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“Horrible!Saty Away!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Sole Castello

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Sole Castello
Ranked #61 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Lausanne
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108 reviews
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“Horrible!Saty Away!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2008

The only good thing about this hotel is the way it looks from the outside since it has been recently repainted!!! But taht's all! The rooms are extremely small with smelly toilet and small simple beds.And this for the price of 135E per night in May!!!!We were ready to leave the hotel instantly but after a conversation with a receptionist since it was still the low season ( the hotel was half empty )they gave us a room with 3 beds for the same price which was more acceptable. At least the room was bigger, and the bathtub and the toilet were new ( but the bathroom itself was not renovated ). The room was again extremely simple.For the remote control for the TV you have to pay a 15E deposit.For the parking you have to pay 5 Euros per day!!!There is a blond receptionsit that is extremely unpolite and unhelpful.Breakfast is very scarce and sometimes you have to ask that they replenish the buffet since they run out of salami or cheese!!! Location is OK since you overlook the whole town so the view is really excellent BUT if you have to get back on foot prepare yourself since it is very high, you have to climb a lot I mean a lot of stairs to get to the hotel.I would definitevely not recommend the hotel to anyone.Defenitely not a 3 star hotel and for what they charge it is totally not worth it!!!

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2007

My partner and I stayed at the Hotel Sole Castello in June 2006. The write up on the hotels website was fairl good. It stated its was only steps from the centre. When we arrived we realised it was actually 450 steps to the centre up/down a very steep hill, which in the baking hot sun isnt fun. You'd be looking about 15 euros one way in a taxi from Taormina centre to the hotel. Also, they state the rooms are air conditioned but the system is awful. It may as well not be there. The only good thing about this hotel is the views over Taormina. We would not return to this hotel. However, Taormina is out of this world.

  • Liked — The view from our room
  • Disliked — The location
  • Stayed June 2006, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2006

The Sole Castello was an unplanned stop for us, and we were thankful to find something available. A couple nights later, we stayed at the Villa Greta in Taormina, a much nicer experience - staff and restaurant were quite nice, food was excellent at the restaurant in Villa Greta. But Sole Castello had nothing other than a nice view going for it. Rather unpleasant staff, 5 Euro extra for parking, lack of character, mediocre restaurant did not make for a memorable experience.

  • Stayed March 2006
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2005

This hotel has the rudest staff I ever came upon. We were at this hotel Aug. 27-29 and they gave away one of our pre-paid rooms, tried to charge one of our people for something they did not order and spoke to us like dirt. We took 22 rooms for 2 nights and you would think they would be more hospitable. You have to pay a depoit to watch TV! The location is very high up with a good view but the rudeness and inuendos cancel this all out. The water pressure is bad and the bathrooms are not clean.
We chose this hotel because it said it was in a good location; "Paradise".
Believe me, stay somewhere else. Tourism is over 80% of the economy in Taormina, couldn't they at least act as if they welcomed us????

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Additional Information about Sole Castello

Property: Sole Castello
Address: Via Leonardo da Vinci 83, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #61 of 88 Hotels in Taormina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sole Castello 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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