The hotel is ideally situated for visiting Taormina as the cable car is a five-minute walk away. Parking is awkward as the hotel has a limited number of spaces available at what seemed to be a fairly expensive rate. Other than that, parking is on the road side in the Sicilian manner! The rooms were clean and comfortable but small for a four star hotel. The pool area was clean with plenty of sunbeds but pool-side towels are not provided.
Natalie from Shropshire
Villa Esperia, 4 star hotel in Taormina, Sicily enjoys a lovely panoramic position in Mazzarò, a few steps from the sea and …More
Lovely little hotel, has everything you need if you're looking for basic needs while being out & about most of the time, & we were fortunate enough to get a sea view room with a terrace, so had great views when we were in.
Breakfast is usual continental (croissant, meat, cheese, cakes, cereal & yoghurt) wouldn't recommend having tea though - it's not great, though the coffee is very nice!!
Location wise, the hotel is right in front of the steps leading down to the beach (most of which you'll need to pay for, though there is a small area at the end that's public), & right around the corner from the cable car leading up to the main part of town & bus station (turn left for the bus station, right for the town). Very glad we stayed down near the beach front rather than up in Taormina, as even in mid-september, it was very busy.
Restaurants wise - there's an awful lot to choose from! Our picks for the week were L'Incontro, il Barcaiolo & Pizzeria Vecchia.
The hotel does open straight out onto the road (there is a small pathway) but this is common, & you'll find most places that you're required to walk on the edge of the road.
The staff were lovely & always had a smile. Overall, would definately recommend this hotel - it's very reasonably priced, & the location was spot on.
Very nice hotel with very cheerful and helpful staff. Good room with great view from balcony and had large bed with all the facilities working perfectly. Apart from the air conditioning which had approx 7,000 combinations, 6,999 of which involved it switching itself off after 3 minutes blowing... Rooftop pool and sundeck was great, bar was good (4 euros a beer, but came with big bowl of crisps and olives). Wifi was generally ok, but would slow occasionally.
It was fantastic. It had its own private beach and pool. Was walking distance to the cable car up to the old town. The breakfast buffet was amazing. I would recommend the private boat tour for an hour where they take you to the grottos etc.
selena from sydney
The Mazzaro Sea Palace overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in the world the Mazzaro Bay. The hotel is set on the sandy …More
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