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Hotel Za' Maria

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The value for money you get here is hard to beat. Excellent food (if its not on the menu ask and they will arrange) with a great choice of dish's, very clean and rooms cleaned and beds and towels changed every day. Breakfast is buffet style with a varied choice. The pool and private beach is not connected to the hotel, it is a short walk over a railway bridge about 250mts, the pool is very clean and towels are provided free of charge, plenty of beds available at the pool.

Great hotel for those who want peace and quiet. On the beach always maximum 1-2 people, excellent rooms with sea view. Salvatore, the hotel owner is very friendly, helps with any difficulties! One point - the hotel is in a secluded spot, and nearby there is only a small shop and nothing else. BUT! Salvatore was very kind to us and picked us up to a nearby town in his own car, if we asked. It is best to have a rest in this hotel, if you have rented a car. Thanks Salvatore and his lovely wife for the warm welcome!

All the staff in the restaurant did not speak English at all. During breakfast, the staff serves only Italians and pointedly ignores the foreigners. We had to wait about 10 minutes that someone comes to replace the tablecloth to a clean one, as there were no clean tables any more. But no one came to us. Waiters have seen that we have come, but ignored us. At the same time the waiters immediately served the Italians and asked what they want to drink. I had to go and call the waiter by myself and ask him to give us a new tablecloth and coffee. He didn't understand me at all, so luckily I knew a few Italian words and explained him with jestures what we want. On the day of checkout there was no one at the reception. After 5 minutes of waiting, someone came and instead of greeting glanced irritably at me and asked: "checkout?". After payment, he did not say goodbye, but just silently went away to make a coffee the Italian man who came up. And they call it service.. Internet connection is very slow. The hotel is situated about 3 km from the town, but the walk is almost impossible, because there is a pedestrian road. It is necessary to have a car to get to town. There is only 1 kiosk with food next to the hotel, nothing more. Directly in front of the window of the room pass the railroad tracks. The train passes by with a roar, and sometimes even signals. On the official photograph shows the beach with sand, but do not believe this photos. In fact, the beach is full of large stones, which are very difficult to walk. On the last night (from 11 to 12 August) there was a loud party at the hotel, so that it was impossible to sleep. The party continued until 1 pm. I think that it is unacceptable when there are also other guests in the hotel. We had to get up at 7 am to go to the airport. Instead of sleeping, we had to dress up and at 12:30 we went down to find out when the party is over. We were told at 1 o'clock. At one music really stopped ... + The room was clean. The lady at the reception was very nice and was the only person who spoke English. Thanks for showing us the hotel!

The hotel is clean and spacious. Rooms are of a good size and most have a sea view. Food in a restaurant is good but expensive. The pool is great but quite cold. Beach is very poor, with big stones. Sea ws very rough when we were there so we mostly used the pool. The main disadvantage of the hotel is that it is in the middle of nowhere, you have to drive to nearest town and restaurants. There was a small shop near the hotel for water, fruit and so on. Overall nice. Passing train was not a problem

we were very satisfied with the room and location. i recommend the reception should know other language also. the breakfast was for us good, the sea view and the location of the room was for us perfect. we saw the sun rise and sun set directly from our room.

Train track right in front. Goes by every 15 minutes it seems. Not many of the staff understood English. Got warm milk for our corn flakes. Nice view of the ocean. Wifi did not work imminent four rooms. TV had all Italian stations

Hotel Za Maria was the only hotel close to my cousins' small town. It was clean, comfortable, and provided beautiful views of the sea and islands. The dining room was beautiful and many locals eat there and hold weddings there. It is adjacent to Santo Stefano di Camastra, a town known for its ceramics.

The service and overall attitude of the staff is very friendly and personal. The rooms are cosy and always clean, each one of them having a balcony. Location of the hotel can be a problem for travellers by a public transport, but it is just perfect for a stay outside of a city. The very best of course is the restaurant with its terrace, offering the morning coffee and the dinners completed with a mild breeze and with a perfect view to the sea. The most unpleasant moment of the stay would be probably the day of the departure...

The hotel is well positioned just across the railway from the beach, although you need to drive to the closest town. Room was clean and with nice Seaview, being on the top floor the train did not bother us at all. The staff working at the hotel is totally hopeless. We arrived at 3:30pm, our room was not ready. We waited 15'. Nobody apologised or offered us a drink of water or anything else. Every time we would walk in or leave the hotel the staff at the counter could not be bothered to say 'hello' or 'welcome'. Politeness and customer care is NOT their strongest point

lovely hotel and our room had views of the sea. Friendly staff. And good service. Our room was comfortable. We had to leave early in the morning and breakfast was arranged early for us, pastries and tea and coffee. Would recommend to friends.

Via Nazionale, 113 Caronia ME

Located in Canneto di Caronia, Hotel Za' Maria is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Civic Museum of Ceramics and within a 10-minute drive of Sea View Park. This 3-star hotel has 38 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, a private beach, and an outdoor pool. Also close to this Caronia hotel are Castle of Caronia and Sanctuary of Letto Santo.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 38 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, slippers, and bidets. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Hotel Za' Maria features a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 75.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Triple Room, Partial Sea View

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 4

Quadruple Room, Partial Sea View

Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Single Room, Partial Sea View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room, Sea View

Twin 1 | Sleeps 2

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

50% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 101 reviews