We stayed here May 2012 for 3 nights. It was a great little hotel in a great location. Taormina itself is a picture postcard town. A lot of the other hotels are very nice but very expensive! If you are on a tighter budget this place is perfect. It is centrally located, about 5 mins walk to the main street. It is 5 mins to the cable car, and about 5 mins from the bus station. We took the bus from Catania to Taormina, which was cheap, and the buses are clean and not over crowded. The hotel is a very short walk from the bus station (about 250m!).
The hotel itself is traditionally decorated, but quaint and charming at the same time. The room is basic but has everything you would want including a hair dryer. The room is cleaned every day with fresh towels. There is no lift in the hotel but this wasnt an issue for us. There is a nice garden to sit out and relax with a beer. The front desk staff are always helpful and full of great suggestions. The breakfast is basic but perfectly adequate. Cakes, bread, cheese, scrambled eggs etc. They also serve illy coffee, expresso etc..
I don't doubt that there are far plusher hotels in Taormina but for the price you will be hard pushed to find a better place than this. I would certainly recommend to anyone.
Also for anyone on a budget we also took the bus back to the airport, which was cheap and painless. It is about 1hr 30, but it would take you about an hour in a taxi and about 10 x the price.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Pensione Svizzera Taormina
- La Pensione Svizzera Hotel Taormina
- Hotel La Pensione Svizzera Taormina, Sicily