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Meridiana Hotel Taormina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Madonna delle Grazie, 1 bis, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #25 of 88 hotels in Taormina
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“Everything we hoped it would be a more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Meridiana in early September 2012 and loved it! The location, the staff, the view from our balcony, the town, the restaurants......amazing. Everything about the Meridiana is just as it looks on their website. Really clean, attentive staff. just a fanatastic place to stay. What made the stay even better was the ride up and down the hill in the classic Fiat jeep owned by the hotel and beautifully restored, really quaint and quirky but a great twist on getting to your accomodation. Would highly recommend the resort and the Hotel, first class on all counts.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Beverley, East Yorkshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for our Honeymoon and chose it because it only had nine rooms. It is extremely clean and tidy and has a fantastic view of the bay from each balcony. A huge thank you to all of the staff who went out of their way to make us feel welcome and make our stay extra special. The hotel is situated close to the town centre and there is a climb from the hotel to the town so this hotel is not suitable for less able holiday makers. That said, it is Taoromina's position high above the Ionian sea that makes it special, so any traveller should expect to negotiate steps and slopes when visiting the town.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Austin, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

SEE DIRECTIONAL NOTES IN REVIEW! This hotel was EXTREMELY difficult to locate (see pictures below for help) as "Via Madonna delle Grazie" is actually just a narrow "footpath" just barely large enough for a small car to drive ("small" even for Italian standards) and there are NO SIGNS for the hotel from Via Roma. To find the Via Madonna delle Grazie footpath, look for a brown sign that says "Hotel Monte Tauro Parking Pool" with an arrow pointing down (see pictures). If you can stop at the top of the footpath and call the hotel they will send someone up to guide you down. If you get to Via Bagnoli Croci then you've gone TOO FAR. Also, DO NOT rely on locating this hotel using GPS as the steep hills cause the streets to appear on GPS like there are intersections when they are actually separated by hundreds of feet of elevation (above/below each other) on the cliffs.

HOWEVER, the views from the rooms make this place well worth the difficulty in locating it. The rooms even have a full standing shower (ever other hotel we stayed at in Sicily had showers with only a partial shower door/divider making it difficult to take a shower). The individual rooms did not have Wi-Fi but there is a common area/TV room that has internet access via free hotel Wi-Fi. The included breakfast was great (no cooked eggs though), mainly a spread of meats, cheese, breakfast pastries, fruit, juice, coffee/tea. The outlets in the rooms were a little troublesome as most of them were connected to the light switches, meaning you had to unscrew the light bulb from the light if you want to charge electronics overnight.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms had a good view. However, the hotel is extremely difficult to locate. Via Roma...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

We stayed at the Meridiana for a week in early oct 2011. The staff are more than helpful and the rooms were lovely and comfortable. The views from our balcony were stunning, we enjoyed watching the ocean liners arrive into the bay. The weather was beautiful and so was the resort itself, plans for a pool for summer 2012 will be a great addition a small bar would make the hotel perfect, we would love to return here.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011 via mobile

My stay at this hotel was in Ocober 2011. I enjoyed it very much. The first thing that attracts your attention is the willingness of the hosts to make your stay pleasant!

I got an excursion with departure from Taormina Bus Terminal. It is approximately 15 minute walk from the hotel, but the host Romano was so kind to offer a transport and take me tothe termnal.

I fell sick because of the air-con in my car, when went to the beach, and needed hot tea all the time ... and ... it was there!!!!

The hotel has an arrangement with the several beach clubs in Letojanni, which provide free transfer, if needed.

I am very capricious in terms of the bath cleanliness, I had nocomplaints here.

The loction of the hotel may be a problem for more elderly people, as there is an uphill walk, but for a normally fit peron, it is ok.

Overall, I say, this hotel has all the charm and convenience that a small hotel can offer.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

The staff were probably the best we met in our travels around Italy, the room was top notch with Jacuzzi, very spacious. It is down a long hill but it is worth the 5 minute walk. If arriving call them and they will come and collect you. Will definitely be back.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

just returned from a 1 week stay. The hotel rooms are beautiful and individually decorated. Large balcony with a great view and a really stylish bathroom. Breakfast was served in a lovely light room on the top floor and there was a reasonable choice including plenty of fruit. Staff were all very friendly and helpful and really went out of their way to be welcoming.

We were glad we had taken our own kettle and tea making stuff - these seem rare in Italian hotels.

There is wifi in the lobby and a PC but the staff kindly lent us a cable so that we got wired access from our bedroom which was useful for keeping in touch.

However - do not underestimate the location of the hotel which is down a fairly lengthy VERY steep slope. We are fit and active fell walkers but the walk between the hotel and the town, or the hotel and the beach is significant. Because there is no bar or restaurant in the hotel, then at least a couple of trips out and back are needed each day. The hill up to the town needs good walking shoes (I had to take my sandals in a bag and change at the top of the hill.) It would be unsuitable for anyone whose mobility was at all limited.

The beach at Naxos was sandy and very nice indeed but was almost an hour's walk from the hotel, including a rough goat track.

Something we hadn't appreciated was that there is a real problem driving round and parking a hire car in Taormina - as it has such narrow streets and most parking is for locals only. The hotel does have underground parking but, because of the above mentioned slope, this is not for the faint hearted!

Room Tip: The rooms at the end of the corridor are larger - the one on the top floor would have the best view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Meridiana Hotel Taormina

Address: Via Madonna delle Grazie, 1 bis, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
#17 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Meridiana Hotel Taormina 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Meridiana Hotel Taormina is situated in one of the most stunning places in Sicily: the enchanting views overlooking, the several artistic and naturalistic attractions in the area, its quietness and serenity are all requirements for an unforgettable holiday.The complex is located at 100 metres above sea level, close to the historical Taormina centre and the famous Greek-Roman. ... more   less 
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