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Reviewed 8 November 2017

We stayed 10 nights in this older style family hotel.It was a lovely experience,our room was large with two sets of french doors,one with an absolutely amazing view of Mt Etna,the other the gardens,coast and ocean.We had two balconies.The gardens and terraces are really stunning as is the dining room.The ambience of the hotel is very special,the owner and staff very friendly and helpful.Sunrise and sunset are beyond belief,we never got tired of looking at them.Taormina is an absolutely beautiful town and Mt Etna is spectacular.If only Australia was not so far away!

Room Tip: If you want a view of Mt Etna from your room 1 is the perfect choice.Etna is visible from all of the hotel terraces.
Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
3  Thank frappie2017
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

The view makes this hotel. Breakfasting on the sunny terrace with the panorama of the sea below is a great experience. Otherwise the hotel is pretty average in terms of facilities, bathrooms, breakfast and service. The winding road that passes the hotel is quite quiet, and it's not difficult to walk into town or up to the bus station.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Martin K
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Very good hotel
The rooms are clean and staff very helpful
Please note that there are lots of steps both at the hotel and to get up into the town, the return journey is all downhill. However this is compensated by the fantastic views from the hotel.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank paulj
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Myself and my wife Julia stayed for a week in this family hotel and we loved it. I had done some research before we went and read a lot of the previous reviews.
We stayed in room 41 (the hotel has 41 rooms) which is separate from the hotel and very private. IT HAS A FRIDGE. (which is a must if you want to enjoy a cold drink on the terrace in the evening).
Our terrace had two sun loungers.
The room had a double shower (which was huge) and a king size bed. (which was very comfortable)
We spoke to other guests and no one seemed to have a fridge, and complained that their shower cubicle was very small.
From what we gleaned It is very much pot luck with the rooms.The ones with terraces are not private. Three or four rooms open out onto the terrace (which has a small table and two sun loungers per room)
The rooms with balconies are more private, but the balconies are very small and struggle to cope with the small table and two chairs (no where to sunbath).
The breakfast was continental with a good choice (a couple of odd items were tuna and a hot pasta dish, more suited to evening meal.
They only serve an evening meal on a Thursday (extra 30 euro's per person) and unfortunately we had to miss this as we were ascending Mount Etna for an evening meal on that day (130 euro;s, but worth every penny)
Anyone contemplating this hotel please be aware there are LOADS OF STEPS.!!!!
Because we were in room 41 which as I have said is separate from the hotel, we had to climb 80 steps to the dining room for breakfast.!!!! and then up another 30 to reception. Then you had either a set of stairs to the road or the step drive.
The walk into town was up hill (but worth it) and there was another 40 steps involved in this.!!!! SO, YOU NEED TO BE FAIRLY FIT.
We loved it and got used to the steps after the first couple of days.
I would recommend this hotel as long as you are fairly fit.

Room Tip: Most rooms have a sea view. We stayed in room 41 and thought it was the best.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank Hessi0n
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Returning next month would love the room we stayed in in May of this year waiting conformation after request to hotel! Wonderful place we love it number 14, short walk in to town, views amazing! Nearby beaches. Recommend car hire but book insurance before travel! Breakfast amazing and very relaxing x

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank julie c
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