A pleasant stay that could have been better, on arrival we were told of the St George Restaurant but were not told until we went to eat there that it was closed during our stay, we were told of Roof Top Terrace bar but again when we wanted to go there it was closed for refurbishment, maybe not such big issues as there are lots of restaurants and bars in Taormina but would have been better to be told beforehand.
The rooms (Superior) are small, nicely furnished but very small and not clearly shown on their website (maybe the reason why they are not shown).
I understand that it is out of their control that there was a water problem on the last day of our stay but none the less to wake up with no water at all in the bathroom was not pleasant and did not get fixed by the time we checked out at 11 am.
The pool is nice though small but difficult to stay long due to mosquitos (some mosquito coils strategically placed would have been good)
For the rest the Hotel is nice, nice location and good quality without doubt....maybe we were unlucky.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a peaceful 20th century Sicilian Villa in the heart of Taormina. The House was built in the 1908’s by Colonel Shaw-Hellier who commissioned the famous Architect Charles Robert Ashbee, English designer and entrepreneur, prime mover of the Arts & Craft movement. Easy to locate, just few steps from the main street and chic boutiques of Taormina, the hotel offers easy access to the main theatres, museums and all over objects arts, historical heritage of the city. Today, this charming house offers some of the finest accommodation in Sicily. With 24 guestrooms and suite, you will find everything required for a relaxing stay, screwing up one’s eye to English style, representative symbol of The Ashbee Hospitality. Beyond the elegant rooms, a gourmet restaurant overseen by the multiple awarded chef Heinz Beck, called St. George Restaurant by Heinz Beck. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ashbee Hotel Taormina, Sicily