We were in this hotel in august 2007. Aged hotel (interior) but very clean though! Friendly staff, located directly on the beach. Lunch prices very high. A very simple salad (lettuce, about 5 cocktailshrimps and oil) 13 euros! Cheapest bottle of wine 20 euros. There were lifeguards and also beachtowels of the hotel. Beachbeds and parasols also free of charge. Breakfast was good! They speak well English and German (and that is not often the case on Sicily). Definately recommendable, gorgeous terrace, beautiful view, directly on the beach. Bathroom was good, clean towels and sheets every day. Airco works fine. Food (lunch) was nothing special. No complaints about the rest.