Beautiful Pool, helpful staff, neat view
Posted Jun 20, 2009 on Orbitz
We just got back from our trip to Sicily. We originally booked two nights at Hotel Corallo, but we extended after our first day, which included an incredibly restful dip in their sparkling pool. Our room was on the corner of the third floor, with a spectacular view of the sea, and a nice-sized corner deck that allowed shade all day. One side faced the sea; the other side faced the swimming pool, and behind that, an impressive cliff with lots of birds.
If you are driving, as we were, there is good parking, and it's easy to get to from the coastal route. Although it is not in Taormina proper, there are steps leading up the (steep) hill that put you right in the midst of the tourist town. This is a pretty hefty hike... you need good shoes, as some of the steps have washed out over time... with great views.
Although this hotel is not located right in the midst of the tourist area, the hotel is well connected with the local guides, etc. The bus for the trip to the Aeolian Islands stops half a block away to pick you up. And it's only a short drive into Giardini Naxus for some really good dining options, just across from the water.
We came with our three month old baby. Sicilians love babies!