Location = I thought I'd prefer staying IN Taormina, but this was perfect. Kind of in between Giardini Naxos and Taormina, I was able to spend the morning on the beaches, then easily catch a bus up the hill to Taormina. Very easy and budget friendly for a college student (and her boyfriend =)
Staff = wonderful! Gianni can be a host and/or a friend. We were able to check in early and leave our luggage after checkout. Pasta party was a treasured memory, and makes Gianni House so unique. The staff speaks English very well, they can recommend food, sites to see, or discuss life in general ;)
Shower/hot water = Can be tricky, just remember to ask if they don't tell you. There IS hot water but you have to play with the switch in the shower.
Rooms = clean and cheery. We got a little balcony that faced the backyard towards the sea. Beautiful!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All of Sicily is right outside our front door and Mt. Etna, the sea, and the Taormina hills can be seen from or our lovely rooftop terrace where we socialize or just relax and take in the Sicilian sunshine! We are 200 meters from the bus station which will provide you with daily bus excursions to Mt. Etna, Siracusa, Cefalu, Alcantara Gorge, Noto, the Aeolian Islands, Agrigento, Messina, and Palermo! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gianni House Taormina, Sicily