Swathed in history but...
Posted Sep 21, 2016
A quiet peaceful beautiful hotel with a wonderful history. This hotel has beautiful extensive gardens and wonderful sea views, but maybe because of the weakness of the pound against the euro since the UK vote on the EU, the prices charged for food and drink cannot be justified. (1,14 eu = £1) Who wants to pay 15-18 eu for a glass of unmeasured wine (small) or around 5eu for a tonic water, small bitter lemon, or around 8-10eu for a small bottle of beer. We opted for a Superior Room and paid the premium but it just wasn't worth the extra. It was very basic. All in all, Taormina is unfortunately pricing itself out of an acceptable place to visit now. This view is also one shared by someone we met whilst out there who is in the tourist industry.
Having said all that, the place is a delight to experience and worthy of a visit.