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Hotel La Pensione Svizzera
Ranked #12 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
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Laakdal, Belgium
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44 reviews
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“Nice small hotel, excellent location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

The hotel is on walking distance from the Taormina old city center. It's possible to park your car in the neighbourhood (ask for it when you make your reservation, they have an arrangment with someone who rent parking spots). Breakfast is good and people are very friendly. Rooms are not very luxurious, but nice and clean. A lot of cosy restaurants in the neighbourhood. Taormina was a location we loved during our trip trough Sicily. A good starting point to make trips to the Etna, Syracuse,... Only one minor point, our bedroom was on the "steet-side", an iron plate on the road made a really ennoying noise everytime a car passed by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

Sitting in my hotel room here writing this review - so yes, they have wifi that u can actually get in your room! Great location, great outdoor patio, great breakfast ( eggs and bacon!) remodeled bathrooms, great service..... No complaints! The only thing that might deter some is the lack of an elevator. But I'm appreciating how nice my legs are looking from the hikes up to the fourth floor so no complaints there from me! If your looking for someplace special and can handle stairs book this hotel!

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

My family and I stayed at La Pensione Svizzera for 10 nights from 11th to 21st August 2013. From the minute we arrived everything was perfect. The staff are friendly and welcoming, our family room was spotlessly clean and the towels changed every day. We even had a lovely patio to sit out in and read. A nice touch was the complementary bottle of Sicilian red wine in our room.

Breakfasts are as good as you will get anywhere with a choice of cooked bacon and eggs, fruit, yoghurt, cereal, cakes and pastries. Adjoining the breakfast room is the garden and conservatory, lovely places to sit and read or just while away some time.

There are so many good things about Pensione Svizzera, it is impossible to list them all here but another is the location, just a 3 minute stroll from the Corso Umberto (the main shopping street in Taormina) and also its proximity to the bus station and the cable car to the beach. We took full advantage of the mini bus system the hotel offers to take you to the beach at Letojanni, this including the hire of loungers and access to a swimming pool.

We just want to say thank you to everyone at Pensione Svizzera for making our holiday such a fabulous one. From our point of view, when staying in Taormina there is no point considering anywhere else. We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2013

The hotel was lovely with very courteous staff. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and the courtyard was ideal for relaxing in the evening. The rooms were spacious and clean, and (thankfully!) had air conditioning as we went in August. If we go to Taormina again, we would certainly come back here.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

We had a wonderful week here and in Taormina in August 2013. With spacious rooms, friendly staff and a great position with wonderful views out across the bay, it is well situated to explore the town, its many historic sites and many/varied restaurants to relax and enjoy good Sicilian food in the evening (we only experienced one restaurant that was particularly expensive, experimental!). After a relaxing breakfast in the courtyard in the morning you're well set for the day ahead - even if you're leaving early to go for example on a coach tour to Etna or further afield, they were happy for you to get some breakfast before you left (even at 6am!) On days when we just wanted to take it easy and go to the beach, they have an arrangement with a couple of lidos where they'll get you there and back, else you can always take the cable car [Cabinovia] (or take the steps/path) down to the beach at Isola Bella. And of course, if you needed something organised, like arranging for a car pick up or booking, Maria would kindly sort it out for you. All in all a great place for the whole family and also good value.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Meise
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

Very beautiful, clean hotel in a perfect location. Very close to the city center and just a 50 meter away from the "Cabinovia" to bring you down to the amazing beach of Isola Bella.
If you are by car, best to reserve a parking spot as we did, as it's not easy, not to say impossible to park close by otherwise.
Very nice rooms, well decorated, with good beds, nice big shower. Very friendly personel in the hotel, very helpful with any demand or question. We appreciated a lot the fresh beach towels we were offered for free every day. Free wifi.
Difficult to find something negative to say.

Room Tip: We had a room on the first floor, which does not have a sea view, but it has a great big balcony and...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013

When we booked our stay, there were no sea view rooms left. However, we were more than happy with our spacious room overlooking the street. The terrific views can be enjoyed from the large and inviting courtyard by all guests anyway. Importantly for us, the room was quiet, cool (with aircon) and blocked out the morning sunlight almost completely if you wanted to sleep in later than dawn! Facilities were great and impeccably clean (nice shower) and all hotel staff were friendly and helpful. This ticked all our bosxes.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel La Pensione Svizzera
Address: Via Luigi Pirandello 26, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Taormina
#6 Best Value Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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