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Distance to town center and geography

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Dubai, United Arab...
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Distance to town center and geography

Hi, I hope someone can answer my q

I am looking at hotels in Taormina, close to the pedestrian area, and I have been checking grand hotel timeo, metropole maison d'hôte, and san domenico

I guess Metropole is the closest, being right on corso umberto, am I correct?

And from what I understood, both other hotels are within walking distance, my question is, how long a distance? Hw many minutes would it take to walk to the center from each hotel? And is it an easy path or is it a hill- style ascending path to corso umberto?

Thanks

Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
posts: 71,429
1. Re: Distance to town center and geography

All these hotels are located in Taormina's historic centre!

Find the map on the right and click on "Larger map" - Continue to click to zoom and enlarge the map.

tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g187892-Taormina_Prov…

Vagabonda

Edited: 12:25 pm, April 23, 2013
Dubai, United Arab...
posts: 58
reviews: 52
2. Re: Distance to town center and geography

Thanks for the quick reply!

I noticed grand timeo is the farthest, is the road leading to corso umberto an easy flat one or is it an upward one? Because I read somewhere that Taormina has a hill aspect, and many paths aren't flat but sloping upwards

Thanks

Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
posts: 71,429
3. Re: Distance to town center and geography

Prego mayya13,

Corso Umberto is the flat main pedestrian street from Porta Messina to Porta Catania.

The Grand Hotel Timeo is located near the Teatro Greco 300m (3-minute walk) from Corso Umberto and it’s relatively flat with a slight incline, but no steps.

Vagabonda

Dubai, United Arab...
posts: 58
reviews: 52
4. Re: Distance to town center and geography

Great that's really helpful! Thanks a lot!

Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
posts: 71,429
5. Re: Distance to town center and geography

Prego mayya13,

Taxis can even drive via Teatro Greco...

Regards,

Vagabonda

Dubai, United Arab...
posts: 58
reviews: 52
6. Re: Distance to town center and geography

Great thanks!

One more question if u don't mind!

Can the Grand Timeo, Metropole, and the Ashbee be compared or does anyone of them stand out?i was wondering whether I could compare them against each other, and whether there is a reason the grand timeo is much more expensive than the others (double the rates)

Thanks

Here & There
Destination Expert
for Sicily, Taormina
posts: 71,429
7. Re: Distance to town center and geography

The Grand Hotel Timeo by Orient-Express is a luxury 5-star accommodation - The Metropole Taormina Maison d'Hotes and the The Ashbee Hotel are also 5-star hotels, but the star rating in Italy is an indication of amenities and not quality, so it becomes important to read reviews with a critical eye to determine which accommodation offers amenities that are important to you.

Hotels earns those star ratings for position, services like room service or a night porter, lift, swimming pool, frequency of towel change....

Vagabonda

Dubai, United Arab...
posts: 58
reviews: 52
8. Re: Distance to town center and geography

Ok thanks a lot!

Here & There
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for Sicily, Taormina
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9. Re: Distance to town center and geography

Hope you'll share your decision mayya13!

Best wishes!

Vagabonda

Dubai, United Arab...
posts: 58
reviews: 52
10. Re: Distance to town center and geography

Hey! leaning towards Timeo,

In all cases will be providing feedback later...

Thanks again for ur help!