Taormina isn't cheap and the same goes for its hotels during peak season. For the price that we've paid I wasn't expecting much and therefore I wasn't disappointed.
This is a budget 3 star hotel just a short 5 minutes walk from Porta Taormina. Nothing fussy about the interior as it is pretty basic. White walls, a ceiling fan, a double bed, a small closet, a tiny desk and a chair, that's it. No curtain but there was a shutter instead. The view of Letojanni's beach and the Calabria coast from our balcony compensated for the lack of interior design.
As for sleep quality, I had better hotels. The mattress and pillows are extremely soft and that was something that wasn't to my liking, but that is me. We didn't opt to use the air conditioner as it was at an extra charge (we were on a budget) so we used the ceiling fan and kept the balcony door open during the night. The only drawback was that every day I was being woke up by the garbage van at 6.30 in the morning.
The TV was at an extra charge as well. Our room didn't even have enough socket outlets to plug in the TV, but we didn't even bother to ask for it.
Internet is only available at the lounge next to the reception.
I would certainly applaud the staff as they are multi lingual and they are really polite and friendly. Their service was always with a smile. Rooms are kept very clean.
I can't complain for the breakfast either. A continental buffet breakfast was served between 7.30 and 10.00 am which included cereal, yoghurt, bread, cold meat, cheese, croissant, juice and a tea or coffee.
I can't say much upon the pool area as we never used it. We are the type of travelers that do not spend much time in hotels and that is why we look for budget accommodation. So to recap, President Hotel Splendid was a decent Hotel and served its purpose well for our trip in Taormina.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Splendid Sicily
- President Hotel Splendid Taormina, Sicily