Our first trip to Sicily we wanted something self catering but with a pool. We looked at reviews and chose this place.
When we arrived we were greeted by very nice staff who made you feel very welcome.
We were shown to our accommodation which was so disappointing. It was very small & very basic, one bedroom was so small that the bed was wall to wall. The kitchen area was very small (about a metre in total) and one of the two cupboard doors was hanging off. There was a very small L shaped bench which was the seating area - nowhere inside to put a table and chairs. The bathroom smelt of damp and when I closed the door to use the facilities there was hair and dust build up on the floor.
The air conditioning was on a meter. Right behind the accommodation was a train track which we were unaware of and was quite a noisy shock when a train went by.
The pool area looked inviting but a bit grubby. The beach was across the main road which was quite busy and an additional noise while sitting in the bar area.
This is budget accommodation but the price we were being charged was not a budget price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located approx. 60 km west of Messina, along the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily, Il Cicero is just in front of the Aeolian Islands and very close to the ancient Greek Roman town of Tyndaris. The Residence Il Cicero is based in an ancient garden, planted over 50 years ago at no more than 40 m far from the seashore. It’s a very special place where 25 small bungalows are literally submersed in tropical vegetation. A new space, where you can find 8 Mobil homes has been created in 2009. All our accommodations (bungalows or Mobil home) are equipped with TV, safe, telephone linked to switchboard, 1 beach umbrella and 2 deck chairs on our private beach as well as free access to our private swimming pool. Our pool is double, and the smallest one is specially made for very young children (as you may see on our website's pictures) Our inner reception office will be at disposal to supply any guest’s needs and make their holiday the most easy and relaxing. Since they are a few steps away from the long stretch of fine (and sunny) beach of San Giorgio, going for a swim is something you can do easily, on foot, simply wearing your bathing suit and a towel. Each property, is self catering and can comfortably accommodate up to 4 or 5 persons; each has a front terrace where our guests can relax, have breakfast, have a candle-lit dinner . Il Cicero as got a diving center P.A.D.I, organize all kind of excursions to the Aeolian Islands, Etna and all the historical and archaeological Sicilian sites as well as transfers from Catania and Palermo’s Airports. ... more less
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