Planning our trip to Italy, we decided to make Sicily our last and most relaxing stop. We were not disappointed. It is clean, quiet and has the best location for daydreaming while gazing onto the Isola Bella. The country is far more beautiful than we could have imagined. The hotel was able to arrange airport transfers and suggest great restaurants. There are pleanty of great restaurants within walking distance. It is true that there are 120 steps down to the beach which means 120 steps back up! Remember the beach shoes as the beach is very rocky. The town of Taormina is incredible and if you don't like the cable car then opt for a taxi. The breakfast buffet is very large with a wonderful assortment which will satisfy anyone plus the terrace is the perfect spot to dine among the potted olive trees. As Americans, we are always looking for large baths with large showers. This hotel has great bathrooms. Honestly, we do not have a bad thing to say about this hotel and one day hope to return.