We stayed here 21-28 October 2006. The temperature topped 80f every day we were there, amazing weather for Sicily at this time of year. The Park Sliemi is the last hotel on the Letojanni promenade; a good 10 minutes walk from any shops although that wasn't a problem for us. We were given one of the first floor rooms with a huge balcony and fantastic ocean views (see photo).
Taormina is only 15 minutes away on the local bus which stops right outside the hotel. Be sure to visit the Greek Theatre for its amazing views over the entire coast-line. Then take the cable-car down to the beach at Isola Bella, which has a fabulous setting and is great for swimming. Very clear water and lots of fish to see.
The Etna trip is also great fun - although the final climb up to the lava flow is pretty squeesome; with thick sulpur-smoke wrapping round you and the altitude making every step feel like 100!
We also did the Panarea/Stromboli trip. Panarea is gorgeous - little white houses each with a tile name-plate. You climb up and up and finally reach a ruined city atop a cliff. At the bottom of this is a lovely sandy beach with (for October) quite warm water.
Perhaps because it was right at the end of the season, the hotel needed to sort its plumbing out a bit as the bathroom drains were rather smelly! We just shut the bathroom door and ignored it, but this might annoy other guests. Hopefully it will be sorted out for next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Park Hotel Silemi is a quick 500-metre stroll from Letojanni's lively restaurant and bar area. Buses leave regularly from just outside the hotel for Taormina city centre, which is just 5km away. With a Mediterranean décor and balcony, all rooms at the Silemi come with air conditioning, a minibar and a satellite TV. Some feature a sea-view balcony. Wi-Fi is free in public areas. Park Hotel Silemi offers a free equipped outdoor pool and private beach, plus a restaurant with terrace overlooking the Taormina Gulf, open from June untill Sept.. It is 10 minutes' drive from ancient Taormina and just outside Letojanni. Parking is free. Park Hotel Silemi offers professional service and a peaceful, relaxing location with stunning views of Taormina Bay. There is a lounge and open-air snack bar too ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Hotel Letojanni
- Park Hotel Silemi Letojanni, Sicily