Villa Diodoro Hotel4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Taormina one of the beautiful town in Sicily. We stayed 7 nights at this nice hotel, with great location.The room was with balcony and with sea view, it was clean, comfortable and we had great views of the sea from the balcony and the view of Etna volcano. The dining room was elegant and breakfast more than adequate and clean, we went in bus to Castelmola, and high recommended , a very nice park near by and lovely walk to town, only 10minites .Taormina got a great restaurants .We hired a taxi to Bar Vitelli(the godfather bar)at the village of Savoca, and cost us £100 for a day. we went to eat out everyday, we enjoyed the Sicilian pasta . We will come back to this hotel and Taoromina, as we love the Sicilian people.
We stayed here as part of a group. We had an excellent comfortable room with amazing views of the bay and mountains. Some of the public areas are a little worn especially the carpets but there are interesting period pieces in a lot of the public rooms. We had breakfast and dinner in their amazing and beautifully decorated dining room which has panoramic views of the sea and Mt Etna. Breakfast is as other reviewers have said more than adequate with a nice choice of continental style food with a token 'English' bacon and scrambled eggs. The staff were very friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The evening meals were in general tasty but served less than hot - perhaps due to the size of our tour group . There is a steep climb from the hotel entrance to the road and it is not possible for coaches to gain access. Arrangements were made to transport us from the bus station by mini bus to the hotel. Taormina is a lovely town with an abundance of restaurants and boutique style shops there is also the Greek Roman amphitheatre which is well worth a visit. We spent a very enjoyable day exploring the immediate surrounds with a trip on the cable car and a visit to Isola Bella - a little island connected to the mainland by a foot causeway . Unfortunately as it was out of season we could not explore the entire island but staff kindly pointed out the major features.
Taormina was our last stop during our tour of Sicily. We stayed 2 nights at this nice hotel, great location. The room was clean and comfortable and we had great views of the sea from the balcony. The dining room was elegant and breakfast more than adequate, we went for breakfast early as there were quite a few tour parties and the place gets busy. The tour bus had to drop us off some distance away as the road leading to the hotel is narrow. The hotel is adjacent to a lovely park from which you get great views of Taormina and is within walking distance to great restaurants and the rather touristy yet beautiful town. Show less
A few reviews have stated the hotel is old and worn. Not our impression at all-some lovely old pieces of furniture in the public areas and an air of quiet charm. Located 5/10 minutes from the town centre,which can be approached on the level via a beautiful park full of fascinating “follies”. Maybe we struck lucky but our side sea view room gave us a splendid view of Taormina and Etna from its elegant tiled and wrought iron balcony. One or two of the electric sockets were a bit ancient but everything worked fine. As said by others,breakfast is no more than ok but it’s certainly not poor,either. The bacon and eggs are warm to begin with but can be cool if you leave it till late. There are various breads and rolls,toast,croissants,cold meats,cheeses,cereals,a rather limited variety of fruit ,yoghurts etc. Put it this way-far more choices than at home! The chandeliered dining room is MAGNIFICENT and affords beautiful views across to Etna and the sea. We had heard from friends that dining in Taormina can be pricey so opted for half board. Absolutely no regrets-dinners were elegantly presented and delicious,with the added bonus of the impressive dining room. ONLY minus point is the very steep hotel drive up to the road. However,there are also steps and a handrail right outside the main hotel door. I have arthritic feet and asthma but used the steps with no bother,cunningly pausing halfway up. Would we go there again? YES! PS All excursions out seem to start out very early in the morning,ie 6-8 a.m.
To wake up with a view across the bay of snow-capped Mount Etna every morning was something of a magical experience.Make sure you get a room with the volcano in sight! Good breakfast, comfortable, pretty well equipped room (no proper working desk and chair, though improvisation was possible with the bureau and the bed) - and a balcony with a simply amazing view.Excellent bathroom, comfortable bed. Huge, comfortable bar with a large outside terrace (Etna in view); swimming pool and lots more I didn't explore because I was at a meeting in another hotel. The town of Taormina is enchanting. Four days of bliss in a remarkable place - and lots more to explore within easy reach in the rich landscape of Sicily if you have time and transport..
Old fashioned and dated place with strange logistics internally. My room was fine; clean and well maintained. There are no curtains so you have to utilise the electric shutters. The breakfast was pretty dire - cold food is the order of the day - cold tea, coffee, cold scrambled eggs, cold bacon. Staff nice and helpful but are up against a lot of running about to cope with the buffet which is miles from the kitchens. Bar service in the lounge good. Great views from the terrace across to Etna. Well positioned in relation to the town
At one time, many years ago, this hotel may have been a 4 star hotel. But definitely not today! The interior of the hotel is very dated, with old carpet, dated decor, and a dusty smell. There was no soap dish in the bathroom and only one bar of soap given for the shower and the sink. We did not get a room with a view and regret it. I think we had the smallest room in the hotel with a garden view. Our room was small and crowded and lacked adequate storage. There was an antique desk at the foot of the bed with a drop down top. If you drop the top down it blocked the walkway between the desk and the bed so you couldn't cross to the other side of the room! As we walked down the hallway to and from our room looking at other rooms being cleaned, we could see that every other room was much larger and more spacious than ours. There was no coffee pot in the room. The room came with metal roll down shades that were so noisy to raise and lower, you would instantly wake up if a neighbor opened theirs in the morning. And you can't access the balcony if the shades are lowered. There was also bad insulation so you can hear your neighbors. We felt like we had to whisper if we got in late so as not to wake the neighbors. And the blow dryer was so loud you could hear it all the way down the hallway with the door closed. The best thing about the hotel was the views of Mt Etna from the patio, bar and pool...amazing! I will not stay here every again, unless they remodel.
Wonderful hotel. Staff was great. Beautiful dining room and wonderful breakfast. Within walking distance to great restaurants and the beautiful town of Taormina. Would definitely visit again. The pool area was delightful with wonderful views. Although the water was quite cold. The pool area restaurant was quite good.
The most selling about this hotel is the view to Etna. Yes, Etna is visible, but from balconies of the more expensive rooms. For those buying in the cheaper rooms the view is ready from the public areas. From cheaper rooms one may see the sea and or the coast. Not bad. Hotel is nicely located in sense it is near the city park and not on the crowded street. Public areas in the hotel are nicely designed. Staff is kind. Of course, you may wait shuttle long time, but it is the Sicily... People want to help you. Breakfast is good. OK, one hot dish (omelet and bacon) is not generous for the 4* hotel as they positions their selves, but not bad. Rooms, hardware is not new, but not worn out and all works fine
This hotel is superb. Quite luxuries but the best feature is that is has superb views of Mt Etna. We watched it change from morning to evening with fascination. The hotel is quite luxurious with an "old school" style. This applies especially to the magnificent dining/breakfast room. It looks as if set up for a wedding but this is standard for this room and the whole hotel. The swimming pool is brilliant, albeit down a lot of steps, and one can spend the whole day here. If you have a car they have onsite parking which is a major bonus in Taormina.
- Steps from Greek Theatre
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Villa Diodoro Hotel places you next to Greek Theatre and within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular attractions like Lido Mazzaro. This 4-star hotel has 102 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Taormina and also a short walk from Parco Duca di Cesaro and Villa Comunale Garden.
Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
All of Villa Diodoro Hotel's 102 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also available.
At Villa Diodoro Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a business center.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 978 reviews