Booked two rooms directly with the hotel via web site some months ago for a 7 day stay in early August 2012 for four of us.
The hotel arranged transfers for us to/from the airport.
We stayed on a half board basis taking breakfast and the lunch by the pool as a package.
1. Location. Great views out to sea and along the coast and of the top of Etna from the balcony of the room. Beatifully kept hotel gardens and pool area with plenty of choice shade/sun, sunbeds, tables etc. Just a short walk up into Taormina, or to the cable car for access to the beach. Close to all ameneties, but reasonably quiet.
2. Rooms. The two rooms were comfortable, well appointed with modern fittings/bathrooms and good air conditioning.
3. Food. Breakfast in the breakfast room had plenty of choice, the lunch/snacks by the pool were excellent.
4. Service. The staff were friendly and helpful for all enquiries, both during our stay and in sorting reservation and transfer details.
This is a villa/hotel which has fantastic location and grounds, which is well run and met our every expectation - all the ingredients for the relaxing and enjoyable holiday that we had in Taormina.More