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Hotel Taodomus
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Umberto 224, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #7 of 89 Hotels in Taormina
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best ever breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I can't praise this hotel enough. We stayed in the gooseberry room which had amazing sea view. The room was spotless.

Breakfast must be the best ever I have had in a hotel. There wasn't the huge choice like in large hotels where half the food is wasted. It was just perfect. The sicilian specialty of brioche and granita was a nice touch. Don't forget giulia's crepe. It is a shame that we were so full that we couldn't try everything. Classic example of quality over quantity.

The staff were also amazing. This is how a holiday hotel should be.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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New York, New York, United States
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34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

A lovely, charming boutique hotel located right in the heart of Taormina. Room was surprisingly small (even by European standards; although for me, this was not a major drawback since I rarely take issue with room size), but had two large windows opening up to a small balcony overlooking the main cobblestoned street which more than made up any concerns about room size. The room was simply but tastefully decorated, and the room was spotlessly clean. The rooftop terrace is a real treat with fabulous views overlooking the sea and of Mt Etna. This terrace is opened at all times and in the evenings there is an honor bar where you can mix your own drinks and enjoy them on the terrace gazing into the beautiful night sky – an easy place to relax, unwind, enjoy the scenery in peace and quiet while sipping on an Aperol Spritz. Breakfast was also a highlight (served on the rooftop terrace) – your typical European breakfast fare plus homemade baked goods by Giulia, one of the staff. Giulia was a sweetheart; in true Italian-mother style, she made sure we had our fill with a variety of savory and sweet crepes made to order. The staff here are truly wonderful – offering honest advice and ensuring we had a pleasant stay, always greeting us with a smile. The only major complaint I had was with the water pressure in the shower… which seemed non-existent, but perhaps this was an anomaly. For the price, location and service, this hotel is simply amazing.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for about a week. It is in a great location in the centre of Taormina but the road is a pedestrian precinct and you have to park your car a short walk away at the car park. The staff at reception were really helpful. the room was quite small but very comfortable and the buffet breakfast had a really good choice, especially for a small hotel. Try the made to order scrambled eggs and crepes.

They don't have a restaurant but try the Osteria RossodeVino which is close by or, for something a bit cheaper, the Trattoria Tiramisu is good value.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stayed here for the third year running in June, and it didn't disappoint. Lovely boutique hotel with good rooms, free wifi, rooftop terrace with great views of Etna and the coast, friendly staff and perfectly positioned near the gate at one end of the main street - good value, and near some nice places to eat. Deserves its high ratings. The breakfast is included and is a very good buffet as well as omelettes etc cooked to order.

Room Tip: We like the rooms overlooking the main street
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  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Hotel Taodomus was a great find, I'm so glad I stayed there! Here are the highlights:

LOCATION: perfectly situated in a fairly discreet spot (wouldn't have noticed it if I weren't staying there) at the end of the main shopping pedestrian street. Note it's at the opposite end from the Greek Theatre, bus depot, and funicular to the beaches, so if those are your destinations it will be about a 10-15 minute walk. On the plus side, it's only about 1-2 minutes walking to some of the best gelato I've had at O'Sciality, or a fantastic dinner at Trattoria Don Ciccio!

STANDARD & AMENITIES: For the price I paid and the high level of prices that are standard in Taormina, I expected to get a lot less value out of the place but I was very happily surprised! The room was spotless and spacious, air conditioning worked great, bed was comfortable, and I could even see the ocean from my bedroom (and attached terrace). The bathroom had a great rain shower and amazing water pressure.

SERVICE: The staff were all very friendly, VERY friendly and hospitable. They helped me out by researching and printing the bus timetables for my departure from Taormina, and were about 10 times more efficient and accurate than the people at the local tourist office who were annoyed and unhelpful when I asked them! They also supply guests with a great list of local must-try eateries and attractions, I was very satisfied having gotten through even a third of the list. And at breakfast, they didn't make me feel uncomfortable at all when I wanted to take some fruit for my journey out of Taormina, or order 3 crepes in one sitting. Yes three, they're that good!!

DON'T MISS: The breakfast! The buffet spread has a lot of options and they are all fresh and high quality. The fresh squeezed blood orange juice was tops. And do I need to mention the crepes again? I had three!!

WISH I'D KNOWN: They suggest you take a taxi from the bus depot to the hotel, and with a lot of luggage I would probably agree. I only had a backpack though, and would have much rather spent that €10 on more granite or cannoli and walked the 15 minutes!

BOTTOM LINE: No question, I will stay at Hotel Taodomus again any chance I get.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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 July 26, 2013

This boutique hotel beats many I have stayed in NY. The service was outstanding. I parked outside the walls and the front desk came with me to assist -even at 5:30 a.m.. We were catching a flight and they packed us cakes; biscuits; sandwiches juice etc. Couldn't believe it.
Upstairs view from the terrace beautiful-that's where you eat breakfast. We brought our wine up there to get away from the crowds. Beautiful view at night as well. We stayed 3 nights and had our balcony facing inward where we could observe weddings and people watch. The hotel also provides pick up service to different hotel resorts where you can access the beach. The beaches outside the center were beautiful. I didn't drive at all thankfully-Taormina's streets are very narrow and parking expensive. It was an amazing stay at this hotel-top notch on all accounts.

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  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Very Nice Nice hotel excellent service, friendly reception staff helpful and spoke perfect English. Room had a beautiful balcony great views, breakfast had a very good choice hot and cold foods, another great view top of the hotel. Would come back and stay here for sure. Thank you to all the staff.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 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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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:
#10 Business Hotel in Taormina
#13 Family Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Taodomus 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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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