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“Very Nice Hotel Panoramic”
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Panoramic Hotel
Ranked #10 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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“Very Nice Hotel Panoramic”
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Just spent a week in this hotel. Near beach with wonderful views from balcony as all rooms have sea views. Staff were exellent and bedrooms were spotless. You can only do the b/b option which was fine plenty to chose from in the lovely breakfast terrese. Beautiful rooftop swimming pool which was never to busy with plenty of sunbeds. Thanks to the staff at breakfast and a special thank you to Antonio on reception for his help and advice on things to do and see. Hope he and his family will have a great holiday in Ireland later this year. Must also reccomend [ Da Giovanni Restaurant ] in front of hotel fantastic food and wine not to be missed. Gena. [Ireland]

Room Tip: Busy road to front Book room on 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

We have literally just got back from an anniversary trip away (no kids-wonderful!) staying for 5 days at the Hotel Panoramic. It was a great trip and very relaxing, the hotel was friendly and ever so helpful, Antonio on the desk was excellent at recommendations and places to eat etc. The breakfasts were varied and delicious and the 7.30-11am breakfast time was music to tired parents ears and we loved lazing over expressos and pastries in the sun on their fantastic terrace over looking the tranquil bay of Isola Bella. The room was modern and comfortable and every one has a balcony with fab sea views. The bathrooms were new and very clean with everything you could need including a bottle of Prosecco on arrival! We saved money by flying to Palermo rather than the nearer Catania but it was great, cheap car hire and a beautiful coastal journey to the hotel on toll roads which took 3 hours door to door, def worth doing the coastal route. The hotel has a car parking service for 10 Euros a day which although pricey was great as the car was close by and a call down to reception to say we needed it and it was parked outside the the reception within 5 mins night or day. There is really no where to park otherwise as its all residents only. The swimming pool and sun terrace area is much nicer in real life than the pics suggest on the web and we loved lazing around pool and catching the rays with bar service to your sun lounger. Although there is no set menus for lunch or dinner you can order from an extensive and filling snack menu all day and sit in the restaurant terrace area and enjoy the view. The cable car is a 3 min walk from hotel and only takes 3 mins up into Taormina, where you can find hundreds of places to eat and shop. All in all it was a wonderfully relaxing holiday and the hotels and all its staff were brilliant with particular thanks to (Gabriel, Andrea, Monica and Massimo - sorry if spelt wrong) for all the little touches, complimentary birthday cocktails and a little packed breakfast this morning as we left so early. I would definitely recommend this hotel for couples trying to escape to the sun for some pampering and relaxation. Thanks.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

My wife and I stayed here in May 2011 as part of our honeymoon tour of Italy and were really pleased with this hotel.

We read a lot of reviews of places beforehand but really liked the look of this and the only negative point seemed to be the proximity to the road. The hotel is at the bottom of Taormina, nearer the Mazzaro bay rather than in Taormina itself and yes, it is directly on the road. But with air conditioning in the rooms and well glazed doors/windows, our sleep or stay wasn't affected at all.

The staff were excellent as well, the front desk always friendly and helpful when needed, polite when entering or exiting etc. The staff who served in the bar area were also very friendly and always ready to help. We even wrote to the hotel to compliment them on this. These guys also serve the pool area on the roof which has great views and is very comfrotable for relaxing in the sun. The views over the Isola Bella are fantastic from your balcony as well and a bottle of prosecco and room service dinner one evening went down very well with this as a backdrop.

Unfortunately, the weather soon turned on us and we actually departed a couple of days earlier than planned to avoid the very abnormal heavy, and consistent rain! However, the hotel manager and staff were very undertsnaing and could not apologise enough (even though the weather obviously isn't their fault!), so we were very pleased apart from the rain!

When travelling here, we flew into Catania airport and got the Taormina bus service. This took about 1 hour from the airport and cost around €7 each but was a lot cheaper than the €100 we were quoted for a taxi! When the bus stopped in Taormina, we were effectively in the central part of the town, right on the hill and so got a taxi down to the hotel as we had no idea where to go! The other options would have been the walk down the many many steps onto the beach front area, or the cable car to Mazarro which is only a short walk from the hotel. Neither really recommended with large bags though!

Overall though, apart from the weather, the hotel was lovely and we had a fantastic time. We'd love to go back sometime when we can be more sure of warmer weather!

Room Tip: All view Isola Bella so don't worry too much
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2011

Beautiful hotel in taormina with lovely view of isola bella from the balcony. rooms were clean and cosy with lovely view. breakfasts were fantastic on the fourth floor and a lovely rooftop swimming pool. Sandro and the other hotel staff were fluent in english and were very helpful when it came to giving advice on excursions and restaurants etc. Three restaurants right across the road from the hotel which were fantastic. Go down the road about one hundred metres and you can get the cable car which brings you over the mountain into taromina town. Hotel is well situated and i booked it because it was so popular on tripadvisor and i certainly was not disappointed. thanks again. will be back ,guaranteed.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

The staff is incredible !!! the location of the hotel too. Wonderful room with a spectacular Isola Bella view, very good breakfast served in a lovely terrace in front of the sea. The room was very nice with a terrace and you walked up looking to the Isola Bella. I strongly recommend this hotel and the professional and helpful staff

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

My wife, son and I stayed for one week. The hotel has great views and is very clean - a big issue for my Finnish wife! The staff were great, especially Gabriele who was really sincere and helpful - a good guy who does a great job. My only gripe would be the mini bar prices, €6 for a small bottle of beer is on the expensive side

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

This hotel is situated directly opposite Isola Bella - what a beautiful view from our balcony. Steps down to the stony/rocky beach are directly opposite. The cable car station is minutes away and costs €3.50 for a return ride up to the town of Toarmina. Although beautiful, Taormina is full of tourist type souvenir shops and in my opinion lacks substance. The highlights of our time in Taormina were the "Godfather Tour" (through Sicily Life - ask for Alessandro) and a boat trip to the Aolian Islands of Panarea & Stromboli. Details for both were provided by the hotel. The weather was perfect and we spent many hours by the hotel pool, which at times felt private, as occasionally we were the only ones there! Breakfast service was great, especially Gabriele & Monica - who were as usual for Sicilian hotelstaff, were extremely professional, friendly & helpful. On arrival, we also presented with a bottle of Prosecco for our anniversary!

  • Stayed June 2011
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Property: Panoramic Hotel
Address: Via Nazionale 196/B | Loc Isola Bella, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Panoramic Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Panoramic Hotel in Taormina in Sicily certainly lives up to its promising name. The breakfast out on the balcony with the breathtaking view alone is worth the trip to Sicily.The rooftop terrace with the swimming pool at the romantic beach hotel in Taormina offers guests an even broader view of the truly dreamlike surroundings! ... more   less 
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