The city hotel was built in the 1908 by architect Charles Robert Ashbee, an English designer and entrepreneur, and a prominent figure in the arts and crafts movement. The charming hotel was renovated in 2010 to provide the finest accommodation facilities in Sicily, with fantastic views and 25 guest rooms. Guests are welcomed to the air-conditioned establishment in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe and lift access to the upper floors. There is also a café, bar and breakfast room, and wireless Internet access, room service and a laundry service are all offered for additional fees.
The hotel is situated on the Viale San Pancrazio in the centre of Taormina, 500 metres from Corso Umberto I°, where guests will find numerous shops, restaurants, bar and nightlife options. It is also close to all the major cultural attractions of the city. There are links to the public transport network and a bus station on Via Luigi Pirandello around 700 metres from the hotel, and Giardini Naxos train station is a 10-minute drive. The ancient theatre, Piazza Duomo, Duchi di Cesaro public garden, Palazzo Corvaja and Piazza IX Aprile are all 5 minutes on foot, and the nearest beach is a 10-minute drive. Catania-Fontanarossa Airport is approximately 60 km from the hotel and Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport is around 200 km away.
Each guest room is a grand statement of colour and style, featuring fine fabrics and antique furnishings with contemporary touches. No two rooms or suites are alike and each one offers an LCD TV with Sky and satellite channels, free wireless Internet access, central heating and air conditioning, a telephone, safe, minibar and radio. Each accommodation unit also has a double bed and an en suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, mirror, bathroom scales, bathrobe, slippers and courtesy kit. The rooms are accessed using an electronic key card.
Guests may take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and enjoy a drink from the poolside snack bar (fees apply) while relaxing on the sun loungers provided. The nearby beach is sandy.
Breakfast is served each morning.
American Express, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
By car: take the A18 motorway and exit for Taormina. Continue straight ahead towards Porta Messina and the centre of Taormina. At the roundabout, take the second exit and continue straight ahead.
Direct dial telephone
Satellite cable TV