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Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 8 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 8 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 8 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 8 AM to 8 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Terrace/patio

Overview of Galea

Galea

Family-friendly country house in Riposto with restaurant and pool bar

8.4/10 Very good

29 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
Map
Strada 4 Provinciale Per Riposto 16-21, Riposto, CT, 95018

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Mount Etna - 25 min drive
  • Greek Theatre - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa) - 45 min drive
  • Carruba Station - 5 min drive
  • Mascali Station - 8 min drive
  • Giarre-Riposto Station - 9 min drive
  • Free train station pickup
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • La Spiga - 4 min drive
  • Casale "l'Abate" - 5 min drive
  • Pizzeria Quattro Quarti - 5 min drive
  • La Bottega di Crescenzio - 5 min drive
  • Time4Sushi - 5 min drive

About this property

Galea

A great choice for a stay in Riposto, Galea features an airport shuttle and a rooftop terrace. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the seasonal outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a children's pool and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the family-friendly amenities and walkability.

Languages

English, French, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 16 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from noon until 11:30 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • Annex building guestrooms are located 0.6 miles (1 km) from the restaurant and pool facilities.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Uncovered on-site self-parking (EUR 1 per week)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*
  • Free train station pickup

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • BBQs
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • Table football
  • Ping pong
  • Beach nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Working away

  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Wheelchair-width doorways
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Step-free path to entrance

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 27-inch TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Deck or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and may be collected at the property. The amount varies based on factors such as length of stay, property classification and room price. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 15 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport

Parking

  • Uncovered self-parking costs EUR 1 per week

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 8 AM to 8 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from April to October

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Hospitality National Protocol (Italy) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts major credit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 999.99 owing to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information on the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Galea Hotel
Galea Hotel Riposto
Galea Riposto
Galea Country House Riposto
Agriturismo Galea Riposto, Sicily, Italy
Galea Riposto
Galea Country House
Galea Country House Riposto

Frequently asked questions

Does Galea offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Galea does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Galea?
As of 27 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Galea on 29 Jan 2023 start from $62, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Galea?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Galea?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Are pets allowed at Galea?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Galea?
Yes. Self-parking costs EUR 1 per week.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Galea?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Galea?
You can check in from noon - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Galea and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as mountain biking. Enjoy amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Galea?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Hamburgheria Desy White Giarre (2.9 mi), Borgo dell'Etna (2.9 mi) and 80 Voglia di Cavallaro Maria Carmela (3 mi).
Does Galea have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a deck or patio.

Reviews

8.4

Very good

9.0/10

Cleanliness

8.9/10

Staff & service

7.3/10

Amenities

8.3/10

Property conditions & facilities

10.0/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Exceptional

Great
Moreno, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

There's a club nearby so can be noisy until around 2am. A few details missing perhaps. We stayed in the Annex - nice environment in lemon grove but pool is at main buildings a short drive away - not an easy walk - narrow road with traffic.
Jenny, 2-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

6/10 Good

In a pretty lemon farm with a nice pool and view of Mt Etna. However a long way from town which was pretty down at heel. No opening windows for fresh air so either open the door or sleep in A/c. Little niceties missing eg water glass in room, no new water supplied, nowhere for toiletries to be stowed in bathroom. Had to ask for things that should be there. Dining facilities and menu and wine list good. Not up to standard of other Agriturismo places.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Nice hotel. very clean BUT.....
Unfortunately the experience of staying at Galea was badly affected by the fact that we felt conned. We researched extensively for a hotel specifically with views of Mount Etna in a good location, between Catania and Taormina, looking for a relaxing peaceful location yet a real Sicilian experience. Galea's setting is truly stunning surrounded by lemon trees, fantastic views, excellent restaurant and a really gorgeous pool. BUT big problem; our room wasn't actually where the main hotel and grounds were situated. We were off site in their second premises a 1km drive down the road where there are 6 rooms in two buildings. Not that far you might say but when you have saved for your annual holiday, researched like crazy and, on first viewing, think you have found exactly what you were hoping for only to be told, even though you booked that accommodation, you aren't staying there but down the road we were very disappointed indeed and felt cheated. It's wasn't the same going to the pool in the car rather than walking out of your room straight to it as the majority of the other guests were able to or have a meal in the restaurant, without a few glasses of wine, because you have to drive down the road afterwards instead of a short stroll back to your room. Consequently we didn't eat in the restaurant again after the first night. Honestly Galea is a great place but we weren't staying in it! We were excluded from the main event down the road without the leisure facilities .
Well travelled , 10-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

View of Mt. Etna
This agriculturismo is great for families with children and for couples who enjoy quiet and peaceful surroundings.The town of Riposto is nearby if you want to walk around a town at night. The dinners offered at Galea were delicious and the service was kind.
3-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful surroundings
We enjoyed staying 3 days at Galea in August, the kids loved the pool and play area, and the food was excellent. Being amongst the lemon trees with a great view of Etna was a perfect start to our holiday and we had paid extra to stay up at the main buildings to make it more enjoyable for the kids. Elizabetta was very helpful and all staff were very friendly.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Italian country Stay
Very clean, great food, greet view of mt etna and the sea. Close to taormina.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

great views
quiet, friendly helpful staff very comfy
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay
Amazing agriturismo surrounded by lemon trees and facing the Etna. Split into 2 sections, hence you need a car ( 1km) to go to the restaurant or to the superb pool. Some rooms are in the same building as the restaurant though. The people there are very friendly and helpful . We spent 4 wonderful days as it is very easy to go to the Etna, Taormina, Acireale, Catania...from there. YOu needn't look for another restaurant for dinner as the restaurant is really good and not very expensive. Breakfast is perfect, rooms were very clean. Children and adults alike loved the place.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

MUHTEŞEM BİR KONAKLAMA
Olağanüstü bir bölgede olağanüstü bir otel. Kaldığımız en iyi agriturismo oteli. Muhteşem tasarımlı odalar, muhteşem kahvaltı ve muhteşem evsahipleri. Şiddetle tavsiye ediyorum. Teşekkürler
ebubekir, 1-night family trip
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