What to expect
- Sleep Quality
Last 5 reviews
Lovely traditional hotel. The pool and bar area is beautiful. We had a sea view room which was fine but quite small. Breakfast was very good with a good choice. The terrace at the bar was nice to sit out and have a relaxing drink. Location excellent.
Fantastic Hotel in a great location!
Just stayed at this hotel and couldn’t be more pleased! Great location for walking into town or to the funicular. Very impressed with the gracious service, especially our favorite bartender, Sergio! Definitely recommend!!
Charming & great location
The staff here were so friendly and helpful. The views are breathtaking from the sea view rooms and the veranda/pool. Breakfasts were more than generous and we were a step away from the bus station, cable car and old town with all its restaurants and bars. True, this grand old lady of a hotel is a little tired these days but it is spotlessly kept and it’s location and staff make up for some of the shortcomings.... would stay again...
Stayed here for 3 nights with friends when visiting the area. Parking, easy walk into Taormina, friendly, efficient and helpful staff. Was at first a bit disappointed walking to the room down a corridor where the carpet could perhaps do with a make-over and thought the room was a bit dark and perhaps in need of an up date. But it was comfortable, a fridge, a good sized bathroom and nice terrace but no tea/coffee making facilities. There is a swimming pool and the hotel over looks the bay so there are wonderful views. Good buffet breakfast, including fruit and prosecco for those wanting a morning glass of bubbly. They have a few gluten free items, but not a large selection. We had one evening meal in the restaurant and this was excellent as was the service. They had a delicious Melanzane Parmigiano on the menu, made with ricotta which was also gluten free.
Views and location
I stayed in a single room for 4 nights. Initially disappointed with my room, very dated, dark decor and as common with a single, barely room to swing a cat. Bathroom also needs updating, absolutely tiny shower although all was clean. No balcony, but then there was the big upside - what an amazing view! Pool area was also fantastic, yes there are lots of steps, but again you get those views and a nice snack bar. Breakfast was also good, enough choice. Hot options could have had some variety and coffee tasted a bit strange but that may have been the milk. But plenty of choice with fruit, continental and especially the pastries. The location was also excellent. 5 minutes walk to the cable car down to Mazzaro/Isola Bella and 10 minutes walk to Porta Messina and Taormina centre. Also the bus station was across the road - very handy for trips and the airport bus so did not need a car. All in all, as I didn't spend too much time in the room (and who would want to in such a stunning area), the hotel worked well for my needs.
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