The Ashbee Hotel 

Boutique beauty

A lavish British heritage villa with sublime sea views close to Taormina’s town centre.

Sicilian architecture meets English Arts and Crafts style in this historic villa, built in 1908 by the British architect Robert Charles Ashbee. Small (there are just 24 rooms) but perfectly formed, this member of the 'Leading Hotels of the World' group has been lovingly restored with meticulous attention to detail.

Why we love The Ashbee Hotel

  • The hotel’s St George Restaurant by Heinz Beck has two Michelin stars

  • Citrus groves cascade down towards the clear blue waters that stretch out towards the Italian mainland

  • Explore Taormina’s historic heart, just moments from the hotel

  • There’s a private beach nearby which can be visited for a supplement or enjoy sea views from the hotel’s own infinity pool

5 stars
Apr - Oct
Sicily: 3¼ hours
A few minutes’ walk from the centre of Taormina, close to San Pancrazio Church and the ancient ruins of the Greek theatre
Approx 50 minutes' transfer from Catania airport



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Food is serious business here with a celebrity chef-led restaurant with two Michelin stars. During the day the poolside snack bar serves fabulous cocktails and snacks, while dinner is served in the St George Restaurant by Heinz Beck. Depending on the season, you can choose a table inside or sit out on the terrace among gentle breezes and fragrant lavender. It’s also the perfect spot for a sunset mojito made with fresh mint picked from the hotel’s own gardens.

St George Restaurant by Heinz Beck
An elegant restaurant that offers a fusion of Mediterranean cuisine and English charm.

The Ashbee Bar
Serving morning drinks, light lunches, a classic English afternoon tea as well as a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day.

Roof Terrace
Start your day with spectacular views of Sicily with breakfast at the Roof Terrace.

Pool Bar
Choose your favourite from the extensive cocktail menu at the poolside bar also serving light lunches.

At St George Restaurant by Heinz Beck you can relax on the panoramic terrace that overlooks the Ionian Sea and Calabrian coast. A sommelier is on hand to advise on the perfect fine wine to complement your meal.

What's included

Breakfast in the restaurant.

The sea views from the outdoor gym will keep you motivated for your daily work out. You can stay in the Spa Suite that has a bathroom with Turkish bath and sensory showers.

Visit Taormina’s historic heart, just moments from the hotel or spend time exploring The Ashbee Garden, one of the largest private gardens in Taormina.

A tourist tax is payable at the hotel.

There’s a private beach nearby which can be visited for a supplement.

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