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The front desk worker was very helpful and friendly. The hotel was located conveniently and our rooms were spacious--we had an adjoined double room and triple suite. Air conditioning worked and the bathrooms were clean. Breakfast was served in the courtyard with a nice selection of local pastries and jams.
This hotel occupies several renovated buildings around a small piazza, close to the port and ten minutes from the main sights. Many come for the famous restaurant La Madia, but we also had a wonderful meal at the port recommended by the staff at the hotel. The bedroom was comfortable but reached by a creaky ladder from the rest of the room and bath.
This is unique and memorable. Do not be put off by its authenticity. It is clean and the bathroom is modern and smart. In spite of it being noisy, it goes blissfully silent as can be at about 10 p.m. or so. The receptionist tried to be and mostly was helpful. He was very pleasant about us being late (after a road delay) and when we foolishly locked our key in the room (because the locks are a bit clumsy to manage.) Breakfast was rather dull compared to others and a little pre-packaged. You can eat in a cafe al fresco in the square which is quaint but can be a little busy too. The room can be very noisy with building work, street noises, especially screaming, noisy children. The ancient wooden ceilings mean that any footsteps over your head appear very noisy.
Very kind and helpful personnel. Perfect location in the old town with walking distance to beach. The room was very special (+++) with an interesting layout and a nice view over the little square. Breakfast buffet including sicilian sweets.
The position and the kindness of the staff