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El Jebel Hotel
Ranked #18 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
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11 reviews
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“Best hotel in Taormina”
Reviewed 4 May 2013 via mobile

Stayed here last summer for cousins wedding and the hotel has its own unique ring to it. The only thing that would make it better would be if there was a pool. Otherwise lovely had an amazing time. It was awfully hot so a pool would have been nice. Breakfast was delicious with so much variety of food
The staff were very helpful and were willing to help.
The hotel was in a good location as it wasn't too far to get to restaurants and the town square
Getting down to the beach was easy via the cable car.
Staying here was definitely the best holiday I've had as the whole family was there for the wedding and it was definitely the best big family holiday we have had!

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Hollywood, Florida
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

El Jebel is one of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. We are experienced travellers and this hotel stands out of the pack. It is a boutique hotel with outstanding decor, excellent service, and perfect cleanliness. The staff made us feel as though we were part of the family. If we were to return to Taormina, it would be to stay at El Jebel. It is a hotel not easily forgotten.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 11 April 2013 via mobile

My husband & I stayed at El Jebel for two nights and were completely blown away by the fantastic, non-stop attention and customer service. The hotel is located in the absolute PERFECT part of Taormina... Right in the center of everything and within walking distance to all... Yet high enough up, off of the street, to be away from the noise. The suite room we stayed in was big and spacious and beautifully decorated. The restaurant and bar in the hotel are impeccably designed and decorated.... And breakfast every morning was delicious and very satisfying. We loved everything about El Jebel and the staff made our stay even more special and memorable.

  • Stayed April 2013
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eljebelhotel, Responsabile reception at El Jebel Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
Dear guest from New York,

Thank you for posting a wonderful review about us, we are very glad to read that you found Hotel El Jebel in Taormina Sicily a fantastic place to stay and that you had a wonderful experience with us.

Thank you for sharing your opinion on TripAdvisor and thank you for pointing out the professionalism and attitude of our fantastic staff. We are looking forward to your next visit!

Kindest regards from my self and the entire staff
Antonio, Room Division Manager
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a 4 day break at this hotel recently. It is very small and tucked away but absolutely charming and perfectly located in the centre of Taormina. I think there are only 9 rooms, some of which are suites. We stayed in a suite which was larger than average with a fabulous bathroom - I think it was room 301. The restaurant was beautiful as was the interconnecting bar area. The hotel was very quiet as it was out of season, as was Taormina itself, but that suited us perfectly. The staff were very friendly, attentive and helpful. If you're looking for a 5 star chain hotel, this is not for you as there's no spa, gym etc but I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for the perfect romantic break with little distraction.

Room Tip: Higher floors (think 3rd is the top) are the best for views
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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eljebelhotel, Responsabile reception at El Jebel Hotel, responded to this review, 11 March 2013
Dear SianH,

Thank you for sharing your opinion on TripAdvisor and thank you for pointing out the professionalism and attitude of our fantastic staff. We are looking forward to your next visit and to see you again in the future!

Kindest regards from my self and the entire staff
Antonio, Room Division Manager
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Singapore
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Reviewed 8 February 2013

We stayed in el Jebel at the end of our Sicily trip. We wanted something special, and were not disappointed. Location is in the heart of Taormina, next to the duomo. Interior is truly 5-star; a small number of rooms, which are all different (they showed us a couple so we could choose). Our baby of 6 months instantly loved the place; we guess because of the light, space, and comfortable cottons. Staff takes great effort to make you feel comfortable. The rooftop terrace has magnificent views over the bay. The restaurant serves wonderful local cuisine at fair prices (e.g. 20 euros for a main course).

If I have to be picky, I could think of a few minor points. Rooms on the first floor do not have a great view. Pressure in the shower was not very high. Like in most places in Taormina, you can't drive up to the hotel, and there are stairs to get to the entrance (the staff will help you with carrying bags up). But this does not keep me for giving a high grade. We really had a great time, and would go back again without hesitation.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Wiesbaden
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

Every couple in the world should experience the Hotel el Jebel once in their lifetime. This hotel is superb! I would recommend this hotel to anyone! The custom made breakfast was served with the warmest of smiles. We could not have had a better holiday vacation. The room, the view, the food -- all were magnificant! Thank you Hotel el Jebel! We will return!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

The service is great. All the staff are happy and friendly and no request is too difficult. The rooms are clean and bright, the only complaint is the water can go cold when having a shower. Also our room had too much furinture. The location is good for shopping and eating in the winter, as closer to the beach most resturants and shops are closed. We had a hire car for the week to travel the local region and there is a multistory car park about 200 meters away, very convenient. A very small hotel with big service in a very beautiful town.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Property: El Jebel Hotel
Address: Salita Ciampoli 9, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#14 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — El Jebel Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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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