The views from the hotel - amazing! Loved the pool area, as the temp was around 30 degrees most days, that's where we spent most of our time-any ideas of sightseeing were abandoned for full blown relaxation. The staff were fantastic, head & shoulders above the rest, was Salvatore the barman. From delivering toasties and a bottle opener to our room on the first night, to having our chilled pre-dinner proseccos waiting for us each night! We opted for the luxury of having breakfast delivered to our room each day, this varied in size, from a few croissants to a full bakery, the quirkiness of this gave us a laugh! Enjoyed the dinner, antipasti was very good as were the pasta courses and the service by Guiseppe & Giovanni was very friendly.
No air-con! Okay it was May, but it was well over 30 degrees most days and I thought this was incredibly stingy, who cares about during the day? It's at night when you need it! This resulted in a nice tan, but peppered in bites! We did get a fan, which helped a bit.
No food available at the pool during the day apart from a ham and cheese toastie. A shame when you just wanted to lounge by pool all day.
These 2 points wouldn't stop me from coming here again.
All in all, we had a fantastic holiday and can't wait to return to Sicily.
- 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