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“great location and service, light breakfast”

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Hotel Residence Circe
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“great location and service, light breakfast”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

welcoming staff
rooms are OK, spacious.
the breakfast is served at the bar next door, which turns to be quite light compared to all the BnBs we have visited in Sicily.
Location, however, is excellent, in the center of walking Taormina.
For the car, you'd better park down the village (12€ a day i might remember) and go back to the center using the free shuttle bus. It is convenient.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Marsascala, Malta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Good hotel having a great location which makes up for somewhat spartan looking rooms. Rooms were clean as so was the bathroom. Only complaint really is that bathroom was too small. Otherwise would recommed the hotel to anyone.

Guiseppe kept waiting for our group even though we arrived at 9pm. Busy street did not bother us at all. The only gripe we had in the morning was that we had to walk about 50 metres in the rain to a coffee shop for our breakfast. But would definitely go again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2013

We were delighted and surprised to find the location of this wonderful hotel was smack bang in the centre of town. The room had a shared outdoor verandah which was huge. The furnishings in the room were wonderful and modern....and there was more than enough space to move around in. Unfortunately breakfast was a voucher to be redeemed at a cafe down the road and consisted of a juice, a coffee and a croissant.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Copenhagen
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This place is perfect if you like Italy and a lot of people!
Guiseppe is very nice and has the best B&B in taormina.
We stayed here 9 nights and would have loved to be a month more.
Perfect that Circe has a transfer by a minibus to a Beach, so Beach in the day time and restaurants and walks in the evening.
We had a room with 4 beds Upstairs with a nice view and a Little terrasse.
If you are a couple you can get a bigger terrasse.
We enjoyed every day since Taormina is so beautiful and full of nice people and many interesting Things.
Residence Circe is perfect if you like strolling around in the streets in the evening, going to many good restaurants (we have been to most of them and recommend rosso Peperoncino as number one, and Malvasia as number two, and Il Delfino as number tree), or try the exceptional ice cream in O´Sciality or the Canoli in Laboratorio Pasteicceria Roberto.
Dont miss the Greek theatre.
Forget Castelmoda - not worth the effort.
Gola dell Alcantra is very nice.
Etnaland is nice for the kids.
The best Beach (if you have a car) is in Giardini Naxos, but the one in Mezzia (you dont need a car - take the cable Down and its right in front) is the most beautiful.
We will for sure come back here.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Ireland
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67 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Have to agree with previous reviews. The apartments are very centrally located, well equipped and maintained. Giuseppe is a pleasure to deal with and has a smile for everyone. We were at the heart of all the action but we were not disturbed by any noise on this busy street. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mosta, Malta
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2013

A big big thank you to the receptionist of this hotel. Made our stay comfortable and easy and accomodated us in all our needs. Room was as expected for such a price in the middle of Taormina. Excellent location, and cleanliness. Rooms were clean, no sound pollution and thumbs up to Giuseppe.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

This small hotel is in the middle of the Corso Umberto, which is smack bang in the middle of the old Taormina town. We were greeted warmly by the wonderful Giuseppe & given a room with a small kitchen & an enormous terrace as we were staying for 7 nights. From the terrace we could see the Mediterranean as well as the ancient Greek theatre. Vouchers for breakfast at a local cafe were included in the room rate. It turns out that Giuseppe knows everyone in the small town, so we were able to find all the many attractions Taormina has to offer thanks to his helpful knowledge (just be cautious when told to go left or right as he sometimes confuses them). Also beware if told you can 'easily walk to Castel Mola' that sits above Taormina. It turned out to be a 20 minute bus ride up a very steep incline. Take the Funivia down to Isola Bella beach but watch out for the stinging jellyfish (harmless but a bit painful) in the water. The views here are to die for.
Whilst not luxurious by any stretch of the imagination, Residence Circe has a great ambience & is in a terrific location.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Residence Circe
Address: Corso Umberto 78, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
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Ranked #4 of 47 Speciality Lodging in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Residence Circe 1*
Number of rooms: 17
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