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Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Loved this hotel in every way. From the minute we arrived to leaving today all staff were very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The hotel overlooks a wonderful Cove. The beach is shaley not sand or pebbles. We are not beach people but loved to relax here as there were plenty of beds with towels provided & staff to help you. Waiters checked regularly to see if you wanted to order food or drink. Pool area is lovely. Not huge but sufficient to relax & enjoy. The whole hotel is spotlessly clean. Numerous different terraces & rooms to chill out. Breakfast had a huge selection. Didn't have an evening meal as there are too many restaurants nearby. Cable car which takes you into Taormina centre is a 2 minute walk & is €3 per ride & goes until about 1 o'clock in the morning. Bar drinks are not cheap but this is probably to be expected from a 5 star hotel. Get a sea view room. It's well worth it for the view. Plus you get a lovely terrace with table & chairs plus some rooms have sun loungers and jacuzzi plunge pools on them. We would definitely stay here again if in sicily.

Excellent accommodation and staff. However , the evening meals where not up to the Michelin grade listed. Menu range of choice was very limited and the fillet steak tasted disgusting ! Perhaps it was Kangaroo or Ostrich. The cooking was creative but not appealing- too quirky! The beach is definitely NOT sand! It was not pebbles either. It consisted of mainly a course and very unpleasant sharp shingle silicate which led very quickly [ 0.5mtrs ] to piles of large lethal hidden rocks. Very steep slope to deep water , wife unable to access the water because of this. TAKE STRONG BEACH SHOES!! The beds were impossible to adjust / move and the fixed parasols offered very little shade. Water in early June was fantastic with good snorkelling and many fish. Many excellent small good value restaurants nearby

Excellent hotel with extremely pleasant and attentive staff in ALL areas - even the private beach! I couldn't really fault it, except the bath was very slim (even for me a size 10). Such a lovely place with lots of facilities and a gorgeous breakfast eating area outside looking over the small picturesque bay.

The hotel is in a fantastic position on a cove in the mazzoro area. (not far from the cable car to Taoromina). The hotel is well established and provides an exceptional level of service on all fronts. They are there to cater for guest needs at all times. We had dinner there one night as well and was also excellent.

This superb hotel is in a prime position, smack in the middle of its tiny sheltered bay, with direct access to a private sandy beach, where you can sunbathe, go snorkelling or take excursions as you wish. Even in early May, the sea temperature is not as cold as it is on a UK seaside holiday in August. The views from the sea-view room balconies are positively paintable (see photograph) - definitely worth the extra. The staff are quite outstanding. They were, without exception, kind, helpful, cheerful and efficient. The array of pastries, fresh fruit and delicacies in the early morning made breakfast time a delight, served on the spacious outdoor terrace overlooking the bay. I was less keen on the menu for dinner: the chef is clearly very talented and skilful, but there is a menu offering far too much choice, and every single dish listed seemed to consist of contrived, unnecessarily elaborate variations on and deviations from classic Italian/Sicilian cooking. There was no plain Spaghetti alle Vongole, no Scallopine al Marsala, no Saltimbocca alla Romana.... no Maccherroni alla Norma. Instead there were fussy "nouvelle cuisine" compositions, with questionable combinations (e,g, chocolate with a deep-fried seafood appetiser), eccentric and over-confident spicing (pears poached in red wine and reeking powerfully of cloves served with pork fillet), and lots of drizzling! Chef trying too hard. Quite unnecessary. I discussed this all with my waitress. "So... do you not like this style of cooking?" she asked. "No," I said. "Neither do I!" she replied, and cleared my plates, Nonetheless, THIS HOTEL IS BRILLIANT!

We spent one week at this hotel in May 2017 and enjoyed our stay tremendously. Our room was standard but spacious and the sea view was breathtaking. It is a quiet płace, which we appreciated. The hotel staff were very friendly and went out of there way to help. Food was excellent and beatiffully presented (a la carte). There is a very useful hotel shuttle bus which takes guests twice a day to the city o Taormina, but you can albo walk there (the way down is very easy). There is also a scenic całe car , unfortunately it was closed during our stay.

We stayed in Mazarro Sea Palace for a week in September 2016. I had an accident a couple of weeks before going to Sicily and had injured my leg, which unfortunately curtailed my walking, etc. The hotel staff were brilliant and couldn't do enough for me. The hotel faces the sea and has stunning views, from the restaurant, bedrooms and terrace area. There is a lovely cove directly below the hotel, with easy access. Breakfast is excellent, plenty of choice. We stayed on a B and B basis, so did not eat dinner in the hotel, but there are a number of extremely good restaurants just a few metres from the hotel. The Sea Palace is situated on the beach area below Taormina, a few hundred metres from the funicular which brings one up to Taormina in a few minutes. There are a few shops and small mini-markets near the hotel. A pianist played on the terrace nightly, so pleasnt to sit outside, looking at the lights and listening to the waves lapping in on the beach...heavenly! We would highly recommend Sea Palace Mazarro, for the friendlines and helpfulness of every single staff member, for the superb breakfasts and the peace and relaxation when sitting out on our beautiful balcony. Go there!

Very luxurious hotel! A first class experience all around. Would recommend to any and all friends! Awesome location two minutes to the cable car that runs continuously until 11pm right into Taormina, but also restaurants right by the hotel as well. On a magnificently beautiful bay. The rooms are stunning--everything first class. A huge inlaid marble balcony overlooking one of the most beautiful bays in Sicily, big, comfortable beds, super lux fixtures in bathrooms w big fluffy towels, immaculately clean. Gorgeous private beach on a lovely cove with rocks to climb for the big kids. The staff bend over backwards to be helpful. We requested an extra bed and it was there in minutes, requested a chair for our balcony and two chairs and a table appeared pronto, unlimited big fluffy towels at the pool. Elegant and helpful staff are always asking to help. The restaurant is very elegant, so bring some nice clothes. Breakfast was very nice, but at dinner, the food was overpriced w small portions and the staff were disorganised. It was pre-season, so maybe they were in training, but were slow and kept messing up our order. Food was special and high quality though and it's very nice to sit in the lobby with a drink and enjoy the live piano music afterwards.

Ho soggiornato varie volte in questo bell'albergo affacciato sulla magnifica baia di Mazzarò. La vista dalle terrazze e dalle stanze lato mare è magnifica. Il Mazzarò Sea Palace è posizionato proprio "sulla" spiaggia (di sassi) e il personale addetto fornisce con gentilezza tutti i servizi necessari (lettini, asciugamani, ecc.). In terrazza c'è una bella piscina. Le stanze sono pulite e ben arredate. La palestra non è male. Il personale è gentile ma gli addetti alla reception dovrebbero regalare qualche sorriso in più. Buono il servizio di car valet. Bello il ristorante e molto buona la colazione. I prezzi delle stanze sono in linea con gli altri "cinque stelle" di Taormina.

Mein Mann und ich haben uns hier sehr wohl gefühlt. Das Hotel ist gerade frisch renoviert. Sehr ansprechend. Wir wurden herzlich in Empfang genommen und die ganze Zeit unseres Aufenthaltes sehr nett und freundlich behandelt. Ganz besonders muss ich hier Emily erwähnen, die unser absoluter "Liebling" während unseres Urlaubes war. Immer freundlich, immer nett und herzlich. Ganz toll. Vielen Dank, liebe Emily. Ein weiterer besonderer und sehr herzlicher Dank geht an die netten und überaus zuvorkommenden Herren, die sich um den Pool und die Liegen am Meer gekümmert haben. Habe selten aufmerksameres Personal erlebt als hier. Jede kleine Regung wurde von den netten Herren wahrgenommen und ohne das man jemanden rufen musste, standen sie einem immer hilfreich zur Seite. Toller Service. Vielen Dank. Wir hatten ein Doppelzimmer mit Blick auf die tolle Mazza-Bucht. Herrlich. Das Frühstück ist toll. Für jeden etwas dabei und noch eine Kochstation auf der Terrasse, an der man sich frische Eierspeisen zubereiten lassen konnte. Mittags einen kleinen Snack und abends Wein und live Musik am Klavier mit Gesang. Hier waren wir auf keinen Fall zum letzten Mal.

Via Nazionale 147 Taormina ME

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Lido Mazzaro
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Mazzaro, Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace is adjacent to Lido Mazzaro with other popular attractions like Greek Theatre within a couple of miles (3 km). This 88-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. It's on the waterfront and also near Spisone Beach and San Pancrazio Church.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


All 88 soundproofed rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

At Grand Hotel Mazzarò Sea Palace, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a health club, and a rooftop terrace. Transportation is made easy with limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and a business center.

Room options

Double Room Single Use

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Suite, Private Pool

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Economy Double Room, Multiple Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 23 reviews