the reason for our stay at the bel soggiorno was to attend our daughters wedding. this is no boutique hotel, family run by mother and son. the rooms were very basic, the shower was a squeeze, but that said, the rooms were cleaned every day, bed sheets changed during our one week stay and clean towels every day. we had no problem with the breakfast which was buffet style and there was ample space to sit outside on the terraces. the only downside to the breakfast was the coffee which you could stand a spoon in, asked for cappucino, that was good. the bel soggiorno has old world charm. yes, the floor tiles in the dining area could have been replaced but my word, the view from our terrace was divine and more. the staff were very courteous and helpful, the son spoke good english and didn't charge for 2 glasses of wine and phone calls my friends made back to england. on our last night we arrived back from dining and Carlos, the son and Luigi the receptionist were in the dining area playing the piano and guitar. they apparently have just started doing this on a Saturday night. Carlos was excellent on the piano and played a wide range of tunes from Clayderman, James Taylor and the theme from the Godfather which seemed quite appropriate. We loved every minute of our stay but the only major downside is the steps across the road from the hotel which avoids the dreadful roads. If anyone has health problems or are overweight, do not stay here, the next level up would be better. I would definately stay here again but only for a week, any more and you would be hard pushed to find things to do. The sight of Mount Etna was great and we did see a red glow one night from the top which quite a few people commented on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bel Soggiorno Hotel Restaurant, restored in 1998, is set in a charming position over the sea, in Quercianella. We offer you a garden with pine-wood, a solarium and a private beach area. All our bedrooms are ensuite with tv colour, telephone, balcony and a wonderful view of the sea. Our restaurant has a air-conditioned hall. We will offer you a typical menu of Mediterranean and Tuscan cooking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bel Soggiorno Taormina, Sicily