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Hotel Villa Riis

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Pietro Rizzo 13, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed 3 days at Villa Riis, I don't know why they called it "Hotel" and more.. 4 stars!!!! maybe this is a four stars just for the owner and the staff and that's all! We arrived in the afternoon and there was a girl that coludn't speak english, very bad! She can do nothing. anywhere.. We took the room... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We stayed at Villa Riis for 2 days and then we visited Siracusa and Noto, after which we decited to come back to charming and amazing Taormina. Thus, we camed back to Villa Riis and enjoyed 2 other days with them, having the nice surprise to receive an upgrade from a room with a sea view to an apartment, for... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I stayed at the Villa Riis Hotel for 3 days, and I really enjoyed. I think the hotel is beautiful and particular, since It was an old palace and the rooms and suites all renovated, have the neoclasic style, Barocco .., I love it.. Then the position is very good, 10 mt from the city centre and the view from... More

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Al Khor, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Villa Riis is a preciuous Hotel, good location and fashioned old style. They have to improve breakfast, it's not good at all and cleaning in the rooms. Nice Sara!! She's a really beautiful person that helps you for everything you ask, she speak perfect english, she helped us in the excursions too cause she speaks arabic and we thank her... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

This hotel is not worthy of its stylish surroundings. The hotel is old and dirty. The bedrooms are dated without modern furniture. The hot water is switched off at night so that it is impossible to have a hot shower after a late evening out. The cost of this hotel would be comparable to the cost of a five star... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Villa Riis

Also Known As:
Riis Hotel Taormina
Hotel Villa Riis Taormina, Sicily
Address: Via Pietro Rizzo 13, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
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
Hotel Style:
#35 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
#41 Romantic Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Riis 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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