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13 May 2021
7 nights
1 Room, 4 Guests

Grand Hotel Baia Verde

The hotel enjoys a seafront location on a bay of volcanic rocks, around 2.5 km outside Catania and just 300 metres from the town of Aci Castello. Catania-Fontanarossa Airport is approximately 12 km from the hotel. Renovated in 2012, this air-conditioned, family-friendly beach hotel offers 147 elegant accommodation units. It has a sun terrace built into the rocks with a staircase leading down to the sea. All rooms come with a private bathroom and feature a 32-inch flat-screen satellite TV among other amenities. For those who like to explore the depths of the sea, the hotel has a scuba diving school. Fitness enthusiasts may enjoy a work-out in the gym, and guests can treat themselves to a soothing massage or SPA therapy, or unwind in the steam room. Sun loungers and parasols are provided on the rocky beach.

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Facilities

  • Gym
  • Air-con
  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Massage
  • Solarium
  • Steam bath
  • 24 hr reception
  • Air-con
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Cot
  • Disabled facilities
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Snack bar
  • Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Diving
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Salon

Location

Distance to city centre 300m

Distance to airport 12km

Grand Hotel Baia Verde location

Address: +39095491522, Via Angelo Musco, 8/10, Aci Castello, Italy

Catania, Sicily, Italy

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Tripadvisor rating Based on 1412 reviews

Great View
Nov 2020 |

Beautiful room that goes to the sea side and summer atmosphere, great for a couple holiday.

If you are into kind pool and sea holiday for it.

It was a pity that the SPA was closed due to covid

Enjoyed the international breakfast

Great, view very clean, Horrible F&B Service
Oct 2020 |

The hotel is located very nice, right overseeing the sea. We had a balcony with sea view, which is very nice with beautiful sunrise.

Very clean room and good room mate. The linen and towels were changed daily and it was always great to get back to the room.

We ordered a btl of Prosecco, we even didn't step into the room, the attendant delivered it. Without a welcome or any word it was placed on the table.

We didn't take breakfast until the last day and it was an awful experience. Either there was not enough staff or the staff is not skilled enough. I had to ask twice to get a simple coffee. The queue for the breakfast buffet was incredible long because only 2 staff were serving at the buffet.

Overall a very good hotel with lack on f&b service skills.

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Beautiful location, everything else a nightmare
Jul 2020 |

Starting from the good things, the hotel has a unique position on the sea with private beach and a big pool.

It could be a great hotel, but it was a complete nightmare.

Upon arrival we were given an awful room for a 4 star hotel and for the price paid. Car park view, double bed with separate mattresses, old toilet, definitely not a 4 star.

Then, we go for a snack by the pool. A simple salad was 16€ (18€ for a Caesar salad) and water 5€. To put into context, in ANY similar place in Sicily a salad like that would range between 6€ and 8€. The salad was served in a Tesco-like plastic bowl with plastic cutleries, mono dose cheap oil, etc (see the picture attached). It felt like a joke. When I asked the waiter why such crazy prices for simple food, he said with somewhat arrogance: “it’s like in piazza San Marco in Venice, you pay for the location”. Well clearly that was not piazza San Marco... He also said that the plastic bowl was for Covid reasons.

Generally, I don’t think you can price a salad 16€ but if you do so at least serve on decent plates (or decent plastic plates).

After this experience, we go to the spa (main reason why we chose this hotel) and find out that the spa is closed. This was not written on the website nor told us when we booked. Also, even if it was open, it would have been 20€ per person to get in. So, if you see beautiful spa pics on the website don’t erroneously think it’s included in the price.

Finally, we went for dinner in Catania and, when when we came back to the hotel, the car park was full (because it’s also used by external people going to the restaurant). It took us 30 minutes to park...

Breakfast was bad to say the least. Old bred, disgusting eggs and generally very low low quality food.

To conclude, we have never felt so ripped off. This could be a great place but it’s run to overcharge turists with the excuse of having a nice location.

Would not recommend it to anyone

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