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Reviewed 28 July 2012

The grounds of this hotel are very attractive, but the smallish rooms are just so-so. The location is perfect however, in the context that it is so close to the action but just out of earshot of the late nightlife if traveling with children or go to bed early.
The breakfast is really great, and sorry we missed it the first day.
The woman was kind enough to give me coffee and croissants to take back to the room. The next day she took incredibly good care of us as well.
We would stay here again. It is a pretty good value.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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2  Thank Craftina39
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

I had a difficult time selecting lodging in Taomina for four nights especially deciding between beachside or hillside. I could not have been more pleased with my selection of Hotel La Pensione Svizzera! Besides immaculately clean rooms and a relaxing terrace I was surprised and impressed with the afternoon tea which was icing on the cake for me. The location made it easy to catch a bus trip to Mt. Etna as well as to Castelmola, my favorite little Italian village.
The staff goes out of its way to assist its guests. The full breakfast was the best during our thirty day vacation in Italy. I prefer not to rave because I fear the price will increase beyond my budget.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Barbara L
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Reviewed 23 July 2012

Our visit to Taormina was wonderful, and we enjoyed our stay at Pensione Svizzera. The best part about the hotel is the location, being only a 2 minute walk from the furnicular to take you to the beaches, and about 5 minutes from the entrance to the center of town.

Our room had the most amazing view of the water and we enjoyed waking up to the view every day. The breakfasts were also an incredible part of the stay -- the views from the terrace are amazing, and the breakfasts are abundant with eggs, cheese, yogurt, proscuitto, breads, cereals, and sweet treats. It was an incredible way to start the day.

The staff speaks great English and were so helpful and accommodating with any requests. Wi-fi was free, which is a wonderful addition since many hotels (we discovered on our travels) charge for wi-fi.

Our stay here was wonderful and we would stay here again, without a doubt!

Room Tip: We stayed on the top floor in room #20 that had the amazing view. Note that there is no elevator, so it is hard getting luggage up / down the stairs, but if you arrive at a time when there is someone at the desk, the wonderful assistant offers to carry your luggage for you. It is worth the view if you can handle a few flights of stairs!
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Tamara K
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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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