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The Ashbee Hotel

Via San Pancrazio n. 46, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy
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#18 of 92 hotels in Taormina
Located in a peaceful 20th century Sicilian Villa in the heart of Taormina. The House was built in the 1908’s by Colonel Shaw-Hellier who commissioned the famous Architect Charles Robert Ashbee, English designer and entrepreneur, prime mover of the Arts & Craft movement. Easy to locate, just few steps from the main street and chic boutiques of Taormina, the hotel offers easy access to the main theatres, museums and all over objects arts, historical heritage of the city. Today, this charming house offers some of the finest accommodation in Sicily. With 24 guestrooms and suite, you will find everything required for a relaxing stay, screwing up one’s eye to English style, representative symbol of The Ashbee Hospitality. Beyond the elegant rooms, a gourmet restaurant overseen by the multiple awarded chef Heinz Beck, called St. George Restaurant by Heinz Beck.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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N0t_a_C0wb0y wrote a review Sep 11
Billings, Montana10 contributions30 helpful votes
Delightful three nights at this intimate hotel. The staff knows you from the start and makes your stay just wonderful! Dinner at St. George was pretty much perfect. The food was creative, the dishes and glassware were stunning, but most of all the service was top notch. Truly one of the best meals we’ve had. So close to the main drag in Taormina but very quiet at night. Highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
CGWIn wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
Even in this more challenging time - the team at the Ashlee did a super job of making us feel safe and comfortable at all times. Wonderful food , excellent service from the experienced friendly team. New chef presenting a really interesting menu encompassing fantastic fresh ingredients . We will be back as soon as we can!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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robyn r wrote a review Oct 2019
Melbourne, Australia151 contributions93 helpful votes
This is a town where you really need a room with a view which ours did not have. We were disappointed on several counts. Our particular room was very small, close to a noisy road, there was an extremely limited place to hang clothes, no power points and none of the usual amenities like bottled water let alone tea making facilities. Then there were, in our room, printed rules and regulations for proper conduct (a little insulting). While they have a Michelin starred restaurant it was impossible to get into. The view from the breakfast facility was stunning but breakfast itself (thought beautifully presented) was very limited in its choices. In addition, and as other writers to trip advisor have noted, some of the staff were condescending and unhelpful. I would not recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2019
2 Helpful votes
Chafffamilytravels wrote a review Oct 2019
Los Gatos, California198 contributions120 helpful votes
We spent 3 weeks in southern Italy and the Ashbee was one of our very favorite places to stay! The view from the main lobby and restaurant is fabulous - the entire bay! The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was in a separate building on the top floor. We did not have a view but we had a somewhat private garden patio where you could read outside. Our room was very pretty and comfortable. The hotel is a just a short walk from the main tourist area of Taormina so walking to dinner or historic sites was very easy. While it was a bit cool when we visited, we didn't swim but the area by the pool is beautiful. Staying here was truly a joy!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
3 Helpful votes
Ponners88 wrote a review Oct 2019
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions17 helpful votes
Friendly and helpful staff as you would expect from an LWH hotel. Breakfast is on the rooftop with an amazing view of the sea and mainland on one side and town just moments away to the other. The gym is outdoors with a stunning view of the sea but not much good other than for a run or cycle to work off all the carbs whilst in Sicily! I took a hotel car to the airport and enjoyed a good chat with Fabio, the driver.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: No point to pay extra for a sea view room when you get this view at breakfast
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ashbee Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Ashbee Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ancient Theatre of Taormina (0.2 miles), Re di Bastoni (0.3 miles), and BamBar Taormina (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ashbee Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Ashbee Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ashbee Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ashbee Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ashbee Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La bottega del formaggio, Laboratorio Pasticceria Roberto, and St. George Restaurant by Heinz Beck.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ashbee Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ashbee Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ashbee Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Ashbee Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Quattro Fontane di Taormina (0.5 miles), Porta Catania di Taormina (0.5 miles), and The Odeon (0.3 miles).
Does The Ashbee Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.