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Panoramic Hotel
Ranked #11 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
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Reviewed July 13, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Panoramic Hotel for two weeks in June of 2010. We weren't sure what to expect, but were not disappointed.

What to expect from the PH:
-The staff is kind and accommodating: Lilliana arranged excursions, airport transfers, massages, dinner reservations, gave recommendations and tips, and even gave a needle out of her own purse when I needed one! Pietro and the other managers and wait staff are just as attentive and kind. They really help make your stay a personal one.
-The room and bathroom are spacious, clean, new, and have great views
-We were given a welcome and farewell bottle of Prosecco and berries (nice touch!)
-The breakfast is one of the best I've had throughout my travels to Europe: cereals, fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, croissants, great juices, prosciutto, salami, etc.
-The location is great if you want to visit the beach! There are nearby steps you can take to walk down to the Bay of Isola Bella and spend time at the beach. A word of advice: You need not pay to rent a towel and chair; you can bring your own towel and go toward the public area. The water is rather cold (which some might find refreshing) so there are many jellyfish. Also, since it is a rocky beach, be sure to wear shoes that you can wear in the water, because many slip while walking along.
-To go into town, it's just a quick walk to the Funivia. I would suggest buying a weekly pass if you're going to go often, as we did, or if you're going to utilize the town more than the beach, it might be best to stay up in town.
-The beds in the room were a bit too firm for my liking, but some may find it very comfortable.
-There is no cable television, but I can't imagine anyone wanting to spend too much time watching TV in Taormina!
-Although the hotel is located on a busy street (watch where you're walking!), it is easy to navigate to the beach and town. Also, with the sliding door closed, the rooms are very quiet and peaceful.
-The pool area is really superb, clean, and inviting. Drinks on the deck are fantastic, but I would skip the lunch there and head into town or to one of the restaurants nearby that the staff recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2010

My wife and I were traveling with her parents and the only hotel recommended was booked. We found the Panoramic on line and it was more than we could have hoped for! The staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful, the roof top pool and buffet breakfasts were fantastic and the views from everywhere were of Isola Bella ( Robert Di Niro stayed in the hotel below us the week before, we had the better view!)! The hotel is small and modern so it does not have the "old world" charm of other hotels in the area but no regrets whatsoever. I would definitely recommend the Panoramic and happily stay there again!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2010

We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights in early June and had a very enjoyable time.
The location of the hotel @ Mazzaro( the beach of Taormina) is great.
You take the cable car ride up to the town. Its a 5 minute walk and 2 euros but its a great view each time. Especially at night.
The rooms are well maintained and all have great views.
The breakfast and light lunches on the terrace are great.
Pool on the roof was so good we didn't bother about going to the beach which is only a 5 minute walk across the road and down some steps.
All of the staff are on Happy Pills ! A pleasure to stay at.
Note. Good restaurants nearby as well as in the town. We tried both.
Make sure you visit the Villa Comunale...the views are wonderful.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2010

We stayed at the hotel for 11 nights and from the moment we arrived til we left the hotel staff were all so friendly and welcoming. They couldn't do enough for us! Our room was lovely, with a bottle of prosecco for us as we were on honeymoon and super views! Breakfast was great on the lovely balcony, with prosecco available everyday! The food was very fresh and good choice for lunch too. I'm a vegetarian and plenty to choose from. The pool area is lovely, with comfy seats and very clean pool. The hotel is close to many restaurants, steps down to the beach and to the cable car to take you up to the old town. My husband and I are both Managers in 4 star hotels, so we know what good service is and about exceeding expectations which the Panoramic team certainly do! If you are heading to this part of Sicily, this is the best hotel to stay. We met other couples who wished they had stayed at our hotel, due to its super reputation in Taormina. A big thank you so much to all the staff in particular Monica, Gabriel, Sandro, Nikola and Clay. We very much look forward to returning to the hotel again soon!

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2010

Rooms , Breakfast , Service, location were all great but the view from your balcony was spectacular. We will be back.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 5, 2010

well managed. clean. convenient location. friendly staff. helpful staff. great value.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2010

We were initially a little disappointed when we entered our room as the furnishings are rather simple, however, looks are deceiving. The bed was superb, the aircon worked magnificently, the curtains blocked out the light and the bathroom had a lovely tub as well as shower. There were no annoying green lights glowing in the dark! Our sheets were changed every day of our 3 day stay. The staff went above and beyond to look after our needs, including a complimentary bottle of prosecco when the free internet service went down. They managed to get us back on line very quickly too. Breakfast was taken on a shaded terrace with wonderful views and there was a magnificent selection of goodies, hot and cold. Here we had the first and only real scrambled eggs of our trip. Delicious. Staff constantly checked that there was no shortage of anything on the buffet. This hotel is a real gem.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Nazionale 196/B | Loc Isola Bella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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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:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range: $186 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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