Having a great view of the ocean and isola bella is priceless. b/c many of the rooms are stand alone bungalows, insects creep into the room which may be annoying for some guests.
Very helpful staff; unusual, well designed room accomodation; lovely outlook from the beach to La Bella Isola An overpriced winelist; being pestered by itinerants on the beach offering massage every few minutes (although I'm not sure what the hotel can do about this)
Location is great, excellent views. The bungalo was very small and had no "garden" as was advertised and shown on the photos. Instead, it had a little plastic desk with two chairs located by the side road, with an angled seaview. Bungalo surroundings vary from one another and you may not get the one as per your expectations. Had to pay extra money to move to a suite because "no other bungalos were available"
The location is great. Beautiful views on Isola Bella. It took long to check-in and the staff, although very willing, was not very efficient/professional. Had to ask multiple times for things.
Idyllic place. The location is fantastic, right on the edge of a small bay with a miniature island attached to the shore by a small sand bar. The hotel opened this year so everything is brand new a very beautifully done. In addition is relatively not that expensive compared to other top hotels in Sicily. I felt it was worth the money. As its perched on an incline the carpark is sometimes tricky to maneuvuor around especially if its nearly full. This is typical of such places not just this hotel.
Udemærket hotel med god betjening. God beliggenhed for udflugter i bil på østkysten af Sicilien. Kun kort gåafstand til "ski lift" til Taormina by. Oplys gerne at liften til Taormina lukker tidligt (kl.20:15) udenfor sæson.
It was really close to Taormina - and it was close to the beach Parking was almost impossible. The beach was dirty and filthy. The pool was closed and the room smelled really bad of clorine.
Fint hotel med god udsigt og 5 minutters gang fra kabel banen.
Well-designed boutique hotel, friendly and helpful staff. Restaurant is an undiscovered jewel. Self-parking facility is non-existent at the hotel. Parking in the garage is expensive.
Very comfortable, delightful staff, close to shops and sights. I am returning for a night at the end of the month. I liked everything
Very modern and stylish hotel, nice location, in walking distance to pedestrian zone Very small rooms
The staff were very helpful and friendly The food was very expensive. "Ceasar's Salad" comprising Lettuce ,sauce and a few croutons was €17.A very high standard of food was available in any of the restaurants locally for half the price. The Hotel lacked athmosphere as there were only a handful of people staying there the week we were there.
Beautiful, tastefully appointed hotel. Ultra modern accommodations in a Sicillian village that blossoms with antiquity. The restaurant is fine, but visitors are in the center of a town where one cannot find a bad meal; only, as Rick Steves phrases it, better.
Chic hotel with very friendly staff ( something that Italian/Scilian hotel staff are not noted for ) Nothing was too much trouble, not only for us but for all guests some of which were very demanding.
Everything We called the hotel for directions from the road. Had they told us that they were the only modern looking hotel on the mountain , right after you pass through the main square and that it had a glass front on the right not the left we would have saved over an hour trying to find the place.
The hotel is brand new. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is really helpful. If one arrives by car, it is advisable to book a parking place in advance.
Superb hotel overall .Great location .Spotlessly clean. Very friendly and helpful staff, Great breakfast freshly cooked to your requirements.. Size of the balconies.
I have enjoyed the fact that it was very well located in the center of Taormina and one could easily reach the dining areas as well as the bus terminal. I really disliked the breakfast, it was to less in terms of food (I mean, it was not enough for the persons accomodated there) and if anybody would require for more, the waitress would not get anything (even though there was an open buffet).
location near main street in Taormina nearest payable parking 10 min walk away
location was not very far from the main street It was one of the worst hotels I've ever stayed at. The rooms look totally shabby. There walls and ceiling in the bathroom were partly covered with the mildew. The room and the bathroom didn't look also very clean. The blinds were damaged or sth - they made noise almost the whole night. All together looked rather as the second-rate motel than the 3*** hotel which it supposed to be. Moreover, the breakfast was uneatable.And last but not least - coffee was disgusting - I still cannot understand how it could happen in the country famous for its coffee-drinking culture? I hardly could find places I tried such a bad coffee even in my own country. The majority of the staff I've met there didn't speak english well. Concluding - be warned.
Very friendly staf, good location, few steps to main sguare of Taormina, clean rooms, I can highly recomend this hotel.
Hotel was clean and the location was very good. The view was spectacular The hotel was dated and in serious need of modernisation. More suited for mature people
The view from our room was excellent, overlooking the mountains and the sea. It was also a short walk away from the centre of the town and the cable car to the beach. The staff were friendly and helpful and it was a relaxing place to stay. The manager can arrange minibus transport to a great local beach that is better, less crowded and cheaper than the main beaches.
Staff very nice but hotel room was not good standard and was like something for the dark ages
Simple, basic hotel, proper value for money.
Very friendly staff, good prices for Taormina - we had to book a triple room as there were no doubles available, but the manager, without our asking, only charged us for a double. It is a budget hotel, so you get what you pay for - basic amenities only. Not particularly nice decor (but again, you get what you pay for). Also, although it is indeed only 5 minutes from Taormina's main street, the uphill walk is harder than might be expected. This is because the roads are absolutely jam-packed with cars and scooters shooting up and down it, and there is no pavement. There seemed to me, therefore, to be an imminent danger of being run over in that five minutes, and, as such, did not make for a pleasant walk. For this reason it may be better to find something actually on the main strip (although I doubt for the price Hotel Natalina offers).
location, tips from the owner, cleanliness of room uncomfortable mattress with broken springs
All the hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The receptionist recommended a good restaurant and visits we could make. The hotel has very limited parking but we were always able to find free parking further down the road. The walk into the town, whilst short is up a steep hill. The town itself has lots of interesting buildings, restaurants, bars, etc and there is access to the beach down a steps/road - you can take the cable car back. The local buses were frequent and cheap.
Den venlighed, hvormed man blev modtaget og behandlet under hele opholdet, især af Roberto. Morgenmaden var tilstrækkelig. Bedre lydisolering og mindre larmende vandrørssystem ville gøre underværker. Bor der gerne igen!
glimrende beliggenhed - tæt på byen men roligt og stille. Fremragende service fra personalet der alle var fra familien. Støj fra naboværelser
This family owned 16 bedroom Villa hotel is very tasteful, excellently maintained and impeccably clean. The owners/staff are first class. If you want a quiet atmosphere, b&b with optional light lunch and are prepared to eat out every evening (no evening dining) this hotel is ideal. If you want lots of action for children, a keep fit facility or to be at the heart of Taormina look elsewhere. But remember, what they do they do very well.Highly recommend for it's type. Public transport in the whole area is not great, spent a fair bit on taxis.
We greatly enjoyed our stay in this hotel. We had a marvelous view from our room, which was very comfortable, and we found the staff to be friendly and helpful. For travelers with a car, it is easy to get from the hotel to the parking lot on the west side of the hill-town of Taormino, and the hotel provides a 40% discount on the parking fee.
It's a realy great pleace!
friendliness of all staff somewhat overpriced
The atmosphere was relaxing, the staff was very pleasant and helpful. The breakfast was wonderful. The pool area was very nice to sit around and relax after a long day of site seeing. Our bathtub did not have a shower curtain which made it a bit tricky. The wireless internet was spotty, did not work in our room.
The small 'Villa' atmosphere. The modern yet comfortable interiors, and generally the high standard of decor. The very friendly and helpful staff. The lovely terrace where we ate breakfast - which was also good in selection of sweet and savoury items and quality. As we were there in October the swimming pool looked very inviting - and I do love to swim on holiday - but was cold, as it's unheated. The manager said that heating was uneccessary in the summer, and that may be so, but early and late in the season, for me to enjoy a swim, it certainly is necessary!
Location and atmosphere of an old well preserved villa
Nice hotel outside Taormina for people with a car. Rooms with balcony with table and chairs facing the sea. Very pleasant. Wonderful breakfast and kind service. There was a house being built not far away so we got a very annoying noise at 7.00 in the morning keeping us away from the garden and swimming pool.
Most friendly and helpful staff. Excellent location for visiting the city of Taormina as well as nearby beaches. Away from tourist hustle & bustle yet near to all places of interest. Stylish and pleasant ambiance. Nice pool and sun deck. No car parking problems. Some traffic noise if you like to sleep with your balcony door open. Bathroom outdated.
Good location. Nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. No evening restaurant.
Interior design - a small hotel, few rooms - personal service/staff - location nothing, just perfect
Lovely villa......the breakfasts are homemade items both unique to a buffet and delicious. Rosalie and Elena are wonderful hosts for the villa.
The breakfast was very good, service was excellent and location was perfect. The view, we did really have such a good view. The beds were not that comfortable, they did not match the comfort level of the hotel and the service.
the views having a film being made in the hotel during our stay. no thought about health and safety
The facilities, the view and the location
Quality of the public rooms No
The hotel was quite beautiful and well located. The breakfast on the terrace with the beautiful view was a delight. We were located in the annex which we would not have taken if we realized it. Although the room was nice, we felt isolated.
We were not satisfied with our original room in the annex,but were upgraded to a suite in the main building with a wonderful view as soon as the staff realized our unhappiness.
The whole atmosphere in the hotel, with all the history and kind staff
the view, the swiming pool and the excellent breakfast italian staff never very dynamic
luxury and intimate
The accommodations were first rate. The view from our balcony of the sea and of Mt. Etna was breathtaking. I loved the proximity of the hotel to the Taormina shopping area. I am already planning my return trip to the Grand Hotel Timeo. We ended up staying in a Junior Suite rather than the Double Deluxe Room. The signs in Taormina to the Grand Hotel Timeo could be better. It was hard for us to find the hotel entrance and the parking area.
It was a wonderful experience to stay this hotel. Sprendid view..... Very difficult to get the hotel by car.
The staff were extremely helpful, and went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We were given 'insider' advice on places to visit. We were voluntarily offered a room change to a more child-friendly one, and were even allowed to store our luggage after our check-out to allow us an extra afternoon (we were due to return in the evening).
central location, walking distance from attractions, restaurants, cafe and city center. breakfast terrace on roof beautiful the bathroom and shower were small and not in a good condition, even bad considering the price we paid, no parking
the location is excellent adjacent to restaurentsand bus depot,shops,tour agents.a short walk to local supermarket should you require anything. we had aroom in the annexe dark and uninviting to spend any time there.you did not feel as if you were in ahotel.we had come from the amalfi coast from a hotel with a similar rating but there the similarity ended.
The staff was excellent and the location is really great. They don't serve English breakfast.
Location. My only complaint was the "surprise" cash request at check-out for our excursion to Mt. Etna. While the excursion was booked by the hotel, and we were told it would be charged to the room when it was booked, we were not told that we would have to pay for it separately from the room charge, in cash. And its not like the excursion was cheap and you generally have that amount of money in your wallet....
Personalet var meget imoedekommende, udbuddet til morgenmaden fint, og regoeringsstandarden helt i top
Personalet var venligt og imødekommende. Værelset havde en god størrelse, og det havde 'personlighed'. Dertil en lille terrasse med udsigt over havet. Det var også dejligt, at der var restaurant og store udendørs terrasser. De skal have lavet deres 'solarium' ved havet, så man kan komme i vandet. Vi skulle gå langt for at få den mulighed, selvom de annoncerede med direkte adgang.
Tjenerne i restauranten kunne godt være lidt mindre reserverte. Man kunne godt bruge type Bistro i hotellet.
God belligenhed, smuk have, venligt personale. restaurant ligger smukt, men maden er ikke på det niveau den burde være.
Hotel Elios was convenient to shops, restaurants and local sights, with a lovely view over the coast. The
friendly hotel staff, price is very good, location is convenience noisy as close to main street
nice view to both Etna and the sea. Close to the turistic main points of interest. needs some renovation
Excellent location, providing easy access to shopping, restaurants, attractions, etc. Nice view.On site parking. Comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast. Internet available. Very helpful staff! None
the location and view
The owners are wonderful and so accomodating. They makr the place great. The location is very close to the key tourist areas. Incredible views. Nice breakfast The room was nice but not luxurious. Could have had a bit nicer finishes to be truly stand out. Parking is tough but Antonio helps out. Hard to find.. make sure you pay attention to the owners welcome email
Having only the website to assist us in making our decision we were disappointed when we finally arrived at the hotel. What was surely a very impressive hotel at one stage we found to be rather dated and not as comfortable as we had been led to believe.
This was our second trip.How different! The pool was roped off.The Sunbathing area and loungers were filthy,and after 200steps Down to the pool the Bar and Snack area was closed.The Air con in our room was not operating and the only shower was hand held.The place was almost empty.
The view is great. It is close to funicular, although a bit far from town center. All the employees are very helpful. Parking place is great advantage if you have a car. The room furniture and bathroom needs to be renovated. The view of balcony is great, but needs some more stylish and comfortable furniture.
The view is beautiful. Car parking available. Paper thin walls - could hear everything from adjacent rooms and corridor. Beds like concrete. Bathroom dated - flushing mechanism extremely loud. Claim to have bar which consists of some glasses on a table by the dining room - never saw it manned...
The view was excellant of the sea. The staff helpful. Great breakfast. I had twin beds and they were extremely small.
Beatiful location, one of the best breakfasts, beautiful views...a wonderful place. A bit expensive
A comfortable hotel just outside the town with wonderful views out to sea but on the wrong side of the town to see Etna. Expensive in high season. Pool is over 180 steps downhill and only accessible to the very fit as the climb in high temperatures is strenuous. This information is not given in the details. It closes at 17.30. The restaurant was very lifeless.
very good location (vis a vis Interbus station). The room was clean, air conditioning was working well. The hotel has a nice, clean pool (15-20m long) with seats and umbrellas. Breakfast was also good (bufet). our room was overlooking the parking, not the sea..
The view is impecable, the rooms decent and the staff very friendly The fact that one has a 180 step trip down to the pool
It looked exactly as it had on the photos. Hotel staff were friendly, helpful and very smiley Nothing really - my room was clean, large, great shower, but dark with no outlook it was number 106 tucked around the back of the swimming pool. I would have found it depressing if I had to stay there a long time. As a single traveller I do like to spend time reading in the room in the afternoons and could not have done it in room 106. Breakfast was not great but adequate
The staff were very friendly and accommodating.
Friendly, quiet hotel that suited our needs. Nice pool, though no shallow end. Always free sunbeds, which is good news. The walk into town isn't as bad as we expected, but do expect some gradients. Breakfast arrangements were fine, though food at other times and bar very limited. Just be aware that Taormina is very expensive and though there are lots of restaurants the variety is limited, not going far beyond pizza/pasta. The hotel staff were very helpful in arranging trips and cars - do go on the Stromoli at night boat cruise to see an erupting volcano; it was a highlight. Good balcony with sea view, but no external light, so couldn't sit outside to read and have a glass of wine once my son in bed. Would recommend they fit balcony lights like most other hotels.
Convenience to Taormina. Helpful staff. Room was nowhere near sound proof. Shower was poor and water was lukewarm. Breakfast was poor.
The hotel seems reasonably modern, the state of the building and furniture is good. Personell is friendly. Location is good. It was very noisy, doors were slamming all the time in the morning, I guess by staff running around and making a lot of noise. Breakfast was poor, bread didn't seem fresh not much choise of items and service - even though the personell tried, they were simply not trained / equiped well - was slow. Shower was way too hot or cold, nothing in between. Last morning, only cold, no hot water.
I loved it!!! Beautiful views to the see. Great facilities. Excellent. Can't wait to go back there!!!
Nice pool (if a bit deep for the kids). Great service from the pool bar. Lovely view from the balcony. About 15 minute walk to centre of town. Pool deep for young children. Parking tight but it wasn't a problem for us.
Quiet location, nice view from our balcony over Taormina and the sea, staff was very friendly Breakfest was very poor, 15 minutes to walk into the center of Taormina
in the heart of taormina/clean/modern/wonderful large showers small dogs yelping in hallways
Staff were very friendly and the location was excellent. Rooms were very clean. Just a short cable car ride from the beach. Hotel was quite expensive although it seems all of Taormina is expensive. The roof-top pool is much smaller than in the photos and was quite dirty.
Staff very good and polite. Room good and value for money off season. Breakfast adequate
The staff. Plus the city of Taormina.
Staff were friendly and accommodating to requests. Location excellent in Taormina.
Amazing little rooftop swimming pool, really friendly and helpful staff, very stylish decor and great location. A real gem of a hotel
Fantastic location, courteous staff and great room - hotel is set back of main street so quiet but near enough for all attractions etc The pool is a lot smaller than it looks in their pictures, but this is a minor issue as beach not too far
We arrived at 9pm where the hotel staff were alert and welcoming. Hotel is beautiful and in a good location just off the main shopping street Corso Umberto I with its own private lime tree garden. Very clean and fresh room with modern fixtures and fittings. Breakfast was delightful with very nice croissants. Would recommend room with balcony. Walls were quite thin could hear people in the next room talking.
The breakfast was good value with alot of choices. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful. The hotel was near the main shopping street which was very convenient and near good cafes and restaurants.
This hotel is recommended. The location is great and the garden is very nice. The breakfast could be improved. We ask for an advice regarding nearest beaches, and one of the staff recommended us on a specific beach and called for a pick up... we waited for 45 minutes for a van with which, finally, had no room for us. It was very dissapointing and the staff memebr didn't reach well to our compalin.