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!