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Panoramic Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Nazionale, 196/B | Loc Isola Bella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #10 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Ickenham
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82 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Stayed at the hotel for a week at the end of October 2012. Clean well kept hotel, pleasant rooms superb views from balcony. Breakfast buffet was fine with a fair range of items. All staff polite and helpful at all times. Some have refereed to the distance from the main town, well in the main town you are unlikely to have the fantastic views that this hotel has. The cable car is expensive up to the main town but if you are staying a few days buy a weekly season which makes a good saving.

The hotel does not have a restaurant which is a shame and I think would work well considering the views it would offer, but it no great problem as there are good restaurants a few steps along the road and an even better selection in the main town.

Would recommend the town and the hotel as a really delightful place for a relaxing break

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Close to the beach, a short walk and ride up the cable car to town centre, plenty of places to eat close by. The rooms are clean and airy with great balcony overlooking the isola bella. Great breakfast room that overlooks the beach, also great selection of foods to eat. Great rooftop pool and very helpful and friendly staff who will assist with anything you need.

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and on arrival a bottle of champagne and nibbles was waiting in the room. We only had 2 nights but could have easily stayed more. We hope to be back one day.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

This hotel is very good. Staff are friendly and very helpful. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and everywhere is very clean. Drawbacks are the lack of restaurant and bar facilities and the distance from Taormina. The journey in the cable car into town is expensive at €3 per person per journey - €12 return for two people. The restaurants close to the hotel are not great so travelling into town is necessary to get to the better restaurants. On the other hand the beach is across the road so if being close to the beach is important then this hotel would be perfect.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We stayed here for five nights in September. Wonderful hotel! The staff are fantastic, nothing is too much trouble, very friendly. The rooms are a good size, with amazing views over the sea. Very clean. Very close to the cable car that takes you up to the town. Hope to return!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great location for walking to the beach, Isola Bella island, the funicular. This hotel is not in the center of Taormina but down by the beach. A lot quieter from the mob of tourists that you find in the upper reaches of the town. The staff was extremely helpful and spoke great english! With our window open at night it was noisy from the delivery trucks on the road below us. Windows closed , it was quiet. The bar and restaurant was excellent and so much food to choose from!!

Room Tip: All rooms have a beautiful view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a truly fantastic place !!! The location is amazing facing Isola Bella, a tiny island in the Taormina bay. Access to Taormina is quite easy through the cable car, 200 meters away from the hotel (actually quite expensive at 3 EUR per person one way !!). The beach can be reached via - steep - stairs across the road. We preferred to stay at the pool on the 5th floor overlooking the sea. Very quiet and relaxing despite the main road and the railway below. Staff is extremely professional, courteous and diligent. Actually, when we were told that the very afternoon we leave the property would close for extension / renovation for 4 months we could hardly believe it as hotel services and service quality were not impacted at all by this situation. Rooms are spacious, modern and well equipped, most - if not - all of them with a balcony. Breakfast - abundant and with a broad selection of pastries, breads and marmalades - is served on the 4th floor on a large terrace facing the sea. At 130 EUR per night the Panoramic Hotel is an incredible value option !!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I had a very happy stay in this hotel for three nights during our honeymoon in Sicily. It has good facilities, a nice pool, lovely dining terrace overlooking the sea, and breathtaking views from the front of the hotel. Our room was spacious and clean with a good balcony. The beach is reached via quite a lot of steps across the road from the hotel, and to be honest we found the pool nicer, plus as it's on the roof you get the most gorgeous vista across to the Isola Bella and the sea — and we were able to order drinks from the very obliging Gabriele. In fact, special mention must go to the staff, who have to be the nicest we've ever encountered in a hotel. Antonio and Pietro on reception could not have been kinder or more helpful. Antonio made us feel so welcome when we arrived, and happily booked a trip to Mount Etna for us. Pietro offered restaurant recommendations and went out of his way to check train and bus times for our departure, as well as booking us a taxi. When he heard we were on honeymoon, he even sent a complimentary bottle of Prosecco to our room. The staff in the breakfast room were also lovely, even when I broke a glass and they had to clean up. In short, if you want to stay in the part of Taormina that's down by the beach, I doubt you'll do better than the Panoramic.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Panoramic Hotel
Address: Via Nazionale, 196/B | Loc Isola Bella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Panoramic Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Panoramic Hotel in Taormina in Sicily certainly lives up to its promising name. The breakfast out on the balcony with the breathtaking view alone is worth the trip to Sicily.The rooftop terrace with the swimming pool at the romantic beach hotel in Taormina offers guests an even broader view of the truly dreamlike surroundings! ... more   less 
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