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Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Bagnoli Croce 1, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #27 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
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Arad, Romania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Highly recommanded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Hello everyone. My fiance and I went on a 8 days vacation in Taormina, Sicily- in August 2012, so we booked at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo. Although we had a little problem with the hotel before we flyed over because we booked at the Palazzo and they gave us the reservation at Ariston, the recommandation they made us to change to Ariston was excellent. We booked a sea view room so they wait for us on the reception with a suite and a room with balcony between wich we coud choose. We choosed the suite so we had the whole trip an amasing panorama. The rooms are clean and the furniture is new, the personal is very helpfull and breakfast was great- much better as the normal breakfast in Italy. During the whole stay the Hotel organised for us on Monday evening a Sicilian night with open superbuffet and live music and on Friday evening also an open buffet with great food. The pool was excellent, the water was warm. Anway get/rent a car if you want to go to the beach because it is a long way till the sea but the wiev when you came down or up the hill is gorgeous. We went every day to another beach because we wanted to see as much as possible. The best location is for far Taormina, it's luxurios so that they are a lot of trips organised to Taormina. The hotel is about 500 m to the centre of Taormina- situated in a very good position, wich is splendid with all the boutiques, terrace, bars, stairs that take us to other bars, old buildings, live music, friendly people, etc. Anyway the weather was perfect, at the end of August we had 30 degrees at 12 at midnight. We also went by our own to Palermo, we didn't liked the city that much although we love Italy and we didn't felt save so we want back. Si, everyone we recoomand visit Taormina and if you choose Ariston you tke the good decision. Enjoy!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAristonTaormina, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear Roxana,
we are very glad to know that you had an enjoyable summer break at the Hotel Ariston.
We are happy that our staff has been able to satisfy your need with the accomodation of your room, and that the services of our restaurant and pool have met your expectations..
About he beach, for the future we suggest to take the funicular to reach the renowed Mazzaro' Bay ( it is far from the hotel only 500 meters) full of beach bar and restaurant.
Sorry to read that you didn't appreciate the daily trip to Palermo : we always reccomend to visit it with an escort tour to discovery the beautiful historical sites.

We thank you very much for your great feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon

Regards
Valeria Bosco
Booking office
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Spent a wonderful week at the beginning of October staying at the Ariston. Friendly helpful staff, good rooms and a lovely pool. Great location. Proximity to nearby bus station was very helpful for travelling around.

Room Tip: Worth paying for a sea view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Sir,
we read with pleasure about your enjoyable stay with us and we are happy to know that you found the location and facilities up to your needs.

We look forward to welcome back again.

Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
Booking office
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Beautiful sea views and pretty grounds. Gala dinner is a must great variety. very close to main square which had stunning views at night and great atmosphere. Best holiday yet
only downside is some staff come across a bit rude
also worth getting room with sea view as rear of hotel no view at all

Room Tip: sea view higher up worth the extra cost
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Dear Sir,
we thank you very much for highly recomed our Hotel Ariston as a place to stay while visiting Taormina.
We hope to see you soon again !

Regards
Valeria Bosco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I stayed here 2 months ago, its taken me so long to work out whether i like it or not. I think it is a good hotel but not amazing... which is what the price would suggest. I stayed here for two weeks with 10 other family and friends for my wedding and it cost way too much for what we got. That included breakfast which i really can't fault and the staff at dinner and breakfast were lovely. Staff at reception were efficient. You had to pay extra for dinner and wifi... Considering there is wifi available in every bar and restaurant this was a tad bit measly. I have given 4 stars as very good because 3 stars is average but the hotel is neither it is just good. Personally I won't stay here again. It was way too pricey for what it was.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Madame,
thank you for posting a feedback on trip advisor!
We are sorry to read that your holiday didn't fulfill your expectations for in full.
I hope you will visit us again giving us the oppportunity to reedem ourselves.

We hope to see you again.

Regards
Valeria Bosco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel . Even though it was relatively large we felt like family . The desk personnel were warm, informed , and courteous, the breakfast buffet was incredible! The central location was comfortable and even though the terrain was at times challenging, we adapted easily and enjoyed walking tours. It is an amazing bargain!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Sir,
we thank you very much for your wonderful review !
We are thrilled to read that you valued our food great, our staff friendly and that you appreciated the central location of the hotel very close to all the main attraction of the twon.

We hope to welcome you soon again.
Regards
Valeria Bosco
Booking office
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Ariston looks out over the Ionian Sea. We woke each morning to a rising sun and each day ended with a view of the full moon. Can't get better than that. The room was clean and well laid out. Our trip included all meals and the buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner were generous and tasty. The quality ranged from fair to excellent for the many, many dishes we were offered at each meal. The dining staff (some of whom were there when I visited 20 years ago) were efficient and friendly. The ability to sit on our balconey or the main terrace made the most of the late fall warm weather. It was a great place to relax between seeing many historic sites in the area. Some previous reviews mention that you can hear things from other room....this is true. It didn't cause us to loose any sleep but it did remind us to watch what we had to say...everyone can hear!

Room Tip: ask for a room with a water view. Be sure to say you do not want any room that looks directly into...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Sir,
thank you very much for having described so well the stunning view of our room with balcony facing the sea !
We are also delighted that you found all our meals of your taste , and that you rated our staff very helpful.

We look forward to see you soon again.
Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
Booking office
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Hotel Ariston is in a great location, just a five minute walk from the beautiful town of Taormina. This was ideal for accessing shops, restaurants and bars, especially in the evening as we are a young couple and the other hotel guests were much older - due to the time of year, we presume. We visited in October, so the weather was still temperate. Plenty of space, however it may become cramped during peak seasons as space around the pool is limited for hotel capacity. The rooms were clean and spacious, and a sea view upgrade was good value and worth the money.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms have a good view from the cliff and are good value with a bottle of bubbly, fizzy wat...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Mr Ian,
we thank you very much for your positive feedback.
We are very happy that you had a plesant stay at the hotel Ariston and that you rated it a good value and worth for money!

We wish to welcome back again
Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
Booking office
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Address: Via Bagnoli Croce 1, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
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Hotel Style:
#11 Family Hotel in Taormina
#17 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
#17 Business Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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