Via Raciti, 11, Santa Tecla 95024 Acireale (Catania)
The agriturismo is part of a farm producing over 100 varieties of certified organic citrus fruits.Dating back to the start of the twentieth century, the original structure included a thriving lemon orchard which the owners have maintained and improved, adding a range of Mediterranean citrus fruits such asoranges, mandarins and grapefruit.
The farm produces extra virgin olive oil which can be sampled and purchased on site, along with its wine, which is made from scratch by the owners themselves.
The renovation of the old farmhouses has created a range of accommodation options, all with satellite LCD TVs, minibars, hairdryers and air conditioning.In addition to 8 Superior rooms, guests can also choose from:
- one Deluxe room with a whirlpool tub for 2 people, sleeping area;
- 3 suites with sleeping area, lounge, sofa bed, DVD player with DVDs to rent, MP3 player, free Wi-Fi internet, walk in shower;
- 2 apartments (for 2 and 4 people) with sleeping area with two/four beds, lounge and fully equipped kitchen;
all accommodation includes a DVD player with DVDs to rent, MP3 player, free Wi-Fi internet and a walk in shower.
As well as its wellbeing centre, the agriturismo also offers a swimming pool, breakfast, private parking, a children’s play area, kennels for pets, a Mediterranean garden, a selection of 1000 DVDs to rent, DVD players, an archery area and bicycle hire.
The citrus groves lead on to a botanic garden which is home to an enormous number of Mediterranean and tropical plant species, all catalogued and described individually. A little further on you will find the organic vegetable garden which provides ingredients for the agriturismo’s cuisine.
The farm is home to Tibetan goats, donkeys, hens, geese and other barnyard animals that your children will love to meet.
Nice place, but unsuitable for families with small children
Tenuta Santa Tecla is really beautiful, and the staff was very friendly and helpful . A disadvantage is that there are no kitchen facilities, and the property lies quite isolated, so you have to drive for at least 10 minutes to get to a restaurant.
The reason why we have to give it a bad ranking is our departure. We are a family with two small children (2,5 years and 9 months). Already on the second day, we were asked by the owner and the cleaning lady that we should pay attention as the sunscreen of our kids would leave stains on the furniture and the sofa in the apartment. From that moment on, we already felt a bit uncomfortable and under observation concerning the cleanliness of our apartment. We did pay attention to avoid any further stains and damage. Unfortunately, our little daughter (9 months) scratched fissures in the surface of a chair with her fingers and pulled of a little bit of the cushion surface, producing two or three small holes in it. On our departure day, we were told that we had to pay a penalty of 90 Euro in order to compensate for the stains in the sofa that would not go out by washing and for the surface of one chair was damaged. We were not aware of these stains on the sofa, but the owner had documented them with photographs. The damaged chair was already very old with a lot of fissures on the cushion already.
Sadly, this disappointing end of an otherwise enjoyable stay left a bitter aftertaste. We fully understand that intact property is very important, but we did not expect such a massive penalty. Having stayed in many other locations before with our children, we never experienced anything like this. We feel that the scale of the penalty was not appropriate, and the way this issue was handled by the owner was not very generous or accommodating. We conclude that Tenuta Santa Tecla is certainly a beautiful agriturismo, but we feel unable to recommend it to families with relatively small children.
very dedicated team. Beautiful complex with large citrus grove away from the bustle. The higher position allows antastic overlooking the coast. Infinity pool, yoga area and plenty of space. The apartment was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was varied, including special requests. However, the parking complex are somewhat scarce. I would stay back.
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Structure beautiful, very clean and attention to every detail, stunning views, great location, beautiful infinity pool overlooking the sea, a spectacular estate to be explored, ideal for children as they are equipped with a beautiful playground to have fun and c ' It is also a small zoo ... our cute modern apartment with wooden beams and clean thanks to the work that plays Ms. Francesca. ..all very friendly and nice ... in short, a paradise of relaxation
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