Park Hotel Silemi
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... while the girls ran around like madmen, going down slid after slide, ride after ride -Paolo went with on the slides and I on the more scary rides, but the professionalism of all the lifeguards and staff allowed us to relax a little and let the girls explore on their own - it was hard to let go, though!
When we arrived, all the young kids were running around in jellies or socks and we rolled our eyes at their Italian softness, but they'd ...
... that gather in the evenings, here and in other towns we have visited. They sit and chat amongst themselves, raucously greeting newcomers with kisses and back-beating hugs and ogling women that pass by. They are wonderful to watch, but I'm curious...... Where are all the old women? At home, cooking? Looking after grandchildren? Run off with the pool boy? Swimming with the ...
... the end of siesta, or so we thought.....
Again, we parked at the foot of the town and set off on foot to look for pistachio delicacies and a toilet for Lia. Fifteen minutes later, it became apparent that this town didn't wake up until 4.30, and Lia's increasingly high-pitched enquiries as to the closest toilet made me start looking down narrow alleyways for a covered spot. Eventually, we found the only open bar, frequented only by old men, and dashed ...
... about 22 people altogether and 13 of them were Australians. We then went to the hotel restaurant and had a beautiful 3 course dinner with everyone. The first course was pasta meatballs extremely delicious. The second course was a veal roll with a spinach roll coated in almonds and this to was delicious followed by fruit salad. We had an enjoyable evening getting to know some of the people. Off to bed now as we have to be up at 6.15am tomorrow. ...
... I was talking to a good friend of mine here who told me that she and a buddy were renting a car and driving through Sicily. She asked me if I wanted to come along. Even though I only had a couple days to spare, OF COURSE I SAID YES!! I flew to Catania where they picked me up and then we stayed in Taormina on an amazing beach named Nexos Beach. It was one of the first places that they Ancient Greeks occupied when they landed in Sicily. And I can see why! It is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Park Hotel Silemi Letojanni
My fiance and I stayed at the Hotel Park Silemi this June. On arriving outside the hotel my heart sank as it looks really shabby from the road but don't worry, things definately get better.
We stayed at the Silemi for 2 weeks between June and July 2006. Our group was two adult children and parents and we had 2 twin rooms. We did not pay a supplement so did not get a sea view or balcony but this was not a problem. The set up was ideal as the rooms had an interconnecting door meaning one of the party could be sleeping and not need to be disturbed.
We have just returned from our holiday in letojani and stayed at the Park Hotel Silemi. Overall the Hotel is good, the rooms are very cean and tidy. we had a room with a sea view and a very large balcony. The bathroom was nice and clean however be aware that the shower cubicle is small and not much room to move about in. We stayed Half board and with regards to the food the breakfast is buffet (usual bread rolls, cheese, ham, cereals, etc, we found the dinners to be boring and bland, the same things appearing each day ie, meat escalope changed by way of a different sauce. also there is no atmospheare at meal times as it is quiet - dinner time could do with having some background music for ambience. Nicole on reception was very helpful always with a smile, when settling our hotel bill at the end of the week, we had been charged for a bottle of wine and additional items, charged to our table incorrectly at dinner time, so please ensure you check your bill before paying. Out and abount from the hotel - the fermata - bus service is very good this can be picked up from outside the hotel and costs 2.60 Euros return to Taormina. If you get the chance is is worth getting a minibus from the bus terminal in Taormina up to the little village of Castelmola the fare is only 2.20 euros return. Our Hotel was within walking distance to letojani this is a nice seaside resort where most italian families are holidaying. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from, however if you have already eaten and just want to go to a bar with a good atmosphere i would suggest the Twin pub., just off the main square.
We stayed for a week at the Salemi park at the end of May over UK half term.
We stayed at the hotel Park Silemi for two weeks. Don't be put off by the shabby exterior. It is a very peaceful, comfortable, relaxed and friendly place to stay.
If you're going to Sicily - you must stay here !!
We've just got back from spending a wonderful week at the Park Hotel Silemi. It's very romantic - we had a sun balcony facing the Ionian sea and could listen to the waves lapping the shore each night.
The staff were great and looked after us very well. Look out for Pepe, the barman. He is one great guy with a lot of charm and style and is a real asset for the hotel.
The food was lovely - Sicilians eat big meals, but we didn't have any problems fitting it all in. The desserts were to die for and the breakfast sweet rolls are a real must try !! We still returned back to the UK thin.
Well worth a visit. The rooms were clean and very comfortable and I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to anyone.
ph silemi is a nice place to stay.Very peaceful.our room didnt have a balcony but it was fine.we had a jaccuzzi bath.it was very clean.the staff were lovely,especially nicola on reception.she is german and really was very helpful.we ate in the restuarant & the pizzeria below and both were lovely.The staff at the pizzeria especially were very chilled and pleasant.There is a bus stop just outside the hotel to get to letojanni and taormina town. Although you can stroll to letojanni in about 15 minutes.Bring a phrasebook! not a lot of english spoken you will find it helps tremendously (we used lonely planets) especially for menus in nearby restuarants.We found trips to etna etc. organised by reps more expensive than anywhere else we'd been so check around first. we paid for the trip to etna and then when we got there we had to pay to actually go up to etna and the cable car and then the guide too!(you have to go with a guide) so be prepared and bring extra cash just in case! ( we thought it was all in the original payment which was quite expensive to begin with) (nb:not a reflection on the hotel tho!!!) Check your prices in Taormina too they like to take your money.What is one euro one day will be three the next.depends what mood takes them. The beach lifeguards at silemi do a fantastic job so if you have kids you have no worries they have eyes in the back of their heads and are so pleasant.and dont be afraid to use the hotel laundry,they do a fantastic job. well cleaned white trousers for just 5 euros! Have a great time x
otel in good position but get seaview room food ok if you like pasta or spaghetti very little english spoken nicole in reception about the only one beach shingly bus stop to letojani and taormina about 100 yds walk nothing at letojani taormina not to bad if you are looking for touristy shops you ll be disapointed
We had the most beautifull and relaxing 5 nights. Big terrace overlooking the waters edge very spacious clean room. The bathroom was a bit on the small size but so clean it was the cleanest grout in Italy. The service was fantastic and a beautifull breakfast was served overlooking the beach. The beach in front of hotel is amazing calm clear water with hotel provided lounges, towels ect. You are only 15mins by foot to the Fantastic village of Letojanni where you can eat drink and shop for supplies to put in your own fridge in the room. Taromina can be reached by car or bus we would drive and park at the base of the cable car 6 Euro for 24 hours and explore the beaches and Taromina. For 120 Euros a double it was fab location, very clean and spacious and we are all going back to stay again. The front desk staff all spoke excellent english to help you plan your excursions.
Park Hotel Silemi is about 5km from Taormina, it is in another town called Letojanni. I went here with my boyfriend in May 2005, I was a little apprehensive that the hotel was quite far from Taormina and there was no way you could walk there. However this all changed when we entered our room and saw the view... Yes thats right we had an amazing sea view with a balcony, the sea was only a few hundred meters away from our balcony, on the right of the balcony we could see Taormina and the left we can see Messina, and on a clear day you can see Calabria. My boyfriend and I were speechless at the amazing view and were glad that we opted for the sea front view.