With its fabulous view of Mt Etna this hotel is ideally positioned just outside the gates to Taormina, a delightful small town somewhat swamped with tourists. The hotel itself is 100 years old and has been lovingly cared for. Our room looking towards the town and had a sea view which was a delight at any stage of the day as the light changed. The room was comfortable and the public rooms, the lounge and terrace gave ample opportunity for socialising. Waiter service was attentive in the lounge but was I correctly charged €24 for two gin and tonics? A bit steep! The dining room was very pleasant and the staff there were most welcoming and equally attentive. Some might consider the service slow but we were on holiday and enjoyed spending two hours in excellent company around tables of ten. We were part of a tour but tables of two and four were available for guests if required. Although the pool was not available for guests ( it was too cold anyway in early May ) its setting was delightful with amazing views over the bay below. The warm friendly attitude of the staff from reception to lounge and dining room was refreshing. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel but keep off the G and Ts!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Excelsior Palace Hotel even to day after more then one hundred years its building is considered one of the most appreciated hotel structure in Taormina.Its architecture draw its origin from a context cultural and natural,Greek,Roman and Medieval.The Excelsior Palace Hotel looks over one of the most beautiful wiew of the world:Etna and the Bay of Naxos, the Greek Theatre, and the immense space of the Jonian Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Excelsior Palace Taormina
- Hotel Excelsior Palace
- Excelsior Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily