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Hotel La Pensione Svizzera
Ranked #15 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 June 2011

This hotel is very well located, close to the cable car and the main shopping/eating area of the town. The staff were very friendly and helpful making our stay a very happy one. The rooms are pleasent and extremly clean and comfortable, we had a small balcony overlooking the sea, and the shower room was well equiped eg hairdryer provided. The only "problem" we had was the lack of a lift and getting the suitcases up and down the (might I say beautiful!) staircase!

Room Tip: sea view room with balcony
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 June 2011

We stayed for a week together with lots of friend, visiting Taormina for our daughters wedding. The Svizzera is a wonderful place to stay. An old building kept in excellent condition. The rooms are well equipped and unusually for Italy, everything works perfectly. We had a room with a sea view which was stunning. Breakfast was excellent, the garden was lovely, with very comfortable furniture. Staff at the Svizzera were, helpful, polite and courteous. Altogether our visit was excellent and this was easily the best Hotel we have ever stayed at in Italy!.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2011

Warm friendly and helpful staff, nothing proved too much trouble. Very clean, great fresh breakfast, English speaking TV channels including Sky cinema, BBC 24 hour news & CNN etc. I made the booking months in advance, via the hotel website and got an early deal rate. My fiancee and I decided to visit Mount Etna on Friday (our last day of a three day stay), we enquired about a fare to the airport at the taxi rank, located at the nearby bus terminal (taking a bus would of meant cutting our flight too fine), and were quoted €80, when we mentioned the planned trip to the hotel reception they informed us of their guaranteed taxi rate of €75! and also arranged an early breakfast for us and minded our luggage.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2011

Hotel is located on the upper part of Taromina with very beautiful view over the ocean and only 5 min walk to the pedestrian street. We got greeted by a very open and helpful staff who spoke very good English. The morning breakfast was very nice combined with a very relaxed and wonderful scenery. Room (ours with sea view) was not super big but if you travel no more than two people then it is fine. The walls are a little sound sensitive but we had no problems with traffic etc. All in all we had a very nice stay and can certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2011

Pensione Svizzera scored very high on most counts. It was seamlessly well managed, with friendly and capable staff. Excellent breakfast. Location in Taormina as good as you'll get (in particular, 100 metres from the bus station whence departs the airport bus and all tours). Superb views and very pretty decor.
One potential downside for anyone with dodgy knees or backs. The rooms are arranged on four storeys, 20 stairs per storey. No lift, no porterage, so anyone on the top floor has 80 stairs to negotiate both to carry up his bags in the first instance, and on every visit to his room thereafter. Keeps you fit if you're up to it.

Room Tip: Second floor, nice balcony, not too far to climb.
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

La Pensione Svizzera is very well located. At a walking distance from Corso Umberto and from the bus terminal, great if you go on tours. Furthermore, as we were going on early tours, we just informed the front desk and they arranged that the breakfast be served earlier. That's service. We had a very nice room with great view of the sea.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

Sympathisches Hotel in einer renovierten Villa am Rand der Altstadt von Taormina.
Ca. 2 Geh Minuten zur Seilbahnstation (runter an den Strand) und 5 Geh Minuten in die Altstadt.
Hotel Parkplatz ca. 150 m vom Hotel entfernt (€12,--/Tag). Unbedingt buchen, ansonsten gibt es kaum Möglichkeiten zu parken.
Gut und hochwertig ausgestattete, saubere Zimmer, entweder Richtung Straße oder Richtung Meer orientiert. Mehrseitig haben die Zimmer einen kleinen Balkon und sind sehr ruhig (empfehlenswert).
Sehr schöner, schattiger, kleiner Garten zum Frühstücken, Lesen oder für einen Trink.
Für italienische Verhältnisse sehr gutes Frühstück.
Freundliches Personal.
Kein Lift, also etwas Sport im Preis inbegriffen.
Kein Restaurant (macht nichts, im Umkreis gibt es genug davon).
Preis Leistungsverhältnis: Für Taormina Verhältnisse absolut ok.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel La Pensione Svizzera

Address: Via Luigi Pirandello 26, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
Price Range: £93 - £162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel La Pensione Svizzera 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Pensione Svizzera is a small charming hotel ideally located in Via Pirandello, the most central panoramic road of Taormina, where you'll find yourself. Only 4 minutes walk from the city centre and Corso Umberto, Taormina's main drag next to the cable-car that brings down to Mazzaro, Taormina's most popular beach, as well as to the busterminal leading to the white-sandy beaches in the surroundings. ... more   less 
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