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Il Piccolo Giardino
Ranked #37 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We chose this hotel based on its location and Trip Advisor reviews. The location was excellent. literally one minute to the main pedestrian shopping and dining street in Taormina. We traveled with our college age son in mid March, 2014 so we had a double and single bed in our room. The room was spacious and clean. The staff was very helpful; helped us with directions several times and called us a taxi when it was time to leave. All the staff spoke very good English, much better than my Italian. We arrived early 7:30 am after an all night train from Naples and they got us in a room right away which was greatly appreciated and showed us to the very nice complementary hot and cold breakfast being served on the patio. It was a very nice relaxing place to stay and a great value. I would definitely stay here again. Taormina is a great vacation retreat.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Friendly, efficient and helpful staff. Good location. Room basic but clean, attractive and comfortable - it would have been great to have tea and coffee in the room, as we had 3 early starts. Didn't put towels on the floor but they still changed them - not necessary. Excellent value for money. Good location - close to a wide choice of restaurants + 10 minutes walk to bus station. Breakfast - no cooked breakfast but what there was - lovely. Dinner - very good food. Taormina is not a good location for people with mobility issues as it is very hilly. Great hotel and great holiday, thank you!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Me and my friend stayed only for a night. The location is really really good, right in the middle of old center, so it is very easy to gain access to the city's restaurants and bars. At this time there were not a lot of restaurants open and we had dinner at our hotel, which was a very good idea. The food was excellent. We had a beautiful dinner and breakfast was also very nice, out, in the little garden.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sandra749
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

The only good thing about this hotel was the location and the roof-top terrace. My wife and I stayed here for three nights. The staff was rude and unhelpful. The girl at the front desk would rather play with her phone than help answer a guest's questions.The rooms are cramped and the comments regarding mold are correct.

The hotel is situated off the main walk street, so it is very easy to gain access to the city's restaurants and bars. Taormina is overrun with tourist, so it is difficult to find an authentic Sicilian meal. The front desk staff only suggested the same two restaurants every night, so my wife and I were stuck on our own (thank goodness for TripAdvisor!)

I will not be staying here my next trip to Sicily.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the ocean (you will have to pay for the upgrade).
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Houjk259
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Hotelilpiccolog... T, Direttore at Il Piccolo Giardino, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2014

Dear customer
thank you for your review very helpful to us,
I am surprised that my receptionist was with MOBILE as for regulation and especially for education, we do not play when we work, but we use a cordless phone to communicate with colleagues and staff this is what you may have seen but definitely not when we speak with the guests, or when we answer to a question.
Regarding the restaurants at the end of October many restaurants are closed.
You request a tipycal sicilian restaurant, not too turistic, and we advise those we think are the best. Unfortunately there are only few at the end of October.
Regarding the size of the room in all the web site are published the meters.
We have also rooms bigger like De Luxe and Junior Suite, but you did't book them, and you did't ask at the check in.

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed in September for a week and loved it. The biggest downside was that although the hotel is not far from the bus station (ten minutes at most walking downhill without luggage) it feels like it when you are dragging a heavy suitcase up a steep narrow street, and then up steps to the hotel itself. Once safely there though the location is great - just off the main street but remarkably quiet, and the view from the rooftop pool is amazing. Breakfast was very good too. I've never stayed in a hotel before that offered freshly squeezed orange juice, and the scrambled egg made to order was just right. We had paid for half board, but because so few people had chosen that option we were farmed out to a restaurant round the corner in the evenings. The food there was very good, but if we had known we would have to eat away from the hotel we would have tried out different places. Our waiters in the hotel and restaurant were all delightful.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Again I read all reviews before contributing. If you want 5 star then stay in a 5 star facility. The hotel very comfortable. I agree that the mould on the shower walls was not entirely a good look. The shower was good tho. Breakfast was also fine. Yes you had to ask for a hot breakfast but you really don't need it everyday. Cereal, toast and juice with excellent coffee is all I would have normally. Bed very comfortable. Room temp is controlled by reception so you need to let them know if your room is not to your liking. Pool area on roof top was just fine and is an excellent "plunge pool" . Deck chairs and lounges were also fine. Very good value for money. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

Room Tip: Very central. Right in centre of Taormina. Walked nearly everywhere. ask for front room you will hav...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

There is no parking close to the hotel to unload your luggage and the staff are not available to help. The rooms are extremely small with no space for your luggage or Toiletries in the bathroom. The shower is very mouldy. The staff do not go out of their way to be helpful.

Room Tip: The room we stayed in was below grade and the cars parked outside of our window. Very noisy and if w...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Salita Lucio Denti 4, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #37 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Price Range: £58 - £265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Il Piccolo Giardino 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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