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Hotel Ariston
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

I stayed here 2 months ago, its taken me so long to work out whether i like it or not. I think it is a good hotel but not amazing... which is what the price would suggest. I stayed here for two weeks with 10 other family and friends for my wedding and it cost way too much for what we got. That included breakfast which i really can't fault and the staff at dinner and breakfast were lovely. Staff at reception were efficient. You had to pay extra for dinner and wifi... Considering there is wifi available in every bar and restaurant this was a tad bit measly. I have given 4 stars as very good because 3 stars is average but the hotel is neither it is just good. Personally I won't stay here again. It was way too pricey for what it was.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a seaview...
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Muffles6012
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Madame,
thank you for posting a feedback on trip advisor!
We are sorry to read that your holiday didn't fulfill your expectations for in full.
I hope you will visit us again giving us the oppportunity to reedem ourselves.

We hope to see you again.

Regards
Valeria Bosco

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Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for 6 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the hotel . Even though it was relatively large we felt like family . The desk personnel were warm, informed , and courteous, the breakfast buffet was incredible! The central location was comfortable and even though the terrain was at times challenging, we adapted easily and enjoyed walking tours. It is an amazing bargain!!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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1  Thank Brewerstate
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Sir,
we thank you very much for your wonderful review !
We are thrilled to read that you valued our food great, our staff friendly and that you appreciated the central location of the hotel very close to all the main attraction of the twon.

We hope to welcome you soon again.
Regards
Valeria Bosco
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

The Ariston looks out over the Ionian Sea. We woke each morning to a rising sun and each day ended with a view of the full moon. Can't get better than that. The room was clean and well laid out. Our trip included all meals and the buffets at breakfast, lunch and dinner were generous and tasty. The quality ranged from fair to excellent for the many, many dishes we were offered at each meal. The dining staff (some of whom were there when I visited 20 years ago) were efficient and friendly. The ability to sit on our balconey or the main terrace made the most of the late fall warm weather. It was a great place to relax between seeing many historic sites in the area. Some previous reviews mention that you can hear things from other room....this is true. It didn't cause us to loose any sleep but it did remind us to watch what we had to say...everyone can hear!

Room Tip: ask for a room with a water view. Be sure to say you do not want any room that looks directly into the rock wall behind the hotel. If you have mobility issues be sure to discuss the stairs that must be climbed to get to the room
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MegLark289
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Sir,
thank you very much for having described so well the stunning view of our room with balcony facing the sea !
We are also delighted that you found all our meals of your taste , and that you rated our staff very helpful.

We look forward to see you soon again.
Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
Booking office

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

The Hotel Ariston is in a great location, just a five minute walk from the beautiful town of Taormina. This was ideal for accessing shops, restaurants and bars, especially in the evening as we are a young couple and the other hotel guests were much older - due to the time of year, we presume. We visited in October, so the weather was still temperate. Plenty of space, however it may become cramped during peak seasons as space around the pool is limited for hotel capacity. The rooms were clean and spacious, and a sea view upgrade was good value and worth the money.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms have a good view from the cliff and are good value with a bottle of bubbly, fizzy water and fruit on arrival.
  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Ian M
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Mr Ian,
we thank you very much for your positive feedback.
We are very happy that you had a plesant stay at the hotel Ariston and that you rated it a good value and worth for money!

We wish to welcome back again
Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

This is a 4 star hotel located close to the bus terminus at Taormina, so it’s very convenient for those arriving by bus. From the bus terminus to the reception there are quite a few steps. However there is also a lift available.
I was travelling with my wife, and for us the outstanding features of the Ariston are the grounds, gardens, and terraces, including swimming pool. These grounds are beautifully designed with many levels constructed into the hillside. There are many quiet locations for private reading or resting. The views out over the eastern coast of Sicily and over the Ionian sea are stunning, and were one of the highlights of our most enjoyable holiday in Sicily.
I think that we were a little unlucky unlucky with our room. We were on the 4th floor and although it was clean, spacious and comfortable we could clearly and regularly hear our neighbours using their bathroom (and presumably vice versa). Also our room was near a lift shaft and we could frequently hear the “click – clack” of the lift as it ascended and descended. I assume these problems could be corrected with some investment in re-design or some maintenance work.
The food available at morning and evening meals was good and very plentiful. The hotel staff were courteous, but frequently very busy dealing with a large number of guests. The hotel is close to the mains streets of Taormina which is a very attractive town. Probably very crowded with tourists in Summer, but not so crowded when we were there in mid-October. It is also close to the cable car which goes takes you down to the beaches in 4-5 minutes.
In summary this hotel has a wonderful location, with wonderful grounds gardens and views. This more than compensates for some minor problems with the location of our room. My rating would be about 8/10.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Clontarf_Wanderer
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HotelCaesarNaxos, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Sir,
thank you for posting a review on trip advisor!
We are glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that you appreciated the quality of our restaurant and the help of our staff.
We also thank you for your suggestions , they will help for sure to improve the quality of our services

We hope to welcome you again
Regards
Valeria Bosco
Booking office

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