About this listing
The condominium Rosal is located in front of the sea in the center of Giardini-Naxos, a place famous and privileged, the epicenter of the Sicilian tourist life, regardless of the season!
In the building there are two elevators and private parking on request. On the ground floor of the building there are a pharmacy, a bank, a beauty salon, a perfume shop, a bar. Nearby there are numerous bars, restaurants, cafes, supermarkets, shops, Internet cafes, the harbor and the bus stop to go to the Airport, Taormina and all other tourist places.
The condominium is about 50 meters away from the sea. All central beaches of Giardini-Naxos are located in front of it. The beach with fine sand is available both free of charge or for payment. You can choose between renting sunbeds with umbrella or staying on the sand.
The apartment is located on the 5th top floor of the highest seafront condominium of Giardini-naxos, so you can enjoy panoramic view of 270 degrees over the sea and Etna.
The apartment is furnished and completely equipped with all necessary and essential things, WiFi presents, consists of living-room with sleeping zone integrated with open-plan kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom (WC, bide, shower), very big private terrace where you can do barbecue or take a sun enjoying great view of Etna and the sea. The apartment can accomodate from 2 up to 8 persons (available 2 twin bed, 2 double sofa-bed and 1 single bed), so you can stay here with your family or just in couple.
We do not have reception, so please contact the owner 1-2 days in advance via e-mail or phone and confirm the time of arrival.
transfer airport-house-airport(1-4 person) 160€, oneway €80
intermediate cleaning 25€
baby set (baby-bed, high chair, bath) €3/night
Minimum stay 2 nights, in august 5 nights.
Transfer for more then 4 prs is possible under request.
We stayed at the apartment the last week of May 2014 and it is a nice apartment that looks like the pictures. The building however is quite old and torn (there where some renovations going on in a few of the apartments so maybe they will renovate the building as well). The first day we lost power in the apartment, called Guiseppe who arrived after a couple of hours to fix it. We also had some trouble with the wifi, we could not get it to work during our stay.
The location is great, just a few steps from the beach and a supermarket a short walk, 10-15 minutes, away. We recommend that you take the bus to Taormina (takes 15 minutes), which is a beautiful little town on the cliffs.
We booked transfer from Catania Airport via Elena and this worked perfectly, both ways. The driver was at the airport waiting for us on arrival and he was right on time outside the apartment at our departure.
All in all, it was a good week!
The best thing about this apartment is its situation. It is in a good area of Giardini Naxos, close to the beach and the seafront. The views from the spacious roof terrace are fantastic. Communication with Elena both before we arrived and during the stay was good - she always replied promptly to our questions.
However, not everything was quite perfect - though we did overall enjoy our stay in Giardini. The welcome was not great - we arrived at the agreed time of 13.00, waited and waited, then got a text saying the place wouldn't be ready until 14.30. We were met by Katia who works for Elena, who was pleasant and brisk, but didn't seem to have much time to talk us through how things worked, or the local area, etc. One good point is that she gave us a key to secure off-street parking for the car - great!
Once in the apartment, we realised there was absolutely no information - no folder of stuff about the flat, nor about places to see and things to do locally. Nothing. Also there were no "basics" left to get us started - not even a piece of toilet paper!
There seems to be a club or disco nearby, and on two nights we were kept awake by the thump of music.
Die Aussicht von der Terrasse auf den Ätna ist großartig, man hat in der Nacht das Aufblitzen des Feuers gesehen; das Meer sieht man nur in einiger Entfernung, allerdings sind es zu Fuß wirklich nur ein paar Minuten bis an den Strand. Das Appartement zwar sparsam möbliert, aber mit viel Platz. Der abgesperrte Parkplatz im Hof ist praktisch. Wir sind sogar zu Fuß nach Taormina spaziert (ca. 1,5 Std.) oder haben Ausflüge mit dem Auto gemacht (Rif. Citelli, wandern am Ätna z.B.; Castelmola ...). Die Disco im Haus war an einem Abend geöffnet, das hört man schon bis in den obersten Stock. Die Lage des Appartements ist auf jeden Fall sehr geeignet als Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge rund um Taormina. Es gibt WLAN im Appartement.
This apartment is very well located - it is just 50m from the beach. It is large and comfortable with aircon. There are restaurants, cafes, bars and shops on the doorstep. There is a view of the sea and Mt Etna (which erupted the week we stayed) from the balcony/apartment. We really enjoyed our stay and Elena responded quickly to the queries we had. Depending on what you are going to do on your holiday, you may not need a car. We took public transport to and from the airport and walked everywhere, as we were visiting just to relax. We would stay in this town and this apartment again.
Апартаменты большие и удобные. Не было стиральной машины, но хозяева обещали оставить. Елена приятная и общительная женщина, все рассказала. Хозяева старались нам во всем помочь, и не мешали отдыхать.
ДжардиниНаксос расположен в удачном месте -- до всего близко. Мы съездили на Этну, Этналенд, Эоловы острова, Таормину. Не успели в Катанию :(
5 минут на машине хороший супермаркет.
На пляже развлекают аниматоры, мы с детьми ходили танцевать. Народу в августе очень много, так что с парковкой было сложно. Мы часто ездили и часто оставляли машину на улице, т.к. на парковке у дома все было занято.
Для кого надоест купаться в бухте в 2 мин от дома, можно доехать до Isola Bella у Таормины, или в Летойяни или в другую сторону и купаться на гальке или песке в открытом море.
Нам все понравилось. Только народу много, но это кому как нравиться. Народ ночью до 2-3 ночи развлекается.
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About the Host, Elena
Hello! We are Elena and Giuseppe. I am occupied with real estate, my husband is occupied with real estate and agriculture. Other then Italian and English, my husband speaks French and I speak Russian. We are both non-smokers, love nature, animals, travelling, other cultures, cinema, shopping, good cuisine and wine!
We'll be happy to see you at our apartments, so if you like to visit Sicily do not hesitate to contact us!