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Panoramic Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nazionale, 196/B | Loc Isola Bella, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #10 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Gabrielle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013 via mobile

We visited this hotel a couple of summers ago and had a fabulous time. We've been meaning to write this review for a while but never seemed to get round to it. The hotel was lovely and the area beautiful. The real star of the show though was not the ridiculously good breakfast of cheeses, meats, pastries, bread, cakes etc etc, or the beautiful views, or the lovely pool area....it was the waiter Gabrielle. He was on hand every morning with a smile and a chat and nothing was too much trouble. He greeted us like old friends, calling my boyfriend 'sir corr' instead of 'mr corr' which always made me giggle. We invariably ended up staying at breakfast for far longer than we had planned whilst Gabrielle talked to us about Sicilian food and coffee and ran off to find us an example of what he was talking about to try. A really kind and warm person, a really knowledgeable waiter and a real credit to the hotel, Gabrielle made a great holiday even better.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Kildare Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Had planned to stay in this hotel for 3 nights but due to my son getting we ended up staying 6 ( would have stayed the 7th night but the hotel was fully booked!) Great hotel with modern comfortable rooms looking over isola bella.on arrival one of the toilets in the room did not flush, no big deal as there was another one- mentioned this in passing to one of the staff and on arrival back to the room the issue was fixed Rooms were spacious and clean and staff were very friendly and accommodating. Parking was available just beside reception and was no problem. The location of the hotel is very good and just 2 min walk to the cable cars which bring you right into the center of town. Breakfast was excellent and the staff could not have better, everything was fresh and of good quality plus the view while having breakfast was excellent looking over the bay and onto the island. Very nice hotel and the kids loved it

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have just come back from 4 wonderful nights at the Panoramic Hotel. I work in hospitality and as such am particular about hotels, and I have to say the Panoramic is excellent on every level.

The location is stunning. Every room looks right out onto the beach and Isola Bella beyond. The parking is easy with the staff taking care of valet parking for you.

The rooms are great. Spotlessly clean, with modern bathrooms, furniture, good lighting, quiet and well insulated. No noise from the corridor or rooms above.

The breakfast is taken on a gorgeous terrace on the 4th floor, with everything you could possibly need to choose to eat.

There is a lovely pool and sun terrace on the 5th floor.

The staff are a huge asset of this hotel. All unfailingly charming, helpful above and beyond, great English, and knowledge of the surrounding areas.

One of the nicest things was that our BA flight wasn't until after 7 in the evening, and even though we had checked out at noon, the staff stored our luggage all day, and then were very happy to park our car in their garage, and let us use the pool and shower to freshen up before we left for the airport.

All in all, if you are looking for hotel in Taormina, don't hesitate to choose this one! A room tip - room 107 is a two room suite with a day room with a bathroom, separate tv and balcony, and a night room with large double bed, another bathroom and balcony. A lovely treat for our anniversary.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

This really is a great hotel, excellent location below busy main town but with easy access via cable car and directly in front of Isola Bella - fantastic view from everywhere in the hotel.
The hotel itself is also good, clean and modern with comfortable rooms and good common areas including large roof top pool and deck area.
Hotel staff were all very friendly and helpful and parking service excellent.
I would not consider another hotel in Taormina.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

My wife and I are completing a 4 night stay tomorrow at this great Hotel. The location was excellent for beach access and to visit Isola Bella. Also, it's an easy 5 minute walk to the lift to take you to Toarmina. The staff was first class and met all our needs immediately and with a big smile. We have traveled to Italy before (3 times) but this is our first visit to Sicily. The Hotel Panoramic is one of the best hotels we have ever had the privilege to stay at. The staff treats you like your part of their family and are very helpful in giving directions to where ever you want to explore. We had room 301 and the views of the sea and Isola Bella were outstanding!!!!!!!! Note: Any room on the 3rd floor would be excellent. The breakfast had a nice variety of meats, cheeses, breads, cereal, yogurt, juices, and sweets to pick from. Good covered parking area with valet parking. The Hotel has a great pool, bar, and lounge area to have a glass of vino and enjoy the views of the sea, and listen to the sea waves.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

This was our first trip to Sicily and we certainly weren't disappointed! The hotel was great and the staff were so helpful and friendly. We stayed for 6 nights. The room was comfortable and had fabulous views of the Isola Bella and although there is a train line quite close by, it didn't bother us at all. The breakfast was good, loads of choices and there is also a great bar, for snacks and drinks in the evening.
The hotel is really close to the cable car, which takes you up to Taormina in about 3 minutes which is very pretty.Alternatively you can walk up to the town, not for the faint hearted, but the views are fabulous.
The Panoramic is just the perfect place to stay!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

This was a return trip to Sicily after a gap of 9 years, and we will not leave it so long again.The Panoramic hotel staff were all excellent, being both friendly and knowledgeable about local restaurants and visitor attractions.

On our only wet day it was recommended that we go to the Gambino winery on Mt.Etna, and despite the weather this turned out to be a real highlight. We would never have thought of it had not the staff come up with the idea.

Hotel rooms, pool and terrace area are all very good, and we have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to anyone thinking of visiting this part of the island.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Nazionale, 196/B | Loc Isola Bella, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Taormina
#8 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
#14 Business Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Panoramic Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Panoramic Hotel in Taormina in Sicily certainly lives up to its promising name. The breakfast out on the balcony with the breathtaking view alone is worth the trip to Sicily.The rooftop terrace with the swimming pool at the romantic beach hotel in Taormina offers guests an even broader view of the truly dreamlike surroundings! ... more   less 
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