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El Jebel Hotel
Ranked #17 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Hamburg, Germany
2 reviews
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“EXCELLENT”
Reviewed 30 November 2010

Beautiful interior design. The hotel is an old castle completely refurbished and designed with attention to detail. The rooms are bright, beautiful and special, the bed to die for. Even though the location of the hotel is very central it was absolutely quiet at night. The staff was extremely professional, friendly at any time and very helpful. I can absolutely recommend staying at the Hotel el Jebel.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 25 November 2010

We spent great week in El Jebel. Service was always very friendly and helpfully. Our suite was very clean and nice (cleaning was twice a day).

We can say only one minus to this hotel. There is no balcony in room.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 November 2010

A gem of a stylish chic Palazzo Hotel with charming staff in the centre of ancient Taormina. The one disappointment was breakfast. Needs to be re thought and more professional.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 October 2010

When we arrived our room wasn't ready so we were upgraded to a suite - A room of generous proportions and generous complimentary items -slippers, thongs, lovely soaps and creams bearing the "El Jabel" brand, chocolates. Our room was sunny and bright and we had a view over the rooftops and church spires to Mt Etna in the distance.
The service at the front desk was impressive. Both Gianluca and Antonio spoke perfect English, were efficient, polite, professional and attended to our needs with a smile and joke. They gave us great advice about where to eat and what to do.
The Hotel is conveniently located on the main street but there are some stairs to climb to get there (not too strenuous).You have to leave your car in the parking lot which is a 5 minute walk so it is best to take only a small suitcase on wheels. Many hotels in Taormina have similar access. If you can't carry your luggage, they have someone on hand to help.
Breakfast was the usual Italian fare but nicely presented and very fresh. Freshly cooked eggs were available on request.
I loved staying at El Jabel and was sorry that we only had 2 nights there. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

We stayed at Hotel el Jebel for two nights at the beginning of October 2010.
I can honestly say it was one of the best hotels my wife and I have ever stayed in.

On arrival in Taormina, we had some trouble locating the hotel. We phoned the reception desk and were told someone would be with us shortly. Within 5 minutes a member of staff arrived and directed us to a parking bay and then took our luggage and escoted us to the hotel

As it was our honeymoon we booked a suite and were not disappointed. The room had elegant furnishings and was beautifully decorated.

It is located virtually in the heart of Taormina so all the sights are within walking distance.

Breakfast is held in a very pretty atrium and there was a good choice of food... even a glass of Prosecco if you fancy it!

It was a fabulous start to our honeymoon, we just wished we had stayed longer!!!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed 11 October 2010

The hotel was excellently located for our stay in Taormina as it is on the central business street. We had a package with American breakfast included and it was absolutely excellent everyday (7days stay) and the service was fantastic

The staff at El Jebel were very accomodating and helped us plan private daily excursions for our group of 12. In addition they were gracious to conduct a Sicilian cooking class at the hotel with their head chef, Fabbio. This included a wine tasting of local sicilian wines

This was a great experience that all of us will never forget.

If you want intimate service at a small boutique hotel in the heart of Taormina we would highly recommend El Jebel. Great value for the price.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with family
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Wickham Bishops, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2010

Hotel el Jebel is a wonderful place to stay in Taormina, its situated just a few steps away from the hustle and bustle of the town and yet when you step inside the hotel, it is a peaceful oasis. We stayed in a junior suite on the 3rd floor, which is Moroccan themed, the room itself was beautiful and kept spotlessly clean, even with our young toddler causing mayhem each day. The views of the church and Mount Etna were stunning, if only I could wake up to them every morning! The staff were amazing, especially Marco Fisichella, Gigi and Saroj, they simply couldn't do enough to make you feel comfortable, the service really was faultless and we felt thoroughly pampered. Breakfasts were great, a good variety of delicious fresh food each morning. We also enjoyed dining at the restaurant several evenings, the setting on the roof terrace (weather permitting) is unbeatable, the views are superb and provides a wonderful intimate dining experience. Yes, the food is expensive but Taormina is not a cheap place to eat and we did still feel we were getting value for money.
I couldn't recommend staying at the Hotel el Jebel highly enough, we had a fabulous week there and we would definitely love to return. A special thank you again to Marco, Gigi and Saroj for making our stay even more wonderful!

  • Stayed September 2010, 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:
#4 Spa Hotel in Taormina
#13 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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