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Hotel Villa Riis

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Pietro Rizzo 13, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #71 of 88 hotels in Taormina
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful hotel, that keeps it's traditional Italian characteristics (furniture, decor, etc) whilst being is clean and fresh looking. The hotel is located a few metres outside the main street (which is best) and being high up from sea level, gain an incredible view of the sea, mountains and nature (obviously depends which room but i think most have this... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed for a week in this small hotel in its spectacular position on the cliffs at the south west end of Taormina, with views of Etna gently smoking and the bay with various sea craft going to and from Giardini Naxos, and even a glimpse of the Greek Amphitheatre. Breakfast on the terrace with this view and a profusion... More

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hotelvillariis, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Riis, responded to this review

Dear Guest , thank you so much for your kind review.We're happy that you found our hotel to be welcoming . We will pass your compliments and thanks through to our staff. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards More

Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I had a nice stay at Hotel Villa Riis, pool was nice and clean, breakfast was included, the staff were attentive and very helpful and kind, the room was cleaned every day. The Hotel is located a 2 minute walk from the end of the main street, Corso Umberto. Close to all shops, restaurants and is about a 10 minute... More

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hotelvillariis, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Riis, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, we are really pleased that you spent a wonderful holiday in our hotel. We are also glad that you enjoyed all the facilities and that our staff has been helpful and friendly during your stay. We wish to welcome you again. Best Regards More

Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I had come up to Taormina, sight-seeing and had intended to stay for only the day. When we changed our minds and wanted to stay overnight, this was one of the few hotels with an opening and they graciously allowed us to check in at 2am! Yes, this hotel has a "vintage" feel to it, but what... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed at this hotel and faded glory is an understatement. The wallpaper is peeling off the walls, room service was forgotten one day, breakfast was prepared by the hotel porter who did his best but was no cook, electric socket covers are missing, the lift screeched and groaned everytime we used it, the swimming pool was not useable, water... More

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hotelvillariis, Proprietario at Hotel Villa Riis, responded to this review

Dear , we are sorry for your disappointment, we have just started the new season and despite all the efforts we were not able to offer the service that you deserve. We have already arranged all the little things that you mentioned, and fortunately our breakfast attendant has taken his place. Last week we have many guests who were pleasantly... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

The location and setting are ideal. A fantastic secluded pool and a grassy tennis court. If the walls could speak they would tell great tales of the glory days. Anyone want to save the place? Bring you own wi-fi set up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

We booked the Hotel through a travel agent for a 5 day trip in June. We expected a standard room, but were pleasantly surprised by an upper floor seaview suite with the ancient theater on one side and Mt Etna on the other! The hotel room was quiet, with plenty of hot water and ample water pressure. The air conditioning... More

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Sliema, null, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Villa Riis in May and it was a great stay, very friendly staff and very helpful!! we had a great room with an outstanding view and a lovely terrace!! Very clean and good sized room, I recommend it to anyone that wants to be central and also stay in a great period Villa with lovely furnishings.... More

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Bideford, Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Villa Riis is perfectly located at the top of the Corso Umberto, a 2 minute walk to the main street. I booked a single and was pleasantly surprised to be given a rather large double on the top floor, what I imagine to be one of the better rooms, I suspect this was because they were very quiet as June... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We have returned from a 5 night stay here and overall thought this hotel ticked the main boxes. It was close to the centre, was quiet and had great views. it also had a decent sized pool and tennis court. The hotel is dated and it does feel like you have gone back in time but we kind of liked... More

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Address: Via Pietro Rizzo 13, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Riis 4*
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Riis Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Riis Taormina, Sicily

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#35 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
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Hotel Vill Riis is a 4 - star , Baroque style hotel in the real centre on Taormina, only 50 meters from the main avenue Corso Umberto. All rooms are facing the Golf of Taormina and the lovely, always green park and on the right one can enjoy the view of the Mount Etna. Clients can enjoy an amazing sunset on the hotel's terrace while taking a sip of the local wines and listening the relaxing music.During the hot days our clients can refresh themselves in the outdoor swimming pool or they can simply relax by the pool or in the pool-bar. For the lovers of active holidays there is a tennis court which is surrounded by the trees and so offers a refreshing shadow while one is playing. Hotel Villa Riis collaborates with the City of Taormina and the Taormina Art so we are always informed about what is going on in Taormina and we keep informed also our clients by apdating our web site each day. ... more   less 
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