Sicily hotel help

Jul 15th, 2005, 08:59 PM
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Sicily hotel help

Seasoned Travelers to Sicily! We are planning to overnight in Palermo, Agrigento, Taormina and Syracuse - also, possibly Catania to catch flight home. This is our first time on Sicily. We are travelers who like luxury-type hotels so would like feedback on the following:
Palermo: Centrale Palace or Principe di Villafranca
Agrigento: Colleverde Park or (? )
Taormina: Baia Taormina or Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay or Grand Hotel Timeo
Catania: Katane Palace Hotel or Savona any suggestions for another 4* hotel?
Advice appreciated!
ps. am re-sending message because I could not find the one I originally sent. thanks for your patience
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Jul 15th, 2005, 09:47 PM
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In order to find your messages, click on your name and they will appear on the left...here is a link to your other message with three answers.
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...jenniel6&fid=2
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Jul 17th, 2005, 08:47 AM
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Susanna - thanks! Still can't find it on the list for others to respond to but appreciate the tip!
Have you stayed at any of the hotels listed? And, if yes, your comments on them. Need to make hotel decisions soon. Again, thank you for your help.
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Jul 17th, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Your previous post has probably slipped very far down, which is why you can't find it and no one else is answering. To bring it up on the list, you need to post an answer, or, like you see on many other posts, ttt, which means to the top, which I will do for you now and you can do in the future. Also in the search box above, write in Sicily hotels and it will bring up all posts on the left about sicily, where you will be able to find lots of trip reports.
Sicily advice: We were there 4 years ago. I have not stayed at your hotels but these were the ones that I liked which ar not luxury, buy rather nice 3*:
Taormina Hotel Belvedere which is right by Grand Hotel Timeo, which looked very nice.People here also recommend the San Damenico Palace
Syracuse:Gran Hotel Bretagna, which was right next to the Grand Hotel, which is the best hotel in Syracuse, on the island of Ortygia.
Palermo: Can't recal, but friends have liked Politeam Palace, which was near by, very good convient area.
I would not stay in Catania since it is very close to Taormina and Syracuse, wouldn
t stay in all three of these areas. I would also stay in a town outside of Agrigento, which had great ruins but the town is nothing special.
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Jul 17th, 2005, 10:27 AM
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The key board or this site is acting weird...corrections
Politeama Palace
San Domenico Palace
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Jul 27th, 2005, 04:30 AM
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Bringing yourmesage back up to the top, since you have poted it repeatedly, and it's still not clear if you understand "click on your own name"... nor "topping" (bringing your own message back up to the top)...

One thing that does NOT help is re-posting with a message header that sounds increasingly desperae (HELP!) but provides no information on the places you're seeking info about.

You might not get much in the way of detailed answers, simply because no one has personal experience with these hotels, to answer you.

Best wishes,

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Jul 27th, 2005, 05:13 AM
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See my answer to one of your other posts.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 05:14 AM
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Susanna -
"Syracuse:Gran Hotel Bretagna, which was right next to the Grand Hotel, which is the best hotel in Syracuse, on the island of Ortygia.
Palermo: Can't recal, but friends have liked Politeam Palace, which was near by, very good convient area.
I would not stay in Catania since it is very close to Taormina and Syracuse, wouldn
t stay in all three of these areas. I would also stay in a town outside of Agrigento, which had great ruins but the town is nothing special."

Thank you for your advice. Will check out the Grand Hotel in Syracuse. What town outside of Agrigento would you suggest to stay and hotel name?
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Jul 27th, 2005, 05:27 AM
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San Domenico Palace in Taormina is the best hotel in Sicily, itīs absolutely fabulous!
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Jul 27th, 2005, 05:47 AM
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Thank you to all that recommend San Domenico hotel - unfortunately, it is been booked for the dates we are looking for. Again, thanks for feedback.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 07:14 AM
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fanofitaly: have you been to the Grand Hotel Villa Igiea ? I thought it was even better.
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Jul 27th, 2005, 07:39 AM
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See an answer from ElizabethS on http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34653073
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