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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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Dormy
Oakham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Spacious with great views but check when the pool is available.”
Reviewed May 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
5
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We are two couples in our early 60's who holiday a lot together. From the photographs and previous reviews we were a little disappointed with the apartment. Guests should be aware this apartment is not suitable for anyone with mobility problems as there are several flights of stairs down to the apartment and it is up a very steep hill to walk into Taormina, further than we expected.We were very disappointed that the pool was unavailable and the whole pool terrace which was a real attraction and a reason for us booking was not set up and resembled a building site. We understood that we were lucky with the weather and that normally in late April and early May it is considered too changeable to use the pool but that did not explain the rest of the nature of the pool terrace.The terrace with the apartment was delightful and we made use of the BBQ .
The owner was very helpful and met us and guided us to the apartment . Beautiful patisserie as a welcome and eggs from the chickens which are kept below the apartment was most generous. Guests should also be aware that there are also caged peacocks on the lower terrace and that the owner has four Labrador dogs in the apartment above. Not a problem for us but understandably there is a lot of dog hair that comes onto the garden tables.
We are sure that later in the season this apartment would be very good value for money .
Is is beautifully furnished and well equipped and Letizia offers good helpful advice on Taormina and surrounding areas.

Date of stay: May 2015
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Liked best: The space and views
Liked least: The pool terrace
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Jo G
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Holiday”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
1
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We stayed at the apartment in August, and had what was probably the best holiday we have ever had since having our son, who is now 5. The apartment is amazing, beautifully furnished, wonderful views and the addition of the swimming pool just made it perfect. Letizia and Nicola and their daughters were the most wonderful hosts, always on hand if we needed anything, and giving us tips on things to do and where to eat. Taormina is beautiful and the food amazing.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Rosimee
Navan, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just Perfect!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
2
people found this review helpful

We are a family with teenage twins and an 11 year old.We all absolutely loved this appartment. It is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and very spacious. Letizia and family were so friendly and helpful...providing local pastries and fresh eggs and info on where to go. The outside spaces have amazing views and beautiful stone work done by Niccolo. The pool is fantastic and some days we just relaxed there although Taormina is stunning. Real bonus is parking outside..excellent choice, brilliant holiday.

Date of stay: August 2013
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Liked best: the pool, family friendly
Liked least: walk up hill to town
Traveling group: Teenagers
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North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed July 3, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
2
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Liked best: Wonderful spacious accomodation
Liked least: A longish walk into town.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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Marotta-J...
Concord, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We were very lucky to find Ibiscus, a jewel in Taormina.”
Reviewed June 13, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
2
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We stayed in Ibiscus, an apartment in Taormina, for a week this past May. The apartment is well-appointed, clean and stylish in a beautiful and peaceful location off the beaten track in Taormina. It was far enough from the crowded center to enjoy the beautiful view of the city and sea in peace and quiet, yet walking distance to all the action.

The apartment was big enough and arranged in such a way that two couples could have their own space and perfect privacy if they wished. An expansive deck with beautiful flowers, birds, and trees was available for lounging, eating, and even cooking outside, with private access for each bedroom area if desired.

The owner was lovely and gracious and willing to help in any way she could to make our stay an extremely enjoyable one. There was even a private space for our rental car.

We were very lucky to find Ibiscus, a jewel in Taormina.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Graemeih
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent facilities and superb view”
Reviewed June 1, 2013 for a stay in May 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We had an excellent stay here. Letizia the owner was very friendly and helpful, the flat is huge, with a massive patio with a fantastic view over the bay and it was all very clean. It is only ten minutes walk from the centre of the town but there are a few ups and downs (Taormina is on the side of a mountain). Overall, great value for money and a good place from which to enjoy Taormina.

Date of stay: May 2013
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 27, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
2
people found this review helpful

Date of stay: September 2012
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Liked best: The space
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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