July 13, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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 room was large and beautifully appointed. It was quiet despite being at the front of the hotel. There was a porch off the room if you want to sit outside. The hotel staff was very helpful. My one complaint was the complicated system for getting internet service. If you lealve the hotel grounds, you need to reset when you arrive back. It's possible that this was due to the extreme amount of security at the hotel and all over Taormina in anticipation of the G7 meeting.
ruthgmd44 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This hotel is a prefect combination of relax atmosphere, high quality service, perfect location and boutique type approach. The view on the roof restaurant for breakfast is stunning. The people are very nice. The diner restaurant has a exquisite cuisine with surprising originality and top quality. The size of the hotel is very compelling as it only has a limited number of rooms/guests, which makes it a peaceful jewel in the middle of a busy little town.
The Ashbee Hotel is a beautiful property...simply gorgeous. We received a warm welcome when we arrived and throughout our stay. We had two different rooms. The first one was located in the main building and was luxurious. Everything in the spacious room was well appointed and comfortable. The second room was located in a side building and was also well appointed and had a large patio. The big issue with the second room was mold on the walls and draperies. The hotel was sold out while we were there, so there was not an opportunity to move to a different room. The Ashbee Hotel did right by me when I raised the issue to them, which I appreciate. However, the mold in that room did not suddenly appear. It was in that state for quite some time and should have been remediated. One other negative about the room was the extremely slow wi-fi connection throughout the stay. Breakfast each morning on the terrace was spectacular. There was a large variety of food and beverages. The coffee was excellent. We had dinner one evening at the main restaurant, with delicious food and friendly service. The hotel is a short walk to the heart of Taormina. I would return to this hotel the next time I am in Taormina.
essenceofcapri - Cleveland, Ohio
The building and gardens of this hotel are without doubt very beautiful. The location is excellent for both the main town and access to the cable car to the beach. The staff were wonderful. Nino welcomed us in a very friendly manner and made some great suggestions for what to do during our stay in Taormina. Irene (reception) was also extremely friendly and helpful when it came to making plans for our excursions to Mount Etna (brilliant) & Villa Romana del Casale (absolutely amazing). Our superior room did smell damp and lacked a few shelves/drawers for storage. The wifi in the room (away from the main building) wasn't great. The bathroom looked fab but there was no extractor fan which didn't help with the damp, in fact the bathroom door didn't shut due to the damp patch above it. However I am being picky here and it really didn't stop us having a fantastic trip. Oh and I don't know if this is bad all year (or even every year) but insect repellent was definitely a must for us in October!
Katy H - Worcestershire
This is definitely one of the best hotels we have stayed in. Great setting, super room, the staff were so friendly and obliging, housekeeping was superb. The breakfast was served on a terrace with a wonderful view and this doubled as a bar on the evening where you can sit on the terrace and enjoy a pre or post dinner drink. Overall we can highly recommend a visit.
busybee60 - york