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“Nice spot, but needs serious renewal works”

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Lido Mediterranee Hotel
Ranked #44 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
The Hague, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice spot, but needs serious renewal works”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

I stayed in the hotel for 4 nights with a friend and we mainly chose it for its spot. The view from the room was nice and the hotel is right on the beach, so no effort at all. The room was clean, but it needs serious renewal works. Especially the bathroom needs attention as it is really old (from the 60ies). the bathroom taps, the shelves, shower rods and curtains should be changed. The shower was leaking from beneath and whenever we were taking a shower the floor was all wet. The breakfast in the morning was average. If you go there on peak time the staff will be busy in refilling and paying no attention at all on the guest's requests.
Overall, I believe they rely on the spot rather than on the quality of the staying. I do not think is a 4 star anymore, maybe 20 years ago was showing all its beauty, but now is gone.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have stayed at this hotel for five (5) nights and must say that the scenery of the beach from the balcony is breathtaking. The breakfast was great, the hotel's room were kept clean and the fact that the hotel has its a beach is a surplas. Last but not least the staff offered excellent service and proven to be helpful and hard-working. I fully recommend travellers to book this hotel if planning a visit to Toarmina.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Carbondale, Colorado
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

The location is beautiful. Lovely small, private beach with lounges and umbrella. Great ocean view from the room. The hotel is older, but the room was comfortable, the breakfast on the terrace was wonderful and the staff was very helpful. We had a lovely ocean breeze during our stay so cannot comment on the air conditioning as we kept the window open to hear the sea. Parking on site is very convenient. You do need to walk a narrow busy street to the cable car or steps leading up to the town and amphitheater.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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East Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Stayed at this Hotel for six days. We had a room with a balcony which had a beautiful ocean view. Almost every night we bought a bottle of wine and relaxed on the balcony and enjoyed the view. One night there were fireworks and the show was great. I would highly recommend a room with a balcony. The hotel itself is older with a lot of charm. There was a problem after taking a shower where we had water pools but nothing that would stop me from going back. If you are a young couple looking for music and entertainment this is not the hotel for you it is very laid back. The restaurant was OK. We eat there once for lunch and decided not to go back. There is a hotel next door with a better restaurant we ate there several times for lunch. Breakfast in the morning was nice the only problem was the service in trying to get coffee. We felt ignored and had to ask several times for more coffee and they seemed to be counting them as if there was a limit. Very strange. The beach is the selling point here walk out of the restaurant and you are on the beach. Grab a couple of chairs, towels and umbrella (included with the room) and enjoy the weather and the water. The lifeguard also sets up the chairs and gets drinks for you. A nice guy who works very hard.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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48 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

the hotel was great with its private beach. the service was excellent although they should really have a mini bar in the beach (which is really good for both the hotel and the guests). the only thing is that the building is very old and really need an upgrade. it is nowhere near 4* standard. it looks like they havent had any upgrade (not even the TV which didnt work anyway) from the 70s... overall i will stay there again, hence what i care the most is the condition and the beach but would be good if they can upgrade it...

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Syosset, New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

If you are looking for a relaxing and pleasant vacation YOU SHOULD'T STAY AT THIS HOTEL.
Things you should know about this hotel:
1. The hotel is a really old building that smells like mold

2. The "Central Air Conditioning" Units on the walls, don't work. (While staying at the hotel I went to complain to the front desk that my room was hot and that the AC wasn't working, I wasn't the only person having the same problem. There were several people complaining about the same issue.)

3. The breakfast at this hotel is horrible, you wouldn't feed an animal the scrambled eggs they serve, and the juices are all out of a box, nothing is natural. It is a true shame.

4. The beds are horribly hard and uncomfortable (I say beds because they change my steaming room for another steaming room.) Forget about the pillows... I just can't describe them.

5. They bathrooms are old and I mean ridiculously old, the shower head is just a pipe coming out of the wall.

6. The decoration of this place is so old, the carpets are disgusting, they smell and are filthy. This place really looks like a HORROR HOUSE.

7. Balcony, is not a balcony, is just a door that you can open and look to the outside. You can't step out.

In brief, I booked this hotel because at the time I booked it had four stars, which I don't know how they got them. I couldn't sleep good one single night because of the heat. The manager said they were fixing the AC units, but after the "supposedly repairs" the room was still hot.
I would't recommend this place to anyone.
SIMPLY HORRIBLE!

Room Tip: This hotel is horrible. AC doesn't work, is old, looks like a horror house and smells like mold.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

The hotel is ok... It has a private beach which is great but there isn't any service (drinks or food) on the beach which is a missed opportunity. The location again is ok, it's about a 10min walk to the gondola to take you to the town and the trip on the gondela is €3 per person each way. So you need to decide if you want to stay in the town on on the beach - I would still probably stay at the beach even though there are less restutants etc. The hotel itself is very outdated, it reminds me of the decor at my Italian grandparents house - in fact I think they had the same wardrobe - but it's clean and comfortable. The hotel staff were friendly but they weren't very helpful with planning activities. So, in summary it was ok, not amazing.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Property: Lido Mediterranee Hotel
Address: Via Nazionale, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
#26 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lido Mediterranee Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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