The pool and bar/restaurant facilities were faultless! The views from the breakfast room are just breathtaking and very peaceful! There's a tranquil and overall very relaxing feel to the whole hotel, a lovely pool and terrace area with again just stunning views. If I had to be picky the pool is a little on the small side, but the hotel doesn't seem to hold many so it all feels quite intimate. A very romantic hideaway right in the centre of quite a popular touristic packed town, a fantastic location means you're able to walk everywhere.
The downsides were the price of the mini bar and snacks, 6 euros for a packet of crisps! As I mentioned the pool is a lot smaller than I imagined, so more than 5 people it seems cosy but the views more than make up for it! Rooms are quite compact but as ours had a terrace with seating which we made use of lots it tends to feel bigger. Rooms on the end next to the road (where we were) can be noisy but I thought the sound proofing was good.......but then I did sleep with earplugs in as the morning traffic can be a bit much. On the how thoroughly luxurious and would most definitely return!
- 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