If my wife and I come back to Taormina we would certainly stay in this hotel again.
Getting there: taxi from Catania airport. The hotel can provide a car to meet you from Catania airport and bring you back to the airport - the cost of one way ride is 90 Euros any time of the day. Unfortunately we learned this only next day after our arrival. You will have to call hotel and ask for this service one day before your flight. We probably were cheated by a "very friendly" taxi driver from Catania airport and paid him by taximeter 195 Euros for the ride from Catania to Taormina (he asked if taximeter is OK). It was partially our fault as we were too tired after late arrival of our midnight flight and did not check cost of taxi in advance.
The main reason of our stay in Sirius hotel is its exquisite location and panoramic views. The property is close to the city center, 10 min walk makes easy selection of dinner and lunch places, and pleasant evening stroll; far enough from crowds of tourist in the evening - very quiet at night; close to town bus station square - 3 min walk; all sightseeing tours have pick up point at the bus station nearby - very convenient for early morning tours; for each sightseen tour you may ask for an early breakfast in general breakfast place - regardless how early it is. This is much better than eating sandwiches in the room or taking them on the bus. We stayed at the hotel in high season so the price seemed to be quite high. However our triple room on the ground floor had its private tiny garden with marvelous view of the bay and starry Sicilian sky (one garden is shared with 3 other rooms). The room itself was very spacious, sufficiently furnished (many chairs and armchairs) and well lit. The pool was good and always clean. The staff speaks good English, very friendly, helpful and knowleadgeble.
Trattoria Da Nino is the great place (2 min walk) not to miss, ask the hotel for booking and you will get the best table. Excellent food and wine, though not cheap. But you pay and get full satisfaction of what you have for dinner and how you are served - one of the best eating places in Taormina (if not the best).
We spent really marvelous holiday at this hotel and admired Sicily a lot for its natural beauty and hospitality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is a small hotel set in the greenery on the Taormina hill and enjoying a charming view of the bays underneath and of the Calabria coast line in the distance. Almost every room is provided with a balcony overlooking the sea and have every kind of comfort: air-conditioning/heating, direct dial phone, safe, satellite TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi. The beautiful beaches of Mazzaro and Isola Bella can be reached in 15 min. either by foot or by cable car(the station is only 200 metres away). The hotel is a few steps away from the centre and the main street, Corso Umberto. Taormina can be reached: by car, through the motorway Messina-Catania A18 (the exit is 2 km away from the hotel); by train (Giardini Naxos train station is 3 km away); by bus(the bus terminal is a few meters away from the hotel); by plane (Catania airport , Fontanarossa, is connected to Taormina by a regular bus service): ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sirius Hotel Taormina, Sicily