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“Wonderful relaxing weekend.”
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Hotel Ariston
Ranked #21 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
malta
2 reviews
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“Wonderful relaxing weekend.”
Reviewed 2 July 2012

My Husband, my sister, my niece and myself spent a wonderful three days at Parc Hotel Ariston, Taormina. We needed a few days of relaxation and pampering and that is exactly what we got between the 29th of June and the 1st of July. The views are amazing and the hotel is located a few minutes walk from Corso Umberto. The airconditioned rooms are kept very clean and although the interior design is basic there is everything one would need to be comfortable; tea and coffee facilities and spacious balconies overlooking the sea and gardens helped even further to keep us in relaxation mode. We also enjoyed lazing on the sun loungers near the pool and although it was around 34 degrees it was always possible to find shady areas under the pine trees surrounding the pool.
We stayed on a half board basis and enjoyed lavish breakfasts and exquisite dinners. We especialy enjoyed the Friday Buffet which was served on the terrace overlooking the pool. However, it is the service at the Hotel that is most commendable, the staff are wonderful and greet guests with a smile and a welcoming Buon Gorno or Buona Sera, nothing is too much to ask for and it is literally a service with a smile. A big thank you to the receptionist who made us welcome as soon as we arrived at the hotel, to Angelo, to Salvatore, to the cook and to all who helped to make our, purtroppo short stay so magical. We will definitely be returning.
Mario, Mariella, Claudia, Elisa - Malta

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this review, 8 July 2012
Dear Mrs Mariella,
we are really happy that you had a relaxing holiday with us and that you enjoyed our restaurant service so much !
A big thank you too from all our staff for the compliments.

We hope to see you soon again.

Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
Booking office
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

Stayed at the Hotel Ariston from 24 June for a week. Loved the hotel - spotlessly clean and lovely staff, all were helpful and very friendly. Views from the terraces and balconies were spectacular.
Breakfast was excellent with a great choice of hot and cold buffet. Loved Taormina and Sicily and would love to go back.

Room Tip: Go for a sea view if you can - a balcony or terrace even better
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this review, 7 July 2012
Dear Mr Carl,
we thank you very much for your beautiful review about our hotel, and for the praises about our staff and our breakfast.

We hope to see you again :-)

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Valeria Bosco
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

After a first rate private transfer we arrived at the Ariston during the evening to a very friendly welcome. However the room was not so inviting as had no balcony or view at the rear of the hotel. We were offered an alternative room and the next day moved to a lovely spacious room at the Palazzo Santa Caterina, with balcony and sea view. This was all done with the help of very friendly reception staff, Maurizo and colleague(name not known). The hotel, pool, food, Taormina centre, restaurants and bars were lovely and we would certainly return to this hotel for a second visit. Thanks also to Carmelina for her help.

Room Tip: Standard rooms appear not to have balcony or sea view at the rear
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this review, 3 July 2012
Dear Mrs Cynthia,
We are really excited to know that you had a fantastic holiday with us !
We read with great pleasure that you enjoyed the room, the food and the pool: this is for us the best reward !!!
Carmelina and Maurizio thank you very much for all the compliments !!

We look forward to welcome you again

Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
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Bantry, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

We had an excellent time at this hotel, the rooms were slightly dated but the terraced layout and the views are spectacular. The room was kept spotless and we got fresh fruit everyday.
We walked up to the town of Taormina every evening and found it a good location. The staff were all very friendly especially at reception and we were extremely happy to stay here, if we ever come back again we'll be booking in.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this review, 7 July 2012
Dear Mr Sullivan,
we are very glad to know that you had an excellent stay with us .We also thank you very much for your praises and beautiful comments about our hotel and our staff!.

We look forward to see you again.

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Valeria Bosco
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lancashire
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We have just returned from our 3rd holiday in Taormina, Sicily, the most beautiful place on earth. We stayed for the second time at the lovely Ariston Hotel, perfectly situated 10 minutes stroll from Corso Umberto, it was everything we remembered from our stay 5 years ago, our room was on the fourth(top) floor, a lovely clean and large room with a Juliet balcony and spectacular views, the bathroom had a large power shower exactly how we like it, the room had tv and minibar and a complimentary bottle of bubbly and a bowl of fruit welcomed us. We stayed half board and the food was wonderful, a buffet dinner or a la carte and we were spoilt for choice, breakfast had so much choice we could have something different every one of our 14 days, the staff are delightful, they can't do enough for you, from the restaurant to reception to the pool, they are lovely people, Angelo the restaurant manager and Monica our waitress were fabulous, all the reception staff were lovely,friendly and truly professional and most of all Claudio the poolside barman and lifeguard, he became our friend, all the staff at the Ariston are friendly and helpful. We have been home a week and everyday we click on the Thomson site anxious to re book for next year , We can honestly say that Taormina, Sicily is our only holiday destination and the Ariston Hotel our home from home ... thank you all at the Ariston, see you in June 2013 ... Judy and Kevin Barrett room 430 from 3rd to 17th June 2012 xx

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this review, 3 July 2012
Dear Mr and Mrs Barrett,
Thank you very much for posting such a beautiful review.
We are really glad to know that you have appreciated our restaurant , the pool service and the comfort of our rooms !
To know that we have been able to make your holiday special with our services is the best reward!
On behalf of Claudio, Angelo and all our staff thank you for the nice words.

We look forward to meet again in June 2013
Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
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Burnley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 June 2012

What an absolutely wonderful place. The hotel was so pretty and was an ideal place for exploring. We enjoyed the evenings sat on the terrace by the bar and had some lovely meals in the restaurant which even though we were bed and breakfast were not at all expensive when we compared to the restaurants in the town. The room was large and airy and the beds comfortable. The pool although deep was very clean and a lovely area for relaxing, with a hot tub in the corner to enjoy if you didn't fancy the deep waters. The surrounding areas were all fantastic. We had a wonderful stay and for the first time ever my husband didn't want to come home.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
Dear Mrs Claret,
thank you very much for your kind words and for praising our hotel Ariston. We are really pleased that you had an enjoyable stay with us !

We hope to meet you soon again

Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
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Valletta, Malta
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

On our early morning arrival at the hotel we were met by a pleasant, helpful bundle of energy called Carmelina, who not only quickly dealt with formallities but sent us straight to the dining room for a very welcom breaKfast. The room, though not having a sea view, was spacious,clean and well apppointed.

Throughout our stay we were served by all the reception staff for our smallest needs. As well as Carmelina I must also mention Maurizio, who at all time was ready to help with my smallest problem even though i only have a command of English and no other language.

My wife and I have a wonderful time and will not hesitate to stay at the Ariston again when we are in the area.

You need to be fit to negotiate the hills, though taxies are readily available from the reception.

Room Tip: The higher the better to see the spectacular view.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Hotel Ariston, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
Dear Mister Mike,
we are overwhelmed by your great review. In particular we wish to thank you for the praises regarding our colleagues Carmelina and Maurizio : they are happy to know that you had an excellent stay with us.

Thank you again for describing so wel all our services at the hotel Ariston.
We look forward to your next visit!!!!

Best Regards
Valeria Bosco
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Property: Hotel Ariston
Address: Via Bagnoli Croce | behind the ancient Greek Theatre, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy (Formerly Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina)
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#15 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Ariston 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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Also Known As:
Parc Hotel Ariston And Palazzo Santa Caterina
Parc Hotel Taormina
Hotel Ariston Taormina, Sicily
Ariston Hotel Taormina

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