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Tel Aviv, Israel
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

The hotel looks amazing outside. The pool is merged with the sea so the view is really beautiful. Inside though it's a little bit disappointing. The rooms are pretty basic, there is even no shelf for the soap in the shower which is really uncomfortable. The air conditioner is controlled from the reception which is a little weird I should... More 

Thank Alinar77
Haifa, Israel
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47 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

we were 3 couple in this hotel at the end of april 2016, the hotel locate in difficult place to arrive and to exit to tours, we got rooms in the old part of the hotel , in comparing to other hotels in Europe the rooms in the old part are similar to rooms in youth hostel. the tv is... More 

2 Thank Doron A
Valletta, Malta
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117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Santa Tecla is a holiday hotel situated in an excellent location on the water’s edge in the immediate outskirts of Acireale. You need a car to stay here but the hotel grounds provide ample car parking space. Particularly due to its location, the hotel is ok to spend some Summer holidays exploring the Sicilian coast and enjoying its clear blue... More 

2 Thank JonP64
New Zealand
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2015

I stayed here as part of a tour in September 2015. Although part of the hotel has been upgraded, we were put in the old half of the hotel. This was very shabby and dated and not that clean either - lots of mould in the shower. The first room we were given only had one light bulb working and... More 

Thank SueWelli2013
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2015

A nice place with a beautiful pool. Sea bathing is also good. The place you shouldn't stay at without a car. You can't rent an automate car, so take it into consideration if you don't want to travel by taxi. Taxi is expensive. You pay per number of passengers. A round trip to Catania and backwards cost 150 euro for... More 

Thank Bella Y
Wales, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

It is approximately 40 yrs old but has undergone many improvements / upgrades over recent years It has some 200 rooms 50% in the rear face towards the mountain the other 50% facing the sea The building has five floors the top one I believe consists mainly of suites and other rooms for wedding receptions? External walls are of contrasting... More 

2 Thank Topman1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

The hotel looks very nice from the outside, it's in a lovely location and has a great view. Free parking on site too. The staff is polite and friendly, especially in the hotel restaurant. I stayed there 3 times during the year on business trips and unfortunately every time there was something in my room which didn't work - light... More 

1 Thank Flya83
Eilat, Israel
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6 reviews
Reviewed 20 June 2015

we had a nice stay at the hotel. rooms where ok, but if you get the rooms with the sea view it might be great. showers were very small and TV was so old that my phone screen could compete it.. not much of faciliteis in the hotel in general- no gym or spa. nothing except the "must have" in... More 

Thank anat24
surrey, england
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117 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

It's like being in a 5-star hotel with 3-star aspirations. The structure is elegant, with airy public rooms and spacious, spotlessly clean comfortable bedrooms all with deep balconies to keep the mediterranean sun from beating in. Staff are friendly and accommodating. Maintenance problems were dealt with quickly and efficiently when any of our group reported a small problem. BUT. First... More 

Thank famwag
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014

We spent a five days vacation at this beautiful hotel. But we arrived at noon, we wanted to eat something, but the hotel doesn't have room service, so there was nothing to eat, the area where the hotel is located, was also sleeping. So no open restaurants. It is better to book an hotel in Catania or Taormina It's a... More 

Thank Hagit D

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Golf course
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Santa Tecla Palace is nestled on the cliffs of the Sicilian volcanic coastline, overlooking the azure waters of the Ionian Sea, between Catania and Taormina surrounded by the Natural Reserve of Timpa di Acireale (CT). It's convenient location makes it easy to venture out into the countryside of the island and discover all of its nature and history. Visiting mount Etna is one of the musts since it is only 30min drive from the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Santa Tecla Palace

Address: Via Balestrate 100, 95024 Santa Tecla, Acireale, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Catania > Acireale > Santa Tecla
Price Range: €85 - €148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Santa Tecla Palace 4*
Number of rooms: 182
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