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Atahotel Capotaormina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nazionale 105, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #26 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
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“Loved this hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I never write reviews, but all the reviews I read were so helpful for us to book this hotel. We stayed here for only 2 nights and I wish we were able to stay longer. I agree with all the other reviews that the furniture in the rooms is a bit outdated, but so what! The rooms are spotless. We had a view of Mt Etna, which was spectacular. After a long day of transatlantic travel, I woke up the next morning and stepped out onto the balcony to a breathtaking view. The views from this hotel are outstanding and worth the extra money for a sea view room. If you enjoy a workout, the fitness facility is well equipped. Both the beach & the pool are amazing. We spent the morning at the beach & when the sun moved, so did we. The afternoon we spent by the pool. When at the pool seek a lounge chair on a higher level overlooking the sea. It's quieter, nice ocean breeze, and beautiful. We did not eat at the hotel other than breakfast, which was lovely. We ate all of our meals in town. Taormina is beautiful. My other bit of advise, that I wish I took for myself, if you see something that you like while walking around Taormina, buy it!!! I saw a great pair of earring that I was going to buy at a later time and couldn't find the store again. Sicily is beautiful and Taormina is magical. I will book this hotel again. Enjoy your stay!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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IKLIN
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were upgraded to a seaview room overlooking Mount Etna, views were simply breathtaking! The furniture in hotel room is outdated but the views and hotel location make up for it. Rooms and linen were spotless. The hotel has an underground garage manned 24 hours, booking has to be made upon hotel reservation. Breakfast was very good and taken on the terrace overlooking the sea, a lovely way to start the day. I will definitely return to this hotel!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights as part of our 2 week honeymoon trip to Europe.
The hotel is amazing! It's literally built right into the side of a cliff. I've never seen anything like it. We had a superior room with sea-view. The room was nice and the view was beautiful. Room was spacious, nice big closet, and quite clean.
We didn't go to the beach...just the pool. But the pool is awesome and you can jump into the sea next to the pool.
My only complaint is the noise and lack of rules. There were kids running on the deck and doing cannon balls into the pool, splashing sun bathers. Kids screaming and splashing. People's cell phones going off and people talking on their phones as loud as possible.
For the amount of money we spent at this hotel, we expected fairly quiet and relaxing.
There were life guards yet they didn't say anything about the kids running on the slippery desk and doing cannon balls.
There should be a sign or something that says cell phones should be on vibrate. People would leave their phones at their chair and then go swimming and their phone would ring and ring and ring. Sooo irritating.
The food and drinks everywhere at the hotel are super expensive. It's worth eating there once but other than that it's best to go into town to eat dinner.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Fascinating hotel built into the cliffside with its own private beach which you reach by walking through cavern-like tunnels. Absolutely loved the views from this hotel and being set out on a pennisula into the sea you immediately feel like you are holiday, relaxing on the balcony with a wonderful view over the sea and isola bella.

The breakfasts each morning were served on a large terrace with a view of Mt Etna and included a glass of prosecco.

The shuttle service up to the town of Taormina was adequate and saved the hassle of trying to find parking outside of the little town and meant we could leave the rental car in the hotel carpark.

The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating as we ended up arriving near to midnight due to long drive over from Palermo that day and a quick phone call earlier that evening ensured that we could still checkin after our very late arrival.

The rooms were older in style but extremely spacious with separate dressing room and large balcony.

Loved the views from the pool as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in this hotel for 5 days, i work in events and meetings so i know how a 4 stars hotel should be like and this is not it :
- everything looks old, from the pool to the carpet in the room.
- the service and professionnalisme is so far from what i am used to
- the beach has no sun
- the pool is packed and not enough parasols for everyone
- wifi is expensive
- restaurants are so expensive
really not friendly, really not luxurious, really not what you have payed for!! Please avoid this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

As many wrote before, the hotel's location is just perfect. So is the view from the breakfast area and the lounge terrace (where a big pile of snacks is served for every drink). I think all rooms have sea view, were, the half of them are also overlooking the Etna. The beaches (on both side of the "tunnel") are great, even if not children-friendly. Note, that the rocky beach gets sun only until 2 p.m., however, it has the advantage that you can have a nap in the shade. The bar here closes at 3 p.m. The other beach, with the sea-water pool is sunny the whole day (by the way, this pool can be seen in the movie The big blue with Jean Reno). Somehow the pool's material is too old as my feet got blue. The facade of the hotel and parts of the rooms are also outdated (e.g. carpets), but for us it was not a big issue. We enjoyed the bed that was huge and very-very comfortable, the gardrobe and the view from the balcony. Also the access to the beaches - via the elevator, was just perfect. And yes, the fish restaurant is very expensive, but we tried it once and the food was great - and so was the view too. Another plus was the breakfast buffet. What is not acceptable is that the internet was not free. Come on, we are in the 21th century! Overall, if you do not mind that the rooms are not in a 100% modern state, the location and the view would compansate.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

Hotel with low customer service levels. Big hotel so you're treated like a number rather than a guest. Parking was difficult, no free Internet which is rare in Europe these days, no access to an iron, the rooms are dated but the one we had was of a good size and had a view of Taormina and Edna. Restaurant and bar were overpriced. In saying all that what a view! The view from the terrace bar is one of the best we've seen. The pool and beach access were amazing and we spent many hours enjoying it. An awesome breakfast was included in the price.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Nazionale 105, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Taormina
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
#12 Family Hotel in Taormina
#17 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Atahotel Capotaormina 4*
Number of rooms: 190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grafted onto the bare rock lapped by the waves beneath, the hotel's location is a dream come true. Atahotel Capotaormina stands at the feet of the town of Taormina, overlooking the enchanting bay of Naxos. The "Naxos," "Alcantara" and "La Scogliera" restaurants offer a relaxing atmosphere and breathtaking views over the eastern coast. The "Svevo," "L'Approdo" and "Spiaggia" bars are the ideal place to relax. The gym, the Beauty Center and the Congress Center complete the offer in this small corner of paradise, perfect for those wanting a holiday in one of Italy's most famous resorts. The ideal place to organise unforgettable events. HOTEL: 190 rooms divided into Classic, Superior, Executive and Suites (1 Executive Suite, 1 Executive Apartment, 2 Superior Junior Suites and 2 Junior Suites). 4 Functional rooms dedicated to disabled guests. Restaurants "La Scogliera," "Naxos," "Alcantara" and bars "Svevo," "Spiaggia," "L'approdo." Private beach. Newsstand. Boutiques. Hairdresser. Internet Point. SPA & WELLNESS: Sauna, massages, and beauty treatments. Fitness Center with trainer. Outdoor whirlpool shaped in the rock for 14 people. ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT: A purified sea-water pool overhanging the sea. Baby-sitter service upon request. MEETINGS, CONFERENCES & EVENTS: "Mamertina" plenary hall 450 seats. 2 Meeting rooms 160 seats. 1 Meeting room 30 seats. 2 Meeting rooms 10/15 seats. Exhibition area: 510 m2. "Rossa" meeting room: equipped for secretarial services. A wide range of proposals for any occasion. Dedicated areas for any type of event with modular rooms. Theme party dinners in personalized and exclusive areas. ... more   less 
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