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we like our room very much, everything was shining! Friendliness of the staff! Poor breakfast buffet
clean rooms, staff (my luggage didn't come of the plane and the staff called the airport several times to check the status). beautiful pool area, breakfast (fresh orange juice and home made fruit salad every morning). great place to chill at the pool. The hotel is located near a very busy road (SS114), the main road of Giarre. Giarre itself is a not very interesting village: cars, cars, cars. there are only 3 rooms with views on the Etna, the other rooms are much smaller too. We stayed in the building close to the exit. When we turned of the airco at night, the noise of main road was audible. We do not recommend the restaurant. (best restaurant: Ciampoli in Taormina, it's on top of the building of the 5 star hotel El Jebel. fantastic views, great food and value for money: 6 course menu including a bottle of wine and water for 120 Euro(for 2).
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Very nice stay at the hotel. Nature, lemon farm, warm atmosphere.
The staff went above and beyond to respond to our needs and were always friendly and cheerful. One staff member arrived at 5am to prepare breakfast and open the gate for us because we had an early flight. The breakfast was substantial and dinners were excellent; the cook happily made items not on the menu. The location provided mountains, country and beach all in one quiet peaceful location. We felt very comfortable. The roadsigns leading to the hotel took us to a road that was closed and it was very difficult to find another way to the hotel. Need to provide alternate directions.
We really loved it out at Galea Agritourismo. In the middle of the lemon trees, with the lovely restaurant, rooms and swimming pool and places to sit outside. Not to mention the view on the Etna in the morning. Staff is very helpful and friendly. We had a very relaxing and assured feeling here. Very good food in the restaurant. Compliments to the chef. Would recommend it to everyone. Only downside was that we had a room close to the kitchen, which was really noisy. Especially when door was open. Sometimes there where big diners for a big group and the kitchen only stopped working at 4 o'clock in the morning. A pity, because all the rest is top.
Apart from the quiet and lovely location amongst lemon trees, the italian cuisine of the restaurant was the best we ever had! The staff was really friendly and tried to fulfill all wishes. Good place for children as there is plenty of space around the hotel and a big swimming pool. The Galea Farm House was not easy to find due to road works.
The situation of the rooms in the beautifull citrus plantage with the swimming pool from where you can see the sea and the etna is really very nice. A good place to relax, yet just outside Riposto. Also a good place to visit Etna (north and South), Taormina, and some beautifull beaches are easily reached by car. Rooms are fine with a private porch. Breakfast is good quality. Also the evening meals in the restaurant are prepared with care, good taste and good value for money in comparison with restaurants in town. We would stay here again. The location is not so easy to find the first time (and even the second time). In the rush hour the main streats of Riposto and Giarre are crowded. It would help if a map with access alternatives is provided.
We found the hotel good and the Staff espesially Antonio remarcable friendly and helpfull.
Casansaldo is clean and well thought out. Every morning we had a lovely view of Etna. The location was convenient for what we wanted to see in the area. Parking on the premises was handy. Most of all, what made our stay was Antonio. He explained the area, looked after all of our demands and introduced many of the great restaurants in the area.