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“An absolute gem” 5 of 5 stars
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El Jebel Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Salita Ciampoli, 9, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy   |  
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Ranked #17 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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Jacksonville, Florida
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198 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“An absolute gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the top 5 hotels I've ever been to (and I've been to 200+).

For those who have been to Charleston SC, I'd compare this to Zero George.

It has a B & B feel with big hotel amenities.

I believe they only have 10-15 rooms.

Rooms were well-appointed, beautiful, and comfortable. All the bells and whistles.

Bathrooms were some of the most gorgeous I've ever seen (Devon and Devon appliances).

Only negative: the bathroom, while gorgeous, had plumbing issues.

Not necessarily a negative, but know before you go: very hard to find!!! It took us an hour to find the place. Do not use GPS.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tromso, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Charming boutique hotel in the heart of Taormina. We booked directly through the hotel and got a cheaper price compared to the most common hotel booking portals.
The hotel is located on the main street. It is a pedestrian-only area so it requires some 200-meter walk, but the staff gladly came to the parking lot to get our luggage. The parking fee is 15 euros per day.
The room (we took a classic room) was comfortable and clean, sat-tv and any kind of amenities available as promised. The only thing that can be improved is the air-conditioning, as it can be a bit noisy.
Breakfast is very good, especially from an "Italian" standpoint, the "international" breakfast selection can be improved, though basic things like eggs and hams are available.
No pool on site, but the hotel has an agree with a beach club: 20 euros per person (that includes beach towels, access to pool and beach, sunbeds, parasols and most importantly the shuttle bus to/from).
Beautiful view from the terrace on the top floor!!
The staff was fantastic, always available for tips and directions.

Definitely recommend!!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It was in a perfect location, quiet, luxuriously appointed, spotlessly clean, and the view from the roof top terrace spectacular. We were not in Taormina in summer so we were not interested in a pool or the beach. We to wanted to be in the nicest area and close to "the action" being restaurants, bars, shops and main attractions. All of these were right outside the hotel.

Breakfast consisted of a buffet with everything we could think of on offer. A hot breakfast cooked to your requirements is also provided.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

El Jebel offers a great location and extremely comfortable rooms. Very family orientated as well as for couples. Great views of Taormina and the coastline. Rooftop restaurant is a must if staying there. The staff were very friendly and felt right at home immediately. Very helpful staff in assisting in planning our days. Very much worth a stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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London
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67 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited in April, a two night stay before exploring the rest of Sicily. Our room was beautifully decorated, the bathroom a good size and well appointed. The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful, giving good local recommendations and driving directions. It's a bit annoying having to park away from the hotel itself but the building is lovely and quirky and this balances it out.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Miesbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful hotel this spring and we were delighted with the beautiful accomodation and very friendly staff. Maybe just one thing that could have been better - the roof top terrace is amazing, but unfortunately not used (at least not off season, maybe it is different in summer) - it would have been a real treat to be able to dine there, with a view over the city and the sea ...

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed in this beautiful place in June 2014. The hotel has about 10 rooms which ensures you feel at home. The decor and furnishings are tasteful and luxurious. The hotel restaurant serves a wonderful breakfast and we ate dinner there one evening, beautiful food and such a romantic setting on the roof terrace with stunning views of Etna.Antonio and all the staff were sol helpful and friendly and nothing ever seemed too much trouble. I messed up our transfer to the hotel but they had someone with us within 30 mins. Taormina is a fantastic location and everything is close by.
We will return to Taormina and there is no where else we would stay, loved it!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: El Jebel Hotel
Address: Salita Ciampoli, 9, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#13 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — El Jebel Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Taormina, "the Pearl of the Jonian sea" and welcome to El Jebel, an exclusive five stars deluxe hotel in the heart of the historical center, next to Palazzo Ciampoli (XV century medieval building) and close to the Cathedral Square and the main street Corso Umberto, famous for shopping, where our guests can enjoy the fragrances, the colours and the atmosphere of this magic land, one of the most fascinating in the Mediterranean Sea. From the arrival to the hotel with private transfer, everything has been arranged to welcome our guests in our exclusive and intimate Suites and Junior Suites. ... more   less 
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