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Hotel Villa Sirina
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Crocifisso 30, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #18 of 88 hotels in Taormina
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“Splendidly Restored piece of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

This most beautiful hotel is a Splendidly Restored piece of History. I was at aw of the history in this well restored building and can I mention the breakfast was so tastefully made. Well done to the chef and owners of this magic place I absolutely enjoyed every minute of my stay and can I add watching the pool from my verandah was just so relaxing

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This hotel was the palace to some wealthy noble at some point. The building is spectacular and the gardens as well. The entire hotel is furnished with excellent taste. The rooms are spacious and ours had a small balcony overlooking the swimming pool. The pool was clean and refreshing. The hotel is a short distance from the tourist madness of Taormina. The service was excellent and the breakfast included in the price of the room was excellent and plentiful. The only draw back, which the owner hopes will be resolved by spring, is that there is construction of a new hotel across the highway and the noise is constant. We felt bad for the owners of Villa Sirina as it is no fault of theirs. Nonetheless, I would recommend this wonderful hotel for a stay in this area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The hotel is aptly named. After the busy streets of beautiful Taormina, it was lovely to come back to the beautiful peace and relaxation of the hotel. It is a restored mansion and exudes class, space and tranquility. The staff could not have been more friendly or more helpful and breakfast on the terrace amongst the citrus trees and over looking the sea was charming. A perfect place to stay with parking and only 1km from Taormina

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We stayed at Villa Sirina for 2 nights in September and were very impressed. The room was clean and comfortable and the view from the private terrace was great. The hosts were more than helpful. Yes, the place is a little out of the way, but we liked that we weren't in the middle of town. The breakfast was the best we had in Italy. We will definitely return.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed in for 3 nights in September 2012.

Pros - friendly staff, clean and spacious rooms and a decent selection at breakie (plenty of fresh fruit, pastries, good coffee, meat and cheese. If you want a full English you wont be happy but who wants that in the sunshine anyway??) Lovely little terrace area to eat.

Cons - The pool is small and I imagine would fill up very quickly. The rooms are a bit old fashioned and the air con/extractor fan quite noisy at night.

For us the real negative was that the hotel is so far out of town. Its situated just off a main road at the bottom of a steep hill about 1 mile from Taormina. I dont usually mind being a little way out of things as long as you can walk easily but you couldnt really do that here. Buses seem a bit hit and miss and taxis were 15 euro which was a bit of a rip off. There's not much around the hotel itself although there were some restaurants on the beach on the way to Giardini Naxos. The view from the hotel is over a building site and you can hear traffic from outside near the pool.

My general impression was that hotels in Taormina are fairly expensive for what you get in terms of facilities. Reviews were generally quite mixed for hotels in the same sort of price range as Villa Sirina. We chose Villa Sirina as we thought it would be a good base to stay to explore the area of Taormina whilst having a nice pool and outdoor area. It would have been totally fine for that purpose except for the location. If i returned Id tried to stay somewhere more central (although this might mean paying more or sacrificing a pool) or maybe down by the beach at the bottom of the cable car.

Having said that, wed just spent a few days in the Thearasia hotel on Vulcano which was absolutely incredible so perhaps we were expecting too much!

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed at Villa Sirina for 8 nights in July and this was our third stay here. The welcome that we received was that of family members returning home and that says it all. This is a family run hotel and we were part of the family! All the hotel staff were friendly and very attentive and, again, special mention for Giovanna. Her willingness to "go the extra mile" for guests, bringing the coffee without having to ask the order each morning and her beautiful singing brought joy to breakfast. Listen to Salvatore's restaurant recommendations - they were spot on. When we are back in the area, we will stay here again - no question!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Beautiful pink villa nestling in the hillside with spectacular views over the bay. The staff are warm, friendly and efficient. Spotlessly clean. Breakfast on the terrace made a great start to the day. Nice refreshing pool. Good value for money for the area.

However, we were a little disappointed. Hotel was too 'off the beaten track' for us. We had thought we would be able to walk into Taormina but the hotel is closer to Giardini Naxos, which frankly, in spite of its nice beaches, is a bit of a dump. Building site next to hotel spoilt the view, but obviously this is only temporary and not the fault of the owners. Our room had a beautiful terrace and amazing views but was sparsley furnished, in need of a makeover and better colour scheme. Mattress was uncomfortably hard.

Tips for the area. Book good restaurants in advance, particularly on a Saturday. Research wines beforehand. Waiters and owners of restaurants didn't seem to have a clue.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Crocifisso 30, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Taormina
#12 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
#19 Family Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Villa Sirina 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Sirina is a historic villa located at the foot of Taormina with a wonderful view of the blue sea of Giardini-Naxos Bay, immersed in a valley filled with citrus tree groves and oleanders and surrounded by the scents and colours typical of this land. ... more   less 
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Sirina Hotel Taormina
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