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Very good
12 reviews
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designer bathroom with shower
suite room
electric Kettle in the suite room
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cot
bed room
bed room
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garden
Phoenician amphora in the garden
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Giardini Naxos, Province of Messina, Sicily

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Very good - based on 12 reviews
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Marmel198...
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The best accommodation in Giardini Naxos, hands down”
Reviewed 27 January 2015 for a stay in July 2014
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We spent a little under two months at this wonderful apartment, from early July until the end of August 2014. We were travelling with our two young children (twins, aged 15 months at the time)

To start with, the location is second-to-none. I mean, you cannot get a better situated apartment in Giardini Naxos. Located in a secure apartment complex right across the road from "Lido di Naxos" (probably the best known bar/pasticceria/gelateria in town), and right across the road from the beach, you get the best of both worlds. The apartment is secluded enough to give privacy, yet only a minute's walk from everything you need. A pharmacy is located immediately adjacent to the complex, and a terrific grocery store only a couple minutes walk away. There is a whole heap of great restaurants and cafes all within close walking distance. A short drive away there is a supermarket called "I Gabbiani" which was convenient for a longer stay like ours. Taormina is a 15 minute drive away; frankly, I wouldn't ever stay there as it's too expensive and the beach is too inaccessible. Giardini Naxos is a far better home base to explore this part of Sicily, especially for longer stays.

There is a parking spot included with the apartment, located in an underground basement. I was driving a large family-sized van and it was a little tricky to get in and out at first, but after a few days I became an expert.

As for the apartment itself, I can assure anyone reading this post that you will not do any better than this place in Giardini Naxos. Modern, spacious, trendy, clean, air-conditioned (trust me - you NEED air conditioning)....take a look at the alternatives online and you will see that there is nothing else quite like homeonsea. We fell in love with the place and were quite sad to leave in the end.

The hosts Alessandro and Lea were terrific from enquiry to arrival to departure. They are warm, hospitable, practical people without being intrusive and they did everything they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They even provided push bikes for us to cruise the lungomare (tip: if you are visiting in the summer, only do this in the early morning or evening - it gets incredibly hot during the day). They were also full of recommendations about what to do and where to eat.

We cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough. It's a real gem, as you will see for yourself if you are lucky enough to stay here.

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Liked best: The clean, modern spacious accommodation (a rarity in Italy!)
Liked least: Nothing - loved it all and would return in a heartbeat
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bettina C
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice place with very nice host”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Our eksperince of the place was positive from the first minut we stepped in the appartment. The beach is right on the other side of the road. The balcony is very nice and everything is nearby the place. The appartment was clean and we and our two children (8 and 16) both enjoyed being there. The host was very nice and helpfull both when we arrived and when we left.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
14 Aug 2014
Thank you for your nice comment.
We were happy for having been our guests, and we are happy that everything was perfect for your holiday in Giardini Naxos.
If you decide to come back to us we will be very happy, you will find also many new furnishings.
We love the modern design and as soon as we can add furniture to make the home more pleasant and welcoming.
You are a beautiful family, we hope to meet you again soon!
Our gardner said me, your doughter taught him a lot of words in russian.
Thanks again for your cordiality.
Alessandro & Lea.
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petlo
Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good location near the beach”
Reviewed 11 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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As earlier reviews mention it's not on the beach, but close. As close at in can be since it's a road between the beach and the residential quarters in Giardini Naxos. A bit of sea view from the balcony. It's also conveniently located in the very centre with most things needed just outside the door. The garden outside is really nice and well taken care of but the exterior of the houses is a bit rough.

Owners are very helpful and speaks good english. They gave us good advice about the neighbourhood and were available by phone or sms during our whole stay.

The apartment is recently renovated, nice and stylish. What keeps us back from giving it a 5* rating is that there is a few things that do need a bit of maintenance even though it's quite new.

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Liked best: The location, the garden
Liked least: There is a few things in the apartment that do need a bit of maintenance. Nothing too serious, but it would raise the overall impression.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 25-34
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sergey_si...
moscow
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“disgusting place”
Reviewed 17 March 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We were going to stay in this apartment for five days , but were forced to leave the next day, without refund. The walls are very thin, it was cold in the winter , in the summer , I think it will be hot . Conditioners cheapest brands very noisy . All wiring can not withstand the inclusion of two or more air conditioners off. Incorporating cutout located two hundred meters. Wiring located very dangerous , powerful electrical appliances included in the tees , can be fire. The apartment stands strong smell of dampness . If you look at the photo , you might think that the apartments are the first line of the sea . This is not so , the fourth line across the road.

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Liked best: nothing
Liked least: low quality housing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Windmills...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The heart of Italy - Sicilia Bella”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

Alessandro and Lea were very welcoming and warm as expected true Sicilian style. We felt right at home at this apartment tucked away from the main Via Naxos chaos but with a tranquil view of the sea. The property is well looked after and the children enjoyed the small playground. The apartment is spacious and comfortable, The location is ideal as we travelled south to Siracusa and north beyond the majestic Taormina and inland to the Etnae towns. Just perfect!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No wi-fi
Travelling group: Young Children
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