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“A small treasure in the heart of Taormina” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Taodomus
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Umberto 224, 98039 Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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“A small treasure in the heart of Taormina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the lovely Hotel Taodomus. The hotel is in a great location, and serves as a good departure point for exploring Taormina. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly and courteous and patiently answered our many questions about restaurants, sights and activities. Our room was small, but very smartly decorated and very comfortable. But the best part of the hotel is the rooftop terrace and the breakfast! We loved the terrace so much that we had an impromptu dinner there (there is a small supermarket nearby the hotel) and enjoyed the magnificent night views from the roof. We highly recommend this hotel!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Spent four nights here. The staff was helpful and wonderful at breakfast. Nothing was too much for them to do. Speaking of breakfast, it was delicious and served on the beautiful rooftop. The views were outstanding including the Bay and Mt. Etna. The evening view is lovely. We never tired of exclaiming at how wonderful it was. The room was spotless as was the whole hotel. We had a small terrace fronting Corso Umberto so could watch the peole but when we closed the doors, it was quiet. One day we even got to watch the town marching band all in gorgeous uniform!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This was our second visit to Taormina and to "Hotel Taodomus" in 2 years and we enjoyed 11 fanastic days in Taormina from an exceptional boutique hotel with excellent facilities and outstanding staff service.
From our first arrival to the day of departure, everything was perfect to ensure that we enjoy our stay in Taormina.
Why choice a 5 star hotel ? when "Hotel Taodomus" offers a hotel that is located in the centre of Taormina whereby you can walk to anything.The staff have been long term at the hotel and provide exceptional service that we have never experienced in any hotel that we have stayed in worldwide.
A special mention must be made of Maria who was a great help in accomodating all our requests.She went over and beyond to make us feel welcome, she truly is a credit to the hotel.

The hotel roof terrace is amazing it provides outstanding views of Taormina, Mt Etna and the Mediterranean sea below. The breakfests on the roof top terrace, are the best we have experienced anywhere in the world. The variety and quality of the food would meet everybody's requirements.The room was excellent, comfortiable and with all of the modern facilities.

When comparing "Taodomus" to two other,so called 5 star hotels we have stayed in at Taormina over the years."Taodomus" makes those hotels appear to be overrated and overpriced.

We have high expectations and "Hotel Taodomus", has similar qualities and forfilled all of our requirements and more.
Everything was perfect. So perfect that we are returning next year with other family members for an extended stay at "Hotel Taodmus".
I highly recommend Hotel Taodomus".

  • Stayed October 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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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Taodomus’ strengths lie in its location, service, and cleanliness. The hotel is well situating near Porta Catania at the more quiet end of Corso Umberto. Close by you will find a grocery store, excellent gelato (O'Sciality), several restaurants, and access to a walking trail leading to Castelmola. Be warned that Corso Umberto tends to be overwrought with tourists from 10 am to 6pm. However, we found that the section where the hotel lies was not as bad as the Porta Messina section near the Teatro Greco. Also included in the price is a copious and savory breakfast, which you can enjoy on the roof top terrace that reveals amazing views of Etna and the sea. The staff is extremely friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable.

Some of the less attractive aspects of this hotel include very small rooms, poor sound proofing (not a problem in the hot months when the AC is on), and uncomfortable bedding. The views from the different rooms are extremely varied. While ours had a partial view of the water from the bathroom and a wonderful view of the Palazzo Saint-Stefano from the bedroom, other rooms appear to have no views at all. You might want to inquire before booking.

Overall a reliable no-nonsense hotel perfect for those wishing to take advantage of hotel amenities within this price point.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taodomus, Responsabile reception at Hotel Taodomus, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Dear Isabelle B,

Thank you very much for the very positive comments about the location, service and cleanliness of our hotel. We are happy to know that you had appreciated our breakfast, the views from the rooftop terrace and the convenient location in the heart of Taormina.

Regarding the sound proofing, as you underlined in your review, it is efficient if you close the Windows, since they are double-glazed, but of course, leaving the windows open it is quite unlikely that no external sounds will be sensed.

Honestly, we do not understand how it could happened that you found our brand new pure satin cotton bedding to be uncomfortable, while most of our guests have emphasized the softness and high standard of comfort.

Finally,we would like to point out that eight of the ten rooms have a balcony with a view, and that the only two rooms without balcony have a quieter privileged position and therefore are also appreciated by our guests who require it explicity.

Thanks again for your opinion. We hope to welcome you back here at Taodomus Hotel in the near future.

Kindest Regards

Maria Destro
Front Desk Manager
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

A truly magical little hotel on the main drag in Taormina. The staff were extremely helpful and nothing was an inconvenience. The room was spotlessly clean, and serviced to the same standard everyday. And the breakfast on the terrace each morning was delightful - a selection of cereal, fruit, pastries, cakes, cold cuts...and hot dishes if so desired with views across the ocean and Mount Etna. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel. I also think complete value for money.

  • Stayed October 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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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed staying at this lovely small hotel in Taormina. Great location, very comfortable beds, our room was a bit small but we didn't spend much time inside. Taormina is a beautiful little town. The breakfast & service were incredible!!! The view from the breakfast area was fantastic. The stuff was friendly. We had a small incident with our AC, but it was quickly resolved by the owner. She even got us little treats to take home for the inconvenience (thank you). Great hotel. Would recommend this, and we hope to be back soon.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palm Coast, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Very nice hotel with a pleasant staff. The breakfast room on the roof had an earth shattering view. Even though the food was delicious, the vista was amazing. Everything was just outside the hotel. Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Also Known As:
Taodomus Hotel Taormina
Hotel Taodomus Taormina, Sicily
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
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Taormina
#13 Family Hotel in Taormina
#13 Romantic Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Taodomus 3*
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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