The Caperena and Wellness Club is a luxurious beach side holiday hotel on the outskirts of Taormina near the Lido Mazzarò.
We had some ill-founded concerns when selecting the Caparena from the holiday brochure having read some of the reviews on the web. We questioned who would want to stay at a hotel adjacent to a main trunk road, a motorway and with a railway separating its grounds from the beach!
Leaving the busy Via Nazionale our fears were allayed as we entered an oasis of calm and the modern reception area of cool marble and soft furnishings. Broad carpeted corridors led off to the lifts, health club, gift shop and hotel rooms.
We were allocated a good sized room with a balcony on the 2nd floor overlooking the impeccably kept gardens and out towards the Mediterranean Sea. It was very comfortable and quiet enough to hear prevailing breeze rustling the leaves of the palms and the waves breaking on the beach.
There was the occasional train passing by on the single track railway through a landscaped cutting of high fence camouflaged with a thick hedge of flowering shrubs. Some daytime trains were commuter services, others carried goods, and after the novelty wore off neither were overly intrusive.
The silver service restaurant on the 3rd floor was light and airy. All meals from breakfast though to dinner were first class. Staying on half-board basis, there were excellent choices for a two course dinner, plus dessert, and a serving of hors d'oeuvres to help one to choose from the menu and comprehensive wine list.
From the time we arrived until the end of our weeks stay, we found the smartly dressed staff extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. There were nice touches, like a complementary glass of Champagne to welcome you into dinner, and free provision of clean towels for the beach and swimming pool.
We thoroughly recommend the Caparena. It is not only a top class holiday hotel, but a good centre for touring, or for just taking the complimentary mini-bus up to Taormina town.
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- Also Known As:
- Caparena Hotel Taormina, Sicily