The location, staff and accommodations were amazing. We stayed in the apartment in their annex because it was low season and ended up cancelling the last leg of our trip and stayed in Taormina at the Villa Belvedere. Fresh oranges and chocolates and a breathtaking view from the balcony. Loved it.
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.