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Eurostars Monte Tauro
Ranked #23 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
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3 reviews
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“Tremendous Hotel and setting”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

I'm currently staying with my wife in the Monte Tauro hotel, coming to the end of a weeks holiday here.

The views from our room, the dining room over breakfast and from the pool are spectacular. Elevated view of the Med and coastline - stunning. The rooms are fine, average size and of obvious 70s style but by no means tired. Large balcony and very nice wooden table and chairs for evening lounging before going out.

Good pool which is quiet, only half the loungers ever seem to be taken and only 2-3 people in the pool if any. And surely the best pool guy in the world...you just call down before breakfast ask him for loungers and he puts the towels out and positions the beds. Have to be back within an hour. Then when u go to lunch he moves them for you to follow the sun without even being asked. Made me feel pretty lazy!

Only minor beef is that the a/c isn't on in the rooms yet...only the lobby. I'm guessing it must come on for July or August and that's standard for hotels around here. Just not experienced that in a 4* before.

Breakfast is excellent all the usual fayre, and very polite and efficient staff. As other reviews have mentioned there is a very steep uphill 25 yard walk immediately out of the hotel to get up in to Taormina. No big deal and been good for our legs this week...but not really suitable for elderly or immobile I guess.

So a top hotel and glad we chose it. No hesitation in highly recommending it.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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San Gwann, Malta
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

A 4 star hotel with a 7 star staff.
All the staff were very kind and obliging, they all speak English, parking at the hotel is all done with their own valet and the hotel is centrally situated.
Well done and keep it up
George

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Modern & wonderful, with amazing balcony views. Great breakfast, nice pool & a perfect step-off for your tour of Bella Taormina. Acrophobes - close your eyes if you use the outside glass elevator! I thoroughly enjoyed reading my novel on the balcony, with the spectacular Mediterranean panorama below. Overall great!

Stayed June 2014
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Espoo, Finland
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We were here one week between May-June 2014. We had a standard room in a 3rd floor. The hotel rooms have superb views over Naxos-bay. The AC in the rooms worked well (just remember to keep the balcony door closed).

We arrived at the hotel rather late, @ 930 pm, so we had to scurry for a dinner. We chose the hotel restaurant, and I have to say the dinner was horrid. Luckily, this was the only bad memory about our stay.

The hotel is situated ~300 meters from Taorminas´ main shopping street. One has to walk uphill all the way, but there is lovely restaurants and shops on the way...Breakfast is ok, plenty of fresh fruits, sausages, youghurts etc. and also free (and good) spumante. The personnel was very nice and helpful, daily cleaning in the rooms was ok.

The hotel has lovely garden and a lot of different birds concerting all the time. The pool area is ok, with one pool-restaurant and separate showers for men and women. The hotel would receive 4 stars if it was a bit renovated. Somehow the decoration and rooms seemed to be a bit oldish.

If you value more fantastic views and good service than hotel infra quality, I would recommend this hotel. The daily uphill trip to a shopping street can be annoying for some people.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is a lovely hotel which I couldn't fault. The rooms are not small and storage is adequate. Page large bathroom with a good shower and always hot water. The balcony was brilliant with very nice wooden furniture with a fantastic view along the bay. The pool is 20metres and the whole poolside is cared for with great efficiency. There is an attendant at all times and towels are provided on a daily basis. There is a poolside bar where you can get light lunches. The restaurant provides a super breakfast with a choice of anything you could possibly want. Bacon and eggs are cooked freshly for you on request. The evening menu is quite expensive compared with the numerous restaurants available in Taormina.
The walk up to the town is a steep but wide 37 steps but once up it isn't difficult and there is so much to enjoy.
There are no hidden charges that I came across ie a safe in the room which is free, no deposit for pool towels and no charge for the use of a kettle if you ask for one. The staff were all very pleasant and helpful, we were very happy with our 10 days spent there.

Room Tip: Ask for a room to the right of the lift as you will get balcony sun later in the day. Higher floors...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Constanta, Romania
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

We spent 5 nights at Hotel Monte Tauro, during the Easter time! Everything was more than OK! The breakfast was fabulous! The hotel staff was very friendly...and the viewing from balcony was wonderful! We highly recommend this hotel! We will never forget the morning days having our coffee on the balcony and enjoying the fantastic sea viewing and the birds concert from the trees of Giardino Communale!

We highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

The Monte Tauro is a 4 star hotel, however unfortunately I was not able to identify any services which justified this star.

Overall we found the hotel to be dated, the decor in the rooms was old and they still use blankets and sheets. Adding to that due to the time of year there was no air conditioning in the room. The pool area is nice but again for a 4 star seems like it should have been renovated since the 60's

Saying all this if you are using the hotel for a base it is centrally located and does have great views.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eurostars Monte Tauro
Address: Via Madonna delle Grazie 3, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#17 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Eurostars Monte Tauro 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eurostars Monte Tauro Built on the slope of a bluff, the Eurostars Monte Tauro 4* allows you to perfectly appreciate, from its terraces that follow the outline and curves of the coast, the immensity of the Ionian Sea and the beauty of the Gulf of Naxos. Its excellent location near Taormina’s historic city centre on the Sicilian coast allows you to discover the charm of classical antiquity that the city conserves in buildings like the Greco-Roman theatre. The large panoramic pool of the Eurostars Monte Tauro 4* allows you to enjoy the sensation of being suspended above the sea. Its views and refined designs featuring exotic woods, finishing touches of silk, plants and exclusively-designed furniture complete a luxurious stay on this beautiful Mediterranean island. The final touch is the original bar which is decorated with beautiful paintings and the spectacular restaurant that looks out on the Bay of Naxos where you can enjoy exquisite Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine, as well as an excellent breakfast. ... more   less 
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