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“Great location, fabulous setting to enjoy a great breskfast.”
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Hotel Isabella
Ranked #49 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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5 reviews
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“Great location, fabulous setting to enjoy a great breskfast.”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

We arrived and checked in to this small welcoming hotel, perfectly set in the heart of this busy and charming resort. The friendly staff told us we had been upgraded to a superior room, the balcony gave fabulous views over the rooftops, you can see the greek amphitheatre down to the sea and mount etna. Breakfast on the terrace was lovely. The hotel also lay on a shuttle bus for 4€ u can hav a return ticket and entry to a private beach at its sister hotel. I would recommend this to those who like the bustle of this lovely resort. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Hudson, Ohio
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

Right on Corso Umberto, this hotel is easy to find and right in the middle of all of the action. The staff could not be any more gracious; we arrived more than 3 hours before check-in, but since our rooms were already cleaned, we were able to go get unpacked and to begin to unwind. On the last day, we were leaving in the evening, and they allowed us to check out late, and store our luggage until our departure. Our rooms were on the third floor, overlooking Umberto, but we were far enough removed that the noise was minimal. The breakfasts on the rooftop were a terrific way to start the day.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms eliminate almost all of the noise from the busy street below.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Isabella Hotel is in the heart of it all in Taormina....perfect for strolling the streets. A short walk from the bus depot or grab a cab - they can enter the closed road. The staff were great, breakfast fairly average and all the rooms quite different. Great to spend a few days taking in the sites - the beach is a cable car trip down to the strip. The rooms were clean, but nothing special.

Make sure you go up to the rooftop - the view is incredible. In summer they serve breakfast up there.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony and with access to wi -fi if thats important to you. Not all rooms are...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

We spent one night here then moved down to the beach area. I had read that the location is great which it most definitely is. You are right in the thick of things on the major shopping street. Walk out the front door and you have instant access to shops and restaurants. It was a very short walk to the cable car which delivers you to the beach below. They offer a shuttle to
a beach where you have free chairs however because the pick up times were specific we
opted to use the cable car then paid 5 euros each for chairs and umbrellas, changing rooms and bathrooms.
Our room was clean and quiet. The shower was actually smaller than anything I have ever seen, maybe the size of
a coffin standing on its end. We made a mess with the water as we did not shut the doors correctly. Since we were only there one night it wasn't a big deal. Because it was May and not June breakfast was held downstairs in a windowless room. It was a very good spread with a lot to choose from. Perhaps because we are Americans we are wimps but the coffee was not to our liking and that is saying it kindly. Yikes! The wait staff was super kind and friendly which made for an enjoyable breakfast. The hotel was a bit pricey and I noticed the price for a room fluctuates and we booked ours last minute so definitely did not get a great deal on it. But hotels are not cheap there so I think it was about at par with everything else. The lobby is very well appointed and the front desk efficient and patient.

Room Tip: If you shower is super small ask for extra towels for the floor. Ask for a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Taormina is a tiny, but beautiful village. Most of the accommodation is very expensive (resorts) and we wanted something cheaper and simpler (as we don't go on holiday to spend much time in hotels!). Hotel Isabella is in the most perfect location for exploring and enjoying Taormina, and the staff are really lovely, very helpful and speak excellent English. However, don't expect much for your money compared to other hotels of a similar price in other parts of Sicily. The hotel is old and a bit run down - our room did not have air conditioning and was awfully stuffy with the sun heating it up and not much respite from the window; the shower was pretty awful, but it worked; breakfast was pretty basic. I mention these things just so fellow travellers understand what to expect. We had a lovely stay and would definitely stay at Hotel Isabella again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We had rooms facing over the town to the sea, which fave us a magnificent view. Our rooms though were quite small, but spotlessly clean and comfortable. We found the reception staff to be most helpful. Breakfast wasn't bad, but was not the best we experienced in Italy/Sicily. But the hotel is really well-situated, on the main thoroughfare, with plenty of wonderful shops close to hand! Particularly good when we visited in January 2013 for the really good sales. We'd stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Saint Julian's, Malta
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Everytime in Taormina we stay in different hotels, this location of this hotel is one of the best, right on Corso Umberto, it was great for us to stay out very late on a saturday night and just walk just 2min to the hotel !! Staff are helpful and professional. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Very good value for money. Would definitely stay again !!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Isabella
Address: Corso Umberto 58, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Isabella 3*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 3 stars hotel in the historical center. Open all year round. ... more   less 
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