We just returned from ten glorious nights at the Panoramic Hotel. I am swamped with catch up work but wanted to get this review up and will return later to add photos. This is such a special gem I wanted to let people know about it right away! As the owner of a travel agency I have stayed in literally hundreds of hotels and never have I felt so welcomed or catered to. Due to its small size the staff all gets to know you- Gabrielle, Monica, Andrea each knew my husband liked Cappuccino at breakfast and I Mimosa's and they were always ready with them and a good morning smile. Pietro and Antonio knew exactly the types of restaurants we were looking for and always had great suggestions. Our housekeeper Krystyna kept things so clean you could eat off the floor- everything was magically perfect. We were on the third floor room 305 and I have to say the view could not get any better than this! I don't know why some past reviewers mentioned noise, I was expecting the hotel to be on a very busy street like the via nazionale in Rome from what I read but we thought it was very quaint and peaceful and certainly not noisy like I was prepared for. The beach is 126 steps down from the hotel (yes I counted them lol it justified my drinking lemoncello each night as I figured I burned it off) but it is a must do! The water is crystal clear and refreshing. Bring water shoes as this is not a sandy beach but it is definitely a do not miss event! The hotel has a beautiful pool that is much larger than most resorts, it is on the roof so you get the same excellent view as from your balcony. Bar service as well as light meals are served and there are plenty of chairs and umbrellas for everyone. Also there are two outside showers that include hot as well as cold water and a bathroom which were great touches. On the floor where the breakfast terrace is there is another little hidden nook. Behind some flowering bushes are poufy couches and huge lounge chairs filled with pillow. Soft music plays and you honestly feel like you are sitting on the veranda of your own multimillion dollar villa gazing out at Isola Bella. In my opinion Pietro is the hotel's most prized asset. He was not only our friend, concierge and local expert but you could tell he is truly vested in making sure every person has a flawless vacation. I wish I could find an employee so dedicated to customer service as I would hire him or her on the spot! I will put photos up as soon as I get time but you can always message me if you want more information. This is honestly the best place I have stayed in years and I will be recommending it to all my clients!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Panoramic Hotel Taormina, Sicily