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President Hotel Splendid
Ranked #64 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Reviewed 15 August 2014

it's our second time in this hotel. basic but enough; room was clean, beds were comfortable and a simple breakfast, same as any other hotel in sicily/italy. shower room was clean too and nothing to complain about. staff very helpful. this hotel is just 2 mins walk away from Porta Messina, the entrance to Corso Umberto, so it's very central. from catania airport we got on the bus to Taormina which stops at Luigi Pirandello and then it's only a ten minute walk straight up the road to the hotel, no need to get a taxi. ample restaurants to choose from and it's ideal for a weekend break. hotel also has a pool and a small poolbar. furniture outdated but we did not mind that. we had an airconditioned room on the third floor, same as the pool so it was a bit noisy at times. recommend a different floor for a more quiet room. views overlooking the beaches are really splendid though. hope to return soon.

Room Tip: it's worth paying the supplement for a seaview room
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

After reading all the reviews we were a bit worried that we are going to end up in the hostel type place.
When we got there we were met by Franco (who doesn't leave you alone until you get a drink :)) He was very friendly. Our room was slightly outdated but we weren't hoping to get in to Four Seasons. Rooms was nice and clean. Batroom was suprisingly big. Our rooms was cleaned every day, which was surprising. Staff is very friendly. You get free wi-fi in the lobby and pool area. Lication is amazing! 5 min walk to cable cars to the beach. Taormina town is literally down the road.
If you are planning to go to the beach i recommend to use the offer that they provide in the hotel (sunbed and transportation) - you'll save at least 15 euro.
Breakfast was average but very filling.
All in all, if you are not planning to stay in the hotel at all times - it is the best choice! Views from the balcony are amazing! (That's if you get 3rd floor or up)

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Anterita
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

The hotel is very outdated, it is in very bad need of a re vamp, it is like something from 100years ago. Our view that should have been a sea view was a view looking into the room of the house across from us. The hotel was full of students and it was one of the noisiest hotels I have ever stayed in. The double beds were 2 single travel beds pushed together, there was bug marks and stains on the walls. The shower had dirt engraved in the floor of it. The skirting boards were broken and there was paint chipped off the walls. The hotel in general was grubby and not plesent to be in, the pool outside to be honest didnt look much better. Each time we left the hotel we had to hand our room key back in at reception which I was very uncomfortable with. The hotel bar was very limited and was in the reception area of the hotel so we were having a drink while watching people check in or check out. If you wanted to get air conditioning you had to pay €10 extra a day. There is a city tax that we were never told about and we had to pay it when we checked out €1 per person per night you stayed there. We also had to check out of the hotel by 10 am in the morning which is ridiculous I have never had to check out of a hotel so early in my life.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Towels are only replaced once a week, and even then, it was told to us that they were not bleached between each use. So for all you know, you're getting a stranger's used towel that has just been muddled in dirty water and dried.

Secondly, don't expect a sheet on the bed or anything close to a pillow.

Thirdly, bathroom shower leaks at the bottom onto the floor and doesn't drain properly.

Fourthly, no air conditioning, so be prepared to wake up in a dead sweat under your down comforter (no sheets, remember?) and dream of all the sweat that has been shed on that same comforter before you.

Fifthly, the hotel staff is R.U.D.E.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Clean, pool, good prices, free wifi in the lounge, central, quiet, big balcony on top floor...
The breakfast was OK, but I rather went to BamBar for a great granita and a brioche.
Helpful staff, new towels everyday. OK beds. Good location.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

If you think like me that a hotel is a place to dump your luggage while you tour the city and a place to crash when you are dead tired, then this is the hotel for you. It is inexpensive compared to other hotels in Taormina. It is within 5 minutes walk from Corso Umberto, which is the main street in Taormina.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank Zeus I
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We bought a cheapish last minute trip and chose solely based on the location of the hotel, which is central. We did not expect anything else. But we got a room with a sea view :) The room was clean and OK, all the necessary things were there (e.g. hair dryer, clothes hangers). The street noise was quite loud, but this is to be expected if you want a central location. Peace and quiet can be found in resorts, where there is nothing besides hotels. The only weird thing was that they had only one sheet for us to sleep under. I mean, we are close and all, but we are northerners and need some personal space :)

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Dietro Cappuccini 10, 98039, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
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Region: Italy > Sicily > Province of Messina > Taormina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #64 of 87 Hotels in Taormina
Price Range: £49 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — President Hotel Splendid 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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