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lancs
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2009

Well, I don't know what some people expect from this hotel but we have just returned from having a great holiday at hotel Ipanema - Taormina Mare (Mazzaro), Sicily. The hotel was ideally situated for the beach (go to Lido La Pigna - this is the best one with a very good restaurant with good pizza's - La Pigna) and... More 

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derby
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Reviewed 25 July 2009

This is a smallish hotel in a very good location for the beach and the cable car to Taormina town. Our room was on the small side but comfortable, very clean and with a good bathroom. The balcony is very small (you have to move the table and chairs to open the doors fully) but big enough for two and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2009

We stayed at the Ipanema in May & June of 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It is a small & friendly hotel with great staff who gave us a personal service throughout our stay, special mention should be made of Mario, Santo , Alfio & Vincenzo who worked in the restaurant. The hotel is situated in the beautiful... More 

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england
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2008

Found hotel staff very friendly and helpful, rooms small, food o k nothing special, we were on b b only so we ate out quite often, there are many eating places of differing fare and many are very good. Hotel situated near to Cable Car which is cheap and runs every 15 mins to Taormina town. My wife and I... More 

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London
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Reviewed 22 October 2008

We were booked to stay at the Ipanema for 10 nights but left after ONE NIGHT ONLY. It was dreadful. The room was awful, tiny, no room to swing a cat. There is no lounge in the hotel,just a small, grotty bar area with horrendous old seats, plus reception. It is a NO STAR hotel, definitely not a four star.... More 

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Reviewed 5 October 2008

Two couples from East Yorkshire. We stayed at the Ipanema Hotel for 2 weeks in Sept/Oct 2008 which was far too long. Whilst the food in this hotel is good it still lacks the merit of a 4* hotel compared to others close by. Even our rep. said it was a 3* star. The rooms are dated and the bathrooms... More 

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newcastle upon tyne
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Reviewed 22 September 2008

Although we enjoyed our stay in Scilly and Taormina, we found the Hotel Ipanema very disappointing. After reading such good reviews we thought the hotel would be ideal. Location. The hotel itself is situated in Mazzaro below Taormina on a VERY busy road, the short walk to the cable car can sometimes be very hair raising as this road is... More 

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Telford
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Reviewed 20 September 2008

We recently stayed at the Ipanema Hotel for our honeymoon. The location and views are perfect and just what we wanted. Not suitable for a family with teenagers and be aware that Sicily is not cheap. The weather was fantastic and the food was very good. Agree with a previous review regarding limited 4 choice for main course - but... More 

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manchester
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Reviewed 14 September 2008

We stayed at the Ipanema the first two weeks of September. We can only confirm everything that is said about the staff by everybody else on this site. Its true its not four star if you compare it with hotels in say Spain but then again it isnt Spain its Sicily and it compares with four star hotels we have... More 

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manchester england
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Reviewed 8 September 2008

Although we enjoyed our stay at the Ipanema we were disappointed that this hotel was rated as a 4 star, many things are missing that make the difference between a 3 and 4 star rated hotel. There was no assistance provided with luggage - OK if you're fit and healthy which I'm not. The bathroom was very dated and had... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Ipanema Hotel

Address: Via Nazionale 242, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range: €92 - €180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ipanema Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 52
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Also Known As:
Ipanema Hotel Taormina, Sicily
Hotel Ipanema Sicily
Hotel Style:
#30 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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“Best views from the upper floors”
 of 5 bubbles j44s9ep, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor rooms have unobstructed views, but all rooms are good.”
 of 5 bubbles Worldtraveler247247, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Go for the rooms on level 4 & 5”
 of 5 bubbles tinahM6401HX, 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The plugs dont take UK 3 pin , or buy at the mini mart for 4 euros ( 5 min walk down the hill from hotel ) Also a travel kettle .”
 of 5 bubbles harryd867, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The higher rooms have the best views over the bay, all rooms face the bay.”
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 of 5 bubbles DerekB866, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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