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“Lovely Holiday” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina

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Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina
Ranked #21 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Lovely Holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

We have just come back from a week at the Ariston, The hotel and staff were excellent and very friendly, We were on a bed and breakfast basis but we ate in the Hotel a few times in the evening and the food was very good, We had a lovely room with terrace which overlooked the bay. Very well situated for restaurants shops and cable car to beach.

Just one little thing, please put in larger shower heads, but this a a minor thing and we would definitely go back to the Ariston.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lin H
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HotelAristonTaormina, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Dear Lin,

thank you very much for your review. We are very glad to read that you had a lovely holiday at our hotel. We look forward to seeing you back.

Best regards
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

We were for one week at Ariston Hotel beginning of July 2014. Excellent reception and staff, kind and helpfull service. We had a nice room with view on the sea (to be recommended while booking!) Cleaning of the room ok, cleaning of the bathroom and toilet to be improved.
More variety in food should be welcome e.g. more fruit and vegetables in the food especially for a region rich on fruit and vegetables.
Breakfast was OK, but also here a bit of more variety in warm dishes is welcome (only eggs and bacon, every day...). Enough variety on cold food for breakfast.
The final bill is difficult to check knowing that a signature is mostly not asked by ordering. Only use of a blue card, but no control of what is on your bill.
Nice hotel with familiar character, nearby the center of Taormina. Beatiful environment .
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel.
Fam. Vdl Deinze, Belgium

Room Tip: Room with sea sight is to be recommended.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank paul v
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HotelAristonTaormina, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Dear Paul,

thank you for your review. We are very glad that you recommended our hotel and liked your stay. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

We came back yesterday from a weeks stay at the ariston and had an amazing holiday :) the hotel exceeded our expectations and the room was just wow with panoramic views. The staff were great and reception so helpful and would answer any questions whatever the time of day.
The location is just right and we wondered into town every night and was a nice easy walk. If you want to go to the beach they organise a minibus for you which you just ask for at breakfast and that's 8 euros each including a parasol and 2 sun beds.
The hotel was spotless and we would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of going :)

Room Tip: Sea view well worth the little extra
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Blossom1000
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HotelAristonTaormina, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Blossom,

thank you very much for your review. We're happy that you find our hotel to be great, and we would like to thank you for your recommendation as well. We look forward to your next stay in Sicily. :-)

Kind regards
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

Just returned from a week at the Ariston hotel. We had a lovely week, the room was spacious with a terrace looking out over the sea and the beautifully kept hotel gardens. The hotel is very clean and the staff helpful in every way. Being near the bus station is convenient ,it meant we didn't need to hire a car. The cable car is also only a 5 min walk which takes you down to the beach where there are lidos with parasols and loungers . We used the tour bus which gives you a 2 hour tour along the coast and up to the nearby mountain village. The views of the sea and mount Etna are spectacular The hotel is a short walk from the town where there are numerous shops, restaurants and bars . The amphitheatre is worth a visit with great views from here too. We always enjoy Italian food and wine and we weren't disappointed in the hotel or local restaurants. Look forward to returning, definitely recommend.

Room Tip: We had room 146 with terrace and sea view. Definitely worth the upgrade.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joanne106
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HotelAristonTaormina, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Joanne,

thank you so much for your review. We're happy to read that you spent a perfect holiday at our hotel. We also look forward to seeing you again soon in our hotel.

Kind regards
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Was better than we expected, the room in the annex was first class and we could see the sea.
The food in the restaurant was very good and served by friendly and helpful waiter' s.
The location was perfect, within easy walking distance the town and the bus station..
Pool and gardens are set out beautifully, with views over the bay and island below.
You won't go far wrong with this hotel
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Room Tip: The annex was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Alec H
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HotelAristonTaormina, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Alec,

thank you so much for your review. We are happy to read that our hotel exceeded your expectations, and we thank you for your kind recommendation. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards
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Cheshunt, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

We have just returned from a 2 week holiday at the Hotel Ariston in Taormina. This turned out to be one of the best holidays that we have had. The hotel is great, although I have to point out that we stayed in the Annex. The room was lovely. You could see the sea from our balcony. The room was cleaned every day, and the beds were turned down in the evening! We found that all the staff were wonderful and friendly. A special mention must be made of Angelo. At evening meals he would ask how the meal was and how we were enjoying our holiday. The staff at reception were superb, helping to sort and book our various coach trips. The coach station is a five minute walk from the hotel, and just past the coach station is the town and the cable car which takes you to the beach. A couple of negative points. We did not use the pool as it is deep and there is no shallow end. The walk up from the bus station is somewhat steep, as is the walk up from the annex to the main hotel for breakfast. However, breakfast is superb. So much choice, including Champagne! At the end of the day we found the hotel perfect. We would go on a coach trip one day, and the next day would be spent at the beach or by the pool. To be thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Michael G
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HotelAristonTaormina, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, 8 July 2014
Dear Michael,

thank you so much for your review. We're happy that you liked our hotel, our service and our food choice. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kind regards
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

We have just returned from a week in Taormina, staying at the Ariston, a very well managed hotel with friendly helpful staff. We stayed on a B&B basis, the buffet breakfast was good with lots of choice. There are a lot of steps, not only in the hotel but in the area in general, but they are more than made up for by the spectacular views. The hotel is ideally situated just on the edge of town, it is quiet, perfect for a peaceful break.

Room Tip: We chose a sea view room on the top floor, the view was lovely and it was very nice to be able to st...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Annabel O
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HotelAristonTaormina, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Annabel,

thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you liked our hotel and we're grateful that you highlighted our strong points, so we look forward to your next stay.

Kind regards
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Property: Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina
Address: Via Bagnoli Croce 1, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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 — Parc Hotel Ariston & Palazzo Santa Caterina 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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