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“Sept 2013” 3 of 5 stars
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Victoria Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Corso Umberto, 81, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #13 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
Exeter, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Sept 2013”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Simple hotel with clean rooms, good breakfast.
Position has advantages and disadvantages: on the main street-BUT it is fully pedestrianised and car parking very limited so getting bags there was a struggle. In fact Taormina not really car friendly at all, parking expensive.
Mattress very firm.

Room Tip: Balconies are nice if you dont mind late night noise. Wheely bags essential. Dont bring your car...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Belfast, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I would echo what other reviewers have said - nice hotel in an unbeatable location on the main street, very close to the Greek Theatre and about a 15 minute walk from the bus station (although it is very far from the train station). Rooms are very well decorated, cleaned and maintained. The staff are very friendly and speak good English.

The two star rating must have something to do with the fact that the hotel does not sell alcohol and there is no restaurant other than the breakfast room. The hotel does not charge two star prices either but it is still good value.

Sadly I could not give this hotel full marks because, as others have said, there are some issues with noise (bring earplugs), the breakfast is quite basic and the rooms at the rear of the hotel with the balconies overlooking the internal courtyard (which I could more appropriately describe as an alleyway) don’t have the views of Corso Umberto and are actually quite dark. On the plus side, there is a small public terrace on the top floor with views over the main street which people can use.

A good hotel in a great location.

Room Tip: Was in room 122 which appeared to be on the corner of the hotel. Was quiet spacious but did not have...
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  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Athens, Greece
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed here with my family in July. Loved Taormina and this hotel was in the perfect position. Convenient to reach most areas and positioned in the beautiful Main Street, surrounded by a good choice of shops and restaurants. Easy walking distance to the Greek Theatre. Staff helpful and friendly, breakfast basic but good. Rooms decent with nice balconies over the street but bathrooms tiny! Only problem was the hotel organized the airport pickup for us through a local taxi firm and they did not turn up. After waiting one hour in the specified place we found another taxi. On arrival at the hotel the phone in reception rang, it was the taxi driver who hadn't shown up. He was the rudest, nastiest, cheating man, demanding we pay half as we were not there and he accused me of lying! It was frightening and upsetting. Watch out. Organize your own taxi.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cheshire
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Lovely old hotel, perfectly located on Corso Umberto right in the heart of upper Taormina with it's designer shops, countless restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours (particularly o'Sciality). Ideal for our 5 night short break in Sicily. The rooms were elegant, spotlessly clean and very comfortable, we had a second floor front room and were not disturbed by noise at all, we even had a great view of the festivals that passed along the Corso.
The staff were very friendly and helpful and the breakfast, which was more than adequate, was served with a smile each morning. This hotel deserves more than it's 2 star rating.

  • Stayed July 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Victoria in July 2013. It is in a great location - right on the Corso Umberto, easily reached by foot (with luggage) from the bus station, many great restaurants and shopping on your doorstep, internet connection everywhere in the hotel incl rooms, spotlessly clean and Salvatore is always there to assist and advise. Breakfast was similar to what we experienced around Sicily. Would stay here again in a flash.

Room Tip: We stayed in a room facing a courtyard at the back of the hotel, so no view of Corso Umberto, but gr...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

A very charming Hotel in the center of Taormina (Corso Umberto) in walking distance to a lot of coffe bars, pizzerias, restaurants and only 7-8 min walk to the Cable Car to the beach. Nice rooms and a friendly staff.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Upminster, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Hotel Victoria is situated in the middle of Corso Umberto, which is the main street through Taormina. Our room had a little balcony which overlooked the main street and my partner and I particularly liked the people-watching aspect of this room. The hotel is spotlessly clean and tidy. The bed was comfortable and the room very clean and presentable. Spacious wardrobe, which also contained a safe. Bathroom has hairdryer, bidet and vast sink. The only downside was the size of the shower - quite small inside the cubicle. However, it was a power shower, which most certainly made up for the lack of space within.

Breakfast is continental and there is plenty of choice - boiled eggs, fresh fruit, bread, rolls, croissants, yoghurts, jams, honey, cold meats, cheese and fruit juice is served and plenty of coffee and tea.

The breakfast room is also spotlessly clean and nicely decorated and has a real homely feel to it.

The staff are friendly and helpful.

I would happily stay at this hotel again and would highly recommend it. Good value for money too.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear of the hotel are quieter. However, earplugs should suffice if you are at the fron...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Corso Umberto, 81, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Victoria Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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