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“Wonderful combination of work and relax”

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Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay
Ranked #27 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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Faro, Portugal
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63 reviews
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“Wonderful combination of work and relax”
Reviewed August 9, 2011

The access to this impressive hotel is not easy if you approach it arriving from Catania. Yet it is definitely worthwhile to experience the extraordinary architecture of this stunning place. When being walked to our spacious room the first time, I had the impression we were walking through mysterious dens covered with shells - breathtaking! Each room has a large terrace and looks towards a pittoresque lagoon. The restaurant offers excellent food and the salt water pool area is very pretty. Every morning they serve fresh fruit for sun lovers. There is an outdoor gym which is located on the upper floor. You enjoy the most beautiful views while working out, however the machines are rather of an older generation and there are never enough towels available.
My favourite place is the timber flooring down at the beach. You can lay on your sunbed, watching the sunset over the sea and enjoy ice cold Sicilian white wine. The service is not 100%, but they are striving and you can see that it's the best they can do.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

Although it is a bit on the expensive side, Atlantis Bay is a fabulous and very charming hotel. The service was outstanding and the level of hospitality will make anyone feel at home.

We stayed in a double room that had an amazing patio looking out at the Mediterranean where we spent a large majority of our time. The only downside to the room was the bed, it was pretty firm, but I think that's pretty standard in Sicily. (We have stayed in some other places that had pretty hard beds also.) The pool and private beach were also great, very attentive pool attendants, comfortable lounge chairs and you can rent a jet ski or snorkel or take an excursion around the island if you wish. It is very close to the cable car that takes you up to Taormina and from there a cab ride to Castelmola.

The food is very good and service in the restaurant is amazing as well. And the breakfast buffet is top notch. Fresh pressed OJ (and you can add some champagne to that as well...) all sorts of breakfast pastries, eggs, bacon, cold cuts, cheese, granola...you name it, they got it. We woke up early just so we could eat there, and that's saying something.

We were so happy to stay here for a few days and would highly recommend staying at this very unique hotel!

They also sent me a bottle of champagne for my birthday. We didn't tell them what we were celebrating so I am assuming they looked at my passport and found out. Classy :)

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

Hotel is in a stunning location. The rooms are very pricey (€400 each room per night) and were nice but did not feel 5 star. we found only 1 member of staff who could speak any English, not what you expect from a 5 Star hotel. However the staff were most friendly and attentive.
There were weddings on 3 nights out of the 6, and the music often went on until 1am. The weddings are held outside by the pool/sea so if you have paid for a sea view, thats tough and noisy on you!
the prices were a rip-off. €20 for a gin and tonic, €7 for a bottle of local beer, €6 for soft drinks. If you wanted to use the hotel PC for internet they quoted €10 for 10 minutes!! Wi Fi on your own PC is €9 per day, no weekly rate or price break.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2011

I booked a jumior suite with sea view for 5 nights, In short I payed the penalty and moved out to another hotel, that should be enough to descibe. The room was dirty, the toilet were gloomy and rusty. Every time a guest flushed a toilet you would hear it the walls. There was no staff to serve you, just one waiter by the pool for all the guests, we actually felt sorry for him running like crazy under the burning sun still you didn't get served. Weddings every night with music, breakfast mediocre at best.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed June 24, 2011

The hotel was wonderful -- the rooms were delightful, the food superb and the views breathtaking! The hotel staff was very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable about Taormina and the island of Sicily. This was a most relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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alexandria, virginia
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

Having family in Sicily I have experience of several hotels in the area and I can only say that Atlantis Bay Hotel far exceeds in service, room accommodation, food and central to main roads. Due to sudden change in travel arrangements I arrived at the hotel with no prior reservation and was given "gold star" treatment by the manager and staff. I required dinner reservations the same day at the hotel for my family and the food and service was beyond gourmet standards. The hotel is quiet, efficiently run, the room sizes are large and clean and the hotel breakfast is the best start to the day. Since my visit I recommended the hotel to a friend who has just returned and as he said the "view" is like a postcard.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Alexandria, VA
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Reviewed June 20, 2011

In May of 2011 I had the pleasure of discovering the hidden treasure that is the Grand Hotel- Atlantis Bay, Taormina Mare, Sicila Italy. From the owner/operater/manager down to the individual guest service attendants I never felt more welcome and important while a guest in a hotel. Service was surpassed only by quality and beauty of the architecture, interior design and room accomodations. As an american I've stayed at some fine hotels in the US, but none compares to the Atlantis Bay. The food was world class, dining and room service beyond reproach, views and available ammenities in and around the hotel breathtaking. It was hard to come home. I recommend the Atlantis Bay Grand Hotel to anyone who desires a world class accomodation in a settting you will remember forever.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay
Address: Via Nazionale 161, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Location: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
#19 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay 5*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The most beautiful feature of the Atlantis Bay is its similarity to a village built on a cliff that descends towards the sea. This creates stunning terraces, the last three of which go down to the sea and are the largest. They host the open-air restaurant, swimming pool and exclusive seaside solarium respectively. This is the perfect place place to relax and unwind as all your wishes will be granted in a setting where exclusivity is the only rule. Grand Hotel Atlantis Bay has 83 rooms including doubles, junior suites, superior suites, deluxe suites and an exclusive presidential suite. It also has a solarium, spa, fitness centre and offers its guests the possibility to have breakfast and dine by the sea. There is also a piano bar where guests can finish an exciting day and began and evening full of surprises. ... more   less 
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