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.
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.
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.
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.
Very modern and stylish hotel, nice location, in walking distance to pedestrian zone Very small rooms
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.
Very comfortable, delightful staff, close to shops and sights. I am returning for a night at the end of the month. I liked everything
Superb hotel overall .Great location .Spotlessly clean. Very friendly and helpful staff, Great breakfast freshly cooked to your requirements.. Size of the balconies.
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.
The whole atmosphere in the hotel, with all the history and kind staff
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.
luxury and intimate
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.
Quality of the public rooms No
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.
The facilities, the view and the location
the views having a film being made in the hotel during our stay. no thought about health and safety
It was a wonderful experience to stay this hotel. Sprendid view..... Very difficult to get the hotel by car.
the view, the swiming pool and the excellent breakfast italian staff never very dynamic
not a thing everything,the rooms were dirty dust everywhere, windows were filthy,dont think they had ever been used, excuse for an air conditioning unit that was full of bug and germ bearing dust, bathroom was awful the whole place had a seady air about it and I would not put my dog in it if it were a kennal
The room was good, a little old but quaint. It was clean and quite large. The hotel is also old but typical of Taormina. The staff were very polite and helpful. It was quiet and the view from my room beautiful. Breakfast was also very good and the view from the restaurant is of Naxos and Etna. I think it just needs some TLC
Location! I'd say is not a 4 stars hotel as advertised!
The staff were polite and the breakfast was pretty decent. The views from the hotel of Etna and the sea were stunning. This should not be a four star hotel. We paid extra for a 'suite' but arrived to find a small room with a large balcony with a glass ceiling (sun bathing in a green house) - very basic (no mini bar, sky sport TV etc..) The website states beach & pool facilities are at the "Paradise Beach Club in Letojanni at about 10 minutes distance from the hotel". This is a lie. The beach is about 25 minutes by car alone!! If you dont drive then you can get the free hotel minibus. We did this three times and each time it arrived about 20/30 minutes late to collect us. From leaving our room to getting to the hotel pool took about 1 hour!! Avoid this hotel.
We had a great view from our room that was wonderful to see each morning.
We stayed in junior suit with a perfect view of Etna and sea; the terrace was perfect..
The hotel has a pleasant home-like feeling and an excellent location. At breakfast time one can enjoy the view of Mt.Etna from the rooftop terrace. Around the corner are the Public Gardens (Giardino Pubblico), very convenient for a walk in the well tended park, and again with view of Mt.Etna and the sea. At the same time only a few minutes walk away from the main corso. English speakers are well served at the front desk. We were very happy with our choice of accommodation!
the staff attitude -
It was very centrally located within Taormina enabling easy access to various bars and restaurants. It also offered superb panoramic views of the sea and mt Etna. Staff were very firndly and helpful. Out dated decor of rooms and reception/ lounge area of hotel
very old bed. small bathroom
Location was lovely. Rather expensive.
Excellent position near park and overlooking bay of Gardia Naxos with view of Mt Etna. Excellent friendly attentative staff, lovely clean rooms with excellent breakfast. If arriving by car awkward turn into steep road down to hotel, which could be difficult for less mobile people and young families having to walk up it.
Centrally located , very clean, courteous staff. An ideal place to relax The only drawback was the check out time. I had to check out by 11.30 am and my flight home was at 10.30 pm. It would be better if the check out time was optional and if necessary client would pay according to the check out time. (Maybe charging a half day rate for check out after 2 pm )
Excellent location, excellent staff and excellent room layout
Location was undoubtedly the biggest asset of this hotel. Perched along a sea facing cliff the views are the best money can buy. Communication with some of the staff....Italian only no english.
The view Acess by foot or by car exteremly difficult
All the staff in the hotel were excellent and nothing was to much trouble, including parking our car as the car park is very difficult to access. Overall we would strongly recommend this hotel to all our friends and family.
Hotel views, ease to walk to town & modern design/decor. The pool would have been a lot better had it been a 'salt water' pool, rather than clorinated. Commuting to the beach located at the bottom of the mountain got a little tiresome, but was worth it.
Taomina town centre No sport or games, I.E. table tennis etc.
location, view, friendliness of staff, food beds are bad, linen is so-so, pillow not good
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..
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 impecable, the rooms decent and the staff very friendly The fact that one has a 180 step trip down to the pool
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
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 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.
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.
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.
Wonderful views from our window.Good breakfasts. Shower was very small and would be too tight for anyone who is rather fat. There is no lift so light luggage and physical fitness are important for all as there are no ground floor rooms.
This hotel exceeded all my expectations. The family and their staff were all welcoming, helpful and efficient. Our room was charming, comfortable and spacious and the bathroom immaculate, with an excellent shower.
Location very convenient for walking into Taormina centre and nearby places of interest. Lovely terrace and breakfast area. 4 flights of stairs to have a sea view, but hotel had informed us before hand that no lift and soon got used to the climb!
Location, character and view from room Breakfast orange juice and having to carry cases up two flights of stairs
The staff were very friendly and helpful and spoke a number of different languages. The room was well furnished, with wi-fi, and had a terrace, although not a view. Convenient to town, but didnt have to deal with congested roads and easy to park nearby. The breakfast was freshly prepared and generous, in a nice room with a view. The room was noisy from those above and beside us and we could hear them walking and talking and moving furniture very distinctly, not to mention all the water in the pipes from their rooms. Try to get a room on the upper floors, which would also have a view.
Lovely. Nice setting, convenient, nice room & breakfast.
Extremely friendly and helpful staff and marvelous buffet breakfast. so lovely garden.
really good continetal breakfast, good location - close to town centre, bus station and cable cars to the beach, friendly and helpful staff no lift - 4th floor
Welcoming staff, lovely location, lovely scent, very clean, relazing environment, beautiful design, great value for money No :)
The hotel was reasonably placed for access to most parts of Taormina The distance one had to go to collect the car from the car park with which the hotel had an arrangement - over 10 minutes down a steep and busy road with little concession to pedestrians which, given the propensity for Italian drivers to use all of the road and any pavement area not separated by a curb made things somewhat dangerous!
Staff very good and polite. Room good and value for money off season. Breakfast adequate
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.
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.
The staff. Plus the city of Taormina.
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.
Amazing little rooftop swimming pool, really friendly and helpful staff, very stylish decor and great location. A real gem of a hotel
Staff were friendly and accommodating to requests. Location excellent in Taormina.
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.
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