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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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AbbeBuson...
Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice view, comfortable apartment for a family with children”
Reviewed January 5, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
2
people found this review helpful

The apartment is located along the road right in front of Isola Bella. The beach is just across the road. As in the description, it takes about 25 minutes to walk up the stairs to Taormina but there is a cable car about 200 meters away, going up to Taormina. I believe it runs until 1 am in the summer so it is better to leave the car in the free parking provided with the apartment.
I believe apartment was probably recently redone. It is very clean, has 2 bedrooms and is equipped for long stays with washing machine, air conditioning, ceiling fans, large fridge, cooking stove, electrical oven, microwave oven and lots of beach accessories. With 2 adult children, the apartment was comfortable for our 3 day stay.
The only 2 things we missed were WiFi and more electrical power. It snowed in Taormina while we were in the apartment and we could not run any other electrical appliance while the heating was on.

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Liked best: The comfortable space, the view, the cleanliness, Jane's responsiveness
Liked least: No WiFi, not enough electrical power to run the fridge or the water heater while the heating is on.
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
May 26, 2015
Thank you for your kind review. We have now installed Wifi and I am very sorry that we did not have it earlier for your stay.
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David Gra...
Winchelsea, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great position in Taormina, with all amenities. Much care and attention has gone into this apartment.”
Reviewed October 14, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
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There was a problem with the keys upon arrival but this was soon sorted out ( our solution was to wait in the restaurant opposite the apartment, have a good tradittional Sicilian meal with wine upon a terrace with a great view. The accomodation was first class and we relaxed on the beach, in various restaurants and ( via the very efficient and handy cable car ) in the town of Taormina. If you are into shopping in a big way this is the place to come ( ask my wife! ) This isn't a cheap property - but it has everything you could want ( including an umbrella ) and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who wants an interesting relaxing time. THANKYOU must go to Jane who owns it and who kept in touch both before and during our stay.

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Liked best: Being on holiday somwhere that felt like home
Liked least: Leaving!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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672Mike
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment in great location”
Reviewed May 7, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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We really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment is clean, spacious and well equipped with a great view from the balcony. Its in a great location with both the lift to Taormina's centre and the beach just a short walk away. One night we had a slight niggle with an impromptu Karaoke night in the cafe/bar below which woke us up but they were very apologetic and turned things down as soon as we complained and we soon drifted off to sleep again. We'd be very happy to stay here again.

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Liked best: The location and the view.
Liked least: No wi-fi
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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449Peter
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice centrally located apartment”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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people found this review helpful

The apartment is comfortable and close to the sea and the cable-car to Taormina.
Jane is a very nice attentive host.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: To walk up the stairs to the house and the distance to the parking facility
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ryan P
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful stay with a great view”
Reviewed September 9, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

A great location within Taormina. The view from the balcony is one of the most stunning in town. The steps leading up to the town centre are steep and hard work in the scorching sun but completely worth it for some spectacular views. The cable car is nearby and only €3 a trip. The apartment was comfortable, clean and with good facilities. Perfect for a short stay.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Absence of internet
Traveling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

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Liked best: The view from the balcony of the beautiful Ionian Sea-magical!
Liked least: The mattresses were really hard!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2013
Thank you very much for this excellent review about the apartment and the very kind words. I try to enable guests feel as welcome and comfortable as possible. So glad you enjoyed your holiday.
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Everhopef...
London
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Well appointed appartment with stunning views”
Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We (four adults) stayed in the apartment Isola Bella in early June for a week. The apartment is very comfortable with all the amenities in the description. It has a stunning view of the island Isola Bella and is a short walk down steps to the beach. The town of Taormina which, although full of tourists, retains much of its charm and is further up on the hillside. The steps run outside the apartment and it is probably a twenty minute climb up approx. 450 steps. Ok for once or twice but not a regular daily hike. It is much better to have a car (small - as streets in Sicily can be narrow) and the apartment has access to a nearby car park which is free to the apartment. The location acts as a good base for exploring the East of Sicily especially Etna and the surroundings. Thoroughly recommended.

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Liked best: The view from the window balcony is fanatastic
Liked least: Wlaking generally requires up or down steps
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 21, 2013
Thank you for the excellent review. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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