taormina is basically built on the side of a mountain - our room had a charming little balcony from which we had a panoramic view - all at once - of mount etna, smoking away every day, the med way down the mountain watching and listening to the waves rolling in, and the beautiful charming town of taormina to the right of the view - wow! when we arrived we realised parking had to be arranged - and mostly performed by - the staff, as space is very much at a premium, but we were greeted so warmly, and treated so charmingly, nothing was too much trouble. Our bags were taken to our room for us at their insistance, the room having a lovely double bed (2 quality mattresses put together) and what appeared to be antique furniture indiginous to the hotel.
this is a charming, excellent hotel in an absolutely stunning setting
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.
We stayed in a Deluxe Room in first week of Aug 2014, which was brand new and spacious with excellent air conditioning and a balcony. The rest of the hotel is also very new, clean and comfortable. Roof top views from the infinity pool are lovely and the pool is perfectly sufficient for light swimming and cooling off - it is not like a "foot spa" as per other reviews - if you have grown kids who want to play water sports then it's probably too small, but to get a bigger pool you will sacrifice location which isn't worth it in our view. Location of this hotel is second to none - we did not see another hotel we would have preferred from a location point of view. It really is perfect. Breakfast was great too. We have already recommended to friends and would definitely stay again.
We stayed 5 nights and used Taormina as our central location for excursions. Taormina is more than charming, a town on a hill loaded with history that spans more than 2000 years. The hotel is next to a beautiful public garden, a 5 minute walk to the center of town and multitudes of shops and restaurants. Great historical sites are everywhere in town and in the surrounding area. The hotel staff was lovely and helpful, the room very clean and well appointed. The pool area is lovely with spectacular views. The breakfast buffet, which was included, was more than adequate with good food. Our room was not huge but a good size. We only spent the nights there as we were out all day. The hotel is off the beaten path even though it is so close to the center, so it is perfectly situated. I would definitely stay there again if we were to return.
"Charming and gracious, right in the middle of life"
The hootel is small and gracious, not the chain hotel feel. Understated in elegance and comfort. most lovely view from the room top terrance used for breakfast, which was wonderful, or at any other time to read or chat. Location could not be more central. Isabella has beach rights to a lovely "lido". Helpful staff with great suggestions.
Joe and I from New York
Charming hotel located in the old town on Corso Umberto, with its mix of historic buildings and boutique shops. Guestrooms …More
The Taormina Park was a great choice for our stay. It is in a superb location, on the outskirts of town so tranquil but within a 5 minute walk to the the bustling centre. The beautiful public gardens are just across the road, restaurants are a couple of minutes away and the bus station and cable car a short walk.
The staff were very accommodating and helpful and went out of the way to make us welcome and enhance our stay. The pool and surrounding terraces where breakfast is served are fantastic. We paid for a sea or Etna view and were rewarded with a second floor terrace with stunning views of both.
We had a wonderful stay and would thoroughly recommend the hotel and Taormina to others.
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