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Hotel La Pensione Svizzera
Ranked #15 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 19, 2013

The hotel was lovely with very courteous staff. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and the courtyard was ideal for relaxing in the evening. The rooms were spacious and clean, and (thankfully!) had air conditioning as we went in August. If we go to Taormina again, we would certainly come back here.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had a wonderful week here and in Taormina in August 2013. With spacious rooms, friendly staff and a great position with wonderful views out across the bay, it is well situated to explore the town, its many historic sites and many/varied restaurants to relax and enjoy good Sicilian food in the evening (we only experienced one restaurant that was particularly expensive, experimental!). After a relaxing breakfast in the courtyard in the morning you're well set for the day ahead - even if you're leaving early to go for example on a coach tour to Etna or further afield, they were happy for you to get some breakfast before you left (even at 6am!) On days when we just wanted to take it easy and go to the beach, they have an arrangement with a couple of lidos where they'll get you there and back, else you can always take the cable car [Cabinovia] (or take the steps/path) down to the beach at Isola Bella. And of course, if you needed something organised, like arranging for a car pick up or booking, Maria would kindly sort it out for you. All in all a great place for the whole family and also good value.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Very beautiful, clean hotel in a perfect location. Very close to the city center and just a 50 meter away from the "Cabinovia" to bring you down to the amazing beach of Isola Bella.
If you are by car, best to reserve a parking spot as we did, as it's not easy, not to say impossible to park close by otherwise.
Very nice rooms, well decorated, with good beds, nice big shower. Very friendly personel in the hotel, very helpful with any demand or question. We appreciated a lot the fresh beach towels we were offered for free every day. Free wifi.
Difficult to find something negative to say.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

When we booked our stay, there were no sea view rooms left. However, we were more than happy with our spacious room overlooking the street. The terrific views can be enjoyed from the large and inviting courtyard by all guests anyway. Importantly for us, the room was quiet, cool (with aircon) and blocked out the morning sunlight almost completely if you wanted to sleep in later than dawn! Facilities were great and impeccably clean (nice shower) and all hotel staff were friendly and helpful. This ticked all our bosxes.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

We were booked to stay here this year but nfortunately I developed a cancer related issue which changed our plans. I contacted Maria and explained our situation. We came to a agreement because our rate was not refundable. We were pleased with the handling of this and when I recover will soon be staying with this wonderful family!!

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This very charming pension has a small courtyard,where I could practice my martial arts each morning...staff were very friendly ,and most helpful...I was given a room with a small balcony , overlooking the street ,which was always filled with interesting people...walking to my favorite restaurant,less than 50 mtrs away, and then heading for the ancient village,bustling with life was wonderful....certainly one of Sicily,s best and most exiting villages,with superb views of the very blue crisp clean sea....the highlight of my stay was an open air concert in the Greek theatre...unforgettable

Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

My daughter & I spent 5 nights at the Pensione Svizzera in July & we couldn't have been happier with our choice of accommodation in Taormina. It's a small family run hotel just up from the bus terminal and literally a 3 minute stroll from the town centre. Our room was small but spotlessly clean with the most comfortable bed I think I've slept on! The tiny Juliet balcony had the most amazing views of the coastline. Spectacular! The air conditioning kept us very comfortable through the hot summer nights. Our breakfasts were a treat with pastries, Sicilian cakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, cheeses and salames, including fresh ricotta, and those tasty sweet Sicilian tomatoes! Delicious! & to Sonja who greeted us warmly every morning in the breakfast terrace grazie, you do a great job. In fact all the staff were professional & friendly. We would highly recommend staying at La Pensione Svizzera for many reasons including value for money and service. Grazie mille!

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Additional Information about Hotel La Pensione Svizzera

Address: Via Luigi Pirandello 26, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
Price Range: $129 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Pensione Svizzera 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Pensione Svizzera is a small charming hotel ideally located in Via Pirandello, the most central panoramic road of Taormina, where you'll find yourself. Only 4 minutes walk from the city centre and Corso Umberto, Taormina's main drag next to the cable-car that brings down to Mazzaro, Taormina's most popular beach, as well as to the busterminal leading to the white-sandy beaches in the surroundings. ... more   less 
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