We stayed in Taormina for one week in july. And we chose this hotel partly because the good rewievs by the Tripadvisor. But the reality was quite different: althought the hotel had the good location near the Taormina center, the hotel itself was in poor condition. The room we had was quite small, the balconies were too small and didn´t even had the table (only couple of plastic chairs). The face lift for the rooms would do wonders and the rooms didn´t had the same level of quality than the lobby area etc...
Also the cleanliness of the room was not what I´ve read from the praising reviews from here. The bath room´s bathtube had even MOLD (!!!) and it looked like it had never been proberly cleaned. The cleaning maids were very arrogant and rude: one cleaning lady even got furious to me when I asked her to change the dirty towels to clean ones. This incidence had to be solved through the reception and our travel agency. And our towels were changed throuht the "long battle" with the cleaning maid for once in a hole week! It was absolutely the nightmare! And the cleaning was this and that, depending on what mood the cleaning maids were in each day!
Breakfast was just okay: bread, croissants, cookies, cereals, yougurt, ham and cheese. No vegetables and fruits, so if you´re vegetarian (we are not), there´s nothing for you to eat in the morning (except the white bread etc...).
The pool area was the only cheering point on the whole hotel. Althought the hole pool area had only one sun-umbrella so the relaxing on the pool area felt like real work because of the burning sun.
If you are looking for the hotel that has good location and you don´t excpect too much, this is the basic budget hotel for you. And take consider that the air condition costs 10 €/ day and the hotel has 3 fridges which costs 6 € / day. So do you "save money" after all after paying the extra for this necessary items...
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