August 14, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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The Ashbee Hotel in Taormina, Italy
Where the shimmering Mediterranean meets the Ionian Sea, along the mild, sunny northeast coast of Sicily, is The Ashbee Hotel. Built in the ancient city of Taormina, Italy, this classically elegant hotel welcomes you to relax in comfort and tranquility while you immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mediterranean. Spacious and open rooms are bathed in natural light shining through large picture windows, with bright whites and soothing tones creating a peaceful ambience. Stylishly warm and plush, you will sink into deep beds at night and soak in whirlpool baths for complete comfort. Gaze out over Mount Etna and the picturesque Sicilian coast from your balcony and sip a glass of fine local wine for a beautiful evening, and enjoy all that is The Ashbee Hotel.
Stretch out by the pool on a warm, sunny morning, or take a shuttle down to the beach for a day of sunbathing and splashing in the crystal clear waters. Take out a canoe and paddle through the surf, windsurf, or visit the beautiful beach of the Isola Bella Nature Preserve, called "The Pearl of the Ionian Sea." Hike to the top of Mount Etna, the world's most active volcano and take in the stunning views from 11,000 feet. Visit the Ancient Greek Theater, built in the third century BC, 700 feet above the Ionian Sea. Enjoy a leisurely day with a Sicilian cooking class or a wine tasting tour through the countryside. Tee off at Picciolo Golf Club in the afternoon, then stroll down Corso Umberto, the main street, for antique and ceramics shopping before a wonderful dinner. Sit down at Granduca, right on the Corso Umberto, and dine on wonderful fresh seafood, or enjoy the casual atmosphere of the Gambero Rosso pizzeria. For a taste of traditional cuisine and delightful local specialties have a relaxing meal at Zammara paired with the perfect wine. After a beautiful day exploring the city, countryside, or beautiful beach, return to The Ashbee Hotel for a peaceful night's sleep, dreaming of your next day in Taormina.
Location of The Ashbee Hotel
Nearest Airport: CTA
Amenities for The Ashbee Hotel
- On-Site Amenities
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Laundry Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Direct Dial Telephones
- Hair Dryers
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Satellite Television
- Flat-Screen Televisions
Reviews for The Ashbee Hotel
The Ashbee is a very nice hotel, with very polite and attentive staff ( The Australians below must have been staying somewhere else ! ) The pool was small but perfect for the cool off dip and the surrounding area was good with plenty of beds and towels and with a small bar and eating area. We had a lovely holiday here despite - We asked for a sea view, which you could just about see if you stood at the very end of the huge balcony and squinted between the trees, there was a good size wardrobe but little other storage, the big problem with this hotel is the extra expense, the breakfast of continental is built into the cost as are the eggs anyway you like but if you want to go off piste with some holandaise sauce or pancakes you are talking about 20 Euros a time - each the coffee was good and flowing, if you want a glass of milk apparently that was expensive too on the plus side the view was simply stunning. We couldn't afford to eat at the hotel, nor it seems did anyone else and drinks before or at the end of the evening was around 25 euros for a Gin and tonic that's ¬£50 a couple, needless to say we didn't see anyone at the bar either so there was a lack of atmosphere, it's fair to say that Taoramina is very expensive with drinks ranging from 18 euros a time so beware and a bottle of Pinot Grigio from the little shop is 11 euros, but that's worth having on the balcony. Would we stay again - absolutely but just on a B&B basis without any extras ( bottle of water 4 euros ) This hotel needs to wake up and bring the costs down to get the customers spending and make a profit - one last thing, we were round the pool and given a ribbon tied scroll, offering us the chefs special ice cream at ¬£18 a time, don't they wonder why no one is eating or drinking - Go and enjoy the very very busy town with fantastic people watching and loads of eating places - unbelievable !
putts2017 - Woking, United Kingdom
This hotel is so overrated, very expensive and full of hidden charges. My family were treated like second class citizens. The reception staff was horrible to deal with and very rude. Would never stay here again! Ordered a cold glass of milk for a 1 year old and charged 16euros.
naysss86 - Greater Melbourne, Australia
We loved this hotel. It's small, intimate and gorgeous. The service is excellent, the staff is very friendly and professional and ready to make your stay just perfect. The view from the hotel is stunning and it's proximity to the town is a plus. The room is comfortable and nicely done, I really liked the bathroom and the rain shower. We didn't eat there so I cannot comment on the food. We had cocktails in the beautiful roof terrace overlooking the sea. I just love this hotel and enjoyed my stay.
Bluerosa667 - Tel Aviv, Israel
Great hotel , staff are fantastic always keen to help and very pleasant. Location is excellent 2 minute walk to the main town centre. Pool and pool area is a a great place to relax and refresh. Will definitely be back.
This was the best hotel from our trip to Sicily. We were greeted and given a tour of the property. We felt like we were the most special guests they had. My son found out that there was an Eddie Vedder concert while we were there from the front desk. Irene and the manager went out of their way to get him tickets and have them delivered to the hotel. They made us feel like family. The breakfast was the best that we had at any of the hotels. The pool was beautiful - I couldn't get my granddaughter out of it. I can't say enough good things about this place. We can't wait to return!
Phyllis011 - Alexandria, Virginia