First of all, we had booked the hotel Monte Tauro for our entire 9 day trip. The view was nice there, but not much else. The bed was so hard, cheap and uncomfortable at Monte Tauro that I went searching for a better hotel in a better location - and I found it at El Jebel!
From the professional and courteous tour by Marco and laying on the comfortable bed, I was sold. Marco went out of his way to accomodate my wife and I and should be commended. He even brought us coffee and croussants very early in the morning before our flight. This was the level of service I expected - and was exceeded.
This folks, is a a first class hotel. It was extremely clean, quiet, luxurious and comfortable. The rooms were spacious, modern, and the TV nice and big with two English channels....but more important than anything to me at that point, was that the bed was sooooo comfy.
The location was at the end of the main shopping street and you had to climb up about fifty stairs. So, if you are old and cant climb stairs, then stay away. Otherwise, it was well worth the climb to work off all the pizza and cannoli. The view at the top was nice and the breakfast was good as well. the parking was at the main train station, but they come get your bags for you if you want.
Thanks to all of the spot on reviews on TripAdvisor that got me to check out this hotel in the first place. I am returning the favor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Taormina, "the Pearl of the Jonian sea" and welcome to El Jebel, an exclusive five stars deluxe hotel in the heart of the historical center, next to Palazzo Ciampoli (XV century medieval building) and close to the Cathedral Square and the main street Corso Umberto, famous for shopping, where our guests can enjoy the fragrances, the colours and the atmosphere of this magic land, one of the most fascinating in the Mediterranean Sea. From the arrival to the hotel with private transfer, everything has been arranged to welcome our guests in our exclusive and intimate Suites and Junior Suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Jebel Hotel Taormina, Sicily