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Via San Pancrazio n. 46, 98039, Taormina, Sicily Italy
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#19 of 91 hotels in Taormina
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4.9
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4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.3
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
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Paid private parking on-site
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Poolside bar
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bidet
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Italian
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Spritz22 wrote a review Jul 2022
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We were greeted by a very rude check in clerk on arrival which was unfortunate as all the other staff were polite (but not many around). Our room was a classic room which was extremely small. The bathroom is tiny and only person can enter at a time. The shower also flooded onto the floor and though we told housekeeping it was never fixed. I imagine it has been this way for a long time and still is. The hotel is superbly located but the grounds are tired and not maintained as a luxury hotel should. The garden was overgrown in places and in need of some attention. The pool has an amazing view but was slightly cloudy at times. The sun shades were torn and shabby. Overall, this was the most disappointing hotel of our trip (we stayed in many that ranged from 3 to 5 stars). I would suggest a downgrade to 4 star and perhaps a guest’s expectations may not be so high. Therefore, at the high price rate and low standard I can only label the Ashbee as barely adequate. We did voice our concerns to the rude check in clerk who became even ruder. When asked if there was a manager he informed he would pass on the contact but we never heard from him again. If there was another free hotel I would have moved after such treatment but there was nothing available. I would suggest only booking here if you get a larger room at a good rate. Do not book a classic room.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Christopher M wrote a review May 2022
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Unequivocally, The Ashbee is one of the great hotels in all of Italy. The location is magical. Although, it is extremely convenient to the main part of Taormina, It is secluded, private and exclusive with astoundingly beautiful views of hills and the sea. The service was impeccable. Every person was professional, polite and friendly. They were conversationalists when you wanted to talk but never intruded when you wanted privacy. They were always helpful and were there when you needed them. In particular, the concierge was most helpful to every need or question. During our five day stay, the concierge desk, (in particular - Francesco) was knowledgeable about local attractions and restaurants and was extraordinarily accommodating to our every need. The Ashbee is the epitome of a luxury hotel. The hotel is appointed beautifully and provides the sense that you are in a private villa. The rooms are large and pleasing and the bathroom is modern and spotless. The hotel combines old world charm with all of the modern conveniences and appointments. In addition, the hotel has a fantastic restaurant providing further enjoyment to our stay. The dining experience was one of the two best experiences that we had in all of Sicily.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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AndresToca wrote a review Mar 2022
Mexico City, Mexico16 contributions5 helpful votes
Best Pasta In Italy. La vecchia Taormina, nicely seasoned and decorated with local, fresh ingredients. Nice vegan / vegetarian option. And quite frankly, best pasta I ever had in my life. Just ask your waiter for the “old Taormina pasta”. Also, the hotel has an outstanding view overlooking Sicily.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Edith E wrote a review Oct 2021
Aschaffenburg, Germany8 contributions1 helpful vote
Location is absolutely georgous. Service impeccable Only 24 rooms in 3! buildings. That makes a privacy feeling real Cleanliness is unbelievable Parking space available on premises. Who knows Taormina, knows this rare exception in any hotel in Taormina. We shall be back - You go and you won't be disappointed
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Sibarita879 wrote a review Oct 2021
Toluca, Mexico14 contributions29 helpful votes
A luxury hotel that stands up well to this category even though it is small. Food and beverage quality and service are top-notch, unbeatable location. Heartfelt thanks to Carmelo, who went out of his way to accomodate our requests and recommend restaurants
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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N0t_a_C0wb0y wrote a review Sep 2021
Billings, Montana10 contributions31 helpful votes
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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
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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, Australia156 contributions113 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
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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
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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
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$540 - $1,379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalySicilyProvince of MessinaTaormina
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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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), Italian Opera Taormina (0.1 miles), and Re di Bastoni (0.3 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, paid private parking on-site, secured parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ashbee Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The cheese shop, 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.
Does The Ashbee Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ashbee Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ashbee Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Ashbee Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Ashbee Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.