We were driving to Taormina from Piazza Amerina, when our GPS led us to a road that no longer exists (really, just keep going straight for a few kilometers, you'll be fine). This added over 1.5 hours to a really long day. Our plan was to look for hotels online while on the road, and not book until we actually saw the rooms. We arrived in Taormina after 7:30, and drove to our first two choices. Not good (either no parking, or we couldn't find the front door!) By this time we were very tired and hungry, and after looking at the trip advisor reviews for Hotel Inn (all in Italian & German, but they seemed to be enthusiastic), we decided to just book it, and cross our fingers.
We were greeted upon arrival by Salvo, the owner, who gave us a very warm greeting. He told us that once we got settled in, he would arrange a car to take us to his grandfather's restaurant, a very nice touch!
The decor of the hotel is very modern and updated, the rooms are spotless. The hotel is conveniently located right by the autostrada, only a seven minute drive from giardini naxos, and about fifteen minutes from Taormina. The off-street parking was a huge plus for us.
The staff was friendly, accomodating, and made us feel welcome. The daytime receptionist, Francesca, recommended a local boat excursion, Vito Jr, which was very memorable, and Salvo's mother was always on hand to make sure that we had our breakfast, and that our room was spotless.
Be sure to tell Salvo that James & Sue said "Ciao"
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Inn Taormina, Sicily