We drove into Taormina and as the streets got narrow and steeper we made the turn around at the first gate into the old city and went back down to the parking garages and I suggested to my wife that if I found a place on the street to stop she should hop out and check out the Ashbee. PERFECT, This place has onsite parking and is just at the edge of the action. It is quiet, the views are super the room is modern, clean and comfortable. The breakfast is wonderful when the weather is good eat out on the patio. The staff are also perfect. It is a bit of a walk up the hill to the first gate but well worth it as the town is not that large unless you have really bad knees ( mine are not so great) it was no big deal. There is daily newspapers, english TV and just about everything you could ask for. I give it a 12 out of 10 top drawer all the way. If you have anything bad to say about this place you don't travel much or are very picky! We came for one night and spent 3.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a peaceful 20th century Sicilian Villa in the heart of Taormina. The House was built in the 1908’s by Colonel Shaw-Hellier who commissioned the famous Architect Charles Robert Ashbee, English designer and entrepreneur, prime mover of the Arts & Craft movement. Easy to locate, just few steps from the main street and chic boutiques of Taormina, the hotel offers easy access to the main theatres, museums and all over objects arts, historical heritage of the city. Today, this charming house offers some of the finest accommodation in Sicily. With 24 guestrooms and suite, you will find everything required for a relaxing stay, screwing up one’s eye to English style, representative symbol of The Ashbee Hospitality. Beyond the elegant rooms, a gourmet restaurant overseen by the multiple awarded chef Heinz Beck, called St. George Restaurant by Heinz Beck. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Ashbee Hotel Taormina, Sicily