With only 64% of reviews giving Hotel Elios the 'thumbs up' I was a little apprehensive. I shouldn't of been so worried. What a little gem in the centre of Taormina.
My partner, who has 5 star tastes with a 3 star budget, had the Elios and 2 other B&Bs chosen after looking at many places in Taormina through tripadvisor. After I pointed out the brilliant location, we could walk everywhere in Taormina easily with steps etc, and the parking availability she was happy to go ahead. Upon arrival, Rosario and his staff couldn't of been better. They were so helpful with our bags and the car. I've stayed at far more expensive places and the helpfulness of the staff was probably better then many 4/5 star places because it was genuine. Nothing was too much trouble. We viewed different rooms and chose the room with the view over the bay, paying a few Euro extra. The views from the hotel are truly amazing. Breakfast was typically Sicilian but was filling and fabulous. Again the breakfast staff were genuinely interested in service and the extra coffees I had were no problem. Our first nights sleep was brilliant. I was out like a light. Our second could of been better but unfortunately there are less and less people in today's world with consideration for others. Instead of coming into the corridors quietly they continue to have a loud conversation. This wasn't the hotels fault so can't mark the review down for that.
I would def recommend the Elios to the price/value ratio holiday maker. For the price of the Elios, compared to other hotels in Taormina, the value, the quality and service is superb. Rosario is aware that the hotel itself isn't 5 star so he and his staff put in the extra effort to try to give it a 5 star feel. Would go back and stay at the Elios.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elios was built in the historical part of Taormina. It is the perfect place to stay whilst spending a pleasant relaxing vacation or whilst visiting the local tourist attractions of the area. The hotel is managed by the owner together with a trusted and highly qualified staff. Guests are greeted with a warm welcome and are sure to spend a pleasant stay in a cosy atmosphere.The hotel has a large terrace with a beautiful view of the Ionian Sea, the Calabrian Coastline, of Taormina and its bays, the Giardini Naxos (Naxos Gardens) and a view of Mount Etna Volcano with its occasional eruptions and lava flows. Taormina, known as the Perla dello Ionio (Pearl of the Ionian Sea) is a great starting point to begin visiting some of the most important archaeological sites of Sicily. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elios Hotel Taormina, Sicily