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“Excellent Hotel,excellent location.”
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Sirius Hotel
Ranked #19 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We had a wonderful stay for 8 nights in this Hotel.Our bedroom was on the small side and there were some noises from adjacent rooms but all in all an excellent Hotel.Reception,dining and bar staff were friendly,helpfull and professional.Highly recommended.
John R.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed for 7 nights. The room was not large but the large balcony and the spectacular views to the straits of Messina and the mainland compensated. Driving into the car park was definitely not for a nervous driver, though staff would have helped if necessary. The hotel clings to the side of the mountain. Reception is on the 5th floor, rooms are below and the pool is below the first floor - there is a lift!. This hotel is not for people with mobility problems, but the location to restaurants and the sights of Taormina was perfect. Wi fi was good. The lounge was extensive and very attractive, but no one used it. We didn't have dinner in the hotel as there were so many wonderful restaurants close by. Breakfasts were extensive and beautifully prepared with a huge choice. Staff were always friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Pros: The staff and the facilities were excellent. A lovely pool with refreshments available. Lovely room with large double bed which we found very comfortable. Bedding seemed to be changed every other day and extra towels etc were provided on request.

Cons: None really, other than this is based on an early season visit. I would hope that those visiting in the busier summer months will have a similar very enjoyable experience.

Location: The town is a 5 minute walk away and more restaurants than you can shake a stick at. The cable car to and from the beaches is only minutes away as well.

This was our first visit to Taormina and despite doing the research there is always a bit of trepidation stepping into the unknown. Thankfully everything about the hotel lived up to expectations and we had a lovely stay. The staff were extremely helpful at all times; on reception, in the dining room and the cleaning staff. The clientele, apart from one young family, probably averaged age 50+ and from a cross section of Europe.
On reception good English was spoken (I know it should not matter, but it helps) and information was very forthcoming when asked. The dining room overlooks the coast and is nice and airy(not sure how it could be described as cramped in a previous review). Breakfast was fresh, in the continental style; a good variety of fruits, meats, cheeses, etc. We did not eat in there in the evening so cannot comment. Probably need to be up earlier though to benefit from a table by the window.
We followed advice on the forums re catching the local 'Etna Bus' from Catania airport (cheap and easy to catch) and was delighted to find the Taormina bus terminal was only a few minutes walk around the corner from the hotel.
My only caveat, and the hotel can do nothing about this, is that it is terraced down the slope, with a steep access road (only short) and everything is either up or downstairs (although there is a lift). We did not find this a problem but if you have any mobility issues, could be frustrating. Having said that, if that is the case, visiting Taormina as a resort will be challenging as it is on a steep hill. I should add that we paid a bit extra for a mini suite overlooking the sea, so it was not a typical room, having the luxury of its own terrace, but from glimpses into other rooms in passing they all seemed to be of a similar style of decor.

Room Tip: It is worth the extra Euro's to get a 'sea view' for the dramatic coastline
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1  Thank Mike.001
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 7 nights. We found the staff very friendly and the location excellent, Good pool and pool bar with stunning views. The main bar terrace is even better. If you hire a car (which we probably would not do again for this part of Sicily) there is small car park but hotel staff will park it for you. It is worth investing in a sea view room - "suites" provide a further upgrade but the rooms are not much bigger. Rooms are not very large and show some age, but the balcony make a difference. The walk up and down to the road is not nearly as bad as some have made out and once there the cable car, bus station, several good restaurants and the town itself are not far away at all. Its expensive, but that is Taormina. The hotel also has some very interesting furnishings and pictures.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014

This is a really lovely, characteristic hotel with loads of charm - like an English manor, Sicilian style. Great location (though not if you have a mobility difficulty) - close to bus station and main street in town. Very clean. Our room was good but think those overlooking the pool have a better view - ask for one of them. Good, effective fridge in room, unlike some hotels I've stayed in. No problems with the wi-fi. The pool area is excellent with good loungers and towels are provided. Loved the lounge and terrace - great places for reading or a nightcap with lovely views. Didn't have dinner in hotel so can't comment on that - would recommend Mama Rosa in Toarmina. No problem getting breakfast if you have an early start to your day. Staff extremely professional, helpful and friendly. Only complaint was useless hairdryer - bring your own! In summary, loved this hotel!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Norma D
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Accomodating, good views. Close to everything we wanted to see.
Had parking but charged us 8E per night.
Internet was sporadic.
There was a cute balcony with ta good view. A great place to sit with a glass of wine after exploring the town.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We stayed for 7 nights. The room was spacious with a comfortable bed. The outside area had a sea view, albeit across some one else's patio. I fail to understand a few reviews regarding the staff, they were helpful and friendly. A short walk into town, the cable car station to the beaches a few minutes away and the bus station also a very short walk meant the location was perfect. One downside was the steep slope up to the road from the hotel, but if you choose a hotel on a hill side with a view that is what you get. The shower in room 112 leaked water into the bathroom as the doors would not meet. Overall I recommend this hotel. However a word of warning, do not come to Taormina if you are on a tight budget, meals out are good but the cost can be high.
We had a Panini, a coffee, a small beer and a glass of wine at the hotel at a cost of 18.90 Euros, then on top a "city tax" of 28 Euros!

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Address: Via Guardiola Vecchia 34, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Luxury Hotel in Taormina
Price Range: £118 - £203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sirius Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is a small hotel set in the greenery on the Taormina hill and enjoying a charming view of the bays underneath and of the Calabria coast line in the distance. Almost every room is provided with a balcony overlooking the sea and have every kind of comfort: air-conditioning/heating, direct dial phone, safe, satellite TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, free Wi-Fi. The beautiful beaches of Mazzaro and Isola Bella can be reached in 15 min. either by foot or by cable car(the station is only 200 metres away). The hotel is a few steps away from the centre and the main street, Corso Umberto. Taormina can be reached: by car, through the motorway Messina-Catania A18 (the exit is 2 km away from the hotel); by train (Giardini Naxos train station is 3 km away); by bus(the bus terminal is a few meters away from the hotel); by plane (Catania airport , Fontanarossa, is connected to Taormina by a regular bus service): ... more   less 
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