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Grand Hotel Faraglioni - Cannizzaro, Catania

4 star Hotel Catania

Lungomare dei Ciclopi, 115 Aci Trezza - Catania

Price starting from 77.99

Ancient fishing villages, Greek myths and legends and the imposing form of Mount Etna form a captivating backdrop to this luxury 4 star hotel between Taormina and Catania. The Grand Hotel Faraglioni nestles on the lower slopes of this world famous volcano in the beautiful Cyclops Bay, and has breathtaking views of the coast and the sea. From the hotel you can also see the Norman Castle and the Faraglioni rocks, which Greek legend has it came from the chunks of lava that the Cyclops hurled at Ulysses on the hero’s escape. These incredible cliffs have become an icon of the Sicilian coastline and make a stunning setting as the sun sets behind them.

As this deluxe hotel is in the heart of Acitrezza, an old fishing town with all the charm of the Mediterranean, it is a wonderful place to walk around and soak up the atmosphere of typical island life. If you want to discover the other delights of the region, then you are only 8 km (4.9 miles) from Catania, with its diverse architecture, Roman ruins and enchanting piazzas. It is Sicily’s second largest city (and Italy’s tenth) and so also offers an impressive range of shops, entertainment venues, parks and museums.

Taormina is only 35 km (21.7 miles) away, and is another wonderful destination for beaches, archeology and lively festivals and events. Messina, Giardini Naxos and Siracusa all make great days out as well, and can be easily reached by car. You certainly won’t be short of things to entertain, fascinate, admire and inspire you, and the friendly and knowledgeable staff of the Faraglioni Grand Hotel are happy to be of assistance.

Awe-inspiring views!

You will appreciate the warm greeting and welcoming ambiance from the first moment of your arrival at this Acitrezza Faraglioni rocks hotel. Start your holiday with a fresh cocktail in the lobby bar or stretch out on the solarium and enjoy glittering sea views as you top up your tan. As the splendid bay is just a stone’s throw away, you can take advantage of the sun loungers, deck chairs and beach umbrellas for guest use on the private rocky beach.

The Grand Hotel Faraglioni also has a charming winter garden, and is the perfect venue for celebrations, social gatherings, banquets and gala evenings. Live music, disco and nightclub entertainment can also be arranged, and if you are looking for a romantic break or honeymoon, then top-class care and attention is at your disposal at all times. Professional guests will find 4 conference/meeting rooms available for those VIP gatherings to host up to 250 people, and the hospitality team will always be glad to offer help and support. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected during your stay and convenient roundtrip airport shuttle service is available for an additional fee.

Memorable excursions and trips!

As you are staying in such a gorgeous coastal area, you will no doubt want to explore it in the best possible way – by boat! The staff can organize thrilling trips out to the Faraglioni rocks, to see these legendary monuments up close and give you the chance to admire the beautiful coastline from the sea. Other travel itineraries can be arranged by reception at this Sicily Catania seafront accommodation, along with transfers to and from the airport. After you have worked up a healthy appetite, head to Le Terrazze, the hotel’s renowned beachfront Pizzeria Restaurant & Piano Bar where you can look forward to mouthwatering Sicilian dishes, freshly caught fish, wicked desserts and a choice of fine wines – a superb way to round off the day.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 18 hotel reviews © 2015

Magnificent view on the seaside and Faraglioni, although there must be very few ro...

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Breakfast at Grand Hotel Faraglioni

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Facilities at Grand Hotel Faraglioni

  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Pets accepted
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Cafeteria
  • Private beach
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking
  • Meeting Room
  • Conference room
  • Internet/Email services
  • TV Lounge

Know before you go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before 10 AM.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 0.50 per person, per night, up to 3 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 14 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.











Grand Hotel Faraglioni reviews

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

On a scale of 1 to 10, We'd give it a 20!!This was such a great find. It was conveniently near restaurants .

7.9 Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

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8.5 Excellent
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Spain

  • February 2015
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

9.0 Wonderful!
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

7.2 Good
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.1 Fair
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

6.9 Fair
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2015
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Germany

7.0 Good
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

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Room Details

Grand Hotel Faraglioni offers 50 guest rooms for your beach holiday. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers visiting the Aci Trezza area will benefit from free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, safes and phones.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Desk
  • Satellite TV
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Grand Hotel Faraglioni

Casa del Nespolo Museum - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Lachea Island - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Norman Castle - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
I Portali Shopping Centre - 5.6 km / 3.5 mi
Basilica di San Sebastiano - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Le Zagare Shopping Center - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
Palazzo Comunale - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Puppet Theatre and Museum - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Piazza del Duomo - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Palazzo Musmeci - 5.9 km / 3.7 mi
Piazza San Domenico - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Cathedral of Acireale - 6 km / 3.7 mi
Leucatia Castle - 7.3 km / 4.5 mi
Gioeni Park - 7.5 km / 4.7 mi
The preferred airport for Grand Hotel Faraglioni is Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 13 km / 8.1 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Grand Hotel Faraglioni

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the airport
  • Free parking