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Hotel Taodomus
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Umberto 224, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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“A Little Slice of Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

My parents and I recently stayed at the Taodomus. The hotel was perfect. The staff couldn't have been nicer. The hotel is on a pedestrian street in the center of Taormina. To make our arrival easier a staff member met my elderly mother and walked her to the hotel while my father and I parked the car in a nearby parking garage. The rooms were beautiful, immaculate and recently renovated. My mother was disappointed that she couldn't get CNN and mentioned this to the staff before dinner. When we returned from dinner we were told that their TV system had been reprogrammed and CNN was now available.

The hotel has a breathtaking roof-top terrace with views of the town, the sea, and Mount Etna. By day this terrace is a bar open to all guests. In the morning it is the breakfast area. My parents were beaming when they appeared for breakfast. It was magical. They even prepare eggs, short order, with the fillings of your choice. My parents asked for two cups of American coffee. A few minutes later my Mom looked at my Dad and said, "They're preparing a new pot just for us!"

One thing that was clear to me is that the owner is worried about the small things. They walked my Mom to the hotel, they immediately fixed the TV, and they put a fresh pot of coffee on rather than serve coffee that had been sitting around.

I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Taormina. I HIGHLY recommend the Taodomus.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The staff here was really great. I told them what I wanted to do and they gave me a few suggestions including finding me a rental car and giving me a map and directions to all the towns that I wanted to visit. The breakfast on the rooftop is gorgeous, the pictures are real, and they even cook eggs for you which is very rare in Europe. The hotel is located right on the main drag of Taormina so the location couldn't be better.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We arrived in Taormina in a torrential rain that lasted most of the day. We followed the perfect driving directions sent by the hotel to the parking garage and walked the two short blocks to the hotel dragging our wet suitcases and came in dripping -- not the way one wants to make an entrance! However, we were greeted with dry towels and a warm welcome, shown quickly to our room, and immediately began to realize what a treasure this hotel is.

From free wi-fi (a big plus on a rainy afternoon) to the sumptuous breakfast on the lovely roof terrace -- the scrambled eggs were fantastic -- everything was perfectly presented. The room was immaculate, the bathroom modern, the location on Corso Umberto the best for restaurants and seeing the sights, and the staff was friendly and helpful with advice on everything from dining suggestions to driving directions.

Honestly, it could not have been better in any way. I had been concerned that the price of the hotel was higher than our usual budget, but it was indisputably worth every cent. We loved our stay. And the weather has been perfect all the rest of our holiday, too!

  • Stayed November 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We stayed here 4 nights in September and loved it. We were on the top floor and there is a lift but it is tiny and slow so we walked a lot of steps. They have very modern, American style bathrooms, very nice linens and a wonderful staff. And the breakfast....best food and setting of our entire trip! Views of Etna, the sea, fabulous food and great service!
The location is perfect, right in town and convenient to all the great sights of Taormina, the most charming place in Italy!

Room Tip: We like facing the front street.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is a great little hotel, situated very close to the archway into Taormina by the Post office. The reception staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms were well appointed, if a little compact (it is a small building). We received a prompt e-mail from the hotel after we booked, asking if we needed any other help and they were able to recommend web-sites for Mount Etna tours etc.
The ladies who served breakfast were particularly friendly and made us feel very welcome. In addition to the buffet, they offer pancakes or eggs cooked to order.
There is an elevator, but you have to walk up one flight of stairs to get to it and it is VERY SLOW! However, the walk upstairs is not onerous, and helps to work off the wonderful local food.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and would return to this hotel if we go back to Taormina

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at the hotel during our trip in early Sept. This was our first time to Sicily and Taormina and the hotel was just perfect. First it's location cannot be beat, right off the Main Street and few steps away from the public parking lot where we parked our car for the duration of our stay. The hotel was lovely, small and intimate, I think only 3-4 rooms per floor and only 4 floors. The front desk staff was extremely helpful, very knowledgeable and always would have a solution to a question or request, their suggestions on couple of restaurants were very good too. The staff at the front desk, had 3 different ones on the 3 nights we stayed just made you feel that they loved what they were doing and were eager to help its guests, made you feel as if you were the only guests there. We actually ran into one of the gentleman while we were walking in town, I guess it was his day or afternoon off, he remembered us and remembered our name, was so kind.

We had a sea view room, had a balcony facing the ocean and it was amazing. The hotel lobby and room was extremely clean and of nice quality, furniture very nice and appropriate to the style of the city, bed was most comfortable, bathroom perfect, we are used to smaller European bathroom, the size was fine, shower was great and nice bathroom toiletries, towels and everything was in abundance as compared to other places that sometime would limit what they provide, almost as if they over provided few items. Breakfast was delicious and something to look forward every morning, wide variety given on their roof top deck, just cannot be missed, great choices including awesome crepes and expresso coffees and not to mention all the sweets!

Also, upon check in the hotel provided you a package which included helpful information and suggestions regarding Taormina, some places to visit or try out, it was great to have it directly on their welcome package, also included a page on how to log on with the WiFi, also helpful they simply thought of everything to make it easy. There is also a computer on the 2nd floor in case you don't have your own computer or iPad, there was never issue using it.

This is not a hotel for those who are seeking to party or for large families with small children as the rooms likely only accommodate two per room and as I said it is more boutique like, small and intimate but a place that should not be missed. If you are a couple, a single person, or few couples seeking a quality intimate hotel this is your place, do not look further, you will not regret.

Many thanks for a lovely stay! When we return we will absolutely stay there again!

Room Tip: Sea view room is lovely and assume quieter that those above the front street.
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

We spent just one magical night at Taodomus hotel' during our couples trip, it was the great place we hade: the service, the staff was lovely, helpful, and friendly, the location, the clean and beautiful room, the view and the perfect breakfast on the terrace.
it was the perfect place..... we recommend you all!!!

  • Stayed June 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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Address: Corso Umberto 224, 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 ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Taormina
#13 Family Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Taodomus 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Taodomus Hotel is the ideal residence for those seeking relaxation in a refined, cosy and welcoming ambience. Located in the historical centre of Taormina and housed in an elegant refurbished residence, the Taodomus Hotel with its exclusive rooms creates a fine reminder of the warm welcoming tradition, typical of Sicily. ... more   less 
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