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Reviewed 17 July 2012

We stayed in room 7 which had a lovely big terrace with a sea view. The room was well decorated and the bathroom was well equipped/new with a shower. The garden and breakfast area is lovely and cool with plants and seating. The breakfast is very good and offers a large selection. The hotel is centrally situated, within 5 minutes of the Corso Umberto and the cable car to Mazzarò. The staff are very professional and the service they offer impeccable. We would definitely return.

Room Tip: If you want a large terrace go for room 7 on the first floor or balcony rooms higher up.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Schlieps
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

La Pensione Svizzera is a real gem! We had a lovely room with a balcony and a magnificent view along the coast. The bathroom was very small but functional. The hotel is conveniently located for exploring the walled town and the for access to the cableway. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast in the tranquil garden was, however, a highlight: the selection and quality of the breakfast was the best we had in our three weeks in Sicily.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sally B
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

This hotel pensione is one of those places that you know you will revisit. So well located for Taormina. All the Staff are so Smiley & wonderful, nothing is too much trouble even at our 5am early checkout. We received our requested ground floor room (excellent). Sonja at breakfast helping everyone. Reception team a great help in the hotel (also recommending good restaurants). This place knows about hospitality. We would like to have stayed more than a weekend. Thank you for being so professional.

Room Tip: if you need a ground floor (for mobility reasons) always contact the hotel directly. We didn't need a view, Taormina is surrounded by fabulous views.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Cafeen
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

Having walked through the historic but chique high street, the La Pensione Svizzera offers a cool garden to rest a while, have a drink and chat with other guests or the lovely owner. The rooms are on the compact size, and some might struggle with the tightly packed bathrooms with 3/4 sized showers. However the views from the rooms are wonderful panoramic scenes across the bay and to Italy in the distance. Without any lifts the walk up the stairs may be a challenge if you have large amounts of luggage - but where would you put it in the room and what do you need beyond a few tee shirts, shorts and swim gear ? Oh, some good walking shoes to explore the town and the many restaurants. Ask for recommendations to avoid the trap of yet more pasta and pizza - there are some really nice ones off the main drag. Explore the alleyways and be rewarded.

Room Tip: Some rooms on the lower floor have private balconies.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Retal2
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

This is an old traditional sicilian building converted into a hotel. Its well mantained but like most of old sicilian buildings it does not have a lift !. You need some good stamina to reach the top floors but its worth it. The views from rooms which are on the upper floors are magnificant. Hotel was very clean, gentle sicilian staff and breakfast was great. The hotel is walking distance from the old city. It is situated on a main road so it tends to be busy during peak season. A good thing about this hotel is that they can provide parking space which is a nightmare in taormina.

I would definately use this hotel again

Room Tip: Ask for rooms which are on the upper floors if you have some good legs
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank krt247
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