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“A slice of paradise”
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El Jebel Hotel
Ranked #18 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A slice of paradise”
Reviewed 6 June 2013

The El Jebel is a truly lovely hotel. The suites are spacious, beautifully and individually furnished and the bathrooms (something of a fetish of mine) are divine. However the best part of the experience is the staff - they are all helpful, friendly (and in some cases very amusing!). The restaurant and bar are comfortable and the food very, very good. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Woburn Sands, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

17th to 19th May 2013. We booked the whole of El Jebel for 2 nights for our Wedding party. Everyone fell in love with this hotel and the staff. A special Thank You to Rita and Antonio for catering for our every wish. The hotel is beautiful and our wedding meal was exquisite, not to mention the canapes and evening buffet. We will add photos when we get them, we cannot express in words how perfect our Wedding Day was. We got married in the Palazzo Duchi Di Santo Stefano, just a 2 minute walk for El Jebel, pefect location! We were allowed the use of the honeymoon suite for the whole day after our wedding, wow what an amazing room. We all loved the roof top terrace, and the downstairs room was perfect for our meal and dancing later! Thank You all. Mr and Mrs Croft and all of our Family. We want to come back already!

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

El Jebel rightly deserves its rating on Tripadvisor - it is very stylish and ideally positioned (literally) just off Corso Umberto. The staff are extremely friendly and very helpful - nothing was too much for them and everything was dealt with perfectly and quickly. We even had some Italian lessons from Evelyn over the excellent breakfast.

This is a small hotel and they don't have a pool, however they happily provided beach towels for us every day - something we have struggled with in many hotels in the past! If you are driving then ask about the weekly tickets at the Multi storey car park - on the advice of one of the guys on the front desk at El Jebel we saved €50 over the week!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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south east england
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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2013

My two mums (mum and future mum in law) and I enjoyed a spectacular food tasting mid May 2013 in preparation for our wedding at the El Jebel in May 2014. The food was just stunning; presented not only amazingly but the taste was exquisite. All the dishes were beautiful and you can tell the chef really takes great pride in his work. The staff really set this place off; from the cocktails specially prepared for you to the warm and genuine conversation. From the moment you arrive til the time you unfortunately have to leave the staff make you feel special.

This is a magical place and I cannot wait for the wedding next year!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Beirut, Lebanon
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61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2013 via mobile

Excellent hotel in Taormina and a very good value for money!
It contains 10rooms only, very easy to find location in the middle of the touristic center but the only thing is that the view from the rooms is blocked but from the rooftop is excellent.
The staff are very welcoming and helpful.
The rooms are very clean, newly renovated, and very luxurious.
I recommend you to stay there if in Taormina!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Qawra, Malta
1 review
Reviewed 21 May 2013

So lovely hotel is perfectly located. Stylish spacious comfortable room and cleanliness is superb. Amazing view from our room of 3th floor. Courteous welcoming stuff. Very cosy restaurant with nice breakfast to order. We enjoyed staying in this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Cadier en Keer, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

We stayed here for three nights in may and we not as positive as the rest of visitors.
To start with the positive: the staff is great. I contacted the hotel the day before and the offerd me the service to contact them as soon as I had arrived in the parking to send someone over to pick our lugage en support us t the hotel. We got a very warm welcome at the frontdesk. My laptop couldn't get a connectopn to their network so the tried to help me for half an our and when this didn't help I got a mini laptop from their desk (taht's what I call service). They also provide you with a map with the landmarks you should visit. The view from the top of the hotel is amazing
The breakfast and diner (one time) is excellent. The location is great: at the beginning of the shoppingdistrict and close to restaurants and bars.
What did I miss? I think a 5 star L hotel should have more amenities. There seems to be a pool a the beach but this wasn't open (and there was no alternative). The don't have a fitnessroom.
Further on we had a room on the second floor. The waterpressure wasn't that good and is has no shower. The room is also very dark. n the pictures we saw better alternatives.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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