A great and spectacular location, literally carved out of the mountainside. Etna erupted during our stay and our view from the hotel allowed us to see the spectacular show from the balcony of the bar. But don't worry, there's no danger to you when Etna wakes up and says "hello"!
The hotel has a lovely beach and a beautiful pool area. Staff are very friendly, breakfast is excellent and the rooms are very large and clean.The regular hotel shuttle buses to Taormina centre are also fantastic and there's a nice gym.
Only a few downsides; the hotel is slightly dated in terms of decor and the elevators to the pool can be slow to get access to when busy. Eating in the restaurants is expensive and you also have to pay for a wireless service that's not particularly good.
However, on balance, a fantastic holiday in a great hotel. Would I stay here again? Yes please!