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Relax on the terrace and enjoy the uninterrupted sea views
A spacious, light and airy bedroom with beautiful period Sicilian furniture
Relax on the terrace and enjoy the uninterrupted sea views
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Taormina, Province of Messina, Sicily

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534nev
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful Sicilian style apartment with stunning terrace”
Reviewed May 3, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

This apartment is simply beautiful! It is actually better than it looks in the photos. If you are looking for an authentic apartment with beautiful furniture, equipped with everything you could possibly need and run so efficiently by such a friendly, welcoming and helpful family, this is the place for you! Francesca has truly thought of everything, from beach towels to scented candles and throws if it turns chilly, and a kitchen so well equipped you will only need to shop for the fresh ingredients! It's like staying in the home of a very thoughtful friend, but it's very professionally organised.The outside terrace is enormous, with stunning views of the sea, mainland Italy and the old town, complete with lemon tree and herb garden. Nino, the owner's dad, lives next door,and her sister, Luisa and family across the road, both so happy to help with anything, but never intrusive. Their restaurant recommendations were really good! It was no problem for us, but the only thing I would say is that for anyone with mobility problems, there are steps down to the apartment and it's a 5-10 minute hilly walk to the centre of town. In saying that there are lots of steps and hills in Taormina !
We will definitely return again, and have already recomended to friends and family, though it is tempting to keep such a treat as this to yourself!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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GRKnight
Salalah, Oman
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Stunning view and perfect room”
Reviewed January 14, 2017 for a stay in July 2016

Everything you could ask for in a 5 star hotel for a fraction of the price. I didn't opt for the breakfast so I can't say anything about that except, I wish I had. The room was ample in proportion, with finely-tuned wooden framed patio doors onto the terrace which simply took my breath away. Frances is a real 'signorila' - elegant, soft-spoken and just enough English to communicate essential info.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at Francesca's apartment and that everything met your expectations. It was a pleasure meeting you and do hope we will have a chance to welcome you again in the future! Saluti from Sicily
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Brenda W
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment with fabulous views and fantastic location”
Reviewed October 30, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
4
people found this review helpful

My husband and I spent 10 days here in October to celebrate my 50th birthday.We were welcomed by Nino and provided with useful start off provisions including a bottle of prosecco as they'd remembered it was my birthday from our booking! This was a very thoughtful touch and much enjoyed on the big day. Nino was lovely and gave us our privacy but we knew he was just next door if we needed him. He also recommended a restaurant and booked it for us and again we were delighted to receive 2 glasses of prosecco "From Nino"! We loved everything about the apartment especially the beautiful furniture and of course the fantastic terrace. The view was stunning all day and we loved sitting at night looking at the lights come on in the village and across in mainland Italy. The location was perfect away from the crowds but within easy walking distance of small shops, an indoor market and all the sights of beautiful Taormina. We'd love to return one day.

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Liked best: The terrace
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a great review of Francesca's Apartment! We are so thrilled that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay and that is was a special birthday holiday for you. It was a pleasure meeting you and do hope we can welcome you again in the future! Saluti from Taormina
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 5, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Francesca's Apartment. It was lovely meeting you and do hope we can welcome you again in the future! Saluti from Taormina
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Galwaygir...
Galway, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent place to stay. Would return again and again.”
Reviewed September 11, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Thank you Nino for providing top class accommodation. My boyfriend and I still talk about how much we enjoyed having our breakfast on the patio with the morning sun blazing above us. We were extremely lucky to discover this beautiful spot from which we could stroll into Taormino for nighttime entertainment. Furthermore, if you do not feel like eating out, Nino has equipped the kitchen to such a high standard you will have no problem staying in and having a romantic meal on the balcony at night. Thanks again Nino from your Irish friends Noel and Seana.

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Management Response
Apr 13, 2017
We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Francesca's Apartment and made the most of everything that Taormina has to offer! We are pleased that have met you and do hope to welcome you again some day. Best wishes from us all in Taormina
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Pierce508
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spacious apartment in an ideal location!”
Reviewed September 1, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We were greeted by Niño on arrival who showed us around the apartment and advised us on local restaurants and places to visit. The apartment was a nice place to come back to at the end of a day out on the beach or sightseeing. We especially enjoyed spending time on the superb terrace overlooking Taormina and the sea. A 10 minute walk to the centre and 5 minute walk to the local market that sold fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and fish. We liked the quiet location of the apartment and such a lovely place to unwind! We opted for breakfast at Francesca's sister's home which is conveniently across the road. We were amazed by the quality of the breakfast and the lovely welcome we had from Luisa and Marco. Loved it!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 6, 2016
Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I will be passing on your comments to dad, Luisa and Marco who I know will be thrilled. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Francesca's Apartment. It was such a pleasure to meet you and we hope to welcome you again in the future! With best wishes from us all, Francesca and family
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David V
Southport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent apartment with friendly owners.”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Apartment is very spacious, clean and well stocked with everything you could want.
Great base to go onto Taormina, with a 10 to 15 min walk.

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Liked best: Well stocked with essentials.
Liked least: Little hard to find at first
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
Sep 6, 2016
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in Taormina. It was lovely hosting you and we hope to welcome you again to Francesca's Apartment in the future. With best wishes from Sicily, Francesca and Nino
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