Ratings based on 53 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby yvonne
Hotel on the beachPosted Jun 26, 2014
Excellent friendly staff. Very clean hotel. Good drink prices in hotel.
for Couplesby Derek from Hong Kong
great hotel but they need an upgradePosted Jun 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
the hotel was great they have their own private beach. service was excellent. the only thing was that the hotel is in need of an upgrade...it was like a hotel in the 70s everything in the room was so hold with a big bulky tv and dark...
Recommendedby Rod and Gloria Haskins from Pinole, Ca
I think our favorite of the five spotsPosted Oct 26, 2013 on Hotels.com
The restaurant and the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Especially when my wife mentioned she was Sicilian. Excellent location to get to Taormina.
for Everyoneby Maria from Al Khobar, KSA
Hotel by the beachPosted Oct 21, 2013
Pros: The location, the view, the room and the breakfast!
Cons: Provide free WIFI.
Location: It is a 20-25 mins walk to the center of town, from there you can take a Funivia for the great views and see attractions and eateries in town.
Reception was very friendly, breakfast was superb! Rooms are quite nice with a great beach view. Good AC running, for European hotel, you will hardly find a room with an AC. The hotel does not have very attractive front desk but as you go down to the dining, there is the wow factor! Really nice hotel, although located far out of the main drag. It is about 20-25 mins walk to the center.
for Everyoneby Pixie
Fab ViewsPosted Oct 11, 2013
Pros: The sea view
Cons: The road walk to the funivia. It is a little treacherous. Not good if you have kids with you
Location: Taormina is up the funivia and you can book many trips from there too and be picked up at the bottom of the funivia.
The hotel has an amazing location on the seaside with a lovely private beach and terrace. It is a little dated, a bit like stepping back in time, but the food was good and the staff were helpful.
for Couplesby Gem from London
Charming hotelPosted Oct 10, 2013
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff
Cons: The info board in reception could have done with a timetable of local bus services as an alternative to the walk to the cable car.
Location: 15 mins walk to cable car for trip up to Taormina. Several good restaurants beach side around the terminal. Walk to Isola Bella island is worthwhile.
Sandy beach turning to shingle at water's edge. Pleasant setting about 1 km from the cable car terminal. Train line through tunnel so no disturbance (unlike some other hotels nearby). Simple room with sea view and pleasant outlook over the bay.
for Familiesby Jon B. from Rome, Italy
Charming, but showing its agePosted Oct 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was a nice little hotel with excellent service. Unfortunately the rooms and common areas are really showing their age. Everything in our room worked fine and some elements like the bedding were brand new, however, it couldn't shake that old feeling. Again, I can't say enough good things about the staff,from front desk to the lifeguard everyone was friendly, helpful and efficient. "Subito!" (Right away) was heard quite often. The website says they are going to renovate in fall/winter 2013, so I would probably give them another stay after that to see the updates.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
RIGHT ON MED, BUT OUTDATEDPosted Aug 27, 2013
great location on lido beach, around 1/2 mile walk to cable car to taormina. Unfortunately, the room is extremely outdated, think 1920s furniture. Maybe some would find it nostalgic, we found it appalling. Made the best of it, the beach is rocky, but the hotel is RIGHT on the water. the hotel staff was extremely friendly and the waitstaff were very nice and helpful. For some odd reason, they give you a key that's around 3 inches long and circular, and has your hotel name & room number on it, so don't lose that in public!!! If location is your main focus, the hotel is great, if not, don't stay here.
for Getaway With Friendsby David from Italy
Great Location and ServicePosted Aug 9, 2013 on Hotels.com
I rate value for money. This is not a 5 star hotel. The service is wonderful. My biggest surprise was that the restaurant was excellent. I mean really good. It is an older hotel. It is right on a private beach, the views the ocean noise is all there. I would stay again no issues at all. Great value in Taormna.
Recommendedby Jill from Enfield
Good if you want a beach locationPosted Aug 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Hotel Lido Mediterranee is perhaps a little dated in style but it is very clean and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast was very good and served on the terrace overlooking the beach. The beach is sandy to the waters edge and then rather stony so beach "flats" are useful. If you want a beach location, this hotel is ideal, but it is too far from the town to walk (at least 45 mins) and there are only a few restaurants (although one very good one) are close by. The cable car is about a 10 minute walk along the busy road and costs 3 euros each way. All forms of transport into the town seems to be 3 euros including the hotel shuttle to the Hotel Med in town, making a family trip into the lovely Taormina rather expensive. I would stay here again for a long beach weekend, but if I was staying longer, I would prefer to be closer to the town.