In room facilities at this hotel were very basic and poor. The room was very small and cramped for 4 people. The bathroom although large was so poorly designed it was almost impractical to use. For example the shower cubicle was squashed next to the toilet. so when one sits down on the throne to do whatever nature demands, the shower cubicle plastic walls are touching one's knees.
We are average to fit people and found it difficult. There was plenty of room to move one or the other to another corner of the bathroom.
Nowadays it is so necessary to have a electrical socket in the rooms in order to charge the multitude of electrical gadgets. Here there was no socket in the room and we had to use the shaver socket in the bathroom.
Now we move to the location and access to the hotel. Hmm, there are two entrances to the hotel which lies on what can be described as a cliff edge. The bottom one means you have to climb up a multitude of steps to get to the reception. The top entrance means you have to climb down to reception. Our room was one flight up from the reception. To give you an idea, the number of steps to the top entrance was around 50!, and very narrow.
Then to go to the town centre you have to go walking down steps for about a Kilometre. Coming back up is very ardous and tiring. Get the picture?
OK so we made it through the night and went for breakfast, which was the same every day. The meat section had at least 5-10 wasps on the cut meat.
Now to the staff. The owner was friendly enough, but the lady in charge of reception was, we all felt very cold and abrupt. I don't think she was Italian. The other overseas staff were friendly but being from Sri Lanka, not very knowledgeable on the local area.
In summary, unless you are training for a marathon, this is not the place for you. If you are of a medium or a large build, again this is not a place for you. If you are with any health conditions this is not a place for you.
Some people have said the views are great from this hotel, but then the views from almost any place in Taormina are great.
Would we stay there again? NO
I hope this helps.
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- Also Known As:
- Greta Hotel Taormina
- Hotel Villa Greta Taormina, Sicily