My husband and I stayed at the Ariston for 2 weeks in September 07.
Our room was large, spotlessly clean (the cleaners were excellent), with very comfy beds. The bathroom was very big with a powerful shower. (I think we were lucky with the size of the bathroom though). Everything in the room worked well and the mini bar was well stocked and not at all over priced.
The carpet, upholstery and and curtains were a bit dated and worn, and this was true of the corridors, but it was all clean.
We paid extra for a room with a balcony and sea view and although the balcony was very small, we could just about both sit out and the view was fantastic - I would definitely say it was worth the extra money.
The reception staff were helpful and friendly with us and the hotel's public areas were good - the bar area was very nice, with lovely views and the prices were really reasonable, especially in comparison to some of the bars in the centre of Taormina. I agree that some of the staff were a bit surly at times, and we did have to wait a bit to be served a couple of times, but not often.
We ate dinner in the hotel a few times and were pleased with the choice of food - although we much preferred eating in town. The gala dinner on a Tuesday night was very good - lots of fresh fish and shellfish and they set it up outside, which looked lovely.
The main plus for this hotel is the location - it's a 10/15 minute stroll into the centre of Taormina, which is a wonderful place. It's also next to the bus station where you can do lots of trips from, so very convenient. It's a 5 minute walk to the cable car for the beach too.
All in all I would say it's a decent hotel, worthy of a good 3* rating (not quite 4* standard). The excellent location and views outweigh the negatives and I would stay again.
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- Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina Taormina, Sicily