The view is nice and pool is decent. That's about it. As soon as we arrived, we had to navigate the car straight down the hill about a two hundred feet. Luckily, the hotel staff was good enough to drive it up and down the steep hill from then on. Regardless, I was with my elderly mother who had to get a ride every time...a real hassle considering we could have just stayed at a hotel on the flat main shopping and restaurant drag for probably less money.
The first day our air conditioning broke, so we endured a sweltering night until they fixed it the next day. It broke again the next night when we returned late from town. I asked to move rooms. They felt real put out by my request and instead of upgrading me to a nicer suite, they punished us by putting us right under their only restaurant and we heard scraping chairs from 6am onward through the paper thin walls and ceiling. I actually asked to be moved back!
Regardless, I can go on and on about how dated this hotel is, from the cheap furniture, small TV and camp bunk type beds. The beds were so hard, that I finally ended up finding another hotel on the main shopping drag called the El Jebel. El Jebel is a first class hotel for the same price as this dump and the bed is sooooo comfortable. See my review for El Jebel.
Do yourselves a favor and stay far away from this three-star at the most hotel. Its a shame, with an upgrade, it could be decent. It appears that this place hasnt been updated since it was built in the 80's (guess). You even had to put in a code every time for the wired internet (no wireless!) The front desk tried to help with everything, but it really wasnt sincere since they knew that there was nothing they could do really.
If you enjoy camping, you will like this place. I only wish I had a blow up mattress. This place blows.
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- Monte Tauro Taormina
- Hotel Monte Tauro
- Monte Tauro Hotel Taormina, Sicily