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Bay Palace Hotel
Ranked #73 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Modiin, Israel
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worst hotel”
Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is an old hotel, which most rooms are small and old. The food was bad and variety. The service from the hotel management was bad.In addition, the hotel internet service was poor, most of the time it was not possible to use the Internet in the free zone.
Even if you have no choice - Do not go to this hotel.

Room Tip: Do not go to this hotel
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

View from room was lovely and staff very friendly. However, bathrooms shabby , breakfast poor for 4 star hotel, balcony in shade so not used. Limited where I could go and eat in evening as solo traveller. 20 schoolchildren stayed two nights, very noisy, was like being in a youth hostel. Wifi only in public area so felt very isolated. Area round pool nice but even early season nearly every sunbed had towel on it before breakfast. Not for the single traveller.

Room Tip: Has to be a sea view
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2014

we were a part of a group, and we "won" a terrible service. they forbid us to bring water and snack in to room that we stay !! they let us eat on breakfast only one croissant and one egg.... !!
at the evening they forced us to wait half hour to dinner - sitting and waiting...
the place has good view, but with this attitude - we recommend not to get near there

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Good location. B u t ... - the rooms are poor...public wi-fi almost doesn't exist, The food in the hotel is awful . The facilities in the hotel are poor! . .The owner is angry, antipathetic. Doesn't agree to bring water or food to the hotel ... It was not a pleasant staying ...

Room Tip: If you choose to stay in this hotel take a room with the view to the bay... 106-110 beautiful vie...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2013

I stayed there for a week in summer of 2013. The hotel is clean, the staff friendly, the breakfast very good, and the room quiet and comfortable. The only problem I had was with the internet which is not available in the room - I had to go down to the lobby to use it. Later, I learned that this is not unique to this hotel. Other hotels in Taormina have the same issue. There is a cable car about 100m from the hotel that takes you to the city of Taormina - it is quite convenient.

Room Tip: Rooms that face the sea are nice, of course.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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3 Thank Zeus I
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Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Great location, close to the beach and the cable car to Taormina - you get the best of both worlds. Reasonable price compared to the average in the area. Not overly clean (especially the bathroom and the shower), but it was ok, not too bad.

Very humid in the hotel and it does not smell so good. Free wifi in the lobby only (and it will only work when sitting right next to the reception). Have to pay 5 euros per night if you want to have access in the room. Staff was ok. Would not recommend for younger travelers as it seems like it was only older people there.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed in Bay Palace Hotel for 11 nights at the end of July. Hotel is very well located minutes from all the beaches and only short cable car ride from lovely Taormina town. We have booked room with a sea view and it was well worth paying little extra as the view of the bay was amazing. When exploring hotel we saw some rooms that overlooked on the other room balcony or the wall so we were really pleased with our nice balcony and stunning view. Room was ok good space, good size fridge, free safe but shower was outdated and bit dodgy. Free wifi only in reception but that didn't bothered us too much. Breakfast very boring everyday the same don't expect much from it. Hotel has a swimming pool which is good but would spend all holidays there. Walking is a bit difficult outside the hotel and everywhere in Sicily I would imagine as there are no pathways for pedestrians and even cars have not enough space to pass each other, going with kids would be dangerous and big adventure so if going with kids better to have a car. Would definitely recommend to go to Letojanni beach as they are really good value and great food price in beach restaurants. Lido spisone and lido la caravella also much recommended, Isola Bella is nice too but overpriced and overcrowded!

Room Tip: Go for sea view room
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bay Palace Hotel
Address: Via Nazionale 114, 98030, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bay Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 47
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