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Via Dionisio I nr. 2/A, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy
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#22 of 92 hotels in Taormina
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Hospitality, courtesy and willingness to satisfy our clients’ requests are the strong point of the hotel. Whoever chooses Hotel Continental chooses tradition, tranquillity and the certainty of receiving first-class individual treatment.This warm and welcoming hotel is situated in the heart of the town, just a few steps from the hotel you will find the main street Corso Umberto and the Duomo square. Those who love Taormina can easily reach their favourite shop, restaurant or pub by using the hotel’s practical garden gate exit.There is a splendid view to be enjoyed of the bay of Naxos and Etna from the solarium terrace which will leave you bewitched.Bedrooms have bath or shower, telephone, mini-fridge, electronic safe, centralised air-conditioning, TV with satellite channels, hairdryer. Most have private balconies or small terraces.Internet point in the lobby and WIFI connection free of charges in the lounge-bar and terrace.From May to September, there is a shuttle-bus (to pay on spot) service to the beach, which connects the hotel to the main bathing lidos on the seashore."Porta Catania Park" is a multi storey car park close to the hotel only 300 meters from the property.Extra charge fee requested to be paid on spot.We accept major credit cards, including the Japanese circuit JCB cards.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Rooftop bar
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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hatb wrote a review Oct. 2020
Basel, Switzerland61 contributions24 helpful votes
As mentioned in practically every review, the view on the sea and the volcano is very nice and the location of the hotel is very convenient. The terrace invites you to linger, but not in the early afternoon, as there are no shady places anywhere. In addition, the service is only available from 16:30, until then you have to help yourself. We had gotten two rather smaller rooms, which do not look like on the photos. The bed was ok, but not very comfortable. The rooms were rather small. The bathroom was very cramped and outdated. Touching the shower curtain cannot be avoided when taking a shower. It can take a long time until warm water comes. When the neighbor flushes the toilet, the water bubbles in your own bathroom. The toilet lid falls on your back all the time because it does not hold. If you take out a hygienic towel on the wall mounted holder, then you pull it with you. We were not so enthusiastic about the (covid compliant) breakfast, so we had breakfast outside. Positive: everything very clean, fast internet and very friendly and helpful staff.
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Date of stay: October 2020
little_miss_perfect wrote a review Oct. 2020
Essex, United Kingdom228 contributions65 helpful votes
This hotel is in an ideal location, a few steps away from the main town with a huge amount of restaurants to chose from. The elevated position makes for a lovely pre dinner drink on the roof terrace with amazing views. The hotel was spotless with a very thorough cleaning regime and hand sanitiser stations are everywhere. The only down side for us was that we thought the room was a little basic, there was no kettle and the room was a bit small. There are no black out curtains, just metal shutters that make quite a noise when you open and close them but most of the hotels around seem to have these. The roof terrace, staff and location more than make up for any room issues. Thank you for a lovely 5 night stay in Taormina.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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AW445 wrote a review Sep. 2020
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Recently back from 5 nights at this hotel which impressed us so much. We had booked the hotel as it looked traditional with modern amenities and that’s exactly what we got. Our room was newly refurbed and modern and was cleaned to a very high standard everyday. Hand sanitising units all over the hotel. Really reasonably priced mini bar too. The hotel was quaint and cute with traditional Italian decor. Amazing Terrace which is a bar at night and used for breakfast and chilling in the day. Staff were friendly and helpful - the receptionist spent ten mins with us in check in annotating our map and showing us the island and recommending places for us to eat. She was so helpful and pleasant. All the staff were. The hotel is 5 min walk down some steps to the Main Street and 10-15 easy walk to the cable car down to the beach. Honestly, perfect hotel, room and location when staying in Taormina. A little noisy at times but only when guests were walking down the hallway or coming into the hotel - can not be helped and general noise is expected. Didn’t effect us too much. A very very high standard of 3 star - we were really really impressed. I’d stay here again in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hotel Continental Taormina, Direttore generale at Hotel Continental
Responded Sep. 20, 2020
Dear 1307aaw, We are very glad to read your very positive review following your recent stay at Continental Hotel in Taormina. We are delighted that you enjoyed it so much. We are continually thinking of ideas and adding extra touches to ensure our guests have an enjoyable experience. Looking forward to your next visit, Best regards from the entire staff
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Mare32 wrote a review Aug. 2020
5 contributions9 helpful votes
Just got back from a relaxing stay in Taormina. The hotel was a real surprise as my expectations have been surpassed on all levels. The staff is extremely friendly and always available : thank you Dario and Daniela at reception, Lucia at breakfast and the ladies from housekeeping. This hotel has an excellent position : you can be in the city centre in less than 5 minutes but if you like a good walk, there are several other ways that can take you there. For breakfast (served) there was a wide variety of fresh fruit, bread, cereals. The rooms are very nice and renovated, the housekeeping ladies are doing a very good job. The Sky Rooftop Bar is a must for a good aperitivo with an amazing view on the city and always good music to chill. I appreciate that the hotel was extremely clean and safe in these difficult times, the staff and the guests did everything to comply with the security measures. I had a very enjoyable stay, I wish I could have stayed longer. This hotel is worth 4 stars, a big THANK YOU to all the staff !
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Hotel Continental Taormina, Direttore generale at Hotel Continental
Responded Sep. 20, 2020
Dear Mare32, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a nice review after your experience with us. We couldn't be prouder to read that our hotel is worth 4 stars. THANK YOU! Looking forward for your next visit, Best Regards from the entire Staff
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0151jkjk wrote a review Aug. 2020
Wirral, United Kingdom53 contributions24 helpful votes
We've just returned from this beautiful hotel and I can't recommend it highly enough. Our room was lovely, the bathroom modern and a lovely side view of the sea. The location is the best, if you use the garden exit and take the stairs down it will lead you to Corso Umberto. There was also an amazing bar and pizza restaurant on the way down to the steps which I highly recommend, people were queueing at midnight to get in! The roof top bar had fabulous views of the sea and the breakfast was lovely with a good variety to choose from. If/when we return to Taormina I will defintely stay here again. (Book a room on the 1st floor for easy access to Corso Umberto and the best views).
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Hotel Continental Taormina, Direttore generale at Hotel Continental
Responded Sep. 20, 2020
Dear 0151jkjk, Thank you for choosing us and leaving a review after your stay. We are happy to know that we went above your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our lovely room, the modern bathroom, the lovely side view of the sea, the roof top bar, the hotel location just a few steps from the Corso Umberto main street in Taormina and historical center. Thank you for posting a wonderful review!!! We will share your comment with all the staff, in the meanwhile we are looking forward to your next visit. Best Regards
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ItalySicilyProvince of MessinaTaormina
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Continental
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Continental?
Nearby attractions include Piazza IX Aprile (0.3 km), Chiesa Madonna della Rocca (0.3 km), and Daiquiri Lounge (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Continental?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Continental?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Continental?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Continental?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Continental?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Pignolata Guinness Cannoli, Villa Ducale Restaurant, and Osteria Pizzeria Le Tre Vie.
Does Hotel Continental have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Continental offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Continental?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Continental?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Continental?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Quattro Fontane di Taormina (0.1 km), Porta Catania di Taormina (0.1 km), and The Odeon (0.4 km).
Does Hotel Continental have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.