The Suite Under The Castle
Beach apartment with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom in Aci Castello, Italy
Booking cost: £0.00
From £643 per week
It is a lovely apartment on the sea ideal for couples looking for a special and relaxing experience among sea, sun and history.
2 room(s) , of which 1 Bedroom(s), Independent kitchen, Living room, 1 shower room, 1 separate toilet, Terrace, Balcony
Surface area : 50 m2 / 538 sqft
Date of last renovation : 2004
The Suite Under the Castle is a lovely apartment on the sea located in the old fischerman town of Acicastello (near Catania) in east Sicily, a calm little fishing-village with a historic fortress and a nice public square next to the sea. Good infrastructure for the supply of groceries, dayly needs, bars and restaurants.
The appartment: Located next to the fortress with a splended terrace immediately overviewing the bay. Just beeing there, taking a fresh breeze, listening to the relaxing sound of the seawaves, seeing both, the sun and the moon rising is a pure pleasure. Inside two spacious rooms, completely equipped kitchen, high-graded sanitary outfit. The whole appartment is affectunately decorated with various fine details. Especially the high ceilings are elaborately designed with paintings that make the interior so distinctive and precious.
Helpful information is provided by the owner not only for the stay at the appartment but also recommendation for touristic activities. Rocky sea-access and pleasant swimming-conditions. ideal for couples looking for a special and relaxing experience among sea, sun and history. The suite under the castle, a stage of emotions.
17 verified reviews
17 out of 17 people recommend staying here
We had the best couple of weeks in this charming apartment in Aci Castello - we were met by the owner at our hotel in Catania and followed her in a taxi, Valeria was charming and very thoughtful. Her apartment is much larger than we expected and especially the terrace, where we spent alot of time, both days and more so in the evening - including a couple of magical evening watching the full moon rise between the Cyclops islands and change colour as it gathered height - all whilst sipping local vino from a Etna vineyard - bought from a wine bar where the owner has bulk supplies and you take along empty water bottles and fill up @ E3 per litre - delicious and you can have a refreshing glass of proseco with the ac also cooling and nibble homemade treats at the bar - bliss on a stick.
The apartment is very comfortable and Valeria dro pped by several times with goodies including some really delicious dessert wine, when we were to leave she brought us a hug bunch of freash local oregano to take homeso that we could relive the taste of Sicily back in London - very sweet.
We deliberately wanted to live as some locals do without a car and managed to get to Taormina and Syracuse with some effort and a lot of fun, but mostly we were in the local area, enjoying life in a fishing village dating back to 350 BC +/-, seeing daily weddings in the churches and Norman castle, swimming in the crystal clear clean Med, having coffees and delicious pastries, visiting butcher and fishmonger et al. Quite a lot of reading too and listening to life on the Lido below the aprtments terrace. For really exploring, a car is a must.
We both needed to some work whilst we were away and needed intrenet connection, so paid extra for wifi, but that doesnt exist. We found an internet point, but finding a free desk and the place open was often a real challenge - we became very well known at the pastry shop opposite and learnt some Italian and they some English - fun. Always double check these important matters in advance.
We both needed to do some work whilst we were away and had booked the wifi connection as an extra, but this doesnt exist and getting to the internet point and finding it open with a free desk was another challenge
Excellent way to relax. Aci Castello is a lovely little village with a lovely Piazza just around the corner. The view from the balcony is wonderful.
The rooms are very large and airy and the bed is very comfortable.
The kitchen is very small and difficult to cook in. The shower is also very small. Overall we had a fabulous week in a lovely setting. We would recommend this. (The stairs are steep and dark but once you are inside the living areas are large.)
Superb accomodation - the owner was very welcoming and kind. Highly recommended.
Our stay at the Suite under the Castle was lovely in every respect. The accommodation was spacious, very clean, traditional, yet with good quality modern conveniences. The owner was very friendly, extremely helpful and spoke good English.
Finding a generous welcome pack of food supplies and a home cooked meal for our first evening was a very pleasant surprise indeed! We felt that the owner genuinely cared about Sicily, her property and making sure her guests had a great holiday.
We have no problem highly recommending this property.
The apartment in Aci Castello was an excelent value. The photos on the web were accurate, though the view was even more beautiful than pictured. It was neat and tidy and the bed was comfortable. We especially enjoyed the balcony. Valeria tried to think of everything we could possible need in the week we were there. She even had food waiting for us because she knew we would be tired and hungry when we arrived. We enjoyed shopping in the local markets and cooking some of our own meals in the well-equiped kitchen. Valeria was most egar to proved for us. When weI requested an iron, she brought one by the next day along with a little gift of pastry. We would certainly reccomend this property to others and hope to return someday.
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£60.65 per booking, paid with booking
1 bedroom, Sleeps 3:
- 1 double bed, 1 double sofa bed
There is also 1 double sofa bed in in the living room, 1 cot
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
CD player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio, TV Languages in Italian, Local
Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Car hire recommended
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Outside lighting, Sea view
Children, Infants, Single gender groups
Private Owner From Acicastello - Catania, Italy Member since Mar 2007
Past bookings: 22 bookings
Last logged in: a year ago
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