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Beside the swimming pool, in the shade of a cool pergola, the Pool Restaurant at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is open daily for lunch. Enjoy light bites, brick-oven pizzas, a salad buffet, and a selection of freshly-caught fish overlooking Mount Etna and the Mediterranean Sea.
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Guests at Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea will enjoy sipping a cocktail and dining at the water's edge. The hotel's terrace restaurant, Restaurant Olivero, brings Italian classic cuisine to life with an innovative modern menu. The light summer lunch menu offers an array of salads, pastas and grilled fish. By nightfall, dine under the stars as the moonlight dances on the water. Delight in the freshest seafood straight from the bay. A selection of fine Italian wines is available to complement your meal.
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Hotel Imperiale Taormina has an outdoor panoramic swimming pool on the first floor of the building, encircled by a large terrace. The water flow system generates a cascade of water, adding to the already incredible view of the historic centre of the town and the sea in the background.
The pool, with walls covered entirely in light-coloured glass mosaic, has hydromassage chairs and beds, water jets for back massage and counter current swimming.
The terrace, laid in limestone and wood, is furnished with elegant sun loungers, sofas, tables and armchairs. Shade is provided by large umbrellas.
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The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort has courses designed by leading golf architect Kyle Phillips, renowned for his championship courses at Kingsbarns in Scotland and The Grove in England. His courses at The Verdura Golf and Spa Resort is designed to complement the gorgeous Italian landscape. There are two championship 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course, all set amid olive and orange groves and with spellbinding views of the azure Mediterranean Sea. These are free of any buildings, allowing players to enjoy golf at its purest.
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We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series ‘Your Questions Answered’ to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.
QUESTION: What is the dress code at Grand Hotel Mazarro Sea Palace? Is it okay for us and have breakfast in shorts?
ANSWER: Overlooking one of the most beautiful bays in the world, set among the rocks and sea and embellished by the colours of Mediterranean architecture, rises up the Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace. In this delightful setting, at the centre of the bay from which it takes its name, the Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace offers the comfort of a 5 stars de luxe hotel, in a modern, efficient structure. All of this crowned by the charm of the highest volcano in europe: Etna.
The rooms and the suites of the Grand Hotel Mazzaro Sea Palace are quite literally terraces on the sea situated in a refined and exclusive context where the personalization of the services, apart from epitomising hospitality, represents a perfect harmony between tradition and innovation. All the rooms are very carefully furnished with mini-bar, color TV with satellite and in-house program, direct telephone line, hair dryer and individually programmable air conditioning.
As far as dress code, during the day the hotel is casual-friendly, and short are allowed. Dinner is more dressy, men are required to be in long pants and to wear a jacket.
All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.
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One look at this piece of Mediterranean paradise, and you'll tear up your return ticket. A 60 meter infinity pool with the turquoise sea as the backdrop, olive groves and orchards full of fruit, a sprawling marble spa that's one of the largest in Europe (with four Thalasso pools surrounded by orange trees)... Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, the first resort from the Rocco Forte Collection, is one of our all-time faves. So our ears perked up when we heard about this summer special. Verdura is offering 20% savings when you stay three nights or more before August 31, 2011, including buffet breakfast, welcome cocktails, 100 euros food credit, and a leisure experience of your choice. Imagine: lounging on the beach, taking a cooking class with the chef, getting tips from the pros at the golf school... You could spend an entire day at the spa alone. Book the "Summer Holiday Offer" today! This package price starts at €545 per night, double occupancy in Deluxe room, VAT included.