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Castello di San Marco Charming Hotel & SPA

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Via San Marco 40 | Taormina - Etna, 95011 Calatabiano, Sicily, Italy
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Set in lush countryside very close to the sea: an impressive castle. The reception area and the library and the bar are all exceptionally beautiful and well decorated. Compared to these general area's the rooms are a bit modest. The rooms are separately build rows of cottage style houses behind the castle. The rooms are good but you do not... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this beautiful hotel for a week at the very beginning of the season - end of March. We made full use of the gardens, bar, restaurant and spa and went to a wine tasting evening. All were great both in quality and value for money. The multi-lingual staff were friendly and helpful with great local knowledge. Good... More 

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Misterbianco, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

great place. confort relax and elegance are the best. really suggest. the beach is real sandy at 20 meters from the hotel but the pool is more than enough. the atmosphere in the night become romantic and you seem to travel in different epoch.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Insufficient superlatives to praise the whole trip, particularly the hotel . Food and drink can be expensive but never had a bad meal or bottle of wine. If you are thinking of staying at Castello San Marco, trust me, you will not regret it.

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights at the end of a tour of Sicily. A delightful luxurious hotel where nothing is too much trouble. As others have said the grounds are very pleasant and our suite (136) was well equipped and clean. We stayed at the end of the season (October) and the hotel was not at all full, but the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This delightful Hotel set in simple yet enchanting grounds was ideal for a half term break for parents and two grown up teenage children. The proximity of the quaint beach with its fishermen, contrasted with the sophisticated splendour of Taormina, only four miles away. Etna loomed menacingly but beautifully resplendent, snow capped in glorious sunshine and always visible. The rooms... More 

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Tadley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After a hectic summer the hotel gave us the chance to relax and be spoilt with a charming suite, delicious food, wine and quietly attentive staff. Everything was kept to a high standard. They even got in more whiskey for my husband! Perfect!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Castello di San Marco. The grounds were the most beautiful part of this hotel, with its palm trees, citrus trees and hibiscus plants, to name a few. The reception was very friendly and were always accomodating. We really appreciated the playground for the children, which was right on the grounds, and the proximity of... More 

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castellosanmarco, Direttore at Castello di San Marco Charming Hotel & SPA, responded to this review

Dear Guests, I would like to thank you for your kind review. I am glad that your family spent pleasant and relaxing moment with us. We apologize for the fact that the beach was not equipped at the time of your stay. We have to recover all the beach equipment becouse of the high waves that sometime suddenly comes during... More 

Henlow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We have just returned from 5 nights at this wonderful castle/hotel. Our arrival was greeted with charm & grace and the service from all the staff was to continue in this way. Our suite, in the delightful grounds, was very good and kept in lovely condition, the only negative was the lack of tea/coffee making facility - but I am... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Four days at Castello San Marco with trips to historical Taormina and the excellent Gambino winery provided a perfect break. The 25m pool at the hotel is especially good if you want to do more than just flap about, and the gardens are stunning.

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