nice clean hotel, friendly staff, read reviews before we went away, and was prepared for all the steps to the pool etc, however I wanted to say that the steps aren't as bad or steep as everyone has said in previous reviews. Please don't be put of by reviewers moaning about "steep steps, lots of steps" it wasn't a problem for us and I'm far from a fitness fanatic!!
The hotel was fine, I wouldn't have thought it should be 5 star, however all the staff were very pleasant and our room was cleaned every day, sheets, towels changed regulary.
Restaurant was a bit of a disappointment, antipasti fine, starters fine, but main course - the portions were very small. another point worth mentioning is that the air conditioning wasn't brilliant - ok- but would have been better if it was cooler and left on over night. Location of the hotel was one of best in the area. No evening entertainment at the hotel, but this didn't worry us, as this hotel is in such a good position that after your evening meal you can stroll down the "Corsa Umberto" and find somewhere to sit and watch the world go by in one of the many bars. Would recommend the restaurant: Casa Niclodi, very good food and lovely staff, Roof top Terrace restaurant. Ciao!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Excelsior Palace Hotel even to day after more then one hundred years its building is considered one of the most appreciated hotel structure in Taormina.Its architecture draw its origin from a context cultural and natural,Greek,Roman and Medieval.The Excelsior Palace Hotel looks over one of the most beautiful wiew of the world:Etna and the Bay of Naxos, the Greek Theatre, and the immense space of the Jonian Sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Excelsior Palace Taormina
- Hotel Excelsior Palace
- Excelsior Palace Hotel Taormina, Sicily