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Reviews of Hotel Villa Linda 3 stars

Via Recanati 2, 98035 Giardini Naxos, Italy

#13 of 24 hotels in Giardini Naxos

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Based on 231 hotel reviews

8.1

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.3

  • Comfort

    7.6

  • Location

    8.6

  • Facilities

    7.6

  • Staff

    8.5

  • Value for money

    8

  • Free WiFi

    7.5

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  • Reviewed: 18 July 2018

    10
    Close to Taormina, comparably cheaper price than staying in...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Have to park in the public parking area, which is usually a bit far away. The best way is dropping off your bags and families in front of the hotel and then park the car. Public parking costs one euro per hour, 10 euros for all day(until 9:00 AM in the next day)

    Close to Taormina, comparably cheaper price than staying in Taormina. Also, it has a nice beach in front.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2018

    7.9
    Wonderful staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The A/C did not work well and made a noise like a deflating balloon. There was a small kitchenette attached but that room smelled very strongly of smoke. parking is tough in town but if you go to the RV park when come into town, they will direct you to dirt lot that is 7€ per night that is a short walk to the hotel

    The staff is super helpful and nice. Really going above and beyond for guests. Location is awesome just a short walk to the beach and restaurants. Rooms are simple and tidy.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 June 2018

    9.2
    Lovely place to stay, staff were helpful and approachable .
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The car park was quite a walk away from the hotel and expensive ... the parking metres only work when they want to and were difficult to decipher.

    Lovely place to stay, staff were helpful and approachable ... near the beach

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2017

    8.3
    Very clean, comfortable hotel with excellent public transport links
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No swimming pool. Quite a distance from the centre of Giardini Naxos.

    The hotel is on the edge of Giardini Naxos with a bit of walk to the main resort. This does mean it is very quiet - no noise at night. It is very near the Recanati bus stop for buses from Catania town and Catania airport. The same stop serves buses to Taormina, about 20 minutes away. The hotel was very comfortable and the breakfast was superb.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 October 2017

    8.3
    Lovely comfortable stay in Villa Linda
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Hairdryer really bad! Well if that’s the only thing I can think of to give out about that’s a good thing. Coffee from the flasks at breakfast really bad too. It looks grey. Ask for americano or cappuccino and they’ll give you one from the machine. The area of Recanati in Giardini Naxos is meh. We spent most of the time in Taormina. But hotel is lovely.

    Very clean, room big for 2 ladies with a lot of clothes. Nice breakfast. Standard continental but lovely fresh bread, eggs and fruit. Bad coffee at breakfast but asked for americano and that was much better. Close to beach and the main Reconati bus terminal so easy to get to Taormina on public transport. If you’re staying for a week and not hiring car, buy a week bus ticket for the red hop on hop off buses. This ticket will also allow you to use the blue buses too. Think ticket costs €30 which is a much bigger saving than buying daily tickets.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2017

    10
    Hotel Linda is a gem in a lovely resort setting.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    Wonderful staff upgraded us to a room with balcony at no extra charge. Lovely hotel serving full breakfast in a georgous resort town with restaurants nearby. Hop on off bus to Toarmina and other towns just a few blocks away from hotel. Would definitely recommend.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2017

    8.3
    Good location and a clean facility.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Good location and a clean facility. Really loved our view of Etna from our room. It is a pretty old hotel with old furniture/beds. However, that is much of what you get in Sicily. Good value for the neighborhood.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2017

    7.0
    It was a very good location and the hotel was very clean and most of the staff were excellent..
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Staff were good but manager became very rude when I booked an airport taxi. I agreed a price with another member of staff but when I came to check the taxi had been booked he said it would be 30 euros extra..His attitude was well that's the price like it or lump it.

    Excellent breakfast and bed was very comfortable

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 September 2017

    7.9
    Nice vacation
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The breakfast wasn't refreshed as fast as it should, often the trays were empty and it took too much time until they were refilled. Also the products served at breakfast weren't the best quality.

    Room was very clean and staff was helpful and friendly.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2017

    8.3
    Quiet and removed from the madness of Giardini Naxos
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Lift only goes up to the second-last floor - not an issue for us, but may be for others?

    View from top floor balcony was beautiful, Etna and the sea in clear view. The staff were beyond helpful and provided an early breakfast on the day of our departure. Location was well outside of Giardini Naxos (though within walking distance), and this really suited us as it was a quiet area but still had plenty of restaurants along the street. Recanati bus terminal is a 5min walk away, with frequent transport to Taormina, Catania etc.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2017

    8.0
    Good hotel near beach and restaurants.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Air conditioning needs attention so as to be able to turn off when not needed. The entrance to the beach is littered and untidy but obviously this is a matter for the local authority.

    It's a nice small hotel, helpful staff, good breakfast which is always the same. Pleasant entrance and lobby, one small lift to 4th floor so need to walk upstairs to top floor. Our room had small balcony facing sea and Mt. Etna to right. Beach very near hotel. Single beds were narrow but comfortable enough. The air conditioning would not go off so room could be a bit chilly during night even in very hot weather. We had late return flight so reception staff gave us shower room to wash and change before departure. Plenty of towels changed regularly. All in all very happy with our stay.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2017

    8.8
    Refurbished reception and breakfast room.
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms are dated and in need of refurbishment, especially the bathroom. Parking problem due to road works.

    Refurbished reception and breakfast room. Friendly staff.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2017

    9.2
    A gem of a hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights

    Nothing to dislike.

    The property was very convenient for local restaurants and the bus terminal for local buses or hop on/hop off. Everywhere was very clean and change of laundry very good. Very pleasant room and bathroom. Choice of breakfast good also. Staff very friendly and helpful, I would thoroughly recommend this hotel.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2016

    7.5
    Good time (envy others who came for holidays)
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    It will be great to change a bit the menu now and then when the stay is longer.

    Rooms are not too big but very clean, well equipped. Only few steps to the beach and nice restaurants. Good breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30 (scrambled eggs with bacon, sandwiches, fruits&some vegetables, flakes and cakes and more). The staff is very kind and friendly.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 9 September 2016

    9.6
    A great hotel to stay in Sicily.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 5 nights

    showers a little narrow.

    best breakfast ever. best location for eastern Sicily trip. in the middle of everything. 1 min to one of the best beaches of Sicily. beds are super comfy. nice, hardworking and helpful staff. great view from the balcony. extra clean rooms and hotel. discount at the nearest car park.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2016

    6.3
    Could use a little more effort from all the involved parties...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 7 nights

    weak air-conditioning, short beds with iron posts, small rooms, slow, tiny and hot elevator, unfriendly night-porters, poor noise-isolation...

    Close to the beach, nice entrance-area

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2016

    7.9
    Friendly hotel to make you feel relaxed
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No gardens at back of hotel

    The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. The room was spacious with efficient air con. The hotel location was great for the beach and public transport. Would have liked more grounds to relax in but otherwise a fantastic stay

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 July 2018

    9.6
    Excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The smell in the street because of the drains

    Good food and friendly staff

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2017

    9.2
    Beach is near the hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beach is near the hotel. Nice town. Good bus services. A hotel is very beautiful. Hotel staff was very nice! Very clean in room.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 September 2017

    9.6
    Very satisfactory
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent staff at reception very helpfull

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 August 2017

    10
    Very easy to go to the beach. Very good b'fast. Comfy rooms and shower. Bus terminus quite near .
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    None

    Very central. Bus terminus 5 min walk. Shops quite nearby. Can easily sleep at night without hearing the nite life noise.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2017

    9.2
    Excellent place to stay, great location to the beach modern accomodation and friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Small shower , light water pressure , small balcony

    Great location, friendly staff , modern room very comfortable bed

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 June 2017

    10
    Ideal
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Staff helpful, location good.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 June 2017

    8.3
    Nicely refined hotel, cute and clean room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Economy Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nicely refined hotel, cute and clean room. Pleased to find scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast!

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2016

    8.8
    Location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Facility to make drinks

    Location. Very quiet. Good value for money

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2016

    10
    Good location, steps from the beach, helpful staff, great...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    Good location, steps from the beach, helpful staff, great rooms and breakfast...

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2016

    10
    Good location steps from the beach, helpful staff, great...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Sea View
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Good location steps from the beach, helpful staff, great rooms and breakfast...

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 September 2016

    10
    Staff is great, nice and clean.
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff is great, nice and clean. Wonderful location.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2016

    7.5
    Good hotel, with very kind staf and nice breakfast.
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good hotel, with very kind staf and nice breakfast. Perfect for those attending Conferences at the much more expensive Hilton across the street.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2016

    7.9
    very nice hotel very helpfulk
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    very nice hotel very helpfulk the only thing we where dissapoited is that one of the room the AC did't work and ey did 't fix it

    Stayed in August 2016

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  • Reviewed: 31 October 2015

    9.6
    Located near a beach and in a short distance from bus...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    WiFi worked acceptable only in a lobby.

    Located near a beach and in a short distance from bus station. Good view (from some rooms). Good breakfast. There are food store and a lot of restorants just near the hotel.

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2015

    3.8
    although specifcally instructred to wake me up.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    although specifcally instructred to wake me up...the front desk simply ignored...barely made to airport...and as if that was not enough...during a 4 am checkout the frontdesk guy asked for 2 euros for water while I was rushing to make it to the airport...totally sicilian attitude...

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2015

    9.6
    The staff were very helpful and cheerful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The staff were very helpful and cheerful. Our room had a great view and a good balcony. Very central to transport and amenities and close to the beach.

  • Reviewed: 29 September 2015

    8.3
    Staff was great.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Those who are super picky or cleanly will find the hotel has "old building" problems (kitchen was spotless though!)..and everything worked (yes, inc. AC).

    Staff was great...super friendly and helpful. Great alternative if you have an event at the Hilton but not a "Hilton budget" while also having standards too high for the real budget places.

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2015

    7.5
    - friendly service, nice welcome
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    - Checkout was very chaotic but nothing really bad - Very average breakfast. Tasty but boring if you stay longer than 2 days - Seaview means on the side of the sea rather, but the hotel is a bit further away from the sea, so it is a bit stretched

    - friendly service, nice welcome - good air conditioning - nice cute balcony - great private parking nearby

  • Reviewed: 27 June 2015

    10
    Especially the receptionist in the morning was helpful and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The first night the toilet was running! But they did fix it the next day promptly, so all was good!

    Especially the receptionist in the morning was helpful and very knowledgable! The owner was friendly and present most of the day! So was his Dad, that was still supervising and giving his Son his five cents, which I found very cute! The Hotel was apparently named after his wife Linda! I also liked the fact that they had lunch with their staff at the same table every day!

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2015

    10
    A small-scale hotel;
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No negative experiences. While the location was good for us some people might prefer to be in Taormina itself although there is a good bus link there.

    A small-scale hotel; friendly, helpful staff; pleasant room with balcony overlooking the water and Mt Etna.

  • Reviewed: 4 June 2015

    8.3
    Location is close to the beach,our room was very clean,they...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast is good but it is boring to eat eggs and cereals for 10 days.

    Location is close to the beach,our room was very clean,they clean it every day.Staff was nice.

  • Reviewed: 10 May 2016

    9.2
    The breakfast was amazing with a lot of variety!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The breakfast was amazing with a lot of variety!!!! Eggs, bacon, cereal, fresh pastries, cured meats, cheese, yogurt, fresh fruit and good coffee😊

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2015

    8.3
    The staff, very friendly and helpful
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The wifi wasnt great in my room, but it wasnt a problem for me and i could use it downstairs anyway

    The staff, very friendly and helpful

  • Reviewed: 27 August 2015

    8.3
    everything what i expected from Sicilian i found in this...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    everything what i expected from Sicilian i found in this hotel

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2015

    8.8
    Morning receptionist (Lady), close to beach, amenities,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Having to leave

    Morning receptionist (Lady), close to beach, amenities, great location!

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2015

    8.3
    Friendly staff and very comfortable rooms with views of the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Friendly staff and very comfortable rooms with views of the beach

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2015

    7.5
    Excellent spot for variety of restaurants & easy walk to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bed hard for UK tastes

    Excellent spot for variety of restaurants & easy walk to bus stop A few minutes from the beach

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