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“Went for dinner; stayed the night.” 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel San Pietro
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Pirandello, 50, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #35 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
Danbury, England
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Went for dinner; stayed the night.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I've been a fan of 'Relais & Chateaux' establishments for years, and this Hotel is no exception. It almost hangs off the side of the road high up overlooking the sea and a room with a sea view is a must. The view from the Balcony is stunning and comfortable chairs encourage you to relax and take in the surroundings. Beautifully decorated public rooms abound and Staff are attentive to detail without being in your face. The food which was the original reason for my visit could not be faulted and the wine list extensive. I will return one day to take in the swimming pool and the 'shuttle' to the private beach, and to spend more time in this wonderful part of Sicily.

Room Tip: A sea view is a must, you'll regret it if you don't. A suite if you really want to treat you...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Taormina is a wonderful town overcrowded by tourism. The San Pietro is in the outskirts of the town and therefore is quiet and calm. The view is stunning, the balconies have two comfortable chairs where you could stay forever. The restaurant is excellent and the swimming pool is adequate. The rooms are a little bit outdated but charming and the lobby and common areas are nicely decorated.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scunthorpe
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94 reviews 94 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Realy worth upgrading room for sea view. Lovely sized balcony. Rooms lovely and maid service excellent. Food lovely if you like fish but very difficult and restricting for vegetarian. Staff friendly and helpful. Lovely swimming pool and pool service very good. One thing they do not make clear is the need to book the shuttle service.

Room Tip: Sea view. Sun first thing but lovely shade in the heat of the day.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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brighton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had such a lovely time in the Grand Hotel San Pietro. The hotel was lovely and the staff so very friendly. The walk into the main square at night was good. Not one for older people who hate climbing steps but they have a courtesy car that takes you into the square and will meet you at certain times. The only thing i didnt like was the piano player! A couple of nights a week it was fine but when you came back from an evening out it was the same old tunes every night. Would be good if they could have a jazz singer or something occasionally. September is a really lovely time to go too as the temperature was perfect and their swimming pool was a lovely size too.

Room Tip: book a room at the back of the hotel as you get to see mount etna and the swimming pool. also you g...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Dorset
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Luxurious hotel, friendly staff & good food, you get what you pay for ! Highly recommended. Wi-fi definitely needs an update & would have liked tea making facilities in room.
Reviews surely should be succinct so why 200 character minimum ? This doesn't assist in reading reviews!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Long Island, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We had a fantastic stay at the Grand San Pietro. The rooms are very nice. The sea views are spectacular. The staff is very helpful and the breakfast is delicious. Two minor additional benefits are the hotel has satellite TV so the number of stations available are much more than most European hotels and the wifi reception is much faster than most other hotels. Our only complaints (and they are very small complaints) are that the shuttle buses to town and the beach run infrequently and the staff at the front desk do not speak English as well as most other European 5 star hotels. However, those two minor complaints did not have any impact on our fantastic stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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Eglisau, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We just returned from a great week in Taormina staying at the Hotel San Pietro with our two little children. Even though I would not call the San Pietro a Family Hotel per se our Kids had a fantastic time. Everyone was very Kids friendly and did their outmost to make our stay great for all of us. I would like to especially highlight and thank Gino for being such a great host in the Restaurant. His suggestions and outstanding customer service really made a difference. Enjoying the quiet views over the sea all over the Hotel including the rooms, Restaurant and pool while being able to jump on a free shuttle provided by the Hotel to the Beach where we enjoyed free of charge chairs/umbralla was very unique and we used the Service multiple times. The only area of potential improvement to accomodate guest with small Kids would be to offer a Kids menu for dinner. They did a great Job to make some Pasta for the kids but a small menu with some choices would be even better. The Hotel is in perfect shape and is decorated very nicely with true antique furniture and paintings. Will be back!!

Room Tip: We stayed at the 6th Floor what gave us fantastic sea views
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Additional Information about Grand Hotel San Pietro

Address: Via Pirandello, 50, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#14 Family Hotel in Taormina
#21 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel San Pietro 5*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Grand Hotel Taormina
Grand Hotel San Pietro Taormina, Sicily

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