The hotel experience was so romantic - spectacular bougainvillea and jasmine abundantly on the terraces and in the loggia where the pianist serenades every evening. The location is superb, overlooking the sea and mount Etna. The rooms overlooking the sea are glorious, elegantly decorated and bathrooms endlessly filled with Molton Brown supplies.
Breakfast takes up an entire room and contains every possible choice except that greater variety of fresh fruit should be available - only prepared pineapple, oranges and melon were served and the same daily for the whole week.
The pool is lovley and long and teh pool bar staff very helpful. Pool only open from 9am which seems very late for early swimmers, but the hotel made a helpful concession for us to swim from 8am.
This hotel is beautifully laid out with amazing views of Isola Bella. You couldn't get any closer to it. We stayed in a room with a beach view and jacuzzi which was fantastic. We were welcomed warmly by staff at the entrance and offered a glass of prosecco, just what we needed to start our holiday and we found all staff to be friendly and helpful though out our stay. We would definitely recommend this hotel and look forward to returning again soon.
Hotel is in a fantastic location - always get balcony facing Etna as can't beat - and the staff are wonderful as is the beach club ( which although a 20 min mini bus ride away is well organised). We would recommend the hotel but you are paying 4 star for the location not the feel of the hotel. There is no real bar, the decoration is basic and things are done on the cheap - so take your own toiletries, hairdryer, mirror etc for example - but as long as you accept that then it is a great place to stay.
Genteel old hotel, superb location and great breakfasts but limited and disappointing dinner choices in the near empty dining room each evening. Why do they not offer more fish dishes as we noticed the local fishermen bringing in a wide variety of catch each day? Not surprisingly we also observed many of the hotel guests choosing to take dinner at outside eating places rather than use the hotel's facilities. The outside bar area is a real treat and the sea water swimming pool although small is well appointed and did not get over crowded when we were there in early May. However, I suspect it could be different in the high season. Wireless connectivity to internet weak and unreliable some days. Rooms would benefit from having a booklet describing all the hotel services and locations - we had no such information in our room. Hotel staff generally helpful and accommodating. Cable car to the centre of Taormina is very close to the hotel and convenient to use..
Traveller from Oxford, UK
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A balcony setting on Mount Tauro with a sweeping view of Sicily’s coastline and Mount Etna gives Taormina its lasting appeal. It is Sicily’s only truly international resort, much-favoured by celebrities. The old quarter’s steep, narrow alleys are filled with window boxes and painted pottery, and best explored on foot. Main sights are the classical remains and Renaissance palaces. The Greco-Roman theatre is still used for concerts and festivals.