If only we had read the trip advisor entry dated October 11th 2007 before we had the misfortune to take a 7 day holiday at this awful hotel.
Our booking had requested a ‘quiet room’ with a sea view in the Villa Bianca hotel at the top of the hill.
Due to overbooking, we were given a sea view room in the main Principe hotel.
The room had beautiful sea views (as do all rooms at the front of this building).
Unfortunately these rooms are subjected to horrendous traffic & railway noise so we had to sleep with the windows closed & the air conditioning on.
My wife complained to the extremely rude reception manager and was told that ‘you get what you pay for’.
On entering the dining room for our first evening meal we noticed that there were no happy smiling faces; the reason soon became obvious when the food arrived – it was unbelievably bad (the main course consisted of cold mashed potato, a curled-up piece of veal & a few tinned vegetables).
We aborted the meal, complained to the head waiter & went for some delicious food in one of the local restaurants.
Do you look forward to scrumptious holiday breakfasts; the smell of fresh bread, freshly squeezed fruit juice, a choice of fresh fruit & yogurts, maybe some toast & a few hot dishes? If you do then please stay away from this hotel!
Here, the breakfast food resembles the offering in a very poor ‘backpackers’ hostel.
You can, if you are desperately hungry, eat cornflakes or muesli, tinned peaches or pears, white bread rolls (some having been ‘cling filmed’ from the day before) a few croissants if you are quick and some thin slices of cheese & ham; you can attempt to drink the made-up, weak & sugary ‘fruit’ drink of questionable flavour – as for any hot food; yes, there is always tea or coffee (please view my pictures).
The hotel has beautiful views from the sun terraces but unfortunately there are no sun shades or sun beds for client use.
Remarkably the hotel has a few good points – our room was kept spotlessly clean & the Sunday evening buffet meal was excellent, so why can’t all the meals be like this?
The Principe hotel has been recently refurbished but the Villa Bianca hotel is a building in desperate need of complete refurbishment.
Over the years we have travelled to many countries but can honestly say that this hotel is the worst one we have sampled – please avoid it like the plague!
To all the clients who have given this hotel a high food score, I can only surmise that these people must be accustomed to eating very badly at home.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Bianca Hotel Taormina
- Bianca Hotel Taormina
- Villa Bianca Resort Taormina, Sicily