I wanted a quiet room with a view & balcony. My room exceeded expectations. Hotel Belvedere is conveniently situated within easy walking distance of the centre with it's sights & lovely restaurants. the hotel staff advised on 4 restaurants each of which were excellent & offered very different menus. The staff were so accommodating & friendly. I cannot fault the Hotel Belvedere. 3 lots of friends have stayed here & I would thoroughly recommend it.
This hotel is a class act. Beautifully appointed, every detail taken care of, lovely linen, furniture and decoration. Walking distance into Central Taormina and all its restaurants. Close to the biological gardens. Lovely helpful staff. Breakfast in the rooftop restaurant is easily the best hotel breakfast I have had since Chewton Glen in the UK! Highly recommended.
Before we booked we asked, are the photos really what we are to expect and we were reassured that they were. On arriving however we were given the ground floor apartment - lovely but no view. The manager was really friendly & helpful though and moved us up a floor as soon as one became available and we enjoyed a lovely studio apartment with fabulous views across the sea. I wonder though if in the height of a busy season would this have been possible.
The hotel is outside of the town Taormina so a car is useful to get into town etc. The area was ideal for us as it was quiet (maybe out of season still?) but there is a train track just behind the hotel which is noisy and could be disturbing to some. We also enjoyed the beach being only a few steps from the hotel. We had a lovely stay, it was comfortable and clean and the manager was attentive. We would stay there again.