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Monte Tauro Hotel

Catania, Sicily, Italy (CTA)

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Double Room Single Use

Double Room Single Use

1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - Room service and minibar
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, a hair dryer, and a bidet
Practical - Safe, phone, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Standard Room

Standard Room

1 double bed or 1 twin bed or 2 twin beds
Overlooking the sea

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - Room service and minibar
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, a hair dryer, and a bidet
Practical - Safe, phone, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Classic Room

Classic Room

1 double bed or 1 twin bed or 2 twin beds
Overlooking the ocean

Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - Room service and minibar
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, a hair dryer, and a bidet
Practical - Safe, phone, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Junior Suite

Junior Suite

1 double bed or 2 twin beds
452-sq-foot (42-sq-meter) room with sea views

Layout - Separate living room
Entertainment - Free WiFi and satellite channels
Food & Drink - Room service and minibar
Sleep - Hypo-allergenic bedding and blackout drapes/curtains
Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, bathrobes, and a hair dryer
Practical - Safe, phone, and access to in-room childcare; rollaway/extra beds and free cribs/infant beds available on request
Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping
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Monte Tauro Hotel
Via Madonna Delle Grazie 3, Taormina, Italy 98039

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 100 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature bidets and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and blackout drapes/curtains.

Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as an outdoor pool, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include limo/town car service, express check-in, and express check-out. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours).

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Know Before You Go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Valet parking fee: EUR 10 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 60 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 3.50 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

AMENITIES:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge Desk
  • Conference Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Elevator / Lift
  • Express Check-In
  • Express Check-Out
  • Free Breakfast
  • Hypoallergenic Room Available
  • Laundry Services/Laundry Facility
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Porter / Bellhop
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle To Airport (surcharge)
  • Spa Services
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 614 reviews
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Submitted on 25-03-2016
The pluses: (1) Great views, on the side of a mountain, if your room is high enough (avoid the first few floors) and especially if you are on the right side of the elevator; (2) excellent location (the short steep staircase to the town would be an issue for those with disabilities) near the center of town but with the advantage of quiet; (3) we booked a Junior Suite (room 503) - quite large, with an excellent bathroom (separate rainshower and tub, nicely tiled, double sink); (4) very good (but n... Read more
from Camberley, United Kingdom
Submitted on 04-04-2016
I have to say this is not a great looking hotel and we only stayed here because the sister hotel's refurb had overrun. When I saw the pictures of the outside of the hotel it reminded me of a multi-storey carpark. However 'don't judge a book by it's cover' is very true here. Inside it is really nice, the setting and views are amazing and the staff are really friendly and couldn't do enough for us. The rooms are a good size and the balconys all provide amazing sea views with a great view of Etna t... Read more
from Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 30-04-2016
The hotel's location w/walking distance to the city center. -great!!!!! We've got nice Room size, spacious balcony with a lovely view. it's not a new and modern hotel BUT, refurbished about 15 years ago and retains its authenticity. Excellent breakfast with a large selection. I would be happy to recommend the hotel to my family and friends
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 05-05-2016
Location: We stayed at the Monte Tauro Hotel based on a family recommendation. We looked at a lot of hotels in the area but chose this based on its great location and pool facilities. As Taormina is on the side of a hill/cliff down to the sea it was recommended that we stay up near the town as other hotels on the sea front are quite a hike up to the town (by cable car I believe). The Monte Tauro provides the best of both, beautiful views of the sea with a pool to lounge by and within a 2 minute ... Read more
from Hythe
Submitted on 15-05-2016
Me and my husband have just returned from a fantastic stay at the Hotel Monte Tauro. Beautiful location. Nice large clean rooms. Friendly staff. Very close to town with lots of great restaurants and shops. I have never written a hotel review before but felt I had to say how wonderful our stay was. The terrace was the highlight, where we had breakfast and evening meals ( local takeaway pizza from Pizzeria Villa Zuccaro!) With so many restaurant options available it was hard to decide but Our favo... Read more
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 28-05-2016
I booked this hotel for its location. It was quite pricey but that's ok. That said, when I pay this much money for a hotel I expect top notch services. The room was very comfortable, bathroom spacious and breakfast good. We had a terrace balcony overlooking the sea. The floor of the outdoor terrace was dirty, they could have cleaned it before we arrived. What irritated me the most was the Internet access WiFi and LAN, IT WAS HORRIBLE. For the price we paid I expected a lot better. The r... Read more
from Sydney, Australia
Submitted on 01-06-2016
This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel and it was equally as good as the first. Rooms are very large and the views are amazing. If you love a good breakfast you will not be disappointed. Just one tip - if you are driving, I suggest you park the car at the top of the hotel enterence and get the hotel staff to park it for you. The hotel has a very steep and narrow driveway.
from Sydney
Submitted on 03-06-2016
Look no further! You have found the best hotel to stay in with a great pool and magnificent room view! The breakfast in the morning has a huge variety of food but the muffins deserve a special mention! They are the best muffins I have ever had! The hotel rooms are not huge but were sufficient as you will not be spending a lot of time indoors. Taormi a offers great food and tourist attractions!
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 05-06-2016
Let's start with a couple of flaws: Sicily was experiencing the coldest May on record and the hotel already changed their climate control from heat to air conditioning. My room was at the far end of the 4th floor where no sunshine penetrated the forested hillside. Not that there was much sun, it rained every day of my 3-day stay. My room remained cold and damp. Hotel Monte Tauro cannot control the weather conditions. When it can control a problem, the fix is immediate. When I checked in, ... Read more
from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Submitted on 12-06-2016
We spent 3 nights, very good experience. Carmen at the reception was super nice with us. The vuew is amazing, the location very convenient. But quite old and expensive..just like the rest of taormina. And the entrance by car is quite an adventure! :)
from Southport, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-06-2016
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for a week on a Thomson holiday. The walk down to the hotel is a bit daunting but once you enter the hotel you are blown away by its splendour. The reception staff were excellent and very helpful. Our room with a view of Etna was incredible, it was a good size and well appointed. The bathroom had the most amazing shower, it was so powerful and hot. The breakfast defies description. There was every type of hot and cold food to cater for everyone's taste. Althoug... Read more
from Ipswich, United Kingdom
Submitted on 18-06-2016
My Partner and I stayed here for a week and we had a great time. The views are amazing, the hotel is situated in a very quite spot but near to all the lovely restaurants and shops in Taormina. Yes there are quite a number of steps so a good way to keep fit! We had a classic room with sea view, it was very clean and spacious, as was the bathroom. We looked forward to our lovely breakfast every morning and were always greeted by friendly staff. The pool area is very relaxing and the pool atte... Read more
from Hamilton, Canada
Submitted on 22-06-2016
This hotel hangs off the side of the cliff side. If you have a car it can be a bit challenging getting to it, and the road is quite steep. Make sure you reserve parking before you get there, there is limited room at the hotel and no street parking. The rooms have awesome views of the harbour. The room was roomy, with a lovely balcony, was clean, and comfortable. And the staff was great, helpful and friendly. Nice pool area, and great breakfast! Fun glass elevator, funky decor, and clos... Read more
from Melbourne, Australia
Submitted on 22-06-2016
Stayed 5 nights as couple early June. Spectacular view from good room .Great breakfasts ,very helpful staff and really good pool, not overcrowded.Overall clean ,welcoming and relaxing,close to all the action after a moderately strenuous uphill walk. Only minor complaint was no ironing facilities in Italian hotel rooms
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 27-06-2016
The reason why i think this is not a 4star is because the rooms are a little dated. The bathroom is in need of modernisation. The shower is in the bath, which would be fine if the shower screen moved but it didn't so made getting in an out quite difficult. the space was quite narrow and my husband being 6ft found if difficult to turn around. The furniture in the rooms are also quite old and dull. On the upside the balcony is of a good size. Table and 2 chairs. With regards to the rest of the ho... Read more
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Submitted on 30-06-2016
We stayed here 7 nighs for our honeymoon. Very nice hotel with a beautiful view. If you want to enjoy the beach, there is a cable-car that brings you down to the sea, but we found that staying by the hotel pool was a much better, less crowded and comfortable option. The breakfast was very good. All the staff offered a fantastic service. We had a late evening flight on our return (23:30), and even though the checkout was at 11:30, the hotel offered to safely store our luggage all day. And after ... Read more
from Bedford, United Kingdom
Submitted on 30-06-2016
We stayed in the hotel for 7 nights in mid June and would thoroughly recommend this hotel. It has great sea views and a great team of staff. There are super friendly staff on reception, at the pool and snack bar and we were always greeted cheerily each morning at breakfast. We were even greeted by hotel staff we saw in the town as we were returning to the hotel after a day out. The range of food on offer for breakfast was excellent with all tastes catered for. Our standard sea view room was... Read more
from Sydney
Submitted on 09-07-2016
I loved everything about this hotel, the location, the close proximity to the town, the views, the glass lift on the exterior of the building to take advantage of the views, the breakfast, the big tv in the bar area to watch Wimbledon,the good wifi, the pool but most of all the pool attendants who knew exactly where to put you at any time of the day to keep you out of the sun.
from Blackpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 11-07-2016
What a gem of a hotel. Amazing location with stunning views across the Naxos bay. The staff are amazingly polite and professional and the place is spotless. Good size room, bathroom and terrace. Air Con comes on automatically as soon as you close the terrace doors and is temperature adjustable. Breakfast choice is amazing and should cater for all tastes. Pool area location is stunning with comfy beds (towels are supplied at the pool area) nice pool area bar/restaurant where you can sit back in ... Read more
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Submitted on 13-07-2016
If you are visiting Taormina for the spectacular views and want a great location, then this is the place for you. If you are arriving by car, the hotel entrance is interestingly steep, adding to the fun of the drive through Taormina and its winding roads. Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted by the parking staff. Our car was whisked away and we were kindly escorted to reception. From arrival to check-out, everything runs like clockwork and in sync. The reception staff was very helpful throu... Read more
from Devon
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We were on the 2nd floor not too far from the pool. Staff very friendly and helpful. We only dined in once (very good) because the town is packed with great restaurants. Breakfast good. The lift arrangements are not really adequate I am afraid - they need another one and the access to the hotel is steep but there is not much you can do about it in this hillside town. Great holiday destination.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 14-07-2016
My partner and I stayed at the Monte Tauro for 10 days in July. We were extremely impressed with the whole experience. The hotel is in a great location in Taormina and the pool and all bedrooms overlook the sea. The rooms are comfortable and well furnished and the buffet breakfast made a great start to every morning. However I would say that what really made our stay special was the staff at the hotel, all of whom were friendly and helpful. I would particularly draw attention to the pool att... Read more
from Port Talbot, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-07-2016
We have just come back from a week at the Monte Tauro Hotel in Taormina. Firstly we must say that we enjoyed our stay here enormously the staff at the hotel were very friendly and more than helpful in every way.The breakfast was very good with plenty of choice for all tastes.The view from the hotel is really something as you look out from various parts of the hotel balconys. We have to be honest that we were a little disapointed with our room(115) first floor as we were tucked around the corner ... Read more
from Manchester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 17-07-2016
At first sight this is a 4 star hotel and it does have some 4 star features. For example, our junior suite, though very expensive was a good room. It was large, good bathroom,large closet etc. Also the breakfast, unusual for Italy was a decent buffet style affair. Some of the desk staff were a bit stuck up but others eg the pool attendant were excellent So why have I marked it down to 2 stars? Well, the higher the apparent grade, the harder they must try to maintain it. So you lose more point... Read more
from Helsingborg, Sweden
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We stayed during our honeymoon and chosed this hotel by the location close to the city center of Taormina and the balconies with sea view, and we definately made a good chioce of this hotel. The hotel is placed perfect in Taormina, just with the city center close by and You can easily go to the beach by bus, taxi, cable car or with the beach service transfer to an additional cost (they offered four different in reception). The breakfast is great with a good view, fresh with everything You need ... Read more
from english in england
Submitted on 21-07-2016
This hotel is in the perfect location for touring around Taormina, this being our 5th visit in consecutive years have noticed a drop in overall standards, the staff are still as helpful as usual, the breakfast is great and Giovanni the pool guy is a legend. Saying that the rooms are looking tired with worn floors, cracks in walls that have filler but not painted over, cleanliness of the rooms is questionable especially the toilet in our room.
from Larbert, null, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Hotel is perfectly located, lovely views and excellent facilities. Pool service is great and surrounded by lots of places to eat all within easy walking distance. Only caveat is that if you have mobility issues, then Taormina would be a difficult place to stay but other than that it is lovely.
from Tring, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Stayed in this hotel for two very relaxing weeks. Our room was large with plenty of storage space. The bathroom was large with plenty of space to put toiletries etc. The breakfast was to die for - everything you could possibly want from the local Granita with brioche (a typical Sicilian breakfast) to scrambled eggs etc! The staff were all very friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. The only problem was the steep walk up to Taormina from the hotel. Saying that, one of the receptioni... Read more
from Haarlem, The Netherlands
Submitted on 26-07-2016
Not the most modern of properties but retains a certain old school charm of hotels in the 80s. Views are unbeatable, the hotel is literally hanging off a cliff set within lush greenery overlooking the sea. We loved the pool and breakfast teams who couldn't do enough to make sure you were comfortable! Would definitely visit again.
from Belfast, United Kingdom
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We had never been to Sicily before and it was pot luck that we chose Taormina or this hotel and delighted we were with both. The hotel clings to the cliff with fantastic views over the bay and Giardini Naxos. There is a short narrow and steep walk down to the hotel and when we arrived by hire car I couldn‚??t quite believe that the GPS was directing us in that direction! We didn‚??t use the car again until we departed ‚?? for no other reason than the hotel is situated so close to all the r... Read more
from Carshalton
Submitted on 28-07-2016
We have stayed at this hotel for 1 week. Great location with a 5 minute walk straight into town full of shops & nice restaurants. Staff are very helpful & friendly. Not only in the hotel but in surrounding shops & hotels. There is easy access to a few beaches. One beach you can get a cable car to which is a 10 minute walk to cable car station. Another beach you can get a taxi for ‚?¨25 euros. I'm sure there is a bus route as well. Beautiful scenery looking over the sea & Naxo bay. Overall lovely... Read more
from Jersey travelling crew, CI
Submitted on 31-07-2016
The staff are nice here and try really hard but the hillside location and room types make it impersonal. The rooms themselves are quite basic for the price and I didn't like the look of the balcony. It's a bit under done and functional. We had a first floor room and the view was pleasant enough. Also, it is a quiet hotel. Bar upstairs is closed but the pool area bar and restaurant are lovely. The location is the winner - 5 minutes hilly walk to the old town. 15 minutes to the beach down a crazy ... Read more
from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Submitted on 02-08-2016
I have just returned from a weeks stay with family ages ranging from 11yrs to 69 yrs. The hotel is on a hillside and the views are fantastic. Our rooms were spotless and spacious for all concerned, staff in all areas were pleasant and helpful. Because of its location there is a slight climb to reach the town centre but this did not present a problem. Taormina itself is full of charm with outstanding views in every direction. The cable car ride down to the beach was a fun experience, there are re... Read more
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Submitted on 02-08-2016
We had a nice stay at the hotel Monte Tauro. The Roma are fine and clean, good view from the balcony. What could be better?: The large breakfast buffet includes many kinds if pastrys, but the the more healthy choices could be better. The rooms have a minibar, but it's not allowed to cool your own drinks.
from London,
Submitted on 02-08-2016
This was the final hotel in our Sicily trip, although quite a different style from the others, it did not disappoint. The hotel clings to the side of the cliff so all the rooms face the bay. In fact the corridor on our floor was open to the cliff face which was an interesting feature. The hotel is built from precast concrete so visually is not to everyone's taste but once inside you are only aware of the fabulous views, made all the more dramatic by the panoramic exterior lift. The room and b... Read more
from Dublin, Ireland
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Fabulously located hotel,great staff,especially the pool guy,worth going there for him alone.Had been there 10 years ago and it is as good as ever.Excellent buffet breakfasts,didn't dine there at night so can't comment.Overall a great experience.
from UK
Submitted on 11-08-2016
Really well situated in Taormina, a bit difficult to find with a hire car but once located is really in a fantastic location. Lovely views over the ocean and over to the smoking Mt Etna. Swimming pool has a great outlook, nice beds and a close kitchen and bar for refreshments. It's a great walk up though quaint streets and past lovely shops, bars and restraunts to reach Corso Umberto. Right next to peaceful gardens ideal for a bit of tranquility within bustling Taormina Great breakfast, nice ... Read more
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