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Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina

#29 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
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Via Bagnoli Croce 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Ariston with a group on a painting trip from Toronto, Canada. The hotel itself is quite nice and the views are absolutely beautiful. It is well located about a 5-10 minute walk from the old town and restaurants. As others mentioned the buses are right at the base of the stairs from the hotel, which is... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Last month spent 9 days in this beautiful town on top of 'small mountain',Staff at hotel always very happy to help.Great views from spotless rooms with wi-fi.Restaurant manager[I forget his name]particularly charming.This hotel in great location to walk into town or to access buses for further trips.Food very good;no need to dine out which can be expensive.Will recommend this hotel... More 

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Florida
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151 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stayed here one night at the end of our Sicily vacation. It was a beautiful property with very helpful and kind front desk staff and porters. The hotel is built onto the side of the cliff so it is a little tricky to get into the hotel. You have to take several lifts and walk across the deck/pool area... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Smallish but clean rooms, lovely bar staff. Manager a bit changeable and didn't like very gentle criticism, ie Bellini made with horrible bottled peach juice, really poor and a high price ... he didn't offer to compensate or even apologise .. not good !!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Yes, this hotel has beautiful views, nice location, but I won't call it lovely as some other reviewers do. From outside it looks much better than inside which is as bland as any budget chain hotel. May be it felt that way since we came to Taormina from Syracusa where we stayed at really lovely hotel and the contrast was... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Hotel Ariston for four nights for an October half-term retreat. Hotel services On arrival we were greeted with a complimentary bottle of cava which went down a treat after a long journey. Staff were helpful at times although I do feel a few more smiles and hellos would not go a miss, particularly at breakfast! The... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Grumpy waiters, unfriendly front desk staff, wifi you pay for and rarely worked, mediocre food. There are so many wonderful family hotels in Sicily, and this is not either. Go somewhere else. But a great view!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I wouldn't say this is a 4 star hotel by UK standards. I booked a single room and although I was given a double it was the worst and darkest room in the hotel facing a wall. It never saw the sun! When I "complained" about this at reception I was given the Italian equivalent of "you get what you... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two weeks on our package holiday with Thompson. The hotel is an a good central location next to the main bus terminal and only s 10 minute stroll from the vibrant centre. Pay the extra for the balcony and sea view, it is well worth it. Stayed B&B, breakfast offered a wide variety. The hot food wasn't... More 

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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Great hotel the room was basic but clean. Well worth paying extra for a balcony looking out to sea amazing views. Good selection for breakfast. Reception staff were helpful. A kettle was provided with tea & coffee. Gardens and pool are well kept. Pool was freezing though due to that side of the building not getting the sun after 3pm... More 

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