We travelled to Aci Castello in October for nine days and stayed at this lovely apartment overlooking the sea. Valeria, our host, greeted us upon arrival as agreed and is a warm, welcoming host who has become a friend. I cant say enough about Valeria - she made the booking process very easy, offered lots of suggestions, helped with taxis when our Italian was a bit weak and left lots of Sicilian treats for us during our stay. THANK YOU!!. The apartment was a dream - directly overlooking the sea with the sounds of the waves crashing below. It is much larger than the photos with high frescoed ceilings, lovely tiled floors, a modern bathroom with good water pressure and shower head and a fabulous kitchen overlooking the terrace. The bedroom is large with a balcony overlooking the cobbled street below with glimpses of the piazza. The bed is very comfortable with nice linens which is important to us. We loved overlooking the balcony in the bedroom and watching the locals go about their daily lives. The location, just off the main piazza was perfect for all our needs with lovely restaurants, cafes and the castle ruins (great views and good swimming nearby). The apartment was very well stocked (DVD player for music, TV, plenty of storage for bags, great kitchen (we cooked some amazing meals with the local seafood which we savoured on the terrace). The apartment is on the first floor which was great for the views and we enjoyed using Valeria's telescope to watch the fisherman every day. There is life around you at Suite on the Sea and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Aci Castello is a quaint town with plenty of restaurants, grocers, pharmacy, wine bar (they sell wine to go for 2Euro per litre that is very good)....and lots of patisserie shoppes. The local people are very friendly and we really felt we arrived as strangers but left as friends. Overall Aci Castello and particularly Suite on the Sea made for a fabulous holiday. It is very accessible to Catania, Taormina and any other day trips you could think of. We enjoyed relaxing, swimming and eating but if you wanted to be more active there is kayaking in Aci Trezza and excursions to Mt Etna. I would definitely recommend the apartment as it was spotless,well presented and Valeria really went the extra mile to make our booking process and stay very enjoyable. This apartment is excellent value for the money and we cant wait to visit next year!
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