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Grand Hotel Faraglioni - Catania area

4 stars
Lungomare dei Ciclopi, 115, Aci Trezza, Aci Castello, CT, Italy, ‏‎1-844-302-2242

Ancient fishing villages, Greek myths and legends and the imposing form of Mount Etna form a captivating backdrop to this luxury 4 star hotel between Taormina and Catania. The Grand Hotel Faraglioni nestles on the lower slopes of this world famous volcano in the beautiful Cyclops Bay, and has breathtaking views of the coast and the sea. From the hotel you can also see the Norman Castle and the Faraglioni rocks, which Greek legend has it came from the chunks of lava that the Cyclops hurled at Ulysses on the hero’s escape. These incredible cliffs have become an icon of the Sicilian coastline and make a stunning setting as the sun sets behind them.


As this deluxe hotel is in the heart of Acitrezza, an old fishing town with all the charm of the Mediterranean, it is a wonderful place to walk around and soak up the atmosphere of typical island life. If you want to discover the other delights of the region, then you are only 8 km (4.9 miles) from Catania, with its diverse architecture, Roman ruins and enchanting piazzas. It is Sicily’s second largest city (and Italy’s tenth) and so also offers an impressive range of shops, entertainment venues, parks and museums.


Taormina is only 35 km (21.7 miles) away, and is another wonderful destination for beaches, archeology and lively festivals and events. Messina, Giardini Naxos and Siracusa all make great days out as well, and can be easily reached by car. You certainly won’t be short of things to entertain, fascinate, admire and inspire you, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff of the Faraglioni Grand Hotel are happy to be of assistance.


Awe-inspiring views!

You will appreciate the warm greeting and welcoming ambiance from the first moment of your arrival at this Acitrezza Faraglioni rocks hotel. Start your holiday with a fresh cocktail in the lobby bar or stretch out on the solarium and enjoy glittering sea views as you top up your tan. As the splendid bay is just a stone’s throw away, you can take advantage of the sun loungers, deck chairs and beach umbrellas for guest use on the private rocky beach.


The Grand Hotel Faraglioni also has a charming winter garden, and is the perfect venue for celebrations, social gatherings, banquets and gala evenings. Live music, disco and nightclub entertainment can also be arranged, and if you are looking for a romantic break or honeymoon, then top-class care and attention is at your disposal at all times. Professional guests will find 4 conference/meeting rooms available for those VIP gatherings to host up to 250 people, and the hospitality team will always be glad to offer help and support. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected during your stay and convenient roundtrip airport shuttle service is available for an additional fee.


Memorable excursions and trips!

As you are staying in such a gorgeous coastal area, you will no doubt want to explore it in the best possible way – by boat! The staff can organize thrilling trips out to the Faraglioni rocks, to see these legendary monuments up close and give you the chance to admire the beautiful coastline from the sea. Other travel itineraries can be arranged by reception at this Sicily Catania seafront accommodation, along with transfers to and from the airport. After you have worked up a healthy appetite, head to Le Terrazze, the hotel’s renowned beachfront Pizzeria Restaurant & Piano Bar where you can look forward to mouthwatering Sicilian dishes, freshly caught fish, wicked desserts and a choice of fine wines – a superb way to round off the day.

Good3.9 / 5
  • Great views of the sea! Would have taken a boat out if more time. Very helpful staff.…Sep 1, 2014
  • Don't waste your time on big cities and big name hotels. This was a great way to see some…Jun 10, 2013
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Hotel Info: ‎1-844-302-2248‎

from $58
  • Standard Room
  • Single Room
  • Double Room Single Use
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Room, Sea View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets allowed

  • 1 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *

Parking

  • Free self parking (limited)

Policies

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.50 per person, per night, up to 3 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in lobby
Accessibility
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This beachfront restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Grand Hotel Faraglioni - Catania area’s small print

Policies

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.50 per person, per night, up to 3 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Grand Hotel Faraglioni - Catania area

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