This hotel is very well located to visit Taormina and the pool terrCe and room offer wonderful views on the sea. bay and Etna, and the gardens.
Some of the hotel’s former grandeur remain, especially the beautiful dining room and fantastic pool terrace. (Pool is impeccably clean and so great!) but the room/ appartement we were in , corridors etc really need renovation. The toilet leaked all night, the shower head and pressure were not good, the furniture and kitchenette were very old and there was a leak on the balcony from the gutter on the level above ours resulting in a great puddle and water dripping on the balcony
If renovated and modernised (room) this hotel would be Uber Chic!
Staff was just polite (reception even less so!), and we didn’t feel particularly welcomed, which is not the norm for a 4* hotel.