Very impressive building and grounds, beautiful gardens and sea views. Right next to the Main Street with the shops and duomo.
However it feels like it favours the old school rich and some of the staff are stuffy and lack the warmth of the hosts you get at smaller boutique hotels.
Food and drink are overpriced.
This hotel is a must stay. Clean as can be. Food was delicious. The staff was the best in every way. The bent over backwards to help, recommend, and fix any issues we had. The rooftop had a magnificent view.
Location was great as well.
Thanks again to the entire staff!!
Hotel badly needs a renovation but the room was clean, sizable balcony provided a great sea view. Breakfast was very nice. Staff is pretty friendly and accommodating. Overall, I would recommend this hotel mostly because if it's location
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
We spent ten nights at La Plage in September 2015.
The rooms are comfortable and clean with very decent sized beds. The bungalows look especially sizeable with small private gardens.
The breakfast is plentiful and in a lovely setting. Perhaps a few more parasols are needed as it can be quite hot first thing in the morning. The staff at breakfast are friendly and the service is prompt.
The beach itself is beautiful and the warm crystal clear and clean. The hotel is very close to the nature reserve of Isola Bella.
There is also decent scuba diving with the Nike diving centre. The staff at Nike are very friendly and professional indeed and speak French , English and Spanish.
The beach staff are helpful , but the music at the beach bar could be a little quieter.
The spa appears to be run separately from the hotel and is small , with only a small jacuzzi and steam room which were not hot. The remainder is a treatment room.
Need to be reasonably fit as quite a lot of steps. Worth paying for sea view, we didn't and looked at a dark cliff face. Breakfast excellent choice and replenished frequently.
It was out of season ( end of April) so staff still getting hotel ready- cleaning sun beds, painting etc not very restful if trying to relax by pool
Traveller from UK
Boasting an amazing location on a hillside and offering fantastic views on the Ionian sea, the Ariston, a 4 star hotel in …More
We visited the hotel in April 2016 when Taormina is not so crowded. Since the hotel was not full they gave us a complimentary upgrade to a higher floor. Rooms are standard Italian hotel size, not large but more than adequate. The bathroom and room were clean and everything in full working order. I have seen many comments about the number of steps to the pool but this has to be expected because the hotel is built on a steep hill- that is why there are the spectacular views. The hotel is set just outside the main thoroughfare of Taormina ( Corso Umberto) which means it is much more quiet than in the center which is an easy 5-10 minute walk away. Breakfast was standard issue Italian hotel fare, bread, rolls, croissants, sliced meats, eggs, bacon, fruit, cheese and juice ( a fantastic fresh squeezed blood orange juice!).While the hotel does not offer dinner, the staff was very helpful and directed us to two fantastic restaurants that the locals use.
This is not a luxury hotel- though in Taormina the hotels tend to be much more expensive than in any other part of Sicily- but is more than adequate. The reason to stay here is the spectacular view. Get a room with a balcony and you have to pull yourself away from the view to go visit the lovely town of Taormina. The view is one of the best I have had at any hotel and I could have spent hours staring out at the sea and rugged shoreline.
Traveller from Boston
Overlooking the Bay of Mazzaro, this 1920s patrician villa is set in quiet hillside gardens, 400 metres from Taormina …More
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.
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