Even for downshifters this kind of vacation could seem to be boring,because there is almost nothing to do in Santa Elia expect sunbathing and swimming,unfortunately. And the railway station is located not so close to the hotel. If you going to stay for few weeks you'd better rent a car: taxi prices are pretty high(70 euro to get to the airport,one-way)- having forgotten our drive licenses at home,we spent on transportation there more than we had spent on our flight tickets.
As for the hotel, although our impressions were mostly positive,we didn't like some things. Firstly, breakfasts could be more diverse,as somebody here has already noticed not once. Either way,the view from the roof particularly corrects this minus. Secondly, during all 6 days here nobody changed our blankets and towels and,besides, we had to throw our garbage by ourselves.
To begin with, I travelled with my mum and we were looking for a quiet and not-overcrowded by russian tourists(as Rimini,f.e.) place to cool down from the living in a big city. Well, in Santa Elia we definitely got it, because it is a tiny and nice village,where real Sicilian traditions and life can be found out. That's why I can recommend this place for people looking for quiet, little bit savage,perhaps, vacations. Besides, I could note really awesome nature and the sea. What for "La Calleta", we did like its owners, Fabio and his wife and that excursion organized by Fabio and surely we enjoyed the magnificent view from the roof during breakfasts.