Not long come back from an amazing stay at the Panoramic Hotel. From start to finish it was absolutely fantastic. I drove from Catania Airport (not taking the easy route) and so was very relieved to arrive at the hotel to find that they will park the car for you and get it out when required if you give them 5 minutes notice.
The reception staff for most of our visit was Antonio. He was incredibly helpful for the whole trip, even giving advice on the best time to visit Etna and drawing out detailed directions for you. As part of our stay we had a free bottle of Prosecco which we opted to have by the pool. Nothing appeared to be too much trouble.
We were staying in the family suite on the first floor of the hotel. This include a huge double bed, two bathrooms and a sofa bed (which I slept on), which was more comfortable than many normal hotel beds I have slept on. It also had two balconys overlooking the sea.
The breakfast was lovely, with lots of choice of juices, breads, cakes, croissants, fruits, hams, cheeses etc... and you take this on the terrace overlooking the sea. The pool is at the top of the hotel with plenty of loungers (so no fighting for space), which again has a fantastic view over the sea. During the day you can order food which will be brought to you by the very helpful staff (I will make particular mention to Gabriele who was helpful and polite throughout our whole trip).
Opposite the hotel is two fantastic restaurants - both with a very good menu and again looking over the sea. A short walk down some steps takes you to the beach and a short walk to the left of the hotel takes you to the cable car up to Taormina, with a wealth of shops and restaurants as well as the lovely Roman-Greek Theatre. (this is 3 euros each way and it's best to have coins).
Overall I couldn't fault this hotel and would love to one day return. It is safe to say none of us wanted to leave!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Panoramic Hotel Taormina, Sicily