few that were around all seemed to be closed on Sunday, and many were also closed on Monday.

There is quite a smart looking central piazza but, in contrast to most other Italian towns, is almost devoid of bistros. This marred our experiance considerably.

Casa della Giara may be OK for large families who wish to eat in every night, but for anyone looking for some night life and also wanting to visit Etna, I would suggest you try staying in Catania.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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LauraZum
Brisbane, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Outstanding Accommodation and Perfect Host”
Reviewed 12 November 2016 for a stay in September 2016

This was our second stay at Casa della Giara and as always it was an exceptional visit. The owner was so friendly and helpful and nothing was an inconvenience or drama.

I would highly recommend Casa della Giara!

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Rosie Z
Brisbane Region, Australia
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“Spacious apartment with large bedrooms located in central Giarre”
Reviewed 8 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

We were pleasantly surprised with the size of apartment and the large double rooms. The kitchen came fully equiped with all the necessary items. The owners Salvo and Rosie provided complimentary champagne and snacks, they really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The internet connectivity was quite speedy and met the requirements for our trip. As we visited during the middle of winter, we were appreciative of the room heating and underfloor heating in both bathrooms.

The neighbourhood was quiet yet located close to the centre of Giarre, just a short walk from numerous cafe's and pasticcerie's.

Overall, we would definitely recommend this apartment to our family and friends, and will no doubt be back in the future.

Travelling group: Large Group
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Nella-fo
Malta
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11 reviews
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“Excellent :) :) :)”
Reviewed 30 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

A well cosy, clean, spacious and furnished apartment. The owner Salvo and his wife were very helpful and welcoming. Will sure to visit again.

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Liked best: very warming apartment. Helpful owners :)
Travelling group: Young Children
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31 Dec 2015
Thank You very much! I hope to have you as my guest again very soon.
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Leon G
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017
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Nicola G
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Liked best: Ospitalità del proprietario
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
Your age range 18-24
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Porto Empedocle, Italy
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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9 Nov 2015
Grazie di cuore Enzo!
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